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Wildcat News Eastview Secondary School 421 Grove Street East, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 5S1 FEBRUARY 2020 Phone: 705‐728‐1321 Fax: 705‐728‐6053 Jim Sammon - Principal • Brae Montgomery - Vice Principal • Tammy Rodaro - Vice Principal • Harry Stegenga - Vice Principal IMPORTANT DATES MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL The students and staff of Eastview Secondary School have had a tremendous start to the 2019- DATE EVENT 20 school year as the building has been humming with student activities, in the areas of the Feb. 13 Option Sheet Assembly: Gr. 11 & 12, Pd. 1 arts, athletics and a wide variety of clubs we have to offer. There are just so many opportunities here for students to demonstrate their leadership and their talents! In semester two, we Feb. 14 Course Discovery Day: Pd. 2 encourage all students to find a group they can connect with if they have not already done so. It Feb. 14 Sem. 1 Report Cards is hard to believe that the year is half over already. Feb. 17 Family Day Holiday - No School Our Student Government organized a number of spirit days, holiday events and a Winter Feb. 20 Grade 8 Open House: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Formal during semester 1. Additionally, they organized The Terry Fox Bowl in September as Feb. 27 School Council Meeting: Library, 6 p.m. well as our participation in the Kempenfelt Cup in December in support of Christmas Cheer. Both of these school wide events were very successful in not only building school spirit, but Study and Go Abroad Fair: Metro Toronto Mar. 1 also in helping our students appreciate the challenges faced by many in our local community. Convention Centre These dedicated students continue to plan for a number of events in semester two. Time Mar. 1 ALL OPTION SHEETS DUE always seems to go by so much more quickly in semester two, and in just over 3 months we will Mar. 6 Grad Photos: Missed and retakes (by appt.) be hosting Prom on Friday, May 22, 2020. Please note, only potential graduates who have completed their Community Service Hours will be eligible to purchase tickets to the prom. Mar. 2 Graduation: Cap and gown orders start Mar. 11 Teacher/Parent Interviews, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. During the month of February students in grades 9 to 11 will be completing the Course Selection process for the 2020-2021 school year. Please take some time, as a family, to sit with Mar. 16-20 March Break - No School your student and discuss the various pathway possibilities and options. The career and Mar. 30 Co-op Students in Class education planner, My Blueprint, is an excellent resource, available to all students, and is easily accessible on-line. These students’ selections, made in February, will directly determine Mar. 31 Ont. Secondary School Literacy Test Gr. 10 what your child’s timetable will be next year, which courses will run, what our school Apr. 8 International Day of Pink / Pink Parade Pd. 2 master schedule looks like, as well as how our school is staffed. All course selections must be completed electronically and are due on or before March 1, 2020. Apr. 9 Civics/Career Final Exam Apr. 9 Term 1 Ends On February 20, 2020 we will host our Grade 8 Information Evening & Open House from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The evening will provide grade 8 students and their families the opportunity to explore Apr. 10/13 Good Friday / Easter Monday - No School the educational and co-curricular opportunities afforded to them as students at Eastview S.S. Apr. 14 Term 2 Starts Teachers and current students will be on hand to help students and families learn more about courses, pathways and the daily life of a student at Eastview. Apr. 17 Coffee House: 7 p.m. Apr. 22 Volunteer Fair: Pd. 2 On Thursday, March 26, 2020 School Council will be hosting a special information evening for parents and students entitled, “Funding Your Student’s Post-Secondary Education”. There will Apr. 23 School Council Meeting: Library, 6:30 p.m. be speakers and representatives from a variety of financial institutions on hand to share Apr. 24 Mid-Term Report Cards Go Home resources and answer questions. This evening is open to all students and families regardless of grade. It is never too early to begin planning for this important investment. May 1 P.A. Day - No School May 7 Choir Gala: 6 -10:30 p.m. Our annual Commencement Exercises will take place on June 25, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. If your student is a potential graduate this year, please mark this date in your calendar. The ceremony May 11 Co-op Students in Class will take place at Georgian College. Students are reminded that they have until May 29 to order May 18 Victoria Day Holiday their gowns online or n the main office. May 22 Prom: Liberty North 6-10 p.m. The start of semester two provides everyone the opportunity to reflect on successes and May 22 Grade 8 Day identify areas where improvements can be made. Please contact your child’s individual subject teacher, Guidance Counsellor or SERT if you require assistance in setting up a plan for May 29 Grad Breakfast/Penny Renton Tournament renewed success this semester. In keeping with the theme of planning for success, Interim Jun. 4 School Council Meeting: Library, 6:30 p.m. Progress Reports, for semester 2, will be going home with students on March 9th, and our Parent-Teacher Interview Evening will be on March 12. Please mark these important dates in Jun. 4 & 5 Musical Performance: 7 p.m. your calendars. All parents and guardians are encouraged to regularly refer to our school Jun. 6 Musical Performance: Matinee and Evening website (eas.scdsb.on.ca) and our school twitter account (@EASannouncement) for the latest news and information. Jun. 9 Athletic Banquet: 5 -7 p.m. Jun. 18-24 Evaluations As always, a special thank you goes out to all of the parents, volunteers and community partners for their ongoing support of students and our school. Jun. 24 Last Day of School Jun. 25 Commencement: Georgian College, 6:30 p.m. Best wishes for semester two, Jul. 2 Report Card Pick-Up: 8 a.m.- noon J. Sammon Principal
