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Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Lochehttp://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/45Message from Kathi Wallace, Director of Education about tragedy in La Loche<p>​We were all shocked to hear the news of the school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan on Friday. </p><p>When these rare and tragic events happen, I think many of us feel a similar ache in our hearts. An ache of sadness, helplessness and sometimes anger. </p><p>Devastating events can help remind us of what's most important in life. Our relationships. Our love. Our kindness. How we treat each other matters.  </p><p>Our mental health team has provided tips for staff to help them deal with questions they may receive about what happened on Friday. While we don't encourage class-wide discussions, we know children do hear about major events and may have questions. It's important our staff members are prepared to deal with those situations. </p><p>Our mental health team has also provided tips for parents on how to help children cope: <a href="http://sharingsimcoe.com/?s=helping+children+cope" target="_blank">http://sharingsimcoe.com/?s=helping+children+cope</a>. </p><p>The team also recommends the following resource from the Mayo Clinic: <a href="http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/helping-children-cope/art-20047029" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/childrens-health/in-depth/helping-children-cope/art-20047029</a></p><p>As always, our priority is the safety and well-being of each of our students. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. It's important for parents to know help is available through our schools and community agencies. Parents who are concerned about their children can always contact their principal or vice-principal.   </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Kathi Wallace</p>
PSS Student Agenda 2015-2016http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/15PSS Student Agenda 2015-2016<p>​<a href="/Documents/PSS%20Student%20Agenda%202015-16.doc"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdoc.png" alt="" />PSS Student Agenda 2015-16.doc</a>​​</p><p>The Student Agenda contains valuable information regarding student expectations, behaviour, policies, etc.</p><p>​<br></p>
Provide input on the proposed 2016-17 school year calendarhttp://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/43Provide input on the proposed 2016-17 school year calendar<p>​</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) invites public school communities to submit input regarding the proposed school year calendars for next year (September 2016 to June 2017). The regular school year calendar and the modified school year calendar (for Ernest Cumberland ES) are available for the public to provide input.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">Provide input on the regular or modified calendars by selecting one of the links below, or by visiting www.scdsb.on.ca and clicking the link on the ‘School Year Calendars’ page under the ‘Schools’ menu.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;"><a href="https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC/inquires/CalendarSCDSB" style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#0072bc;background:transparent;">Regular School Year Calendar Input 2016 - 2017</a></p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;"><a href="https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/portal/page/portal/PUBLIC/inquires/Calendar" style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#0072bc;background:transparent;">Modified School Year Calendar Input 2016 - 2017</a> (Ernest Cumberland ONLY)</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">All stakeholders including staff, school council members, parents/guardians, students and members of the school community are invited to provide feedback.</p><p style="border:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding:10px 0px 8px;font-stretch:normal;line-height:18px;font-family:arial, helvetica, sans-serif;color:#000000;background:#ffffff;">The deadline to provide feedback is January 15, 2016 to ensure the SCDSB meets school year calendar development timelines set by the Ministry of Education.<br><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">Information: </em><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">Jackie Kavanagh, Superintendent of Education, SCDSB</em><br><em style="border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px;background:transparent;">705-734-6363 x11638​</em></p><p>​</p>
CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule actionhttp://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/40CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule action <p>The collective bargaining agreement between the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) expired on August 31, 2014. In the SCDSB, CUPE represents our custodial and maintenance staff. Since September 10, 2015, CUPE members have been engaged in provincial job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign.   </p><p><strong>On November 2, CUPE reached a tentative agreement at the central bargaining table with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).  </strong>The tentative deal must be endorsed by CUPE's local leaders before it is presented to all CUPE members for ratification. CUPE has agreed to suspend central job action while ratification takes place.  Terms of the tentative agreement have not yet been made public. </p><p> To learn more about the labour situation, visit the <a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/Labour-Situation.aspx" target="_blank">Labour Situation page</a> on the SCDSB's website.</p>
Get Ready to Generate Some Excitement!http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/9Get Ready to Generate Some Excitement!<p>​<span lang="EN-CA">The Simcoe County District School Board has partnered with AMP Solar Group and Potentia Solar to install solar panels on the rooftops of 41 schools across the County, generating over 4 mW. The 41 schools were successful applications approved by the Ontario Power Authority as part of the Feed In Tariff (FIT) program, producing renewable energy to feed the provincial energy grid. As part of this partnership, students will be able to monitor the energy produced at their school and compare it to other schools in the County as well as other schools in Ontario. Students will have access to real data that can be used in the classroom. Students will also have opportunities to engage in solar and renewable energy workshops and presentations at their school. The preparation for construction will commence March 11 and will be fully operational by the end of July. Revenue generated through this program will be used to enhance environmental learning opportunities for staff and students and expand on energy conservation efforts in our building. For more information, please contact the SCDSB Environmental Systems Coordinator, Jessica Kukac at 705-734-6363 extension 11514.</span></p>
Courses offered at PSS in 2015-2016​http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/8Courses offered at PSS in 2015-2016​<p><a href="/Documents/Revised%20PSS%20Condensed%20Course%20calendar%20with%20hyperlinks%20and%20bookmarks.docx" target="_blank"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Revised PSS Condensed Course calendar with hyperlinks and bookmarks.docx</a><br></p>
Welcome to our new websitehttp://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Welcome to our new website<p>​</p><p>Our website was recently upgraded with a fresh look and new features. It is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.</p><p><strong>Find out What's New</strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What's New</span></a> section is where you'll read about all the exciting things going on in our school. It's also where we will post updates during emergency situations. Keep an eye on this section to stay up-to-date. <a href="/subscribe" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Subscribe</span></a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are. <br><br><strong>Find out What's Happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Events</span></a> calendar to see the great things upcoming in our school. All Board-wide dates like PA Days and Holidays are available, as well as our school-based events. <br><br><strong>Learn About High School</strong><br>The <a href="http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/students/high-school"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School</span></a> page under Students gives an overview of what to expect in high school, and provides resources for parents to help their teen with the transition.</p><p><strong>Pay Fees Online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online to pay for things like field trips. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p><strong>Newsletters</strong><br>All of our monthly school newsletters will be posted on the <a href="/parents/newsletters"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Newsletters</span></a> page under Parents. They will also be emailed out to you when you sign up for a subscription to our website.</p><p>Take a look around our new website and try out all the new features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p>

 

 

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Morning Bell
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Break
10:12 - 10:16 AM
Lunch
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Break
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School Administration

Principal
Brian MacIsaac
Vice Principal
Melanie Lapp

 

 

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