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Updated Contact Information Contact Information<p>​Hello Grizzly Families, </p><p>Please check your email and/or voicemail as your child's teacher is trying to reach you. If you do not hear from your child's teacher please reach out to Mrs. Jowett at <a href=""></a> . Also, if your email address or phone number has recently changed please reach out to Ms. Vipond at <a href=""></a> so that she can update your file online. </p><p>Thank you, </p><p>The Maple Grove Staff<br></p>
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>
Food Make Up Days - Week of March 9, 2020 Make Up Days - Week of March 9, 2020<p>​Next week we will be organizing make up days for missed food due to inclement weather or strike action.  Please see the schedule below:</p><p>Monday,<strong> March 9</strong>:  <strong> Jan 27 Quesada</strong> will be made up</p><p>Tuesday,<strong> March 10: Feb 11 Pasta</strong> will be made up</p><p>Wednesday,<em> March 11: $2 a slice pizza will be for sale</em><br></p><p>Thursday, <strong>March 12: Feb 6 Meatballs</strong> will be made up</p><p>Friday, <strong>March 13: Jan 8 Pizza and Feb 28 Popcorn</strong> will be made up</p><p>The remaining missed days will be made up at a later time, please watch your emails/school website for further information.<br></p>
Hot Diggity Dog Day Feb 28, 2020 - CANCELLED Diggity Dog Day Feb 28, 2020 - CANCELLED<p>​Due to bus cancellations today, Hot Diggity Dog day has been cancelled and will be moved to Monday March 2, 2020.  We will have limited quantities to purchase the day of, so students who did not pre-purchase are encouraged to bring in money and are able to purchase hot dogs, cookies or juice boxes while they last.<br></p>
Hot Lunch Orders Update Lunch Orders Update<p>​Good afternoon Maple Grove Families;</p><p>Due to the ongoing Labour situation, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all lunch orders</span> starting March 2nd will be put on hold. We will be making up lost inclement weather/job action days in March. Maple Grove Families will receive a schedule of make-up days once arrangements can be made.</p><p>Heading forward, we will accommodate missed milk days by doubling up on a different day.</p><p>Beginning in March, if the labour situation continues, pizza will be sold in the front hall on Wednesdays for $2.00 a slice (cash only) and popcorn will continue to be sold on Friday afternoon during second Nutrition Break for $2.00.<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>