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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

03/12/2020
On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. 

The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:
  • Permits (Community Use of Schools)
  • All EarlyON and Child Care Centres
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (June 1, 2020)
  • First Nations Education Advisory Committee (June 11, 2020)
In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.

 

 

Update#1http://jke.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/22Update#1<p>​</p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Good Evening Cougar Families.  </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">This is Principal Jan DeCola contacting you to say hello and check in.  I hope that you and your family are doing well during this unprecedented time.  I wanted to inform you that we are working hard to support your child’s learning, and to develop a Continuity of Learning plan for our students, should school closures extend beyond April 5. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Over the next few days, your child’s classroom teacher will be contacting you to check in and determine what the best method of communication will be going forward. We want to ensure you that we are doing all we can to support your child’s learning.  </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">As announced on March 23, the Ministry of Education has launched Learn at Home, an online portal with resources to support student learning until April 5.  We encourage you to visit our board website at </span><a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/" style="color:#0072b9;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#0563c1;background-color:transparent;text-decoration-line:underline;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">www.scdsb.on.ca</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">, for more detailed information about Learn at Home and other matters related to COVID-19. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The staff at James Keating are missing our students and we hope that they are well.  We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work on the next steps in ensuring ongoing learning opportunities for our students. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Thank you</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Jan DeCola</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;color:#595959;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.295;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Principal</span></p><p><br></p>
Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://jke.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/127Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19<div><strong>On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19</strong>. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:<br></div><div><ul><li>Permits (Community Use of Schools)</li><li>All EarlyON and Child Care Centres</li><li>Adult and continuing education</li><li>Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs<br></li><li><div>Special Education Advisory Committee (June 1, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>First Nations Education Advisory Committee (June 11, 2020)<br></div></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Learn more at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a><br></div>
MEET THE TEACHERhttp://jke.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/20MEET THE TEACHER<p>​Let us do the cooking - Pizza-Q and Meet the Teacher<br></p><p>Teachers will be in their classrooms from 5:30-6:30<br></p><p>Pizza available at 5:00 <br></p><p>Icecream following your visit!<br></p>
SCHOOL PHOTOS OCTOBER 15THhttp://jke.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/21SCHOOL PHOTOS OCTOBER 15TH<p>​Say Cheese!<br></p>
Spring Fling BBQhttp://jke.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/19Spring Fling BBQ<p><strong>​SAVE THE DATE</strong></p><p>Our School Council has been busy planning our "Spring Fling" for June 6th.  Back by popular demand we will have the Zoo to You program!   As well, we will have hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and games to play.  <br></p>

 

 

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School Hours

Morning Bell
9:00 AM
First Break
11:00-11:40 AM
Second Break
1:40 - 2:20 PM
Final Bell
3:20 PM

School Administration

Principal
Jan DeCola

 

 

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