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Staying Active With the Staff at W.R. Best!http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/54Staying Active With the Staff at W.R. Best!<p>​Physical activity is so important for both the body and the mind, especially in this time of staying at home during Covid-19. We hope that families have been able to find some ways to stay active and get outside to enjoy the outdoors.</p><p>Here are some of the ways the staff at W.R. Best have been doing to stay active:</p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoO4DuPDlK8">Video - Staying Active with W.R. Best</a><br></p><p>As well, there are local places that are offering free online fitness classes for our students.  Here are just a few you can check out although I'm sure there are many more!</p><p><a href="https://www.springwater.ca/en/recreation-and-culture/virtual_recreation_zone.aspx#Health-and-Wellness">Springwater Virtual Recreation Zone</a></p><p><a href="https://www.ymcahome.ca/yplay">YMCA for Families at Home</a><br></p><p><br></p>
W.R. Best Misses You!http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/53W.R. Best Misses You!<p>​This week we have started our distant learning with our students.  While it has been nice to connect with you, we still miss seeing your smiling faces!  We hope that everyone is staying healthy, happy, and keeping active.  Here is a message from the staff at W.R. Best:  </p> <p><a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/D4pvEuZZV6iBU8ERagP89Q~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgbvBqP0QraHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g_dj1ZMWVaLW5US3ZvQVcHc2Nob29sbUIKAADqvI1e2TKAkVIaZHdyaWdodGRyemF6Z2FAc2Nkc2Iub24uY2FYBAAAAAI~">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1eZ-nTKvoA</a></p><p><br></p>
Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://wrb.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>Business and Facilities Standing Committee (June 3, 2020)</div></li><li><div>Program Standing Committee (June 10, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>Human Resources Standing Committee (June 10, 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>
Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/2Check out our new website & subscribe to stay up-to-date!<p>Our website was recently upgraded with a fresh look and new features. It is now fully mobile and tablet friendly, with a special adaptive design that works on all devices. Read about some of the highlights below.</p><p><strong>Subscribe to stay up-to-date on what's happening</strong><br>Our <a href="/about-us/news"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">What's New</span></a> section is where you'll read about all the exciting things going on in our school. It's also where we will post updates during emergency situations. Keep an eye on this section to stay up-to-date. <a href="/subscribe"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Subscribe</span></a> to receive these updates by email so you can stay informed wherever you are!  </p><p><strong>Find out what's happening</strong><br>Check out our <a href="/about-us/events"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Events</span></a> calendar to see the great things upcoming in our school. All Board-wide dates like PA Days and Holidays are available, as well as our school-based events. </p><p><strong>Learn about high school</strong><br>The <a href="/students/high-school"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">High School</span></a> page under Students gives an overview of what to expect in high school, and provides resources for parents to help their teen with the transition.</p><p><strong>Pay fees online</strong><br>The <a href="/parents/pay-fees"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Pay Fees</span></a> page is found under the Parents menu, and provides the link to access SchoolCash Online to pay for things like field trips and lunch days. Credit Card payments are accepted.</p><p><strong>Newsletters</strong><br>All of our monthly school newsletters will be posted on the <a href="/parents/newsletters"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">Newsletters</span></a> page under Parents. They will also be emailed out to you when you sign up for a subscription to our website.</p><p>Take a look around our new website and try out all the new features. Tell your friends and family to visit us too!</p>
Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Onlinehttp://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/19Pay for field trips, lunch days, etc. with SchoolCash Online<p>​</p><p>The SchoolCash Online program is now available at all schools, offering parents the option to pay online for field trips, lunch days and other items. The program is intended to reduce paper, eliminate the need for students to travel with money, and for money to be counted and stored at schools.<strong>  </strong>Payment by credit card has now also been added. </p><p>Parents who sign up will receive a notification when a new item becomes available for purchase. Items are personalized to each student.  Parents will use a secure online account to process payments, and can either make a one-time payment for each item as it occurs, or load money to carry a balance in the online account to make payments in the future. </p><p>To create an online account, go to <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-CA" style="text-decoration:underline;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a>. Please contact the school office with any questions.</p>