Guidance News OPTION SHEETS FOR 2020-2021 TO BE COURSES REQUIRING APPLICATION FORMS COMPLETED ON-LINE Co-operative Education, Outdoor Education, Peer Beginning Wednesday, February 12th guidance counsellors and Leadership/Link Crew – Grade 11 Open Level & teachers will be working with students to make course selections for Grade 12 University Level; these applications next year (September 2020). During Grade Assemblies and must be in by Friday, February 28, 2020; in the individual classroom workshops, counselors will explain the 2020- case of Outdoor Education, only students who 2021 Course Calendar, diploma requirements and students’ credits submit all required components of the application achieved, descriptions of all the courses offered at Eastview and the on time will be considered for an interview. on-line course selection tool. Students will complete and submit their option sheet from home. It is the student’s responsibility to consult with teachers and guidance counsellors to ensure that the options they have chosen are consistent with both the OSSD diploma and post-secondary institution requirements. Students use their usual ESS network login to access the course selection tool through the Student Portal Login link on Eastview’s website: http:// eas.scdsb.on.ca/ Program selection is the shared responsibility of parents, students and the school. Courses should be based on the student’s abilities, achievements, interests and educational needs. Please visit our website together with your daughter/son/ward to do some research to ensure that informed choices are made. You can even complete the option sheet together in advance of the March 1 deadline. Because the number of timetabled sections for each course is determined from the students’ requests on these option sheets, it is extremely important that students choose wisely at this time. Once the timetable is established, it may not be possible to accommodate changes in courses in September 2020. Current Grade 9-12 students must SUBMIT their course selections electronically by March 1, 2020. It’s time to start planning for summer (school)! Register Reminder: The Career and Education planner MyBlueprint can be today! an excellent resource to help make course selection decisions. Are you and your child planning their courses for next school year? Looking for a way to create flexibility in their timetable and EASTVIEW VALUES WILDCAT WELLNESS earn a credit? Consider summer school – registration is now open! Check out MindShift, an app that helps students Each year, the SCDSB offers a variety of summer deal with the anxieties of their school life. It has programs to over 2,000 students. Summer school subsections that help the user deal with test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, options include open, college and university level panic and conflict. There’s a section to document each of courses from Grades 9 to 12. Courses are offered in- their symptoms and another subsection that has different person or online. Interested students can also travel strategies to help negate the specific anxiety in a calming and earn credits with the summer EduTravel program. manner. With the documenting process students can then Summer school program details can be found on the revisit each issue with their guidance counsellor at a later Learning Centres website at http:// date. thelearningcentres.com/. Current SCDSB students should speak to their guidance counsellor for information and to register. Follow us on Twitter: @WildcatGuidance
Wildcat News C T A E ’ D There are times when you need to contact a teacher at We are encouraging students to access directed on-line Eastview. Please take into account the two main avenues of research help using databases. These databases are also contact: available from home using the provided usernames and 1) Email - Preferable. Please send a detailed message passwords: outlining your need/concern and include instructions for “T H W ” return contact. 2) Teacher Voicemail - Most teachers have a voicemail - Sponsored by the Guidance Department and is available by not an extension. When calling into the school, please clicking the link on the Eastview home page (http:// select 5, then enter the voicemail number followed by the eas.scdsb.on.ca) # sign. Username: eastviewsimcoe IMPORTANT Enter: If you do not know your teacher’s email address or Password: wildcats extension, there is a complete listing under the “Departments” tab - staff list on the Eastview Website (http:// eas.scdsb.on.ca). It would be advisable to print this list off for “P Q ”D your future reference. This collection of 4 databases includes eLibrary, the History Study Center, Literature and SIRS Knowledge Source. H H S G 7 10 Start at the Eastview home page (http://eas.scdsb.on.ca), Homework Help is a free online math help resource for go to Departments and click on ‘Library’. students in Grades 7 to 10. Homework Help provides free, Click on ‘databases’ on left side. live one-on-one tutoring from Ontario teachers Sunday to Thursday from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The program is funded by the Click: ProQuest Icon Ontario government and administered by TVO's Independent Learning Centre. To log in, students will need to register with their Ontario Education Number (OEN), found at the top of Enter: Username: eastviewss their report card near their name. Password: wildcats For more information, visit https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/ Attendance, Punctuality and our School-wide Goal Click: My Products Page The staff at Eastview Secondary School are concerned with Choose your resource! the number of students arriving late to class, especially first thing in the morning. There is a direct correlation between Eastview Secondary School students/parents/ guardians attendance and improved student