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.

Calling All Of Last Year’s Art Students

Calling All Of Last Year’s Art Students
Ms. Withers and Ms. Marquis have saved
your art work and folders from last year.
We have ceramics from the Grades nine, ten
and eleven students along with 2D artwork.
Please come to your old art class at 12:30pm
to pick up your work during the first two weeks of school.
We can’t store it after that so if you want it, come and
get it.

Attention: Students new to NT and the Toronto District School Board:

  • Once a student has been registered, the Board requires 24-48 hrs. to activate the new student account.
  • Students, please keep trying to log into the TDSB using the following information, where #### is the last four digits of a student number, DD is date of birth, and MM is month of birth:
    • Login:  TDSB student number (this will be 9 digits beginning with a 3.  Do not confuse this with your OEN which is a different number entirely).
    • Password:  ####DDMM@Tdsb
  • Once logged in for the first time, you will be prompted to change your password.
  • Please carefully and safely record this new password or commit it to memory.

 Thank you,

NT Guidance Department

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Please see the TDSB main web site for updates.

If you have missed Principal Mack’s weekly eblasts from 2019-20, please see the archives at:

Weekly updates from Trustee Shelley Laskin are available at:

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Virtual Art Gallery

The NTCI Art Department presents Virtual Art Galleries:

There is a 5 second delay on each slide, but you can browse and watch at your own pace. Feel free to view full screen.

Living Through a Pandemic

Art At A Time Like This

A Pandemic Modern Art Mash Up

Postcards for a  Pandemic

Your 2020 Student Council

  • President – Cameron Gilliland
  • Senior Vice President – Kate Gilliland 
  • Junior Vice President – Gordon Wang
  • Treasurer – Carson Paton 
  • Secretary – Nicole Kan 
  • Social Convener – Hilary Tanner 
  • NTAA – President (Female) – Kiara Distin
  • NTAA – President (Male)Augustin Benoit
  • Environmental Minister Evelyn Kim
  • Music Council President Julia Fowell
  • Art Council President Anna Sum

NT Creates! contest

Full poster and contest rules: NTCI Creates

If you’ve been drawing, painting, writing, piano playing, or being creative in some other way, we’d love to see what you can do. All students are invited to submit audio, visual or written works at the google form in our bios for a chance to win gift card prizes and be featured in a special issue of Graffiti!

Submissions will be judged anonymously (names of creators will be removed) by eight NT students from various grades, selected for their involvement in art, music, and writing within the school. These judges will select five finalists from each of the three categories (art, music, and writing) whose work will be posted to digital Graffiti for school wide anonymous judging via google forms.

The winning pieces will be compiled in a special digital edition of Graffiti, and the identity of all finalists will be revealed! Winners will also receive gift cards to some of our favourite stores around NT!

  • The deadline for submission is Wednesday June 10th at 4:00pm.
  • Finalists will be announced Friday June 12th.
  • Student voting will take place from Saturday June 13th at 9:00am to Sunday June 14th at 11:59pm.
  • Winners will be announced Monday, June 15th.


  • All students may submit two pieces of original work to each category (Art, Music, Writing).
  • Works must be the creation of individuals. Collaborations are not accepted at this time.
  • Submissions should be sent to ntcigraffiti@gmail.com no later than June 10th at 4pm.
  • Two students from each grade will make up the judging panel for finalists. All names and identifiers will be removed from submissions before judging to reduce bias. (Visual artists please keep this in mind when choosing if/where to place your signature, as it will be cropped out for judging.)

Formatting Guidelines:

  • Art Submissions must be attached as a PDF, .jpeg., or .jpg, and can be any form of static visual media (no videos).
  • Musical submissions should be submitted as a Youtube link, google drive link, or mp3 file. The maximum time is five minutes.
  • Written submissions must be no more than 1500 words, size 12 double-spaced in an easy to read font (Times New Roman, Arial, etc. are acceptable). Poetry, song lyrics, short stories, and creative nonfiction are all acceptable formats. All works should be submitted as a PDF.

All submission titles should be formatted:Full Name_Title_Category_NTCI Creates