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Students to participate in remote learning http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/134Students to participate in remote learning <p>​On April 12, the Ontario government announced that all schools in Ontario will move to remote learning following the Spring Break in order to suppress the spread of COVID-19. </p><p>As a result, all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students currently participating in in-person learning will now participate in remote learning until further notice. Students will receive and complete assigned coursework through the virtual learning platform established by their teacher (either Google Classroom or Desire2Learn [D2L]). Your child’s teacher will contact you beginning on Monday, April 19 to discuss next steps, including information on how to access technology, if required, for the purpose of remote learning. School programming is expected to be in full operation through remote learning by Wednesday, April 21. Please note that transportation services will not be available during the remote learning period.</p><p>Parents/guardians of students in special education classes will be contacted by their child’s teacher beginning on Monday, April 19 regarding programming and transportation arrangements. School programming is expected to be in full operation by Wednesday, April 21.</p><p>Students currently enrolled in the Learn@Home program will continue to attend class virtually. Learn@Home classes will resume on Monday, April 19.</p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a>.<br><div><br></div>
DELF Registration is Openhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/152DELF Registration is Open<p><strong>DELF Registration is Open</strong></p><p>· In June, the SCDSB will be hosting the DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Lange Française) proficiency exam</p><p>· Anyone who is currently enrolled in or has completed a Grade 12 French course (Core or Extended) is eligible</p><p>· You can choose your level (A2, B1 or B2) </p><p>· The cost is $25 and it is now set up in SchoolCashOnline.</p><p>· Your SchoolCashOnline receipt bears the reference number needed to successfully register for the DELF. <strong>Keep a copy of your receipt</strong></p><p>· <strong>Registration is</strong> <strong>open as of</strong> <strong>9am on March 30th and closes on April 16th at 4pm</strong> (first-come-first-served) </p><p>We encourage candidates to pay their fee and register as soon as possible. For more information, visit the website below:</p><p><a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/secondary/program_options/french_as_a_second_language/delf">https://www.scdsb.on.ca/secondary/program_options/french_as_a_second_language/delf</a><br></p><p>​</p>
Grad Spirit Wear!http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/151Grad Spirit Wear!<p>​GBD Grads!</p><p>New for our grads this year are some commemorative spirit wear pieces!  This is an exciting time for you!  Keep the memory going with a hoodie or t-shirt that's been specially designed for you to remember this amazing milestone in your life!  The future is waiting for you!<br></p><p>Ordering is now open, and will close at midnight, Sunday, April 18th.  Visit <a href="https://bit.ly/GBDGrads2021">https://bit.ly/GBDGrads2021</a> to see the full selection.  A variety of colors and logos are available.</p><p>For any questions, please call the school or email <a href="mailto:tduguay@scdsb.on.ca">tduguay@scdsb.on.ca</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
March Newsletterhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/150March Newsletter<p>​<a href="/Documents/March%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 2021.pdf</a></p>
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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0563c1;text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"></span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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 French Immersionhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/143GBDSS French Immersion<div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/EC2OI7Wdy9A" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><p><br></p>
Course Selections for 2021-2022http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/148Course Selections for 2021-2022<p>​Current GBDSS students need to submit their course selections for the 2021-2022 school year by March 8, 2021.<br></p><p>Visit the <a href="/departments/guidance/course-selection">Course Selection page</a> for informational videos and the course calendar. <br></p><p>If you have further questions, scheule a <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHPpotX2bItYcUh3zRWmZuIhCugsu1FDPSiI2MU_ByCGsIFg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0">Guidance Appointment</a> or contact our Guidance Department.<br></p><p><br></p><p>Andy St.Amant (Surnames A-K)<br></p><p>astamant@scdsb.on.ca, 705-526-7817 x42408<br></p><p><br></p><p>Traci St.Amant (Surnames L-Z)<br></p><p>tstamant@scdsb.on.ca, 705-526-7817 x42407<br></p>
General Guidance Appointment Requests Formhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/133General Guidance Appointment Requests Form<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:15pt;"><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHPpotX2bItYcUh3zRWmZuIhCugsu1FDPSiI2MU_ByCGsIFg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link"><span style="color:#673ab7;text-decoration:none;">General Guidance Appointment Requests Form</span></a></span><br></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">This form is for students to create an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor.  Due to Covid-19, there are limited in-person appointments allowed at this time.   Once this form is completed, students will be contacted through their school email account to either make potential course changes or address the concern of their  appointment request. Should an in-person appointment be required, students will be contacted and a time scheduled.</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><br></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
February Newsletterhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/147February Newsletter<p>​<a href="/Documents/February%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />February 2021.pdf</a></p>
SCDSBhub –A Guide for Student and Familieshttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/146SCDSBhub –A Guide for Student and Families<p class="x_MsoNormal"><em>GBD Parents and Guardians,</em></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><em>In addition to the email that was sent out on Friday regarding our switch to Hybrid Learning – we are sending along an information guide on how to navigate the SCDSB Hub for students and parents.  We have lots of support in our building as well with our Student Success team, so please reach out if you or your student is having challenges and we will help guide you through them.  <br></em></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><a href="/Documents/The%20SCDSBhub_%20A%20Guide%20for%20Students%20and%20Families.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />The SCDSBhub_ A Guide for Students and Families.pdf</a><br><em></em></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><em>Thank you and have a great day,<br></em></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><em>GBDSS</em><br><em></em></p>