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School Council Meeting Council Meeting<p>​​School Council Meeting, please use the following Zoom code to enter the meeting. New and old members welcome, this will be our first meeting of the year and the closing meeting for last year's council member. <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><a href=""></a> </span><br></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Please note that if you want to be considered as part of the formal council that you need to contact Jody Jowett at and I can send you the Nomination Form (to hold a formal role with council). There is also a participation form that I will send to everyone who joins the zoom meeting above after our first meeting. </span></p>
COVID-19 Tools - Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Tools - Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit<p><a href="">COVID-19 Assessment Tool: Should My Child Attend School</a><br></p><p>​<a href="">FAQ - Return to School for Families</a> <a href="">My Child has COVID-19 Symptoms - Now What?</a><br></p>
Kindergarten Virtual Tour Virtual Tour<p>Here is a virtual tour for our new kindergarten friends. We look forward to meeting you all next week! <a href=""></a><br></p>
September 2020 Newsletter 2020 Newsletter<p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/September%202020%20Newsletter.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />September 2020 Newsletter.pdf</a>​</p>
Guardian Pre-Opening Information Pre-Opening Information<p>​<a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Guardian%20Pre-Opening%20Information.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Guardian Pre-Opening Information.pdf</a><br></p>
Staff Video to Maple Grove Grizzlies! Video to Maple Grove Grizzlies!<p></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;">Hello Grizzlies!<br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;">We hope this email finds you and your family safe and healthy at home while practicing social distancing.  </p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;">This is a difficult time for all of us and Maple Grove staff are missing their kids; so we decided to send out a little ¨hello message¨ to let our students know how much we miss them and are thinking of them.  </p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;">Please take care and we hope to see everyone soon.</p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;">Maple Grove Staff<br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;"><br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;">click the link below to view the video<br></p><p style="color:#323130;font-size:15px;background-color:#ffffff;margin-bottom:0px;"><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font:inherit;vertical-align:baseline;"></a><br></p><div><br><br></div><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Students can put books "on hold" or request new books! can put books "on hold" or request new books!<p>Just visit the Library page on the Home Page or under Students in the menu.  There, you will be able to access the online library catalogue to search our collection.  Students can sign in, to put a hold on a book that is currently out.  If we don't own a book you're looking for, you can fill out a form to complete a request.<br></p>
Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date! out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!<p>​</p><p>Our website was recently upgraded with a fresh look and new features. It is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.</p><p><strong>Subscribe to stay up-to-date on what's happening</strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What's New</span></a> section is where you'll read about all the exciting things going on in our school. It's also where we will post updates during emergency situations. Keep an eye on this section to stay up-to-date. <a href="/subscribe"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Subscribe</span></a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are!  </p><p><strong>Find out what's happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Events</span></a> calendar to see the great things upcoming in our school. All Board-wide dates like PA Days and Holidays are available, as well as our school-based events. </p><p><strong>Learn about high school</strong><br>The <a href="/students/high-school"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School</span></a> page under Students gives an overview of what to expect in high school, and provides resources for parents to help their teen with the transition.</p><p><strong>Pay fees online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online to pay for things like field trips and lunch days. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p><strong>Newsletters</strong><br>All of our monthly school newsletters will be posted on the <a href="/parents/newsletters"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Newsletters</span></a> page under Parents. They will also be emailed out to you when you sign up for a subscription to our website.</p><p>Take a look around our new website and try out all the new features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely‘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=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online 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="" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>