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TELEPHONE 705-428-2639 FAX 705-428-0562 Jane Seymour, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org Janice Ellerby, Vice-Principal email@example.com Paul Sloan, Superintendent firstname.lastname@example.org Caroline Smith, Trustee email@example.com Ben Murray, Student Services Janice McLeod, Student Success Kelly Lalonde, Special Education Joan Walsh, Cooperative Education
February 15, 2012 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Our Semester Two focus is on continuous student achievement and students demonstrating learning every day in all their classes. I look forward to leading, learning, and working with all students, staff, parents/guardians, School Council, and community to support excellence in learning in our classrooms and all areas of student school activities. We will continue to focus on excellence with all SCI & School Board Goals. As you read your child's/children's Report Card and other information in this Semester One Final Newsletter 2012, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at SCI. I am looking forward to continued demonstrations of "Success For All". Jane Seymour, Principal
Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 20 Feb. 23 Feb. 27 Feb. 29 Mar. 1 Mar. 11 Mar. 12-16 Mar. 23 Mar. 26 Mar. 29 Mar. 29 Apr. 6 Apr. 9 Apr. 11 Apr. 18 Apr. 19 Apr. 20 Apr. 25 Apr. 27 Apr. 30 May 1 May 7 May 9 May 7-11 May 14-18 May 21 May 23 May 25 May 28 June 8, 11 June 1 June 6 June 7 June 14-20 June 21-27 June 28 June 28 June 29 Report Card Distribution (Sem.1) Grey Shirt Day-Custodial Appreciation Public Meeting re: Schedule Change Family Day (no classes) Math Contests, Pascal, Cayley, Fermat Strengthening School/Community Partnerships 7-9 pm Grad Photo Retakes-by appointment Semi-Formal 7:00-10:00 pm Daylight Savings Time Begins March Break Progress Reports School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Student/Parent/Teacher Interviews 4-5, 6-8 pm OSSLT Testing Good Friday (no classes) Easter Monday (no classes) Math Contest, Euclid Term 1 Ends Term 2 Begins Community Service Hours Deadline -Gr 12’s Coop Information Meeting for Sept. 2012 Awards Assembly period one School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library Mid-Term Report Cards Music Monday Full Disclosure Date Education Week SAID Week Victoria Day (no classes) Employer Appreciation Breakfast & Career Fair Formal School Council Mtg. 7:00-9:00 pm – Library EQAO Math Testing Student Council Elections Grad Breakfast & Valedictorian vote Athletic Banquet Moratorium on all School Activities Final Evaluations for Sem. 2 Commencement 7:00 pm P.D. Day P.D. Day
ATTENDANCE – THE ROAD TO SUCCESS!
One of the strongest factors influencing a student’s success in school is attendance. Therefore, we will continue our late policy. Students late 5 times now must serve a lunch-time detention. After accumulating 10 lates, students are required to spend a full day detention (In School Suspension) in the office. If a student reaches 15 lates to class, external suspensions will be, and have been, issued. Semester 2 will see a concerted effort to reduce the number of unexcused absences as well. Our expectation at SCI is that students will attend all scheduled classes unless a reason is provided by a parent/guardian. A phone message can be left 24/7 at 705-428-2639. Notes to the office are also accepted and should indicate the student’s full name, date, time and reason for absence. If your child is absent and we do not have a reason, you can expect a call from the Office the next day so that we can ensure our records are accurate. If your child has “skipped” a lesson, they can expect an immediate detention. Excessive absences can result in a suspension. Thank you for your support in helping your child be successful at SCI. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teachers or the Vice Principal, Ms Ellerby.
Students and parents are reminded that all textbooks are loaned to students for their use and must be returned to the school at the end of each semester. In the event a textbook is lost or damaged, the student will be responsible to pay for its replacement. Students who have outstanding textbooks will not be issued textbooks for their Semester 2 courses until they have returned the books or paid for their loss.
