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Elementary and secondary students to continue with remote learning and secondary students to continue with remote learning<p><a href="">Learn more on the SCDSB website</a>.<br></p><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Support Guthrie PS through FlipGive! Guthrie PS through FlipGive!<p>​</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">Your School Council is rolling out the first fundraiser of the year!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">FlipGive is entirely online and contactless. It gives the school credit for purchases made through the site using our school code. You can also purchase gift cards or donate directly to the school through the app. Many shops and brands are affiliated with the app, </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">including grocery stores and gas </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;line-height:125%;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">stations. It keeps our community safe and the busy work out of our hardworking school staff.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:5pt;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;">Navigate to </span><a href=""><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;text-decoration:underline;"></span></a><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;"> and use code </span><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:16pt;font-weight:bold;">FQX3T2</span><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:16pt;"> </span><span lang="en-US" style="color:#c00000;font-family:arial;font-size:14pt;">to sign on to our team.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-US" style="color:black;font-family:arial;font-size:11pt;">Thank you so much for your support!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="en-US"> </span></p>
Remembrance Day Day<p>Each year millions of Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to never forget those who sacrificed for our freedom. The Legion has provided each of our students with a poppy to wear on Remembrance Day, November 11th, as a symbol of Remembrance. </p><p>This year, due to covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to collect funds for the Poppy Campaign at the school. However, we ask families to please consider donating to our local Legion in support of vertans and their families. </p><p>Click <a href="" target="_blank">HERE</a> to donate.</p>
Gifted Screening - deadline Nov. 27 Screening - deadline Nov. 27<span><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">Students who display an advanced degree of general intellectual ability may require additional program support in order to reach their educational potential. This support may be through enhancing the curriculum, differentiated instruction and through providing program modifications. This type of programming is important to engage, motivate and challenge students who are identified as gifted in either the regular classroom or in gifted classroom placements.  In consultation with parents/guardians, school staff determines who these students are through the gifted screening process.</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">Students may be nominated by either a teacher or parent/guardian.</span></p><p style="text-align:left;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;">Although our goal is to do the gifted screening process in Grade 3, i</span><span style="font-size:11pt;">f you have child (ren)/students who are in grades 4-8 who were not tested in Grade 3 and they are displaying the </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;"><a href="" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:11pt;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">characteristics of a gifted student</font></span></span></a></span><span style="font-size:11pt;">, can participate in the gifted screening process.  </span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;"></span></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;"><strong>Parents/Guardians of a student currently in Grade 3-8, who wish the school to consider their child for screening, are asked to contact Mrs. MacIntosh</strong><strong> before November 27, 2020.</strong></span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">If your child is nominated, a teacher from the school will contact you regarding the screening process.  You will be asked to sign a consent form as your child will be taking a standardized test (the Otis Lennon School Achievement Test [OLSAT]). Your child will be given some instruction regarding the test and will have the opportunity to take a practice test prior to the actual test. Once the school receives the results, you will be contacted, and these results will be shared with you. The school staff will also explain what any next steps may be. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">This opportunity is available to all student in-school and Learn@Home students. </span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5" style="font-size:10.5pt;">If you require additional information regarding the gifted screening process, please contact Mrs. MacIntosh.</span></p></span>
Guthrie's Terry Fox Run - October 8 & 9, 2020's Terry Fox Run - October 8 & 9, 2020<p>CONGRATULATIONS GRYPHONS! Thanks to the generous donations of our Guthrie community, we were able to raise over $3500.00 for cancer research! A great big thank you to all donors!<br></p><p><br></p><p>​In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope, our school is participating in the <strong>Terry Fox School Run.</strong> We are proudly committed to raising much-needed funds for cancer research. Please consider supporting our efforts for this very worthwhile cause.</p><p>You can donate by clicking:</p><p> <a href="">HERE to go to the Terry Fox School Run Website<br></a></p><p>Or you can visit <a href="">SchoolCash Online</a> to donate<br></p><p>Or you can send a cash donation to Guthrie with your child. <br></p><p>Thank you for your support!<br><a href=""> </a></p>
