School Community Check-In/Update

Good Evening Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to work together to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. REMINDER – Healthy Habits To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19:

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  • The health, safety and well-being of Staff and Students is our top priority:
    • Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information
    • For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at (416) 338 7600, Monday – Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, to speak with an agent
    • If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000
  • Please click/tap HERE to learn more about the actions and precautions being taken at Samuel Hearne MS to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding our Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding TDSB Mask & Face Covering Requirements for TDSB Students & Staff:

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C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child

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D. NEW – School Council Virtual Meeting:

  • Parents/Guardians are invited to join our upcoming School Council Virtual Meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • Please see the flyer below and click/tap HERE for full details:

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E. REMINDER – Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition Information:

  • A smooth transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 contributes to a strong foundation for success in Secondary School and beyond
  • Grade 8 is a time for Students to look to the future and to think about their selection of courses for Grade 9 and throughout High School
  • As shared with the Parents/Guardians of Grade 8 Students on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by the TDSB, to support Student planning for a successful transition from Elementary to Secondary School, the information and links below will assist Grade 8 Students and Families as you navigate the transition to High School – please review the following in detail:
  • Further, Grade 8 Families are encouraged to reference and review the following “2020-2021 Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline & Checklist”:

Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline and Checklist

  • Please be reminded to carefully review the TDSB Optional Attendance webpage for full details regarding the Optional Attendance process
  • Please see below for the TDSB Secondary Optional Attendance Key Dates:
    • Friday, January 29, 2021:
      • Optional attendance forms due at secondary school
    • Friday, February 12, 2021:
      • Deadline for Parents/Guardians to be informed of the status of the application request
    • Friday, February 26, 2021:
      • Course selection sheets due at elementary schools (Student’s Responsibility)
    • Monday, March 1, 2021:
      • Course selection sheets due at secondary schools via myBlueprint
  • With this, please see below for our school-specific Optional Attendance Key Dates:
    • Monday, January 11, 2021 – Thursday, January 14, 2021:
      • Optional Attendance Form drop-off (by Students or Parents/Guardians) to Samuel Hearne MS Main Office
    • Monday, January 18, 2021 & Tuesday, January 19, 2021:
      • Optional Attendance Form pick-up (by Students or Parents/Guardians) from Samuel Hearne MS Main Office
  • Please Note:
    • We understand that some TDSB secondary schools require the Optional Attendance Form before the Friday, January 29, 2021 due date
    • If this is the case regarding your child’s secondary school application, please contact the Samuel Hearne MS Main Office directly at (416) 396 6555 to make arrangements
    • As noted on the Optional Attendance Form, it is the Parent/Guardian’s responsibility to deliver this application (including the Optional Attendance Form) to the secondary school or schools of choice
  • Should Parents/Guardians have any questions regarding the Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition, please contact our school Main Office at (416) 396 6555

F. REMINDER – Student Lates & Absences:

  • One measure of keeping our Students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school
  • We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the school immediately via telephone at (416) 396 6555 and report the reason for the absence
  • If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence
  • To find out how this automated system works please click/tap HERE 
  • Please let our Main Office know by calling our school at (416) 396 6555 if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year
  • Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for

G. NEW – School Community Resources:

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Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at (416) 396 6555.
Stay Well & Take Care,

Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In/Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to work together to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. REMINDER – Healthy Habits To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19:

help-stop-covid_lettersize

  • The health, safety and well-being of Staff and Students is our top priority:
    • Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information
    • For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at (416) 338 7600, Monday – Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, to speak with an agent
    • If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000
  • Please click/tap HERE to learn more about the actions and precautions being taken at Samuel Hearne MS to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding our Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding TDSB Mask & Face Covering Requirements for TDSB Students & Staff:

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C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child

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D. NEW – School Council Virtual Meeting:

  • Parents/Guardians are invited to join our upcoming School Council Virtual Meeting on Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • Please see the flyer below and click/tap HERE for full details:

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E. REMINDER – Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition Information:

  • A smooth transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 contributes to a strong foundation for success in Secondary School and beyond
  • Grade 8 is a time for Students to look to the future and to think about their selection of courses for Grade 9 and throughout High School
  • As shared with the Parents/Guardians of Grade 8 Students on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by the TDSB, to support Student planning for a successful transition from Elementary to Secondary School, the information and links below will assist Grade 8 Students and Families as you navigate the transition to High School – please review the following in detail:
  • Further, Grade 8 Families are encouraged to reference and review the following “2020-2021 Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline & Checklist”:

Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline and Checklist

  • Please be reminded to carefully review the TDSB Optional Attendance webpage for full details regarding the Optional Attendance process
  • Please see below for the TDSB Secondary Optional Attendance Key Dates:
    • Friday, January 29, 2021:
      • Optional attendance forms due at secondary school
    • Friday, February 12, 2021:
      • Deadline for Parents/Guardians to be informed of the status of the application request
    • Friday, February 26, 2021:
      • Course selection sheets due at elementary schools (Student’s Responsibility)
    • Monday, March 1, 2021:
      • Course selection sheets due at secondary schools via myBlueprint
  • With this, please see below for our school-specific Optional Attendance Key Dates:
    • Monday, January 11, 2021 – Thursday, January 14, 2021:
      • Optional Attendance Form drop-off (by Students or Parents/Guardians) to Samuel Hearne MS Main Office
    • Monday, January 18, 2021 & Tuesday, January 19, 2021:
      • Optional Attendance Form pick-up (by Students or Parents/Guardians) from Samuel Hearne MS Main Office
  • Please Note:
    • We understand that some TDSB secondary schools require the Optional Attendance Form before the Friday, January 29, 2021 due date
    • If this is the case regarding your child’s secondary school application, please contact the Samuel Hearne MS Main Office directly at (416) 396 6555 to make arrangements
    • As noted on the Optional Attendance Form, it is the Parent/Guardian’s responsibility to deliver this application (including the Optional Attendance Form) to the secondary school or schools of choice
  • Should Parents/Guardians have any questions regarding the Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition, please contact our school Main Office at (416) 396 6555

F. REMINDER – Student Lates & Absences:

  • One measure of keeping our Students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school
  • We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the school immediately via telephone at (416) 396 6555 and report the reason for the absence
  • If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence
  • To find out how this automated system works please click/tap HERE 
  • Please let our Main Office know by calling our school at (416) 396 6555 if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year
  • Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for

H. NEW – School Community Resources:

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Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In/Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to work together to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. REMINDER – Healthy Habits To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19:

help-stop-covid_lettersize

  • The health, safety and well-being of Staff and Students is our top priority:
    • Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information
    • For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at (416) 338 7600, Monday – Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, to speak with an agent
    • If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000
  • Please click/tap HERE to learn more about the actions and precautions being taken at Samuel Hearne MS to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding our Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding TDSB Mask & Face Covering Requirements for TDSB Students & Staff:

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C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child

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D. UPDATE – 2020/2021 Progress Reports (In-Person School Information):

  • 2020/2021 Progress Reports will be distributed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for Students who are attending school In-Person
  • Last week, information regarding Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences was shared with Parents/Guardians by Teachers:
    • Parents/Guardians would have received an information letter/Google Form as Teachers schedule Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences with Parents/Guardians directly
    • Teachers will schedule Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences with Parents/Guardians Virtually (using Video Conferencing, such as Google Meet) or by telephone
    • As a reminder, due to Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences, Friday, November 20, 2020 has been scheduled as a PA Day, with no school for Students
  • Should Parents/Guardians have any questions regarding scheduling Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences, please contact our school Main Office at (416) 396 6555, or your Child’s Teacher directly

E. REMINDER – Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition Information:

  • A smooth transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 contributes to a strong foundation for success in Secondary School and beyond
  • Grade 8 is a time for Students to look to the future and to think about their selection of courses for Grade 9 and throughout High School
  • As shared with the Parents/Guardians of Grade 8 Students on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by the TDSB, to support Student planning for a successful transition from Elementary to Secondary School, the information and links below will assist Grade 8 Students and Families as you navigate the transition to High School – please review the following in detail:
  • Further, Grade 8 Families are encouraged to reference and review the following “2020-2021 Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline & Checklist”:

Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline and Checklist

  • During upcoming Progress Report Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences, Grade 8 Teachers will discuss with Parents/Guardians Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition Information 
  • Should Parents/Guardians have any questions regarding the Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition, please contact our school Main Office at (416) 396 6555 

F. REMINDER – Elementary Switching Update:

  • As you know, the TDSB began the school year with several dates when Parents/Guardians could request to switch their children between In-Person Learning and the TDSB Virtual School
  • When these transitions happen, there is a need for both Students and Teachers to move between the two learning environments to maintain class sizes both In-Person and Virtually
  • The TDSB has adjusted the schedule to request a switch between the two learning models (In-Person and Virtual)
  • The next opportunity for Elementary Students will be offered at the end of January 2021
  • There will no longer be an opportunity for Elementary Students to switch in November
  • This approach will help maintain current classes and Teacher assignments in both In-Person and Virtual Classrooms until the new year and will benefit all Students and Staff by ensuring no further disruptions
  • Please click/tap HERE to read the latest letter to Parents/Guardians from the TDSB, regarding this Elementary Switching Update

G. REMINDER – Student Lates & Absences:

  • One measure of keeping our Students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school
  • We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the school immediately via telephone at (416) 396 6555 and report the reason for the absence
  • If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence
  • To find out how this automated system works please click/tap HERE 
  • Please let our Main Office know by calling our school at (416) 396 6555 if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year
  • Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for

H. NEW – School Community Resources:

  • YMCA Of Greater Toronto’s Food Drive:

YMCA FOOD DRIVE Flyer

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Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In/Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to work together to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. REMINDER – Healthy Habits To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19:
help-stop-covid_lettersize