July 4 Report Card Distribution July 9-Aug 24 School Closed for Summer
Stayner Collegiate's New Web Site
Our SCI web site will be changing to a new blog format. The site is linked to a Stayner Collegiate Facebook page and a Twitter account (@staynerc) so that you can get regular updates about activities and announcements at the school. The SCI blog also has a mobile format for phones and iPods. The blog will be appearing soon at http://sta.scdsb.on.ca.
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETINGS
We invite parents/guardians to attend our monthly School Council Meetings the last Monday of every month 7-9pm in our School Library. Next Month's meeting in February, will be a videoconference with parents from other SCDSB schools, organized by PIC (Parent Involvement Committee). All parents/guardians are welcome!
FREE WEBINAR FOR PARENTS Strengthening School/Community Partnerships School Council Members Video Conference Meeting Monday Feb 27th, 2012 7-9 pm in our Library Agenda: Welcome from Superintendent of Education Area 5 schools, Paul Sloan and Jane McCreadie, SCDSB System Parent Involvement Committee Chair. Presentations include: Full Day Kindergarten, Councils Top 10- PRO Grants; Council Top 10- $500 Council Funding and Proven Ideas; Ontario Scholarships; Council Top 10 Toolkit- Group Discussions. There will be four other videoconferences the same evening, with all the same topics. Orillia- Park Street CI; Innisfil- Nantyr Shores SS; Barrie- Innisdale SS; Midland- Midland SS. Parent/Guardians are always welcome to attend any/all School Council Meetings.
On Wednesday, February 15 at 7 pm, parents are invited to participate in a FREE webinar on Healthy Schools. For easy registration, please use this link: http://p4e-online-training.eventbrite.ca/
SCDSB HELPS PARENTS & EDUCATORS PLAN TRANSITIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting an event to help students, parents and educators plan transitions for students with special education needs. This event takes place on Monday, April 2, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Highway 26, Midhurst. Community agencies will highlight services available for planning these transitions. Information sessions will be presented and participants will receive the SCDSB’s “Planning Transitions for Students with Special Education Needs: A Handbook for Parents”. The handbook provides guiding questions, calendars of events and tips for supporting students. Event information is also available at www.scdsb.on.ca.
ANNUAL CIRCLE OF LEARNING CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS
The 4th Annual Circle of Learning Conference for Parents will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9:00 am—2:00 pm. It will take place at the SCDSB Education Centre, 1170 Highway 26, Midhurst, ON. The focus of the Conference is Linking Parents to Student Success will be taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2012. This event is organized by the SCDSB's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) to support parent involvement in education. It is funded through the Ministry of Education's base grants for Parent Engagement. Information on the workshop topics, a listing of keynote speakers and the agenda will be updated here as they become available in the coming months. To be notified by email when new information is posted, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Circle of Learning".
NOTICE TO STUDENTS AND LEGAL CUSTODIANS OF STUDENTS REGARDING OUT OF AREA REQUESTS
Under the Simcoe County District School Board procedures (APM A7000), it is possible for students to apply for and receive permission to attend an out of attendance area school. Students will be permitted to continue in attendance as long as space is available. They may be required to return to their home school or transfer to another school when the capacity of the school they are attending has been reached and space is required for students residing within the attendance areas. Even with this permission, however, the responsibility for transportation to and from school is borne by the out-ofattendance-area student and/or parent/guardian.
