School Community 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 9 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 Check-In and Update:

Collection of Student Personal Belongings & Return of School Materials
  • Samuel Hearne MS Staff are currently coordinating the safe retrieval of Student personal belongings from our school, as well as the return of any outstanding items that belong to our school (e.g. textbooks, library books, jerseys/sports uniforms, etc., noting that technology devices that belong to the TDSB should not be returned at this time)
  • The collection of Student personal belongings and return of school materials will take place between Monday, June 8, 2020 and Friday, June 26, 2020
  • It is not mandatory to come to our school to pick-up personal belongings and Parents/Guardians should only visit our school if absolutely necessary
  • Please click/tap HERE for a letter which shares details and further information regarding this process
  • We are offering 15 minute windows for parents/guardians (only one person per family) to access our school – please click/tap HERE (https://bit.ly/SamuelHearneSchoolAccessVisit) to complete an online survey
    • Interested Parents/Guardians are asked to please complete this survey by Thursday, June 4, 2020
TDSB/TFSS “FOOD FOR KIDS NUTRITION PROGRAM”:

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Update:
  • Eligibility for Samuel Hearne MS Families to register for the “Food For Kids Nutrition Program” will be coming to an end on Friday, June 5, 2020
Program Registration Information:
  • To ensure that each Samuel Hearne MS Family is able to register, the registration information and link is being shared below – please be sure to review and complete this to apply for grocery food cards:
  • Further, please see the link shared below to access further details and information (including a “Frequently Asked Questions” resource) regarding the Food For Kids Nutrition Program:
Update From TDSB Director of Education:
  • Please click HERE to access and read the latest update to TDSB Parents/Guardians from TDSB Director of Education, Dr. John Malloy
Statement From TDSB Chair & Director of Education:
  • Please click HERE to access and read the latest statement to our TDSB Community from TDSB Chair, Robin Pilkey and Director of Education, Dr. John Malloy
TDSB STUDENT DEVICE/ACCOUNT/PASSWORD TECHNICAL INFORMATION & SUPPORT:

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As Students continue to engage in our remote learning program and receive Student Devices from the TDSB, some families have shared technical questions regarding devices, Google Classroom and Student Accounts/Passwords.

Please see below for a variety of TDSB Student Device/Account/Password information and resources:

2020 GRADE 3 – GRADE 8 REMOTE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM @ OAKRIDGE JPS:

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING RESOURCES:

hq_coping_1As we continue to focus on and support the Mental Health and Well-Being of our Students, Families and Staff, we remind our School Community of the Mental Health & Well-Being resources provided by the TDSB, as well as of the support offered by Kids Help Phone, both available at the following links:

SCHOOL COMMUNITY SUPPORT & RESOURCES:

Our School Community is reminded that should you require the services/support of our Settlement Counsellor (Fawzia Haji) or our Community Support Worker (Steve Salfarlie), please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca for more information.

Further, please see below for a list of Helpful Resources and Links, with more available at www.tdsb.on.ca:

As always, Parents/Guardians are reminded that should you have any questions or concerns please email me directly at Joseph.Romano@tdsb.on.ca.

Thank You!

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