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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/127Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19<div><strong>On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19</strong>. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:<br></div><div><ul><li>Permits (Community Use of Schools)</li><li>All EarlyON and Child Care Centres</li><li>Adult and continuing education</li><li>Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs<br></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Learn more at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a><br></div>
Lost and Found Items http://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/11Lost and Found Items <p>​<strong>Our lost and found is overflowing with hats, mitts, gloves and sweaters.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Please drop by our office or have your child check for missing items.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>All items remaining on March 12th will be donated.</strong></p><p> </p>
Important Reminders To Our Parentshttp://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/12Important Reminders To Our Parents<p><strong>Our student sign in/out book is located inside the office.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>If you need to sign out your child, please send a note to your child's teacher informing them of their</strong><strong> </strong><strong>dismissal time.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>When you arrive at the school, please come into the office to sign out your child.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>We will THEN call the student to the office.</strong> </p><p><strong>If your child is late, please come into the office to sign them in.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>The student will need a late slip to bring to their teacher.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>PLEASE DO NOT WALK YOUR CHILD TO THEIR CLASSROOM.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>If they are in kindergarten and do not know their way to class, we can call the classroom to have a buddy meet them.</strong></p><p><strong></strong><strong>Parents should avoid entering the yard which also means not walking your child to the portable, parents should always stay back from portable entrances (appointments with teachers can be made through the office but teachers are not available for impromptu conversations).</strong></p><p><strong></strong> <strong>Students must not be dropped off or arrive at school before 9:00 am – there is no supervision. <br></strong></p><p><strong></strong> <strong>If you are a volunteer in our school, please come into the office to sign in.</strong><strong>  </strong><strong>Visitor stickers are available near the sign in sheet. </strong></p><p><strong></strong><strong>As always, a BIG thank you for your understanding and cooperation</strong>.<br><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
School Council News for March Monthhttp://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/13School Council News for March Month<p>​Hello Dragon Families!<br></p><p>This past month we surpassed the 100th day of school. How exciting! We also really enjoyed Valentine's Day with the Dance-A-Thon, raising over $1000 for our school. Way to go!<br></p><p>March's Restaurant Night is on Tuesday, March 31st,  2020 at <strong>Osmow's Modern</strong><strong> </strong><strong>Mediterranean Restaurant</strong>. The owner has partnered up with AMES to help us  fundraise towards our new school team jerseys. 10% of your purchase throughout the entire day (11am-10pm) will be coming back to AMES. Osmow's specializes in fresh, healthy, tasty Mediterranean Dishes for the whole family, located next to No Frills.<br> </p><p>A <strong>special menu</strong> for our school is added for that day:<br> </p><p>$6 small chicken & rice<br> $9 wrap with fries & pop<br> $11 Chicken Shawarma Poutine<br> </p><p>Please mention that you are from Angus Morrison to have your receipt added to the fundraiser tally.<br> </p><p>Let's support our local small businesses! Thank you for helping us get those jerseys.<strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Next Council Meeting</strong>: Monday, March 2nd,  2020 6:30pm-8pm. Everyone is invited. Come meet our sales representative from Lifetouch Studios with any questions you may have. Stay for the rest of the meeting to get an update on upcoming fundraisers, school spirit and our upcoming campaigns for our Spring Walk to School and our June Movie Night Party. <br></p><p>Start gathering your old clothes, bedding, or other fabric items while spring cleaning for our <strong>Kidney Clothing drive</strong> happening early May. More details to come in our next newsletter.<br> </p><p>Remember to check our lost and found for your missing hats, mitts, snow pants, and sweaters. <br></p><p>Enjoy the March Break with your kids! Lots of community events are taking place that week for those who are staying local. Have fun to those who are traveling.<br></p><p>Stay safe and keep up the good work!<br> Heather Speers<br> AMES School Council Chair</p><p> </p>
Kindergarten Registration Is openhttp://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/10Kindergarten Registration Is open<p>​Do you (or someone you know) have a child who is turning four in 2020? If so, it's time to register them for Kindergarten in the SCDSB! Beginning Jan. 27, 2020, Simcoe County's public schools started to register children for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.   Parents/guardians can begin the Kindergarten registration process on the SCDSB website by visiting <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/"><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.scdsb.on.ca</span></a> and select 'Community Apps'. Visit <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten"><span lang="en-US" style="text-decoration:underline;">www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten</span></a> for more information.<br><br></p>
Interested in Before and After care for your child?http://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/6Interested in Before and After care for your child?<p>​A Before and After School Program is available at AMES through the YMCA for children ages 3.8 -12 years. It is offered from Monday to Friday, 6:00am - 6:30pm. PA Days and holidays are also offered.<br></p><p><strong>Contact Info:</strong><br><a href="http://www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca/">www.ymcaofsimcoemuskoka.ca</a><br>705-896-5938<br></p>
Subscribe to our web-site to stay up-to-date!http://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Subscribe to our web-site to stay up-to-date!<p>Our web-site is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.</p><p><strong>Subscribe to stay up-to-date </strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news">What's New</a> section is where you'll read about all the exciting things going on in our school. It's also where we will post updates during emergency situations. Keep an eye on this section to stay up-to-date. <a href="/subscribe">Subscribe</a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are!  </p><p><strong>Find out what's happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events">Events</a> calendar to see the great things upcoming in our school. All Board-wide dates like PA Days and Holidays are available, as well as our school-based events. <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Learn about high sch</strong><strong>ool</strong><br>The <a href="/students/high-school">High School</a> page under Students gives an overview of what to expect in high school, and provides resources for parents to help their teen with the transition.<strong></strong></p><p><strong>Pay fees online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online to pay for things like field trips and lunch days. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p><strong>Newsletters</strong><br>All of our monthly school newsletters will be posted on the <a href="/parents/newsletters"><span lang="EN-CA">Newsletters</span></a> page under Parents. They will also be emailed out to you when you sign up for a subscription to our website.</p><p>Take a look around our new website and try out all the new features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!<br></p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/31Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<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.  Payment by credit card has now also been added.<br><br>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.<br><br>To create an online account, go to <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>
Safe Arrival Procedureshttp://ang.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/3Safe Arrival Procedures<p>Dear Parent/Guardian:</p><p>If your children are going to be late or absent from school please call our Safe Arrival line at 705-424-5701, press 1. <span><span>This line is available to take your message 24 hours a day. Please leave the name of the student, teacher’s name and reason for absence. <br></span></span></p><p>Our student sign in/out book is located inside the office.  If you need to sign out your child, please send a note to your child's teacher informing them of their dismissal time.  When you arrive at the school, please come into the office to sign out your child.  We will THEN call the student to the office.</p><p>If your child is late, please come into the office to sign them in.  The student will need a late slip to bring to their teacher.  <strong>PLEASE DO NOT</strong> walk your child to their classroom.  If they are in kindergarten and do not know their way to class, we can call the classroom to have a buddy meet them.</p><p><strong></strong><strong> SNOW DAYS: </strong>It is very helpful for us in the office to have parents, of children who walk to school, call safe arrival on a Snow Day if their children are not attending school or will be late.<br></p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safelyhttp://ang.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>