Monday, 29 June 2020

Important Links to Google Classroom and Online Math Homework Help

By visiting Google Classroom, you will be able to find some of our class assignments, due dates, graphic organizers etc. You will need your child to login, to access this forum.

Online Math Homework Help is a great online resource for help with your math homework! You can work with a live tutor in a message style format. :)  Assistance is available Sunday to Thursday: 5:30 - 9:30 

Friday, 27 March 2020

*Upcoming Plans for Distance Learning* Information Requested

Hello everyone.
I hope you and your family are doing well. I know this is a very unusual time for all of us. However, it is important that we continue to learn together in different ways until we are able to return to school.
I am hoping to transition to distance learning while we are away from school and wanted to ask you a few questions to help me plan. Are you able to access materials online? Do you have a device and Internet available at home to access learning and resource materials online? If you do, what email address should I send information to? If you prefer to connect by phone, what phone number should I use to reach you? If you are able, please email this information to, at your earliest convenience.
Until April 5, please continue to access the Learn at Home website, which contains learning resources provided by the Ministry of Education at There are many valuable learning opportunities that can happen at home each day. Please consider reading and building physical activity into your daily routine.
We want to assure you that the health and well-being of our students remains our top priority. I will be in touch soon.

Thank you,
Ms. Young

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Secondary School Transition Information

Mr. St. Amant, from the GBDSS Guidance Department was in today, January 14th, and gave an excellent presentation to our students regarding the ongoing process of transitioning from elementary  to secondary school.  Today your child will be bringing home an important package from GBDSS, regarding registration and transition to secondary school. Please take time to go through the packages with your child and note the dates and links below. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself or the Guidance Dept. at GBDSS.

Important Dates for the Transition Process 

Open House and Parent Night at GBDSS:  Wednesday, January 29th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Course Selection Forms Returned to Bayview: Thurs., Feb. 20th 
Course Selection Input Registration (Students will do this, during the regular school day at Bayview  with support from classroom teachers and GBDSS Guidance): Tues., Feb. 25th 

Useful Links 

GBDSS School Website:
GBDSS Phone Number: 705-526-7817

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Rescheduled Holiday Performance

Due to weather conditions, tonight's holiday concert has  been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, December 19th at 12:15pm.  Stay safe everyone! 

Friday, 6 December 2019

Happy December!

The year is moving along and we have some exciting things coming up in December!
Please note the following. 
  • Ottawa trip registration forms should be completed and brought into the school a.s.a.p.
  • We are still collecting $5.00 donations toward our Family Fun activity basket as part of the Bayview Baskets of Joy campaign.
  • The Holiday Letter Writing Program is underway. 
  • Bringo is taking place again this year. Bayview is accepting donations on behalf of the food bank. 
  • Bayview will be continuing with the holiday singalong tradition during the week prior to the break.
  • On Monday, December 16th, Room 115 will be having a potluck luncheon as part of our ongoing community building. Please see below for information. 
  • The Bayview Holiday Concert is taking place on Wednesday, December 18th. Room 115 has some awesome performers taking part in this!
  • Friday, December 20th is the final day before the break. All the best for a Happy Holiday! 

Room 115 Holiday Potluck  

Our class will be celebrating the season and our community with a potluck luncheon on Monday, December 16th.  Students will choose a category for a type of dish that they would like to contribute. For example, they might choose to bring in a dessert, a side dish, a main dish etc. We will share the dishes and eat together in the afternoon. 

Every student will need to bring in: 
  • food contribution of choice, with any necessary serving utensils
  • labelled dishes - fork, spoon, plate or bowl and cup. Please do not send disposable dishes. Also, please also don't send in your favourite, heirloom dishes! 😉  
  • bag fro returning unwashed (rinsed) dishes to home
  • positive and happy attitude
  • great manners!
We are looking forward to a fun and happy day! 

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Transition Activities with GBDSS

There are some exciting activities coming up, for our Grade 8s to learn about life at high school.

Week of October 28th
Day in the Life at GBDSS (school visits)
Guidance and Student Success will visit with Gr.9 students back at home school to describe the day in the life of a Gr 9 student.
 November 6
Picture Yourself a “BEAR”

Grade 8 students visit GBDSS for a full day of fun and activities.
Multiple Dates TBD by Classroom Teacher Invitation
Science Club
Science programming from JK-8 curriculum to arrange a workshop.
Week of January 13th

January 13- Feb.14th
Elementary School Visits

Elementary Special Education Visits
SST/Guidance/ESST/Student Leaders will visit family of schools to discuss Course Selection.

Special Education SERTS to visit with Elementary schools about transition for IEP students.
January 30
Gr 8 “Bear Day”
Gr 8 visit for fun filled half  day .Transportation and Lunch provided.
February 19th
(Snow date Feb. 20)
Grade 8 Parent Night
5:30-7pm Parents and students are invited to attend this information night, to learn all about Secondary School.
March 26
Elementary Hockey Tournament
SHSM Sports and Link Crew students will organize a tournament at North Simcoe Recreation Centre.
April 1-4th
The Jazz Age: A Cabaret Experience
Dramatic Arts SHSM to host workshops. Contact Betony Main
May (TBD)
Sports Day Invitational
Athletic Department to invite schools. Contact Aaron Coutts
September 2
Grade 9 Orientation Day
Welcome to Secondary School for all Grade 9 students.
Transportation and Lunch provided.

Want to see all the great things happening at GBDSS? Follow our social media accounts using the hashtag #GBDbears
Guidance Department Chair: Andy St. Amant
Student Success Teacher: Dylan Seca
Special Education Chair: Amy Kent
Principal: John Playford

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Happy Autumn!
I hope everyone is having a positive transition back to the school routine. :) The Grade 8  routines are in full swing and we are planning for some awesome activities. It was great to meet and visit with so many families at Bayview's Open House and Barbecue. If you weren't able to make it in, I look forward to connecting with you in the future. If you need to contact me through email, my address is

Progress Reports and Conferences 
Progress Reports go home November 15th. Student conferences will be taking place from November 20th to 22nd. If you have not already done so please drop in and sign up for a conference time. The schedules are posted outside the office, in the front hall. 

For those of you not able to make it to our Ottawa Information Meeting (which followed the school open-house and barbecue), you will be receiving an Ottawa information package. We are still waiting on final approval around the dates. I will get this information out to families as soon as I have confirmation!