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 http://www.tdsb.on.ca/AboutUs/Innovation/SummerPrograms.aspx. 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 http://www.tdsb.on.ca/highschool/goingtohighschool/nightschoolandsummerschool/summerschool.aspx

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: http://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/elearning/e-summerschool.aspx

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 irene.consack@tdsb.on.ca by March 10th indicating your names, school, contact information and workshop name.  Complete the online registration form.

grade 8s and 9s: course selection fully active

All students now have access to their course selection (including the grade 9s headed to York Mills CI). If you are in grade 9 and going to a school other than York Mills, please connect with Ms. Wong to ensure you have entered valid courses.


Friday, Feb. 24

  • all schools other than St. Andrew’s and York Mills CI
  • paper course selection
  • for regular programs, submit myBlueprint online and hand in sign-off sheet

Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • St. Andrew’s JHS
  • submit myBlueprint online AND hand in sign-off sheet

Wednesday, Mar. 1

  • York Mills CI
  • submit myBlueprint online AND hand in sign-off sheet
  • if you are attending via optional attendance, include the paper course selection that you received in the mail.

Course selection and myBlueprint

Remember that course selection is due very soon!


Grade 8s:

  • due Feb.24 for students leaving St. Andrew’s
  • due Feb.28 for students staying at SAJH
  • French is required for grade 9
    • click the Arts block to add French there
    • change the second filter from “Arts” to “Discipline”
    • search for FSF
  • Add electives in the plan blocks that say Course
    • enter them in preference order (i.e. first block = 1st choice; alternates are 3rd and 4th choice electives)

Grade 9s:

  • due Feb.24 for students going to other high schools
  • due March 1 for students going to York Mills CI
  • Some of you have still not logged in during this school year; please do so by Wednesday (in case there are any problems).
  • York Mills info:
    • YMCI course submission is currently not working; you can still plan your courses
    • assembly with YMCI guidance tomorrow (Wednesday) during period 1

Info nights next week

St. Andrew’s JHS will have its secondary info night next week on Wednesday, starting at 6:30. This is an opportunity to learn more about the grade 9 program at the school.

Additionally, two of our secondary feeder schools, York Mills CI and Northern Secondary, have info nights next week. Parents and guardians are invited to attend the evening sessions, to learn more about features and programs offered at those schools.

York Mills
6pm, Tuesday, January 17

Northern Secondary
6pm, Thursday, January 19