Every Child. Every Chance. Every Day.
A Message from Director of Education Kathryn Wallace.
Welcome to the 2014-15 school year! This student handbook provides students and parents/guardians with information about student learning, Code of Conduct, safety, parent involvement, technology use, bus transportation, health and wellness, school year calendars and more.
Please take the time to read this valuable information. On behalf of the Simcoe County District School Board, I wish all of you the best in achieving your goals. I hope you have a wonderful and successful school year.
Please click here: StudentHandbook_2014-15
You will find the approved 2014-2015 School Year Calendars under ‘Schools’ – ‘School Year Calendars’ on the Simcoe County District School Board’s website (www.scdsb.on.ca). Some of the key dates include:
• Students start school on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. The last day for elementary students will be Thursday, June 25, 2015 and for secondary students it will be Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
• The holiday break is December 22, 2014 to January 2, 2015. Students return to school on Monday, January 5, 2015.
• March Break is March 16 to 20, 2015.
The Primary Play Day will be held on Thursday June 26th and will run all day. Children are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and clothes for games, as well as be prepared with hats, sunscreen and water.
As you might have heard the smoke from the early Saturday morning fire has caused significant damage to the inside of the Assikinack Public School. As a result the school will not reopen this school year. Restoration has started and will continue over the summer. Students and staff have be relocated to other schools for the remainder of the year.
Mapleview Heights E.S. staff, students and community are happy to welcome 3 classes that have relocated to our school. They are:
• Kindergarten – Mrs. Sweazey and Mrs. Fisker
• Grade 2/3 – Miss Johnston
• Grade 4 – Mme Theriault
La Clé is proud to join efforts with CFB Borden to organize a Saint-Jean-Baptiste Celebration on Saturday June 21st, 2014 starting at 4pm at Juno Beach Mess (201 Falaise Rd). The Base Commander, Col Carl Doyon is inviting you to the celebration which promotes Part VII of the Official Languages Act, while recognizing our Francophone minority community. This celebration fosters the participation of available staff, students and families from CFB Borden units, Vague FM 88.1 and all citizens from our surrounding communities.
The schedule is as follows:
4pm to 8pm Jumping castles, clowns and face painting
4pm to 8pm Vague FM radio station on site
4pm to midnight Bar services (inside) and Beer Tent (outside)
5pm to 11pm BBQ (hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, water, pop)
5pm to midnight Music « Live Shows » :
- Jonathan Guérette and TALEA
- Jonathan Gauthier
- Homemade Jam
- Daniel Forget
10:30pm to 11pm Bonfire
You are all invited to this family celebration to discover Francophone musical culture! Entrance fees are $10 for defense members, $15 for an individual pass and $25 for a family pass (2 adults and kids). Tickets are available at the door and as follows: La Clé offices (2 Marsellus Dr., Unit 5, Barrie and 63 Main St., Penetanguishene), CFB Borden PSP (Buell Gym Kiosk) and CANEX.
For more information, please call Alysha Baker at 705-549-3116 ext. 7124 or by e-mail at [email protected]
From Monday, May 26 to Monday June 2nd, the Grade 3s and the Grade 6s will be doing their EQAO testing at Mapleview Heights Public School. Time and classroom resources have been put aside for this special event.
EQAO – or the Education Quality and Accountability Office – is an independent agency of the Ontario government. Its provincial assessment program for primary, junior and secondary students provides parents, teachers and the public with information about student achievement that will help improve teaching and learning.
EQAO assesses all students in Grade 3 and Grade 6 in reading, writing and mathematics. View “A Parent’s Guide to EQAO Tests.”
Parents are requested that students especially in those grades come to school each and every day, and on time so they don’t interrupt others doing the test and they themselves don’t miss out. It’s also a good idea that students have had plenty of sleep the nights before testing and a good breakfast so they can do their best on these tests.
For parents of secondary school students (less than 18 years of age), the SCDSB Parent Portal provides real-time access to their child’s attendance, final grades, course selections, graduation tracker and school announcements. Parents of elementary school students will have access to attendance and school announcements with report card data coming soon. Parents and guardians can set up daily, weekly or monthly email alerts for attendance information.
SCDSB Parent Portal access is available to custodial parents, legal guardians, adult students and parents with access rights to the child. Login information is provided to the primary contact on record at the school. We are asking that you share it with others as required. Any parent/legal guardian or access parent who does not receive the information, may request access by contacting the school (secondary school) directly.
For more information visit http://www.scdsb.on.ca/Parents/Pages/Parent-Portal.aspx
1. Email [email protected] from the email address we have on file* (* This helps us to verify you as a parent of the requested students)
If we don’t have an email address for you on file, please contact the school (secondary school) to make arrangements to obtain an Access ID.
2. Visit http://ps.scdsb.on.ca to register for a parent/guardian account and add your child(ren)
If you do not have a copy of your child’s report card, please contact the school to obtain their Pupil Number.
Students and family of Mapleview are welcome to join us for our annual, year-end BBQ and Fun Night! Hamburgers, hotdogs and bottled water are offered free of charge! A snow cones and candy table will also be available for a nominal fee. We will also have inflatable activities for your kids!
To help us know who’s attending and how much food to order, please fill out the form (click here for the dowloadable form) to order for your family the # of hamburgers & # of hotdogs for the event. And if you can help out, please let us know! Many hands make for light work & fun!
So join us on Thursday, June 5th, from 5 pm to 7 pm!
This letter is intended to provide you with the opportunity to give input towards the classroom building process for the 2004-15 school year. If there are any special considerations that you would like us to keep in mind, please ensure that a letter of consideration be sent to your current classroom teacher by Friday May 2, 2014. Late letters will miss the class building meetings which will begin after May 5, 2014. Students will find out who their teacher is when they receive their end of the year report card!
When teachers create classes, they consider the following variables:
If you have some special placement considerations for your son/daughter, you should include a learner profile of your child along with the characteristics of a teacher that you think would be a good fit for your child. Please do not request a specific teacher as teaching assignments are not finalized at this point. Thank you for all of your support of the efforts of the staff and students here at MapleviewHeightsPublicElementary School.
Yours in education,
As with previous years, Mapleview Heights participated in the City of Barrie’s annual ‘Spring into Clean!’ initiative. All classes were asked to get involved and every class did their very best! Elementary and High Schools around Barrie were also encouraged to take an active role in the ‘Spring Into Clean!’ community clean-up by cleaning up their school property and any adjacent parkland on Friday April 25th, 2014. ’Spring into Clean!’ took place at Mapleview Heights today, Friday, April 25th during periods 1 and 2 (9:05-10:30) and 20 collection bags were placed at the curb by 10:30. The City provided gloves and bags for the collection of any garbage. Last year over 21,600 students from 44 schools collected over 7720 kg of garbage found around their school yards in one morning!