Course selection due tomorrow

The last lunch sessions are take place today, as the deadline for both online and printed sign off sheet are due tomorrow (Friday, February 23).

I’m aware that MyBlueprint has given errors for many people while trying to print. I am able to print sign off sheets from my account. If you’ve had trouble printing, students can see me during break or lunch to get sign off sheets printed.

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Course selection: more helpful info

As we continue the course selection process, there are some reference documents from the TDSB that you might find helpful. Some of these were shared earlier with students during our MyBlueprint training sessions; others have just been made available.

  • SecondaryPlacemat_F – summary of key information for high school and course selection
  • Choices 2018-2019 insert – more detail about high school credits, post-secondary destinations, course types and pathways
  • Pathways Planning Guide – details about the course pathways for English, Math, Science, and English as a Second Language/English Language Learners (ESL/ELL)

Answers to frequent questions:

  • Students can take more than one Arts course in grade 9; York Mills CI is requiring students take at least one in order to fulfill the Arts requirement. BTT/TIJ (section D) are not mandatory.
  • If you are in grade 9 and have NOT taken an Arts course this year, you MUST take one during grade 10 (codes starting in “A”, e.g. Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance, etc).
  • In order to add in Learning Strategies (GLS/GLE), you need to leave an elective space open, then hand-write the request for GLS/GLE on the sign-off sheet. There will be a letter sent home tomorrow for students who are suggested to take GLS/GLE.

A reminder that course selection is due by February 23, and requires the SIGNED PAPER COPY as well as online submission via the MyBlueprint website.

 

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.

Deadlines:

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

NEW:
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 (megan.wong@tdsb.on.ca) 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 (megan.wong@tdsb.on.ca) and I will arrange for them to attend one of the other sessions.