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Kindergarten Orientation Slide Deck September 2022 Orientation Slide Deck September 2022<p><a href="file:///C:/Users/aholder/Downloads/Copy%20of%20Kindergarten%20Orientation%202022_2023-%20Edited%20copy%20April%202022.pdf" title="Kindergarten Slide Deck">file:///C:/Users/aholder/Downloads/Copy%20of%20Kindergarten%20Orientation%202022_2023-%20Edited%20copy%20April%202022.pdf</a><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Here you will find a copy of our slide deck for our Kindergarten Students.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">We are so excited to welcome all of the students at Innisfil Central this year.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="background-color:transparent;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We look forward to learning and growing with you and your child, and to welcoming your child to Kindergarten in September! </span><br></p>
Committed To Our Community To Our Community<p>​<span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;white-space:pre-wrap;">H</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;font-style:italic;white-space:pre-wrap;">ere at ICPS, we would like to promote a unified community that stands up and embraces acceptance, inclusion, equity and diversity. We would like to highlight and celebrate the cultural diversity in our community.</span></p><span><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We are asking that you share with us your family heritage so that we can ensure our resources, our displays and our actions are inclusive of all cultures in our school community.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">A student here at ICPS would like to present what her Jamaican heritage means to her. She is wondering if there are any other students with a Jamaican background and would they like to be a part of the presentation she is creating for the school. Afterwards, she would like to move forward with other cultures.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:arial;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;font-style:italic;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please consider completing this form so we may better understand the rich cultural diversity in our community.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href=""><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please click here to complete the form.</span></a></p><div><br></div></span><p><br></p>
Daily COVID-19 Screening COVID-19 Screening<p>​</p><p><strong>Daily COVID-19 self-assessment</strong><br><strong> </strong>Families are asked to ensure that their child(ren) complete and pass the COVID-19 self-screening tool daily prior to attending school. Based on the recommendation of the OCMOH, the <a href="">daily COVID-19 self-screening tool</a> has been updated and includes a more sensitive COVID-19 symptom list as well as the requirement for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate and stay home, regardless of vaccination status. </p><p><br><br></p><p> </p><p><br></p>
Kindergarten Registration for September 2022 Registration for September 2022 <p>​<strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Kindergarten registration for September 2022 is open!</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><br> Kindergarten is the beginning of a wonderful journey of learning, and we want your child to begin their journey in a SCDSB school! Do you have a child who is turning four in 2022? If so, we invite you to register your child for kindergarten. To register online or for more information visit:</span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;line-height:115%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> /kindergarten</span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">.<strong> </strong></span><br></p>
Supervision Start Time at ICPS Start Time at ICPS<p>​Parents, please know that if you drop your child off at the school before 9 am, they are not being supervised by school staff.<br></p><p>Teachers are on duty as of 9 am to supervise students.<br></p><p>In the rare instance of a family emergency/scheduling crisis, we are willing to help out parents and accept a student to come into the school before 9 am.  That way, they are safe.  This is not something that could become a regularly scheduled drop off.<br></p><p>Parents that have students who are regularly dropped off before 9 am (those that are not in our before school daycare), will be contacted by the school.  These students will, of course, be brought into the school for their safety and well-being.  <br></p><p>Please work with us to keep all of our students safe.<br></p>
School Cash for Online Forms and Paying Fees Cash for Online Forms and Paying Fees<div><strong>Online Forms and Pay Fees</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div>The School Cash Online program is used by the SCDSB for online forms and to collect school funds.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Parents/guardians can select to receive email notification when a new item becomes available.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Items are personalized to each student.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Payment can be made by credit card, electronic cheque or using a visa/debit style card.<br></div><div><br></div><div>To create an online account, go to<br></div><p><br></p>
June School/Board Information Now Posted to Website School/Board Information Now Posted to Website<p>​<strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Character attribute for the month of June<br> </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Responsibility - we are accountable for our actions and we follow through on commitments.<strong><br> </strong>More information about Character Education can be found here: <a href=""></a>. <span class="MsoHyperlink"><br> <br> </span></span><strong>June PA Day </strong><br><strong> </strong>Please note that Friday, June 3 is a PA Day for SCDSB elementary students. Please refer to the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar on the SCDSB website for more information: <a href=""></a>.<br></p><p><strong>Free access to community-based tutoring for students</strong></p><p>For all students to achieve success, schools, families and community partners must work collaboratively to increase access to resources, supports and broader learning experiences. The SCDSB offers a wide variety of tutoring programs to support students and their families in accessing needed supports.</p><p>From April 1 to August 31, the SCDSB has funds available to cover costs associated with these tutoring services, when provided by a SCDSB-approved organization. SCDSB families accessing these services are not required to pay the service provider directly.