CUSTODIAN APPRECIATION WEEK
FEBRUARY 13 TO 17, 2012 We are celebrating our custodians! The Simcoe County District School Board invites all school communities to help celebrate the SCDSB’s annual Custodian Appreciation Week - February 13 to 17, 2012. Custodians are an integral part of our school community. This appreciation week provides staff, students and school communities with an opportunity to thank our custodians for their conscientious efforts and commitment to the students of Simcoe County. Their work helps to create safe and supportive environments for learning and working. Please contact the school to find out what activities are being planned to help celebrate the services for learning that our custodians provide on a daily basis. We hope you will join us in this celebration by expressing your appreciation to the custodians at our school.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE JOIN A CLUB AND/OR GET INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES LISTEN FOR MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS, WATCH THE TV IN THE HALL OR CHECK OUT THE NEW SCI BLOG FOR MEETING TIMES AND PLACES AT LUNCH AND AFTER SCHOOL
Parents & students are reminded to check for information on bus cancellations at www.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca Bus delays will still be announced through the local media. Schools in the West Simcoe County Weather Zone are: Secondary: Collingwood Collegiate and Stayner Collegiate Elementary: Admiral Collingwood, Birchview Dunes, Byng, Cameron Street, Clearview Meadows, Connaught, Duntroon Central, Mountain View, New Lowell Central, Nottawa, Nottawasaga & Creemore and Worsley.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: OPTION SHEETS
Parents and students are reminded about the importance of the course selection process. Students must choose courses where the pathway for post-secondary is considered as the top priority. Every student must successfully complete 30 credits – 18 required/compulsory and 12 optional courses. As students choose their courses for next year, they must make sure that they meet these requirements. Stayner Collegiate Institute offers a full range of courses in grades 9 – 12 for every pathway – workplace, apprenticeship, college and university. The school timetable is created in May and June and it is the students’ course selections that determine the courses that we schedule. However, if the total number of students choosing a course is very low, it will not be scheduled. Some courses may be offered every other year. If SCI cancels a course due to low enrolment, students will be offered another available course. Our Guidance Counsellors, Student Success or Special Education staff will work with you and your child to ensure that they have a full timetable of 8 courses each year. If you have any questions, or you want to discuss your child’s strengths, needs and pathways for post-secondary, please feel free to contact us.
When buses are cancelled the schools will remain open for student learning. All efforts are made to post bus cancellations between 6:00-6:30 am. Bus cancellations posted on this site apply to both morning and afternoon bus transportation.
The Guidance Department at SCI is in the process of developing a new website to provide students with the latest updates regarding important events, college and university information, scholarships and bursaries, community service opportunities, and just about anything else students would need to know. Check it out! Click on Guidance on our website.
OPTION SHEET SUPPORT FROM GUIDANCE
Mr. Murray and Ms. Rusnak will be assisting students with their course selections during their period 5 classes from February 16th to February 29th. Students with period 5 spares are asked to set up an appointment through Guidance to complete the option process. Option sheets will be submitted electronically and are due by Wednesday, February 29th, 2012. When selecting courses for next year, students are reminded to check
PUBLIC MEETING WE NEED YOUR INPUT On Wednesday February 15, 2012 a public meeting inviting input to the proposed school day will be held from 7 to 9 pm in the Library. See last page of newsletter for full details.
The "FRENCH CLINIC" is now open at lunch on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00-12:30 Mr. Arnott will also happily make time for you before or after school. See him to make arrangements.
prerequisites carefully and to consider post-secondary pathways to ensure that appropriate choices are made. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a Guidance Counsellor if they have specific questions or concerns.
myBlueprint.ca is an excellent resource for
students and parents to assist with course selections and career planning. Our school’s access code is STAYNER. COMMUNITY RESOURCES Students are reminded of the various resources and services available from our many community partners. Our Nurse Practitioner visits SCI on a monthly basis and we have counsellors from our Georgian Bay Family Health Team and the Canadian Mental Health Association who visit on a weekly basis. Students interested in accessing these services are asked to make an appointment through Guidance. All appointments are confidential.
Attention Grade Twelve students! APRIL 20, 2012 is the deadline for completion of your 40 hours of Community Service. Students must submit their completed community service sheet to Guidance as soon as possible, so that this important graduation requirement may be recorded. Forty hours committed to giving to your community can be easily achieved if you start in Grade 9. Students in Grade 12 are encouraged to complete their service ASAP and hand in the required documentation so that their graduation is not delayed. Deadline for submission is Friday, April 20, 2011.
