School Community Remote Learning Check-In & Update

Good Afternoon Samuel Hearne MS Community,

We hope that you are doing well and are keeping in a safe environment with those closest to you as we continue to face an extraordinary situation that is affecting each of us in different ways.

It is hard to believe that our first full week of Remote Learning is coming to an end. We thank our students and staff for yet another successful transition to and experience with Remote Learning! During this week, our students continued to receive a variety of communications from our teachers (using email, Google Classroom and Google Meet) as our students have engaged in rich learning experiences designed by our staff. We thank all in our school community for continuing to come together in support of our students.

As we know, we continue to face an unprecedented situation where the concern of our school and of the TDSB continues to be the health and well-being of all students, staff and families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we would like for you to know that the staff of our school is thinking of and wishes the continued health and safety of all Samuel Hearne MS students and families.

We remind our School Community to stay safe by following all protocols and directives outlined by Toronto Public Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and government officials to ensure your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others.

This communication is being sent to share pertinent information and resources to support our students and our School Community during this time – please see the sections below for further details:

A. SAMUEL HEARNE MS SCHOOL COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN:

  • Our communication with our School Community continues to be a priority
  • To support this at the school-level, below please find the ways in which we have communicated and plan to continue to communicate any and all updates with our School Community:
  • In addition, we ask our School Community to send any questions or concerns directly to Principal Joe Romano, via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca

B. STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING:

  • With this all in mind, it is important that we continue to consider and prioritize the Mental Health and Well-Being of our entire School Community, inclusive of our students, families and staff
  • At Samuel Hearne MS and at the TDSB, we care about the range of emotions and questions students of all ages may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures
  • Both school-based staff and TDSB Professional Support Services share responsibilities for supporting student well-being
  • While at home, there are a variety of Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for students and families available on the TDSB website
  • We remind our School Community that these supports continue to be available for students and families, and should you have any questions or concerns please contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca 

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C. SCHOOL COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

  • Please click/tap HERE to access the new TDSB Community Support Hub to connect with our Community Support Worker and to access resources and supports within our School Community:

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D. RESOURCES & PERTINENT INFORMATION FROM IMPORTANT TDSB PARTNERS:


We wish our School Community a wonderful weekend ahead, as we look forward to Week 2 of Remote Learning beginning on Monday, April 26, 2021 (a timetable DAY 3).

Moving forward, we will continue to communicate any updates and pertinent information as it is shared to keep our School Community informed in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.  

Thank You!

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

Return To In-Person Learning 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 parents/guardians/families for your ongoing support as we continue to work together to ensure success in Remote Learning.

This week, we engaged in Week 5 of Remote Learning. With this, we see how hard students, staff and parents/guardians/families are continuing to work within our new norms. We thank you for your efforts related to this.

We remind our School Community to stay safe by following all protocols and directives outlined by Toronto Public Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and government officials to ensure your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others.

This communication is being sent to share pertinent information regarding our Return To In-Person Learning – please see the sections below for further details:

A. NEW – RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING UPDATE:

  • As you have likely heard from recent TDSB and Ontario Government communications, the Minister of Education announced that in-person learning will resume for schools in Toronto (including Samuel Hearne MS) on Tuesday, February 16, 2021:
    • Until that time, schools will remain closed and remote learning will continue
  • Next week, the TDSB and our school will be sharing additional information with families with regards to health and safety measures at all TDSB schools — both those that are already in place at our school and those that will be implemented when students return
  • As we know, these continue to be unprecedented and challenging times – the staff at Samuel Hearne Middle School would like to remind all of our students and families that we are here for you, and our focus continues to be the learning, mental health and well-being of all within our school community

B. REMINDER – TERM 1 REPORT CARDS, IEPS & ELL PROGRESS REPORTS:

  • All Term 1 Report Cards, IEPs and ELL Progress Reports will be sent via email to parents/guardians, using the parent/guardian email address our school has on file:
    • Further, all students will also receive a copy of their Term 1 Report Card, which will be sent to their TDSB student email account
  • Term 1 Report Cards, IEPs and ELL Progress Reports will be sent to all parents/guardians via email beginning the week of Monday, February 8, 2021
  • Teachers have been/will be in contact with specific parents/guardians to schedule Term 1 Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences, to occur by telephone or by video conference

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.  