  • The health, safety and well-being of Staff and Students is our top priority:
    • Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information
    • For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at (416) 338 7600, Monday – Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, to speak with an agent
    • If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000
  • Please click/tap HERE to learn more about the actions and precautions being taken at Samuel Hearne MS to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding our Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding TDSB Mask & Face Covering Requirements for TDSB Students & Staff:
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C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child

image00594e5-Survey-poster-Schools


D. UPDATE – 2020/2021 Progress Reports (In-Person School Information):

  • 2020/2021 Progress Reports will be distributed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 for Students who are attending school In-Person
  • During the week of Monday, November 9, 2020, information regarding Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences will be shared with Parents/Guardians:
    • Parents/Guardians will receive an information letter/form as Teachers schedule Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences with Parents/Guardians directly
    • Teachers will schedule Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences with Parents/Guardians Virtually (using Video Conferencing, such as Google Meet) or by telephone
    • As a reminder, due to Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences, Friday, November 20, 2020 has been scheduled as a PA Day, with no school for Students
  • Should Parents/Guardians have any questions regarding scheduling Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences, please contact our school Main Office at (416) 396 6555, or your Child’s Teacher directly

E. NEW – Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition Information:

  • A smooth transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 contributes to a strong foundation for success in Secondary School and beyond
  • Grade 8 is a time for Students to look to the future and to think about their selection of courses for Grade 9 and throughout High School
  • As shared with the Parents/Guardians of Grade 8 Students on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 by the TDSB, to support Student planning for a successful transition from Elementary to Secondary School, the information and links below will assist Grade 8 Students and Families as you navigate the transition to High School – please review the following in detail:
  • Further, Grade 8 Families are encouraged to reference and review the following “2020-2021 Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline & Checklist”:

Grade 8 to 9 Transitions Timeline and Checklist

  • During upcoming Progress Report Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences, Grade 8 Teachers will discuss with Parents/Guardians Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition Information
  • Should Parents/Guardians have any questions regarding the Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition, please contact our school Main Office at (416) 396 6555

F. REMINDER – Elementary Switching Update:

  • As you know, the TDSB began the school year with several dates when Parents/Guardians could request to switch their children between In-Person Learning and the TDSB Virtual School
  • When these transitions happen, there is a need for both Students and Teachers to move between the two learning environments to maintain class sizes both In-Person and Virtually
  • The TDSB has adjusted the schedule to request a switch between the two learning models (In-Person and Virtual)
  • The next opportunity for Elementary Students will be offered at the end of January 2021
  • There will no longer be an opportunity for Elementary Students to switch in November
  • This approach will help maintain current classes and Teacher assignments in both In-Person and Virtual Classrooms until the new year and will benefit all Students and Staff by ensuring no further disruptions
  • Please click/tap HERE to read the latest letter to Parents/Guardians from the TDSB, regarding this Elementary Switching Update

G. REMINDER – Student Lates & Absences:

  • One measure of keeping our Students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school
  • We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the school immediately via telephone at (416) 396 6555 and report the reason for the absence
  • If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence
  • To find out how this automated system works please click/tap HERE 
  • Please let our Main Office know by calling our school at (416) 396 6555 if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year
  • Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for

H. NEW – School Community Resources:

  • YMCA Of Greater Toronto’s Food Drive:

YMCA FOOD DRIVE Flyer

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  • Service Canada – Transition To New Benefits:

Service Canada flyer

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Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In/Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to work together to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community.

Many thanks are shared to our Parents/Guardians for your support and patience as our School Staff work toward the continued support of Student well-being, health, safety and learning. Together, with Parents/Guardians as Partners, we will continue to best support Students and our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. REMINDER – Healthy Habits To Help Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19:
help-stop-covid_lettersize

  • The health, safety and well-being of Staff and Students is our top priority:
    • Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information
    • For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at (416) 338 7600, Monday – Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, to speak with an agent
    • If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000
  • Please click/tap HERE to learn more about the actions and precautions being taken at Samuel Hearne MS to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding our Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding TDSB Mask & Face Covering Requirements for TDSB Students & Staff:

image007image008


C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child
    image00594e5-Survey-poster-Schools

D. REMINDER – School Council Virtual Meeting:

  • Parents/Guardians are invited to join our upcoming School Council Virtual Meeting
  • Please see the flyer below and click/tap HERE for full details:

Samuel Hearne MS - School Council Virtual Meeting Flyer


E. NEW – Grade 8 To Grade 9 High School Transition Information:

  • Families of our Grade 8 Students have recently inquired about Grade 8 to Grade 9 High School Transition Information:
    • Please be aware that during the week of Monday, November 2, 2020, the TDSB Guidance Department will be sharing Grade 8 to Grade 9 High School Transition Information and Resources with TDSB Grade 8 Families via email
  • Information regarding TDSB High School Virtual Open Houses and Information Nights is available on the TDSB Website by clicking/taping HERE:
    • Recorded TDSB High School Virtual Open Houses/Information Nights sessions will be posted online for families to view
  • On Monday, November 2, 2020 Optional Attendance Forms will be available on the TDSB Website
  • As further information becomes available, our school will share this with our Grade 8 Students and Families

F. NEW – 2020/2021 Progress Reports:

  • 2020/2021 Progress Reports will be distributed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020
  • Information about Parent/Guardian/Teacher Conferences will be shared as soon as possible 

