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Students to participate in remote learning http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/134Students to participate in remote learning <p>​On April 12, the Ontario government announced that all schools in Ontario will move to remote learning following the Spring Break in order to suppress the spread of COVID-19. </p><p>As a result, all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students currently participating in in-person learning will now participate in remote learning until further notice. Students will receive and complete assigned coursework through the virtual learning platform established by their teacher (either Google Classroom or Desire2Learn [D2L]). Your child’s teacher will contact you beginning on Monday, April 19 to discuss next steps, including information on how to access technology, if required, for the purpose of remote learning. School programming is expected to be in full operation through remote learning by Wednesday, April 21. Please note that transportation services will not be available during the remote learning period.</p><p>Parents/guardians of students in special education classes will be contacted by their child’s teacher beginning on Monday, April 19 regarding programming and transportation arrangements. School programming is expected to be in full operation by Wednesday, April 21.</p><p>Students currently enrolled in the Learn@Home program will continue to attend class virtually. Learn@Home classes will resume on Monday, April 19.</p>For more information, visit <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a>.<br><div><br></div>
John Bernard Kennedy Bursaryhttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/175John Bernard Kennedy Bursary<p style="text-align:left;"><strong>THE JOHN BERNARD KENNEDY TRUST BURSARY </strong></p><p style="text-align:left;">In May 2001 the Simcoe County District School Board was advised that the late John Bernard Kennedy had included a bequest in his will to provide scholarships for graduating students of Elmvale District High School.  The will directed the Simcoe County District School Board, through its Scholarship and Trust Fund, to provide scholarships "to benefit those who may not otherwise be able to afford to attend a post secondary educational facility". Scholarships, totaling ten thousand dollars, will help the recipients pay for a significant portion of their first year expenses. Graduating students who are proceeding to post-secondary education are eligible to apply for the bursary.  Please click on this attachment to apply  <a href="/Documents/John%20Bernard%20Kennedy%20Bursary%20Application%20Form%202021.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />John Bernard Kennedy Bursary Application Form 2021.pdf</a></p>
The Faculty of Medicine's Youth Summer Programhttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/174The Faculty of Medicine's Youth Summer Program<p>The Faculty of Medicine's Youth Summer Program (MED YSP) at the University of Toronto is open for this summer. The virtual program is run in live mode giving students an engaging way to learn about science and medicine. Students will meet peers from across Canada and over 15 different countries, talk to instructors, professors, do at-home activities, compete in The Great Game Show, have a chance to win prizes, and much more! <br>Scholarships are available for students experiencing financial need. </p><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li>Two types of scholarships</li><li>Scholarship covers 100% of program fees.</li><li>Deadline to apply for scholarship is <strong>April 30, 2021.</strong></li></ul><p>Visit our <a href="https://ysp.utoronto.ca/application-scholarships/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">scholarship page</span></a> to learn more and to apply.<br> <br></p>
Women as Career Coaches presentationhttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/173Women as Career Coaches presentation<p>​For information on the 'Women as Career Coaches' presentation please click here</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/WACC%20Spotlight%20Speaker.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />WACC Spotlight Speaker.pdf</a></p>
Community Hourshttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/172Community Hours<p><strong>This is important information for all graduating students who have not completed their Community Involvement Hours.</strong></p><p>For the 2020-21 school year, the Ministry of Education has made some temporary changes to the community involvement graduation policy to make it easier for students to earn their volunteer hours given the challenges related to COVID-19</p><p>The number of hours required to graduate has been reduced to <strong>20</strong> and some restrictions have been waived.</p><p>For this school year:</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Students may earn hours during the school day (in the afternoon when finished class)</li><li>Students may earn hours through duties normally performed in the home </li><li>Students 14 years and older can count up to 10 hours from paid employment toward their volunteer hours if they submit a reflection indicating how their work contributed to the service of others.</li></ol><p><em>The following list provides some examples of flexible ways students could earn community involvement hours in keeping with the purpose of the policy, which is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities, including: </em></p><p><em><em>Providing tutoring and mentorship supports through:</em> </em></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li><em>Virtual tutoring to help students with reading, communication and/or other skills</em></li><li><em>Teaching online music or dance lessons</em></li><li><em>Hosting art classes for younger students</em></li><li><em>Assisting siblings and/or younger students with online learning and schoolwork </em></li></ul><li><em>Connecting with and supporting seniors by:</em> </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li><em>Conversing with seniors virtually, for example, acting as technology mentors or providing a regular check-in to address isolation and build cross-generational friendships</em></li><li><em>Joining or creating a letter-writing campaign to seniors</em></li><li><em>Delivering groceries to elderly/immunocompromised neighbours </em></li></ul><li><em>Supports for families, neighbourhoods and community initiatives:</em> </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li><em>Supporting a family by walking a younger child to and from school</em></li><li><em>Participating in donation pick-ups for not-for-profit organizations</em></li><li><em>Coordinating a donation event with a local organization such as a shelter</em></li><li><em>Facilitating discussions with newcomer youth or families to help them learn about their new community</em></li><li><em>Sewing masks to donate to social agencies</em></li><li><em>Shoveling snow and/or performing yard work for a family or neighbour's family due to extenuating circumstances</em></li><li><em>Taking part in neighbourhood litter-pick-up hour </em></li></ul><li><em>Utilizing social media to connect with their community by:</em> </li><ul style="list-style-type:circle;"><li><em>Organizing a virtual reading or math activity for their feeder elementary schools</em></li><li><em>Creating a transition support video for Grade 8 students</em></li><li><em>Doing a musical performance that could provide entertainment for seniors</em></li><li><em>Encouraging people to donate through various social media platforms to food banks or other not-for-profit organizations</em></li><li><em>Creating a flyer for promotion on social media for a local cause </em></li></ul><li><em>There are also some virtual volunteering opportunities available; students can come to the Guidance office for more information</em><em>.</em></li></ul><p><strong>Please complete your hours and hand them into the guidance office or email completed forms to Mrs. Labbe asap at:   </strong>llabbe@scdsb.on.ca</p>
