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French Program Review - Final Decisionhttp://rep.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/8French Program Review - Final Decision<p>​A French program review involving our school was recently completed. On November 23, 2016, the SCDSB Board of Trustees voted in favour of splitting the French as a Second Language (FSL) program between Regent Park and Harriett Todd. </p><div><strong>What does this mean?</strong></div><div><ul><li>Beginning in September 2017 Grade 1-4 FI students will be transferred from Regent Park PS to Harriett Todd PS<br></li><li>Students from Grade 5-8 in the FSL program (EFSL and FI) will be accommodated at Regent Park PS<br></li><li>Elementary feeder schools for the FSL program at Harriett Todd PS will be the same as the current Regent Park PS feeders   <br></li></ul><p></p><p>Families will be sent a letter outlining this information. For more information, visit the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Board/Capital-Planning/Pages/Other-Planning-Reviews.aspx">Simcoe County District School Board website</a>.  </p></div><div><br></div>
French Program Reviewhttp://rep.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/6French Program Review<p>​</p><p>Following are the contents of a letter being distributed to all families at Harriett Todd and Regent Park public schools regarding an upcoming French Program Review.​<br><br></p><p>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) introduced the French Immersion (FI) program, beginning with Grade 1, in September 2013. The FI program is one component of the SCDSB's French as a Second Language (FSL) program. At that time, the board identified which schools would offer the program to ensure fair access to students from across Simcoe County. In order to maintain this fair access, the program must be reviewed on a regular basis to help balance enrolment and to minimize impacts on home school student populations.</p><p>A Program Review (PR) has been approved by the SCDSB Board of Trustees for our school. A proposed option is splitting the FSL program, with some grades attending Regent Park Public School and the others attending Harriett Todd Public School. All students in the English program would continue to attend their home school.</p><p>This review is being conducted to ensure balanced enrolment at our schools. The results of the review would take effect in September 2017.</p><p><strong>We are hosting an information session to address parent questions and get feedback on the proposed changes.</strong></p><p><strong>Date: October 13, 2016</strong><br><strong>Time: 7 p.m.</strong><br><strong>Location: Harriett Todd Public School</strong></p><p>Further information is included in the SCDSB's 2015-16 Capital Plan. You can view it online at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/">www.scdsb.on.ca</a>  under 'Board' and 'Capital Planning'. Click on the Capital Plan 2015-16 link.</p><p>I invite you to contact me at 705-734-6363 x11208 with any questions or comments you have.</p><p>​Sincerely,</p><p>Douglas Paul<br>Superintendent of Education</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>French Program Review FAQ's</strong></p><ol><li><strong>Why is a Program Review necessary?</strong><br> <br>Certain schools can be over capacity due to new residential growth, specific programs being located at the school or other factors. Transferring students and programs to other schools that have space helps reduce over capacity pressures, use of portables and balances enrolment at our schools.  <br><br></li><li><strong>When would the change in programming occur?</strong><br> <br>It is recommended that any changes will take effect at the beginning of the 2017 – 2018 school year.<br> <br></li><li><strong>Will there be any changes to means of transportation to and from the schools?</strong><br> <br>Students who require bussing to and from their French as a Second Language (FSL) school site will continue to receive this service if they are not within walking distance (as per policy) of their school.<br> <br></li><li><strong>Will this change affect any other attendance areas?</strong><br> <br>Changes to regular program attendance areas are not anticipated at this time.<br> <br></li><li><strong>Can a sibling of a student in the French program attend the same school?</strong><br> <br>Siblings can only attend the same school if that is their designated home school.<br> <br></li><li><strong>Will my child have to go to a different school for JK/SK?</strong><br><strong> </strong><br>Applying and commitment to the FSL program within the SCDSB is a voluntary decision. Students may be required to attend a different school for JK/SK before moving to their FSL site for Grade 1 entry. As the program continues to grow, more sites may be provided which will minimize the frequency of students having to switch schools after SK.<br> <br></li><li><strong>Will there be an opportunity to provide feedback to the board? </strong><br><br>Yes, feedback forms can be obtained at your school and/or available the night of the meeting.<br> <br></li><li><strong>How much space is designated in a school for the FSL program?</strong><br> <br>Program space is reviewed every year and in instances of heightened pressures in a school(s), a recommendation may be provided in the SCDSB's annual Capital Plan to conduct a program review to alleviate enrolment pressures and continue the growth of the FSL program.<br> <br></li><li><strong>What is the retention factor for the FI program? If it continues to grow, won't there be a lack of space, and ultimately the need for more full-track FI schools?</strong><br> <br>Retention in the FI program has so far been strong since being implemented a few years back. The program is expected to grow in future years with the EFSL (Extended French as a Second Language) program being phased out. The 2016-17 school year is the final school year for Grade 5 EFSL entry. <br><br></li></ol><p>For more information on the SCDSB's FSL program, please visit: <a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Pages/French-Programs.aspx">http://scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Pages/French-Programs.aspx</a>.   </p><p><br></p><p>​</p>
