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Return to School Letter, Management of COVID 19 in Schools to School Letter, Management of COVID 19 in Schools<p>​Attached you will find the<a href="/Documents/ReturnToSchoolLetter-20210831%20FINAL.pdf"> return to school letter Management of COVID 19 in schools</a>, this is a general summary of how COVID 19 will be managed by the SMDHU in the 2021-2022 school year.<br></p><p>Direct link to the provincial COVID-19 <a href="">School Screening Tool </a>for students and childcare.<br></p>
Food Allergies Allergies<p><strong>Food allergies -<br></strong></p><p>To ensure a safe environment for all students, please do not send any peanut or nut products to school. Read ingredients carefully and check with teachers before sending treats for any special occasions. Please be aware that there may be different allergies in a classroom which might mean other items may not be brought in. Your classroom teacher will make you aware if this is the case. Your co-operation is essential and greatly appreciated.</p>
Green Team Fundraiser - TerraCycle Team Fundraiser - TerraCycle<p><a href="/Documents/TerraCycle.PNG">TerraCycle.PNG</a>​<br></p><p>The green team is partnering with TerraCycle which is a eco-friendly recycling company. TerraCycle offers a free recycling program funded by brands, manufacturers and retailers around the world to help collect and recycle hard to recycle waste. Please refer to our <a href="/Documents/Terracycle%20newsletter.docx">Terracycle newsletter.docx</a> for a list of items our Green Team is collecting. We will receive points for all items collected which can turn into money for Baxter Central P.S.<br></p><p>Please visit <a href="">TerraCycle</a> to vote daily from now until November 31. The schools with the top votes get additional points which also can be converted into cash for Baxter. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenities of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Baxter's Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information's Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information<p>​Click on the link to access Baxter's<a href="/Documents/Baxter%20Central%20Drop%20%20Pick%20up%202020.pdf"> Drop-Off and Pick-Up</a> information<br></p>
‘Bus Tag’ program helps students get to and from school safely‘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=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> or call them at 705-733-8965.</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online 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="" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>