Grad diploma pick-up postponed

Sorry Grads,

Diploma pick-up has been cancelled due the mandated school closure, more info will be posted on the website in February.

Due to Toronto Public Health regulations with the lockdown, grads scheduled to collect their diplomas on Tuesday and Wednesday will have to do so at a later time.

 

NTCI closed until January 25 – shifting to remote learning on January 4th

The Government of Ontario announced on December 21st that the province will be moving into the Grey (Lockdown) Zone on Saturday, December 26 to further slow the spread of COVID-19. In Toronto and the rest of Southern Ontario, that lockdown will remain in place for 28 days.

[Link to TDSB notice – also available in many languages]

Elementary Schools – will be closed to students until Monday, January 11

Secondary Schools – closed to students until Monday, January 25. During this time, all in-person schools will be shifting to remote learning.

In-Person Schools: Secondary schools will follow an adjusted timetable similar to a suggested TDSB timetable below.

  • The Period 1 class will continue to run from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and will include 150 minutes of synchronous/online learning and 75 minutes of asynchronous/independent work.
  • Teachers will begin with synchronous online learning for course 1 at 8:45 a.m. [some teachers will require cohort A & B to attend on day 1]
  • Teachers will begin the synchronous online learning for course 2 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Teachers will use professional judgement to determine how to schedule synchronous and asynchronous times.
  • Please check your on-line course (Google Classroom, Brightspace) for specific course information.

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Optional Attendance Status has changed

The Optional Attendance status for North Toronto Collegiate Institute has been changed to:
  • Regular Program: Closed
North Toronto is closed to optional attendance.  A school classified as closed cannot accept any students on optional attendance.  Only students  residing within the school’s attendance area will be accepted.  

The NTCI Terry Fox Kahoot

Try this out with your friends:

https://play.kahoot.it/v2/?quizId=3fef393b-eefd-4558-a462-9736db907aa2&

And don’t forget to bring in a toonie to donate and sign the class poster!

Week 2 reminders

Please see the First Day post for more information.

  • North Doors – Grades 9 & 10
  • South Doors – Grade 11 & 12
  • Please have your QR codes ready
    • NOW Mobile App (TDSB Health Assessment)
    • website: https://tdsb.service-now.com/tswp
    • Paper assessment and bring it to school: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/docs/TDSB%20Student%20Health%20Pass(1).pdf
  • Students are required to wear non-medical face covers/masks or reusable cloth masks indoors on school property.
  • Schools will provide cloth masks to students, if necessary.
  • Please socially distance in the line.
  • Reminders:

Graffiti Information Meeting

Please join Graffiti’s info meeting for all students interested in joining as writers, editors, photographers, and illustrators. Join the Zoom meeting at 3:15 (not 3:00) on Monday. Please email Graffiti at ntcigraffiti@gmail.com or join the Google Classroom (code ql2f7fh) for the Zoom code.

Getting Ready for our First Days – Sept 17th & 18th

Welcome Back from March Break!

In preparation for our first days of school on September 17th (Day 1) & September 18th (Day 2):

Students should:

  • Have received their timetables by (TDSB) email (sent early this week).
  • Log into Brightspace.
    • All teachers will be using Brightspace or Google Classroom.
    • Try Brightspace first !
    • Check your TDSB email – your teachers may have sent you first day instructions.
      • Your username is your student number. Password Reset Issues? Click here….
    • The NTCI Moodle will being discontinued at the end of the school year.
  • Download the TDSB Connects App for your electronic agenda and updates.
  • Download the NOW Mobile App (TDSB Health Assessment)
  • Join the Guidance Google Classroom for their grade (using your TDSB email address please):
    • Grade 9                qwyh4vg
    • Grade 10              75xj26j
    • Grade 11              aeanavj
    • Grade 12              seanvht

Students are required to wear non-medical face covers/masks or reusable cloth masks indoors on school property.  Schools will provide cloth masks to students, if necessary.

Some Changes:

  • The quadmester timetable can be found here: https://ntci.on.ca/main-office/schedule/
    • 8:45 – 12:30 – In class or Independent Learning at home (for Course 1)
    • 12:30 – 2:00 – Dismissal – return home & lunch.
    • 2:00 – 3:15 – Live Virtual Learning (for Course 2)
  • A Full Year Schedule can be printed from here: https://ntci.on.ca/2016/wp-content/uploads/Calendar-2020-21-Full-Year-Final-S17b.pdf
  • There are no school photos being taken at this time.
  • The Commons is closed until further notice.
  • There is no cafeteria service.
    • Please bring your own snacks and refillable water bottle (filled at home).
    • Water Bottle refill stations are in the basement and third floor
  • There are only 2 entry points for the school:
      • Grade 9 – Please report directly to the field.
      • Grade 10 – Please enter through the North doors (at foyer)
      • Grades 11 & 12 – Please enter through the South doors.
    • Please socially distance in the line.
    • Please have your QR codes ready at the screen stations.
      • Paper assessments take longer to process
      • Self assessments longer still.
    • There are extra masks and hand sanitizer at the screening stations.
  • Moving Through the Building
    • Procedures have been created to facilitate traffic flow through the building:
      • Stairwells  AA (4) and CC (3) are ascending stairwells (one-directional).
      • Stairwells KK (the internal stairwell bordering the courtyard) and BB are descending (one-directional).
      • Stairwell DD (the stairwell leading up from P1 is ascending only (one-directional).
      • Wide hallways (i.e. the first floor hallway and the gym hallway) can accommodate two-way flow of traffic and directional cues are provided for traffic flow.
      • Hallways on the 2nd-4th floors are designated as one directional and directional cues are provided for traffic flow.
  • Student dismissal will be staggered initially
    • 12:20 for 1st and 3rd floors
    • 12:30 for 2nd and 4th floors
  • Washroom capacity is limited
  • Teachers will schedule class breaks.
  • Sports teams are currently suspended.
  • Clubs are currently virtual. Students are expected to leave the building at 12:30.