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It’s time to start planning for summer (school)! Register today!http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/36It’s time to start planning for summer (school)! Register today!<p>​<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Each year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers a variety of summer programs to over 2,000 students. Registration is now open for the SCDSB’s 2020 summer school courses. <br> <br> Summer school credit courses are available this July through eLearning and in face-to-face classes. Face-to-face courses are focused on mathematics and English as a Second Language (ESL), while eLearning offerings include Grade 10 Civics and Careers, as well as Grade 11 and 12 college and university preparation courses. Face-to-face courses are held at the Barrie Learning Centre, July 6-30 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Limited school bus transportation is provided from all areas of Simcoe County. eLearning courses will run from June 30 to July 30. Students can also attain credits through the EduTravel and summer co-op programs.<br> <br> Summer school program details can be found on the Learning Centres website: <a href="/" title="Opens the Learning Centres' website">www.thelearningcentres.com</a>. Students can also get information from their school or from any of the SCDSB’s Learning Centres. Current SCDSB secondary students can register through their guidance counsellor. All other students, including adults, Grade 8 students and non-SCDSB students can register with a paper form, available on the Learning Centres website.<br> <br> <em><br> <em>This initiative links directly to the <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/goals_reporting/strategic_priorities" title="Opens SCDSB Strategic Priorities page">SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities</a> in the area of excellence in teaching and learning.</em><br> <br> <em>Information:</em><br> <em>Pam Pasmore-Tye, Principal, Adult and Continuing Education</em><br> <em><a href="mailto:ppasmoretye@scdsb.on.ca">ppasmoretye@scdsb.on.ca</a></em></em></span><br></p>
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/board-news/115SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4<div>On Nov. 28, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Wednesday, Dec. 4. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</div><div><br></div><div>Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario today, Wednesday, Dec. 4.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div>All secondary out-of-school activities are cancelled on Dec. 4.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools remain open to students.</strong></div><div><br></div><div>For ongoing updates, visit the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).<br></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you for your understanding.<br></div>
2019 Coat Drive: Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Shores Secondary School work with community partners on 10th Annual Winter Coat Drivehttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/352019 Coat Drive: Orillia Learning Centre and Simcoe Shores Secondary School work with community partners on 10th Annual Winter Coat Drive<p>The Orillia Learning Centre is teaming up with Simcoe Shores SS (Orillia) and the Champlain Seniors Service Club, in partnership with Fabricare Cleaning Center (Orillia) for their 10th Annual Winter Coat Drive. Donations of gently used winter coats can be dropped off from Sept. 20 to Oct. 25 during regular business hours at the following locations:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Learning Centres, Orillia - 575 West St. S., Unit 15, Orillia; M-F, 9 – 3 </li><li>Fabricare Cleaning Center - 36 Front St. S., Orillia</li><li>Wihlidal Family Chiropractic - 349 West St. N., Orillia – call 705-325-6425</li><li>St. Paul's United Church – 62 Peter St. N. (door closest to parking lot; M-Th, 8-4)</li></ul><p>All coats will be cleaned prior to distribution. Coats are needed in all sizes (infant, child, teen and adult), but especially for small children and men's large. Please note that fur or leather coats cannot be accepted because of specialized cleaning requirements.<br> <br>All donated winter coats will be distributed at no charge to Learning Centre students, Simcoe Shores SS students and to Orillia and area residents from Nov. 1 to Dec. 19, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orillia Learning Centre. Remaining coats will be donated to community resource affiliates.<br> <br></p><p><em>Information: </em><br><em>Bev Burton</em><br><em> Learning Centre, Orillia</em><em>                                           </em><br><em>705-325-9279 ext. 45628</em></p><p>​</p>
NEW Wasaga Beach Learning Centre offers program for parents needing childcarehttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/34NEW Wasaga Beach Learning Centre offers program for parents needing childcare<p>​Are you interested in getting your high school diploma/upgrading your marks/gaining computer skills but have a young child at home and need child care? The Wasaga Beach Learning Centre in partnership with the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) might have a solution for you.</p><p>Every Wednesday from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Wasaga Beach Learning Centre there will be children's programs and academic support for young parents trying to upgrade their education through elearning or correspondence. </p><p> Learn more about programs offered at the centre by clicking <a href="/wasaga-beach">here</a>.<br></p><p><strong>Come find out more:</strong><br></p><p>Date: April 03,2019</p><p>Time: 11:00 to 12:00</p><p>Place: Wasaga Beach Learning Centre </p><p>Located: Ramblewood Medical Building</p><p>              14 Ramblewood Road, Room 204, </p><p>              Wasaga Beach<br></p><p>Phone #:705-429-0884 <br></p><p><br></p>
