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SAVE THE DATE - KDG Orientationhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/212SAVE THE DATE - KDG Orientation<p>​Virtual Kindergarten Orientation session is scheduled for Wednesday, June 9 at 4:30PM.</p><p>More information will be sent to you once you <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=210982&pageId=371961">register your child for Kindergarten</a>. <br></p>
Hallway of Heroeshttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/211Hallway of Heroes<a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qaamEm8Es__lRt1QC8mb6Y3SGlnhFNwv8gXHLiTOFi0/edit?ts=6030061b#slide=id.gb5529d7eae_0_2"><img src="/PublishingImages/Hallway%20of%20Heroes.PNG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></a>
Learning Journey Serieshttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/210Learning Journey Series<p>​<span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;">You do not have to walk in someone’s shoes to share their experiences, but learning first-hand about the countless obstacles that they have to overcome helps us to try to understand just how worn out those shoes are. <br></span></p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"> </span><p style="margin:12pt 0in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color:black;">Join us for an hour each month, in the months of March, April and M<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">ay, to gain community perspectives on Black Lives, Anti Racism and how we can all support one another in our action for </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">equity, inclusion and diversity.  </span><br class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5"></span></span></p><p style="margin:12pt 0in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Part 1</strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>UNLEARNING & LEARNING</strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Recognize and Confront Anti-Black Racism In The Community</strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><a href="https://camilledundas.com/">Keynote Speaker: Camille Dundas</a>, with D. Opoku-Mulder, & M. Horne</span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>When: Tuesday, March 9th 2021</strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Time: 7 pm to 8 pm<br><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9eIIbgrrmvPySeo-zJsYRp1LkhCzfltqjs7qBiH2GpyVEtw/viewform">RSVP - click this link<br></a></strong></span></span></p><p style="margin:12pt 0in;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong></strong></span></span><span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Part 2</strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>MOVING FORWARD</strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>Becoming a champion of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion</strong><br>Tuesday, April 20 - More information to come<br></span></span></span></p><p style="margin:12pt 0in;"><span><span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Part 3</strong></span><br><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong>CELEBRATE BLACK</strong></span><br><strong>Story about perseverance, leadership and activism</strong><br>Tuesday, May 11 - More information to come<br> </span></span></span></p><p><br><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p>
Fundraising at Goodfellowhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/187Fundraising at Goodfellow<p>Thank you for your support!<br><strong>​Current Fundraisers - click on the fundraiser for more details: <br></strong></p><p><a href="https://mabelslabels.ca/en_CA/fundraising/support/">Mabel's Labels (select Goodfellow Public School)</a></p><p><a href="https://schoolcashonline.com/">Holiday Cheer</a><br></p><p><a href="https://schoolcashonline.com/">Open Donation</a> <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Online Forms and Pay Feeshttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/186Online Forms and Pay Fees<p>​<span style="left:171.12px;top:402.317px;font-size:22.08px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"></span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:439.517px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">The School Cash Online program is used by the SCDSB for online forms</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:876.002px;top:439.517px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"> and to collect sc</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:1038.97px;top:439.517px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">hool </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:464.957px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">funds.</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:502.157px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"><br>Parents/guardians can select to receive email notification when a new item becomes available. </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:527.357px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">Items are personalized to each st</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:495.365px;top:527.357px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">udent</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:550.322px;top:527.357px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">. </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:564.797px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">Payment can be made by credit card, electronic c</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:653.038px;top:564.797px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">heque or using a visa/debit style card.</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:171.12px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;"><br>To create an online account, go t</span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:491.766px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">o </span><a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:933.36px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="left:933.36px;top:601.997px;font-family:sans-serif;padding:0px;">. </span></p>
