School News | Week of: 18/02/20

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


News You Can Use:

TDSB Parents As Partners Conference:
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  • Please click the image above to learn more
  • The Parents as Partners Conference 2020 is on Saturday, March 28 and all parents are welcome!
  • This free conference – planned by parents, for parents – includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home
  • This year’s keynote speaker is Kim Katrin, an internationally acclaimed award winning educator, writer, artist & consultant. With a focus on student life, Kim explores how intersections of race, sexual orientation, and gender impact mental wellness. Emphasizing these connections allows for an inclusive discussion and a holistic focus on mental wellness and community engagement
  • Technology micro-sessions are also being offered to help parents develop their computer literacy as well as bring them up to speed on many applications used by TDSB students
  • Transportation, food and translators are all provided, as well as free day camp for children ages 4-12 to support participants attending the conference
  • Registration opens mid-February at https://www.parentsaspartners.ca/

TDSB Labour Negotiations News:
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  • Please click the image above to learn more and to stay up-to-date

Monday, February 17, 2020 (Statutory Holiday – Family Day):
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  • There will be no classes on Monday, February 17, 2020 to reflect the province-wide statutory holiday called Family Day – the holiday occurs on the third Monday in February of each year for the purpose of emphasizing and celebrating the importance of families taking time to be together
  • This means that all TDSB students will not be at school on Monday, February 17, 2020
  • School resumes for TDSB students on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • For more information about the school year calendar, please visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar/schoolyearcalendar

Student Nutrition Program Menu – February 2020:
February 2020

February is African Heritage Month at the TDSB:

  • February is African Heritage Month at the Toronto District School Board
  • It is an occasion to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Peoples of African Descent to Canada and the world
  • The chosen theme for 2019-2020 is “UBUNTU: I am because we are” which is derived from the Nguni Bantu term in Southern Africa
  • UBUNTU is a South African term used by the Zulu community that represents an ethic of African traditional life
  • The philosophy of UBUNTU realizes that everything is interconnected; “everything that I do has an effect on you and your well-being and everything that you do has an effect on me and my well-being.”

Secondary Program Review & Optional Attendance:

  • The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is undertaking a review of secondary schools to ensure all students have equitable access to programs and opportunities, as close to home as possible
  • As part of the Secondary Program Review, the TDSB is reviewing the Optional Attendance policy (P013), which allows students to apply to schools other than their designated school by home address
  • A public consultation process for both the Secondary Review and P013 started in November 2019
  • Please visit the TDSB website for more information and opportunities to provide feedback:
    https://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Secondary-Program-Review
  • If you have any questions and/or comments, please email SecondaryReview@tdsb.on.ca

Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Recess During Cold Weather:

  • Elementary school students are kept indoors for recess and lunch times for a number of weather conditions such as rain, lightning in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold
  • When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors
  • Recesses and lunch hour may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -20C and -28C
  • If a student’s medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if parents have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child’s school day, please contact the school office

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School News | Week of: 10/02/20

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, February 10, 2020.


News You Can Use:

TDSB Parents As Partners Conference:
PAP2020-banner

  • Please click the image above to learn more
  • The Parents as Partners Conference 2020 is on Saturday, March 28 and all parents are welcome!
  • This free conference – planned by parents, for parents – includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home
  • This year’s keynote speaker is Kim Katrin, an internationally acclaimed award winning educator, writer, artist & consultant. With a focus on student life, Kim explores how intersections of race, sexual orientation, and gender impact mental wellness. Emphasizing these connections allows for an inclusive discussion and a holistic focus on mental wellness and community engagement
  • Technology micro-sessions are also being offered to help parents develop their computer literacy as well as bring them up to speed on many applications used by TDSB students
  • Transportation, food and translators are all provided, as well as free day camp for children ages 4-12 to support participants attending the conference
  • Registration opens mid-February at https://www.parentsaspartners.ca/

