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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. 

The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:
  • Permits (Community Use of Schools)
  • All EarlyON and Child Care Centres
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs
In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.



Student Belongings - Available for Pick-up Belongings - Available for Pick-up<p>​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Good afternoon everyone,</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Our plans this week to collect student items and place them in the gym for pick up are now complete. Teachers took turns coming to the school during this week, sorted student personal belongings in each classroom and then placed them in the gym. Each class has a designated area in the gym where parents/guardians/students can pick their belongings. If you have items that belong to the school (e.g. music instruments, library books) that you wish to return, there will be a general return area in the gym for these items.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">***  Please note that computer equipment that belongs to the school and has been used at home is <strong>NOT</strong> being collected at this time. A separate collection of this equipment will be made closer to the end of the school year. Further information will be made at a later date regarding these returns. ***</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The following information describes the system in place for the pick-up of your child's belongings:</p><ul><li>Please see the alphabetical/time schedule below to determine the time for your family's pick up at the school on Monday June 8, 2020.</li><li>The school can only be accessed via the gym doors adjacent to the parking lot. Look for signs and school staff for specific direction.</li><li>Numbers of people will be limited in the gym to allow for social distancing to occur.</li><li>While waiting to access the gym, please form in a line along the sidewalk.</li><li>The use of your own gloves and/or a mask is your choice. Hand sanitizer will be made available upon entry and exit from the gym.</li><li>The gym is the only location at the school where student belongings have been organized.</li><li>In the gym, each classroom has student belongings arranged in bags set upon tables. Each bag has a student's name attached with duct tape.</li><li>'Classroom lost and found' items have been kept with the classroom belongings – on a separate table/bench.</li><li>'General lost and found' has a separate location in the gym. Please be sure to check these tables for items before you leave the gym.</li><li>There are French projects arranged in an area on the stage for pick-up.</li><li>You will exit the gym via the opposite end from which you arrived. You will then follow a designated route back to the parking lot and your car.</li><li>J While it is understandable that individuals might want to reacquaint themselves with one another after being away from the school for so long, it is asked that this reunion be quick and kept to a minimum to allow others access to the school and get the job done efficiently J</li></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>Alphabetical/Time Schedule</em>: </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Monday June 8, 2020</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">9:00 – 10:00                  A – F</p><p style="text-align:justify;">10:00 – 11:00                G – K</p><p style="text-align:justify;">11:00 – 12:00                L – Q</p><p style="text-align:justify;">12:30 – 1:30                  R – V</p><p style="text-align:justify;">1:30 – 2:30                    W – Z</p><p style="text-align:justify;">2:30 – 4:00                     OPEN   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Hopefully, a representative from each family can visit the school on Monday to facilitate the pick-up of belongings.  If this is not possible, please contact me via email and we can work on an alternative solution.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Once again, thanks for your patience and participation in this process.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Have a great weekend.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Mr. Strath</p>
'Do your Best' to Balance'Do your Best' to Balance<p>​</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hello Shanty Bay families,</p><p class="MsoNormal">As we settle into the third week of online distance learning I am impressed by the work our students, families and teachers are doing to make the most of the experience. The teachers at Shanty Bay, each in their own unique way, have created learning opportunities that are specific to the needs of their classroom and their individual students. <span> </span>Creating online learning opportunities has demanded teacher creativity, patience and hard work. Equally, online experiences have demanded the same of students and their families. </p><p class="MsoNormal">The effort taken to learn at a distance is a significant act. By finding a way to stay home and yet still continue to learn and connect with each other at Shanty Bay, we help in an important way to stifle the spread of CoVid-19. We all miss being together and sharing the school experience personally – those days will, with hope, return soon. </p><p class="MsoNormal">While a lot of effort has gone into creating distance learning opportunities, it is important to pay very close attention to each other and our abilities to manage this new way of learning. Operating in a ‘state of emergency’ for a prolonged period of time affects each of us in our own way. In large measure, the most important curriculum is found in making sense of daily events. Respecting each other and ourselves as we work hard to process the history that is being made is most important. Each day do the best you can – help others when possible, ask for help when you need assistance. Doing the ‘best you can’ is hard work but the effort will be worth it. Well intended effort is never lost. Your individual online work is important but so too is: fresh air, music, conversation, play, healthy food and service to others. Be sure to balance ‘as best you can’.