GROCERY GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE What? Gift Cards for Loblaw/Super Store brand of stores Value? $50 or $100 gift cards Payment? Accepting cash or cheque When? Anytime between 8am-4:30pm, M-F at Stayner CI office Fundraiser? Yes, this fundraiser is for the SCI music program including the New York trip in April - 4% to specified student of choice and 1% to the music program. Why? Please support our music program so that we can increase and improve our musical instrument quality and selection. Questions? Call the school at 705-428-2639 Mrs. Verra
GRAD GOWN RENTALS
Each year graduating students have the option to rent a grad gown for Commencement. The rental fee of $25 includes a graduation cap that the student gets to keep. Rental fees must be paid during the week of April 9-13 at lunch in Room 201. LIBRARY Movie Mania The Library Advisory Committee (LAC) applied and received funding to promote the library through a Government of Ontario initiative called SpeakUp. The LAC will hold a movie event in Semester 2. Listen to announcements for information.
White Pine has started! This is a reading program featuring 20 awesome Canadian books - 10 fiction and 10 non-fiction. In the spring, students who have read a minimum of 5 of the books will be eligible to vote for this prestigious award. We will be participating in provincial discussions online about the books this year and also setting up videoconferences with other schools around the province. Students should listen to the announcements for more information or come down to the library to talk with Ms. Moritz or Ms. Jeffrey.
PERSONAL PHOTOCOPIES FOR STUDENTS Due to the large volume of personal photocopies students are requesting at the Office, starting February 6 we will be charging 10 cents per photocopy for personal items to cover the cost of the copies and paper.
Extra Math Help at lunch Monday - Thursday from 12:10 - 12:40 p.m. All students are welcome to attend!
T. F. C. (TEENS FOR CHRIST)
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS: Attention Grade 12 Students! Many of you have not yet completed your mandatory community service hours. Signed forms accounting for 40 hours of community service need to be returned to Guidance in order for you to be added to the list of potential graduates. Deadline for forms to be submitted: April 20th, 2012.
Students Against Impaired Driving will be starting to meet again each Thursday at 11:30 in Room 118. Many of us know first hand how family members or friends’ lives have suffered irreparable damage because of poor decisions behind the wheel where alcohol or drugs were a factor. Take the message to heart: substance abuse and driving—that means the use of alcohol or drugs--can result in death or irreversible damage to us and those around us who care. Consider getting involved in this very important group! We especially need new members in semester 2 as we gear up for our SAID Week in May!
Teens for Christ continues to welcome all students as we meet in Room 118 on Tuesdays at 11:30. This group is mainly composed of young people from various youth groups in our community. In the past, we have organized fundraisers for areas of need in the community, such as the local food bank. We prepared a turkey dinner before Christmas for 34 people with connections to The Door youth centre in Stayner. We hope soon to connect with other similar groups in other high schools within the county. All are welcome!
The Chess Club will continue to meet in Room 118 at lunch on Fridays but only upon demand. So far this year, we have had no formal tournaments involving other high schools as in past years. If you are interested in playing, let Mr. Arnott know a little in advance and bring a friend.
BRINGING SCHOOL HOME
The Simcoe County District School Board produces this e-bulletin to help parents support children on their journey of lifelong learning. We know positive connections between home and school support student achievement. In each edition you'll find practical tips and strategies to help your child achieve success in those important years of learning from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Bringing School Home is available through the Simcoe County District School Board website (www.scdsb.on.ca). As well, parents, guardians and other interested members of our school communities may subscribe through our website and have the bulletin e-mailed directly to their e-mail accounts (readers may also unsubscribe at any time).