achievement and have the option to pay for team fees, field trips, club fees, success. Arriving to school and class on time allows students to fully benefit from instruction. Since we also wish etc., online. It takes less than five minutes to register. We to minimize disruptions to the learning environment, the focus encourage you to use School Cash Online. will be on punctuality; however, we need your help! Convenient: Make payments anytime Please encourage your children to be responsible and Easy to use: Fill a shopping cart and commit to their success by arriving to all of their classes on check out time. Additionally, we are asking that parents who drive their Safe: No need to send cash or cheques children to school make every effort to have your children to school arrive with enough time to access lockers and make it to class before 8 a.m. Secure: Website is protected and PCI compliant To register, go to the School Cash Online website at: Addressing this issue will ensure that students will not disrupt learning. Thank you for helping us with this small, yet https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/ and select “Get extremely important, school goal! Started Today”. Students who are signed out of class by a parent/guardian Student Pick-up and Drop off are expected to leave the school building. Excusing a student Parents are asked to pick up their students from class to work on school work in the library or other area in the school parking lot along Nelson of the school is not permitted for safety reasons. Street. The parking area at the front of the school, along Grove St., is reserved for buses at the If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate beginning and the end of the day. Parents are asked not to to contact the main office and speak to a Vice-Principal at access this area during these times to ensure safety of our 705-728-1321. students.
Wildcat News Ontario Human Rights Commission – High school informa on nights coming to a school near you! Right to Read Public Inquiry With the goal to improve student learning outcomes, the Ontar- Is your child star ng Grade 9 next year? High school io Human Rights Commission launched a public inquiry (Right informa on nights happen throughout the winter. to Read) on October 3, 2019 to understand why students with This event provides an overview of what’s new, what to Learning Disabilities struggle to learn to read proficiently and expect, as well as a chance to check out the school and what can be done to remove barriers that prevent success. ask questions. Attend our local high school information Parents/guardian, students and educators are invited to partici- night to find out what’s offered: Eastview Secondary pate in the public inquiry via: School, 421 Grove St. E., Thursday, February 20, 6:30- 8 p.m. Check out the full schedule of info nights and firstname.lastname@example.org more information at www.scdsb.on.ca/secondary/ 1-800-387-9080 planning_for_high_school. To find out more visit http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/right-read- public-inquiry-on-reading-disabilities. Keep connected with our school and with the SCDSB Keeping SCDSB school communities informed on labour updates It’s important to get accurate information about what’s In August 2019, provincial and local contracts for all education going on at your school and at the Simcoe County workers in the province of Ontario expired. In the Simcoe District School Board (SCDSB). Here are some ways to County District School Board (SCDSB), this means that all our do that: unionized groups are at different stages of contract negotiations at the provincial and local level. The SCDSB will Subscribe to our school’s website by visiting the continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on the ‘What's New’ section at http://eas.scdsb.on.ca/ You can status of negotiations and our schools whenever possible. sign up to receive emails about school news updates and information during emergency situations. It’s easy Labour updates are issued on the SCDSB website to subscribe – visit our website and click the ‘Subscribe’ (www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates), Facebook link at the very top of the page. Provide your email and (www.facebook.com/SCDSB), Twitter (@SCDSB_Schools) click ‘Subscribe’; a message will be sent to your inbox and on the labour updates information line at 1-877-728-1187. with a link to click to confirm that you want to subscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link at the Winter Maintenance at SCDSB Schools bottom of each email. Sign up to receive SCDSB media releases by clicking During the winter season, which typically runs from the ‘Subscribe’ button at www.scdsb.on.ca. November to April, numerous contractors are assigned to maintain the SCDSB’s school sites, which include parking lots and school play yards. Follow the SCDSB on Twitter (@SCDSB_Schools), Facebook (facebook.com/SCDSB) and Instagram We would like to remind our school communities that (instagram.com/scdsb). Follow Eastview Secondary overnight parking on SCDSB school sites is prohibited, School on Twitter (@EASannouncement) especially during the winter months, as it interferes with For school bus transportation information, visit the attempts to manage snow and ice removal. Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium’s website at main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca. Also, Your cooperation is appreciated. remember to bookmark the school bus information page at simcoecountyschoolbus.ca for bus delay and cancellation information on inclement weather days. W TO GET THE BOOKS BACK! Each year textbooks and Library books go home and sometimes they don’t come back to school. We need to get as much use out of our books as possible, so please check for any Eastview books in your home. There are NO OVERDUE fines for Library books no matter how overdue they are! Please return ANY textbooks or Library books that you may find to the Main Office. Thank You!
