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Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Frameworkhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/board-news/72Ministry of Education seeks online engagement regarding implementation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework<div>​​The Ontario Ministry of Education is working with researchers to gather feedback and input to inform the development of the Third Progress Report on the implementation of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework.  <br><br>Students, parents/guardians and families, teaching and nonteaching staff, Indigenous communities, organizations and partners, and school boards are invited to participate in an online survey and/or online focus groups to capture successes and help to identify promising practices and opportunities to provide further support to enhance the achievement and well-being of Indigenous students.   <br><br>Third Progress Report - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36">English survey</a></div><div>Troisième Rapport D’Étape - <a href="https://sondages.outsidesoft.com/Engine/Default.aspx?surveyID=6A64A645-0C53-4CFF-9495-6E1A5E830F36&idlang=FR">French survey​</a>  <br><br></div><div>It is important to note that:</div><div><ul><li>​​​Participation in this survey is voluntary.  </li><li>This survey is confidential. That means that all answers will be combined anonymously (without any identifying information) with the answers received from other participants. No one who sees the answers will be able to link them to any individual person.   </li><li>Anyone can stop doing this survey at any time without any repercussions.</li></ul></div><div>All stakeholders are invited to participate in the online focus groups. To participate, RSVP to thirdprogressreport@gmail.com indicating which session you would like to attend. Please note that while we will make efforts to accommodate everyone spaces are limited to 10-12 people per session on a first come, first served basis.  <br><br></div><div><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Students</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Parents/Guardians</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Teaching/Non-Teaching Staff</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;"><strong>Indigenous Organizations & Partners</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, May 23 </p><p style="text-align:center;">8-9pm EST (English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 12 7:30-8:30 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, May 25 6-7pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 1</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Friday, June 2</p><p style="text-align:center;">2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Wednesday, June 21</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 15 7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Thursday, June 8    2-3pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(English)</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 19   7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;"> (French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Monday, June 26</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 20</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)</p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:center;">Tuesday, June 27</p><p style="text-align:center;">7-8 pm EST</p><p style="text-align:center;">(French)​</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div><div>The Indigenous Education Office of the Ministry of Education would be pleased to respond to any questions you may have regarding the process of engagement and data collection to inform the development of the Third Progress Report. Please send any questions directly to Jennifer Feasby, Manager Education Policy and Programs Unit (Jennifer.Feasby@ontario.ca).<br><br><br></div><div><br></div>
Night School Registration 2017/2018 Opens May 3rd, 2017!http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/6Night School Registration 2017/2018 Opens May 3rd, 2017!<p>​​Night School registration for next year will open on May 3, 2017. ​For complete details find the 2017/2018 night school registration form on the <a href="/Pages/Night-School.aspx">Night School page</a>​ of our website.</p>
Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardianshttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/board-news/71Netflix series 13 Reasons Why – information for parents/guardians<div>​​Recently there has been significant media coverage of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The show is a fictional account of one teen’s suicide and the factors leading to it.  <br><br>The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has advised staff that they are not to use the series as a teaching tool. This decision is based upon the advice of mental health professionals from across the province, who have stated that the material is graphic and potentially triggering for vulnerable young people. While the themes in this series may not pose a risk or potential harm to most students, for those struggling with mental health issues and/or suicide ideation, this series includes graphic content, glamourizes suicidal behaviours and portrays helpers (school guidance counsellors) in a negative way.  <br><br>We recognize that your children may watch the series on their own. If they do, we encourage you to talk with them about their thoughts and feelings. The SCDSB has supports in place for students and staff, and there are many community resources you can access as well. More information and contact details are available on the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Programs/Safe-and-Healthy-Schools/Pages/Mental-Health.aspx">SCDSB website​</a>.  <br><br>The National Association of School Psychologists has also developed <a href="http://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators">information regarding the series​</a>. You may also find this helpful in discussions with your children about suicide and mental health.   <br><br>If you have questions or concerns please contact your principal.</div><div><br></div>
Community Partnerships Work! Coat Drive Success #7http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/5Community Partnerships Work! Coat Drive Success #7<p></p><p>Our 7th Annual Winter Coat Drive was extremely successful with the collection and distribution of more than 700 warm winter coats to Orillia and surrounding communities!</p><p> </p><p>We couldn't make this happen without the extreme generosity of our partner Fabricare Cleaning Center and their staff who provided their facility for each coat to be cleaned prior to being donated.</p><p> </p><p>A big thank you to the Simcoe County District School Board, KICX 106, Sunshine 89.1, Rock 95, 104.1 The Dock, Orillia Packet & Times, Orillia Today, CTV News Barrie and Information Orillia. We would like to thank the Orillia District Agricultural Society for lending us the numerous coat racks required for organization and display and to the Wihlidal Family Chiropractic Clinic for providing a drop-off site for the coat donations. Thank you also to the generous knitters who made the beautiful hats, scarves, mitts and slippers to go with the coats.</p><p> </p><p>To the residents of Orillia and outlying communities, thank you for your donations of warm winter coats. Your contributions meant that many families were kept warm this winter!</p><p> </p><p>We look forward to our 8th Annual Coat Winter Coat Drive and will begin collecting coats from October 16<sup>th</sup>, 2017 to November 30, 2017.</p><p> </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Staff and students of the Learning Centres, Orillia Campus​</p><p>​​​​</p>
Summer school registration opens April 10thhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/4Summer school registration opens April 10th<p>​​We offer both face to face and eLearning summer school courses during the month of July.</p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Face to Face classes will run <strong>July 4, 2017 to July 28, 2017</strong> at Bear Creek Secondary School. Face to face offerings will include grade 11 and 12 math and science credits as well as select grade 9 and 10 courses.</p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">E-learning courses will run <strong>July 5, 2017 to August 4, 2017</strong>. E-learning offerings​ include grade 10 civics and careers as well as grade 11 and 12 ​​college and university preparation courses.</p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Math Transfer will run <strong>​July 10, 2017 to ​July 21, 2017.</strong></p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">​Visit the <a href="/high-school-student/summer-school">Summer School page​</a> of our website for more information on how to register.<br></p>

 

 

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