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Online Booking for November 13-17, 2017 Student Involved Coferenceshttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/28Online Booking for November 13-17, 2017 Student Involved Coferences<p>​<img alt="November2017Conferences.png" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/November2017Conferences.png" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>Bayview School is having our Student Involved Conferences the week of November 13-17, 2017.   You can book the conference with your child's teacher by going to <a href="http://bayview.youcanbook.me/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://bayview.youcanbook.me</font></span></a> to arrange a 15 minute appointment for you and your child with their teacher.  </p>
Come out for Our BBQ and Meet the Teacher Night Sept. 27http://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/26Come out for Our BBQ and Meet the Teacher Night Sept. 27<p>​Please join us for the Bayview Barbecue and Meet the Teacher night tomorrow, Wednesday September 27, 2017.  Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, cupcakes and drinks will be sold 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  Classrooms will be open to meet the teacher 5:30-6:30 pm.</p><p>Visit our community first responders who will be set up outside the school with emergency vehicles.</p><p>Drop by the library to browse our used book sale, and to sign up online for November Student Involved Conferences.</p><p>There will be an information meeting about the Grade 8 Ottawa Trip in the library at 6:15pm.</p>
How you can help the Library Get New Bookshttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/27How you can help the Library Get New Books<p style="color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Our Adopt a School fundraiser runs  from September 16 to October 8. Our school page is at <a class="x_OWAAutoLink" href="https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/schools/1987" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/schools/1987</font></span></a>   So far we have raised funds for 7 new books in our library.  Through Mr. McGaughey's blog posts, the favorite books survey, and an upcoming design your dream library challenge we will be eligible for several more.</p><p style="color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"> </p><p style="color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">There are several ways you can support this fundraiser.</p><p style="color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"> </p><ol style="color:#000000;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, helvetica, sans-serif, serif, emojifont;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"><li><span style="font-size:12pt;"></span>You can donate online and the Indigo adopt a school fund will add 50% matching funds.</li><li>Heart Mr. McGaughey's story on the Bayview page, and encourage friends and family to do it as well.  There are substantial cash prizes for the schools in each province with the most votes.  (This requires a login so it's a bit of a hassle but worth it for the school).  <a class="x_OWAAutoLink" href="https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/stories/view/2904" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/stories/view/2904</font></span></a></li><li>Share your own anecdote about the love of reading on the Bayview Adoptaschool page.   Each story they approve earns the school a free book.  </li><li>Take some time as a family to complete my 2 question survey "What is your favorite book?" at<span> </span><a class="x_OWAAutoLink" href="http://bit.ly/bayviewfavs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://bit.ly/bayviewfavs</font></span></a></li><li>Purchase some used books at the Library Used Book Sale outside the Library during the school open house September 27, 2017.</li></ol>
Welcome Backhttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/25Welcome Back<p>​Our Georgian Bay summer has flown by and it is time for Students to return to Bayview School.  Senior Kindergarten through Grade 8 will return to school on Tuesday September 5.  Junior Kindergarten students will start on Thursday September 7.</p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Special welcome to our new Bayview staff members:</span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Mr. Mike Wilson is our new Vice Principal</span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Nicole Barron is the new DECE in Ms. Kostiak's Kindergarten class.</span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Meaghan Westcott is our new Grade 5/6 teacher </span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Danielle Coutts is our new Educational Assistand </span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Shannon Dunn is returning in afternoons to teach French and planning time.</span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;"></span> </p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">On the morning of Tuesday September 5, just prior to the 8:55am bell,  we will gather on the schoolyard behind the school to welcome our students back.  Each teacher will have a sign identifying their grade(s) and will be happy to help the children find their new classroom teacher.  If it is raining Tuesday morning, we will meet in the gym.</span></p><p><span style="color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.66px;font-style:normal;font-weight:normal;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;widows:2;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-color:initial;text-decoration-style:initial;">Have a wonderful Labour Day long weekend.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p>
Have a Fantastic Summerhttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/24Have a Fantastic Summer<p>​The school year is over for the summer.  Classes resume on Tuesday September 5, 2017.  New Junior Kindergarten students start on Thursday September 7, 2017.  Bayview school office will be open the week of August 28- September 1.   </p><p>During the summer months, new registrations can be made at the SCDSB Education centre in Midhust.  Please call 705-734-6363x11750 or email <a href="mailto:studentregistrations@scdsb.on.ca">studentregistrations@scdsb.on.ca</a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the Education Centre.  </p><p>Please see the Bayview School supply list below.</p><p> </p><p>Have a Great Summer.</p><p>Mr. Bell and Bayview Staff</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Bayview17-18SchoolSupplyList.jpg"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icjpg.gif" alt="" />Bayview17-18SchoolSupplyList.jpg</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology optionshttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/74SCDSB partners with Dell and Staples to provide affordable technology options<p>​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is excited to announce two partnerships for the 2017-18 school year. The SCDSB has worked with Dell Canada and Staples to provide affordable options for families considering a technology purchase. Both programs are approved by the SCDSB.<br><br>Information about both programs, including product details and how to order, is available below. If you have questions about the programs, please contact either a Dell Education Advisor or your nearest Staples store, as appropriate.<br><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SimcoeCountyDSB-Dell%20BYOD_June2017.pdf">Dell Canada BYOD program letter</a><br><a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/About%20Us/News%20Documents/SchoolToolsBYOD_SimcoeLetter_EN.pdf">Staples BYOD program letter</a><br> <br></p>
Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Frameworkhttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/72Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework<div>​​The Ontario Ministry of Education is working with researchers to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.  <br><br>Students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards are invited to participate in an online survey and/or online focus groups to capture successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities to provide further support to enhance the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students.   <br><br>Third Progress Report - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36">English survey</a></div><div>Troisième Rapport D’Étape - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36&idlang=FR">French survey​</a>  <br><br></div><div>It is important to note that:</div><div><ul><li>​​​Participation in this survey is voluntary.  </li><li>This survey is confidential. That means that all answers will be combined anonymously (without any identifying information) with the answers received from other participants. No one who sees the answers will be able to link them to any individual person.   </li><li>Anyone can stop doing this survey at any time without any repercussions.</li></ul></div><div>All stakeholders are invited to participate in the online focus groups. To participate, RSVP to thirdprogressreport@gmail.com indicating which session you would like to attend. Please note that while we will make efforts to accommodate everyone spaces are limited to 10-12 people per session on a first come, first served basis.  <br><br></div><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Students</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Parents/Guardians</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Indigenous Organizations & Partners</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, May 23 </p><p style="text-align:center;">8-9pm EST (English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 12 7:30-8:30 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, May 25 6-7pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Friday, June 2</p><p style="text-align:center;">2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, June 21</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 8    2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;"> (French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 26</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 20</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 27</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)​</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div><div>The Indigenous Education Office of the Ministry of Education would be pleased to respond to any questions you may have regarding the process of engagement and data collection to inform the development of the Third Progress Report. Please send any questions directly to Jennifer Feasby, Manager Education Policy and Programs Unit (Jennifer.Feasby@ontario.ca).<br><br><br></div><div><br></div>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardianshttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/71Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians<div>​​Recently there has been significant media coverage of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional account of one teen’s suicide and the factors leading to it.  <br><br>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has advised staff that they are not to use the series as a teaching tool. This decision is based upon the advice of mental health professionals from across the province, who have stated that the material is graphic and potentially triggering for vulnerable young people. While the themes in this series may not pose a risk or potential harm to most students, for those struggling with mental health issues and/or suicide ideation, this series includes graphic content, glamourizes suicidal behaviours and portrays helpers (school guidance counsellors) in a negative way.  <br><br>We recognize that your children may watch the series on their own. If they do, we encourage you to talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. The SCDSB has supports in place for students and staff, and there are many community resources you can access as well. More information and contact details are available on the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Safe-and-Healthy-Schools/Pages/Mental-Health.aspx">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators">information regarding the series​</a>. You may also find this helpful in discussions with your children about suicide and mental health.   <br><br>If you have questions or concerns please contact your principal.</div><div><br></div>
SCDSB Seeking New Trustee for Wasaga Beach, Penetanguishene & Tinyhttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/23SCDSB Seeking New Trustee for Wasaga Beach, Penetanguishene & Tiny<div class="ExternalClass237F51F42099497BAE7D9BBD527EC7E5"><p>​​The Simcoe County District School Board invites applications for the position of Trustee representing the public school ratepayers in the County of Simcoe – Town of Wasaga Beach, Town of Penetanguishene and Township of Tiny. As outlined in the Education Act, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:</p><ul><li>a Canadian citizen;</li><li>age 18 or over;</li><li>a resident within Simcoe County;</li><li>a public school elector;</li><li>not legally prohibited from voting; and,</li><li>not disqualified by any legislation from holding school board office (e.g., an  employee of any school board).</li></ul><p>Applications with full details regarding qualifications, experience and interests should be submitted to the Director’s Office c/o Deb Foster, Executive Assistant - Board by <strong>12 noon on Thursday, April 13, 2017</strong>. Applicants will be required to make a brief presentation to the Board before the appointment is made.  Please direct inquiries to Deb Foster, (705) 734-6363, ext. 11231 or at <a>dfoster@scdsb.on.ca</a>.   <br><br>Please forward your application either by mail, email or fax to:  <br><br>Simcoe County District School Board<br>c/o Deb Foster, Executive Assistant – Board<br>1170 Highway 26<br>Midhurst, ON  L9X 1N6<br>E-mail – <a>dfoster@scdsb.on.ca</a>  <br>Fax – (705) 722-5647<br><br><br>Peter Beacock     <br>Chairperson   <br><br>Steve Blake<br>Director of Education</p></div><p>​</p>
Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at schoolhttp://bay.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/66Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at school<div>​​Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from January 9 to 27.</div><div><br></div><div>Survey topics include: the overall tone of the school, feeling of safety, student well-being, and equity and inclusion.</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Complete the survey now</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><br></div><div style="text-align:center;"><a href="http://fluidsurveys.com/s/SCParent1617/">http://fluidsurveys.com/s/SCParent1617/</a></div><div><br></div><div>A similar survey is being conducted with staff and students. Each school will receive a report of the school results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) senior administrative team and Board of Trustees also review the board-wide results. </div><div><br></div><div>The data will show our progress over time, and will highlight areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  </div><div><br></div><div>Parent and staff versions of the elementary School Climate Survey are being offered for the first time this year. Parent and staff versions of the secondary School Climate Survey were offered for the first time last year. Student School Climate surveys have been collected since 2007.</div><div><br></div><div>Questions can be sent to <a href="mailto:research@scdsb.on.ca">research@scdsb.on.ca​</a>. </div><div><br></div>