Thank You!

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

School Community Remote Learning Check-In & Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we sincerely hope that our Students and Families are continuing to be safe and are well.

This week, our Students and Staff are engaging in Week 5 of Remote Learning. We appreciate the continued communication and collaboration of our families during this time.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Remote Learning Check-In and Update:

A. NEW – TDSB ELEMENTARY SWITCHING UPDATE:

  • Prior to the Winter Break, the TDSB asked all elementary school families to indicate if they wanted their child(ren) to be considered for a switch from in-person (in-school) to virtual learning (at home) or from virtual learning (at home) to in-person (in-school) learning
  • With the help of this survey information, the lessons learned from previous switching experiences and following Toronto Public Health (TPH) guidelines, the TDSB has decided to proceed with a final switching opportunity, where space is available, in February 2021 for those families who indicated interest in the December switching survey
  • Please click HERE for more information/details, sent to parents/guardians via email by the TDSB on Friday, January 29, 2021

B. REMINDER – TDSB ONLINE SURVEY FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

  • The TDSB will be surveying both parents/guardians (JK to Grade 12) and students (Grades 6 to 12) during the week of Monday, January 25, 2021 to learn more about experiences to date related to mental health and well-being, student engagement and learning
  • Please click HERE to access the survey
  • The TDSB thanks families in advance for your participation

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C. REMINDER – WARD 18 MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING FORUM:

  • You are invited to attend the upcoming Virtual Ward 18 Mental Health & Well-Being Forum – please see the flyer below for full details:

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D. NEW – TDSB RECOGNIZES AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN FEBRUARY:

  • The TDSB is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada
  • Nearly one-quarter of our students were born outside of Canada, and collectively, we speak more than 120 languages
  • Understanding all cultures is essential to the success of our young students today as they transform and transition to be our future leaders of tomorrow
  • During the month of February, the TDSB is proud to recognize and celebrate African Heritage Month
  • It is an occasion to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of peoples of African descent to Canada and the world
  • The chosen theme for 2020-2021 is Kujichagulia: Self Determination
  • African Heritage Month Celebration Launch:
    • Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Link/URL: Please click HERE
    • Everyone is welcome to join for a virtual celebration that includes speakers and entertainment

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E. NEW – FEBRUARY IS CHINESE HERITAGE MONTH IN THE TDSB:

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  • The TDSB is proud to recognize Chinese Heritage Month (CHM) during the month of February 2021
  • This year is the Year of the Ox: Loyal, Honest, Responsible, Hard-Working and Logical
  • Many Chinese Canadians will celebrate Lunar New Year on Friday, February 12, 2021
  • Lunar New Year is also known as the spring festival and begins with the first moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar 15 days later
  • Though celebrations will be altered this year because of the pandemic, the spirit and joyfulness will remain the same through virtual events and in-home family-based festivities
  • The TDSB is pleased to share a brief slide deck on Chinese Heritage Month
  • For more information about these initiatives, please visit TDSB official Chinese Heritage Month website

F. UPDATED – SCHOOL COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

  • Please click/tap HERE to access a listing of School Community Resources shared with our School Community via our school website (www.SamuelHearneMS.ca)
  • Please click/tap HERE to access the new TDSB Community Support Hub to connect with our Community Support Worker and to access resources and supports within our School Community:

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

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

School Community Remote Learning Check-In & Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne Middle School, we sincerely hope that our Students and Families are continuing to be safe and are well.

This week, our Students and Staff are engaging in Week 4 of Remote Learning. We appreciate the continued communication and collaboration of our families during this time.

Please see the sections below for our latest School Community Remote Learning Check-In and Update:

A. NEW – TDSB ONLINE SURVEY FOR STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS:

  • The TDSB will be surveying both parents/guardians (JK to Grade 12) and students (Grades 6 to 12) during the week of Monday, January 25, 2021 to learn more about experiences to date related to mental health and well-being, student engagement and learning
  • Please watch for an email with a link to the survey and/or check the TDSB website
  • The TDSB thanks families in advance for your participation

B. UPDATED – SCHOOL COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

  • Please click/tap HERE to access a listing of School Community Resources shared with our School Community via our school website (www.SamuelHearneMS.ca)
  • Please click/tap HERE to access the new TDSB Community Support Hub to connect with our Community Support Worker and to access resources and supports within our School Community:

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

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

School Community Remote Learning Check-In & Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

We hope that all is well with you and your family as we continue forward with Week 3 of Remote Learning.