TDSB Labour Negotiations News:
promo_LabourNegotiations

  • Please click the image above to learn more and to stay up-to-date

Friday, February 14, 2020 (PA Day – Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews ) & Monday, February 17, 2020 (Statutory Holiday – Family Day):

  • There will be no classes on Monday, February 17, 2020 to reflect the province-wide statutory holiday called Family Day – the holiday occurs on the third Monday in February of each year for the purpose of emphasizing and celebrating the importance of families taking time to be together
  • Students will also not be attending school on Friday, February 14, 2020 as this is a board-wide PA day – please see the letter sent by the TDSB for further information regarding Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews
  • This means all TDSB students will not be at school on Friday, February 14, 2020 or Monday, February 17, 2020
  • For more information about the school year calendar, please visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar/schoolyearcalendar

February is African Heritage Month at the TDSB:

  • February is African Heritage Month at the Toronto District School Board
  • It is an occasion to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Peoples of African Descent to Canada and the world
  • The chosen theme for 2019-2020 is “UBUNTU: I am because we are” which is derived from the Nguni Bantu term in Southern Africa
  • UBUNTU is a South African term used by the Zulu community that represents an ethic of African traditional life
  • The philosophy of UBUNTU realizes that everything is interconnected; “everything that I do has an effect on you and your well-being and everything that you do has an effect on me and my well-being.”

Secondary Program Review & Optional Attendance:

  • The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is undertaking a review of secondary schools to ensure all students have equitable access to programs and opportunities, as close to home as possible
  • As part of the Secondary Program Review, the TDSB is reviewing the Optional Attendance policy (P013), which allows students to apply to schools other than their designated school by home address
  • A public consultation process for both the Secondary Review and P013 started in November 2019
  • Please visit the TDSB website for more information and opportunities to provide feedback:

    https://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Secondary-Program-Review

  • If you have any questions and/or comments, please email SecondaryReview@tdsb.on.ca

Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Recess During Cold Weather:

  • Elementary school students are kept indoors for recess and lunch times for a number of weather conditions such as rain, lightning in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold
  • When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors
  • Recesses and lunch hour may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -20C and -28C
  • If a student’s medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if parents have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child’s school day, please contact the school office

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School News | Week of: 03/02/20

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, February 3, 2020.


News You Can Use:

TDSB Parents As Partners Conference:
PAP2020-banner

  • Please click the image above to learn more
  • The Parents as Partners Conference 2020 is on Saturday, March 28 and all parents are welcome!
  • This free conference – planned by parents, for parents – includes a variety of workshops and resources that will help any parent support their child in their achievement and well-being at school and at home
  • This year’s keynote speaker is Kim Katrin, an internationally acclaimed award winning educator, writer, artist & consultant. With a focus on student life, Kim explores how intersections of race, sexual orientation, and gender impact mental wellness. Emphasizing these connections allows for an inclusive discussion and a holistic focus on mental wellness and community engagement
  • Technology micro-sessions are also being offered to help parents develop their computer literacy as well as bring them up to speed on many applications used by TDSB students
  • Transportation, food and translators are all provided, as well as free day camp for children ages 4-12 to support participants attending the conference
  • Registration opens mid-February at https://www.parentsaspartners.ca/

TDSB Labour Negotiations News:

promo_LabourNegotiations

  • Please click the image above to learn more and to stay up-to-date

Friday, February 14, 2020 (PA Day – Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews ) & Monday, February 17, 2020 (Statutory Holiday – Family Day):

  • There will be no classes on Monday, February 17, 2020 to reflect the province-wide statutory holiday called Family Day – the holiday occurs on the third Monday in February of each year for the purpose of emphasizing and celebrating the importance of families taking time to be together
  • Students will also not be attending school on Friday, February 14, 2020 as this is a board-wide PA day – please see the letter sent by the TDSB for further information regarding Parent/Guardian/Teacher Interviews
  • This means all TDSB students will not be at school on Friday, February 14, 2020 or Monday, February 17, 2020
  • For more information about the school year calendar, please visit: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Calendar/schoolyearcalendar

February is African Heritage Month at the TDSB:

  • February is African Heritage Month at the Toronto District School Board
  • It is an occasion to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Peoples of African Descent to Canada and the world
  • The chosen theme for 2019-2020 is “UBUNTU: I am because we are” which is derived from the Nguni Bantu term in Southern Africa
  • UBUNTU is a South African term used by the Zulu community that represents an ethic of African traditional life
  • The philosophy of UBUNTU realizes that everything is interconnected; “everything that I do has an effect on you and your well-being and everything that you do has an effect on me and my well-being.”

