Sharing Key Information

This past Wednesday, a request from the Deputy Minister of Education was circulated, asking school boards to share information about the work of the Province’s Motherisk Commission.   However, in response to concerns that have been raised by parents and others, the Ministry has now advised that all Motherisk information materials should be removed immediately from schools and school media platforms.  We have removed our previous notice on this blog; no information materials had yet been circulated.


Survey: Energy Drinks

This message and related survey have been provided by two grade 9 students of St. Andrew’s:

Hello fellow St. Andrew’s JHS students, staff and parents. We need your help to fill out an urgent survey. It is about the energy drink motions that will be voted on by Toronto City Council next week. We would like to know your opinion on energy drinks. The anonymous results from this survey will be sent to Toronto City Council. We ask for your help in completing this survey by Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Thank you for your participation!

Please click this link to get to the survey:

Health Classes Starting Next Week

Our phys. ed. teachers will be starting the sex ed health curriculum next week.  Attached, please find the guides outlining the curriculum content/expectations.





Jazz Night at St. Andrew’s JHS

The annual Jazz Night is taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 20th which will feature many different groups. (Please see attached flyer below for more details.)  We will be transforming the cafeteria into a jazz coffee house and have students serve the audience coffee and dessert at their table.

Tickets are on sale now, from your child’s music teacher.

If you are able and willing to help put this together we would love to hear from you. Please contact

jazz night flyer


Parents as Partners Conference 2017

A reminder to all parents of the Parents as Partners Conference taking place on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre).  For more info:  click on this link.

Secondary Summer school

Information for TDSB’s 2017 Summer School session has now been posted. There are a variety of options available depending on your grade and course.

In-Person summer school

  • Registration begins on Monday, May 1 at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 12:00 p.m. on June 29
  • Classes run Tuesday, July 4 – Friday, July 28, 2017 (Regular attendance and punctuality are mandatory. Family vacation plans cannot be accommodated.)
  • Regular Credit Courses:
    • Open to all high school students and adults with current pre-requisites. Students may take a new credit, or re-take a course previously taken to upgrade a mark.
    • 1.0 credit 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m each day for 1.0 credit courses (Civics, Careers and Math transfer course are half-day.)
  • Remedial Credit Courses:
    • Open to all high school students who completed the course during the 2016-17 school year and earned a final mark of at least 35% but below 50%.
    • 8:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. OR in the afternoon, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Not all courses will be available in the morning timeslot.
  • Full details and online registration at

e-Summer School (online learning)

  • Registration for e-Summer school 2017 will open on April 3, 2017!
  • July 2017 session
    • Registration for July summer session closes on June 19, 2017
    • Orientation: June 27-28, 2017
    • First Day of Session: July 4, 2017
    • Final exam: July 27, 2017
    • Last day of session: July 31, 2017
  • August 2017 session
    • Registration for the August summer session closes on July 11, 2017
    • Orientation: July 26-27, 2017
    • First Day of Session: August 1, 2017
    • Final exam: August 24, 2017
    • Last day of session: August 29, 2017
  •  Details and registration:

Locker clean out, Tuesday AM

In preparation of the upcoming break, we are doing a locker clean out tomorrow morning (Tuesday, March 7). Students will need to take home any food items, and only leave in items that they will need for the remainder of the week (textbooks, binders, gym clothes etc).

Please make sure your child has whatever extra bags they will need in order to take items home.