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Grade 8's transitioning to Barrie North http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/352Grade 8's transitioning to Barrie North <p>If you are a student, or have a student transitioning from Grade 8 to Grade 9 at Barrie North, please take a few moments & watch the video linked below! </p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH622YMIdDo">Barrie North Transition </a></p>
Milk & Pizza Sales http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/353Milk & Pizza Sales <p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">We have made a slight change to our milk & pizza sales at West Bayfield! Effective immediately, you will now be able to purchase milk for $1, on both Tuesday's & Friday's (Thursday's if there is a PA day or holiday)! <br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Pizza will still be available to purchase for $2 per slice, on a first come first served basis, on Friday's (Thursday's if there is a PA day or holiday). <br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4"><br></span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Thank you for your continued support. </span><br></p>
Immunization Informationhttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/351Immunization Information<p>​<span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0" style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><strong>The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is required under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) to collect and maintain up-to-date immunization records for students attending school in the County of Simcoe and the District of Muskoka. As per the ISPA, the Health Unit is preparing for the upcoming suspension on </strong><strong>February 27</strong><sup><strong>th</strong></sup><strong>, 2020 </strong><strong>for students born in 2006 and 2012 (grade 2 and 8) who have outstanding immunization records.  </strong></span></p><p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0" style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><strong>Immunization Notices have been sent home informing parents of missing immunization information.  Suspension Orders will be mailed home the week of January 13</strong><sup><strong>th</strong></sup><strong>, 2020 for those students whose records remain outstanding.</strong></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"> </span></span></p><p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0" style="color:black;font-size:12pt;font-family:times new roman, serif;"> </span></p><p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-1-0"><span style="color:black;font-size:12pt;font-family:times new roman, serif;"><strong>Please click on the following link for more information </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#0563c1;font-size:9.5pt;font-family:times new roman, serif;"><a href="http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"><strong>www.simcoemuskokahealth.org</strong></a><strong>.</strong></span></span><span style="color:#0563c1;font-size:9.5pt;font-family:times new roman, serif;"><strong> The Health Unit is </strong></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><strong>offering immunization clinics at the health unit offices throughout the county before the suspension day and on the day of suspension.  Parents may also choose to contact the health unit at 705-721-7520 ext. 8827.</strong></span></span></p>
Kindergarten Registration http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/350Kindergarten Registration <p style="text-align:center;">​<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Kindergarten registration opens in January!</span></strong> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">Do you (or someone you know) have a child who is turning four in 2020? If so, it’s almost time to register them for Kindergarten in the SCDSB! Beginning Jan. 27, 2020, Simcoe County’s public schools will register children for Kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Parents/guardians can begin the Kindergarten registration process on the SCDSB website any time after January 1 - just visit <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"> www.scdsb.on.ca</a> and select ‘Community Apps’. Visit <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"> www.scdsb.on.ca/elementary/planning_for_school/kindergarten</a> for more information.</span></p>
School Council Fundraising Plan http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/334School Council Fundraising Plan <p>​</p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"montserrat light";">2019 – 2020 School Council Fundraising Plan</span></strong><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"></span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">Hello West Bayfield Families!</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">We wanted to provide a quick update regarding our fundraising and school related initiatives for the upcoming school year.  Our School Council is proud to support the numerous fundraising initiatives, and our fundraising efforts <strong>SAY ACCOMPLISHMENTS!  </strong> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">This year, we are rolling out a few new items that we are excited to share with you.  You will see these appear on School Cash Online during the next few weeks.  Should you wish to participate in any or all of our fundraising initiatives we would like to thank you in advance for your support.  Feedback from our community in the past has resulted in a new item “West Bayfield Open Donations” which has been added to School Cash Online.  Families are now able to donate any amount of money to our school in lieu of participating in the fundraisers that are listed.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">To assist with our planning, administration has worked closely with our School Council to provide a list of “<strong><em>identified spending areas</em></strong>” so that our fundraising efforts are transparent and targeted.  There are a number of school related areas that our fundraising efforts will be supporting this year.  Some of these include: an upgrade to our sound system in the gym, new items to support technology within our school, an electronic outdoor sign to promote school related events and subsidizing the cost of field trips by $10 for every student K - 8.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">While some of our fundraisers, such as hot lunch and milk run throughout the school year, there will be a few that will occur during a specific time frame.  We feel it is important to share that while the next few months may appear busy, our focus will shift in the new year.  Beginning in January, School Council will be putting their efforts into planning and facilitating a handful of community engagement events for our Bronco families.  Some of the areas of focus include: supporting your child with self regulation, as well as literacy and numeracy games to support fluency.  <em>More information will be shared in January</em>.  </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:red;">Full Year Fundraisers</span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Pizza</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> - Pizzaville (every Friday)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Milk </span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">– Armco (daily) </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><strong><em><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Beginning in November</span></em></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">we will be trialing the 2 items below. We will be alternating every other Tuesday between pasta and pitas.  Based on feedback from parents and students our hope is that these items will continue for the remainder of the year.  <strong>Look for these </strong><strong> items on School Cash online! </strong></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Pasta</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> - Pizza Palace (alternating Tuesdays)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Pitas</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – Pita Pit (alternating Tuesdays)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:#0070c0;">Additional Fundraisers </span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:#0070c0;"> </span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Barrie Colts Hockey</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – September (complete)</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Bradford Greenhouse</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">– Poinsettias, floral table arrangements (pet friendly) - Open until November 24 – <strong>Pick up</strong> December 2 from 1-4 p.m. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Mom's Pantry</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – Cookie dough, muffins and spreads – Opening soon until November 24 – <strong>Pick up</strong> December 18 from 1-4 p.m. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">Bronco Bash</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> – Annual school end of year celebration – Details to follow in May 2020. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:red;">February 14<sup>th</sup> 2020</span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:red;"> </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">– School Council will be supporting a <strong>FREE dance</strong> for students K-8.  </span><strong><em><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">No pledges will be collected this year!</span></em></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";color:windowtext;">  </span><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";">Any questions regarding our fundraising initiatives can be directed to <a href="mailto:councilchairwes@scdsb.on.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"> councilchairwes@scdsb.on.ca</a> . The following School Council members are part of the WB Fundraising sub-committee and includes Megan Freeman, Lisa Pfrimmer, and Kelly Viljanmaa. </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-family:"montserrat light";"> </span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal">We look forward to working together to support our West Bayfield family!  </p><p class="x_MsoNormal"> </p><p class="x_MsoNormal">West Bayfield School Council </p>
West Bayfield Spirit Days 2019/20http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/317West Bayfield Spirit Days 2019/20<div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​The Bronco's LOVE a fun spirit day! Please refer to the list below to ensure you are always prepared for our next dress up day!</span> </p><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Sept 26 - Terry Fox <br></div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Oct 31 - <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-10-3">Purple</span>/<span style="color:#ff6600;">Orange</span>/Black</div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Nov 11 -<span class="ms-rteForeColor-2"> Red</span>/<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-0 ms-rteThemeBackColor-2-0">White</span>/Black</div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Nov 29 - PJ Day</div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Dec 20 - <span class="ms-rteForeColor-2">Red</span> and <span style="color:#00cc00;">Green</span></div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Jan 31 - Plaid Day</div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Feb 14 - <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-0">Red</span>/<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-3">Pink</span>/<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-1-0 ms-rteThemeBackColor-2-0">White</span></div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Feb 28 - Sports Day <br></div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Mar 27 - Rock your Socks <br></div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> Apr 8 - Day of <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-3">Pink</span></div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> May 29 - <span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-2-0" style="color:#99ff33;"><em style="color:#99ff33;"><span style="color:#99ff33;">N</span></em></span><span class="ms-rteThemeBackColor-2-0" style="color:#99ff33;"><em style="color:#99ff33;"><span style="color:#99ff33;">eon</span></em></span> Day</div><div style="font-family:calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12pt;color:#000000;"> June 25 - <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">Bronco</span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> Colours Day</span></div><p><br></p>
Nutrion Break Schedulehttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/313Nutrion Break Schedule<p>​Students will be going outside for recess at 10:35am & 12:55pm for 20 minutes followed by 20 minutes inside for eating.  <br></p>
Borrow eBooks & Audiobookshttp://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/315Borrow eBooks & Audiobooks<p>​Go to school's OverDrive website: http://scdsb.lib.overdrive.com</p><p>Sign in with your student ID or school login </p><p>Borrow a book <br></p><p>Go to your checkouts page (under your account). From there, click on Read or Listen button to open the book in your browser. </p><p>**Borrowed titles will automatically return at the end of the lending period. You can also return titles early to free up space in your school account. <br></p>
School Cash Online http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/311School Cash Online <p>​<span>West Bayfield is a cashless school! We went strictly online in January 2019. If you need your childs login information for school cash online, please stop by the office. If you child is entering JK this year or is new to the school this year, this information will be sent home in the next couple of days. There are MANY payment options using school cash online including, Visa, Mastercard, Interac Debit, & Cheques. <br></span></p><p><span>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"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</font></span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</span></p>
Lunch Routine for 2019/2020 School Year http://wes.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/305Lunch Routine for 2019/2020 School Year <p>​<strong style="color:#663300;font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12pt;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#1f497d;">Students Leaving School @ lunch</span></strong></p><p><strong style="color:#663300;font-family:"times new roman", serif;font-size:12pt;"><span style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-style:inherit;font-variant:inherit;font-weight:inherit;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;color:#1f497d;"></span></strong><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;">B</span><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;">eginning September 3</span><sup style="color:windowtext;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;">rd</sup><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;"> </span><span style="color:windowtext;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:11pt;font-style:inherit;font-weight:inherit;background-color:#ffffff;">all students will be expected to remain at school during first recess (nutrition break #1). To ensure student safety, account for all students within our school and to reduce interruptions to the instructional day, students will not be permitted to leave during this time.  With parent permission students will be permitted to leave during lunch (nutrition break #2).  Permission forms will be sent home in September.  Students who have permission to leave school property are expected to return to school @ the bell 1:35 p.m. and enter through the front doors.  No food and/or drink purchased off site is permitted inside the school @ the bell. </span></p><p><br></p>