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”:

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

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

Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines

Good Afternoon 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:

  • Please read the latest TDSB update regarding Revised Daily Health Screening Guidelines on the TDSB Website, shared with Parents/Guardians today via email
  • As you may know, 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

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:

  • 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 will 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 K – 12 Student Screening Tool” 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 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:

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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

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

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.

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
  • 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:

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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. 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

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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