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.

TO REGISTER:

  • 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 (megan.wong@tdsb.on.ca) 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)!
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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.

 

 

Gr. 8 Leadership day: Oct. 5

Reminder for those grade 8s who are participating in the leadership day trip and activities:

  • Please arrive at school by 8:15 a.m. and check the lists posted in the fourth, then go to the meeting location for your specific group.
  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and an active day outdoors. A reusable water bottle and a hat are recommended. 

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.

Info session updates (and blog fixed)

Our blog link is fixed, huzzah! You can access the blog via our normal URL, standrewsjhs.ca

MaCS – WL Mackenzie

The MaCS program representative will be speaking to interested students tomorrow during lunch. Students who have already signed up will receive a “guest pass” in the morning to attend this lunch session. If your child has not yet signed up but is interested in learning more about this specialized program at WL Mackenzie CI, please have them see me to get registered.

Rosedale Heights School of the Arts – tour

This is the last call for students to sign up for the daytime tour of Rosedale Heights, taking place on the afternoon of November 17th. Please contact me or have your child sign up before noon tomorrow, as I need to confirm our tour numbers with Rosedale.

Excursion forms for this tour will be sent home on Friday.

Secondary School Info

My summary of the After-8 night (list of resources etc) is in a PDF on this blog post: https://standrewsjhstoronto.wordpress.com/2016/10/17/after-8-summary-and-resources/

The updated list of all TDSB secondary info nights is on the TDSB website at: http://www.tdsb.on.ca/highschool/goingtohighschool/openhousesandinformationnights.aspx