Wildcat News Days of awareness and recognition taking place in Your child’s immunization records February The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is required to keep Throughout the year, there are many awareness days up-to-date immunization records for all students who attend that focus on different causes and recognition. The elementary or secondary school in the County of Simcoe and the District of Muskoka. Parents are responsible for reporting Simcoe County District School Board has developed a immunizations to the health unit each time their child receives list of these days as a guide for schools. Schools may a vaccine from their health care provider. The immunizations participate in recognizing some or all of these days in that the health unit requires records for include: various ways. This list is not exhaustive. Following are Diphtheria, tetanus, polio and pertussis the days of awareness and recognition that the SCDSB Measles, mumps and rubella will recognize during the month of February: Meningococcal Feb. 2 Groundhog Day Varicella (chickenpox) (for those born in 2010 or later) It’s easy to update your child’s immunization status. Go to Feb. 15 National Flag Day of Canada www.smdhu.org/immsonline to update your child’s record or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 Feb. 17 National Random Acts of Kindness Day (toll free). Feb. 26 Pink Shirt Day *Information provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Parent Portal Coping with anxiety The SCDSB Parent Portal is a secure online tool that provides Feelings of anxiety can be common among teens. Sometimes parents/guardians (of students less than 18 years of age) with normally happy teens will become anxious or fearful about quick access to their children’s attendance and grades. something for a day or two but will return to normal without any need for help from their parents. However, some teens Go to http://ps.scdsb.on.ca to create a Parent Portal experience more intense and frequent feelings of anxiety that account or login. prevent them from participating in normal everyday life. Cre- Parents and guardians can set up daily, weekly or monthly ating a positive family environment, encouraging regular email alerts for attendance information. school attendance and helping your teen understand and dis- To access the Parent Portal, parents/guardians will need each cover ways to cope with their anxiety can help. child's Student Number, which can be found on the Student If you would like to learn more about monitoring and under- Information Verification Form sent home at the start of every standing your teenager’s emotions and behaviours, ways to school year, as well as an Access ID. talk openly with your teenager and encouraging your teenag- The Access ID will be/has been provided in a sealed letter. If er to practice their coping skills, call Health Connection at 705 you lose the Access ID, you can visit the school office and it -721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 and talk to a public health will be provided to you after your identity has been verified. nurse about Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, or visit http://www.triplepontario.ca/en/home.aspx. Each student has a unique Access ID and Student Number. Once a Parent/Guardian has created a Parent Portal account, *Information provided by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health all children in the family can be linked to that single account. Unit Students enrolled in Eastview's 2019/2020 T P course are currently working on this year’s school musical production and are thrilled to be presenting the R.S.C. version of The Wizard of Oz for your enjoyment! The class is chock full of talent and enthu- siasm and the students are working hard to hone their skills to give you THE best show they can and one you won’t want to miss! R.S.C. The Wizard of Oz will be performed on our Main Stage in Eastview’s cafetorium. The curtain goes up at 7:00pm on Opening Night, Thursday, June 4th, 2020, and the show runs until Saturday, June 6th, 2020. Tickets are $20.00 and, starting this week, can be pur- chased through Eastview’s School Cash Online by clicking on the “Pay Fees” tab on our school website. Don't forget to save the date and be sure to encourage all of your family and friends to come out to see the show too!
