December 18, 2020
Greetings SCS Families,
This is Principal Della Fortuna with some important information for our families who intend on switching to a different learning model. This is the final opportunity for families to make a switch between learning models for their child.
To prepare for students who are selecting a different learning model than the one they’re currently in, it’s necessary for parents to declare their intention. The deadline for secondary students to notify Grand Erie if you’re changing from online to in-class or vice versa is January 6, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. To make a change, you must notify us by this date or your child will remain in their current learning model for the remainder of the school year.
To change learning models, follow this link https://januarydeclaration.granderie.ca/ to complete a declaration for each child in your family where a switch in learning modes is requested. Once the declaration is completed, you will receive a notice of confirmation. Please maintain this information. If you are unable to follow the link or do not receive a notice of confirmation please contact the school office only if you wish to change learning models.
Families of students in self-contained classes wishing to switch learning models should NOT complete this declaration but should contact their school principal directly.
If there is no communication from you, your child will remain in their current learning model.
For parents who have indicated a change, your child is scheduled to begin their new learning model on February 2, 2021, when Quadmester 3 begins.
John Della Fortuna
Simcoe Composite School is excited to announce that starting this September our Extended French (EF) Program will be open to all Haldimand and Norfolk elementary students. French Immersion and proficient Core French students may apply.
The EF Program will provide students with the opportunity to take 7 secondary school French credits over their four years at SCS. The Extended French courses (Grade 9-12) are offered at the academic and university level and include Extended French, Geography, History and Senior Social Studies courses.
The EF Program has an application process. Not all applicants will be admitted to the program. Applications are due February 5th, 2021.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to John Della Fortuna (Principal), Jennifer Ippoltio (VP), and Rheal Pelland (Department Head of French) if you have any further questions.
SCS’s Future Grade 9 Night will be held virtually on January 20, 2021. A Microsoft Teams Live event will be held for families interested in the EF Program and the link will be shared on social media, our school website, and with all Haldimand and Norfolk elementary schools one week prior to the event.
The application and course selection sheets are attached.
We know COVID-19 is the number one health topic on most people’s minds these days, but that doesn’t mean students aren’t dealing with other health concerns every day. If you’re looking for support or advice around birth control, STI testing, quitting smoking or vaping, managing stress, or any other health issue, our school’s public health nurse can help. Courtney, our school’s nurse, is currently meeting with students through confidential online video chat appointments starting Thursday Oct 22 from 10-12. All discussions or appointments with the nurse are always confidential. Eventually, Courtney will also be at our school once a month for any services that require a face-to-face interaction. We will keep you posted on when these appointments will begin. You can also reach out to Courtney via call or text at 519 426 0908.
Remember you rock!
SCS School Council will be meeting on December 9, 2020 at 5:30pm virtually. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Opened in 1893, Simcoe Composite School has a long and honoured tradition of educational excellence and service to the Norfolk Community. A source of pride for us is our beautiful campus which backs onto the Lynn River and sits directly beside the historic Carillon Tower. Our Simcoe Sabres surpass standards of academics, technology, athletics and developing a caring and welcoming school environment for all students. Please have a look around our website for additional information and if you have any questions about our school or programming, you may contact us at 519-426-4664 at your convenience.