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Students to participate in remote learning http://ban.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>
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTShttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/696DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/April%209,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />April 9, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/April%208,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />April 8, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/April%207,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />April 7, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/April%206,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />April 6, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/April%201,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />April 1, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2031,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 31, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2030,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 30, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2029,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 29, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2026,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 26, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2025,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 25, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2024,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 24, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2023,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 23, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2022,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 22, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2019,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 19, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2018,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 18, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2017,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 17, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2016,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 16, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2015,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 15, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2012,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 12, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2011,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 11, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2010,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 10, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%209,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 9, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%208,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 8, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%205,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 5, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%204,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 4, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%203,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 3, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%202,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 2, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%201,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 1, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><em>No New Announcements - Feb.26/2021</em><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Feb%2025,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Feb 25, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Feb%2024,%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Feb 24, 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Feb%2023%202021%20-%20Daily%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Feb 23 2021 - Daily Announcements.pdf</a><br></p>
Student Daily Screening Linkhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/691Student Daily Screening Link<p>​<a href="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening</a></p>
Need Tech Support? http://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/687Need Tech Support? <p>​If you are having tech difficulties, please use this link to find assistance!</p><p><a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19/technology_support_for_families" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19/technology_support_for_families</a><br></p>
Student Medical Forms & Concussion Protocol Formshttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/310Student Medical Forms & Concussion Protocol Forms<p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-5">Student Medical Plan:</strong><br></p><p>​A completed Student Medical Form (FORM A1420-1 attached) is required each school year, or when a medical need is identified, or when the student transfers to another school, in order to authorize the administration of prescribed medication to students who require it during school hours, or when the medication and/or dosage requirements change.<br>Specific to asthma, every student is now permitted to carry his or her asthma medication if the student has his or her parent’s or guardian’s permission.<br>Parents/guardians and adult students are responsible for ensuring that a current, completed Student Medical Form is signed by a physician and on file at the school.<br>Some students may experience severe life-threatening allergic reactions to bee, hornet, wasp or other flying insect stings or to certain foods or food ingredients such as peanuts. For students with life-threatening allergies, it is recommended that two doses of an epinephrine auto-injector are available on site at school.<br>Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions you may have.</p><p>​<span id="part1"><span><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/FORM%20A1420-1%20Student%20Medical%20Plans.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />FORM A1420-1 Student Medical Plans.pdf</a><br></span></span></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/A1420%20-%208%20PlanOfCare_Diabetes%20May%2018%20(2).docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />A1420 - 8 PlanOfCare_Diabetes May 18 (2).docx</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/A1420%20-%206%20PlanOfCare_Anaphaylaxis%20May%2018%20(1).docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />A1420 - 6 PlanOfCare_Anaphaylaxis May 18 (1).docx</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/A1420%20-%209%20PlanOfCare_Epilepsy%20May%202018%20(1).docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />A1420 - 9 PlanOfCare_Epilepsy May 2018 (1).docx</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/A1420%20-%207%20PlanOfCare_Asthma%20May%2018%20(4).docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />A1420 - 7 PlanOfCare_Asthma May 18 (4).docx</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/A1420%20-%2010%20PlanOfCare_Other%20Medical%20Conditions%20May%2018%20(3).docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />A1420 - 10 PlanOfCare_Other Medical Conditions May 18 (3).docx</a><br><span id="part1"><span></span></span></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5">Concussions:</span><br></strong></p><p><strong>If your son/daughter sustains a concussion - please alert the Main Office</strong>.  