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SCSTC - Bus Notifications (Late Busses) - Bus Notifications (Late Busses)<p>​</p><p><strong>Home-to-School Bus Delays App</strong></p><p>Families and students can now receive delay notification to their devices by downloading the BusPlanner Delays App from the Apple or Android app stores.</p><p>Users should select <strong>Simcoe County STC</strong> as the transportation authority and use their student's school and route number to signup to receive delay notifications for their specific bus(es).  'Push' notifications will be sent to devices when notifications for the app are turned on in the settings of the device.</p><p>Please visit the <a href=""></a> for instructions to sign up.</p><p>**Please note that SCTSC will not post delays until the bus is at least 15 minutes delayed**<br></p><p><br></p>
Welcome to Kindergarten - May 11, 2022 to Kindergarten - May 11, 2022<p>​Welcome to Kindergarten takes place May 11th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Please enter through the front doors of the school and there will be staff there to direct you.  We are looking forward to meeting all of our new "Tigers".<br></p>
Scholastic Book Fair Book Fair<p>​</p><p>Students will <strong>PREVIEW</strong> items</p><p> </p><p>Thursday May 5th 9:30 am - 3:30 pm</p><p>Students can <strong>purchase</strong> items</p><p> </p><p>Friday May 6th 9:30 am - 3:30 pm</p><p>Students can <strong>purchase</strong> items</p><p> </p><p>Parents can access a digital link that families can browse and purchase items. The items will be shipped to the school and then distributed to students. </p><p> </p><p>I will send around a sign-up schedule today for previewing and purchasing times.  </p><p> </p><p><strong>You can continue with book exchange at your scheduled times this week just please remind students to stay out of the book fair during their exchange times.</strong></p><p>The following link is available for previewing now and will become active for purchasing starting May 4th and closing May 9th. </p><p> </p><p><a href=""></a></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><img src="" alt="" style="width:240px;margin:5px;" /></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p><a href="">Campaign page for Virtual Bookfair </a></p><p><br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><br></p>
Bradford Greenhouses Fundraiser Greenhouses Fundraiser<p>​</p><p><strong>Bradford Greenhouses Fundraiser</strong></p><p>This beautiful weather has encouraged many of us to start working on our yards and gardens.  We would like to tell you about a fantastic fundraiser we have with Bradford Greenhouses that will benefit our school but doesn't cost you a cent! When you make any purchases at Bradford Greenhouses, in either Barrie or Bradford, just tell the cashier BEFORE they start to ring in your order that you are part of the Hillcrest Public School community and they will donate 5% of the subtotal of your order to our school. This fundraiser goes from April 15, 2022 to October 15, 2022.  Bradford Greenhouses will issue our school a gift card in November and we use the proceeds for school improvements. We would like to thank you in advance for mentioning our school when you do your shopping at Bradford Greenhouses.<br></p><p><br></p>
March 10/2022 SCDSB Communication to Families - COVID 19 Restrictions 10/2022 SCDSB Communication to Families - COVID 19 Restrictions<p>​Please see the link below.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/March%2010,%202022%20SCDSB%20Communicaiton.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />March 10, 2022 SCDSB Communicaiton.pdf</a><br></p>
Feb 9, 2022 - Domino's Pizza Fundraiser 9, 2022 - Domino's Pizza Fundraiser<p>​</p><span style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">February 9, 2022</span><span style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"></span><div class="events-Line2" style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><p>​Order from any Domino's in Barrie and ask for the "Hillcrest Special".  2 medicum pizzas, 2 toppings and an order of garilic cheesy bread for $20.99.  Proceeds come back to the school to support General School Needs with our fundraising plan.<br></p></div><p><br></p>
School Council - Feb 1, 2022 Zoom Link 6:00 pm Council - Feb 1, 2022 Zoom Link 6:00 pm<p>​<br></p><div><br></div><div>Topic: Hillcrest School Council</div><div>Time: Feb 1, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)</div><div><br></div><div>Join Zoom Meeting</div><div><a href="">School Council Link - Click Here</a><br></div><div><br></div><div>Meeting ID: 860 1340 3745<br></div><div>Passcode: FUv671</div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
January 14, 2021 - Update 14, 2021 - Update<p>​</p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">January 14, 2022</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Good Morning Tiger Families,</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We are excited to welcome our students back into the building on Monday January 17th, for in-person learning who were currently enrolled in-person prior to the winter break.  Please review the following pertinent information in regards to the return to learn at Hillcrest Public School.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Arrival & Dismissal</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">If you are a family that walks or drops off your children, please ensure that you are wearing a mask and social distancing while on school property.  Once your child(ren) have been picked up or dropped off, please do not congregate in the parking lot or dismissal area as we use a staggered dismissal procedure to ensure lower numbers of people are gathering at one time to ensure safety.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Communication</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please make sure that the office has your most recent email and phone number for communication purposes.  As well, please make sure that emergency contact information is current.  Please contact the office to update if necessary.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Masking</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Students will be required to wear masks at all times in the school except during designated nutrition breaks.  Masks are also required to be worn while riding any type of school provided transportation.  The mask must cover their nose and mouth at all times.  Please review this expectation with your children.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Updated Daily COVID-19 Self-Screening Tool</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">As a reminder, families are asked to ensure that their child(ren) complete and pass the COVID-19 self-screening tool daily, prior to attending school. Based on the recommendation of the OCMOH, the</span><a href="" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> </span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> has been updated and includes a more sensitive COVID-19 symptom list as well as the requirement for anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 to self-isolate and stay home, regardless of vaccination status. Families will receive daily reminders to complete the COVID-19 self-screening tool with their child(ren) and students will be asked, upon arrival at school, to confirm that it has been completed.