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Check out Sydenham and Bayview Students as they talk about the Naming Committee and the 6 options that we are presenting to the public.   Play


Thank you to those of you that submitted suggestions for the new name for the combined Elementary school that will be opening in the fall of 2017 at the former OSCVI location.  
We have narrowed our options to 6 names.  To vote on your choice, please go to the following link

Thank you for your input.

The Bayview/Sydenham Naming Committee

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Sydenham's 50th Anniversary


Happy New Year!
Happy New Year sign with confettiPrincipal and Vice-Principal’s Message, Karen Spragg and  Leanne Stredwick  clip_image002.png

Happy New Year!   I wanted to congratulate Laura McFarlane for once again organizing a fabulous Holiday concert.  The number of family members who attended both concerts exceeded our expectations and was a reminder of our need for a larger facility.  
As the warm has become increasingly colder, a reminder to send your children with an extra set of mittens.  A hood can always be pulled up when a hat is lost and snow pants are easier to find; however, finding a lost mitten can prove more difficult.  Sydenham also welcomes any mitten or hat donations.  
As we anticipate our move to the former OSCVI, the Naming Committee has narrowed the options to six names.  The committee will be meeting on January 23rd to arrival at a final decision that will then be presented to the board in February.  A press release from the Bluewater Board will announce to the Owen Sound community the new name of the former OSCVI building.  

Bus Cancellations:   Anyone can subscribe for email notifications for general notices, school closures and route cancellations & delays.  You must first confirm that you have a valid email address.  To subscribe go to and click on “Delays & Cancellations” (top right corner), then click on the “Subscriptions” icon, then click on “Subscribe”.  Enter your email address and press the “Subscribe” button.  Our automated system will send you an email confirmation containing a link that you will need to click to complete the subscription process.
Once you have confirmed your email address you will be able to login and select what you want to subscribe to and update your information (if necessary).

Reminder:  Only students assigned to a bus may ride that bus.  Students are not permitted to casually ride a bus (i.e. to ride to a friend’s house, ride to a personal appointment).  Bus drivers will not approve student riders.  All changes must be initiated through your child’s school.
More information regarding school bus transportation can be found at

 French Immersion Homework Support!

A reminder that French Immersion students in Bluewater District School Board will have access to the Universalis Online Encyclopedias for the 2016/17  academic year. Universalis Junior is designed to support students from Grades 3 to 8. Universalis Senior is best suited to students in Grades 7 to 12. These sites provide students with excellent resources to support students with projects and research on a range of curriculum areas. The Junior version has the added benefit that it can read the text aloud to the student if required. These can be accessed at home 24/7 using the following links and login information.

Universalis Junior:
Universalis Senior:

Username: bwdsb    Password: bluewater

School Day begins—8:50 AM
(Reminder that outside supervision for students
does not begin until 8:30 AM)
1st Nutrition Break - 10:30 to 10:50 AM (intermediate)
1st Nutrition Break—11:10 AM to 11:50 AM (primary/junior)
2nd Nutrition Break—1:10 PM to 1:50PM
Dismissal—3:10 PM


Looking to get involved and volunteer?  Want to help make the school even Better for our kids?  Then The School Community Council (SCC) is a great place to start!!  
We are a group of parents that work together to make Sydenham School a great place for our kids to grow!!  Whether you want to be regularly involved or available on an “as needed” basis we’d love to have you! 
Our next meeting of the year is Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 6:30-8pm in the Core French Room (#7)  (down the Junior/Intermediate Hallway, first door on the right).

Please join us to learn more about how you can make a difference!

Looking forward to a Great 2016/17 year


We take our responsibility for students seriously.   Therefore, we ask that you please call the school before 8:50 AM if your child will be absent or late.  You may leave a message if calling before 8:30 AM.  If we have not heard from you or your child before 8:50 AM, we will make every effort to contact you.  Thank you for your support in keeping your children safe!

An aerial view of Sydenham Community School
thanks to Petal Furness for the picture

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