MaCS program presentation for students: Oct.19th

Grade 8 and 9 students interested in the MaCS program (Math, Computers, Science) are welcome to attend an info session during their lunch period on Thursday, October 19th. The MaCS program coordinator, Mr. Leder, will be coming to SAJH to do a presentation and answer student questions.

Interested students need to be registered with Ms. Wong in order to attend; those students will receive a special lunch pass for that day. Students should bring a lunch that day, so that they can be present for the whole presentation.


  • Please provide Ms. Wong with the full name of the student, homeroom, and what period lunch the student has on Day 4 (period 4 or 5).
  • Registration via email ( or Remind message.
  • Also, please have your child signed up on Remind so that I can nudge them about this info session (and future events)!

After Gr. 8 night (Oct. 12, 6:30p) and Remind

Grade 8 students received a flyer today about the After Gr. 8 info night and Remind.

After Grade 8 night

Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the After 8 night together, to learn more about transitions to High School, Optional Attendance, Specialized Programs, Credits and Course Types, and more.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the SAJH Cafetorium

In case you are unable to attend, I will post slides from my presentation afterwards.

REMIND messaging

Remind is the way that I send information and notices out to students and their families; info can be received over text message, app notifications, or email. It allows me to send more detailed information directly to the people who need it most! Personal information is all kept private. Please see the handout that your child has, or review the attached documents.

Please note that app use requires data or wifi connection, and standard rates apply for text messaging.



Take Our Kids to Work – forms home Oct.5; due Oct.13

The grade 9s received the forms for Take Our Kids To Work on Thursday near the end of period 7. If your child needs a form, please have them pick one up from the Guidance office next week. Forms are due back to Ms. Wong by Friday, October 13th.

Take Our Kids to Work is an experiential learning opportunity where grade 9 students get to see a work day first-hand. Students across all of Ontario and in many provinces and territories participate in this program. All of the grade 9s at St. Andrew’s are required to participate, whether they are attending work with a parent/guardian, family member or family friend, along with a classmate at another workplace, or with a community host.

Ms. Wong is in the process of arranging a community opportunity with local businesses. Spaces are extremely limited. If your child cannot attend your workplace for safety reasons, please try with classmates or family friends first. Students who cannot find a work site to visit must speak to Ms. Wong BEFORE OCTOBER 13th.

Tutoring for this week

Please note that as the grade 9s are on their grad trip from Tuesday to Friday of this week, grade 9 tutors and clients will not be available for their sessions. Note that some teachers who host tutoring will also be absent (Ms. Jelic, Ms. Adams, Mrs. Fair, Ms. Wong).

TDSB Summer programs

There are a number of programs available to our students over the summer months. The full list and details are available online at We have highlighted a few below.

Note that each program has a different application method, so please read the pages carefully!

Elementary Summer Programs

Elementary Summer School, July 5 – July 28, 2017

Elementary summer programs are tailored to increase engagement and build self-confidence in our students. These locally driven programs support students to build literacy and numeracy skills. There are also programs designed for ESL learners. Each school has a different program and application.

TDSB Music Camp

Join one of our three instrumental music programs this summer. For students in Grades 3 to 9, we offer two day camps in the city – Summer Sounds and Downtown Summer Strings. In addition, we offer Toronto Summer Music Camps, an overnight program at the Mono Cliffs Outdoor Education Centre in Orangeville.

High School Summer Programs

Credit Courses for Summer High School, July 4 – July 28, 2017

Get ahead with secondary summer programs! Reach ahead or catch up on high school credit courses.

e-Summer School

Ontario high school students can keep cool and earn credits online this summer. There are dozens of courses available in July or August.

Summer EduTravel Programs

Earn credit while you travel this summer! Be part of an exciting, affordable, experiential learning program this summer, that enables you to earn high school credits on the road. TDSB and EduTravel are offering a variety of courses in locations across Canada and the US.

Summer ESL Program for International Students Ages 12-17, July 17 – August 4, 2017

Learn English and explore Canadian culture, with the Toronto District School Board this summer! International students, aged 12-17, will enjoy intensive English classes – taught by our qualified teachers – at world’s most multicultural and multilingual school board.

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:

Upcoming Workshops for TDSB Parents

As part of a Tri-Ministry, College, University and School Board partnership to develop best practices to support students with special needs who choose college or university as their post-secondary the following workshops have been set-up:

  1. An evening workshop, Transition Workshop for Parents is open to all parents (or support persons) of a child with a disability (ASD, mental health, physical, medical, sensory, learning disability) who have questions or concerns about their child’s transition to post-secondary.  Topics covered will include:  applying to college/university, modified admission requests, accommodations and supports available at the post-secondary level, documentation requirements for registration with accessibility/disability services.  This workshop will take place March 8, 2017.
  2. A one day workshop, ASD Transition Day is an information day for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) or a Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD’s) and their families.  It is intended for students who are in grades 10, 11 or 12 and are planning to attend a post-secondary institution (college or university).  The ASD Transition Day will be offered on April 26, 2017.  Participants will be asked to choose a session when they register.

If you plan to attend any of these sessions, please contact by March 10th indicating your names, school, contact information and workshop name.  Complete the online registration form.