Stayner Collegiate is pleased to welcome Ms. Lamb to our school in semester two. She is teaching the grade 9 applied program. Congratulations to all students who achieved success in Grade 9 and 10 courses this past semester! All students are encouraged to push hard at meeting deadlines on assignments in second semester. Please also seek extra help during lunchtime or after school when in difficulty with new structures or concepts. Touching base with Mr. Arnott or Ms. Lamb while in the midst of a major unit project or the day before an important unit test can make a huge difference in terms of your success. Students are reminded of the French Department policy on the use of the internet for translation from English to French. We understand and encourage the use of online dictionaries for the translation of individual words. However, like plagiarism, the use of internet translation sites or dictionaries to translate phrases or sentences is strictly forbidden without the consent of your teacher. Your French teacher cannot evaluate your skills when outside assistance is used. Do be aware that many of the sites do a very poor job, too. Use your own brain power for maximum honesty and success! Bonne chance ce semestre!!
LOST & FOUND
If you have lost items, please check at the office. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of each semester.
GRAD PHOTO RETAKES Lifetouch Photographers will be here on February 29 for Grad Photo retakes by appointment only. Please book your appointment at the office.
Please remember to clean out your locker and return all borrowed items.
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM “Learning from Experience”
"The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work." -- Mark Twain Students have entered a simulated world of work within the classroom and they will soon start their work placements in a myriad of environments. For many students, these workplace exposures are their first work experiences. Talk to your children about workplace etiquette and socially acceptable behaviour, about the importance of attendance and punctuality and about the need for completion of assignments as due. Help them to learn from these new experiences. Tips for…..Young Workers Protect Yourself!! Know Your Rights and Responsibilities!! Know your Rights: 1. The Right to Know about hazards in your workplace and to be trained on how to prevent injuries. 2. The Right to Participate in Health and Safety training and activities. 3. The Right to Refuse work that is dangerous to yourself or others. Know your Responsibilities: 1. Work Safely: Use all machinery and equipment the way you were trained to. 2. Report Hazards: You MUST report Health and Safety laws that are not being followed. 3. Use or Wear Protective Devices: Wear your safety gear. IT”S THE LAW. Don’t remove guards or devices designed to protect you. For more Information go to: www.youngworker.ca or www.WorkSmartOntario.gov.on.ca Ministry of Labour 1-800-268-8013 www.passporttosafety.com SCI is extremely fortunate to have strong support for our students from local employers and service agencies. We are continually looking at new employment avenues for students to explore and would appreciate any assistance parents, employers, employees, or service agencies might offer in the form of workplace experiences, guest speakers, or apprenticeship opportunities. Please contact the Coop department at any time to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the program. We look forward to meeting you during the Student/Parent/Teacher Conference, Thursday, March 29th. Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. Stephens, Mr. Morris
On the left SCI student Andrew Bronee, Snowboard Team—Rob Fagan, Kevin Hill, Dan Csokonay and Jake Holden, SCI student Rylee Sampson
NATIONAL CANADIAN MENS’ SNOWBOARD CROSS TEAM SCI welcomed the National Canadian Mens’ Snowboard Cross Team last Monday Feb 6th for a 2pm assembly. We celebrated excellence and wished our National Team our very best wishes for demonstrating their personal bests and being on the podium with medals for Canada! In the photo, our SCI Alpine team representatives Rylee and Andrew, were our SCI Ambassadors. They welcomed our National Team to SCI, introduced our team to the assembly and also thanked the team for their visit to SCI. We also welcomed three classes from Clearview Meadows Elementary School to our assembly to meet the athletes. We learned a great deal about our athletes, training, safety and excellence.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Students registered in phys-ed courses this past semester have demonstrated healthy active living in a variety of activites. The girls in grade 9,10 and 11 developed rhythmic gymnastic routines and the grade 11’s demonstrated their superb dance skills in a hip hop presentation for the grade 8’s and variety night. They showcased their talent at the Christmas assembly with an excellent Hawaii hula dance. The grade 12 leadership class took on a major project of cleaning and revamping the weight room. This will be an ongoing process for semester two. The outdoor education class was a great success enjoying the outdoors in our community. The students are looking forward to their trip to the Outdoor Adventure Show this semester.
CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES
The Canadian and World Studies department is pleased to announce that we will, once again, be going on our hiking trip to New Hampshire. This is the 13th time that Mrs. Brown has offered this trip which is open to any student taking a senior Geography course. These courses include Grade 11 Physical Geography, Grade 11 Travel and Tourism, Grade 12 World Issues and Grade 12 Environment and Resource. We will be departing for the White Mountains on June 6th and returning in the early morning hours of June 10th. Students will have the opportunity to hike the various sections of the Appalachian Trail in the Bretton Woods area. We will be hiking to the top of Mt. Wilard, Mt. Eisenhower, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Pierce and we will be taking the second steepest cog railway in the world, to the top of Mt. Washington, the highest point on the eastern seaboard. If you are interested and would like more information, please see Mrs. Brown as soon as possible, as there are still a few places available. The cost of the trip is $520.00 which includes accommodation, all meals, transportation and entry fees to the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, The Flume Gorge and a ride to the top of Mount Washington on the Cog Railway. Don’t delay, there are a limited number of spaces available!!
SENIOR BOYS' BASKETBALL
This senior team had a challenging but good season with games away at Pretty River, Midland and Penetang, as well as home games against such teams as ODCVI and Elmvale. The boys played hard and throughout it all displayed commendable team spirit and good sportsmanship, along with perseverance in spite of not tasting the fruits of victory. However, coaches Tony denBok and Mr. Arnott were proud of how well they worked as a group and their dedication. Winning isn't always about the final score! Back row left to right: Nick Dymond, Cody Cleary. Front row left to right: Rev. Tony denBok, Spencer Kell, Jacob Shaw, Galen Yates, Joel Bennoit, Steven Kell, Riley Culham, Josh Brown, Robert Barclay, Nathan Bennoit, Micha denBok, Mr. Arnott.
FITNESS TAX CREDIT
Back in 2007 the Government of Canada introduced a tax credit on eligible amounts of up to $500 paid by parents to register a child in an eligible program of physical activity. Requirements of the program include that the activity is ongoing (minimum of 8 weeks duration with a minimum of 1 session per week), that it is supervised and suitable for children. Substantially all of the activities must include a significant amount of physical activity that contributed to cardiorespiratory endurance plus one or more of: muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, or balance. The Tax Credit is for a child who is under 16 at any time in the year and must relate to the cost of registration and may include the cost of administration, instruction, and the rental of facilities. (Must not include the cost of food, accommodation, or transportation.) If you have paid fees to the school for participation in sport activities that would qualify for the credit and you would like to apply, a copy of the form is attached to this newsletter or they are available at the main office. Complete Part A and return to the school for us to complete the form and return to you.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Thursday, March 29 TIPS After School Preparation Program will be starting soon. Listen for announcements.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO NOTIFY THE SCHOOL OF ANY ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESSS, HEALTH OR OTHER INFORMATION CHANGES FOR YOUR CHILD. THANK YOU!
Students and parents are reminded that all textbooks are loaned to students for their use and must be returned to the school at the end of each semester. In the event a textbook is lost or damaged, the student will be responsible to pay for its replacement.
Ms. Johnston, Ms. Nixon, Madelynn Peel, Christopher Jones (sitting) and Shelby Hodgins in middle of picture on the right.
Whew, what a Spartan Spectacular Semester 1. Learning Centre and Life Skills classes enjoyed a wide variety of activities including learning and dressing up for our "Mexico Day", carving pumpkins, swimming at the YMCA, tobogganing and our Field trips to see "The Addams Family" at the Toronto Centre for the Arts and a social movie day at the Gayety Theatre. Spartan smiles for everyone.