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Have a great week!!</p><p class="MsoNormal">Sincerely,</p><p class="MsoNormal">Mr. Strath</p>
Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19 and cancellations due to COVID-19<div><strong>On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19</strong>. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:<br></div><div><ul><li>Permits (Community Use of Schools)</li><li>All EarlyON and Child Care Centres</li><li>Adult and continuing education</li><li>Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs<br></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Learn more at <a href=""></a><br></div>
Parent Workshop: Raising Confident, Competent Children Workshop: Raising Confident, Competent Children<p>​<strong><em>Come Join Us</em></strong><br></p><p><strong></strong>For a free workshop where all participants will learn more about how to help their child show respect and cooperation, build self-esteem, be successful in school, relate positively to others and solve problems. The focus of this workshop is on routines. <br><br>The Shanty Bay Parent Council invites parents and guardians from all school communities to this important event.  Light refreshments will be provided. For additional information, or to register for this event, please email</p><p><strong><em>Linda Quennell, PHN, Barrie Springwater</em></strong><br></p><p>Linda works with elementary and secondary schools in the Barrie and Springwater area. Linda loves building relationships with her schools. She works hard to engage the whole school community when working with her schools to address health priorities. Linda lives, works and plays in the area, so you may see her at local community events or out walking with her family. </p><p><strong>Date</strong>: Wednesday March 25, 2020</p><p><strong>Time</strong>: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.</p><p><strong>Location</strong>: Shanty Bay Public School, 1871 Ridge Rd. West Shanty</p><p>                 Bay<br></p>
Pet Selfie Week Selfie Week<p>​Students and staff at school often tell wonderful stories about their family pets. The variety of pets and the sensation of the stories has led to the first Pet-Selfie Week at Shanty Bay. Students, volunteers and staff are welcome to share a digital photo with their awesome pet(s) to be broadcast on the foyer TV - seeing is believeing. "Mondo" lizards and pet ponies have already been spotted. Send photos to Mr. Strath (email address is in the March Newsletter :))<br></p>
Shanty Bay Winter Carnival - Feb 21 Bay Winter Carnival - Feb 21<p>​On Friday February 21 we will be celebrating all things Canadian as we enjoy our annual Winter Carnival. The excitemnet is building as students remind each other of years past where friendly competitions involving skill, chance and determination were the order of the day. This year, weather permitting,  will see the return of Pirate Peak where bobsledding Buccaneers will fearlessly sled to glory. We have ordered great weather : sunny, -2 degrees and loads of snow. It's going to be a great day!!<br></p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely<p>​</p><p>The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) launched the Bus Tag<strong> </strong>program this September.<strong> </strong>The Bus Tag program supports safety for JK/SK and other school-identified students by<strong> </strong>providing a process to match students to their assigned afternoon school bus and to also<strong> </strong>identify they must be met by a parent or guardian at their afternoon bus stop.</p><p>The program provides:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>a colour coded bus tag with the assigned p.m. route number to be attached to the student's backpack</li><li>a colour-coded route card with route number in the windows of the school bus that the Bus Tag is matched to</li></ul><p>The SCSTC and Bus Operators have policies and procedures that are used on all school vehicles to ensure students in JK/SK and other school identified students are met at their afternoon bus stop.  It's the parent/guardian's responsibility to meet Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and other identified students at the bus stop .The Bus Tag program has been established to assist both the schools and school bus drivers to load these students on the correct afternoon bus and identify they are to be met at their bus stop by a parent/guardian. For more information, contact the Transportation Consortium through their website: <a target="_blank" href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>



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