Get Your Gator Gear Nowhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/165Get Your Gator Gear Now<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#222222;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;">If you follow us on Twitter @GoodfellowPS or our library on Instagram- <span style="text-decoration:underline;">goodfellowschoollibrary</span> you've seen that we have revamped our school logo and colours. </span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#222222;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;"><img src="https://api.entripyshops.com/api/GenerateImage/goodfellowps/60" data-file-id="2547401" width="299" height="380" alt="" style="border-width:0px;margin:5px;width:300px;height:380px;text-decoration:none;" /></span></p><p></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3"><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">Follow the link for different optio</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">ns</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;"> to pur</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">chase</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;"> s</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">p</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">irit</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;float:none;">wear</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;float:none;"> items at our</span><span style="text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13pt;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;float:none;"> <a href="https://goodfellowps.entripyshops.com/">Goodfellow Online Store</a> . </span><br></span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Let's see staff and students in our new branding when we return to school. We encourage everyone to show our Gator pride every Friday! </span></p><p style="margin:0px 0px 10px;text-align:left;color:#595959;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Go Gators!</span><br></p>
All Buses Cancelled - February 16http://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/209All Buses Cancelled - February 16<p>​<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span lang="EN-CA">All school buses and vans in <strong>Simcoe County</strong></span></span><strong><span lang="EN-CA"></span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" style="color:#000000;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;font-size:14.666666984558105px;">have been cancelled due to current poor road and visibility conditions and the forecast for poor conditions to continue throughout the day.</span><br></p>
Valentine's Dayhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/208Valentine's Day<p>Hello Families,</p><p>Thank you to all of our students and families for wearing a face mask on school property. Your efforts are helping to keep us all safer.<br></p><p>The SMDHU's recommendation regarding Valentine's Day, is that any sharing of items, being touched by more than one person, is to be avoided.  As has been our policy this year we are not able to accept any food items, as we strive to maintain COVID-19 safety protocols. Thank you for your understanding. <br></p><p><strong>Upcoming Spirit Days</strong><br></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> “Dress like you are 100” is Friday to celebrate the 100th day of school.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;"> “Red, White & Pink Day” is Tuesday</span><br></p>
Back to School UPDATEhttp://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/207Back to School UPDATE<p><strong>Good afternoon Gators!</strong></p><p>We have heard from many families that students are excited to get back to a routine, and I know I speak for the staff of Goodfellow when I say that we are also very excited to see you face to face again. We have missed you! Please know that we prioritize to keep students and staff safe at every possible time. We ask that you please be patient and understanding as we continue to navigate this school year <strong>TOGETHER</strong>. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Dropping off/Pick</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>ing </strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>u</strong></span><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>p Students</strong></span></p><p><strong>It is absolutely mandatory that </strong><strong>e</strong><strong>veryone </strong><strong>(families and/or community members) wear </strong><strong>a </strong><strong>mask when on </strong><strong>school property</strong><strong> including park</strong><strong>ing lots</strong><strong>. </strong>We really need to tighten up in this area. There is no room for leeway. Our students and staff appreciate your respect for the safety of everyone. </p><p>Students will continue to meet their teacher outside in their entrance area to allow for staggered entry into the building. At this time, parents are still not permitted on school property. If you need to pick up your child