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​Letter to Parents 

August 25 2020 

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s) in the Michael Power- St. Joseph High School Community,

I hope that all is well with you and your family. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that as an administrative team we have been working to ensure a smooth and safe start to 2020 and looking forward to welcoming our school community back.

In the meantime, together with our Catholic School Parent Council, I would like to invite you to a Michael Power-St. Joseph Virtual Town Hall on Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm  to address questions that you may have. Parents please check your email for more information.   

At this time, I would like to clarify one question that I have been receiving about the differences between the Adapted In-Person Option of school versus the 100% Distance Learning Option.  

For both options:

·        Students work on and earn two credits at a time.

·        The first quadmester will end in mid-November (exact date to be determined, based on staggered start dates).

·        Students will receive final report cards at the end of each quadmester.

·        Students can alternate between the two options at the end of each quadmester.

For the Fully Remote Learning Option:

·        Courses will be taught through a Virtual School that is being established by TCDSB.

·        Teachers will be part of the online school staff, not Michael Power-St. Joseph teachers.

·        Every attempt will be made to match students’ period 1 and 2 courses, when possible.

·        Course offerings will depend on teacher availability.

·        Specialty courses such as IB and Extended French must be taught by specially trained teachers and are unlikely to be available in the virtual school.

·        Students who choose this option will continue to have access to guidance counsellor and school supports from Michael Power-St. Joseph H.S.

Further details about the TCDSB school re-opening plan can be found using the link below (press Control and click to follow the link):

Please be aware that if you feel you would like to change your choice of school learning options or have not received the survey, please email  by Friday, August 28, and we will record your changed response.

I will be in touch again with details about logistics of the return to school plan. In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you at Our Virtual Town Hall Meeting on August 31, 2020.




Rose Mary Rossetti