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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

03/12/2020

​The Premier’s Office announced that it will close all publicly funded schools in Ontario from March 14 to April 5, 2020, in response to COVID-19. As a result, all SCDSB schools will be closed.

The following programs will not run or are closed from March 14 to April 5 due to the March Break and Ministry-mandated school closures:

  • Permits (Community Use of Schools)
  • All EarlyON and Child Care Centres
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs
In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.

Learn more: www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19 

 

 

Message From Mr. Dashnayhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/162 Message From Mr. Dashnay<p>​Good Evening Chris Hadfield Families. </p><p>This is Robin Dashnay contacting you to say hello and check in. I hope that you and your family are doing well during this unprecedented time. I wanted to inform you that we are working hard to support your child’s learning, and to develop a Continuity of Learning plan for our students, should school closures extend beyond April 5. </p><p>Over the next few days, your child’s classroom teacher will be contacting you to check in and determine what the best method of communication will be going forward. We want to ensure you that we are doing all we can to support your child’s learning.</p><p> As announced on March 23, the Ministry of Education has launched Learn at Home, an online portal with resources to support student learning until April 5. We encourage you to visit our board website at www.scdsb.on.ca, for more detailed information about Learn at Home and other matters related to COVID-19. </p><p>The staff at Chris Hadfield Public School are missing our students and we hope that they are well. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work on the next steps in ensuring ongoing learning opportunities for our students. </p><p>Thank you, R. Dashnay<br></p>
Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/127Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19<p>​The Premier’s Office announced that it will close all publicly funded schools in Ontario from March 14 to April 5, 2020, in response to COVID-19. As a result, all SCDSB schools will be closed.</p><p>The following programs will not run or are closed from March 14 to April 5 due to the March Break and Ministry-mandated school closures:</p><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></ul><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.<br></div><div><br></div><p>Learn more: <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19 </a><br></p>
March 9th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/161March 9th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, March 9th – DAY FOUR -</p><p> Tuesday, March 10th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Wednesday, March 11th – DAY ONE - “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - KERNELS POPCORN FOR SALE – Student Leaders will be selling Popcorn in the front foyer for $2.00 per bag </p><p>Thursday, March 12th – DAY TWO - “Readable Fest” for Orchard, Jones, Davies and Fairbarn Classes </p><p>Friday, March 13th – DAY THREE - Wear “Green” today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day</p><p> Some Upcoming Dates to Remember:</p><p> March 16th – 20th – March Break </p><p>March 24th – SPIRIT DAY – Rock Your Socks Day to bring awareness to World Down Syndrome Day </p><p>March 26th – SPIRIT DAY – Wear Purple for Epilepsy Awareness Day </p><p>March 26th – Graduation Photos for Grade 8 and Year 2 Kindergarten Students </p><p>March 31st – SPIRIT DAY – “SPRING FLING” Day – wear bright colours, florals and spring fashions! </p><p>MESSAGES</p><p>: ST. ANGELA MERICI – Our friends from St. Angela Merici have asked us to remind students to refrain from walking through their yard during the instructional day (i.e. students going home for lunch) and through their parking lot before and after school to ensure student safety. Please discuss this with your children. Thank you for your support with this.</p><p> PARENT GUARDIANS/VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL - We would like to remind our Parents and Guardians that only staff and students are permitted in the hallways, and on the school yard during school hours. We appreciate that you want to help your child by handing out forgotten items, or assist with dressing; but we must ask that you adhere to the safe school policy and stop at the office to relay messages and drop off items. Thank you for your continued support and respect in this manner. </p><p>EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCES FOR STUDENTS - As per the SCDSB board policy, when a student is absent for 15 or more consecutive school days, in order for them to remain on the school register, a program of study needs to be requested by the family and approved by the Principal. If you are aware of an extended leave of absence for your child and you would like your child to remain on the school register, you will need to submit a letter in writing indicating the dates of the leave of absence and requesting a program of study. This written request must be submitted to the school office at least 10 school days prior to the leave of absence. This will provide the classroom teacher with sufficient time to put together the program of study. Upon return, the completed program of study must be returned and will be filed for audit purposes. While the program of study will be reviewed for completion, no formal assessment or feedback will be provided. For families who do not request a program of study to support an extended leave of absence, must reregister their child(ren), once they return to school. </p><p>KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: If you know of a child in our neighbourhood who is turning 4 in 2020, it is time to register them for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Online registrations can be found at https://www.scdsb.on.ca/news/current_news/kindergarten_registration_2020-21 - If you need any assistance with the registration process – please contact our school office and we will be happy to support you! </p><p>KISS N’ RIDE: A reminder that our Kiss N’ Ride does not start until 9:00 a.m. If arriving at school prior to this time, we would ask that you either park in a spot in our parking lot or on the street. Please do not park in our Kiss N’ Ride loop as this is causing congestion in the parking lot and blocking people in who are attempting to leave. Thanks for your assistance with this matter.