Secondary Program Review & Optional Attendance:

  • The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is undertaking a review of secondary schools to ensure all students have equitable access to programs and opportunities, as close to home as possible
  • As part of the Secondary Program Review, the TDSB is reviewing the Optional Attendance policy (P013), which allows students to apply to schools other than their designated school by home address
  • A public consultation process for both the Secondary Review and P013 started in November 2019
  • Please visit the TDSB website for more information and opportunities to provide feedback: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Secondary-Program-Review
  • If you have any questions and/or comments, please email SecondaryReview@tdsb.on.ca

Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Recess During Cold Weather:

  • Elementary school students are kept indoors for recess and lunch times for a number of weather conditions such as rain, lightning in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold
  • When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors
  • Recesses and lunch hour may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -20C and -28C
  • If a student’s medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if parents have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child’s school day, please contact the school office

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School News | Week of: 27/01/20

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, January 27, 2020.


News You Can Use:

TDSB Parents As Partners Conference:
PAP2020-banner

  • Please click the image above to learn more

TDSB Labour Negotiations News:
promo_LabourNegotiations

  • Please click the image above to learn more and to stay up-to-date

Secondary Program Review & Optional Attendance:

  • The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is undertaking a review of secondary schools to ensure all students have equitable access to programs and opportunities, as close to home as possible
  • As part of the Secondary Program Review, the TDSB is reviewing the Optional Attendance policy (P013), which allows students to apply to schools other than their designated school by home address
  • A public consultation process for both the Secondary Review and P013 started in November 2019
  • Please visit the TDSB website for more information and opportunities to provide feedback:
    https://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Secondary-Program-Review
  • If you have any questions and/or comments, please email SecondaryReview@tdsb.on.ca

Toronto Public Health Letter – Coronavirus:

  • Please find attached a letter from Toronto Public Health to School Community Members regarding Coronavirus information, by clicking the link below:
    Coronavirus Parent Letter

Student Nutrition Program Menu – January 2020:
January 2020
Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Recess During Cold Weather:

  • Elementary school students are kept indoors for recess and lunch times for a number of weather conditions such as rain, lightning in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold
  • When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors
  • Recesses and lunch hour may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -20C and -28C
  • If a student’s medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if parents have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child’s school day, please contact the school office

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School News | Week of: 20/01/20

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, January 20, 2020.


News You Can Use:

 

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TDSB Parents As Partners Conference
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Student Nutrition Program Menu:
January 2020

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up & Use of
Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot/Roundabout:

  • Like many schools in TDSB, Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety can be a concern for all stakeholders
  • As a school, we speak with our Students about safety, but we also require the on-going cooperation and support of Parents and Guardians in continuing to make Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety a priority at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • Recently, our concerns about Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety is due to high traffic volumes which have increased before and after school at the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot and Roundabout:
    • Many vehicles have been seen waiting in the roundabout area for Student Drop-Off (AM) and Pick-Up (PM), blocking the designated Oakridge Community Centre Fire Route (the roundabout area) – drivers are asked to keep the roundabout area clear at all times
    • Other vehicles have been seen idling in the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot lane ways, with Students walking/running across the parking lot from vehicles towards the school, or from the school to get into vehicles – this practice is unsafe as Students are moving through a live parking lot
    • If Parents and Guardians choose to use the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot for Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off, it is asked that drivers park vehicles at the rear of the parking lot and remind Students to exercise caution when moving to/from vehicles, using only the designated walkways and paths around the parking lot rather than walking/running across the parking lot
  • We would like to see as many Students and Parents/Guardians walking to school as possible as it promotes a healthy active lifestyle, although we do recognize that there are occasions when driving to school is more practical – during times that driving is selected as the option to get to/from school, we ask all stakeholders to exercise caution and care to ensure the safety of all
  • We thank you for your ongoing support in ensuring Student Safety at Samuel Hearne Middle Schoolscreen-shot-2019-12-06-at-8.41.55-am

Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Recess During Cold Weather:

  • Elementary school students are kept indoors for recess and lunch times for a number of weather conditions such as rain, lightning in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold
  • When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors
  • Recesses and lunch hour may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -20C and -28C
  • If a student’s medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if parents have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child’s school day, please contact the school office

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School News | Week of: 13/01/20

Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School for the Week of Monday, January 13, 2020.


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

School Council Meeting – Thursday, January 16, 2020:

  • On Thursday, January 16, 2020, we invite our Samuel Hearne MS School Community to join our School Council Meeting
  • Please see details in the flyer below:
    Samuel Hearne SAC Flyer - Jan 2020

PA Day – Friday, January 17, 2020:

  • On Friday, January 17, 2020, TDSB Elementary Schools will be closed to Students due to a PA Day

News You Can Use:

Student Nutrition Program Menu
January 2020
Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up & Use of Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot/Roundabout:

  • Like many schools in TDSB, Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety can be a concern for all stakeholders
  • As a school, we speak with our Students about safety, but we also require the on-going cooperation and support of Parents and Guardians in continuing to make Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety a priority at Samuel Hearne Middle School
  • Recently, our concerns about Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Safety is due to high traffic volumes which have increased before and after school at the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot and Roundabout:
    • Many vehicles have been seen waiting in the roundabout area for Student Drop-Off (AM) and Pick-Up (PM), blocking the designated Oakridge Community Centre Fire Route (the roundabout area) – drivers are asked to keep the roundabout area clear at all times
    • Other vehicles have been seen idling in the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot lane ways, with Students walking/running across the parking lot from vehicles towards the school, or from the school to get into vehicles – this practice is unsafe as Students are moving through a live parking lot
    • If Parents and Guardians choose to use the Oakridge Community Centre Parking Lot for Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off, it is asked that drivers park vehicles at the rear of the parking lot and remind Students to exercise caution when moving to/from vehicles, using only the designated walkways and paths around the parking lot rather than walking/running across the parking lot
  • We would like to see as many Students and Parents/Guardians walking to school as possible as it promotes a healthy active lifestyle, although we do recognize that there are occasions when driving to school is more practical – during times that driving is selected as the option to get to/from school, we ask all stakeholders to exercise caution and care to ensure the safety of all
  • We thank you for your ongoing support in ensuring Student Safety at Samuel Hearne Middle School

    screen-shot-2019-12-06-at-8.41.55-am

Winter Weather & Student Transportation:

  • From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs due to severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites
  • With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose
  • Should a cancellation or closure be necessary, information will be posted on the TDSB web site, TDSB social media and provided to local media by 6 a.m. For more information, please see the TDSB’s Procedure for Severe Weather: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Detail/docId/242

Recess During Cold Weather:

  • Elementary school students are kept indoors for recess and lunch times for a number of weather conditions such as rain, lightning in the area, extreme winds and extreme cold
  • When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors
  • Recesses and lunch hour may be shortened if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -20C and -28C
  • If a student’s medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if parents have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child’s school day, please contact the school office

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School News | Happy Holidays!

Samuel Hearne Middle School

School News | Happy Holidays!


Hello Samuel Hearne MS Community,

This communication is being shared to provide you with School News from Samuel Hearne Middle School.


Important Dates & Upcoming Events:

Winter Break:

  • From Monday, December 23, 2019 to Friday, January 3, 2020 (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 20, 2019 and school resumes Monday, January 6, 2020 
  • 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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