G. REMINDER – Elementary Switching Update:

  • As you know, the TDSB began the school year with several dates when Parents/Guardians could request to switch their children between In-Person Learning and the TDSB Virtual School
  • When these transitions happen, there is a need for both Students and Teachers to move between the two learning environments to maintain class sizes both In-Person and Virtually
  • The TDSB has adjusted the schedule to request a switch between the two learning models (In-Person and Virtual)
  • The next opportunity for Elementary Students will be offered at the end of January 2021
  • There will no longer be an opportunity for Elementary Students to switch in November
  • This approach will help maintain current classes and Teacher assignments in both In-Person and Virtual Classrooms until the new year and will benefit all Students and Staff by ensuring no further disruptions
  • Please click/tap HERE to read the latest letter to Parents/Guardians from the TDSB, regarding this Elementary Switching Update

H. REMINDER – Student Lates & Absences:

  • One measure of keeping our Students safe is to ensure we can account for any absences or reasons for being late to school
  • We would like to remind you that if your child is going to be absent or late for any reason, we ask that you contact the school immediately via telephone at (416) 396 6555 and report the reason for the absence
  • If we are not informed about the absence, we will make attempts to contact you through our automated call-out system to determine the reason for the absence
  • To find out how this automated system works please click/tap HERE 
  • Please let our Main Office know by calling our school at (416) 396 6555 if your contact information, including phone number, changes at any time throughout the school year
  • Thank you for your continued cooperation to keep your children safe and accounted for

I. NEW – School Community Resources:

  • YMCA Of Greater Toronto’s Food Drive:YMCA FOOD DRIVE Flyer

HM1HM2
EkfpJ1LWkAUbxVh

MGH

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In/Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to work together to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community.

As our Students moved forward in their learning this week, we continued to see their resilience and hard work. We understand that this week was challenging as we experienced the impact of a positive COVID-19 case at our school.

Many thanks are shared to our Parents/Guardians for your support and patience as our School Staff work toward the continued support of Student well-being, health, safety and learning. Together, with Parents/Guardians as Partners, we will continue to best support Students and our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. UPDATE – Important COVID-19 Case Information:

  • As previously shared with our School Community on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, there has been a case of COVID-19 identified in a Grade 8 Student at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • As we learned of this case, our School has worked closely with Toronto Public Health (TPH), which last saw the Student in the School on Friday, October 16, 2020, with this Student not returning to the School until cleared by Toronto Public Health to do so
  • As result of this case, a Grade 8 class has been asked by Toronto Public Health to self-isolate, and will be able to return to School as of Monday, November 2, 2020
  • As previously shared with our School Community on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, please click/tap below to access the Follow-Up Letters sent:
  • While enhanced cleaning is conducted every day, we have made sure to conduct an enhanced cleaning in all affected areas of our School
  • As per our procedures, Staff and Students are required to wear masks while at School and to practice physical distancing, as well as proper hand hygiene (proper hand washing and use of hand sanitizer)
  • Toronto Public Health is monitoring the situation and, as always, will let us know if further precautions, actions or communications are required
  • The health, safety and well-being of Staff and Students is our top priority:
    • Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information
    • For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at (416) 338 7600, Monday – Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, to speak with an agent
    • If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000
  • Please click/tap HERE to learn more about the actions and precautions being taken at Samuel Hearne MS to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding our Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding TDSB Mask & Face Covering Requirements for TDSB Students & Staff:

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C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child

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D. NEW – Student Halloween Costumes:

  • Students will be permitted to wear Halloween costumes during the day on Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Regular Masks/Face Coverings (regularly used as a part of our health and safety measures) must still be worn and are not to be replaced with Costume Masks:
    • For safety reasons, Students are not to wear a Costume Mask with their costume, nor are Students to accessorize their costume with any accessory which depicts a weapon of any kind
    • Students should not wear a costume mask on top of their Regular Masks/Face Coverings
    • Because Students are wearing a Regular Masks/Face Covering, it is recommended that Students not wear make-up from below the eyes to ensure their Regular Masks/Face Coverings are not dirtied
    • Students can consider wearing colourful face coverings as part of their costume
    • Students are not permitted to bring candy to school for sharing with others

E. NEW – School Council Virtual Meeting:

  • Parents/Guardians are invited to join our upcoming School Council Virtual Meeting
  • Please see the flyer below for full details:

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F. REMINDER – Elementary Switching Update:

  • As you know, the TDSB began the school year with several dates when Parents/Guardians could request to switch their children between In-Person Learning and the TDSB Virtual School
  • When these transitions happen, there is a need for both Students and Teachers to move between the two learning environments to maintain class sizes both In-Person and Virtually
  • The TDSB has adjusted the schedule to request a switch between the two learning models (In-Person and Virtual)
  • The next opportunity for Elementary Students will be offered at the end of January 2021
  • There will no longer be an opportunity for Elementary Students to switch in November
  • This approach will help maintain current classes and Teacher assignments in both In-Person and Virtual Classrooms until the new year and will benefit all Students and Staff by ensuring no further disruptions
  • We understand that unique circumstances will need to be considered on a case-by-case basis and the TDSB will share information about this next week
  • Please click/tap HERE to read the latest letter to Parents/Guardians from the TDSB, regarding this Elementary Switching Update

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In/Update

Good Evening Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for your ongoing understanding and support as we continue to work together to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community.