2018 Annual winter coat drive a success, thanks to the Orillia and area community!http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/332018 Annual winter coat drive a success, thanks to the Orillia and area community!<p>​In late 2018, the Orillia Learning Centre, in partnership with Fabricare Cleaning Center, Simcoe Shores SS and the Champlain Seniors Service Club, hosted the 9th Annual Winter Coat Drive. Each year, the staff and students are amazed by the kindness of the residents of this city and surrounding area. The warm winter coats, snow pants and even hand-knit mitts, scarves and hats are donated in abundance by our generous community. Over seven hundred coats were distributed during this year’s drive!</p><p>We are so grateful for this community connection. We want to thank those that donated, that advertised, Fabricare Cleaning Center for the donation of their facility, utilities and supplies, the Champlain Seniors Service Club for volunteering to pick up and drop off coats and the Simcoe Shores Secondary School (Orillia) students who volunteered to wash the coats. Wihlidal Family Chiropractic also graciously collected coats from the community, and the Orillia & District Agricultural Society donated racks to display all of the coats. </p><p>Thank you to our media partners, especially Orillia Matters, Orillia Today, CTV News (Barrie), KICX 106 and the Communications Department at the Simcoe County District School Board. Getting the word out is so important and we can always count on them to do an amazing job! A special shout out to the Coldwater Bantam and Junior Hockey Teams for their donation of winter coats and to the Coldwater Bowling Alley for inspiring the challenge.<br></p><p>So please, keep saving your warm winter coats. We will be looking forward to the 10th Annual Winter Coat Drive! You can begin dropping them off Oct. 15, 2019. Distribution will begin Oct. 28, 2019. Please keep spreading the word, so that donations continue and so that those who are in need are aware of this very worthwhile community project. </p><p>Sincerely, Staff and students of the Learning Centres, Orillia, Simcoe Shores SS and members of the Champlain Seniors Service Club<br></p><p><br></p>
Orillia Learning Centre 9th Annual Coat Drive (2018) - Accepting Donations Now!http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/32Orillia Learning Centre 9th Annual Coat Drive (2018) - Accepting Donations Now!<p>​The Orillia Learning Centre is teaming up with the Simcoe Alternative SS (Orillia Campus) and the Champlain Seniors Service Club, in partnership with Fabricare Cleaning Center (Orillia) on the 9th Annual Winter Coat Drive. Donations of gently used winter coats can be dropped off from Oct. 9 to Nov. 30 during regular business hours at the following locations:<br></p><ul class="sizeable" style="background-color:#ffffff;"><li>Learning Centre, Orillia Campus - 575 West St. S., Unit 15, Orillia<br></li><li>Fabricare Cleaning Centre - 36 Front St. S., Orillia<br></li><li>Wihlidal Family Chiropractic - 349 West St. N., Orillia<br></li></ul><p>All coats will be cleaned prior to distribution. Coats are needed in all sizes (infant, child, teen and adult), but especially for small children and men’s large. Please note that fur or leather coats cannot be accepted because of specialized cleaning requirements.<br><br>All donated winter coats will be distributed at no charge to Learning Centre students, Simcoe Alternative SS students and to Orillia and area residents from Nov. 19 to Dec. 21, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orillia Learning Centre. Remaining coats will be donated to community resource affiliates.<br></p><p>View the <a href="/Documents/CoatDrive2018.pdf">coat drive poster</a>.<br></p><p>Information: <br>Bev Burton<br>Learning Centre, Orillia                                           <br>705-325-9279 ext. 45628<br></p>
Mandarin and Spanish Programs Update - International and Indigenous Languageshttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/31Mandarin and Spanish Programs Update - International and Indigenous Languages<p>​We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the International and Indigenous Languages Mandarin and Spanish Programs – we have received over double the number of registrations we received last year!</p><p> Unfortunately, we have to delay the start of these programs. Our anticipated start date is October 13, 2018.  </p><p>Thank you for your patience while we complete the hiring process for qualified Mandarin and Spanish instructors. Parents of students registered in these programs will be contacted by phone and/or email. For more information on the program, visit the <a href="http://thelearningcentres.com/elementary-student/international-languages-after-school-program">International and Indigenous Languages Program page</a>.<br></p>
International and Indigenous Languages Program Updatehttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/board-news/93International and Indigenous Languages Program Update<div><strong></strong><strong><br>Cancelled classes:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>We are very excited about the start of the International and Indigenous Languages Program. Unfortunately, we have not received enough registrations to start the following language classes: </div><div><br></div><div><em>Barrie</em> – Farsi, Ojibwe, Urdu and JK/SK Russian (grades 1-8 classes are running)</div><div><em>Bradford</em> – Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese</div><div><br></div><div>We will continue to promote these languages and in the event that we get enough registrations, we will contact you with a new start date. </div><div><br></div><div><strong>Delayed Start:</strong></div><div><br></div><div>We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the International and Indigenous Languages Program. Thank you for registering your children!  Unfortunately, we have to delay the start of the following languages while we complete the hiring process for additional language instructors:</div><div><br></div><div><em>Barrie</em> – Spanish (planned start date: Saturday, September 29, 2018)</div><div><em>Bradford</em> – Mandarin (planned start date: Saturday, September 29, 2018); Dari (planned start date: TBD)</div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
PSW Information Session - Orillia - August 20, 2018 at 1:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/30PSW Information Session - Orillia - August 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend an Information Session at the Orillia Learning Centre on August 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm.  The next Orillia full-time class tentative start date is September 12​, 2018.</span>​​</p>
PSW Information Session - Barrie - August 2, 2018 at 5:30 pmhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/26PSW Information Session - Barrie - August 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm<p><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">Interested in becoming a Personal Support Worker? Attend our Barrie Learning Centre Information Session on August 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm.  The next full-time class tentative start date is ​​​​August 27, 2018.  The next part-time class tentative start date is September 4, 2018.</span>​​</p>