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Information for families - final Attendance Area Review decision for families - final Attendance Area Review decision<p>​​​The Simcoe County District School Board has undertaken an attendance area review for the new Alliston East elementary school, located on John W. Taylor Avenue. The new JK to Grade 8 elementary school will open in September 2017. Included in the review were attendance areas for Alliston Union PS, Ernest Cumberland ES and Cookstown Central PS. The purpose of the review was to:</p><ul><li>establish a new attendance area for the new east Alliston elementary school</li><li>address accommodation pressures at area schools</li><li>determine the location of the French as a Second Language (FSL) program for the area </li><li>examine the viability of continuing to run a modified school year calendar</li></ul><p>A public meeting was held on November 10, 2016. At the meeting, SCDSB staff presented potential scenarios and asked for community feedback. A second meeting was held on January 24, 2017 to share the recommendation(s) that SCDSB staff would be presenting to the Board of Trustees. These recommendations were brought forward for consideration by the SCDSB Business and Facilities Committee on February 1, 2017.</p><p>On February 22, 2017 the SCDSB Board of Trustees approved the recommended boundary and program changes. The following maps show the approved changes, which will come into effect in September 2017. If the boundary change directly affects your family, you will receive information regarding the transition process.</p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Alliston%20Area%20Approved%20Boundaries.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Alliston Area Approved Boundaries.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Final_Approval%20-%20Transfers%20-%20Black%20and%20white_23Feb2017.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Final_Approval - Transfers - Black and white_23Feb2017.pdf</a><br></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Treetops%20Area%20Approved%20Boundaries.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Treetops Area Approved Boundaries.pdf</a><br></p><p>The following approved changes will take effect beginning in September 2017:</p><ul><li>French Immersion Grades 1-4 at Ernest Cumberland ES </li><li>French Immersion and Extended French Grades 5-8 at Alliston Union PS </li><li>transfer northeast portion of Ernest Cumberland ES (see map) to new east Alliston PS </li><li>transfer south portion of Alliston Union PS (see map) to new east Alliston PS </li><li>transfer existing Belterra/Treetops portion of Cookstown Central PS (see map) to new east Alliston PS </li><li>hold future phases of Belterra/Treetops portion of Cookstown Central PS (see "Hold at Tec. Beeton ES" on map) at Tec. Beeton ES </li><li>all schools run on regular school year calendar </li><li>current Grade 7 students can remain at their current school to complete their elementary education</li></ul><p>If you have questions about the new attendance area and program changes, please do not hesitate to contact your child's principal.</p><p><span style="text-align:justify;">Sincerely,</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Daryl Halliday</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Superintendent of Education (Area 4)<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">cc         Peter Beacock, Chair<br>            Donna Armstrong, Trustee<br>            Donna DaSilva, Trustee<br>            Wayne Clements, Trustee          </p>
Cookie Dough Fundraiser Dough Fundraiser<p>Please look for Cookie Dough information coming home with your son/daughter today or tomorrow .      All orders need to be back in the office by March 6th, 2017 or you may order online at using ou Group Online Id # 3720307.   <br></p>
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Information about the east Alliston public school child care about the east Alliston public school child care<p>​The child care provider at the new east Alliston public school is Upper Canada Child Care. Programs to be offered are:</p><ul><li>​Before & After School Program  4 – 12 year olds</li><li>Child Care Centre – Toddler & Preschool</li></ul><p>To inquire about programs and registration, call 705-435-9661. ​​​</p><span></span><p>​</p>
First Safe Arrival Call will be automated starting January 9th, 2017 Safe Arrival Call will be automated starting January 9th, 2017<p>Dear Ernest Cumberland Families,</p><p><strong>First Safe Arrival call will be automated starting </strong><strong>January 9th<br></strong></p><p>Our Safe Arrival program is changing. Starting January 9th, the first Safe Arrival call will be automated. Safe Arrival calls are made when a student is absent from school and we haven't been told of the absence. This system is in place to keep students safe. </p><ul><li>If your child/children will be absent or late, you need to call our Safe Arrival line at 705-435-0676 Press 1 and leave a message. </li><li>If we don't hear from you, we will make calls to find out where your child is. </li><li>The first call will now be made by an automated phone service. Automated calls will be sent to the home phone number and cell number (if available) for the first parent/guardian listed in your child's file.</li><li>The automated call will ask you to call our safe arrival line back.</li><li>If we don't hear from you in 15 minutes, we will start to call other contacts, starting with other parents/guardians on file followed by the emergency contacts.  <br></li></ul><p><strong>Inclement weather days </strong></p><p>On inclement weather days when buses are cancelled, our system will call the home and cell number of the first parent on file for all students who are not at school. On these days, the message will ask you to call us back <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>only if</strong></span> your child should be at school. If we don't hear from you, we will assume you are aware your child is absent. <br></p><p><strong>Opt out options <br></strong></p><p>There will no longer be the option to opt out of Safe Arrival on inclement weather days. Parents do still have the option to opt out of Safe Arrival completely. We provide the option for parents to opt out in our back-to-school materials at the start of the year. If you would like to opt out mid-year, please visit us in the office. </p><p><strong>Reporting absences</strong> <br></p><p>If your child will be absent, please make sure to call Safe Arrival, or send a note directly to the office. A note in the agenda will not necessarily make it to the office, and you may still receive a Safe Arrival call. </p><p><strong>Make sure your contact information is accurate and up to date </strong></p><p>Every September we send home a Student Information Verification Form that includes the information we have in our database about your child. We use the parent/guardian and emergency contact information from this form for the Safe Arrival Program. </p><p>It's important that you check this form carefully and mark any changes before signing it and returning it to the school.</p><p>If you need to change contact information at any point throughout the year, please contact us. We'll ask you to provide a written note with the updates.</p><p>If you have any questions about the changes to our program, please contact us.</p><p>Aileen Ross</p><p>Principal</p><p> </p><p> </p>



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