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Message from the Principal


June Exam Information

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Please inform the school immediately if a student needs to miss an exam due to illness, other medical reasons, bereavement, etc. The student may be asked to provide documentation.  If a student misses an exam for an unacceptable reason, he or she will not have completed the expectations of the course.  

The exams will begin at 8:55 am.  Students will be allowed in the exam room 5 minutes prior to the start of the exam.

Food is not allowed in the exam rooms.  Bottled water IS permitted in most cases.  Please check with your teacher if you have any special requirements.

Where calculators are allowed in the exam room, any writing or notes must be removed from the calculator cases before entering the exam room.

Handheld devices such as Ipods and Cell Phones are not allowed in the exam room.

All students must remain in the exam room for at least 1 hour.  After 1 hour teachers may let the students leave at 10 minute intervals.

Students are permitted to go to their lockers after their exam is completed but are required to do so as quietly as possible and then leave hallways as quickly as possible.

Any student caught cheating may be deemed to have not completed the expectations of the course.  

No coats or backpacks are allowed in the exam area.  However, if you plan to leave immediately after your exam, you may leave them at the front of the class.

Students are not allowed in the halls during exam time.  They must work quietly in either the library or cafeteria.  Access to lockers will be limited during exam times.

Students are only required to be at school when they have a scheduled exam or compulsory class activity.

Conflicts:  If for any reason a student cannot write an examination on the specified date, arrangements to write at another time or on the conflict day must be made in advance at the discretion of the Principal/Vice Principal and the classroom teacher.

Backpacks for Students
Once again the United Way of Bruce Grey is embarking on its annual Backpack Program.  In 2014 the United Way provided 2205 free backpacks and some supplies to low income students in the region. If you wish to access this program please call and register by calling 211 or 1-866-743-7818 by July 31st.  This program is open to all low income residents in Grey and Bruce Counties.  For more information on the program call 211 or the United Way at 519 376 1560 during regular business hours.  You can support this program by making a donation through www.donatetoday.ca 
 

Host an International Student
This September, MLI Homestay is excited to welcome a large group of international high school students to the Bluewater District School Board! We are looking for families in the Bluewater region who are interested in hosting international students for varying durations. 
 
Hosting is a great opportunity for families to explore new cultures, learn about global issues, and travel the world without leaving home! We are specifically looking for families to host Japanese and Spanish students for 2-10 month durations. The students will attend a number of high schools within BWDSB
 
Families must provide students with a private room, three meals per day, and - most importantly - a warm and welcoming home environment.
Monthly compensation is provided to all host families.
 
If you are interested in these exciting opportunities, or would like to learn more about becoming a host family, please contact:
Sarah Cook,
Grey/Bruce County Homestay Coordinator
519-379-3896


Summer Jobs For Students
Below is a link to Summer Student Job Service material. Students can now register on a Job Board and see the open Summer Jobs available at this time.  They can apply to them on this site.

Here is the link:



KDSS Yearbook News:
Families who would like to order the 2014-15 KDSS Yearbook can do so, online, until the end of APRIL.  The yearbook is produced by the Yearbook Class which convenes in Semester 2.  The cost is $40 and only students who pre-order will receive a yearbook.
The link to order is:
You may also purchase a yearbook through our SchoolCashOnline account.  https://knh.schoolcashonline.com/
Yearbooks will be distributed during the first week of school, in September, and will be available at Commencement, in October, for graduates.


Parent Engagement

Here are some great resources on parent engagement.



A Guide To Cyberstalking: What You Need To Know To Stay Safe Online

The websites below are a good resource for information on cyberstalking. Parents and students are encouraged to learn the steps to staying safe in an online environment.




An Important Message from Canadian Blood Services
Dear Parents,
For the last several years, KDSS has joined with Canadian Blood Services in a program called Partners for Life.
 
Partners for Life (PFL) is a national program designed to secure annual commitment to the blood system through partnerships with corporations and community organizations. The program is mutually-beneficial as it builds the profile of member organizations within their respective communities, and fosters positive morale and a strong sense of community involvement among members. The focus of the program is on blood collection and participation is based on an annual commitment to donate.  In each of the last three years, KDSS members have donated over 30 units of blood.  This is something to be very proud of, and we are continually committed to saving lives through blood donation!
 
Here’s where you come in.  We are falling a little shy of our pledge this year and are hoping you can help.  Are you already a blood donor?  Then make your donation count by registering with the partnership.  Registration is simple and can be done online.  Click HERE to donate on behalf of KDSS    Have you never donated blood before?  It’s simple, takes only about an hour, and you’ll have a direct impact on the lives of others.  Did you know that when polled, 52% of Canadians say that they or a member of their family has needed blood or blood products?  There is no substitute for human blood and it can’t be stored on the shelf like a can of peas. In fact, some components of the blood have a shelf life of only 5 days, so it’s important that Canadian Blood Services collects blood every single day.  Cancer patients can use up to 8 units of blood per week during treatment and 50 units of blood could be needed to help just one car accident victim.  
 
Will you join our team of Life Savers?  There is a clinic every other month in Kincardine at the Davidson Centre from 1:00pm – 8:00pm.  Visit www.blood.ca to book online or call 1 888 2DONATE (1 888 236 6283) if you have any questions about your eligibility to donate. 
 


