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Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten studentshttp://fld.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>
Use of sunscreen at schoolhttp://fld.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/42Use of sunscreen at school<p>​</p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#212121;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">As the warmer weather is approaching we have been receiving questions about the use of Sunscreen at our school.</p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#212121;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#212121;line-height:normal;background-color:#ffffff;">Sunscreen: Parents are encouraged to ensure that children have sunscreen applied BEFORE school.  Students may bring additional sunscreen to school to re-apply during the day, however, staff will not be responsible to administer sunscreen to the students, parents must ensure that you have taught your child how to re-apply.  <strong>Spray and aerosol type </strong>applicators are NOT permitted at the school as they present unsafe conditions as students spray sunscreen into the air.  Sunscreen sent to school MUST be of a <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">non-scent cream variety</span></strong>.  Parents MUST counsel your children that sunscreen must not be shared with others in order to reduce the potential for allergic reactions.​</p>
School Musicalhttp://fld.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/43School Musical<p>​​Our school musical evening performance is Thursday May 5th beginning at 6:00 p.m.   There are some day performances on Thursday as well starting at 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.  Ms. Wenzel, cast and crew have been working extremely hard to prepare a wonderful performance for everyone.  Hope to see you there!</p>
World Autism Day http://fld.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/41World Autism Day <p>​​Dress in blue on Monday to show your support for families living with Autism.</p>
Jersey Day Tomorrowhttp://fld.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/39Jersey Day Tomorrow<p>​Don't forget to put on your favourite team's jersey tomorrow!  It can be a team you play on or a team you love to watch and cheer on​.  </p>

 

 

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