</p><p> VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our students. Thank you for supporting a safe school! </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times.<br></p>
February 24th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/159February 24th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, February 24th – DAY FIVE - </p><p>Tuesday, February 25th – DAY ONE - SPIRIT DAY – “MAD FOR PLAID DAY” – we encourage staff and students to wear plaid today - Black History Month Assemblies (K-Gr. 2 – 10:00 a.m.; Gr.3-5 – 11:45 a.m.; Gr. 6-8 – 12:30 p.m.) </p><p>Wednesday, February 26th – DAY TWO - “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - KERNELS POPCORN FOR SALE – Student Leaders will be selling Popcorn in the front foyer for $2.00 per bag - PINK SHIRT DAY – We encourage staff and students to wear pink today in an effort to promote anti-bullying in our community </p><p>Thursday, February 27th – DAY THREE - </p><p>Friday, February 28th – DAY FOUR - </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>March 5th – School Council Meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room – 6:00 p.m. – ALL WELCOME! </p><p>March 6th – PD DAY – No school for students. </p><p>March 13th – SPIRIT DAY – Wear “Green” today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day</p><p> March 16th – 20th – March Break </p><p>March 24th – SPIRIT DAY – Rock Your Socks Day to bring awareness to World Down Syndrome Day </p><p>March 26th – SPIRIT DAY – Wear Purple for Epilepsy Awareness Day</p><p> March 26th – Graduation Photos for Grade 8 and Year 2 Kindergarten <br></p><p>Students March 31st – SPIRIT DAY – “SPRING FLING” Day – wear bright colours, florals and spring fashions! </p><p>MESSAGES: </p><p>EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCES FOR STUDENTS - As per the SCDSB board policy, when a student is absent for 15 or more consecutive school days, in order for them to remain on the school register, a program of study needs to be requested by the family and approved by the Principal. If you are aware of an extended leave of absence for your child and you would like your child to remain on the school register, you will need to submit a letter in writing indicating the dates of the leave of absence and requesting a program of study. This written request must be submitted to the school office at least 10 school days prior to the leave of absence. This will provide the classroom teacher with sufficient time to put together the program of study. Upon return, the completed program of study must be returned and will be filed for audit purposes. While the program of study will be reviewed for completion, no formal assessment or feedback will be provided. For families who do not request a program of study to support an extended leave of absence, must reregister their child(ren), once they return to school. </p><p>KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: If you know of a child in our neighbourhood who is turning 4 in 2020, it is time to register them for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Online registrations can be found at https://www.scdsb.on.ca/news/current_news/kindergarten_registration_2020-21 - If you need any assistance with the registration process – please contact our school office and we will be happy to support you! KISS N’ RIDE: A reminder that our Kiss N’ Ride does not start until 9:00 a.m. If arriving at school prior to this time, we would ask that you either park in a spot in our parking lot or on the street. Please do not park in our Kiss N’ Ride loop as this is causing congestion in the parking lot and blocking people in who are attempting to leave. Thanks for your assistance with this matter.</p><p> VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our students. Thank you for supporting a safe school! </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times.<br></p>
Lunch Program Update - Week of Feb 17thhttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/157Lunch Program Update - Week of Feb 17th<p>In anticipation for potential job action days next week, the following changes will be made to the School’s Lunch Program for the week of February 17th: </p><p>Monday, February 17th – FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY - No scheduled lunch program due to the Family Day Holiday</p><p> Tuesday, February 18th – DAY ONE - PIZZAVILLE LUNCH (as regularly scheduled) </p><p>Wednesday, February 19th – DAY TWO - SUBWAY LUNCH (as regularly scheduled) - KERNELS POPCORN FOR SALE – STUDENT LEADERS WILL BE SELLING POPCORN FOR $2.00 PER BAG IN THE FRONT FOYER AT FIRST BREAK (as regularly scheduled) </p><p>Thursday, February 20th – DAY THREE - PIZZAVILLE LUNCH (as regularly scheduled)</p><p> Friday, February 21st – DAY FOUR - MILK PROGRAM IS CANCELLED TODAY IN ANTICIPATION OF THE POTENTIAL JOB ACTION DAY – REFUNDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK Please note that the Lunch Program will run as scheduled above, whether job action occurs or not, out of respect for our vendors and volunteers.​</p>