New Student Dress Code http://rep.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/5New Student Dress Code <p><a href="/Documents/Dress-Code-2016-03-30.pdf">Dress-Code-2016-03-30.pdf</a> The SCDSB is introducing a new student dress code this school year. The dress code was developed in consultation with staff and students. Students are expected to respect the guidelines when dressing for school. Our school is a safe space. We work to be equitable and inclusive and understand that students may choose to express themselves through their clothing choices. Student clothing cannot pose a safety concern or conceal identity. Exceptions are granted to students who wear head coverings or other garments/objects for the purposes of religious observance, medical or sensory needs, or other reasons protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code. The SCDSB dress code is attached as well as available in the student agenda and online at <span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.scdsb.on.ca</span>. If you have questions about the dress code, you can contact the principal or the SCDSB Equity and Inclusive Education Team at 705-728-7570.</p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten studentshttp://rep.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/52Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p> </p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Schools/School%20Documents/16-17-Elementary-Calendar-Modifed.pdf">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="https://sharingsimcoe.com/2016/07/21/kindergarten-what-your-child-needs-on-the-first-day/">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/School-Health/Articles/Healthy-lunch-ideas-for-the-new-school-year.aspx#.V7SKAPkrK71">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/sites/default/files/SCSTC%20-%20Bus%20Tag%20Program%20-%202016-17.pdf">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/sites/default/files/SCSTC%20First%20Rider%20Program%20Summer%202016_0.pdf">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href="mailto:studentregistration@scdsb.on.ca">studentregistration@scdsb.on.ca</a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="https://scstc.ca/Eligibility.aspx?Page=School">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Schools/Pages/SchoolSearch.aspx">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Mabel's Labels Fundraiserhttp://rep.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/4Mabel's Labels Fundraiser<p>​Regent Park is fundraising with Mabel's Labels. Please visit <a href="http://www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">www.campaigns.mabelslabels.com</span></a> (Select Your School: Regent Park PS Orillia) to place your order and support our fundraiser. Cool tip: Parents can send this link to friends and family members as the labels are paid online and sent directly to the person who placed the order. Funds raised are directed to our school!</p>
Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!http://rep.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!<p>Our website was recently upgraded with a fresh look and new features. It 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>Subscribe to stay up-to-date </strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news">What's New</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. <a href="/subscribe">Subscribe</a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are!  </p><p><strong>Find out what's happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events">Events</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. <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Learn about high sch</strong><strong>ool</strong><br>The <a href="/students/high-school">High School</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.<strong></strong></p><p><strong>Pay fees online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA">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">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>
Letters of Education Verificationhttp://rep.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/3Letters of Education Verification<p>​Requests for letters of education verification for government agencies and other organizations, (i.e. Revenue Canada, Social Services, and/or confirmation of attendance letters, etc.) must be made by the parent/guardian/adult student, in advance and in writing, and must be verified with proper identification and/or documentation.  </p><p>Forms are available on the Simcoe County District School Board website <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/" target="_blank">www.scdsb.on.ca</a> under Student>Transcripts> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Students/Student%20Documents/Request-for-Transcripts-or-Education-Verification.pdf">Transcript and/or Education Verification Request Form</a>.  <br></p><p>Please be advised that processing these requests may take up to 10 business days, so please plan accordingly.  Thank you for your understanding.<br></p>

 

 

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Chris Vandenberg
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