Parent Council Zoom Meeting OCT 5th. Council Zoom Meeting OCT 5th.<p>​</p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;">Dear Guthrie Parents/Guardians,<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-10-3">For the link to the October 5th Parent Council Zoom meeting, please contact Ms. Hornik.</strong><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">We are holding elections for Council positions on October 5, 2020  The format of this meeting has not been determined yet but will be either Zoom or Google Meet.  </span><br><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;">If you are interested in holding a Guthrie Parent Council position, please send Mel Hornik ( an email with your intent by Tuesday, September 22.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;"> Positions are open to any Guthrie parent.<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:black;">The positions are:</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong><span style="color:black;">Chair - </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Chair’s role largely ensures that proper Council meeting protocol is</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">undertaken at all meetings. They coordinate members and the meeting agenda with the</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">Principal or Vice Principal.</span></span><span class="apple-converted-space ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;"> </span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;"> </span><strong><span style="color:black;">Co-Chair - </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Co-Chair is to provide assistance and support to the Chair and fulfill their duties when absent.</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong><span style="color:black;"> Treasurer – </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Treasurer provides and maintains accurate accounting of all Council</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">transactions and provides updates on those reports at council meetings and at year's</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">end.</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><strong><span style="color:black;"> Secretary – </span></strong></span><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">The Council Secretary records all items of discussion, follow-up and accurately</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">notes all motions and voting results at Council meetings. Minutes from these</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">meetings are recorded and distributed to all members</span></span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;"><br> </span><span style="color:black;"></span></span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1 ms-rteFontFace-1 ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="color:black;">Although Parent Council won't be doing any fundraising in the near future, it still provides a valuable service to the school by providing feedback and deciding where to allocate school generated funds.  Voting members are an important part of this process, so please contact if you would like to be a voting member (but not in a titled position) of this year's Council .</span></span></p></span>
Mandatory Forms for 2020-2021 Forms for 2020-2021<p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​Standard Acknowledgment and Permission Form/Student Information Computing Technology Appropriate Use Agreement 2020-2021</strong><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"></span>The 2020-2021 Standard Acknowledgment  and Permission Form and Student Information Computing Technology Appropriate Use Agreement are required forms for all Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) students. The forms have been made available electronically through School Cash Online. School Cash Online is our preferred method for forms. If you are unable to submit these forms electronically, please contact the office for paper copies. <br></p>
Information for Back to School 2020 for Back to School 2020<p>​</p><p><strong>Information for Guthrie Families</strong></p><p>Dear Guthrie Students,</p><p>Welcome back!  We are excited to welcome you and your family back to Guthrie. Our staff has missed you and they have been in the school preparing for a safe and welcoming return. We are really looking forward to seeing each and every one of you.</p><p>This week, your teacher will reach out to your parents to connect and welcome you and your family back to Guthrie. When you return to school you will find that many of our school routines have changed. When buses arrive at school they will disembark one at a time and you will need go to your designated area on the yard where your teacher will be waiting to greet you. I would ask that if parents plan to drive their child to school that they please delay arrival until as close to the 9:10 a.m. entry bell as possible. This will help us promote social distancing and reduce congestion in the parking lot. To support social distancing, our entry and exit routines have changed and we have designated specific entrances and exits for each class to use at all times.  Your teacher will review and practice the entrance and exit routines with you during our first week back together.  According to board protocols only staff and students are permitted to enter the school. Parents will need to ring the front doorbell for assistance but should not enter the building. If parents are dropping students off before school or picking up students at the end of the day they should plan to wait on the tarmac and practice social distancing.</p><p>As usual, you will need to bring your indoor shoes and school supplies. All your personal items will stay with you at your work area. Teachers will review with you the importance of not sharing your supplies with others.</p><p>As you prepare for the first day of school, here are some important things you will need to know.</p><p><strong>Elementary school start date (Kindergarten to Grade 8):</strong></p><ul><li>Students with surnames A-G will attend Tuesday, September 8, 2020</li><li>Students with surnames H-O will join students with the surnames A-G in attending Wednesday, September 9, 2020</li><li>All elementary students will attend Thursday, September 10, 2020</li><li>Junior Kindergarten students will begin attendance on Thursday, September 10, 2020 as previously planned and communicated with parents/guardians</li></ul><p>All students in county class programs (social skills, developmental skills, life skills and autism spectrum disorder) will begin on Tuesday, September 8, and will attend every day. </p><p>The staggered entry plan for elementary students ensures that families are able to send all children in their household to school on the same day.