Grade 8 Visits

GRADE 8 VISIT FOR STUDENTS

Thursday, December 13, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

If you are not currently attending Deer Park, Hodgson or Glenview
and you live in our district, please call 416-393-9180 ext. 20040 to register.


GRADE 9 INFORMATION EVENING FOR PARENTS OF GRADE 8 STUDENTS*

*Parents and students living outside of our district are welcome to attend.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

6:00 p.m. Doors Open and Materials Available
6:30 p.m. Formal Program Begins
(no need to register for parent session)

Before you make the important decision about which secondary school to
attend, find out about:

  • our strong academic focus
  • our extensive co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities
  • our superlative program in music and the arts
  • our emphasis on the development of student leadership

Grade 8 Visit for Students FLYER –DEC 2018

Report Cards Monday, Parent-Teacher Interviews Thursday

Report Card distribution was on Monday during Home Form. Please ask your child to see the report card package as it contains important information regarding online sign-up procedures for Parent Teacher Interviews.

Parent Teacher interviews are Thursday, November 22 with afternoon and evening sessions.

The Parent Teacher Interview appointment sign-up link went “live” on Monday Nov. 19 at 4pm and is available until Wednesday Nov. 21 at 10pm.  Appointments are scheduled for Thurs. Nov. 22 from 2-4pm and 6-8:30pm.

The NTCI-parentInterview scheduling website can be accessed at https://ntci.parentinterview.com

Consultation: Education in Ontario

The Ministry of Education is inviting everyone – parents, students, educators and interested individuals or organizations – to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario.

The goal is to prepare Ontario students for success, improve their academic achievement and equip them with the tools needed to enter the working world. Please complete the survey at: http://fortheparents.ca

Consultation closing date: December 15, 2018

September 7th Weekly Bulletin Attachments

Here are the two letters to the school community:  a welcome letter from Trustee Laskin and a letter to inform the school community that a service animal will be in the school starting on Sept 17.

Trustee Shelley Laskin’s Back To School Letter:

The Service Dog in the school:

Service animals are trained and recognized by an accredited training facility and are able to assist with many of the routine activities which may pose as challenging for some students.  A service dog will be supporting one of our students in each of her classes throughout the school day.  Students and staff within these classrooms will receive more direct instruction and training as to the proper procedures and conduct when around the animal.  Please refer to the posted letter for further information.

Letter to Inform School Community a Service Animal will be in the School

(My apologies in the delay uploading them today. M. Kinoshita)

Cuba Trip – Feb. 15-24, 2019

This exciting 10 day partial service trip to Cuba is open to all NTCI students with priority given to students studying Spanish and/or Music.  Although a 10 day trip, only 4 school days will be missed due to a PA Day, Family Day and 2 weekends.  For information please attend the parent/student meeting on Wednesday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in Rm. 215 or contact Ms. Elliott or Mr. Varahidis.

Timetable changes

Timetable Change Request Period: Tues. Sept. 4th at 2:15 p.m. until Wed. Sept. 12th at 9:00 a.m.

Process for Requesting Timetable Changes in September

Beginning September 4th, students may make ONE request for timetable changes during this period through submitting the google form: https://goo.gl/forms/51O96DqO1g5skmMb2 (form will be active during the change request period). Once the form is submitted online, please print the copy that is emailed to you, attach any relevant documentation, have your parent/guardian sign the printed form, and return the form to the Guidance Office. Parent signature indicates approval of requested change/s and acceptance of any resulting timetable changes that may occur in order to fulfill this request. Only ONE request form may be submitted (if more than one form is submitted, only the first submission will be considered).

These requests will be processed based on the following priority sequence: students who were pulled out of overenrolled courses in June, admission pre-requisite required for post-secondary plans, change in level (between Applied, Academic, and Enriched), summer school credit completed, new registrations, straight drops (Grade 11 and 12 students may drop courses without penalty up until the Full Disclosure deadline in April), and changes to electives. All changes are subject to availability.

The Guidance Office will work to accommodate as many change requests as possible with a target completion date of September 17th. Should the requested change be possible, the student will be placed in their course/s and an email will be sent indicating that their new timetable is available for pick up.

Students who wish only to drop a course can come to the Guidance Office Tuesday, September 4th between 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. (signed parent permission required for students under 18).

Student TDSB account passwords reset

All student passwords were reset to the shared secret password.  To access your account (and most importantly the Wi-Fi), please log on to a TDSB computer and do the following:

1. Enter your student number.

2. Enter your shared secret password (last 4 digits of student number, numeric day of birth, numeric month of birth followed immediately by the suffix @Tdsb).

Format: ####DDMM@Tdsb

Sample:  Student Number is 333 550 100  Birthday is March 17, 2002.   Password reset is:  01001703@Tdsb

3. At the prompt, change your password from the shared secret password to something else that you will remember.

Your new password must be a minimum of 8 characters and must include three of the following four features: upper case letter, lower case letter, number, special character (!@#$%^&*).  Additionally, your password cannot contain either your first or last name.

End of Year Reminders

  1. Monday, June 25 – Exam review (8:45-9:45 am):
  2. Tuesday, June 26 – Results day (12:30-1:15 pm):
    • Final marks are available for students.
    • Summer school registration begins.  Summer school registration closes on Wednesday June 27 at 11 am.  Summer school spots are limited; if you want choice of location, it’s best to register on Tuesday.
    • Lockers must be emptied (lock removed) by 2 pm today. Contents will be put in lost and found.
  3. June 27-29 – PA Days
  4. June 29
    • Final report cards mailed home
  5. Summer Hours:
    • The office will be open 8 a.m.  – 4 p.m. until Friday July 13.

    • We will re-open on Monday August 20 at 8 a.m.

  6. August Timetable Pickup & School Photos
    1. Pick up timetables, student planners, and other documents
    2. Have School Photo Taken
    3. Pay Student Fees or Pay in advance by “Cash-On-Line” (more info) ($90)
    4. Wednesday, August 29 – Grade 9
    5. Thursday, August 30 – Grades 10-12
      1. A to G — 9:00 – 10:30 am
      2. H to O — 10:45 – 12:00
      3. P to Z — 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Student TDSB Network Password

  • Students can now reset their own passwords for the TDSB network!  (Check your TDSB email for details)

Your TDSB Google Account Content

  • Students leaving the TDSB can download the content from their Google account using Google Takeout. Read the Q&A here.

Outdoor Rain Project

Students enrolled in grade 11 Visual Art were challenged to bring a little sunshine to the rainy spring weather by creating positive street art-inspired stencils to apply to the concrete outside their school with an invisible  hydrophobic spray.  This means that when wet, the concrete treated with the spray retained its color, while the areas that were not sprayed darkened.   After learning about how artistic interventions could be used to inform or change behaviour, students enjoyed  turning design lessons on typography into  light-hearted inspirational messages to brighten up  the next rainy day of our local community passers by.

 

The hydrophobic spray  is originally the brainchild of Seattle  entrepreneur Peregrine Church at Rainworks, is environmentally friendly and lasts about three months.