for any reason, we ask that you buzz at the front door and someone will assist you at that time. If your child is heading home with you, they will be brought to you at the front doors. Especially during these times, it is important to keep end of day routines as consistent as possible. As well, end of day becomes very busy regarding safe dismissal and bussing. If you are picking your child(ren) up at the end of the school day, please make sure you have outlined a pick-up location with your child(ren) where your child(ren) will meet you and that you have practiced this with your child(ren). If you are picking up your child for an appointment, we ask that you communicate this with your child's teacher. Please buzz at the front door and someone will assist you. Please touch base with your child to ensure the office is aware that your child is leaving with you. Our priority continues to be: </p><p><strong>1.</strong><strong> Keep you safe.</strong></p><p><strong>2.</strong><strong> Lower your anxiety about our new normal.</strong></p><p><strong>3.</strong><strong> Make you laugh.</strong></p><p><strong>4.</strong><strong> Make you feel cared about.</strong></p><p><strong>5.</strong><strong> Teach you something.</strong></p><p>Here are the school rules that your children have heard and will continue to here:</p><p><strong>1.</strong><strong> Wear your masks.</strong></p><p><strong>2.</strong><strong> Keep your distance from others.</strong></p><p><strong>3. </strong><strong>Follow the rules in the hallway.</strong></p><p><strong>4.</strong><strong> Handwashing and sanitiz</strong><strong>ing </strong><strong>often.</strong></p><p><strong>5.</strong><strong> Always listen to the guidance</strong><strong> and expectation of the staff around y</strong><strong>ou. </strong></p><p>Students enrolled in the Learn@Home program will continue to attend class virtually. We are here for you too! Please contact your classroom teacher or the office if you have any questions.</p><p>Please continue to remind your children of the safety rules as we work together to keep everyone safe. For ongoing updates, visit the COVID-19 page on our website    (<a href="http://www.goo.scdsb.on.ca/">www.goo.scdsb.on.ca</a>), or follow us on social media @GoodfellowPS on Twitter or Goodfellow Gators on YouTube as well as SCDSB (Twitter: @SCDSB_Schools or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>). You can also visit the SCDSB website for board-wide updates www.scdsb.on.ca. Looking forward to Monday!</p><p>S. Cappadocia- Principal<br></p><p>​</p>
Return To School Update (Emailed to families yesterday)http://goo.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/205Return To School Update (Emailed to families yesterday)<p>Good afternoon Goodfellow Families, </p><p>It is so exciting to be sending out this letter to all of you.  I know I speak for all of the staff here when I say we are eager to reconnect in person with students next week. As a follow up to the provincial announcement, I would like to send a few updates and reminders for next week. </p><p><strong>MASKS</strong><br> The updated protocol has mandated that all students from Kindergarten (JK and SK) to Grade 12 will be required to wear a mask when they return to in-person learning on Monday, February 8. Families are encouraged to provide cloth masks for their children that cover the nose and mouth. The SCDSB will provide masks to students who do not have them.  </p><p><strong>MASKS OUTSIDE</strong><br> Another change to the protocol from the fall is that starting Monday, all students will <strong>have to wear masks at all time while they are on school property.</strong>  This includes DPA, outdoor learning times and recesses.  This new requirement aligns with the advice of the SMDHU and adds another layer of protection to the existing preventative measures already in place at SCDSB schools to enhance safety protocols where physical distancing cannot be maintained.</p><p><strong>TECHNOLOGY</strong><br> In order to support learning here at school, we are asking that any students who borrowed technology from the school bring it back today (Friday Feb. 5) or Monday. </p><p>If you are returning technology today, Friday – please ring the doorbell and our office staff will assist you. (8:30am – 4pm)</p><p>If you are returning it on Monday - students are asked to bring the technology with them to class and teachers will (in conjunction with the office) ensure the appropriate cleaning protocols are taken so the technology can be re-distributed back to classes and cohorts.</p><p><strong>SELF-ASSESSEMENT</strong><br> It continues to be the expectation that every student attending school in person will complete the Covid Self-Assessment tool before arriving to Goodfellow.  The link for the self-assessment is also available on our school website.  COVID self assessment link: <a href="http://track.spe.schoolmessenger.com/f/a/ln7iJ4p4cBK4xakNYSb4cA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRh_YsIP0QtaHR0cHM6Ly9jb3ZpZC0xOS5vbnRhcmlvLmNhL3NjaG9vbC1zY3JlZW5pbmcvVwdzY2hvb2xtQgpgGohXHGDqE6v8UhF6cmVlZEBzY2RzYi5vbi5jYVgEAAAAAg~~">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</a></p><p>I know that I speak for everyone here when I say that we look forward to seeing everyone who is choosing to attend school in person on <strong>Monday, February 8</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>, 2021</strong>, and that we have taken all the recommended precautions to ensure that Goodfellow is providing the safest possible return to school environment for students and staff.</p><p> Excitedly Yours…<br> Sean Cappadocia<br></p><p><br></p>