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Sleep Issues - Register nowhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/95Sleep Issues - Register now<p>​</p><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:15px;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#323130;background-color:#ffffff;"><p align="center" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-align:center;margin-bottom:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">REGISTER NOW for “Sleep Issues: what to do when you run out of sheep”</span></strong></p><p align="center" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-align:center;margin-bottom:0px;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Thursday, February 6, 7:30 PM, at the MCC</span></strong></p><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><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:#0432ff;"> </span></p></div><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Sleep is a vital part of our being. We think about, we sometimes crave it and we know when it eludes us. Sleep occupies one third of our lives. Come and learn more about it. We promise to keep you awake!</span></p><p align="center" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-align:center;margin-bottom:0px;"> </p><p align="center" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-align:center;margin-bottom:0px;"><img data-imagetype="AttachmentByCid" data-custom="AAMkADA5YWNhM2I4LTljNGQtNDI3My04NTBlLWM3MDViNjY2NGJiZQBGAAAAAAAROu%2BoAN0xTqndHfdSKZHIBwBLzMhVkKM8Rq0f4E8akSu5AAAAAAEMAABLzMhVkKM8Rq0f4E8akSu5AATFEfxNAAABEgAQAAL30O7HzORNr1YI67Ev3o8%3D" border="0" alt="" style="margin:5px;padding:0px;border-width:0px;border-style:initial;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;cursor:pointer;width:640px;" /></p><p align="center" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-align:center;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Learn about the science of sleep and how our health can benefit from a good night’s sleep. Hear about the downsides when we fail to get enough uninterrupted sleep including; dementia, cardiovascular disease, bedmate’s frustration, fatigue and mood or temperament changes.</span></p><p align="center" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;text-align:center;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;"><br></span></p><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Joining us on our panel of experts are a clinical psychologist, <strong>Anita Federici</strong>; an internist and respirologist, <strong>Adarsh Tailor</strong>; and a dentist with a specific interest in obstructive sleep patterns, <strong>Don Farquhar</strong>.</span></p><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;"><br></span></p><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Our three experts will delve into medical conditions that interfere with sleep, like sleep apnea, which is snoring due to airway obstruction and frequent stoppages of breathing. When treated, cardiac and brain health and sleep will improve. For those who don’t have a medical cause for sleep disturbances, we will review several practical ways to fix or alleviate your sleep stresses. We all know that a change of lifestyle, less eating, smoking and drinking, and more exercise, will make a difference!  Beyond this, what are the pros and cons of sleeping pills? Is sleeping solo an option? Will yoga or a new pillow help? If I get out of bed, can I solve my free floating anxiety? How can I manage my changes in sleep patterns with aging and special conditions, like shift work and a new baby at home? Take home many helpful hints and learn why healthy sleep means a healthy life!</span></p><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;"><br></span></p><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Admission for this event is free with registration, </span><a href="https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/our-health-sleep-issues-what-to-do-when-you-run-out-of-sheep-tickets-84742255367" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:13pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Register</span></strong></a></p><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Online videos are available for these events at </span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;"><a href="http://www.midlandculturalcentre.com/OurHealth" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"><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:#0432ff;">Our Health Videos</span></strong></a></span><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;"> (Rogers subscription not required)</span></p><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0432ff;">Last minute seating is often available on a first-come first serve basis on the evening of the event. However, the best way to ensure a seat is to register in advance.</span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:15px;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#323130;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;margin-bottom:0px;"> </p></div><p><br></p>
Know when your bus is going to be late or cancelled.http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/80Know when your bus is going to be late or cancelled.<p>​<span style="font-size:14pt;">With the winter weather upon us we suggest that parents, guardians and most importantly students subscribe to receiving notifications for bus information. Once subscribed you will receive an email with instructions.  Why stand at your bus stop wondering if your bus is late when you can receive notifications with late or cancelled information. Visit <a href="https://scstc.ca/subscriptions/login.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"> https://scstc.ca/subscriptions/login.aspx</a> to subscribe. </span></p>
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed to students Wednesday, Dec. 11http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/116SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed to students Wednesday, Dec. 11<p><br></p><p>On Dec. 6, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario, with the first occurring on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards affected. In the SCDSB, OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</p><p>Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with rotating one-day strikes today in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the SCDSB.</p><p><strong>All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.</strong></p><p>All secondary out-of-school activities will also be cancelled on Dec. 11.</p><p><strong>Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students.</strong></p><p>For ongoing updates, visit the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).</p><p>Thank you for your understanding.<br></p>