This communication is being sent to share important information regarding upcoming opportunities and resources for our School Community – please see below for full details:

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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

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

Extended School Closure 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 parents/guardians/families for your ongoing support as we continue to work together to ensure success in Remote Learning.

This week, we moved forward with Week 2 of Remote Learning. With this, we see how hard students, staff and parents/guardians/families are continuing to work to adjust to constantly changing times and new norms. We thank you for your efforts related to this.

We remind our School Community to stay safe by following all protocols and directives outlined by Toronto Public Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and government officials to ensure your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others.

This communication is being sent to share pertinent information and resources to support our students and our School Community during this time – please see the sections below for further details:

A. UPDATED – REMOTE LEARNING EXTENDED/EXTENDED SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE:

  • As you have likely heard from recent TDSB and Ontario Government communications, as a part of new measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the province, the government has said that all schools in Toronto (including Samuel Hearne MS) will remain closed to students and staff until Wednesday, February 10, 2021
  • During this extended closure, Remote Learning will continue
  • Students will continue to follow our Regular School Schedule and their Regular Class Timetable
  • Please note that Friday, January 15, 2021 is a PA Day
  • As we know, these continue to be unprecedented and challenging times – the staff at Samuel Hearne Middle School would like to remind all of our students and families that we are here for you, and our focus continues to be the learning, mental health and well-being of all within our school community

B. REMINDER – STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING:

  • With this all in mind, it is important that we continue to consider and prioritize the Mental Health and Well-Being of our entire School Community, inclusive of our students, families and staff
  • At Samuel Hearne MS and at the TDSB, we care about the range of emotions and questions students of all ages may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures
  • Both school-based staff and TDSB Professional Support Services share responsibilities for supporting student well-being
  • While at home, there are a variety of Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for students and families available on the TDSB website
  • We remind our School Community that these supports continue to be available for students and families, and should you have any questions or concerns please contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca 

C. REMINDER – TDSB STUDENT DEVICE INFORMATION:

  • For those students who may require a TDSB Student Device for this Remote Learning period, please see the details below:
    • Parents/guardians are asked to complete this internal TDSB Student Device Request Google Form
    • Samuel Hearne MS Staff will be in contact with parents/guardians/families regarding next steps once the TDSB Student Device Request Google Form has been completed
    • Please note that TDSB Student Devices will be provided based on availability and may take time to distribute

D. REMINDER – SAMUEL HEARNE MS SCHOOL COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN:

  • Our communication with our School Community continues to be a priority
  • To support this at the school-level, below please find the ways in which we have communicated and plan to continue to communicate any and all updates with our School Community:
  • In addition, we ask our School Community to send any questions or concerns directly to Principal Joe Romano, via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca

E. REMINDER – RESOURCES & PERTINENT INFORMATION FROM IMPORTANT TDSB PARTNERS:

Moving forward, we will continue to communicate any updates and pertinent information as it is shared to keep our School Community informed in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.  

Thank You!

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

Important Update – Remote Learning Extended

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

I hope that you are doing well and are keeping in a safe environment with those closest to you as we continue to face an extraordinary situation that is affecting each of us in different ways.

It is hard to believe that this week is near completion, and we thank our students and staff for a successful transition to and experience with Remote Learning! During this week, you have received a variety of communications from our teachers who have reached out to connect with students and parents/guardians/families via Google Classroom/Class Dojo/email. Our students have engaged in rich learning experiences designed by our staff via Google Classroom and Google Meet. We thank all in our school community for continuing to come together in support of our students.

As we know, we are currently facing an unprecedented situation where the concern of our school and of the TDSB continues to be the health and well-being of all students, staff and families amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we would like for you to know that the staff of our school is thinking of and wishes the continued health and safety of all Samuel Hearne MS students and families.

We remind our School Community to stay safe by following all protocols and directives outlined by Toronto Public Health, Ontario Ministry of Health and government officials to ensure your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others.