School Cash Online
Please note:  KDSS is one of 10 Bluewater schools that are piloting a new online payment method for trips/teams fees/school fees/trips, etc. Whenever you need to pay money for a school item/event, please visit:

                https://knh.schoolcashonline.com

This service will be available as of MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th.  
If you have any questions, call 1-866-961-1803 or email parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com for the Parent Help Desk.
Cheques will still be accepted, but the hope is that most parents will pay using the new online system.



Have a great year!


Bus Cancellation Website
The Student Transportation Service Consortium of Grey-Bruce is pleased to announce that school bus cancellations, school closures and school event notifications are now publicly available on-line. A link to the cancellations website can easily be found on the Bluewater District School Board website at www.bwdsb.on.ca, or on the Consortium website at www.brucegreyschoolbus.ca (follow the link named “Bus Cancellation Website”). Cancellations for our school will appear on the page named Zone 08 Kincardine. If you would like to automatically receive an email each time a new posting is made just press the “Follow” button at the bottom of the screen and enter your email address. You can also follow on Twitter and RSS.
Alternatively click on the link at left called School Bus Cancellations

School Immunizations
Please report to Public Health any dates when a vaccine was administered by emailing
immunization@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca   or faxing 519-376-7782 or telephoning 519-376-9420

Membership in Home & School
It’s that time of year again to register as a member of the KDSS Home & School Association. We don’t fundraise aggressively and our presence in the hallways is very limited but it’s still a valuable experience. ~We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Library.

Think of it as a Win-Win-Win-Win situation.

Your Child gets:

  • Studies consistently show that kids with involved / engaged parents do better in school than those who don’t!
You get:

  • A bi-monthly invitation to find out what’s happening at KDSS.An opportunity to ask questions.
  • Have your say and know it has influence.
  • You can help decide on School Enrichment Initiatives (we have some money to spend).
  • Help deliver those same initiatives.
  • Acquaint yourself with staff for when you might need help.
  • Support the Provincial Association which advocates for all students.
KDSS gets:

  • Another informed voice helping shape policy.
  • Parent-Teacher involvement.
  • A stronger School Community.
H&S gets:

  • Strengthened “seat at the table”.
  • Differing opinions and ideas, a balanced discussion.
  • Capability to make a contribution.
Let Charlene Wilson (president), or Randall DeKraker (principal) know if you’re interested.~

It’s $15 for a Family Membership and includes membership at EMPS and HHPS if you wish.~ All $15 goes to the Ontario Federation of Home and School Associations who advocate for all students at the provincial level.


Fundscrip  2014-2015

Dear Parents of KDSS:

Every year KDSS organizes a fundraising program to raise much needed funds. The money we earn helps to pay for ‘extras’ not covered by the school budget.  We provide money for Campaigns: H&S, Robotics, Music, Outdoor Education Course, Environmental Sustainability Initiatives, Transportation, Trips, All Activities &
Sports: VB, BB, H (please put sport initial by your name when ordering).

To reach our fundraising goal, we have chosen FUNDSCRIP.   
FundScrip costs you nothing!

Picture this:  You make your usual visit to the grocery store.  You fill your cart and go to the check out. Instead of paying with cash or a debit card, you use a gift card that you purchased through our school. It costs you nothing extra but you just earned money for KDSS.  You can use FundScrip cards to purchase your everyday essentials such as groceries, gas and clothing. You can even use them at restaurants or for a cup of coffee.  Please go to www.findscrip.com/retailers to see the complete list of participating retailers.


How does FundScrip work?

All you have to do is buy gift cards from FundScrip for the stores where you already shop.  You spend the gift cards just like cash and in the process, earn money for KDSS campaigns.

The gift cards are the retailers own cards that are swiped at the cash.  The value of the purchase is automatically deducted from the value stored on the card.  Any remaining balance can be used for future purchases.


How to get started


How to Register:

Choose a Password
Agree to the Terms of Use
Click on Sign Up


How to Apply for EFT Payment:

You can apply for EFT (electronic funds transfer) and set up your online debit to pay for your orders from your bank account. EFT is the easiest way to pay for your orders*.

  • It’s a cheque but without the paper.
  • No transaction fees and no monthly fees.
  • FundScrip submits a debit to your bank account and then your financial institution Transfers’ the money electronically.
  • It’s private, safe and secure.
  • You can cancel the EFT payment service at any time.

Simply, download the EFT form when you register. Then fill out the form and fax us a copy (with the voided cheque attached) to the number indicated on the form. You can also scan and email the form to eft@fundscrip.com . You will receive an email when your EFT account has been activated.

How to Order:

Enter your Email and Password to Sign In
Click on Buy Cards button


Order schedule
Our group will be ordering every Thursday / Order deadline is 9:30 a.m. Eastern

Order pickup

Orders will be available to pick up on Tuesdays at JB’s Lingerie


If you have any question please call
Carol Blake at 519-396-5170






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We are very excited to announce that we are one of the first schools in Bluewater District School Board to offer parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events.
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. School related expenses will be available online for you to make payment for the next school year.
You can register for your online payment account now and payments will be accepted beginning September 8, 2014.  Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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