School Closure beginning April 7th

Toronto Public Health (TPH), has just announced that all schools in Toronto, including those at the TDSB, will be closed to in-person learning as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and remain closed up to and including Sunday, April 18, 2021. This TPH order is being made under Section 22 of Ontario’s Health Protection and Promotion Act in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

For the remainder of this week, students and staff will move to remote learning and the April Break scheduled for next week will continue as normal.

  • Daily schedule: We will revert to the adjusted daily schedule which we followed after the winter break until the Family Day week-end.

Update – Feb 12, 2021

Click here for an updated NT year schedule (based on the best information on Feb 12, 2021): Calendar-Feb12-no-MB-OSSLT

Notice that OSSLT day, previously scheduled for April 8th, has been removed.

Notes:

  • Triple layer cloth masks are now recommended for students and will be delivered to schools.
  • The Operational Guidelines committee is working on a procedure to return textbooks (etc) following TPH guidelines.  Messaging will come from our superintendent in the next few days. However, if arrangements have already been made with your teacher, please follow them.
  • Grad photos – procedures for safely taking grad photos are being discussed by the TDSB.  More info to follow.
  • Charity Week is next week!!! Please note that the final date for ticket purchase for Charity Week events is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15.
  • Staff meeting:  Tuesday Feb. 23 @ 2:40pm  (early close schedule; student dismissal at 2:35pm)

Parents and students should have received the following from the TDSB:

March Break Delay

Thursday, February 11, 2021
We wanted to provide you with an important update with regard to the timing of March Break. The Minister of Education announced this afternoon that March Break — originally scheduled for March 15 to 19, 2021 — has now been delayed by approximately a month in hopes of reducing community transmission of COVID-19.

On the advice of public health officials, the break is now scheduled for April 12 – 16, 2021.

Important Health and Safety Update for Parents/Guardians

Thursday, February 11, 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school when in-person learning resumes on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. Further to the message from Toronto Public Health earlier this week, we want to remind you of a few important things we must continue to do to help keep our schools safe and healthy for both students and staff before we come together again.

New TPH Screening Tool for Students
One of the most important things we can do to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, is for students to screen themselves daily for any symptoms of COVID-19 and also follow the circumstances in which they should stay home. Toronto Public Health (TPH) has revised its screening tool for students, effective immediately. The update is that everyone in a household must now complete the updated COVID-19 screening daily. Both the TDSB Student Health Pass and the TDSB Health App have been updated with this change.

Testing for COVID-19
Toronto Public Health recommends staff, students and their household members who have even one mild symptom of COVID-19 get tested. TPH will continue to recommend asymptomatic testing in schools where necessary and will work with testing partners to coordinate testing in high-risk cohorts. We will provide updates on testing as it becomes available.

Continued Health and Safety Practices
Please remind your child of the continued importance of hand washing, physical distancing and mask wearing, which is required for all staff, visitors and students JK to Grade 12. Toronto Public Health offers guidance on the qualities of a good mask, which includes being made of at least two layers of tightly woven fabric and, if possible, a middle “filter” layer.

Please remember that parents and students are not to congregate in the school yard, and, outside of school, students should not gather with others, even with those in their cohort.

In our schools, we will continue to promote these strategies as well as continue with our enhanced cleaning practices including twice daily cleaning of high touch surfaces, increasing air flow and improving ventilation including through the use of HEPA filters (in all learning spaces without mechanical ventilation), and opening windows for short periods of time throughout the day to introduce fresh air in classrooms and schools.

Public Health Nurses will also continue to support schools with responding to COVID-19 and building healthy school communities.

Mental Health and Well-Being
These challenging times are not only hard on our physical health, but also our mental health and well-being. Please join us for a webinar with our TDSB mental health professionals tonight — Thursday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. — to learn practical strategies for coping through COVID and have an opportunity to ask questions and learn with our TDSB community. We hope you’ll join us.

Thank you for your continued support and patience. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 and continue to keep our schools safe so our students can focus on learning.

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

Update: NTCI is closed until at least February 10th. Information about quadmester 3 (starting February 8th) will be provided at some point…

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!