This communication is being sent to share pertinent information and resources to support our students and our School Community during this time – please see the sections below for further details:

A. REMOTE LEARNING EXTENDED:

  • As you have likely heard from recent TDSB and Ontario Government communications, due to the continued spread of COVID-19, elementary schools across Ontario, including those at the TDSB (such as Samuel Hearne MS), will remain closed to students and staff until at least Monday, January 25, 2021
  • During this extended closure, Remote Learning will continue
  • As such, we will continue with Remote Learning on Monday, January 11, 2021 (a timetable DAY 3):
    • Students will continue to follow our Regular School Schedule and their Regular Class Timetable:

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  • Please note that Friday, January 15, 2021 is a PA Day
  • As we know, these continue to be unprecedented and challenging times – the staff at Samuel Hearne Middle School would like to remind all of our students and families that we are here for you, and our focus continues to be the learning, mental health and well-being of all within our school community

B. TDSB STUDENT DEVICE INFORMATION:

  • For those students who may require a TDSB Student Device for this Remote Learning period, please see the details below:
    • Parents/guardians are asked to complete this internal TDSB Student Device Request Google Form
    • Samuel Hearne MS Staff will be in contact with parents/guardians/families regarding next steps once the TDSB Student Device Request Google Form has been completed
    • Please note that TDSB Student Devices will be provided based on availability and may take time to distribute

C. SAMUEL HEARNE MS SCHOOL COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN:

  • Our communication with our School Community continues to be a priority
  • To support this at the school-level, below please find the ways in which we have communicated and plan to continue to communicate any and all updates with our School Community:
  • In addition, we ask our School Community to send any questions or concerns directly to Principal Joe Romano, via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca

D. STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING:

  • With this all in mind, it is important that we continue to consider and prioritize the Mental Health and Well-Being of our entire School Community, inclusive of our students, families and staff
  • At Samuel Hearne MS and at the TDSB, we care about the range of emotions and questions students of all ages may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures
  • Both school-based staff and TDSB Professional Support Services share responsibilities for supporting student well-being
  • While at home, there are a variety of Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for students and families available on the TDSB website
  • We remind our School Community that these supports continue to be available for students and families, and should you have any questions or concerns please contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email aJoseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca 

E. RESOURCES & PERTINENT INFORMATION FROM IMPORTANT TDSB PARTNERS:

Moving forward, we will continue to communicate any updates and pertinent information as it is shared to keep our School Community informed in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.  

Thank You!

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

School Community Remote Learning Check-In/Update

Good Morning Samuel Hearne MS Community,

We hope that all is well with you and yours.

On behalf of the Staff of Samuel Hearne MS, we would like to sincerely thank our school community for your patience and support as we transitioned to Remote Learning on Monday, January 4, 2021. Working together during this time of change ensures the success of our Students and continuous opportunities for Teaching and Learning.

This communication is being sent to share reminders of information previously shared with our School Community as we continue our shift to Remote Learning. Please see the sections below for specific information:

A. OVERVIEW INFORMATION:


B. REMOTE LEARNING INFORMATION:

  • The following information has been previously communicated to students and parents/guardians/families:
    • During this Provincial School Closure Period/time, all in-person schools (including Samuel Hearne MS) have shifted to Remote Learning
    • Students will receive Remote Learning from their home (using Google Classroom/Google Meet) delivered by their regular school teacher(s)
    • Students will follow our Regular School Schedule specific to each class, as shared by teachers
  • Students will follow their Regular Class Timetable:
    • Students will follow their Regular Class Timetable, as provided earlier this school year
    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (a timetable DAY 4) will move forward following class timetables for Remote Learning
    • Please ensure that you review this information in detail with your child

C. TDSB STUDENT DEVICE INFORMATION:

  • For those students who may require a TDSB Student Device for this Remote Learning period, please see the details below:
    • Parents/guardians are asked to complete this internal TDSB Student Device Request Google Form
    • Samuel Hearne MS Staff will be in contact with parents/guardians/families regarding next steps once the TDSB Student Device Request Google Form has been completed
    • Please note that TDSB Student Devices will be provided based on availability and may take time to distribute

D. STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING:

  • With this all in mind, it is important that we continue to consider and prioritize the Mental Health and Well-Being of our entire School Community, inclusive of our students, families and staff
  • At Samuel Hearne MS and at the TDSB, we care about the range of emotions and questions students of all ages may be experiencing in this uncertain and unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures
  • Both school-based staff and TDSB Professional Support Services share responsibilities for supporting student well-being
  • While at home, there are a variety of Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for students and families available on the TDSB website
  • We remind our School Community that these supports continue to be available for students and families, and should you have any questions or concerns please contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca

Moving forward, we will continue to communicate any updates and pertinent information as it is shared to keep our School Community informed in a timely manner.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Principal Joe Romano directly via email at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

Stay Safe & 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.

