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September newsletter now available! newsletter now available!<p>​Please click the Parents tab of our website to access our September newsletter and learn more about:<br>- September-October calendar<br>- school bell times<br>- Open house at ARES<br>- Indoor shoes<br>- Re-organization of classes<br>- School council nominations and meeting<br>- Safety procedures and routines<br>- Dress code<br>- Student arrival and dismissal procedures<br>- Volunteering<br>- Student accident insurance<br>- transportation<br>- Gifted screening<br>- Safety patrollers<br>- Immunizations for grade 7 & 8 students<br>- and much more!</p>
Welcome Back!!! First Day Entry Procedures Back!!! First Day Entry Procedures<p>​We're excited for the beginning of a new school year and we hope you are too!!!  In just a few days the first day of school will be upon us.  We look forward to greeting all the students when they arrive.  School begins at 9:10 AM and ends at 3:30 PM.  </p><p>Parents are welcome to join their children in the school yard on the first day of school to help them gather in the area assigned to their grade.  There will be grade signs posted in the yard to help direct you to the right area.  They are also noted on the map you'll find under the parents tab above under Newsletters.  Teachers will have class lists to help organize the students into classes.  There will be extra staff in the yard on the first day of school to help direct students as well.  </p><p>In the event that it is raining, students in Grade 1 to 3 will go to the gym.  Students in Grade 4 to 8 will go to their previous classroom.  Kindergartens will go to the kindergarten doors.  New students to Algonquin Ridge will meet in the front foyer.  Parents are asked to say good-bye before the students enter the building.</p><p>After the first day of school, only staff and students will be permitted in the yard from 8:45 am to 3:35 pm. Parents are welcome to observe their children in the yard before and after school from the outside of the fence line.  Parents of kindergarten students will be allowed to walk their child to the entry doors for the first week or so.  After that, they are asked to drop off their child at the northwest gate.  You will notice that parents of children in kindergarten will be picking up from the kindergarten exit doors at the end of each school day.  This is the only exception to having parents on the school yard during school hours. </p><p>Thank you for your cooperation and support as we work to observe Safe School regulations and establish routines that will ensure student safety all year.</p>
Information for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students for parents/guardians of Junior Kindergarten students<p> </p><p>Do you have a little one starting school for the first time this fall? We know that is it an exciting time for both students and parents. Here is some information about Kindergarten in the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and what you can expect and how to plan for the first day of school:</p><div><ul><li>Senior Kindergarten students begin school on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.<br></li><li>Junior Kindergarten students begin school on Thursday, September 8, 2016.<br></li><li>Note that <a href="">Ernest Cumberland ES</a> is on a modified calendar. The first day of school for Ernest Cumberland JK students is Wed. Aug. 24.<br></li><li>On the first day, proceed to the Kindergarten yard or entrance to meet your educators and find out what class your child will be in.<br></li><li>Please <a href="">pack the following items in your child’s backpack</a> to be left at school:<br></li><ul><li>Indoor running shoes (Velcro or elastic laces)</li><li>A large Ziploc bag with extra clothes (one pair of pants, one shirt, two pairs of underwear, two pairs of socks)</li><li>​Please ensure everything is labelled</li></ul><li>Pack a lunch and snacks in reusable, labelled containers, including a bottle for water. For healthy lunch ideas, check out <a href="">EatRight Ontario</a>.<br></li></ul></div><p>If your child will ride the school bus, the <a href="">Bus Tag</a> program provides each Kindergarten student with a coloured tag that identifies the child’s name, route number, bus colour and stop location. All students with a bus tag must be met at their stop by a parent/guardian. To practice riding the bus and learn about bus safety, attend a <a href="">First Rider</a> session provided by the <a href="">Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium</a>. ​</p><p>If your child is turning four years old before Dec. 31, 2016 and you have not yet registered them for Kindergarten, you can do so by calling 705-734-6363 x11750 or emailing <a href=""></a> to schedule an appointment to register in person at the SCDSB’s Education Centre (1170 Hwy. 26 in Midhurst) until August 26 while school offices are closed. Starting August 29, please contact your <a href="">home school</a> to register as school offices will re-open that week.</p><p>If you have any further questions about your child’s first day, please <a href="">contact your school​</a> the week of August 29.</p><p>​</p>
Happy Summer Everyone! Summer Everyone!<p>​After a busy year of learning for our students and staff, it is now time take a well deserved break from school responsibilities and enjoy some "down time" with family and friends.</p><p>Thank you to all our students for all your hard work, responsibility and good character demonstrated during the past year.  Thank you to parents for all your support from home to make this a successful school year, and thank you to all school staff for your efforts to support our students in many ways every day.</p><p>We wish a fond farewell to all those students including our graduates, and staff who will be not be returning to Algonquin Ridge in the fall.  We hope you have a wonderful start to the next part of your journey ahead.</p><p>We wish everyone else a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing everyone again on September 6.  Please watch for more information about the first day of school later in August.</p>
Beach Day - Tuesday, June 28 Day - Tuesday, June 28<p>​Tuesday, June 28 is our final school spirit day.  It will be beach day at Algonquin Ridge.  Have fun, be creative and come dressed up for a summer beach day.  Please be reminded that clothing should be appropriate for school.</p><p>Our final Character Education assembly of the year will take place at 9:30 AM.</p>



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First Bell
9:10 AM
Period 1
9:10 - 10:00 AM
Period 2
10:00 - 10:50 AM
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10:50 - 11:30 AM
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11:30 - 12:20 PM
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12:20 - 1:10 PM
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1:10 - 1:50 PM
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1:50 - 2:40 PM
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2:40 - 3:30 PM
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