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Virtual Grade 8 Nighthttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/174Virtual Grade 8 Night<p>​GBDSS is pleased to host our Virtual Grade 8 Night on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.  We welcome all Future Bears and their families to join us!<br></p><p><font color="#8b0000"><strong>All our live event videos (and more!) can be found at our</strong> <strong>Welcome Future Bears site</strong><strong>:</strong> <a href="https://sites.google.com/scdsb.on.ca/welcome-to-gbdss/home"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">https://sites.google.com/scdsb.on.ca/welcome-to-gbdss/home</span></a></font></p><p><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1"><br></span></p><p><strong>7pm, Virtual Presentation and Q&A</strong><br></p><p>Starting at 7pm, join us for a virtual tour of the school, and a presentation from the Guidance Department, followed by a live virtual Q and A.<br></p><p>Find out more about core courses and electives, graduation requirements, specialized programs, see a sample schedule - and more!<br></p><p>Check out our <a href="https://sites.google.com/scdsb.on.ca/welcome-to-gbdss/home"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">Welcome Future Bears site</span></a><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">,</span> or watch directly on YouTube at <a href="https://youtu.be/q4jPaTvLLzY"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">https://youtu.be/q4jPaTvLLzY</span></a><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>8pm, French Immersion Presentation and Q&A</strong><br></p><p>Find out more about our French Immersion program, including a live Q&A with program teachers.<br></p><p>Check out our <a href="https://sites.google.com/scdsb.on.ca/welcome-to-gbdss/home"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">Welcome Future Bears site</span></a><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">,</span> or watch directly on YouTube at <a href="https://youtu.be/GgclhTmPorU"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-1">https://youtu.be/GgclhTmPorU</span></a><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Bonus: Domino's Pizza Fundraiser!</strong><br></p><p>On January 12th, order from Midland Domino's and get two medium pizzas and a cheesy bread for only $20.99. Proceeds from each order go to support GBDSS!<br></p><p>Use Discount Code: <strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1">6014</strong><br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Questions?</strong><br></p><p>For questions about our event, or about how to register at GBDSS, please contact our Guidance Department at <strong>705-526-7817 x42409</strong>, or email Andy St. Amant, Guidance Dept. Curriculum Leader at <strong>astamant@scdsb.on.c</strong>a<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Virtual%20Grade%208%20Night,%202022%20(Facebook%20Post).png" alt="Virtual Grade 8 Night, 2022 (Facebook Post).png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
January 2022 Newsletterhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/175January 2022 Newsletter<p>​<a href="/Documents/January%20%202022%20Newsletter.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />January 2022 Newsletter.pdf</a></p>
Staff Emailhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/164Staff Email<a href="/Documents/Staff%20Email%20Sem%201%202021-%202022.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Staff Email Sem 1 2021- 2022.pdf</a><br>
Updated Screening Tool Protocolhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/149Updated Screening Tool Protocol<p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Each day, families are asked to ensure that their child(ren) complete the COVID-19 school screening tool prior to coming to school. Secondary school students are required to confirm with their teacher that the COVID-19 school screening tool has been completed at the beginning of each day.</span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:12pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">In an effort to strengthen health and safety measures and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the criteria in the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool has been updated by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.</span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">The updated provincial direction states that students and staff with any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 (as indicated in the screening tool), even those with only one symptom, must stay home until:</span></span></span></p><ul style="margin-bottom:0in;color:#201f1e;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0in;"><li class="x_MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">They receive a negative COVID-19 test result;</span></span></span></li><li class="x_MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional; or,</span></span></span></li><li class="x_MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.</span></span></span></li></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.25in;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">In addition, all asymptomatic household contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine until the symptomatic household member receives a negative COVID-19 test result or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.</span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">If the symptomatic individual tests positive, or is not tested and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from household members) for 10 days from symptom onset, and all household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual.</span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:red;"> </span></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">The updated COVID-19 school screening tool is available on the Ontario government’s website here: </span></span></span><a href="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0563c1;text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</span></span></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">.</span></span></span></p><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:15px;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></strong></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px none;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation. Please reach out to us at 705-526-7817 if you have questions</span></span></p><p><br></p>
GBDSS Launches Junior Bears Leadership Program for Grade 8 Studentshttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/160GBDSS Launches Junior Bears Leadership Program for Grade 8 Students<p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Jr%20Bears%20Leadership%20Course%20Header.png" alt="Jr Bears Leadership Course Header.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p>GBDSS is excited to launch the Junior Bears Leadership Program for Grade 8 students in 2022.<br></p><p>This program will offer students hands-on learning in how to be leaders of tomorrow - all while earning a high school credit!</p><p> Starting in January of 2022, participating students will collaborate with school and community partners to learn how to be the next generation of changemakers. This program will run two evenings per week and is offered entirely free of charge.<br></p><p>For dates, times, frequently asked questions and registration information, visit our full program website at: <a href="https://sites.google.com/scdsb.on.ca/welcome-to-gbdss/jr-bears-leadership">https://sites.google.com/scdsb.on.ca/welcome-to-gbdss/jr-bears-leadership</a><br></p><p><br></p><p>For further information, please contact:<br></p>Hailey McLean<br>Principal, GBDSS<br>hmclean@scdsb.on.ca<br><p>705-526-7817<br></p><p><br></p>

 

 

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School Hours

8:05am-10:35am
Period 1-Week A, Period 3-Week B
10:35am-11:35am
Lunch
11:35am-2:05pm
Period 2-Week A, Period 4-Week B
2:05pm
Dismissal

School Administration

Principal

Hailey McLean

Vice Principal

Edward Baker, Ashley Knight

 

 

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