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> <a href="">Daily Covid 19 School Screening Tool</a></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please see </span><a href=""><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#1155cc;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"></span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Return%20to%20School%20Public%20Health%20Flow%20Chart.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Return to School Public Health Flow Chart.pdf</a>for support if you have any questions after completing the daily screening.</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Rapid Antigen Tests</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Based on our current supply, all in-person students, school staff and bus drivers will be provided with two rapid antigen </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">tests to be used when individuals are symptomatic</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">. Rapid antigen tests will be sent home with students. Further information regarding the use of the tests will be provided.  </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please note that tests will only be given to </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">students</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> who are at school learning in-person.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Technology Return</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Families that have borrowed technology may return it with students on Monday January 17th, 2022 if they feel their child(ren) can transport the device and charger safely to school.  Families may also return the device and charger to the front door of the school and ring the buzzer.  There will be staff available to assist you.  </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please note that if technology was borrowed for this period of remote learning, it must be returned even if you are deciding to keep your child home to learn asynchronously.</span></p><br><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We are excited to welcome back our in-person learners on Monday and we will be providing any updates and communication as it comes our way.  Please check your email regularly for important information regarding Hillcrest Public School.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Thank you,</span></p><br><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Mr. Meraska & Mrs. Kenny</span></p><div><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div></span><p><br></p>
Return to School - January 17th, 2022 Information to School - January 17th, 2022 Information<p>Please see attachment that was sent to SCDSB families on January 13, 2022.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Jan%2013,%202022%20-%20Return%20to%20In-person%20Learning.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Jan 13, 2022 - Return to In-person Learning.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Remote Learning Update - January 4, 2022 Learning Update - January 4, 2022<p>​</p><p>Wednesday January 4, 2022</p><p>Hello Hillcrest Families,</p><p>We hope your family has enjoyed the holiday season, resting and rejuvenating for 2022!</p><p>As previously shared, our government has placed a pause on our return to @school learning as a measure to reduce the spread of COVID in our communities. Our students will be spending at least the next 8 days from January 5th to 14th  learning from home through our @home learning platforms – Google Classroom and Google Meets.  We are hopeful that the combined efforts in our current closure will enable us to return to more normal practice soon.  Although we have learned through our distance learning experience from the previous school year, we will undoubtedly face moments of frustration and angst through this, but by supporting each other as we have, we can get through this.  As I continue to say to staff, students and community – "We've Got This!"</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Technology</strong></span></p><p>Technology is available to those who require a device (Chromebook) for their child(ren) to use.  Please come to the front doors of the school and ring the buzzer between 9:30-3:30  (January 4-7th) if you require a device.  Staff will be available to assist you with this.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>The School Day</strong></span></p><p>Teachers will be connecting with students/families to check in and confirm technology access,  as well as establish daily routines for the remainder of the closure. The Google Classroom and Google Meets will be the platforms used to support learning.</p><p>Each day, students are expected to be online with their teacher at 9:25 AM.  Attendance will be taken and the day will begin with teachers giving lessons synchronously (live) and asynchronously (independent work) throughout the day from 9:25-3:45.</p><p>Teachers will establish a schedule with students to be shared through the Google Classroom.</p><p>Students who are not online when attendance is done between 9:25 AM - 9:45 AM will be marked as absent. If your child is unable to attend school on a particular day (sick etc.)...just like a normal school day, please call the school office (705-728-5246 #1 for safe arrival) and indicate that your child will not be attending to the day's work. Office staff will be checking the messages each day regularly. Thank you.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Access to Google Classroom  </strong></span></p><p>To log into your child's Google Classroom, click on the link to the Google Meet that is located in the Classroom header at the top of the home/stream page and join the Google Meet. The teacher will join at 9:25 AM. If a particular teacher has a different set of instructions, they will post a message in the Google Classroom stream or via their alternate communication methods.</p><p>Classroom teachers will share Google Classroom access support tips with families as they connect with you tomorrow.</p><p>We are hopeful to return to @school learning as soon as possible, but we will do what it takes to ensure our students, staff and community are safe and well.  If we have learned something from this, it's "anything is possible". We appreciate your understanding and support as we work together to get through this challenging time. </p><p>Staff are available throughout the school day to answer questions and provide support. Please do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions when you have them.</p><p>Take Care,</p><p>Mr. Meraska & Mrs. Kenny</p><p>Principal/Vice Principal<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/VirtualLearningGuidelinesForStudentsAndParents_05Jan2020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />VirtualLearningGuidelinesForStudentsAndParents_05Jan2020.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="">Technology Support for SCDSB Devices</a><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>