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Students to participate in remote learning http://bre.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>
Upcoming Spirit Dayshttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/223Upcoming Spirit Days<p>​St. Patrick’s Day Spirit Day on March 17th, wear Green!  Fun Socks Day for World Down Syndrome Day Spirit Day on March 19th.<br></p>
COVID-19 Student Screening Toolhttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/217COVID-19 Student Screening Tool<p>​Please complete the following <a href="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/">COVID-19 Student Screening Tool</a> for all students before school each day.  Please note the following important changes:<br></p><div><span style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:"open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#fef6dc;">Everyone in your household should stay home if anyone has COVID-19 symptoms or is waiting for test results after experiencing symptoms.</span><br style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:"open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#fef6dc;"><br style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:"open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#fef6dc;"><span style="color:#1a1a1a;font-family:"open sans", "helvetica neue", helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:#fef6dc;">Stay home until the person with symptoms gets a negative COVID-19 test result, is cleared by public health, or is diagnosed with another illness.</span><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Welcome Back! February 5th Updatehttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/214Welcome Back! February 5th Update<p>​<br></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">Feb 5, 2021</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">Hello Brechin P.S. Families,</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">It is very exciting to be sending out this letter to all of you.  I know I speak for all of the staff here when I say we are eager to reconnect in person with students next week. As a follow up to the provincial announcement, I would like to send a few updates and reminders for next week. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">MASKS</span></strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;"><br>The updated protocol has mandated that all students from Kindergarten (JK and SK) to Grade 12 will be required to wear a mask when they return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8. Families are encouraged to provide cloth masks for their children that cover the nose and mouth. The SCDSB will provide masks to students who do not have them.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">MASKS OUTSIDE</span></strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;"><br>Another change to the protocol from the fall is that starting Monday, all students will <strong>have to wear masks at all time while they are on school property.</strong>  This includes DPA, outdoor learning times, travelling to and from the busses, in our hallways, in the washroom and during recesses.  This new requirement aligns with the advice of the SMDHU and adds another layer of protection to the existing preventative measures already in place at SCDSB schools to enhance safety protocols where physical distancing cannot be maintained.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">TECHNOLOGY</span></strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;"><br>In order to support learning here at school, we are asking that any families who borrowed technology from the school bring it back today (Friday Feb. 5 by 3:00 p.m.) or Monday, Feb. 8<sup>th</sup> between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Don’t forget to return the cord!  We ask that parents/guardians please return the technology to us so that it is not damaged in transit.  Please ring the doorbell when you arrive for drop off and our office staff will assist you. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">DAILY SELF-ASSESSEMENT</span></strong><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;"><br>It continues to be the expectation that every student attending school in person will complete the Covid Self-Assessment tool before arriving to Brechin P.S.  The link for the self-assessment is also available on our school website.  COVID self assessment link: <a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/ln7iJ4p4cBK4xakNYSb4cA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh_YsIP0QtaHR0cHM6Ly9jb3ZpZC0xOS5vbnRhcmlvLmNhL3NjaG9vbC1zY3JlZW5pbmcvVwdzY2hvb2xtQgpgGohXHGDqE6v8UhF6cmVlZEBzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0563c1;text-decoration-line:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;color:blue;">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</span></a></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#201f1e;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;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;color:inherit;">I know that I speak for everyone here when I say that we look forward to seeing everyone who is choosing to attend school in person on <strong>Monday, February 8<sup>th</sup>, 2021</strong>!  We have taken all the recommended precautions to ensure that Brechin P.S. is providing the safest possible return to school environment for students and staff.  Please wear your Brechin spirit wear and Brechin school colours (black and gold) on Monday as we return to school! </span></p><p><br></p>
Kindergarten Registrationhttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/213Kindergarten Registration<p>​<span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:21.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;">Kindergarten Registration can be initiated online at any time throughout the school year.  Parents/guardians can go to complete their registration online via the SCDSB website.  If you do not have a computer to register, please call the school and our SASE, Tracey McKillop, will be happy to help you!  We will be holding a synchronous, virtual kindergarten orientation session online on Wednesday, May 5, at 5:00 p.m.  Once you register your child for school, you will receive an email communication that will include information about the orientation session.  At the session your child will meet the kindergarten educator(s), learn about the kindergarten program at Brechin P.S., explore different areas of the program and get a virtual tour of the classroom!  We look forward to welcoming your child to Brechin P.S. for Kindergarten!  See you soon!  Learn more about Kindergarten at </span><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/kindergarten" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:21.3333px;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#0563c1;text-decoration-line:underline;background-color:#ffffff;">www.scdsb.on.ca/kindergarten</a><span style="color:#201f1e;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:21.3333px;background-color:#ffffff;">. </span><br></p>
Grade 8 Graduation Photoshttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/224Grade 8 Graduation Photos<p>​All Grade 8 Graduates will have their photo taken today.  <br></p>
Earth Hourhttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/225Earth Hour<p>​Today, we celebrate Earth Hour.  Details to come!<br></p>
Spring Breakhttp://bre.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/222Spring Break<p>​Spring Break will now take place the week of April 12-16.  We hope you enjoy your break!<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>