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Welcome to Week 3 (Sep 17-21)


Thanks again for a successful start-up and the support you are giving each other! Special thanks to those who responded to the call for help with TA interviews for colleagues who are not with us for the time being! Thanks also to everyone who continue to commit to guiding students and providing them with an engaging program/learning experience/extra-curricular activities during this challenging time! We hope the good academic routines established during scheduled days will continue as we begin our Day 1 – 10 schedule.


 Reminders for the week:


  • Welcome to Andrea Mackay who will be the LTO for Joanna Torossian’s position!
  • TA Interviews – Our bi-weekly interviews begin this week. Please ensure a consistent schedule is established and that the information is communicated with parents/guardians. As a reminder, we ask that all grade 9’s and new students have their first TA interview within the first 2 weeks of our Day 1-10 Schedule.  Please ensure that parental/custodian emails are in our system and that parents/custodians can access email at work or home.  We are in the process of coordinating a time when Guidance and Admin can set some time aside for the TA review meetings.  We will send this out by email when dates and times are set.
  • Web Marks – Please remember to include your sunset courses when loading your classes into Web Marks. If you are unsure if you have sunset classes or which ones they are, please see your SBAT counsellor. PLEASE DO NOT LOAD CHV, GLC, and GPP until we advise you – these are the W.A.R.D. course and need to be set up first by Nicole Powell.
  • Student Attendance – Please connect with your SBAT administrator if you have any concerns about the attendance of your advisees. Early intervention should help break some bad habits.  We are committed to working with you to address these issues.
  • Annual Learning Plans (ALPs) – All permanent teachers should have their ALPs reviewed by their SBAT administrator and signed off by October 5th. Updates can be done throughout the year.
  • SAC - Gr. 9 Elections on Sep 21 (Fri) - all Grade 9s will assemble in the cafeteria Period 1 for the Grade 9 SAC elections
  • OASIS leaders are attending training at camp robin hood on Friday, from 9:30-1:30​pm​



This Week’s Schedule:


Monday, September 17 – Day 4 - Unit 1 Suggested Target Date

  •  Girls' Field Hockey Tryouts @ MW, 3-4pm, coaches:  Cunningham-Reimann/Visconti
  • Tennis Team tryouts @ L'Amoreaux, 3 - 4pm, Coach:  Simone
  • Jr/Sr Varsity Boys'/Girls' Rugby Tryouts/Practice, MW field, 3-4:30pm, Kennedy/Peets


Tuesday, September 18 – Day 5

  • Parent Council Meeting – AGM – 7pm in library
  • Golf Team tryout, depart @2:30pm, dismissed from location, Emer unavailable
  • Tennis Team tryouts @ L'Amoreaux, 3 - 4pm, Coach: Simone
  • Sr. Boys' Volleyball in MW gym 3pm-4:30pm, coaches:  Sersanti/Harrison
  • Jr/Sr Varsity Boys'/Girls' Rugby Tryouts/Practice, MW field, 3-4:30pm, Kennedy/Peets


Wednesday, September 19 – Day 6

  • Meet the TA Night – 7pm in Café. Please extend invitation to TA parents/custodians.
  • TMJ3C1/3E1 trip to Roarockit Skateboard, depart 9:30, 12:30pm return, DeRose/Harrison unavailable
  • Numeracy Data Analysis, EQAO - OLMC, whole day, Bullock & Lena out


Thursday, September 20 – Day 7

  • Lockdown Drill #1
  • Engalla out on code 83 (SHSM)
  • WE Day @ Scotiabank Arena, 7am - 2:30pm, dismissed from location, Harnum out
  • LSSAC meeting, 2pm, Office Conference Room
  •  Jr/Sr Varsity Boys'/Girls' Rugby Tryouts/Practice, MW field, 3-4:30pm, Kennedy/Peets


 Friday, September 21 – Day 8

  • SAC - Gr. 9 Elections - all Grade 9s will assemble in the cafeteria Period 1 for the Grade 9 SAC elections
  • HRT3M2/NBE3U1 Trip to Ryerson University, Meet @subway, 9am-2:30pm, Largo/Mak unavailable
  • Literacy Teams - Data Analysis – OLMC, whole day, Brighton & Bailey out
  • K-12 Principal online meeting - Magee unavailable for 9:30-11am
  • OASIS leaders are attending training at camp robin hood on Friday, from 9:30-1:30​pm - Hayes, Candiotto out​​




  • Thanks to Chaplaincy team for arranging for a special mass for Len and everyone for keeping him in our prayers! We are very encouraged by the latest positive news as you read in Paulette’s email!
  • A special thanks to all of our staff for your fine efforts for our first Fire Drill with revised groupings and gathering locations! Staff and students exited the building and got into assigned groups in good time. A reminder from the TA to the advisees re: no headphones/earbuds and talking are allowed while exiting building. Thanks also to the TAs for holding their TA group card up! It was a big help to students and also us, monitors, to find the various groups in a timely manner!
  • Thanks to all those staff involved with OASIS in putting together a wonderful “Meet OASIS Leaders” event for our Grade 9’s this week; your hard work is paramount in ensuring our new students feel welcomed into our community! OASIS is such an important part of helping our grade 9s feel a part of our community. Thanks again!
  • Thanks to Nicole Powell and Lisa Bailey for organizing a Lunch-and-Learn on webmarks for colleagues new to our school. This timely session helps with planning for TA interviews and communicating progress with parents/students/custodians/colleagues amongst other things.T
  • Thanks to Nicole Powell and the Yearbook Team for their outstanding efforts! Students have now received their 2017-2018 yearbooks and can enjoy it with family and friends.
  • T​hanks to those staff members who have volunteered to be part of the LSSAC committee!

​TA Tip(s) of the week


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A reminder that TA interv​iews start on Monday (Day 4). A note to our new staff: In order to create a new interview, click on the “TA Interview” tab on the student profile page and then click the “Add Interview" button.  If you have any questions, you can ask a member of your department or call Lisa Weathers or Lisa Bailey (6047).​