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Bear Creek's Newspaper "The Paw Print" Returnshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/398Bear Creek's Newspaper "The Paw Print" Returns<p>​Please click the link below to see this month's edition of "The Paw Print", our school newspaper brought to you by a small group of dedicated students! <span style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12pt;"></span></p><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://bit.ly/thepawprint1&data=04%7c01%7ckmeneely%40scdsb.on.ca%7cd6110ead17204a3ee35408d9b04689c1%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637734639296395628%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000&sdata=W%2BK78Ij0sPKUh/4A/Y%2BnWiarfSMYGc0nxvb58hUzl7w%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: http://bit.ly/thepawprint1. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="0">http://bit.ly/thepawprint1</a></div>
Pine River Institute Learning Serieshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/397Pine River Institute Learning Series<p>​<span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#003f5a;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:30px;">P</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#003f5a;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:30px;">i</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#003f5a;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:30px;">ne River Instit</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#003f5a;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:30px;">ute Learning Series</span></p><div class="reactComponent unifiedPublishingAlertComponent" data-portlet-instance-id="0" style="color:#282828;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"></div><div class="ptl_page" style="width:920.5px;border:0px;overflow:hidden;color:#282828;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:16px;background-color:#ffffff;"><div class="ptl_col_1" style="width:902.083px;height:auto;overflow:hidden;padding:9.19792px;"><div class="ptl_portlet_vertical" style="width:902.083px;height:auto;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;padding:0.5em 0px;line-height:1.5em;"><div><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;">The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and Pine River Institute (PRI) have committed to work together to support student mental health and well-being to SCDSB families, staff and within its school communities. In November 2021 the two organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) setting out a three-year partnership and working agreement.<br><br>The Centre for Family Initiatives at Pine River Institute (CFI@PRI) will provide several multi-part learning series focused on student mental health and well-being to SCDSB families, staff and within SCDSB’s broader school communities. <br> <br>Pine River Institute is a live-in treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for youth 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues. Combining therapy with a fully-accredited education program, Pine River reinforces the healthy life skills required for a successful future. CFI@PRI extends Pine River’s knowledge, experience and evidence-informed treatment approach to families and care providers in the community to support youth mental wellness and prevent the need for more intensive interventions.  Learn more about Pine River Institute by visiting their website at <a href="http://www.pineriverinstitute.com/" title="Opens Pine River Institute website" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">www.pineriverinstitute.com</a>. <br></p></div></div></div></div><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><strong>Parent/Guardian Session</strong></span><br></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4uES9ArXS_exRB2kt3lNEg" title="Opens registration for parent/guardian sessions" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;font-size:inherit !important;">Register for the parent/guardian sessions</a><br><br></p><h6 style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:18px;padding:0.1em 0px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;">Parenting for positive mental health (part 1)</h6><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">Nov. 23, 2021</strong><br>Understanding your child's behaviours and development so that you can respond with intention to promote mental wellness and growth. <br><br></p><h6 style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:18px;padding:0.1em 0px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;">Parenting for positive mental health (part 2)</h6><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">Nov. 30, 2021</strong><br>Understanding your parenting style and the challenges parents/guardians face when their children push back.<br><br></p><h6 style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:18px;padding:0.1em 0px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;">Understanding and managing screen time</h6><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">Jan. 25, 2022</strong><br>What parents/guardians need to know about the digital world and how it affects their child's development. Positive strategies to build connection with your kids through technology. <br><br></p><h6 style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:18px;padding:0.1em 0px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;">Connection and empathy in response to behaviour</h6><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">March 29, 2022</strong><br>What can your child’s behaviour tell you about their developmental needs? How can you respond in a way that builds your relationship and create safety for them, rather than create conflict? Exploring the needs of children through the lifespan and recognizing why it is sometimes a struggle to connect.. <br><br></p><h6 style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:18px;padding:0.1em 0px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;">Understanding addiction and addictive behaviours</h6><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">May 19, 2022</strong><br>Looking at why kids can get stuck and how addictive behaviours may develop. Seeing the 'function' behind the addiction, and how parents/guardians can support recovery without shame and guilt.