We understand that this week was challenging as Students possibly transitioned to new Classes with new Teachers, began TDSB Virtual Learning and as we experienced the impact of a positive COVID-19 case at our school.

Many thanks are shared to our Parents/Guardians for your support and patience as our School Staff work toward the continued support of Student well-being, health, safety and learning. Together, with Parents/Guardians as Partners, we will continue to best support Students and our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. UPDATE – Important COVID-19 Case Information:

  • As previously shared with our School Community on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, there has been a case of COVID-19 identified in a Grade 6A Student at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • As we learned of this case, our School has worked closely with Toronto Public Health (TPH), which last saw the Student in the School on Monday, October 5, 2020, with this Student not returning to the School until cleared by Toronto Public Health to do so
  • As result of this case, class Grade 6A has been asked by Toronto Public Health to self-isolate, and will be able to return to School as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • As previously shared with our School Community on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, please click/tap below to access the Follow-Up Letters shared:
  • While enhanced cleaning is conducted every day, we have made sure to conduct an enhanced cleaning in all affected areas of our School
  • As per our procedures, Staff and Students are required to wear masks while at School and to practice physical distancing, as well as proper hand hygiene (proper hand washing and use of hand sanitizer)
  • Toronto Public Health is monitoring the situation and, as always, will let us know if further precautions, actions or communications are required
  • The health, safety and well-being of Staff and Students is our top priority:
    • Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information
    • For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at (416) 338 7600, Monday – Sunday from 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM, to speak with an agent
    • If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000
  • Please click/tap HERE to learn more about the actions and precautions being taken at Samuel Hearne MS to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding our Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines
  • Please click/tap HERE to review information previously shared regarding TDSB Mask & Face Covering Requirements for TDSB Students & Staff:

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C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child

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D. NEW – Elementary Switching Update:

  • As you know, the TDSB began the school year with several dates when Parents/Guardians could request to switch their children between In-Person Learning and the TDSB Virtual School
  • When these transitions happen, there is a need for both Students and Teachers to move between the two learning environments to maintain class sizes both In-Person and Virtually
  • The TDSB has adjusted the schedule to request a switch between the two learning models (In-Person and Virtual)
  • The next opportunity for Elementary Students will be offered at the end of January 2021
  • There will no longer be an opportunity for Elementary Students to switch in November
  • This approach will help maintain current classes and Teacher assignments in both In-Person and Virtual Classrooms until the new year and will benefit all Students and Staff by ensuring no further disruptions
  • We understand that unique circumstances will need to be considered on a case-by-case basis and the TDSB will share information about this next week
  • Please click/tap HERE to read the latest letter to Parents/Guardians from the TDSB, regarding this Elementary Switching Update

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

Classroom Reorganization Information

Good Evening Samuel Hearne MS Community,

I hope that all is well with you and your family.

This communication is being sent to share an overview of our recent Classroom Reorganization at Samuel Hearne MS – please see below for full details:

A. Classroom Reorganization Overview:

  • Today, you may have received an email indicating a change of your Child’s Teacher and/or Class, due to our recent Classroom Reorganization:
    • These emails were sent only to Parents/Guardians of Students who will have a new teacher and/or class
    • Please see this email (if you have received one) as soon as possible
    • The Classroom Reorganization at our school is based on the following:
      • Every September, schools review the actual number of students in each class compared to the initial projected enrolment
      • Classes are then reorganized, as required
      • Please see below for a list our recently Reorganized Classes:

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  • With more students enrolled in the Virtual School and fewer students attending in-person than projected, adjustments must be made to ensure that teachers are allocated where students are attending:
    • Due to these adjustments, we have had a reduction in our Teacher Allocation
    • Ms. McKee has been re-deployed to teach as a part of the TDSB Virtual School – we thank Ms. McKee for her dedication and ongoing support of Students and our School Community

B. Classroom Reorganization Details:

  • We do our best to plan for the new school year, but there are always factors, such as new or departing students, that affect how classrooms are organized
  • Typically, these adjustments are made approximately two weeks into the school year:
    • ​​​​​​​Because the start of the school year was delayed this September as a result of the pandemic – to September 15 – we are at that two-week point into the resumption of classes when we are ready to reorganize our classrooms
    • While this is a routine process that happens every school year, adjustments will be more significant this fall as a result of COVID-19, the creation of the Virtual School, students changing their preference for Virtual School or in-person instruction and the importance of keeping class sizes as low as possible for health and safety reasons
    • With more students enrolled in the Virtual School and fewer students attending in-person than projected, adjustments must be made to ensure that teachers are allocated where students are attending
    • While these changes will impact class sizes, please know that these adjustments will not exceed the TDSB’s original targeted class size limits so that health and safety standards relating to classroom size and social distancing can be maintained

C. Classroom Reorganization & Cohorts:

  • In addition, this reorganization requires the establishment of new cohorts (groups of students) within our school, including the addition of students who have recently switched from the Virtual School
  • We have consulted Toronto Public Health (TPH) about these changes and we are taking the following health and safety measures:
    • TDSB Student Information Services will keep track of the specific details (impacted students, impacted teachers, specific dates, etc.) of all cohort changes and provide this information to TPH to conduct efficient contact tracing, should there be a confirmed case of COVID-19 in our school
    • Enhanced cleaning will occur prior to the classroom changes taking place
    • We will also continue to ensure mask/face coverings, social distancing, hand washing/sanitizing and daily school and classroom cleaning

