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October 2021 Newsletterhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/168October 2021 Newsletter<p>​<a href="/Documents/October%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />October 2021.pdf</a></p>
GBDSS Spirit Wear!http://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/167GBDSS Spirit Wear!<p>Our 2021/22 spirit wear is now available for order!  Check out the full selection and ordering deadlines @ <a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://gbdssspirit.itemorder.com/shop/sale/?saleCode%3DAYHWS&data=04%7c01%7cmarcunningham%40scdsb.on.ca%7c822e2ff5b5a5438fb54508d984d5182f%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637686873029813287%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=o1GEppP63RDkAQ8HoUdzJHoGzCQg417PRun9GSdtcow%3D&reserved=0">https://bit.ly/GBDSpiritWear2022</a><br></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>
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>​GBDSS is excited to launch the Junior Bears Leadership Program for Grade 8 students in the upcoming school year. <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>To register, please complete the form below and we will get a registration package to you.  </p><p>Find the form here: <a href="https://forms.gle/UewNhPp7y3ZvHgEk6">https://forms.gle/UewNhPp7y3ZvHgEk6</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><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Reach%20Ahead%20To%20High%20School%20(1).png" alt="Reach Ahead To High School (1).png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Complete Volunteer Hours To Winhttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/161Complete Volunteer Hours To Win<p>​GBDSS invites all current and incoming students to get a jump on their community service hours this summer - to win!<br></p><p>For every 10 hours of community service completed, students will receive an entry into a draw for a Chromebook, in September 2021.<br></p><p>Students need 40 hours of volunteer service to graduate, and start accruing even in the summer before they begin Grade Nine. <span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;">The purpose of this program is to encourage students to develo​p an understanding of the various roles they can play in their community, and to help them develop a greater sense of belonging</span></p><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;">Some students may wish to complete more than 40 hours. Additional hours completed are reflected on students' high school transcripts and often favourably considered by employers and post-secondary institutions. <br></p><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;">For more information about the community involvement hours program, including suggestions of available placements, contact the <a href="/departments/guidance">GBDSS Guidance Department. </a><br></p><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Copy%20of%20Volunteer%20Hours,%20Summer%202021,%20Facebook%20(1).png" alt="Copy of Volunteer Hours, Summer 2021, Facebook (1).png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p style="font-stretch:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:#595959;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://gbd.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
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>
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>
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>