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Locker Clean-out schedulehttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/134Locker Clean-out schedule<p>​EDHS students: please read the important information attached in regards to cleaning out your locker.<br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/locker%20Clean-out.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />locker Clean-out.pdf</a></p>
Mental Health Support for all of us...http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/133Mental Health Support for all of us...<p><em>A message from Denise (EDHS School Social worker). </em></p><p><em>Hi everyone,</em></p><p><em>   We all recognize that this pandemic and time of huge change and uncertainty can be really difficult in a lot of different ways. If you are feeling overwhelmed and/or have concerns about your mental health or someone else's there is support available to you right now. </em></p><p><em>If you want more information about how to take better care of yourself and those around you right now, check out these two great websites:</em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><strong><em>Jack.org</em></strong><em> </em><a href="https://jack.org/Resources/COVID-19-Youth-Mental-Health-Resource-Hub?lang=en-ca"><em>https://jack.org/Resources/COVID-19-Youth-Mental-Health-Resource-Hub?lang=en-ca</em></a></li><li><strong><em>School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO)</em></strong><em> </em><a href="https://smho-smso.ca/covid-19/"><em>https://smho-smso.ca/covid-19/</em></a></li></ul><p><em>If you or someone you know is struggling and looking for counselling support, there is free telephone counselling available right now:</em></p><ul><li><strong><em>Call Kids Help Phone (24/7)</em></strong><em> at : 1-800-668-6868 or check out their website for information </em><a href="https://kidshelpphone.ca/topic/covid-19/"><em>kidshelpphone.ca/topic/covid-19/</em></a><em> (24/7)</em></li><li><strong><em>Call NewPath Family Services</em></strong><em> at 705-725-7675 and set up a time to speak with a counsellor</em></li><li><strong><em>Call</em></strong><em> </em><em><strong>The Canadian Mental Health Association</strong></em><em>: 1-866-345-0183. Free telephone counselling is available Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30. </em></li><li><em>If you have been meeting with me </em><em><strong>(Denise)</strong></em><em> already this year for counselling and would like to connect, send me an email </em><em><a href="mailto:dlynchlacroix@scdsb.on.ca">dlynchlacroix@scdsb.on.ca</a></em><em> </em></li></ul><p><em>If you are really concerned about someone's mental health and wellbeing right now:</em></p><ul><li><strong><em>Call the Simcoe County Mental Health Crisis Line</em></strong><em> for 24/7 mental health crisis support at </em><em><strong>705-728-5044 </strong></em></li><li><strong><em>As always, call 911 for emergencies.</em></strong></li></ul><p><em>Do what you can to take care of you right now. For some ideas on how, check out this link </em><a href="https://smho-smso.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Self-Care-101.pdf"><em>smho-smso.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Self-Care-101.pdf</em></a><em> and don't hesitate to reach out for support.</em></p><p><em>Denise</em></p>
Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/127Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19<div><strong>On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19</strong>. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:<br></div><div><ul><li>Permits (Community Use of Schools)</li><li>All EarlyON and Child Care Centres</li><li>Adult and continuing education</li><li>Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs<br></li><li><div>Special Education Advisory Committee (June 1, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>Business and Facilities Standing Committee (June 3, 2020)</div></li><li><div>Program Standing Committee (June 10, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>Human Resources Standing Committee (June 10, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>First Nations Education Advisory Committee (June 11, 2020)<br></div></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Learn more at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a><br></div>
Women in Natural Resources Conferencehttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/131Women in Natural Resources Conference<p>​<span style="left:248.403px;top:178.843px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">You</span><span style="left:275.969px;top:178.839px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">’re i</span><span style="left:302.158px;top:178.843px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">nvited to the </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="left:138.481px;top:198.829px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"><strong>Women in </strong></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="left:275.844px;top:198.829px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"><strong>Natural Resource </strong></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="left:182.211px;top:230.029px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"><strong>Sciences Conference </strong></span><span style="left:241.135px;top:275.107px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">Saturday, </span><span style="left:311.931px;top:275.107px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">April 4, 2020</span><span style="left:182.211px;top:294.403px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">9</span><span style="left:194.491px;top:294.403px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">a.m. to 3</span><span style="left:253.916px;top:294.403px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">:30</span><span style="left:279.102px;top:294.403px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">p.m. Doors open at 8</span><span style="left:427.732px;top:294.403px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">a.m.