Bursary Opportunity for Graduating studentshttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/171Bursary Opportunity for Graduating students<p>​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">The Township of Tiny Bursary Program is designed to assist students who are entering their post-secondary education (including courses and training programs of a technical and vocational nature).  C</span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" lang="EN-CA">hildren of permanent and seasonal taxpayers in the Township of Tiny are eligible to apply.  All applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on March 31st, 2021. Applications received after the due date will not be eligible. Please click on the attached documents for more information.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" lang="EN-CA"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/2021%20Township%20of%20Tiny%20Bursary%20Program.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2021 Township of Tiny Bursary Program.pdf</a></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-1 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" lang="EN-CA"><a href="/Documents/2021%20Bursary%20Program%20Application%20Form%20FILLABLE.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />2021 Bursary Program Application Form FILLABLE.pdf</a></span></p>
Course Selections for next yearhttp://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/167Course Selections for next year<p>​Next week Mrs. G-J will begin classroom visits to support students as they select their courses for next year.  Grade-specific documents and PowerPoint presentations were emailed home to help with decision-making.  Students are asked to review the documents and consider their options carefully.  A link to a video created by our teachers is also being included to help highlight some of the elective options available at EDHS for next year.  <a href="https://youtu.be/ovhKdgL2Bg0"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://youtu.be/ovhKdgL2Bg0</span></a></p><p><strong>Course selections are due March 12</strong></p><p>Please direct questions to S. Georgy-Jenkinson in Guidance at sgeorgyjenkinson@scdsb.on.ca.</p>
A few reminders for our EDHS secondary families...http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/166A few reminders for our EDHS secondary families...<p><em>Good morning </em><em>EDHS</em><em> families,  <em> </em></em></p><p><em>Just a reminder that </em><em>Wednesday February 3, 2021 is a professional development day for all Simcoe County </em><em>District School Board <strong>Secondary </strong></em><em>students</em><em>.  </em><em> As such, there will be no instruction for students on this day.  Quadmester 3, week A, will begin on Thursday February 4, 2021.    </em></p><p><em>This semester all secondary SCDSB teachers will be delivering instruction using the D2L platform.  <em> </em></em></p><p><em>All EDHS </em><em>students are to log into their D2L class to access the Google Meet by 8:50 am on Thursday morning.</em><em> Please see the attached guide to help you to access this platform.<em> <a href="/Documents/The%20SCDSBhub_%20A%20Guide%20for%20Students%20and%20Families%20(1).pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />The SCDSBhub_ A Guide for Students and Families (1).pdf</a></em></em></p><p><em>If trying to access courses through D2L, you will only see the Week A course on February 4</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em> and then Week B course on February 8</em><em><sup>th</sup></em><em>, which is when that course begins. For more information, please access the school year calendar, which can be found on our EDHS website or by clicking this link: </em><a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/UserFiles/Servers/Server_210898/File/Elementary/Planning%20for%20School/School%20Year%20Calendar/School-Year-Calendar_2020-21.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>School Year Calendar</em></span></a><em> </em></p><p><em>To check your Semester 2 Schedule (both Quadmester 3 and 4), students should refer to the </em><a href="https://ps.scdsb.on.ca/public/home.html"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em>Student Portal</em></span></a><em> see their entire timetable.  Students can access the portal on the EDHS website, under Student, Student Portal or by clicking the above link above.</em><em>  </em><em>Sign into the Portal using your regular computer log in and password (no SCDSB extension). Click on "My Schedule" and you will see the list of courses with the A, B, C and D week listed beside it.<em> </em></em></p><p><em>We will be collecting all textbooks and/or library books on loan from EDHS on Tuesday, February 2nd and Wednesday, February 3rd  between 9:30am and 3:00pm.</em></p><p><strong><em>This DOES NOT include Chromebooks or HUBS at this time.  </em></strong><em> Deliveries are to be made at the front of the school.  Place items (with your name attached – pens and sticky-notes will be provided) in the tote provided. Please remain outside and respect all COVID protocols including social distancing and mask wearing.<em> </em></em></p><p><em>Let's have a great start to semester two.</em></p><p><em>Take care.</em></p>
Calling all grade 10 and 11 students!!http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/165Calling all grade 10 and 11 students!!<p>​</p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>Students entering Grade 11 or 12 next school year who are interested in being a Student Trustee at the Simcoe County School Board Office are invited to run in this year's Student Trustee Election.  Elected Student Trustees will develop their leadership skills while bringing the student perspective to the public board discussions. <br></p><p><strong>Student Trustees will receive $2,500 per term of office AND earn a credit towards graduation.</strong> <br></p><p>Interested students should contact Ms. Glass (<a href="mailto:hglass@scdsb.on.ca">hglass@scdsb.on.ca</a>) for an application package before February 12.  <br></p><p>Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
Course Calendar 2021-2022http://elm.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/163Course Calendar 2021-2022<p>​Hey Eagles!  Take a look at the courses offered in the 2021-2022 school year...<a href="/Documents/Course%20Calendar%202021-2022.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Course Calendar 2021-2022.pdf</a><br></p>