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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19 and cancellations due to COVID-19<div>On March 31, 2020, the Premier’s Office announced an extension to the provincial school closure period in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools, child care centres and adult learning centres will not reopen on April 6, 2020, as originally scheduled. The Premier’s Office has stated that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until May 4, 2020, at which time they will reassess school openings. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:<br></div><div><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</li><li>Accessibility Advisory Committee (March 30, 2020)</li><li>First Nations Education Advisory Committee (April 2, 2020)</li><li>Special Education Advisory Committee (April 6, 2020)</li><li>Program Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)</li><li>Human Resources Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)</li><li>Business and Facilities Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)</li><li>Business and Facilities Standing Committee and SEAC Budget Meeting (April 15, 2020)<br></li><li><div>Parent Involvement Committee (April 21, 2020)<br></div></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.</div><div><br></div><div>Learn more at <a href=""></a><br></div><p><br></p>
Last week for Barrie Colts tickets week for Barrie Colts tickets<p>Just a reminder that this week is the last week for the sales of our Barrie Colts tickets. Don't miss seeing them in action as they take on Sudbury Wolves on March 5th. Hurry, get your tickets from our School Cash Online and have a great night with the Barrie Colts!<br></p>
Lunch Program Program <p>​Any lunch days missed due to Provincial ETFO Job Actions will be added on to weeks following the March break.  When the school is closed the lunches are cancelled. <br></p>
A Night with the Barrie Colts Night with the Barrie Colts<p style="text-align:center;">Book a family night out to see the </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Barrie Colts vs. Sudbury Wolves</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;">  WHEN: Thursday March 5th, 2020 at 7:30pm </p><p style="text-align:center;">WHERE: Barrie Molson Centre </p><p style="text-align:center;">HOW MUCH: $21 per ticket*</p><p>*A portion of each ticket sold will support Emma King E.S. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
ANNUAL OFFENCE DECLARATIONS OFFENCE DECLARATIONS<p>​If you have already obtained your Criminial Record Check these are good for 5 years.  You are only required to complete the Annual Offence Declarationonline which is found on the Board website until you are notified that a new record check needs to be obtained.  Annual Ofefnce Declarations must be sumitted online no later than October 31st.  If you do not submit your declaration by this date your name will be removed from the approved volunteer list. <br></p>
SCHOOL BEGINS AT 9:10 SHARP BEGINS AT 9:10 SHARP<p>​Being on time is an important life skill to learn to develop early on in life. We have numerous late sign ins on a regular basis every morning.  Please have a discussion with your child about the importance of being on time. <br></p>
UPDATED CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS REQUIRED FOR VOLUNTEERS CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS REQUIRED FOR VOLUNTEERS<p>​</p><p><strong>Updated criminal record checks required for volunteers </strong></p><p>We appreciate the commitment of all who volunteer at our school. In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, and in accordance with the Education Act, the SCDSB requires a complete and up-to-date Criminal Record Check Vulnerable Sector Screening (CRC-VSS) for all volunteers across the system. If you are a current, approved volunteer and your CRC-VSS is more than five years old, you will be receiving a notification this month indicating that you are required to submit a new CRC-VSS. If you wish to continue as a SCDSB volunteer, please complete the following steps:</p><p> </p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Contact the school principal to obtain a CRC-VSS request letter. </li><li>Bring your CRC-VSS request letter to your local police detachment.</li><li>Submit your original and complete CRC-VSS to the school office for review by Oct. 31, 2018.</li></ol><p> </p><p>If you are a current SCDSB employee volunteering in the system, you are required to submit an updated CRC-VSS to the school where you will be volunteering. If you have completed a CRC-VSS within the past six months of the start of the school year for another organization, you may submit that original CRC-VSS for review. If you have questions, please contact the school.</p>
Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO Dates 3 and Grade 6 EQAO Dates<p>​Grade 3 - May 23, 24, 25</p><p>Grade 6 - May 28, 29, 30, 31</p>
Character Assembly Time Change Assembly Time Change<p>​PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE:  Our Character Assembly will be taking place on Friday, May 25th at 1:50 p.m.</p>
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA <p>​</p><p>Thursday, May 17th is INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA AND TRANSPHOBIA </p><p> </p><p>At Emma King,  educators work to identify and reduce bias and barriers.  Our curriculum and activities are reflective and representative of the diverse identities of our students and families, and of global identities .  It is important to us that students feel that their voices are being heard, as we work towards improving school climate and increasing students' sense of belonging at school.</p><p> </p><p>All classes will meet on the tarmac at 10:20 for a group photo that will be taken from the roof.  As a group we will form the shape of a rainbow.</p><p> </p><p>Students are asked to wear the colour assigned to their grade.</p><p> </p><p>Grade 7- 8 - <strong>red</strong></p><p>Grade 7 -<strong> </strong><strong>orange</strong></p><p>Grade 6 - <strong>yellow </strong></p><p>Grade 4 - 5 - <strong>green</strong></p><p>Grade 2-3  - <strong>blue</strong></p><p>JK - Grade 1 - <strong>purple <br></strong></p><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>We are looking forward to coming together to create the Emma King Rainbow.</strong></p><p> </p>