We will alert their teachers, guidance councillor and Vice Principal.  Please <span style="text-decoration:underline;">print the Concussion forms</span> and have your <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>medical practitioner</strong></span> fill out the assessment form / clearance form.  Bring the completed copy to the main office or email to Julie Burek at jburek@scdsb.on.ca.</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/A7216%20Student%20Concussion%20Protocol.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />A7216 Student Concussion Protocol.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/FORM%20A7216%20-%201%20Medical%20Concussion%20Assessment%20Form.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />FORM A7216 - 1 Medical Concussion Assessment Form.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/FORM%20A7216%20-%202%20Concussion%20Management%20Plan%20for%20Return%20to%20School%20Plan%20and%20Return%20to%20Physical%20Activity%20Plan.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />FORM A7216 - 2 Concussion Management Plan for Return to School Plan and Return to Physical Activity Plan.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/FORM%20A7216%20-%203%20Concussion%20Medical%20Clearance%20Form.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />FORM A7216 - 3 Concussion Medical Clearance Form.pdf</a><br></p><p></p><p><br></p>
April 2021 - Parent/Guardian Newsletterhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/700April 2021 - Parent/Guardian Newsletter<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/April%202021%20BMHS%20Parent-Guardian%20Newsletter.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />April 2021 BMHS Parent-Guardian Newsletter.pdf</a><br></p>
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Update http://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/698Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Update <p><strong>Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Update </strong></p><p>Beginning April 27th, 2021, students in Grades 10 and 11, and non-graduating Grade 12 students will have the opportunity to attempt the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) at Banting Memorial High School. If successful, this will count towards satisfying the literacy requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). </p><p>Please note that the literacy graduation requirement for all students graduating during the 2020–2021 school year has been waived. </p><p>Should a student who is learning from home within the hybrid system wish to participate in the OSSLT, the student must come into the school and write the test with their class cohort. In this manner, we are ensuring that cohorts are maintained, and that all necessary public health directives and school board health and safety measures continue to be implemented. </p><p>Even with safety measures in place, we recognize that not all families will feel comfortable with their student entering the building and attempting the OSSLT. Please know that we understand that this concern exists, and staff will work with students to ensure that they can complete the literacy requirement for the OSSD in the future. </p><p>Unlike past years, there will not be a dedicated day to the writing of the OSSLT. Instead, all students will be assigned a day to write the OSSLT between April 27th, 2021 and May 21st, 2021. The test format has also changed to an online assessment. Please note that the normal daily school day schedule will be unaffected and will continue as normal. </p><p>We believe that students, working with their teachers, parents/guardians and administrators, can be successful on the OSSLT. Additional information and materials about the OSSLT are posted on the EQAO web site at http://www.eqao.com.</p>
Link Crew Applications for Next Year's Crew!http://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/699Link Crew Applications for Next Year's Crew!<p>​<span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;"><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Link%20Crew%20LOGO.jpg" alt="Link Crew LOGO.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:114px;height:114px;" /><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Link%20Crew%20Sign.png" alt="Link Crew Sign.png" style="margin:5px;width:197px;height:99px;" /><br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;">Attention grade 10 and 11 Banting students!  It's that time of year!!!  <br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;">Are you passionate about making Banting a safe and welcoming place for all students?  <br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;">Do you want to make a difference in our school community?  <br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;">Then Link Crew is for you!  <br></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;">Apply to be a member of Link Crew for 2021-22 at <a href="https://forms.gle/yTwTgbWF91JXjpLLA" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0">https://forms.gle/yTwTgbWF91JXjpLLA</a>  <br></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;">Students must use their school email account to apply.  <br></span></span></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:12pt;background-color:#ffffff;"><span data-ogsc="rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.87)" data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;font-size:13px;font-family:roboto, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;"><span data-ogsb="rgb(255, 255, 255)" style="margin:0px;background-color:#ffffff;display:inline !important;">The deadline for applications is Friday April 30th at 2pm.  <br></span></span></span></p>
