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SCDSB DIrector's Message about February T1 Report Cardshttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/143SCDSB DIrector's Message about February T1 Report Cards<p>​<span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8,</span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) provincial branch began job action in the form of work-to-rule across Ontario on Nov. 26. Work-to-rule means a partial withdrawal of services by the employee group. This job action has continued to escalate and ETFO members across the province are now participating in rotating walkouts. </span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">In the Simcoe County District School Board, the Simcoe County branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs).</span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">Kindergarten Communication of Learning documents (K1 and K2 students) and Term One Report Cards (Grades 1-8) were scheduled to be distributed to parents/guardians on Feb. 14, 2020. Due to the ongoing provincial job action, it is not possible to produce elementary report cards at this time. </span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">As always, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions regarding your child’s academic progress and/or well-being.</span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">Thank you for your understanding.</span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">Steve Blake</span><br style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span style="color:#343534;font-family:"open sans";font-size:15.008px;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;letter-spacing:0.3px;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;">Director of Education <br></span></p>
Latest update - as of Jan. 22, 2020http://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/144Latest update - as of Jan. 22, 2020<span><span><h3 class="sizeable" style="font-size:24px;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfmedium;line-height:1.2em;color:#003f5a;font-style:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;">SCDSB elementary schools to be closed to students on Monday, Jan. 27</h3></span></span><p class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;font-style:normal;font-weight:300;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;background-color:#ffffff;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:12.5067px;color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;">On Jan. 22, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a rotating one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario on Monday, Jan. 27. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards that will be affected. In the SCDSB, this branch of ETFO represents our permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs). <br></span><br style="color:#343534;font-size:12.5067px;letter-spacing:0.3px;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:12.5067px;color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;">Should a tentative agreement not be reached,<span> </span><strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-weight:bold;font-size:0.938em;">all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Monday, Jan. 27, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for elementary school students will be cancelled on Monday, Jan. 27. </strong><br></span><br style="color:#343534;font-size:12.5067px;letter-spacing:0.3px;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:12.5067px;color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;">Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. <br></span><br style="color:#343534;font-size:12.5067px;letter-spacing:0.3px;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:12.5067px;color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;"><strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-weight:bold;font-size:0.938em;">Please note that all SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres will remain open to students on Monday, Jan. 27 and buses will run as per their regular schedule. All Grade 9-12 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.</strong><br></span><br style="color:#343534;font-size:12.5067px;letter-spacing:0.3px;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:12.5067px;color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;">For ongoing updates, visit the<span> </span><a class="sizeable" title="Opens labour updates page on SCDSB website" href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-weight:400;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter:<span> </span><a class="sizeable" title="Opens SCDSB Twitter page" href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-weight:400;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;">@SCDSB_Schools</a><span> </span>or Facebook:<span> </span><a class="sizeable" title="Opens SCDSB Facebook page" href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration:underline;background-color:transparent;display:inline-block;margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-weight:400;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).<br></span><br style="color:#343534;font-size:12.5067px;letter-spacing:0.3px;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:12.5067px;color:#343534;letter-spacing:0.3px;">Thank you for your understanding.<br></span></p>
Thanks to School Council for our Festive Feasthttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/142Thanks to School Council for our Festive Feast<p>​Thank you to all the School Council members and special volunteers - I'm talking to you Sparky! - for the wonderful Festive Feast we had at Hillsdale ES today.  The decorations leading into the gym, and the tablescapes were so, well, festive!  And the meal for all of our students was healthy and delicious.  Our staff and students can't thank you enough for putting on this special event for all of us!<br></p>