</p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Health and safety</strong></p><p>Students in Grade 4 to 8 will be required to wear a face mask while inside the school building. Masks are not required for students in Kindergarten to Grade 3, but are encouraged. Families are encouraged to provide cloth masks for their children that cover the nose and mouth. The SCDSB will provide cloth masks to students who do not have them.</p><p>Each morning, students are required to complete a self-screening assessment prior to attending school. The self-screening tool can be found here: </p><p><a href=""></a>.</p><p>Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay home. We ask that parents/guardians report their child's absence as part of our Safe Arrival program. </p><p> <br></p><p><strong>Lunch</strong></p><p><strong></strong>Students will remain with their class and eat lunch in the classroom. When possible, lunch may take place outdoors. Students will not be able to leave the school property, so please remember to pack a lunch and a refillable water bottle.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>Remote learning</strong></p><p>Students who are participating in the remote learning program will be contacted by their teacher in the first two weeks of school and classes will begin on Monday, September 21.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Busing</strong></p><p>Parents should receive and email from the Transportation Consortium (SCSTC) by the end of this week with busing details. Students will need the letter to board their bus. If you do not receive a letter you may contact the SCSTC contact the SCSTC at <a href=""></a> or (705) 733-8965 for a status update.</p><p> </p><p>Even though this return to learning will look very different, together we will make this an amazing year for all of us.</p><p>Sincerely, </p><p>Ms. Hornik</p><p>Principal<br></p><p><br></p>
Plan for pick up of Student Items June 2020 for pick up of Student Items June 2020<p>​</p><p>Dear Guthrie Families,</p><p>We have been working to ensure<strong> </strong>that students and families will have an opportunity to collect personal belongings left behind when the Ontario government ordered schools to be closed as of March 13<sup>th</sup>. I want to thank all of our families for your continued patience and understanding. Staff have been in our school this week to sort and package student belongings.  We have received guidelines and have developed a plan to strictly control access and maintain proper hygiene and social distancing to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.</p><p>On <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> Monday June 8</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span> and <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tuesday June 9</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><sup>th</sup></strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong> </strong></span> parents will have the opportunity to pick up student belongings through curbside pickup. Parents are asked to drop off any loaned items such as classroom books and library books.  A bin will be placed outside for safe return.</p><p>We will follow a similar process to the one we use each year for the Oro Fair in order to help avoid any congestion. Parents are asked to arrive during the designated timeframe based on your child's last name (see schedule below).   Tables will be at the front of the school with student belongings bagged, labelled by name and organized by class. Any items in classrooms where staff are unable to identify the owner will be placed on tables arranged by class in front of the portables. Please note that only one adult from each family should come to the school for pick up. Please remember to always respect social distancing, wear a mask and gloves if you wish to, and be patient. </p><p>For safety reasons, staff are not permitted to meet with parents at the pick up tables, in the parking lot etc. or to hand deliver additional materials – please don't ask them to do so. Some of our staff members will be here to monitor the tables and answer questions. Medications and epi pens will be placed into a bag with your child's belongings.</p><p><strong>In the event of rain we will postpone the pick up to the following day. </strong></p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">Monday June 8<sup>th</sup> 2pm - 3pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;">A – B</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Monday June 8<sup>th</sup> 3:30pm – 4:30pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">C– D</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Monday June 8<sup>th</sup>  5pm – 6pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">E – H</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><img src="file:///C:/Users/KLOFFE~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:578px;" /></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday June 9<sup>th</sup> 10am – 11am</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">I– L</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday June 9<sup>th</sup>  11:30 am -12:30pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">M - O </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday June 9<sup>th</sup>  1pm – 2pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">P - R</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday June 9<sup>th</sup> 2:30pm – 3:30pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">S - T</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Tuesday June 9<sup>th</sup>  4pm – 5pm</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">U -  Z</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Additional Important Information</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Parents and students will not enter the school building.</li><li>Curbside pick-up will be organized by class following the schedule.</li><li>Physical distancing and safe hygiene practices will be in place.</li><li>During pickup hours, staff will direct parents to help ensure physical distancing and the safe flow of traffic.</li><li>A separate date will be set for the collection of electronic equipment such as Chromebooks </li><li>No outdoor supervision will be provided during pickup hours and school playgrounds remain closed.</li></ul><p>If you have any additional questions, please email Mrs. Lund or Mrs. Loffelman as they will be able to assist you.</p>
Pizza Kit Fundraiser Kit Fundraiser<p>​Thank you for supporting our Pizza Kit Fundraiser!</p><p>Pizza kits are great to have on hand for quick dinners, kids parties, and entertaining. </p><p>Thank you for supporting our students! All funds raised will go to student athletics. </p>