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. NEW – Winter Break & TPH Guidance For The Holiday Season:

  • From Monday, December 21, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021 (inclusive), all TDSB Schools will be on Winter Break, when Schools will be closed
  • As a reminder, the last day of school before the Winter Break is Friday, December 18, 2020 and school resumes on Monday, January 4, 2021
  • Further, families are advised to review Toronto Public Health’s “Guidance For the Holiday Season” document
  • On behalf of the Staff at Samuel Hearne Middle School, we wish our School Community a safe and happy holiday season! 

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C. NEW – TDSB 2020/2021 Severe Weather Procedure:

  • With the colder weather upon us, and the likelihood of severe weather conditions, the TDSB would like to take this opportunity to review the TDSB Severe Weather Procedure with schools and families
  • Parents/Guardians are advised to review the TDSB “2020/2021 Severe Weather Procedure” letter, as shared on the TDSB website by clicking/taping HERE

D. REMINDER – Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines:

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  • As you are aware, information regarding important revisions to our Daily Health Screening Guidelines have been shared with Parents/Guardians
  • Please read the latest TDSB update regarding Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines on the TDSB Website, shared with Parents/Guardians via email last week
  • Toronto Public Health announced on Friday, December 4, 2020 that it has updated its COVID-19 Student Screening Tool to prevent further opportunities for virus spread
  • In line with this, TPH has revised their guidance for Students and related Daily Health Screening materials
  • As part of this guidance, if a child has one or more new, or worsening COVID-19 symptoms (please see the images/links below), parents will now be required to:
    • Keep their child home
    • Keep siblings and other children home, even if they do not have symptoms
    • Arrange for the child to get tested or contact their health care provider
    • Without testing, the child must stay home for 10 days
    • Monitor the family for symptoms – Adults must stay home if they have one or more symptom
  • The TDSB takes its lead from Toronto Public Health and has begun using this new screening guidance as of Monday, December 7, 2020
  • Please click/tap HERE to read further information/details on our school website regarding the Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines

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E. 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

F. 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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G. 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”:

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  • 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

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

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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 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. NEW – Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines:

  • As you may be aware, information regarding important revisions to our Daily Health Screening Guidelines have been shared with Parents/Guardians
  • Please read the latest TDSB update regarding Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines on the TDSB Website, shared with Parents/Guardians today via email
  • Toronto Public Health announced on Friday, December 4, 2020 that it has updated its COVID-19 Student Screening Tool to prevent further opportunities for virus spread
  • In line with this, TPH has revised their guidance for Students and related Daily Health Screening materials
  • As part of this guidance, if a child has one or more new, or worsening COVID-19 symptoms (please see the images/links below), parents will now be required to:
    • Keep their child home
    • Keep siblings and other children home, even if they do not have symptoms
    • Arrange for the child to get tested or contact their health care provider
    • Without testing, the child must stay home for 10 days
    • Monitor the family for symptoms – Adults must stay home if they have one or more symptom
  • The TDSB takes its lead from Toronto Public Health and will begin using this new screening guidance starting on Monday, December 7, 2020
  • Please click/tap HERE to read further information/details on our school website regarding the Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines

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C. 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

D. 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

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   
  • Please see below for Grade 8 To Grade 9 Transition Information Sessions information/details:
    • Monday, December 7, 2020 (Learning Centre 3/LC3):
      • Please click/tap HERE for full details regarding the “TDSB Grade 8 To Grade 9 Transition Information Session For Grade 8 Families”, from the TDSB
      • Please click/tap HERE to access a PDF version of the flyer below with live registration links:

TDSB Grade 8 To Grade 9 Transition Information Session For Grade 8 Families

  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020:
    • Please click/tap HERE to access a PDF version of the flyer below with live registration links:

Flyer Grade 8 to 9 transition

  • 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

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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