<br></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Community Members Sessions</strong><br></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><a href="https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6IkXe6RSQN2qBNmKtNIK4Q" title="Opens registration for community member sessions" class="sizeable" style="letter-spacing:0.3px;background-color:transparent;color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;">Register for the community member sessions</a></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:18px;">Understanding addiction and risky behaviours through a developmental lens</span></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:18px;"></span><strong style="letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">Dec. 7, 2021</strong></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;"></strong><span style="letter-spacing:0.3px;">How we understand addiction and addictive behaviours has evolved greatly over the years, moving away from a 'medical or genetic' model to a more developmental model and recognizing its role as a coping mechanism. Shifting our lens and helping families of those who struggle with addictive behaviours is the first step towards recovery. </span></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing:0.3px;"></span><span style="font-size:18px;letter-spacing:0.3px;">Working with family systems through a developmental lens</span></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:18px;letter-spacing:0.3px;"></span><strong style="letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">Feb. 3, 2021</strong></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;"></strong><span style="letter-spacing:0.3px;">In this webinar you will learn about Pine River's developmental, maturity model and how to help caregivers reframe behaviours as communication, recognize the needs they express and foster resilience and connection within the family system.</span></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="letter-spacing:0.3px;"></span><span style="font-size:18px;letter-spacing:0.3px;">The Parallel Process - encouraging parental participation for positive outcomes</span></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="font-size:18px;letter-spacing:0.3px;"></span><strong style="letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">April 4, 2021</strong></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:13.3333px;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong style="letter-spacing:0.3px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;"></strong><span style="letter-spacing:0.3px;">Interventions and exercises to engage families in therapeutic inquiry with their children. Using tools from Pine River, clinicians will engage in experiential learning to gain awareness and understanding of how families function as a system.</span></p>
Grade 10 Literacy Test-Letter to Parentshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/396Grade 10 Literacy Test-Letter to Parents<p>​Dear Parent/Guardian,<br></p><p>Re: Literacy Test <br></p><p>Beginning October 18<sup>th</sup>, 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 Bear Creek Secondary School. If successful, this will count towards satisfying the literacy requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).<br></p><p><strong>Please note that the literacy graduation requirement for all students graduating during the 2021–2022 school year has been waived. </strong></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 and they will have two opportunities to write.  The first writing session will be between October 18<sup>th</sup> and November 5<sup>th</sup> and again from March 21<sup>st</sup>, 2022 and April 8<sup>th</sup>, 2022. Please note that the normal daily school day schedule will be unaffected and will continue as normal. </p><p>OSSLT Writing Day Schedule<br></p><p>Period 1 Booklet 1 8:05-9:20</p><p>5 minute break</p><p>Period 1 Booklet 2 9:25-10:45<br></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 <a href="http://www.eqao.com/">http://www.eqao.com</a>. <br></p><p>Sincerely,<br></p><p>Tyson Maxwell </p><p>Vice Principal <br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Week A Grade 10 Classes </strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Monday Oct. 18th</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Tues Oct. 19th</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Wed. Oct 20</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Thurs. Oct. 21</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Friday Oct 22nd</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Cruise</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">N. Mavor</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Morrison</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">J. Waye</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PD Day</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">S. McCuaig</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Prince</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Vanek</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R. Malboeuf</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">L. Dolbear</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">P. Dyck</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Runnalis</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">C. St. Jean</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">L. MacDonald</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">E. Mizier-Barre</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">C. Gilewicz</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>****All eligible grade 11 and 12 students will receive an invitation to write the week of November 1</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><strong> to 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> .</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p><br></p>
Link Crew Grade 9 Orientaionhttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/394Link Crew Grade 9 Orientaion<h2>​Link Crew Grade 9 Orienation</h2><p><br></p><h3>Date: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 <br></h3><h3>Time: 1 hour sessions (between 9 am and 3 pm)</h3><p>Location:  Google Meets</p><p>For more information<a href="/Documents/Link%20Crew%20Orientation%202021%20Invitation.docx.pdf"> Click Here</a><br></p>
Timetable Change Request 2021-22http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/393Timetable Change Request 2021-22<p>​Studens can view their timetables for 2021-2022 school year on the student portal.  If you are unsure how to access the student portal, please see the directions below.</p><p>If a timetable change is required, students can complete the google form below to submit their request.  Guidance will be prioritizing timetable requests, base on need. (i.e, level change, pathway and incomplete timetables)  We ask for your partience during this process.  If a change can be made it will be reflected on the student portal.  Please check your portal and your studetn email regularly for updates on wheather a change could be accommodated.  If a change cannot be made, students mus follow their current timetable<br></p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmwBFd1MSi4OlIy6d0WCeLxxG2y5ApuayJOrqx-clHPDCvag/viewform">TimeTable Change Request Link</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/How%20to%20Access%20Student%20Portal.docx">How to Access Student Portal</a><br></p>
Grade 8 Virtual Nighthttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/385Grade 8 Virtual Night<p><a href="/departments/guidance/grade-8-virtual-night">Grade 8 Virtual Night Information</a></p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/gXh4Ks3n6jk">Grade 8 Night 2021</a><br></p>

 

 

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School Hours

8:00 - 10:40 am
Period 1 - Week A, Period 4 - Week B
10:40 - 11:30 am
Lunch
11:30 - 2:05 pm
Period 2 - Week A, Period 5 - Week B
2:05 pm
Dismissal

School Administration

Principal
Jason Pino
Vice Principal
Tyson Maxwell, Janice McLeod, Tammy Rodaro

 

 

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