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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POLL: grade 8 and 9 end of year activities

With the change from a junior high to middle school occurring as of September 2018, we will be having both the grade 8 and grade 9 students all leaving St. Andrew’s JHS at the end of June. In preparation for year-end events, we have prepared a survey to gather information from both parents/guardians and students. The survey is located online and takes only a few minutes to fill out.

Students have been provided time during school hours to fill out their survey, and will all have had the opportunity to share their input by the end of the week.

We ask that parents/guardians of grade 8 and/or grade 9 students please fill out the form, one set of responses per household. Please complete the survey by NOON of Tuesday, October 17th, 2017; after this time, the survey will be closed. The survey can be found online at:

https://goo.gl/forms/L57QdscBBizpdEFN2

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

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
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Northern Secondary
6pm, Thursday, January 19
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Northern tour – additional info

Students can sign up and pick up a permission form in-school from Guidance. Students attending the tour must live in-area for either regular program, technological studies, or gifted program.

  • Break on Friday, January 13 – deadline to sign up, in order to receive permission form
  • end of school Tuesday, January 17 – permission forms due back to Guidance (they can be dropped off in the main office if I’m not available.)

NOTE: we will depart SAJH by 11:40. Students are responsible for connecting with their classroom teachers about missed work/material.

Northern Secondary
851 Mt Pleasant Rd
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

12:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Tour (in-area students only)
6:00 p.m. – Info night (parents/guardians and out of area families)