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New Provincial COVID Protocolshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/101New Provincial COVID Protocols<p>​Holly Families,</p><p>There are some <strong>important changes to COVID protocols</strong> that affect the students and staff at our school.  Please read this email carefully to ensure that you have the latest information.</p><p>Each day, families are asked to ensure that their child(ren) complete the COVID-19 school screening tool prior to coming to school.</p><p>In an effort to strengthen health and safety measures and help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the criteria in the provincial COVID-19 school screening tool has been updated by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.</p><p>The updated provincial direction states that students and staff with any <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>new</strong></span> or <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>worsening</strong></span> symptoms of COVID-19 (as indicated in the screening tool), <strong>even those with only one symptom, must stay home</strong> until:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>They receive a negative COVID-19 test result;</li><li>They receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional; or,</li><li>It has been 10 days since their symptom onset and they are feeling better.</li></ul><p>In addition, <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>all asymptomatic household contacts of symptomatic individuals are required to quarantine</strong></span> until the symptomatic household member receives a negative COVID-19 test result or receives an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional.</p><p>If the symptomatic individual tests positive, or is not tested and does not receive an alternative diagnosis from a health care professional, the symptomatic individual must isolate (including from household members) for 10 days from symptom onset, and all household contacts must isolate until 14 days from their last contact with the symptomatic individual.</p><p>The updated COVID-19 school screening tool is available on the Ontario government's website here: <a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/RJi9EBElDZT4R9gIawjK_Q~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRiFVvOP0QtaHR0cHM6Ly9jb3ZpZC0xOS5vbnRhcmlvLmNhL3NjaG9vbC1zY3JlZW5pbmcvVwdzY2hvb2xtQgpgLk4oNGDqoAD0UhFzY2FzZUBzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</a>.</p><p>I will send an email later in the week with details of the voluntary asymptomatic screening that was announced.</p><p>Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.<br></p><p><br></p><h1>What to do if your child did not pass the screening<br></h1><p><a href="/Documents/my-child-did-not-pass-the-covid-19-daily-screening---now-what.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />my-child-did-not-pass-the-covid-19-daily-screening---now-what.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Welcome to Kindergarten!http://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/102Welcome to Kindergarten!<p>​We had a great evening on May 6th meeting many of our new Holly families!  For those who missed the meeting, or anyone who would like to view a video of the presentation, please visit our <a href="/Pages/Welcome-to-Kindergarten.aspx">Welcome to Kindergarten Resource Page!</a><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
If I had $10,000http://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/99If I had $10,000<p>​Earlier in the year, we sent students and parents a link to a survey asking what they would spend $10,000 on to make Holly Meadows a better place to learn.  We had some excellent suggestions and are following up with many of them.  Attached is a PDF of the first 25 submissions and some responses to them.<br></p><p>We are going to keep this survey open for a while just in case anyone else has some ideas to share.<br></p><p><a href="https://forms.gle/uRAB3G2qShQvvSmSA">https://forms.gle/uRAB3G2qShQvvSmSA</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/How%20would%20you%20make%20Holly%20better%20with%20$10,000_.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />How would you make Holly better with $10,000_.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p>
2020/2021 Spirit Dayshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/982020/2021 Spirit Days<p>​Here are the planned spirit days for 2020/2021<br></p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Spiritdays.png" alt="Spiritdays.png" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Spirit Wear Salehttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/97Spirit Wear Sale<p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/101089e408c34518bd16ec0c4890a2eb%20(2).jpg" alt="101089e408c34518bd16ec0c4890a2eb (2).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><a href="https://hmesschool.entripyshops.com/"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5">https://hmesschool.entripyshops.com/</span></a><br></p>
September 4 Email - Startup Infohttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/96September 4 Email - Startup Info<p>​</p><h2>​Good afternoon Holly Families!</h2><p><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/jO-akTjtMM4aleOLvu8BLg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRhM6EnP0R0aHR0cHM6Ly9tc2cuc2Nob29sbWVzc2VuZ2VyLmNhL20vP3M9ZlY0WmtHWDhTbkUmbWFsPWVmYzRkMjk1ZTQxZjYyMTRjODRkZDBlZDdhYTA5MTFhYWIwMWNmOTNmNGZmYWE5OWFmNGE1MTI0ZGY3YTc4OTZXB3NjaG9vbG1CCgBGp21SX1RY2e5SEXNjYXNlQHNjZHNiLm9uLmNhWAQAAAAC">September Startup Plan</a> </p><p>It has been a very busy couple of weeks getting the school ready for our students to return and we are all very excited that the time has finally arrived!</p><p>Attached to this email is our September Startup information which includes the details for picking up and dropping off students.  Please make sure you review the protocols as we need everyone to follow the plan out of respect for other parents. </p><p>In addition to the attachment, we encourage families to review updates on our webpage including the Covid Resources which includes a suggested checklist for parents before school and a link to the Covid Screening.  <a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/6VdQpt4y6-iSIwZK96Kmnw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRhM6EnP0QxaHR0cDovL2hvbC5zY2RzYi5vbi5jYS9QYWdlcy9DT1ZJRC1SZXNvdXJjZXMuYXNweFcHc2Nob29sbUIKAEanbVJfVFjZ7lIRc2Nhc2VAc2Nkc2Iub24uY2FYBAAAAAI~">http://hol.scdsb.on.ca/Pages/COVID-Resources.aspx</a></p><p>This afternoon, our teachers will be reaching out to families of students in their classes.  <strong>ONLY students</strong> whose parents participated in the online survey or who followed the directions for enrolling students for face to face learning will be contacted at this time.  Online students will be contacted over the coming weeks. </p><p><strong>Elementary school start date (Kindergarten to Grade 8):</strong></p><ul><li>Students with surnames A-G will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</li><li>Students with surnames H-O will join students with the surnames A-G in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</li><li>All elementary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020</li><li>Junior Kindergarten students will begin attendance on Thursday, September 10, 2020 as previously planned and communicated with parents/guardians</li></ul><p>All students in county class programs (social skills, developmental skills, life skills and autism spectrum disorder) will begin on Tuesday, September 8, and will attend every day.</p><p><strong>Health and safety</strong></p><p>Students in Grade 4 to 8 will be required to wear a face mask while inside the school building. Masks are not required for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, but are encouraged. Families are encouraged to provide cloth masks for their children that cover the nose and mouth. The SCDSB will provide cloth masks to students who do not have them.</p><p>Each morning, students are required to complete a self-screening assessment prior to attending school. The self-screening tool can be found here: <a href="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</a></p><p><strong>Lunch</strong></p><p>Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home. We ask that parents/guardians report their child's absence as part of our Safe Arrival program.</p><p>Students will remain with their class and eat lunch in the classroom. When possible, lunch may take place outdoors. Students will not be able to leave the school property, so please remember to pack a lunch and a refillable water bottle.</p><p><strong>Remote learning</strong></p><p>Students who are participating in the remote learning program will be contacted by their teacher in the first two weeks of school and classes will begin on Monday, September 21.</p><p><strong>Have an amazing weekend and we will see everyone next week!</strong></p><p><br></p>
Holly Learning From Home Weekly Announcementshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/93Holly Learning From Home Weekly Announcements<p><br></p><p>We have started to put together weekly announcments which we hope to be able to send out to classes every Monday Morning.  We will use this page for any links that might be made in the announcements as well as links to the current and past videos.<br></p><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B">June 29th<br></h2><h3><a href="https://youtu.be/2wL_dfSY1XE">Announcement Video</a><br></h3><ul><li><a href="https://youtu.be/pOxhRkSfnxM">Mrs. Henneberry Reading Charlie McButton</a><br></li><li><a href="https://youtu.be/C0Gc9Y_8lv0">Mrs. Lemarquand Reading Two Dogs</a><br></li><li><a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Uviz9H7C_c9fvVAtRDbyIjkVwO-GGgEAP5ChXRSuBcg/edit?ts=5eb45a03#slide=id.p">Eric Walters Slide Deck</a><br></li></ul><h2>June 8<br></h2><h3><a href="https://youtu.be/fJqA1CKA6bM">Announcement Video (Special Guest Host!!!)</a><br></h3><h2><br></h2><h2>June 1<br></h2><h3><a href="https://youtu.be/fgv6Ac4zMuc">Announcement Video</a> <br></h3><p><br></p><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B">May 25<br></h2><h3><a href="https://youtu.be/ElEyP4iEYGU">Announcement Video</a><br></h3><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B"><br></h2><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B">May 19<br></h2><h3><a href="https://youtu.be/gat21QrCL1Y">Announcement Video</a><br></h3><ul><li><a href="https://youtu.be/tkP8N2txLkM">Kindergarten Team Poem</a><br></li><li><a href="https://youtu.be/psTGKB5zW90">Mrs. Henneberry Reading "My Principal Lives Next Door"</a><br></li></ul><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B">May 11<br><a href="https://youtu.be/fz20Ash2_YM">Announcements Video</a><br></h2><ul><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUeLTZp-Dig">O Canada Music</a></li><li><a href="http://www.ericwalters.net/" style="text-align:left;color:#0072c6;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;">Eric Walters Homepage</a><br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/scdsb.on.ca/hollymeadowslearninghub">Virtual Learning Hub</a><br></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgK4t3qIJUc">Mrs. Lemarquand Reading</a><br></li></ul><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B">May 4th<br></h2><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLLD19Q8hqU&t">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLLD19Q8hqU&t</a></p><ul><li><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No9Ppz3pkzQ">Ms Cashaback Poster Video</a> <br><br></li></ul><h2 class="ms-rteElement-H2B">April 27th<br></h2><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sHbLjIXyJ0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sHbLjIXyJ0</a></p><ul><li><p>Listen to the Music - <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C5lwx2B8Ts">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C5lwx2B8Ts</a><br></p></li></ul>
Learning From Home Resourceshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/92Learning From Home Resources<p>​Ministry of Education Learn at Home Site<br></p><p><span style="background:white;color:green;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:12pt;"><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/VbjRUG2ZLNIrEw_E-3hDSQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgWS_QP0QoaHR0cDovL3d3dy5vbnRhcmlvLmNhL3BhZ2UvbGVhcm4tYXQtaG9tZVcHc2Nob29sbUIKAABQ_Hdeaxab4FIUamFjb2JzMTk5M0BnbWFpbC5jb21YBAAAAAI~" target="_blank">https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home</a></span></p><p><br></p>
Barrie Coltshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/91Barrie Colts<p><img alt="coltsbanner.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/coltsbanner.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />​</p><p>Join Holly Families on March 5th for our annual Barrie Colts game.  <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/">Tickets are on sale now</a> until February 25th for $21.00.  <br></p><p>We are excited to have the Holly Choir singing the National Anthem to start the game!<br></p>