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​What's Happening at Minesinghttp://min.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/45​What's Happening at Minesing<p><br></p><p>Oct. 19, 2021<br></p><p>Student photos will be taking place on <strong>Tuesday, November 9</strong><strong><sup>th </sup></strong>- mark your calendars. </p><p>We will be following all protocols to keep students safe, and photos will be taking place in the gym where everyone can be properly social distanced.  There will be no class photos at this time just individual portraits.</p><p>Retakes will take place in January.</p><p><br></p><p>Oct. 2021<br></p><p>Little Caesar's Fundraiser Returns to Minesing! All funds raisied will be used for literacy and numeracy, general school needs, technology, character education, athletics and graduation for Minesing Central. Please see the flyer below for ordering information and deadlines.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Little%20Caesars%20Kickoff%20Letter%20Oct21.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Little Caesars Kickoff Letter Oct21.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>Sept. 23, 2021<br></p><p>Hello Mustang Community,<br></p><p>Here is the communication that went out via email regarding our school reorganization.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Minesing%20School%20Reorganization%20Communication%20Sept%2023%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Minesing School Reorganization Communication Sept 23 2021.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p><p>September 6, 2021</p><p>Good morning Mustangs,</p><p>We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and returning students tomorrow!  Teachers will be waiting in their designated area on the school yard according to the attached cohort map.  Teachers will have their names on the back of their clipboards to help students identify them.</p><p>Students are required to complete self-screening prior to attending school. The self-screening tool can be found here: <a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/oBGqrJw-YdcSHxtqK-eskw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRjF1MqP0QtaHR0cHM6Ly9jb3ZpZC0xOS5vbnRhcmlvLmNhL3NjaG9vbC1zY3JlZW5pbmcvVwdzY2hvb2xtQgphMKofNmHp1uW6UhF0cGFpbkBzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~&data=04%7c01%7clhopper%40scdsb.on.ca%7c38186649ece14677671308d9713f96aa%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637665340186981388%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=dir53xSoQ5LcJjgG0x6dq0fc6h%2B5KJNFz6dU5Cndg3o%3D&reserved=0">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</a>.  Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home. We ask that parents/guardians report their child's absence as part of our Safe Arrival program.</p><p>To our students who are enrolled in Learn at Home: if you haven't heard from your teacher please reach out to us ASAP. </p><p>Wishing all of our families a great start to the 2021-2022 school year. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p>September 3, 2021<br></p><p>Dear Minesing Central Families,</p><p>We are so excited for the 2021-22 school year to start! We can't wait to welcome our Mustangs back into the building. Please see below for important communications about our start up. </p><p>Also, the COVID-19 screening must be completed for each child every day before sending them to school. <br></p><p>It's going to be an amazing year! If you have any questions, please reach out to the Minesing Office at 705-728-1944<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Communication%20to%20Families%20August%2031%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Communication to Families August 31 2021.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Kindergarten%20Letter%20to%20families%20August%2030.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Kindergarten Letter to families August 30.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Cohort%20Map%20Sept%203%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Cohort Map Sept 3 2021.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/PARKING%20RULES%20AROUND%20MINESING%20SCHOOL%20as%20per%20the%20Township%20of%20Springwater.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />PARKING RULES AROUND MINESING SCHOOL as per the Township of Springwater.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/COVID_screening_Student_Child%20Care_AODA%20Aug%2027%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />COVID_screening_Student_Child Care_AODA Aug 27 2021.pdf</a><br></p>
Information for Grade 8 Students Attending Barrie Northhttp://min.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/46Information for Grade 8 Students Attending Barrie North<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Grade%209%20Orientation%20Schedule.docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />Grade 9 Orientation Schedule.docx</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Accessing%20your%20timetable%20through%20Student%20Portal.docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />Accessing your timetable through Student Portal.docx</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Grade%208%20Newsletter%202021.docx"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" alt="" />Grade 8 Newsletter 2021.docx</a><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://min.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>
Welcome to our school websitehttp://min.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Welcome to our school website<p>​</p><p>Our website is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.</p><p><strong>Find out What's New</strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What's New</span></a> section is where you'll read about all the exciting things going on in our school. It's also where we will post updates during emergency situations. Keep an eye on this section to stay up-to-date. Please <a href="/subscribe"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">subscribe</span></a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are. <br><br><strong>Find out What's Happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Events</span></a> calendar to see the great things upcoming in our school. All Board-wide dates like PA Days and Holidays are available, as well as our school-based events. <br><br><strong>Learn About High School</strong><br>The <a href="/students/high-school"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School</span></a> page under Students gives an overview of what to expect in high school, and provides resources for parents to help their teen with the transition.</p><p><strong>Pay Fees Online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online to pay for things like field trips and lunch days. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p><strong>Newsletters</strong><br>All of our monthly school newsletters will be posted on the <a href="/parents/newsletters"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Newsletters</span></a> page under Parents. They will also be emailed out to you when you sign up for a subscription to our website.</p><p>Take a look around our new website and try out all the new features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safelyhttp://min.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/18‘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="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://min.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/19Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<p>​</p><p>The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools.<strong>  </strong>Payment by credit card has now also been added. </p><p>Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student.  Parents will use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. </p><p>To create an online account, go to <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>