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Weekly Announcements Announcements<p>​Please check out Week 1 of our Virtual Announcements!  Thanks to Ms. Pike, Ms. Swail & the staff for putting this together!<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Sept%2021-25%20-%20Morning%20Announcements.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Sept 21-25 - Morning Announcements.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Updated Documents for Parents from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Documents for Parents from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/parentguardian-handout-20200903-v4-final.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />parentguardian-handout-20200903-v4-final.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/covid-19---parent-assessment-tool-for-children-(003).pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />covid-19---parent-assessment-tool-for-children-(003).pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/families-of-school-age-children-faq-final-v-1.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />families-of-school-age-children-faq-final-v-1.pdf</a><br></p>
Welcome Back Back <p>​</p><p>Dear Parents/Guardians:</p><p> </p><p>On behalf of the staff at Hillcrest Public School, I am thrilled to welcome everyone to the 2020-2021 school year! Although, a lot has changed since March, we are committed to ensuring a fantastic school year at Hillcrest Public School.  There are many changes that will continue to evolve, but with hard work, determination, and kindness, the staff and students at Hillcrest Public School will overcome any challenge they are presented with.</p><p>Some information in this newsletter may be repetitive, but I want to ensure that I am sending you the most up to date information that SCDSB is providing to our schools.</p><p><strong>This week staff will be reaching out to families on September 3 & 4, 2020 to let them know what tentative classes their student(s) are in, and the school will be sending out information on Friday to all families specifically in regards to drop off, pick up and entry procedures.</strong>  The great staff at Hillcrest are working hard on finalizing these plans, and we will share the information with you as soon as we are able to.  <br></p><p>The "Tiger Tales" September 1, 2020 edition can be found under the "Newsletter" section of our website.<br></p><p>Please subscribe to updates from the website<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Return To School Plan - Aug 20, 2020 To School Plan - Aug 20, 2020<p>​</p><p>Dear SCDSB Families,</p><p>As we continue to plan for the return to school this September, we remain committed to providing updates as they become available. On August 14, the Ministry of Education announced that school boards may adopt a staggered start to the school year. Recognizing that the school year will look different than it has in the past, a staggered start will allow for the gradual return of students, and time for learning and adopting new routines and safety practices. </p><p>The SCDSB will be implementing the following plan for our students who will be returning to in-school learning in September:</p><p><strong>Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 8): </strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Students with surnames A-G will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</li><li>Students with surnames H-O will join students with the surnames A-G in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</li><li>All elementary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020</li><li>Junior Kindergarten students will begin attendance on Thursday, September 10, 2020 as previously planned and communicated with parents/guardians</li></ul><p><strong>Secondary (Grades 9 to 12):</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Grade 9 students will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</li><li>Grade 10 students will join Grade 9 students in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</li><li>All secondary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020 </li></ul><p>Grade 7 and 8 students attending Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will stagger entry based on the elementary school framework outlined above.</p><p>All students in county class programs (social skills, developmental skills, life skills and autism spectrum disorder) will begin on Tuesday, September 8, and will attend every day. </p><p>The staggered entry plan for elementary students ensures that families are able to send all children in their household to school on the same day. Our secondary school plan provides our Grade 9 students with a day for orientation, followed by a gradual increase to the school population. </p><p>Please note that all students, Kindergarten to Grade 12, who are participating in the remote learning program, will be contacted by their teacher in the first two weeks of school and classes will begin on Monday, September 21.</p><p>A <a href="">return to school fact sheet</a> is available on the SCDSB website and will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. As you know, the SCDSB takes our direction from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) on all matters related to COVID-19. As our local partner in public health, the SMDHU has launched a return to school portal on their website at <a href=""></a> and has shared a letter for families that can be found at the following link: <a href=""></a>.</p><p>We want you to know that SCDSB staff are working very hard to ensure a positive return to school experience for all students, regardless of whether they return in person or select the remote learning option.  We are looking forward to welcoming back our students and engaging in another successful year of learning together. </p><p>To stay connected and informed, visit our website at <a href=""></a> or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: <a href=""></a>).   <br></p><p><br></p>
Great First Week! First Week!<p>​</p><p>Hello Tiger Families,</p><p>Mrs. Kenny and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the "Tigers" that have returned to school this week.  Our students have done an exceptional job at following directions and working through new routines.  Please ensure that there is clear communication with your child in regards to their transportation home  (bus or walk), as this helps avoid confusion at the end of the day.  Hillcrest has 14 busses and we are working diligently to get students loaded in a safe manner.  Please be patient and follow the SCTSC Consortium for bus delays and updates.  Stay tuned for another edition of "Tiger Tales" coming out next week!   Thank you again to the students, staff, and families for all of their support this week.<br> <br>Mr. Meraska & Mrs. Kenny<br></p><p><br></p>
Entry Routines & Yard Map - Week 1 Routines & Yard Map - Week 1<p>​Please see updated informaiton under "Newsletters" with Entry and Exit routines for Week 1.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
June Newsletter Newsletter<p>​Check out the latest version of "The Tiger Tales" under the newsletter section.<br></p>



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