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Covid-19 Resources & Student Assessmenthttp://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/59Covid-19 Resources & Student Assessment<p>It is a requirement of the Ministry of Education that all students who are attending school for in-person learning complete a daily COVID-19 self screening <strong>before</strong> school each day. We have been asked to remind families of this requirement.</p><p><strong>If your child is attending in-person learning today</strong>, a COVID-19 School Screening <strong>MUST</strong> be completed prior to them attending school. <strong>If your child is NOT attending school in-person today</strong>, the screening does not need to be completed; however, the office still must be informed of the absence.</p><p><strong>IMPORTANT: There have been recent changes to the provincial screening tool. Please make sure that all questions are read carefully and answered appropriately.</strong></p><p>Please ensure the <a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/ay_gPcohVhR5DFKnoXxEXA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRjx-dcP0QtaHR0cHM6Ly9jb3ZpZC0xOS5vbnRhcmlvLmNhL3NjaG9vbC1zY3JlZW5pbmcvVwdzY2hvb2xtQgph39yz5mEE2etaUhh0bXdpbGxpYW1zb25Ac2Nkc2Iub24uY2FYBAAAAAI~&data=04%7c01%7ctmwilliamson%40scdsb.on.ca%7cf954c0079a95485eae8a08d9da7ee40f%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637781060790870481%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000&sdata=O9Gl2f6wFnmg241eV0JgmT8M%2Bcf4UXCm9ilnOoTALac%3D&reserved=0">COVID-19 School Screening</a> (click on link) is completed for your child <strong>(note: school screening must occur for each child). School staff will also be reminding students to complete this screening daily.</strong></p><p>We thank you for your cooperation as we work together to ensure the safety of everyone. <br></p><p><br></p>
Support WRB's Fundraisers!http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/70Support WRB's Fundraisers!<p>Please see the attached posters outlining our Christmas fundraisers! Thank you for supporting our Bobcats!<br></p><p>​<a href="/Documents/W.R.%20Best%20Fundscrip%20Poster.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />W.R. Best Fundscrip Poster.pdf</a><a href="/Documents/W.R.%20Best%20Mabel%27s%20Labels%20Poster.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />W.R. Best Mabel's Labels Poster.pdf</a><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Spirit Day - House Colours Day - Jan. 27th http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/69Spirit Day - House Colours Day - Jan. 27th
*Cancelled* Barrie Colts Night for W.R. Best Families!http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/68*Cancelled* Barrie Colts Night for W.R. Best Families!<p><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"trebuchet ms";">***UPDATE*** This Adopt a School program for the Feb. 3 game has been cancelled due to the 500 maximum capacity restriction. All who ordered tickets have been refunded through SchoolCashOnline.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"trebuchet ms";"><br></span></p><p><span style="font-size:1em;background-color:#ffffff;color:#333333;font-family:"trebuchet ms";">Come on out and show your school spirit for this fun family night! Tickets can now be purchased for the Barrie Colts vs. Kingston Frontenacs game on Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 for $21.00 each. Our school will receive a donation from the sale of each ticket. If you would like to sit with another family, please let the school office know and we will do our best to make that happen. All orders MUST be in by January 20th, 2022 but you may wish to purchase early as a Christmas gift. Tickets, however, won't be sent home until the week of the game. If you would like your tickets to be picked up, please notify the office. Otherwise, all tickets will be sent home with your child. Order now at www.schoolcashonline.com <br>Thank you!</span><br></p><p><br></p>
Grad photo and retake day is scheduled for Feb. 2ndhttp://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/64Grad photo and retake day is scheduled for Feb. 2nd<p>​</p><p>Picture retakes and Grad photo day is on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022. Please see the attached posters for more information:</p><p><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/yceysmNK9gKp0xixu0gxmQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRjyvnHP0R0aHR0cHM6Ly9tc2cuc2Nob29sbWVzc2VuZ2VyLmNhL20vP3M9V3ZpemZIMUc3NVEmbWFsPTBhZDQ4NjAxMmExM2YyZjM4Yjg2MDIyMTcwMTBkNzhhYjRhMDNlMTZkY2Q5YTQzNTBlYjJjYWEzZmIyOWNlM2NXB3NjaG9vbG1CCmHfR8bpYQLHRy1SGHRtd2lsbGlhbXNvbkBzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~&data=04%7c01%7ctmwilliamson%40scdsb.on.ca%7c831e417955084847bf4c08d9dc53a298%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637783074024343496%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000&sdata=ZV3gjlI77z1XpGqmeoLeBOwhp7RCfHwKymVmvOIN1ec%3D&reserved=0">WR Best Retake Day Notice.pdf</a> <br> <a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/seyvN4WEgtgwTr7pZSGi_Q~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRjyvnHP0R0aHR0cHM6Ly9tc2cuc2Nob29sbWVzc2VuZ2VyLmNhL20vP3M9V3ZpemZIMUc3NVEmbWFsPWU2YmM1MTU0YjU0YTU3NWViYTNkMGVkOTYxNTc4ZWJlOWY5MTc0ODhhODI2MzRmZmQ3MDU4MmQ4OGFjZmZhYWZXB3NjaG9vbG1CCmHfR8bpYQLHRy1SGHRtd2lsbGlhbXNvbkBzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~&data=04%7c01%7ctmwilliamson%40scdsb.on.ca%7c831e417955084847bf4c08d9dc53a298%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637783074024343496%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000&sdata=Mk51M2S0gmjVVf46nVa9q26BHbmJY68266rvr57rNbc%3D&reserved=0">WR Best Grade 8 Graduation Photo Day Notice.pdf</a> <br></p><p><br></p>