*REVISED - Ministry of Education – Community Involvement Graduation Policyhttp://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/697*REVISED - Ministry of Education – Community Involvement Graduation Policy<p class="x_MsoNormal">​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><strong>Ministry of Education – Community Involvement Graduation Policy</strong><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5">To reduce barriers students may face during the Covid 19 pandemic, the total number of community involvement hours have been reduced for students in their graduating year - </span><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5">20 Community Service Involvement Hours (reduced from 40)</em><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5">In addition to this, the ministry has proposed changes to wave a number of policy restrictions.</span></p><ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><strong>This year these will include:</strong></span></p><ol type="1" start="1" style="margin-top:0in;"><li class="x_MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin-bottom:10pt;margin-left:0in;line-height:115%;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><em><span lang="EN-CA">Schools may allow students to earn hours during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day;</span></em><em><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:115%;"></span></em></span></li><li class="x_MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin-bottom:10pt;margin-left:0in;line-height:115%;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><em><span lang="EN-CA">Schools may allow students to earn hours through duties normally performed in the home; and</span></em><em></em></span></li><li class="x_MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin-bottom:10pt;margin-left:0in;line-height:115%;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><em>Schools may allow students aged 14 years and older to count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others.  </em><em><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;"></span></em></span></li></ol><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><br></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span style="font-size:12pt;">In addition, the ministry has waived the requirement that schools use paper-based forms and is permitting school boards to develop their own processes for collecting, recording and validating hours, including allowing electronic signatures.</span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"></span></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Students should continue to seek out and accumulate community involvement hours in accordance with school board policies and procedures, keeping in mind local public health unit recommendations.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Students are encouraged to consider virtual volunteering. There are a number of organizations that provide virtual volunteer opportunities for students. Some of these volunteer opportunities can be found through agencies such as </span><a href="https://www.sparkontario.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5">https://www.sparkontario.ca/</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:0in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA">The following list provides some examples of flexible ways</span>’<span lang="EN-CA"> students could earn community involvement hours in keeping with the purpose of the policy, which is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities, including:</span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;line-height:106%;"></span></span></p><ul><li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Providing tutoring and mentorship supports through:</span></li><ul><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Virtual tutoring to help students with reading, communication and/or other skills</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Teaching online music or dance lessons </span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Hosting art classes for younger students</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Assisting siblings and/or younger students with online learning and schoolwork</span></em></li></ul></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Connecting with and supporting seniors by:</span></li><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="margin-bottom:0in;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><em><span lang="EN-CA">Conversing with seniors virtually, for example, acting as technology mentors or providing a regular check-in to address isolation and build cross-generational friendships</span></em><em><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"></span></em></span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><em><span lang="EN-CA">Joining or creating a letter-writing campaign to seniors</span></em><em><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"></span></em></span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Delivering groceries to elderly/immunocompromised neighbours </span></em></li></ul></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.25in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Supports for families, neighbourhoods and community initiatives:</span></li><ul><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Supporting a family by walking a younger child to and from school </span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Participating in donation pick-ups for not-for-profit organizations</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Coordinating a donation event with a local organization such as a shelter</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Facilitating discussions with newcomer youth or families to help them learn about their new community</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Sewing masks to donate to social agencies</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Shoveling snow and/or performing yard work for a family or neighbour’s family due to extenuating circumstances</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Taking part in neighbourhood litter-pick-up hour</span></em></li></ul></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin-left:60.6pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><li class="x_MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Utilizing social media to connect with their community by: </span></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Organizing a virtual reading or math activity for their feeder elementary schools</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Creating a transition support video for Grade 8 students</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Doing a musical performance that could provide entertainment for seniors</span></em></li><li class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Encouraging people to donate through various social media platforms to food banks or other not-for-profit organizations</span></em></li><em class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:12pt;">Creating a flyer for promotion on social media for a local cause</span></em></ul>
Letter Home - Feb. 22nd - Updated Covid-19 Screening http://ban.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/695Letter Home - Feb. 22nd - Updated Covid-19 Screening <p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/February%2022,%202021%20Covid-19%20Letter.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />February 22, 2021 Covid-19 Letter.pdf</a><br></p>