Wildcat News Student Conduct on School Vehicles Eastview Business Department Safety starts with you! Students are Our Grade 9 and 10 classes started the year off learning about reminded to keep safety in mind when riding the different courses they can take next year by completing school vehicles to and from school and brochures for their next year’s selection. We had some very school activities. Keep in mind the following: professional and creative brochures created by the students. The Grade 10's will continue looking at Supply, Leave home early enough to arrive at your bus stop on Demand and the ins and outs of Stock Trading and will soon be time having a Competition between Mr. Dominic's, Mr Gledhill's and Wait for your school vehicle in a safe place – well off the Mr Broley's classes beginning at the end of February. The roadway Grade 11 Accounting class has begun their journey into the Refrain from sliding on snowbanks world of Accounting by looking at what a CPA does and how Enter your school vehicle in an orderly manner and take much money they can make. The Grade 11 Entrepreneurship your seat classes are beginning to look at Entrepreneurs and their Follow the instructions of your school vehicle driver or bus characteristics while beginning to enter their Venture Plan patrol stage. The Grade 12 International Business class has just Remain in your seat while the school vehicle is in motion chosen the country they will be studying all semester (each Remain quiet and orderly student has their own country) and are now looking at the idea of doing Business Internationally. The grade 12 Accounting Keep your head and arms inside the school vehicle at all class are reviewing all the grade 11 curriculum but will soon times begin to look at Stocks and Bonds and the financial analysis of Keep aisles clear at all times Company's Financial Statements. Be courteous to your school vehicle driver and fellow passengers – never distract the driver The Business Department would like to welcome Mr. Be aware of traffic flow and leave the school vehicle Greenshields into the community of Business Teachers. He is loading area promptly taking on the Grade 12 Business Management course where Refrain from eating or drinking in the school vehicle they will be studying what a Business Manager does. Also he Understand that the school vehicle is an extension of the is teaching the Grade 12 Economics course where they look at classroom and as such, student discipline falls under the the Supply and Demand of Products and the Micro and Macro responsibility of the school principal elements of the Economy. Welcome aboard Mr. Greenshields. Respect other people’s property and belongings when We would like to thank Mrs. Strath for all her years of hard work waiting for the school vehicle and dedication at Eastview and within the Business Always cross the road in front of the school vehicle, never Department. Good luck Mrs. Strath in your retirement it is well behind deserved. Look all ways and wait for the driver to signal before you The SHSM course is looking for new recruits from our Grade 10 cross in front of a school vehicle students so if your student is interested in signing up for the Never stop to pick up anything that you may have dropped Business High Skills Major certification please come by room around the school vehicle 160 the Business Office and talk to any of the teachers. The Ask an adult or the school vehicle driver to help Certification requires the student to take 4 combined Grade 11 and 12 courses along with a 2 period Co-op. The student will receive numerous certifications (i.e. First Aid, Person Dimensions) along with a red seal on his /her diploma upon Prom is May 22 from 6-11 at Liberty graduation. A great real world experience will be had from North in Barrie for grade 12 enrolling in the Business SHSM program. Don't forget Grade graduating students. Dinner will begin 12's to fill out the form for the Eastivew Business Certificate for at 6:30, dancing afterwards. taking at least 5 Business Courses during your High School career. forms are available at the Business Office room 160. Tickets go on sale from April 20-24 for all Gr 12 students who have COMPLETED their Community Involvement Hours, are I D P /P P eligible to graduate and who have a student card using the Students are encouraged to wear pink on Wednesday, April 8 school Cash Online system. This can be accessed from the to show their support against bullying. The Day of Pink is the Eastview SS website. Only Gr 12 graduating Eastview International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, students can be the purchaser of the tickets, guests are Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the optional. Each individual student/guest attending prom, will world. We invite everyone to celebrate diversity by wearing a complete an agreement form prior to receiving their actual pink shirt and by organizing activities in their workplaces, ticket. Seating for dinner will take place during one of the schools and communities. “Day of Pink – lunches the week of May 11 – 15. Once the seating is What Will YOU Be Wearing?” Day of complete, there will be no changes prior to Prom. Pink, dayofpink.org/. Ticket prices are undetermined yet, but will be between $70- $80. This includes dinner.
Wildcat News On December 17th The Eastview Robotics Team headed out The Ontario Secondary School for "Robot Wars" at O.S.S. All of our members had a great Literacy Test (OSSLT) is time battling ferociously to break the balloons on enemy bots. scheduled for March 31, 2020 . This Everyone worked intensely in the pits making last minute repairs and developing strategy. Our kids displayed amazing test will be written by students in teamwork under pressure and cheered each other on grade 10 and other students who to ...well...not exactly victory, but a very respectable showing. have not yet written or who were Our best yet! unsuccessful last year. LAST CALL FOR GRAD PHOTOS! Grad photos will be taken on March 6 by appointment only. Visit www.bookbygrad.ca, our school code is ESO. Please bring your proof package if you are getting retakes. Planning is underway for our Commencement Ceremony for the 2020 Graduates. Cap and gown orders start March 2. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the Eastview website for more information.
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