D. Asynchronous (Independent) Learning Activities:

  • As some of our families await TDSB Virtual School classes to begin online during the week of Tuesday, October 13, 2020, we would like to ensure that all Students receive access to TDSB Asynchronous (Independent) Learning Activities, which can be accessed at home each day by all Students
  • While Parents/Guardians can assist their child with these activities, they have been designed to build independence for Students
  • These learning experiences are connected to the Ontario curriculum, with a focus on Numeracy and Literacy
  • Please click/tap HERE/the image below for resources and learning activities organized by grade level that can be completed independently and at each child’s own pace:
  • image009Every Student in the TDSB Virtual School will be required to have a device – for those Students without access to a device, access will be arranged directly through Mr. Romano:
    • Please email Mr. Romano directly with Student Device Requests at: Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca
    • Please contact our School Main Office via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines

Good Evening Samuel Hearne MS Community,

We hope that all is well with you and your family.

This communication is being sent to share important revisions to our Daily Health Screening Guidelines – please see below for full details:

A. While our Daily Screening Verification Process (the process where Students show their completed “TDSB Student Health Pass” at the beginning of each day at our School) has not changed, the following Daily Health Screening materials have changed:

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  • TDSB Student Health Pass:
    • Our School will be sending home/providing to Students in their Health Pass duo-tangs/folders the updated “TDSB Student Health Pass” (using a different colour of paper)
  • For families who use the TDSB Health Screening App, this has also been updated to reflect these changes

B. In addition to the information above, Toronto Public Health (TPH) has also updated the following “TPH COVID-19 Decision Tool For Schools”:


C. Based on the “TPH Screening Tool For Children/Students” and the “TPH COVID-19 Decision Tool For Schools”, Toronto Public Health has developed the following “TPH Back To School Confirmation Form”:

  • TPH Back To School Confirmation Form:
    • Parents/Guardians can complete the “Back to School Confirmation Form” to provide to our School to confirm your Child is safe to return to School
    • Toronto Public Health is not recommending or requiring medical notes for return to School

D. As noted above, our Daily Screening Verification Process will continue as follows/previously shared:

  • Please continue to ensure that Students bring their TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass duo-tang/folder to School each morning, after conducting their active Health Screening Self-Assessment together with Parents/Guardians each morning
  • Before coming to school each day, all Students and Staff must conduct an active Health Screening Self-Assessment
  • Once Students and Staff arrive at school, Students enter through their designated doors where a Staff Member will verify each Student’s health screening information using the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass or TDSB Health Screening App:
    • Verifying each Student’s self-assessment can happen in two ways:
      • TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass:
        • A Parent/Guardian signs the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass daily and the Student shows it to School Staff at their Entry Door
        • The TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass will be printed and provided to Staff/Students and Visitors
      • TDSB Health Screening App:
        • A Parent/Guardian completes the assessment on the TDSB Health Screening App, which generates a QR code that a Student can scan at the Entry Door (if the Student has a mobile device)
        • Or, the Student can present their name to a screener who can verify their entry status
  • If a Student does not have a verification to show a self-assessment was completed (the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass or TDSB Health Screening App QR Code) by Parent/Guardian, they will be asked if they are feeling well:
    • If the Student answers YES:
      • The Student will be allowed to go into the classroom with a mask/face covering while maintaining physical distancing
      • A Parent/Guardian will be contacted to conduct the full assessment by telephone (this is why it is critical that all Parents/Guardians complete the TDSB Health Pass and sign daily to avoid unnecessary telephone calls)
    • If the Student answers NO:
      • The Student will need to go to our Wellness Room (Health Room) with a mask/face covering while maintaining physical distancing
      • A Parent/Guardian will be contacted to come to the School to pick-up the Student

E. Please see the following links/webpages for further information for Parents/Guardians and to discuss with your Child:


Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal

School Community Check-In/Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we would like to thank our Students and Families for a productive third week of In-Person School!

During our third week of school, our Students worked through continued learning regarding our new Health and Safety protocols, in addition to continued classroom Teaching and Learning opportunities.

Many thanks are shared to our Parents/Guardians for your continued support and patience as we begin our academic year with many changes and new information. Together, with Parents/Guardians as Partners, we will continue to best support Students and our School Community.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Check-In/Update:

A. Overview:

  • We remind our School Community to review the information on our School Website, as well as to continue to visit the TDSB Website for further details, resources and information regarding our Return To School
  • As always, please do not hesitate to contact our school directly via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions/inquiries