Small Town Girls Teahttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/141Small Town Girls Tea<p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">A reminder that this Thursday, December 12th, the Small Town Girls are hosting their annual Christmas tea after school from 3:35-5:30.  Baked goods can be sent that day.  Thank you.</span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;">Our school's Festive Feast is happening this Friday, December 13.  Tomorrow is the deadline to let us know if your child has food allergies, sensitivities or preferences.  Please return the form tomorrow ONLY if we need to be aware of food concerns for your child.</span></p>
What a Great Community Evening at Hillsdale EShttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/140What a Great Community Evening at Hillsdale ES<p>​Thank you to all of our families and community members who came out for our <strong>3rd Annual Deck-the-Halls </strong>event last evening!<br></p><p>We hope you enjoyed the performances, time to mingle with friends and family, that you gotto take some pics in the photo booth, enjoyed some hot chocolate and/or baked goods!<br></p><p>Thank you to our School Council, the Carter family, and all of the folks who donated baked goods.  We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as we did.<br></p><p>Next Friday is our <strong>Festive Feast</strong> - another seasonal event put on by our School Council and Hillsdale volunteers.  A letter is going home today about the feast.  For those students who have food sensitivites, allergies, preferences, please return the form by Wednesday, December 11.<br></p>
Deck-the-Halls Open House ~ Performances ~ Carol Singhttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/139Deck-the-Halls Open House ~ Performances ~ Carol Sing<p>​Our 3rd Annual Deck-the-Halls Open House is happening tomorrow evening (December 5) from 6-8 pm.<br></p><p>You are welcome to stroll the hallways of our school to see the seasonal door decor.  There will be hot chocolate, and baked goods for sale!  You will be able to pick-up your Gift Cards as well.<br></p><p>Beginning at 6:30 pm there will be performances in the gym.  Between each performance there will be caroling!  You are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on the gym floor as there won't be many chairs set-up.<br></p><p>If you would like to donate to the Elmvale Food Bank, we are accepting non-perishable food items.<br></p><p>Thank you to the staff and students who will be performing and our School Council for organizing the hot chocolate and bake sale.<br></p><p>So fun!  Hope to see you there.<br></p>
Grade 7 Immunizations on Monday, Nov. 25thhttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/138Grade 7 Immunizations on Monday, Nov. 25th<p>​Quick Reminders:<br></p><p>PA Day Fri. Nov. 22 for Student Involved/Led Conferences; <strong>Book Fair</strong> Open during Conferences<br></p><p><strong>Grade 7 Round 1 Immunizations</strong> Mon. Nov. 25th<br></p><p>Book Fair still open Mon. Nov. 25th after school<br></p><p>School Council Members Annual Potluck Meeting Mon. Nov. 25th<br></p>
Gift Card Orders Due!http://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/137Gift Card Orders Due!<p>​Ready for the holidays... Tomorrow - Thursday, November 21 - is the last day to use School Cashnet (by midnight) or hand-in orders to the school for the 2nd round of Gift Cards!</p><p>For families who wish to pick-up their gift cards... they will be ready for you Thursday, November 21 from 4 pm until the end of the evening.</p><p>Thanks for supporting this School Council fundraiser!</p><p>Mrs. Hermiston is holding a Book Fair in the school library after school this evening and tomorrow evening!</p>
Wendy's Night & Vision Screening - JK, Gr. 4, Gr. 8http://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/136Wendy's Night & Vision Screening - JK, Gr. 4, Gr. 8<p>​First of all, we had a truly touching and meaningful Remembrance Day Service yesterday.  <strong>Thank you to the Seney family for their participation and wonderful words of wisdom to our staff and students</strong>.  Thank you to several classes who sang, students who read poems, and our student MCs.  It really was a lovely and special Service of Remembrance, 11th day, 11th month, 2019.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Now a couple of news items</span>!</p><p>Our <strong>Hillsdale ES Wendy's Night</strong> is tomorrow night - <strong>Wednesday, November 13, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm</strong>.  We hope to see you at the Bayfield Street North location.  Come on out, eat together, socialize together, all while supporting School Counci initiatives.</p><p>Also tomorrow - Wednesday, November 13th, the Tiny Township Lions Club will be conducting <strong>vision screening for students in JK, Gr. 4 and Gr. 8</strong>.  If you would like your student to participate in this screening, please sign and return the form and return tomorrow morning.</p>
Remembrance Day Servicehttp://hid.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/135Remembrance Day Service<p>​Hillsdale ES is holding their Remembrance Day Service on Monday, November 11 at 9:30 am.<br></p><p>The Hillsdale ES school community is welcome to attend.<br></p><p>Several classes are participating.<br></p><p>Cadets, Guides, Scouts are welcome to wear their uniforms for this assembly.<br></p><p>Mrs. MacInnis and Mrs. Hermiston have organized the very special program of remembrance for us - Thank you.<br></p>