February 17th Weekly Updatehttp://had.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/158February 17th Weekly Update<p>​Monday, February 17th – FAMILY DAY - School is Closed for the Family Day Holiday. Enjoy the day with family and friends!</p><p> Tuesday, February 18th – DAY ONE - </p><p>Wednesday, February 19th – DAY TWO - “I WALK Wednesday” – We encourage students and families to walk to school every day, but we hope more people make an effort on Wednesdays - KERNELS POPCORN FOR SALE – Student Leaders will be selling Popcorn in the front foyer for $2.00 per bag </p><p>Thursday, February 20th – DAY THREE - </p><p>Friday, February 21st – DAY FOUR - POTENTIAL JOB ACTION DAY - The provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a provincial one-day walkout on Friday, February 21st . Should a tentative agreement not be reached, all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Friday, February 21st as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for elementary school students will be cancelled on this day. For updates please check the following website – www.scdsb.on.ca - Milk Program is cancelled today in anticipation of the potential job action day – refunds will be distributed by the end of next week </p><p>Some Upcoming Dates to Remember: </p><p>February 25th – SPIRIT DAY: “Mad for Plaid” Day – we encourage staff and students to wear plaid today. </p><p>February 26th – PINK SHIRT DAY – we encourage staff and students to wear pink today in an effort to promote anti-bullying in our community </p><p>March 6th – PD DAY – No school for students. </p><p>March 13th – SPIRIT DAY – Wear “Green” today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day </p><p>March 16th – 20th – March Break</p><p> March 31st – SPIRIT DAY – “SPRING FLING” Day – wear bright colours, florals, pastels and spring clothes </p><p>MESSAGES: </p><p>EXTENDED LEAVE OF ABSENCES FOR STUDENTS - As per the SCDSB board policy, when a student is absent for 15 or more consecutive school days, in order for them to remain on the school register, a program of study needs to be requested by the family and approved by the Principal. If you are aware of an extended leave of absence for your child and you would like your child to remain on the school register, you will need to submit a letter in writing indicating the dates of the leave of absence and requesting a program of study. This written request must be submitted to the school office at least 10 school days prior to the leave of absence. This will provide the classroom teacher with sufficient time to put together the program of study. Upon return, the completed program of study must be returned and will be filed for audit purposes. While the program of study will be reviewed for completion, no formal assessment or feedback will be provided. For families who do not request a program of study to support an extended leave of absence, must reregister their child(ren), once they return to school. </p><p>KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: If you know of a child in our neighbourhood who is turning 4 in 2020, it is time to register them for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Online registrations can be found at https://www.scdsb.on.ca/news/current_news/kindergarten_registration_2020-21 - If you need any assistance with the registration process – please contact our school office and we will be happy to support you! </p><p>NO IDLING IN SCHOOL PARKING LOT: We would ask that at the end of the school day, when cars are parked in the school parking lot for dismissal pick-up, that vehicles are not idling. Students and staff are reporting difficulty with the air quality due to idling vehicles. Following this request would promote a healthier dismissal environment for everyone at the end of each school day. Thank you for your support. </p><p>VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL: When visiting our school, we would ask that you please report to the office. In order to maintain a safe school, it is important that our visitors refrain from visiting classrooms and portables, unless you are a registered volunteer and have signed in with the appropriate office staff members. We want to thank our families and visitors for their respectful communication with staff while visiting our building. This continued practice helps promote a positive learning environment for our students. Thank you for supporting a safe school! </p><p>PARKING LOT: The entrance coming into our school on West Park Avenue is closed from 9:00 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. This entrance will be used for bussing and Emergency vehicles only during this time. We have had to make this decision due to the numbers of vehicles speeding through this area, creating unsafe conditions. There have also been numerous occasions where people have parked in the fire safety zones preventing Emergency vehicles from accessing these locations. Visitors can access our parking lot behind the school using the Miller Park Avenue entrance during school hours. We would ask that parents/guardians please follow the directions of our staff on duty in the parking lot, before and after school. We are providing direction in the interest of student safety. We would also ask that our disabled parking spaces are not blocked. The parking lot continues be closed from 3:20 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. each day to ensure minimal traffic on school property during dismissal time. We have connected with South Simcoe Police and By-Law officers who have informed us that they will be monitoring our school neighbourhood regularly during school entry and exit times<br></p>

 

 

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Nutrition Break
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Instructional Block
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Nutrition Break
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