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Summer School 2022 Registration Now Openhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/44Summer School 2022 Registration Now Open<p>Each year, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) offers a variety of summer programs. Registration is now open for the SCDSB’s 2022 summer school courses. Students can take a summer school course to create flexibility in their schedule during the regular school year, complete a credit or upgrade final marks.<br><br>Summer school credit courses are available online this July. Students can advance online learning skills, earn missed credits or fast-track preparation for college or university in just four weeks. Online learning is fully supported by certified teachers who are available electronically on a daily basis. Courses are available from Grades 9 to 12 in a variety of subject areas including English, math and science.<br><br>Summer school program details can be found in the <a href="/high-school-student/summer-school" title="Opens summer school page on Learning Centres' website">Summer School section on the Learning Centres website</a>. 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 form which is available on the <a href="http://http//www.thelearningcentres.com/high-school-student/summer-school" title="Opens summer school page on Learning Centres' website">Learning Centres website</a>.<br></p>
Become a PSW for FREE! Intake for begins April 15th!​http://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/43Become a PSW for FREE! Intake for begins April 15th!​<p>Looking for a job in the health care field as a PSW? </p><p>Join our Government Funded Personal Support Worker Program. Intake begins April 15th for our next round of classes set to start September 6, 2022. Find out more by visiting our <a href="/adult-student/personal-support-worker-program">Personal Support Worker Program page</a>.</p><p><br></p>
Self Care Workshop starting February 14thhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/42Self Care Workshop starting February 14th<p>Self Care Matters.  Join us for a virtual workshop starting February 14 to explore self-care and mental wellness. This workshop will be limited to 18 people to ensure discussion opportunities for all participants.  This is a facilitated 5 days of learning about self-care, stress, anxiety and mental wellness strategies for you while you continue your education or to support job readiness.  Workshop will run from 10-2pm Monday to Friday.  For more information or to register contact Charlotte at 705-725-8360 x45162 or cparliament@scdsb.on.ca.<br></p>
Summer School 2021 Registration Now Openhttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/40Summer School 2021 Registration Now Open<p>​</p><p style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><span style="color:#00476c;font-family:"segoe ui", arial;font-size:18px;">S</span><span style="color:#00476c;font-family:"segoe ui", arial;font-size:18px;">ummer School 2021</span></p><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong></strong></div><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><p>Each year, the SCDSB offers a variety of summer eLearning courses to over 2,000 students. Course options include open, college and university level courses from Grades 9 to 12. Courses are offered online in July and August. <br></p></div><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;"><br></div><div style="color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;">Find course offering information and complete registration details on our <a href="/high-school-student/summer-school">Summer School 2021 Webpage</a><br></div><p><br></p>
Expanded online course offerings for adult studentshttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/39Expanded online course offerings for adult students<p>​Over the past 6 months we have expanded our continuous intake online course offerings for adults. Students are able to register and start courses at any time throughout the year by contacting their local learning centre. Course offerings include:<br></p><p>English: OLC3O/4O, ENG4E, ENG4C<br>Math: MPM2D, MEL3E, MBF3C, MAP4C<br>Science: SCH4C, SBI3C, SBI4U<br>Other: GLS4O<br></p>
Summer School 2020 COVID-19 Updatehttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/37Summer School 2020 COVID-19 Update<p>​</p><p>Due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the extended school closure period, all previously scheduled face-to-face summer courses will no longer be offered face-to-face. Courses which maintain sufficient student registrations will now be offered via eLearning. Students interested in courses not offered through the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) may be able to access them through our partners in the Ontario eLearning Consortium. </p><p>Current SDCSB students are asked to contact their guidance counsellor to discuss course options and to register. Adult students and out-of-board students can register through their <a href="http://thelearningcentres.com/locations">local Learning Centre</a>. General questions can be directed to the eLearning team at <a href="mailto:elearning@scdsb.on.ca">elearning@scdsb.on.ca</a>. </p><p>2019-20 SCDSB summer courses:</p><p>July Term</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">English</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Science</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Math</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Other</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">OLC3O</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SBI3C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MPM1H (2 weeks)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">CHV2O (civics)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">OLC4O</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SBI3U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MBF3C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">GLC2O (careers)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG3E</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SBI4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MCR3U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">HSG3M (gender studies)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG4E</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SCH3U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MDM4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">HSC4M (world cultures)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG3C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SCH4C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MHF4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">HSE4M (equity and diversity)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG4C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SCH4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG3U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SPH3U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SPH4C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>August Term</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">English</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Science</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Math</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:25%;">Other</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG1P</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SCH3U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MPM2D</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">CHV2O (civics)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG1D</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">SCH4C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MDM4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">GLC2O (careers)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG2P</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">MHF4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">CHC2P (History)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG2D</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">CHC2D (History)</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG4C</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">GLN4O</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">ENG4U</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Courses offered by other boards can be found online here: <a href="https://prism.elearningstudents.ca/course-offerings-2019-2020">https://prism.elearningstudents.ca/course-offerings-2019-2020</a>.<br></p><p><br></p>
Adult student registration during COVID-19 Pandemichttp://www.thelearningcentres.com/about-us/news/school-news/38Adult student registration during COVID-19 Pandemic<p>​Adult students interested in registering for courses with The Learning Centres are still able to do so during COVID-19 by contacting their local Learning Centre. New students will need a copy of their up-to-date transcript or status sheet in order for a program coordinator to assist you in selecting appropriate courses.  Visit the <a href="http://thelearningcentres.com/locations">locations page</a> to find the Learning Centre closest to you.<br></p>
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>