B. REMINDER – Daily Health Screening:

  • Please continue to ensure that Students bring their TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass duo-tang/folder to School each morning, after conducting their active Health Screening Self-Assessment together with Parents/Guardians each morning
  • Before coming to school each day, all Students and Staff must conduct an active Health Screening Self-Assessment
  • Based on directions that we have received from Toronto Public Health, there is an expectation that for the first 2 to 4 weeks of the 2020 – 2021 academic year, a verification of a self-assessment for each Student, Staff Member and Visitor is to be completed at school
  • Once Students and Staff arrive at school, Students enter through their designated doors where a Staff Member will verify each Student’s health screening information using the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass or TDSB Health Screening App:
    • Verifying each Student’s self-assessment can happen in two ways:
      • TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass:
        • A Parent/Guardian signs the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass daily and the Student shows it to School Staff at their Entry Door
        • The TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass will be printed and provided to Staff/Students and Visitors
      • TDSB Health Screening App:
        • A Parent/Guardian completes the assessment on the TDSB Health Screening App, which generates a QR code that a Student can scan at the Entry Door (if the Student has a mobile device)
        • Or, the Student can present their name to a screener who can verify their entry status

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  • If a Student does not have a verification to show a self-assessment was completed (the TDSB Health Screening Paper Pass or TDSB Health Screening App QR Code) by Parent/Guardian, they will be asked if they are feeling well:
    • If the Student answers YES:
      • The Student will be allowed to go into the classroom with a mask/face covering while maintaining physical distancing
      • A Parent/Guardian will be contacted to conduct the full assessment by telephone (this is why it is critical that all Parents/Guardians complete the TDSB Health Pass and sign daily to avoid unnecessary telephone calls)
    • If the Student answers NO:
      • The Student will need to go to our Wellness Room (Health Room) with a mask/face covering while maintaining physical distancing
      • A Parent/Guardian will be contacted to come to the School to pick-up the Student
  • Please see the following documents/webpages for further information for Parents/Guardians and to discuss with your Child:

C. REMINDER – Students Who Exhibit Symptoms Of COVID-19:

  • For Students who exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, or confirm that they have symptoms, will go to our Wellness Room (Health Room)
  • Parents/Guardians will be contacted and will need to come to the School to pick-up their Child

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  • In response to rising confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Toronto, as well as confirmed cases among TDSB Staff & Students, TDSB’s mask guidelines have been updated for the health & safety of our communities:
  • For the health and safety of our Students and Staff, masks or face coverings are required indoors on school property
  • Students are required to wear non-medical masks or face coverings indoors on school property and on school buses – Students may wear their own mask or face covering, or use a non-medical mask provided by our School
  • To help ensure safety when physical distancing isn’t possible, Parents/Guardians (as well as any other individual who may be dropping-off or picking-up a Student) are required to wear masks/face coverings outside on school property during pick-up and drop-off (as we know, our school yards/paved area can be crowded at pick-up and drop off-times):

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  • Parents/Guardians are also reminded of our “Parent/Guardian Waiting Zone”, which is now marked by signage at Student drop-off and pick-up times
  • Parents/Guardians and Students should be reminded of the following related to Masks/Face Coverings, including informative videos which are valuable to review as a Family:

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E. NEW – Asynchronous (Independent) Learning Activities:

  • Some of our Families have selected to not have their child attend school In-Person as they await TDSB Virtual School classes to begin online on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, or are awaiting a TDSB Virtual School Teacher to be assigned to their child’s class
  • In these cases, we would like to ensure that all Students receive access to TDSB Asynchronous (Independent) Learning Activities, which can be accessed at home each day by all Students
  • While Parents/Guardians can assist their child with these activities, they have been designed to build independence for Students
  • These learning experiences are connected to the Ontario curriculum, with a focus on Numeracy and Literacy
  • Please click/tap HERE/the image below for resources and learning activities organized by grade level that can be completed independently and at each child’s own pace:

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  • Every Student in the TDSB Virtual School will be required to have a device – for those Students without access to a device, access will be arranged directly through Mr. Romano:
    • Please email Mr. Romano directly with Student Device Requests at: Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca
    • Please contact our School Main Office via telephone at (416) 396 6555 with any questions

F. REMINDER – Class/Cohort Designated Zones:

  • In order to maintain appropriate physical distancing between Students and Cohort Groupings, our Lunch Hour has changed to now include 2 Lunch Breaks/time for Student Outdoor Play (1 per Cohort Grouping/Division): 
    • All Grade 5 & Grade 6 Students (Junior Cohort Grouping): 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    • All Grade 7 & Grade 8 Students (Intermediate Cohort Grouping): 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    • All Cohorts/Classes will remain in their designated Zones during both Lunch Breaks/Student Outdoor Play and during Recesses:
      • All Students have been reminded multiple times through both our AM and PM announcements that they are to stay in their designated Zones for the duration of their Recess and Lunch Breaks:

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  • Although the majority of our Students are following this new protocol (which has been designed to keep Students, Staff and our Families safe as designated Zones contain each Class/Cohort and limits interaction between Students/Classes), some Students still require frequent reminders to stay in their designated Zone and to not to move across other Zones:
    • If Students continue to disregard this important health and safety protocol, Parents/Guardians will be informed and alternative arrangements will have to be made for a particular Student’s Recess and Lunch Breaks:
      • If this continues to be an issue for some Students, Parents/Guardians are reminded that the TDSB Virtual School may be an option to consider, to ensure the health and safety of all in our School Community
    • Further, even while outside within their Class/Cohort at their designated Zone, Students are expected to continue to maintain Physical Distancing:
      • Although Students may choose not to wear a mask/face covering while outside, if Students are less than 2 metres apart/where Physical Distancing is not possible, Students are required to wear a mask/face covering – please discuss this important health and safety protocol with your Child