Back-Christopher Jones, Sara Young Front-Jamie Buffam, Danielle Uprichard, YMCA instructors, Shelby Hodgins
Christopher Jones, Shelby Hodgins, Ms.Saunders. Front-Jamie Buffam Celebrating International Day Back-Ms. Johnston, Andrew Peverill, Will Howell, Ms. Kowalchuk. Front-Sara Young, Danielle Uprichard, Samantha Schnurr
Carving Pumpkins Sara Young, Samantha Schnurr & Peer Helper Patricia Stewart
Top photo-Will Howell, Addams Family Cast Member, Andrew Peverill Bottom photo-Andrew Peverill & Shelby Hodgins
Back-Will Howell, Andrew Peverill, Sara Young, Ms. Edwards Front-Samantha Schnurr, Danielle Uprichard
STAYNER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE
R.R. 2, 7578 Highway 26 STAYNER, ON, L0M 1S0 TELEPHONE: (705) 428-2639 STUDENT SERVICES: (705) 428-6183 FAX: (705) 428-0562 PRINCIPAL: JANE SEYMOUR VICE-PRINCIPAL: JANICE ELLERBY GUIDANCE LEADER: BEN MURRAY
January 20, 2012 SCI Invites Input on Proposal to Change School Day Schedule Stayner Collegiate Institute (SCI) School Council and Administration are seeking community input regarding the proposal to change the SCI daily school day schedule from the current hours of 8:50am to 3:30pm to the proposed hours of 8:10 am to 2:30 pm. This change, if implemented, would take effect September 4th, 2012. Rationale for Schedule Proposal: The SCI schedule change is being proposed to increase student engagement in lessons and activities, and to provide other anticipated benefits, such as: • Less “down time” at the start and end of day with buses arriving just before start of class and leaving within 10 minutes of the end of day. • Fewer classes missed due to participation in co-curricular clubs and sports teams. Students would be departing during the last (5th) period of the day for away games as compared to leaving during 4th period now. • Reduced cost to parents for co-curricular sports as a result of lower supply teacher costs to cover for teachers away with teams. • Greater opportunity for students to obtain after school help with an earlier end time. • Greater opportunity for students to engage in other out-of-school activities due to earlier end time. • Greater opportunity for students to seek part-time employment and/or provide support at home due to earlier end time. • Equity with other SCDSB schools where school days (from bus drop-off to pick-up) are 6.5 - 7 hours in length; whereas SCI’s school day (from bus drop-off to pick-up) is currently 7.5 – 8 hours in length.
Invitation for Feedback: Parents/guardians, students and other stakeholders will be able to provide feedback at a public meeting to be held on February 15, 2012 at 7 pm in the Library to share information and discuss the proposal. Review of Feedback: The input received will be reviewed by the SCI School Council and SCI School Administration and a recommendation will be developed sometime in the spring. Thank you for considering this important proposal. We value the support and input from all SCI community stakeholders. Yours truly,
Jane Seymour, Principal
STAYNER COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FITNESS TAX CREDIT
Eligibility Student was 16 or under at some time during 2010/2011 year or was 18 or under during that year and parent/guardian receives disability credit for child. Activity was a minimum of 8 weeks (at least 1 session/week) supervised by teacher, included a significant amount of physical activity that contributed to cardio-respiratory endurance plus one or more of muscular strength, muscle endurance, flexibility or balance. Part A: To be completed by Parent/Student Date of Birth: Phone:
Name of Student:
Name of Parent/Guardian requesting receipt: Mailing Address:
School Activity(ies) which meets eligibility for which student paid participation fees during 2011. (Fees must have been paid in 2011 – participation could be in 2012.) Please list school activities 1. 2. 3. 4. Coach Coach Coach Coach
Part B: To be completed by school. Complete a separate line for each activity
If fees are paid for a specific activity, include the amount directly for the activity. If fees cover all activities, include all fees under the first activity.
Fees Paid 1. 2. 3 4.
** Non-school staff
Eligible amount: % of fees covering registration, use of equipment, referees**, professional instruction**
Non-eligible amount: % of fees covering transportation, accommodation, meals, uniforms, athletic banquet etc.
$ eligible for tax credit