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Paul Davis Internet Safety Workshophttp://mht.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/25Paul Davis Internet Safety Workshop<p>​ All parents are invited to a Social Networking and Online Safety Workshop hosted by Paul Davis in our gym on Feb. 28th at 6:30pm.  Topics include Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Smartphones and Digital Trails, Cyberbullying, Texting, Sexting, Online Gaming, Online Security.    This workshop will cover accountability and responsibility in a digital world.  <br></p>
Kindergarten Registration Opens January 28, 2019http://mht.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/26Kindergarten Registration Opens January 28, 2019<p>​ If you have a child born in 2015, kindergarten registration opens January 28th.  New this year, <strong>the registration process begins online!</strong> Visit ht<a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten">tps://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten</a> for more information.<br></p>
Welcome to Kindergarten Info Night http://mht.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/27Welcome to Kindergarten Info Night <p>​For those families that have registered for kindergarten to start in September 2019, We look forward to meeting you.  Please join us for our very informative Welcome to Kindergarten Night on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 5:30 to 7pm.  You will have the opportunity to meet the kindergarten staff, visit  the classrooms and learn about the wonderful kindergarten programming here at Mapleview Heights Elementary School.  If  you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 705-725-7980.  <br></p>
Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate at schoolhttp://mht.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/95Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate at school<p>Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from January 7 to 25. Parents and guardians with more than one child (in Grades 4 to 8) can complete one survey per child.<br><br>Survey topics include: the overall climate of the school, student well-being, and equity and inclusion.<br><br><strong>Complete the survey now: </strong><a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/201819ParentsGuardians">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/201819ParentsGuardians</a> <br><br>A similar survey is being conducted with students and staff. Each school will receive a report of the school results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) senior administrative team and Board of Trustees also review the board-wide results. <br><br>The data will show our progress over time, and will highlight areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  <br><br>Student School Climate surveys have been collected since 2007.<br><br>Questions can be sent to <a href="mailto:research@scdsb.on.ca">research@scdsb.on.ca</a>.</p>
Mapleview Equity and Inclusion Team Celebrates Diversityhttp://mht.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/24Mapleview Equity and Inclusion Team Celebrates Diversity<p>A group of students from grades 4-6, staff and parent volunteers have been meeting over the past few weeks as the <em>Mapleview Heights Equity and Inclusion Committee</em>. At these meetings they have discussed and learned about equity and inclusion issues that are of importance to them and others. Students have been encouraged to challenge their thinking and biases through the "unlearn" initiative (<a href="http://www.unlearn.com/">www.unlearn.com</a>). They have created posters based on their interpretation of the word "unlearn" and have analyzed various examples of graphic art that has promoted and encouraged deeper thinking. As the committee moves ahead into the spring, the students will consider other E&I-based initiatives including First Nations topics, bullying and more. The committee is currently planning how to get others involved as well as aiming to display their work to make equity and inclusion a strong visible presence around the school. If you are a parent of a Mapleview student and are interested in participating, please contact Mr. Levan for more information.</p><p> </p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safelyhttp://mht.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/18‘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="http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://main.simcoecountyschoolbus.ca/</span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://mht.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/19Pay 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="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>