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/115SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4<div>On Nov. 28, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Wednesday, Dec. 4. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</div><div><br></div><div>Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario today, Wednesday, Dec. 4.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div>All secondary out-of-school activities are cancelled on Dec. 4.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools remain open to students.</strong></div><div><br></div><div>For ongoing updates, visit the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).<br></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you for your understanding.<br></div>
Book your Graduation Photos!http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/94Book your Graduation Photos!<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-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Attention graduates! Grad photos are starting on November 26th. Don’t miss out, book your appointment now, visit <a href="http://www.bookmygrad.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:purple;text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:windowtext;">www.bookmygrad.ca</span></a></span></p><div class="LPBorder219363" style="margin:16px 0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;width:771px;max-width:800px;min-width:424px;"><table role="presentation" style="font:inherit;padding:12px;width:745px;border-width:1px;border-style:solid;border-color:#c8c8c8;border-radius:2px;"><tbody><tr valign="top" style="border-spacing:0px;"><td style="width:739px;"><div style="margin:0px 8px 12px 0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:21px;line-height:inherit;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_light, "segoe ui light", "segoe wp light", "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.bookmygrad.ca/" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;">Book Your Grad Session » Edge Imaging</a></div><div style="margin:0px 8px 12px 0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:inherit;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#666666;max-height:100px;overflow:hidden;">Congratulations, graduate! It’s time to celebrate your milestone with professional graduation portraits. Are you with the University of Guelph? Book your</div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:inherit;font-family:wf_segoe-ui_normal, "segoe ui", "segoe wp", tahoma, arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#a6a6a6;">www.bookmygrad.ca</div></td></tr></tbody></table></div><p></p><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:15px;line-height:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></p><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">Our school code is GBY</span></strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"></span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"> </span></p></div><div style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;"><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 12pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">There are 4 options to choose from! Please choose the option that works best for you. Even if you are not planning on purchasing your grad photos please have your photo taken in order to be included on the composite and in the yearbook.  </span></p></div></div><p><br></p>
School Spirit Wearhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/93School Spirit Wear <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">This year's selection of spirit wear is now available for order!  Check out our full selection <span style="background:none 0% 0% repeat scroll white;">online at <a href="http://bit.ly/GBDSpiritWear" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">http://bit.ly/GBDSpiritWear</a> </span><a href="http://bit.ly/GBDSpirit"><span style="background:none 0% 0% repeat scroll white;"></span></a>  This link can also be found on the scroll bar at the top of the main page of the school's website, and order forms are available either in the front office or at The Bear Nook, our new school store.  Find out more about The Bear Nook on Instagram @thebearnook.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"> </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Spirit wear orders will only be taken until<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">November 17th at midnight,</strong> with all items arriving early December, just in time for the holidays.  What a great gift idea for yourself, your child, or someone else!  </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;background:none 0% 0% repeat scroll white;">For any questions, please contact Trina Duguay at the school at 705-526-7817, or by email at <a href="mailto:tduguay@scdsb.on.ca">tduguay@scdsb.on.ca</a>.  </span><span style="color:black;"></span></p>
Ontario University Regional Information Fairhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/90Ontario University Regional Information Fair<h2>​Join us in the great hall on Wednesday, October 9 for the Ontario Universities Regional Information Fair</h2><p>GBDSS is hosting the Ontario Universities Regional Information Fair, October 9, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm.  The Regional Fairs allows students to gather information about Ontario's 21 universities, including programs, campus life and anything else that may help you make a decision about which Ontario university to choose.  </p>
Interim Report Cardshttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/91Interim Report Cards<h3>​Interim report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, October 11, 2019</h3>
Picture Retake Dayhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/92Picture Retake Day<h3>​Wednesday, October 16 is Picture retake day. This will be the last chance for students who have not yet had a student photo taken or for picture retakes. School photos are required for all students as identification for student cards. Purchase of photos from the school photographer is not required to have I.D. photographs taken.</h3>
GBDSS Open House - Thursday, September 19http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/89GBDSS Open House - Thursday, September 19<p>​Please join us this evening for our Open House from 5 pm to 7 pm. <br></p>