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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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUkxd0FkK3M">Grade 8 Night 2022</a><br></p>
Message to Famileshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/400Message to Familes<p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US" class="TextRun BCX8 SCXW100383509" style="alignment-baseline:auto;backface-visibility:visible;baseline-shift:0px;border-color:#000000;border-collapse:separate;border-width:0px;border-style:none;border-spacing:0px;border-radius:0px;box-shadow:none;box-sizing:content-box;caption-side:top;clear:none;clip:auto;clip-path:none;clip-rule:nonzero;color:#000000;color-interpolation:srgb;color-interpolation-filters:linearrgb;color-rendering:auto;columns:auto auto;column-fill:balance;column-rule:0px none #000000;column-span:none;counter-increment:none;counter-reset:none;cursor:text;direction:ltr;display:inline;dominant-baseline:auto;empty-cells:show;fill:#000000;fill-opacity:1;fill-rule:nonzero;flex:0 1 auto;flex-flow:row nowrap;float:none;flood-color:#000000;flood-opacity:1;font-family:wordvisi_msfontservice, calibri, calibri_embeddedfont, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;font-feature-settings:normal;font-size:14.6667px;height:auto;image-rendering:auto;lighting-color:#ffffff;line-height:19.425px;list-style:outside none disc;margin:0px;mask:none;max-height:none;max-width:none;min-height:0px;min-width:0px;opacity:1;order:0;outline:#000000 none 0px;overflow:visible;padding:0px;perspective:none;perspective-origin:0px 0px;pointer-events:auto;ruby-position:over;shape-rendering:auto;speak:normal;stop-color:#000000;stop-opacity:1;stroke:none;stroke-dasharray:none;stroke-dashoffset:0px;stroke-linecap:butt;stroke-linejoin:miter;stroke-miterlimit:4;stroke-opacity:1;stroke-width:1px;table-layout:auto;text-align-last:auto;text-anchor:start;text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:#000000;text-overflow:clip;text-rendering:auto;text-shadow:none;text-underline-position:auto;transform-origin:0px 0px;transform-style:flat;transition:all 0s ease 0s;unicode-bidi:normal;vertical-align:baseline;visibility:visible;white-space:pre-wrap;width:auto;word-break:normal;writing-mode:horizontal-tb;z-index:auto;zoom:1;"><span class="NormalTextRun BCX8 SCXW100383509">Given the current situation with COVID-19 and the return to online learning, you can find more information in the <a href="/Documents/January%202022%20Message%20to%20Families.pdf">Message to Families</a> letter</span></span><br></p>
Paw Print Volume 2 is here!http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/399Paw Print Volume 2 is here!<p>​<a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://bit.ly/thepawprint2&data=04%7c01%7ckmeneely%40scdsb.on.ca%7cd7463e11c2874ac930e408d9bfedad72%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637751849805420764%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000&sdata=LOZmTerQDMfpMutjho9Zmho5lvl8JegiDq9JSnozxCY%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: http://bit.ly/thepawprint2. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="0">http://bit.ly/thepawprint2</a></p>
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>
Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessionshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/138Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessions<p>​In 2022, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting virtual special education outreach sessions to assist parents/caregivers in learning more about programs, supports and ways that we work together to support students with special education needs. </p><div><strong>IEPs and school-based assessments – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Jan. 13 </div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.<br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br style="text-decoration:line-through;"></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in SCDSB schools and within our communities – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Feb. 17</div><div><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</span><br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students as they transition into school, from one school to another, and from school upon graduation – information for parents/caregivers</strong> </div><div>April 12</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Working with families to create safe and supportive environments for children who have experienced trauma – information for parents/caregivers </strong></div><div>May 10</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Participants are asked to register in advance. Information to access the sessions will be shared via email with individuals who have pre-registered. <a href="https://bit.ly/3s8OBm8">Learn more about each session and how to register</a>.   </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Course Selection http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/387Course Selection <p><strong>​LAST CALL-Course Selection  </strong><br></p><p>If you have not selected your courses for next year,  please remember to log into the student portal to complete your requests.  Instructions are below.<br></p><p>How to select courses instruction sheet:</p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kcptPjaiD0pL43yoV30RjwbOmCuX-fpk&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kcptPjaiD0pL43yoV30RjwbOmCuX-fpk&authuser=0</a><br></p><p><strong>Current Grade 9s</strong><br></p><p>Video:   <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1udOyo6p9DraCiTHU9Jh8Gvzt_FIndD91&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1udOyo6p9DraCiTHU9Jh8Gvzt_FIndD91&authuser=0</a></p><p> List of Grade 10 courses to choose:</p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=14tW7peFI2q1_qavx1QhXUTSD16jEuG6s&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=14tW7peFI2q1_qavx1QhXUTSD16jEuG6s&authuser=0</a><br></p><p><strong>Current Grade 10s</strong><br></p><p>video: <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=11QftZoFjM_NiKCiZyfaafHVAkTe8B00E&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=11QftZoFjM_NiKCiZyfaafHVAkTe8B00E&authuser=0</a><br></p><p>List of Grade 11 courses to choose:<br></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FBnoakH8HX0vkBoCGtq7naPOJgs4L8zA&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FBnoakH8HX0vkBoCGtq7naPOJgs4L8zA&authuser=0</a><br></p><p><strong>Current Grade 11s</strong><br></p><p>Video: <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p2qnrFB3tPmZvEWezNhPJALZjEypkdbA&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p2qnrFB3tPmZvEWezNhPJALZjEypkdbA&authuser=0</a><br></p><p>List of Grade 12 courses to choose:</p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZfQ0FEQwaEFnseS3qo1uGLQPK5Ke6QEt&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZfQ0FEQwaEFnseS3qo1uGLQPK5Ke6QEt&authuser=0</a><br></p>
New scholarship for graduating secondary students http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/128New scholarship for graduating secondary students <div>The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is has created a new scholarship for graduating secondary students. The Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to one recipient in the OPSBA Central East Region. Scholarship recipients are students of strong character, who care deeply for their communities and furthering their own learning.</div><div><br></div><div>Could this be you? Learn more about <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/UserFiles/Servers/Server_210898/File/News%20documents/The%20Public%20Property%20Assessment%20Network%20Scholarship%20-%20Central%20East%20Final.pdf">eligibility and the application process</a>. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The deadline to apply is May 29, 2020. </div>
Kodiak Clothinghttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/352Kodiak Clothing<p>​</p><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"><a href="https://kuttingedge-bearcreek.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true" target="_blank"><span style="background:none 0% 0% repeat scroll white;">https://kuttingedge-bearcreek.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true</span></a></span>