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G. REMINDER – Lunch Breaks & Labelled Water Bottles:

  • Lunch Breaks:
    • All Students are highly encouraged to stay at School for lunch each day and not to leave the school to have lunch at home or to go out for lunch:
      • This request is being made to continue to ensure the Health and Safety of all as it avoids unnecessary Student movement and entry/exit from our School
      • Once Students arrive at School for the day, the expectation is that they are to remain at School until dismissal (unless a Student is ill and will need to be picked-up by a Parent/Guardian to go home)
    • Students will eat their lunch in their Classrooms, while supervised by their Teacher:
      • All Students are expected to pack a lunch that has as little litter as possible (a “Litterless Lunch”)
      • All items brought for lunch are to be returned home
  • Labelled Water Bottles:
    • Students are to bring Labelled Water Bottles to stay hydrated, filled from home
    • Students are not to drink from the water fountains
    • Students are able to use our Water Fill Stations (we have one on the 1st/Main Floor and one on the 2nd floor) to fill their Labelled Water Bottles
    • Students are reminded to have their Labelled Water Bottles with them during Recess and Lunch Breaks
  • At no time should Students share Water Bottles/drinks or food

H. REMINDER – School Forms & TDSB Online Forms:

  • School Forms:
    • Our School sent home School Forms for Parents/Guardians to complete which Students will submit to their Teachers
    • Students are asked to continue to return completed/signed forms to their Teacher in the provided envelopes – please do so as soon as possible
  • TDSB Online Forms:
    • TDSB Online Forms have been emailed to all Parents/Guardians with an email on file with our School between Monday, September 28, 2020 and Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    • These TDSB Online Forms are our usual “Start of Year Forms”, and are to be completed for all Students

I. REMINDER – School Textbooks/Library Books & Student Devices:

  • School Textbooks/Library Books:
    • If School Textbooks and/or Library Books remain at home from the 2019 – 2020 academic year, Students are asked to return these to our school as soon as possible
    • Please bag and label (with your Child’s Full Name) School Textbooks/Library Books and return these to our Main Office
  • Student Devices:
    • Some Students may have TDSB Student Devices (a Chromebook or an iPad) at home
    • At this time, Students are asked to keep these TDSB Student Devices at home, until further notice
    • If you have a TDSB Student Device which is damaged/not working, please contact our Main Office at (416) 396 6555 and have your Child bring the damaged/not working TDSB Student Device bagged/boxed and labelled (with your Child’s Full Name) to our Main Office

J. NEW – Terry Fox Walk:

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  • On Friday, October 9, 2020, our School will be having our annual Terry Fox Walk, in support of the Terry Fox Foundation
  • Our Students will be walking a designated route within our School Community cohorted and physically distanced by class, supervised by School Staff

K. NEW – Virtual School Council Meetings – Dates/Times:

  • As discussed during our Virtual School Council Meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2020, Parents/Guardians are asked to please click/tap HERE (https://forms.gle/Lx2tMZVuGum6sPU97) to complete a survey indicating your date/time preferences fro our upcoming Virtual School Council Meetings:
    • Please complete this survey by 12:00 PM on Friday, October 9, 2020
  • Further, please click/tap HERE/the image below to see the information/slides shared with Parents/Guardians at our last Virtual School Council Meeting on Thursday, October 1, 2020:

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L. REMINDER – Student Nutrition Program:

  • Our school has been selected by the Ministry of Children and Youth to participate in a healthy and nutritious mid-morning snack for our Students, which we call our “Student Nutrition Program”
  • Healthy food is essential for Students’ physical, emotional, social and intellectual development:
    • Children use up energy quickly and require frequent nourishment
    • The Toronto District School Board recognizes the direct relationship between healthy nutrition and Students’ academic achievement and fully supports nutrition programs for all Students
  • The food served as a part of our Student Nutrition Program is accessible to every child:
    • Our plan for this year is to offer a 3 Food Group Menu, with individually wrapped items pre-packaged for each participating Student
    • Students will receive various snacks (keeping in mind the dietary restrictions of our Students), with all food served meeting the requirements of the Canada Food Guide and Student Nutrition Programs Standards
  • The “Toronto Foundation for Student Success” and “PC Children’s Charity” has provided us with funding for our Student Nutrition Program:
    • Our plan for this year will be to offer our Student Nutrition Program to all Students, at no cost
  • Our Student Nutrition Program is tentatively scheduled to begin during the week of Monday, October 5, 2020:
    • We have sent home our Student Nutrition Program Registration Form (with our School Forms Package last week)
    • Please complete one form for each Child and return it to the school
    • Parents/Guardians must sign and return the Student Nutrition Program Registration Form for your child to participate

​​​​M. NEW – School Community Resources:

  • Please see the School Community Resources shared below:

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Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (416) 396 6555.

Stay Well & Take Care,
Mr. J. Romano, Principal & Ms. N. Blackwood-Fuller, Vice Principal