Summer school update

Please read carefully if you are considering taking any courses with the TDSB over the summer, especially in-person courses as the deadline is almost here.

In-Person summer school – Remedial and Full Credit

eLearning summer school

Please review the links below for key information about e-Summer School; there is additional information on their full website.


Year End Newsletter

Attached is the Year End Newsletter that is part of the Report Card package all students are taking home today.

We wish all our families a wonderful summer full of sun and fun!

Year End Newsletter 2016

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Cafeteria servery, student absences, report cards, grade 9 grad

Our cafeteria servery will not be serving lunch beginning next Monday. The cafeteria will continue to be open from Monday to Wednesday next week for students to eat their lunch from home.

If your child is going to be absent from school at any time next week please contact our Office prior to their absence via a phone message or note to help us reduce the number of phone calls to households confirming absences.

Report cards will be distributed on Tuesday, June 28th at 2:50 p.m. from homerooms.

A reminder that our grade 9 graduation ceremony begins next Monday, June 27th at 5 p.m. sharp. Grade 9 students need to assemble in the cafeteria between 4:30-4:45 p.m. The ceremony should finish between 6:00-6:15 p.m. Students may arrive at the reception beginning at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be served at approximately 7:30 p.m. and students should be picked up at 10:30 p.m. from the ‘The York Banquet and Event Center’ – 1100 Millwood Rd.

Exam viewing – clarification

Grade 9 students are able to meet with their teachers to review their exam results on Friday afternoon (periods 6-7)and Monday morning (periods 1-4). To respect the other students who still have classes in session, we ask that our grade 9s to see their core teachers and to travel between locations quietly.

NOTE: There is NO homeroom for grade 9s on those days, and students are not required to stay the full period.

Incoming Principal for 2016-17

Attached is a letter going home with all our grade 5 to 8 students in attendance at school today.

Upon my retirement from the TDSB as of June 30, 2016 Marisa Cocco will be transferred to our school, as the new Principal. Marisa is the current Principal at Don Valley Junior High School. Please assist us in welcoming Marisa to our school community.

I wish to thank our entire school community for the support they have afforded me in the four years at St. Andrew’s. I wish all our families a safe and enjoyable summer and best of luck in the upcoming school year.

St Andrew’s JHS -Retire New P-Sept 2016


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Cuts for Carley: need hair donors!

In our eighth annual “hair cut to support cancer research,” St. Andrew’s students and community members can donate their hair to make wigs for cancer patients. Cuts for Carley will take place on the SAJH stage at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28th. Family and students are welcome to attend.

  • Cut hair must be a minimum 8 inches in length
  • Hair must be clean (washed, no styling products), dry and not swept off the floor
  • Hair should not be chemically treated (no bleach, colour, chemical straighten or perm).

If you or your child will participate, please complete and return the form: Cuts participant form 2016 AND please email Ms. Wong ( by 9 AM of Friday, June 24 so that we can prepare our hairdressers!

We are also collecting cash donations, with all contributions going to the Canadian Cancer Society. Donations can be done online ( or in person at the school.

Eco School Gold

Congratulations to our ‘Stand Up Club’ who take a great leadership role in our Eco School initiatives. After our recent audit we were able to maintain our Gold status and actually averaged just above the Platinum status with the exception of one category. This is a great accomplishment and we will continue to find improvements in our eco friendly approach to our school and property. Thank you to our teacher reps and mentors Ms. Hochberg and Ms Partnoy.