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.




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

MyBlueprint – training schedule revised

Please note that the training schedule has been updated – sessions still taking place during English classes as follows:

November 29 – 9 ESL and new, 83, 82 ESL
November 30 – 81, 85, 87
December 1 – all sessions cancelled
December 6 – all sessions cancelled

December 7 – 84
December 8 – 82 (regular English class)
December 13 – 9 ESL and 8 ESL (follow-up sessions)

If your child is away for their training, please let me know ( and I will arrange for them to attend one of the other sessions.

MyBlueprint – training next week

I will be training students on the MyBlueprint website this coming week; this software provides information regarding courses, post-secondary opportunities, increases self-knowledge, and connects with career ideas as well. All Grade 8s and some of our grade 9s (those new to St. Andrew’s this year) will receive training this week.

Training sessions are being delivered through the English classes, as follows:

November 28 – 8HPA, 86
November 29 – 9 ESL and new, 83, 82 ESL
November 30 – 81, 85, 87
December 1 – 82 regular, 9 ESL and new, 84; [EDIT: to be rescheduled]
December 6 – 82 ESL [EDIT: to be rescheduled]

If your child is away for their class session, please let me know ( and I will arrange for them to attend one of the other sessions.

York Mills CI: timetables

A few grade 9 students have a timetable conflict for next year at York Mills CI. Counselors will be contacting students directly via their home phone number to resolve the conflict. If students don’t hear from YMCI, there is no conflict with their timetable.  Tentative timetables will be made available once all conflicts have been resolved.

Also, students who successfully complete credits over the summer will need to make an appointment with the YMCI guidance department, in order to update their grade 10 timetable. YMCI Guidance will re-open to accept appointments starting August 31st, 2015. Please call ahead to check if counselors are available, 416-395-3340 then option 3.

York Mills CI – optional attendance and course selection update

Update from York Mills CI:

Students that have applied via Optional Attendance should enter courses on myBlueprint as well as submit the paper course selection form they received with their acceptance letter, so that we have parent/guardian signature approval and paper confirmation.

Note that online submission AND forms are due to Ms. Wong by this Friday, Feb. 20th. Please hand in via the office.