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Bus Cancellation Informationhttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/237Bus Cancellation Information<p>​<span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">As winter weather approaches, we wanted to share that the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) shares school vehicle cancellation and late notifications (more than 15 minutes) through their website </span><a href="https://simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0563c1;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;">www.simcoecountyschooolbus.ca</a><span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"> and the SCSTC twitter account </span><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://twitter.com/SCSTC_SchoolBus&data=04%7c01%7ckvarey%40scdsb.on.ca%7cbe11af2f1c364ba59aeb08d9af60df87%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637733652856549056%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000&sdata=KOTD0sBzWXvmQU8Ud0RzmbzQUKvWPjBMtGM/3rVDLtk%3D&reserved=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified" title="Original URL: https://twitter.com/SCSTC_SchoolBus. Click or tap if you trust this link." data-linkindex="1" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:14px;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0563c1;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;">@SCSTC_SchoolBus</a><span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">. We are in the NORTH zone.</span><br></p>
COVID-19 Student Screening Tool - October 28th, 2021http://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/217COVID-19 Student Screening Tool - October 28th, 2021<p>​Please complete the following <a href="http://cod.scdsb.on.ca/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/COVID_screening_Student_UpdatedOct28.pdf">Updated COVID Screening Tool - October 28th</a>. <span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="x_ms-rtefontsize-2" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:inherit;">It has changed to indicate the requirements for international travel isolation.  ​</span></span><span class="x_ms-rtefontsize-2" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:16px;line-height:inherit;font-family:"times new roman", serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN" style="margin:0px;padding:0in;border:1pt none windowtext;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;">Individuals who are unvaccinated, returning from international travel may not attend school or child care for 14 days upon their return. For further clarity, while </span></span><span class="x_ms-rtefontsize-2" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:16px;line-height:inherit;font-family:"times new roman", serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;padding:0in;border:1pt none windowtext;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;">unvaccinated children and those under the age of 12 are exempt from federal quarantine if they travelled with a fully vaccinated companion, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">they may not attend school or child care for 14 days upon their return</span>. </span></span><span class="x_ms-rtefontsize-2" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:16px;line-height:inherit;font-family:"times new roman", serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0in;border:1pt none windowtext;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:10.5pt;line-height:inherit;font-family:arial, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-attachment:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;">Individuals with all other quarantine exemptions (e.g., travelling for cross-border custody arrangements; travelling for medical treatment) may continue to attend school or child care.</span></span><br></p>
Student Accident Insurancehttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/230Student Accident Insurance<p>​<span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;background-color:#f8f8f8;">Student accident insurance application forms are available for parents/guardians online at www.studyinsuredstudentaccident.com or www.insuremykids.com.  <span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:14.6667px;background-color:#f8f8f8;">SchoolMessenger  and  School  Newsletter  will  be  used  to  notify  parents/guardians  of  the  requirement to fill out the form electronically through School Cash Online.</span></span><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Parent/guardian survey regarding Before and After School Programshttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/131Parent/guardian survey regarding Before and After School Programs<p>Before and After School Programs for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are provided by independent, third-party child care operators in SCDSB schools. Each year, child care providers assess demand, viability and projected enrollment in order to determine need for before and after school child care programs.<br><br>Parents/guardians of children who will be registered in Kindergarten to Grade 6 beginning in September 2021 are asked to take a moment to complete a short questionnaire. Responses will be provided to child care operators and the County of Simcoe to assist with their needs assessment. <strong>Please note that this survey will be available until February 12, 2021</strong>.<br><br>Complete the survey: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2122BASP">www.surveymonkey.com/r/2122BASP </a><br></p>
BPS Bobcat Clothing!http://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/192BPS Bobcat Clothing!<p>​School clothing is available all year long.  There is a wide variety of school clothing items to order! You can order from our online store by visiting the store by visiting the <a href="https://brechinps.entripyshops.com/">Entripy Shops Website</a>.<br></p>
PowerSchool Parent Portalhttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/76PowerSchool Parent Portal<p>​Parents can access the Parent Portal at <a href="https://ps.scdsb.on.ca/">https://ps.scdsb​.on.​ca​</a>.​​</p>
Parent survey regarding Before & After School programshttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/65Parent survey regarding Before & After School programs<div>​The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers Before and After School Programs (B&A) at many schools for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 who need care before and/or after the regular school day hours.  <br><br>From January 1 – 31, 2017, the SCDSB is surveying parents at your school to identify if there is sufficient need to offer a B&A. The results of this survey will be used to project enrolment and viability of a B&A program. If a need is identified through this survey, a B&A program could be offered in September 2017.  <br><br>Please <a href="http://fluidsurveys.com/s/BandAC2017/">click here to fill out the survey</a> prior to January 31, 2017. If you have questions regarding B&A programs offered in the SCDSB, visit http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Schools/Pages/Child-Care.aspx. </div><div><br></div>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safelyhttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/18‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely<p>​</p><p>The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) launched the Bus Tag<strong> </strong>program this September.<strong> </strong>The Bus Tag program supports safety for JK/SK and other school-identified students by<strong> </strong>providing a process to match students to their assigned afternoon school bus and to also<strong> </strong>identify they must be met by a parent or guardian at their afternoon bus stop.</p><p>The program provides:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>a colour coded bus tag with the assigned p.m. route number to be attached to the student's backpack</li><li>a colour-coded route card with route number in the windows of the school bus that the Bus Tag is matched to</li></ul><p>The SCSTC and Bus Operators have policies and procedures that are used on all school vehicles to ensure students in JK/SK and other school identified students are met at their afternoon bus stop.  It's the parent/guardian's responsibility to meet Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten and other identified students at the bus stop .The Bus Tag program has been established to assist both the schools and school bus drivers to load these students on the correct afternoon bus and identify they are to be met at their bus stop by a parent/guardian. For more information, contact the Transportation Consortium through their website: <a target="_blank" href="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/19Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<p>​</p><p>The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools.<strong>  </strong>Payment by credit card has now also been added. </p><p>Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student.  Parents will use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. </p><p>To create an online account, go to <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>