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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

03/12/2020
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. 

The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:
  • Permits (Community Use of Schools)
  • All EarlyON and Child Care Centres
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee (March 30, 2020)
  • First Nations Education Advisory Committee (April 2, 2020)
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (April 6, 2020)
  • Program Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)
  • Human Resources Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)
  • Business and Facilities Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)
  • Business and Facilities Standing Committee and SEAC Budget Meeting (April 15, 2020)
  • Parent Involvement Committee (April 21, 2020)
In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.


 

 

Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://fer.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/127Closures 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="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a><br></div><p><br></p>
Message from the Principalhttp://fer.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/177Message from the Principal<p>​<span style="color:#000000;font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">G</span><span style="color:#000000;font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">ood Evening Ferndale Woods Families.</span></p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">This is Mrs. Jessop 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 style="color:#000000;font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">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.<br></p><p style="color:#000000;font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">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 style="color:#000000;font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">The staff at Ferndale 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 style="color:#000000;font-family:tinos;font-size:medium;">Thank you.<br></p><p><br></p>
Dance-a-thonhttp://fer.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/176Dance-a-thon<p>Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support a variety of initiatives around the school including athletics and technology. Specific times for each division are as follows:</p><p>Junior Division - 9:20am - 10:45am<br></p><p>Intermediate Division: 11:30am - 1:05pm<br></p><p>Primary Division: 1:55pm-3:20pm<br></p>
Honesty / Inclusiveness Character Trait Assembly & Pink Shirt Dayhttp://fer.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/174Honesty / Inclusiveness Character Trait Assembly & Pink Shirt Day<p>Assembly Group 1 @ 11:30 am<br></p><div>Classes K, 2, 2/3, 4, 6/7, 7/8, 7/8.<br></div><div><br></div><div><div>Assembly Group 2 @ 12:20 pm<br></div><div>Classes  1, 1/2, 3, 4/5, 5, 5/6, 6, 8, DS.<br></div><div><br></div></div><p><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;font-family:arial;font-size:10pt;white-space:pre-wrap;"></span><br></p><p><br></p>
All SCDSB schools and adult learning centres to be closed Friday, Feb. 21http://fer.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/175All SCDSB schools and adult learning centres to be closed Friday, Feb. 21<p>​On Feb. 12, the provincial branches of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Feb. 21. In the SCDSB, ETFO represents permanent elementary teachers, occasional elementary teachers and designated early childhood educators (DECEs), while OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</p><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Should tentative agreements not be reached, all SCDSB schools and adult learning centres will be closed to students on Friday, Feb. 21, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for all SCDSB students will be cancelled on Feb. 21.</div><div><br></div><div>Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. All out-of-school activities will also be cancelled.</div><div><br></div><div> </div><div><br></div><div>For ongoing updates, visit the labour updates page on the SCDSB website, or follow us on social media (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCDSB).</div><div><br></div><div>Thank you for your understanding.</div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
​SCDSB elementary schools to be closed to students on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13 http://fer.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/173​SCDSB elementary schools to be closed to students on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13 <p><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:0.938em;letter-spacing:0.3px;">O</span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;color:#343534;font-family:gotham_htfbook;font-size:0.938em;letter-spacing:0.3px;">n Feb. 4, the provincial branch of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced their intent to proceed with a province-wide walkout on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and a one-day walkout in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), on Thursday, Feb. 13. </span><br></p><p class="sizeable" style="margin-bottom:0px;font-family:gotham_htfbook;padding:0.15em 0px;line-height:1.5em;letter-spacing:0.3px;font-size:0.938em;color:#343534;background-color:#ffffff;"><br>Should a tentative agreement not be reached, <strong style="font-family:gotham_htfmedium;font-size:0.938em;">all SCDSB elementary schools will be closed to students on Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13, including classes for Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. As a result, transportation for all elementary school students will be cancelled on Feb. 11 and 13.<br></strong><br>Before and after school programs in our buildings will not operate. Parents/guardians who have children in full-day child care in SCDSB schools should contact their provider directly. <br><br><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-size:10pt;letter-spacing:0.3px;">For ongoing updates, visit the </span><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates" title="Opens SCDSB labour updates page" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;letter-spacing:0.3px;">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-size:10pt;letter-spacing:0.3px;">, or follow us on social media (Twitter: </span><a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools" title="Opens SCDSB Twitter page" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;letter-spacing:0.3px;">@SCDSB_Schools</a><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-size:10pt;letter-spacing:0.3px;"> or Facebook: </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB" title="Opens SCDSB Facebook page" class="sizeable" style="color:#003f5a;text-decoration-line:underline;font-size:13.3333px;display:inline;margin:0px;transition:all 0.3s ease 0s;border-color:transparent;letter-spacing:0.3px;">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;font-size:10pt;letter-spacing:0.3px;">).<br></span><br style="letter-spacing:0.3px;"><span class="sizeable" style="margin:0px;letter-spacing:0.3px;">Thank you for your understanding.</span></p><p><br></p>

 

 

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Principal
Kadri Jessop
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Odun Disu