</p><p>For a list of approved organizations and to learn more about how you can access these services, visit <a href=""></a>. <br></p><p><strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Register now for summer child care</span></strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;"><br> </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Child care programs for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are provided by independent, third-party child care operators in some SCDSB schools. To support your child care needs, some operators offer child care over the summer holidays. Registration in advance is required. Please contact the child care operator directly to discuss fees and to register. More information and contact numbers can be found at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>. </span><br></p><p><strong>EarlyON Child and Family Centres</strong></p><p>Did you know that EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free programs, resources, parenting courses and developmental screening, as well as referrals to community programs? All children, prenatal through six years of age, can participate with their parent(s) or caregiver(s). In Simcoe County there are four agencies that deliver EarlyON Child and Family programs. Services are available in English and French and can be explored by visiting <a href=""></a>. EarlyON Child and Family Centre staff are trained in child development and facilitation of educational programs for parents/guardians and children, and are now providing a new parent/child interactive program called <em>Getting Ready for Kindergarten</em> for parents/guardians and children who are starting Kindergarten this fall! Pre-register at <a href=""></a>.<br> <br></p><p><strong>SCDSB family updates and contact information </strong><br>As we continue to plan for the 2022-23 school year, we encourage you to visit the SCDSB website (<a href=""></a>) and social media channels (@SCDSB on Facebook and Instagram and @SCDSB_schools on Twitter) for updates and information over the summer months. If you have recently changed your email address, have a new telephone number or have moved, please contact the school directly to update your information on file so that we can communicate with you effectively, efficiently and securely!<br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Register now for before and after school programs for September 2022</strong></p><p>Register your child(ren) now for the before and after school program at our school for the 2022-23 school year. Your child's space in the program for September 2022 will be considered a priority if completed registration forms have been submitted to the child care operator by <strong>June 30, 2022</strong>.  Please contact YMCA 705 716 9504 to register your child(ren).<br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Take math outdoors this summer! </strong></p><p>Are you looking for ways to promote and extend your child's math learning in the summer? Take math outside! Many of the everyday summer activities that your child engages in provide opportunities for making math practical through meaningful math explorations.</p><p>Number</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Count collections of objects found in nature or on a scavenger hunt</li><li>Calculate rates and speed during running, biking and obstacle races</li><li>Estimate the heights and lengths of natural and manmade objects outside </li></ul><p>Algebra</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Find examples of growing and shrinking patterns in nature</li><li>Code your friend, where one person is the coder, while the other is the robot, and the coder must instruct the robot on how to navigate a path or do a dance around the yard</li></ul><p>Spatial</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Use a park map to plan a route and travel to a new location</li><li>Go on a shape hunt and find shapes in the natural environment</li><li>Examine leaves and other objects to find symmetry</li><li>Estimate and determine elapsed time of road trips and adventures</li></ul><p>Data</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Keep a tally of the different types of birds that come to the feeder or other animals that come into the yard</li><li>Track and graph daily temperatures or precipitation over time</li><li>Track the growth of plants in a vegetable garden and examine how they change over time</li></ul><p>Financial Literacy</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Determine a budget and calculate the costs to refresh a garden</li><li>Set up a lemonade stand and determine costs and sales goals</li><li>Donate gently used outdoor items that you're done with for others to enjoy</li></ul><p>Have fun adding some math joy to your outdoor experiences this summer! <br></p><p><br></p>
Grade 8 Transition to Secondary School - Personal Information Sharing 8 Transition to Secondary School - Personal Information Sharing<p>​As students progress from elementary school to secondary school, important personal student information is shared, which eases each student’s transition to secondary school. Sharing this information also improves our ability to program effectively to benefit all students. The collection and use of personal student information for such purposes is authorized under the Education Act. Please note that all information used for the transition process is limited, secure and protected at all times. Please contact Lisa Coffey, Superintendent of Education, if you would like more information about the transition process from Innisfil Central P.S. to Nantyr Shores S. S..<br></p>
South Simcoe Police Open House This Saturday Simcoe Police Open House This Saturday<p>​<img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><strong>Please join us as we celebrate Police Week!</strong><br></p><p>Stop by our station and say hello to our members, tour our stations, check out our vehicles and learn about what we do. Specialized units on display will include Traffic and Marine, Emergency Response, Forensic Identification, K9, Community Services and Auxiliary. We will also be joined by other community and first responder partners!<br></p><p>North Division Innisfil - 9:30 to 11 am Saturday, May 14<br></p><p>South Division Bradford - 12:30 to 2 pm Saturday, May 14<br></p><p><br></p>
Character Attribute for April - Optimism Attribute for April - Optimism <strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Character attribute for the month of April<br> </span></strong><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">Optimism - we maintain a positive attitude and have hope for the future.<strong><br> </strong>More information about Character Education can be found here: </span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:11pt;line-height:115%;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href="file:///C:/Users/afarrell/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/afarrell/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/3B3BYZ7W/"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"></span></a></span><p><br></p>