</span><span style="left:118.432px;top:313.825px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">Fleming College, Frost Campus, 200 Albert St. S., </span><span style="left:465.449px;top:313.825px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">Lindsay<br></span></p><p>Please see the attached flyer for more information <a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/WINRS%20Emailer.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />WINRS Emailer.pdf</a><br><span style="left:465.449px;top:313.825px;font-size:14.6605px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"></span></p>
Parent/Teacher Interviewshttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/132Parent/Teacher Interviews<span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Parents Night for EDHS secondary school students and families will be held on Thursday, March 26 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. <strong> The booking of appointments, with your child's teachers, will be done online only </strong>at  <a href="https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/EDHS%40scdsb.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/">https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/EDHS@scdsb.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/</a>  The site is open now to select your time slot to meet the teachers. </span>
Your feedback is needed!http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/130Your feedback is needed! <p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Good Morning,</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#1f497d;">In</span><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"> September 2019, <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="color:#1f497d;">we welcomed </span>students in grades 7 and 8 from Huronia Centennial Elementary School to Elmvale DHS as part of the school's transition into a Grade 7 to 12 Secondary School Model.  As a parent/guardian of a student who was part of Elmvale DHS's transition we invite you to share some feedback on your experience.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">By clicking the link below you will enter an online platform called Thoughtexchange. This tool allows us to collect people's comments on a topic while ensuring that their responses remain confidential and anonymous. Please click the link below if you wish to participate: </span></p><p><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/qa70vaD7sM29SvuOGVE--g~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgNlwAP0QpaHR0cHM6Ly9teS50aG91Z2h0ZXhjaGFuZ2UuY29tLyM5NzA5MjEyNzlXB3NjaG9vbG1CCgAAgChVXuVvoPNSFnNwcGhpbGxpcHNAc2Nkc2Iub24uY2FYBAAAAAI~"><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#970921279</span></a></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Thoughtexchange is based on a single open-ended question that all participants answer. Once you submit your own answer to that question, you are then able to 'click' through and rate others' thoughts and ideas. The SCDSB will take the feedback from this Thoughtexchange and use it to ensure that future school changes or transitions are carried out effectively.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">The Elmvale DHS Transition Thoughtexchange will be open until Friday, March 13, 2020. You may re-enter the Thoughtexchange any time you wish to rank new thoughts and ideas that have been added. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">If you have questions about the Elmvale DHS Transition Thoughtexchange please contact </span><a href="mailto:lmnewton@scdsb.on.ca"><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">lmnewton@scdsb.on.ca</span></a><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Thank you,</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Dan Macdonald<br></span></p>
Semi-formal dancehttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/129Semi-formal dance<p>​The semi-formal dance scheduled for<strong></strong> Friday, March 6th, will be held in the EDHS cafetorium, 7-10 pm.<br></p>
OYAP Invitation...http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/128OYAP Invitation...<p>As in past years, partnership between our school board and local manufacturers has opened up promising opportunities for Grade 11 students interested in taking a look at careers in industry who could be available for summer employment 2020 and who have room in their timetable for a 4-credit co-op SEM 2 of 2020-2021.  Together with area employers and a panel of past graduates of the program, OYAP is offering a Parent-Student Information Night to provide learning about careers in precision metal cutting and specifically about the OYAP PMC Program which can include a Level 01 429A General Machinist apprenticeship class at college, spring of 2021. <br></p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Parent-Student Information Night</span></p><p>DATE:                   <strong>Wednesday, February 12</strong></p><p>LOCATION:          Holiday Inn, 20 Fairview Road, Barrie</p><p>TIME:                   Formal Presentation 7-8:15 p.m. with Panel of Current Apprentices; </p><p>                             Employer Displays 6:30 p.m. and after the meeting</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>With even our biggest employers turning down work due to lack of skilled staff, <strong>please encourage students to attend.  </strong>The attached brochure, which OYAP mailed in early January to many Grade 11 students (based on course selection including manufacturing or a combination of maths and sciences), has more details about the application requirements and <strong>Employer-Student Program Interview Day on Tuesday, April 7</strong>. <br></p><p>Benefits of this employer program being offering in 2020-2021 school year include: <br></p><p>•  Introduction to local manufacturers</p><p>•  Opportunity for paid summer work experience in 2019</p><p>•  Free 8-Week Level 01 Apprenticeship training at Georgian College</p><p>•  Free transportation and learning materials for Level 01</p><p>•  Valuable work experience through Co-operative Education</p><p>•  Head-start towards a Certificate of Qualification in Precision Metal Cutting <br></p><p>Year after year, this program launches careers as General Machinists, Mould Makers or Tool and Die Makers for successful candidates!</p>
Course Selections for Next Year...http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/126Course Selections for Next Year...Course selections for next year are well under way and are due by March 6, 2020. They can be done online through the student portal.  All students were given a handout of notes to consider and online instructions to help with choosing their courses.  We also held a course fair allowing students to access additional information from teachers regarding courses being offered next year.  The 2020-2021 EDHS school calendar includes descriptions of all courses, an outline of diploma requirements, a list of clubs/teams, etc. and can be viewed on our school website:  elm.scdsb.on.ca > Departments > Guidance > Course Selection<p>Students are reminded to complete grades 9-12 compulsory courses to ensure they are working towards their OSSDs.  Students planning to attend university at a future date must successfully complete 6 grade 12 university or mixed level courses to be considered for admission.  College-bound students must take grade 12 college or university English.  Both diploma and degree programs may have additional prerequisites and admission requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to research their options so that they are choosing the right courses for their timetables and future destinations. Helpful websites include <a href="http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/">www.ontariocolleges.ca</a>  for degree/diploma/certificate programs and <a href="http://www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca/">www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca</a> for degree/collaborative programs.  <br></p><p>MyBlueprint is an excellent database available to students, and many have been using this tool since elementary school.  Parents may also create an account and link to their son’s/daughter’s account to gain access to a personalized high school planner, graduation tracker and a wealth of information that is national in scope. </p>
Attention Grade 12 students!http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/127Attention Grade 12 students! <p><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">At this time, 24 students have applied to university and 36 students have applied to college for September 2020.  A number of students will also be starting apprenticeships in July 2020.  Most offers of admission to college and university programs come in the spring.  College-bound students must accept an offer by May 1.  The earliest date a university can require a response from a student is June 1.  At that time a financial commitment may also be required.  College applications were due on Feb 1 and university applications were due on January 15.  However, it may not be too late to apply for certain programs.  Late applicants are encouraged to visit Guidance to explore options. </span> <br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">Many students have been asking about OSAP and scholarships for post-secondary education.  Students were given folders in September which included a handout of scholarship information.  Extra handouts are available in Guidance.  Each post-secondary school offers their own scholarships/bursaries so students should check the websites of the schools they have applied to.  Another great website to check is </span><a href="http://www.scholarshipscanada.com/"><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">www.scholarshipscanada.com</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">.  Parents can also check their places of employment, insurance companies, and club/association affiliations, as many offer scholarships.  In addition, EDHS subscribes to The Scholarship Report – these publications are emailed to grade 12 students and their parents as I receive them.  If you have not received an issue, please contact Student Services to update your email address. </span> <br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0">A financial aid presentation is scheduled for April 8 at 10:30am.  This presentation will cover the costs of post-secondary education and possible sources of funding, including OSAP.  There is no application deadline for OSAP.  Students must have accepted an offer of admission, and parents’ income tax returns must be filed before a student can complete the application.  It takes 8-10 weeks for OSAP to process an application - if students apply in June they should have an answer by September.</span></p>