School lunch orders are LIVE!http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/65School lunch orders are LIVE!<p>​</p><div>We are happy to share that Lunchbox by SchoolCash Online will be offered at our school for the 2021/2022 school year!</div><div>Lunchbox is a convenient, online ordering platform featuring local vendors. An ordering calendar has been coordinated for the school community and can be found on your SchoolCash Online items page.</div><div>The ordering calendar will open on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 and will feature the following options:<br></div><div><br></div><div>Mondays: Pasta</div><div>Wednesdays: Subs</div><div><br></div><div>How to Order:</div><div>1. Go to your SchoolCash Online account items page and click “ORDER NOW”.</div><div>2. Confirm your child’s account information including their new teacher and grade for the current school year. **Please ensure the correct teacher and grade are selected to prevent errors on delivery days.</div><div>3. Proceed with ordering your child’s lunch on the school’s ordering calendar by clicking on the blue date for the scheduled vendors.</div><div>4. All orders are submitted on the website and payment is processed on-line by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Debit MasterCard or Visa Debit. Visa and MasterCard prepaid cards are also accepted.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Important Dates:</div><div>• Lunch delivery is scheduled to begin Monday, November 22, 2021.</div><div>• Orders may be placed weekly or in advance, for the full length of the program.</div><div>• Sunday, November 21, 2021 at NOON (12pm) is the ordering deadline for the first scheduled LUNCH delivery.</div><div><br></div><div>Things to Remember:</div><div>• The ordering deadline is Sunday at 12pm (NOON) for the upcoming delivery period.</div><div>• New orders will not be accepted after the Sunday deadline.</div><div>• If buses are cancelled due to inclement weather, and if there is a school closure, lunches will be cancelled and a credit will be issued within 3 business days.<br></div><div><br></div><div><h2 style="margin:10px 0px;font-family:"segoe ui", arial;color:#000000;font-size:18px;line-height:normal;text-rendering:optimizelegibility;background-color:#ffffff;">Questions? Contact the Lunchbox Orders customer service team at 1 (877) 426-6860 or by e-mail at info@lunchboxorders.com<br></h2><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><p><br></p>
Do we have your most current contact information?http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/56Do we have your most current contact information?<p>Communication with our families is more important than ever. This message is intended to inform you that our school will be using SchoolMessenger to distribute important information directly to families electronically.<br></p><span><p>To do this effectively, efficiently and securely, it is important that we have the most current contact information on file, including updated email and telephone information. Families are asked to contact our school directly if information needs to be updated.       </p><p>If you have any questions or need to update your contact information, please feel free to leave a message at <strong>(705) 728-9591 or email changes to WRBestMemorial@scdsb.on.ca</strong> </p></span>
Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessionshttp://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/138Learn more about special education in the SCDSB through virtual outreach sessions<p>​In 2022, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is hosting virtual special education outreach sessions to assist parents/caregivers in learning more about programs, supports and ways that we work together to support students with special education needs. </p><div><strong>IEPs and school-based assessments – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Jan. 13 </div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.<br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br style="text-decoration:line-through;"></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in SCDSB schools and within our communities – information for parents/caregivers</strong></div><div style="text-decoration:line-through;">Feb. 17</div><div><span style="text-decoration:line-through;">6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</span><br></div><div><em>*This session has been cancelled. Any updates regarding rescheduling will be posted here if/when they are available.</em><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>Supporting students as they transition into school, from one school to another, and from school upon graduation – information for parents/caregivers</strong> </div><div>April 12</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Working with families to create safe and supportive environments for children who have experienced trauma – information for parents/caregivers </strong></div><div>May 10</div><div>6:30 to 7:30 p.m.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Participants are asked to register in advance. Information to access the sessions will be shared via email with individuals who have pre-registered. <a href="https://bit.ly/3s8OBm8">Learn more about each session and how to register</a>.   </div><div><br><br></div><p><br></p>
Scholastic Book Fair @ WR Best!http://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/67Scholastic Book Fair @ WR Best!<p>​</p><p> </p><h1>Save The Date!</h1><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Dear families,</p><p> </p><p>Mark your calendars! The fun and excitement of a <strong>Scholastic Book Fair</strong> is coming to our school! Students can view and make purchases <span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>In school using cash, debit, credit card OR purchases can be completed ONLINE at the link below</strong></span>. All online orders will be delivered to the school, so <strong>shipping will be FREE!</strong></p><p> </p><p>So save the date! Our <strong>Scholastic Book Fair </strong>will take place on <strong>Wednesday</strong><strong>, November 24-Friday, November 26.</strong></p><p> </p><img src="file:///C:/Users/TMWILL~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.jpg" alt="" style="width:535px;margin:5px;" /><p>And for parents, friends and family that can't join us in the school, be sure to join us online with our <strong>Virtual Book Fair Extension</strong>! Our online shop will be open on the first day of our Fair, but you can view a selection of the books you'll find here:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5167039&data=04%7c01%7cbjuffermans%40scdsb.on.ca%7c447e1429311e4dcd60d808d99400c8fe%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637703553359335117%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=yLgk28/HAuTjAnEVmOV5cqMn779q2%2BFbUQFolfzjzbU%3D&reserved=0">https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5167039</a></p><p> </p><p>Watch for news leading up to our <strong>Scholastic Book Fair!</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Happy Reading!</p><p>Mr. Juffermans<br></p><p><br></p>
Spirit wear orders will arrive at the end of Novemberhttp://wrb.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/63Spirit wear orders will arrive at the end of November