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Have a Safe and Happy Summer – from the SHPS Staff!

24 Jun

The staff at Summit Heights would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer!  Check out our well-wishes to you on this youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92e2QBVLma8&t

 
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TDSB Update on Secondary Review, Update from TDSB Psychology Dept.

18 Jun

Secondary Program Review Interim Report 
The Interim Report of the Secondary Program Review was presented to Trustees last month, a first step in the development of a plan to address the inequities and imbalances throughout our current system. This report supports our next step forward as we start to re-imagine and re-draw our system in consultation and collaboration with our communities to enhance equity and support the achievement and well-being of each and every student in the TDSB, now and in the future.

We want to hear from you! Any recommendations made through this process will have an impact on current elementary students, as young as Grade 1. Our plan, if approved by Trustees in the fall, will create the roadmap for changes to our secondary schools and programs over the next 8 to 10 years.

No specific schools have been named for consolidation and no further steps will be taken without extensive local community consultation. Over the next four months, students, parents, staff and community members can continue to provide feedback and further insight through delegations and their local Trustee, by email to secondaryreview@tdsb.on.ca or on our online form. The Secondary Program Review Final Report will be presented to the Board in October 2020.

From TDSB Psychology Department:

Please take a moment to read through the 3rd issue Hearts & Minds, which is being shared by the TDSB’s Psychological Services department.  To read this issue, or others if you missed earlier issues, they can be found on the TDSB Psychological Services website, along with some information about the Psychology department. We hope you find it timely and helpful as we enter the last weeks of school, and look forward to the summer months.

Thank you.

 
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TDSB Term 2 Report Card Update

18 Jun

Dear Families,

Due to the current school closures resulting from COVID-19, final report cards will be distributed to TDSB students and parents/guardians in a digital format using School Messenger, an email communication system currently used by schools. Individual Education Plan (IEP) Summaries will also be provided and distributed in a digital format, if applicable.

As per Ontario Student Records (OSR) guidelines, a signed, printed copy of the report card will be filed in the OSR when schools reopen.

The TDSB will take the following steps to deliver a report card for each student in a secure manner:
1.     You will receive an email with the report card attached as a password-protected PDF file.

  • Kindergarten Communication of Learning and Grades 1 to 8 report cards will be emailed to parents/guardians between June 22 and 26.
  • Secondary report cards will be emailed to both parents/guardians and students’ TDSB email address between July 3 – 8.

2.     The password will be unique for each report card.

3.     The password format will be communicated in each email, not the password itself.

If you prefer not to receive your child’s report card via email, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of this message. To adjust your preferences, deselect “Report Card” and click “Update Preferences” to save the changes. Parents/guardians who opt out of an email delivered report card will receive a printed copy upon request when schools reopen.

Please contact Mr. Mah if you have any questions.

 
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SHPS June 2020 “Virtual Talent Show”

19 May

Hello Summit Heights Community!

I hope this email finds you all well!

Every year students have the option of performing in the Summit Heights Talent Show. There is so much talent in our school and I would like to continue the Summit Heights tradition of having our year end talent show, but as you know, this year will be a little different…

I will be creating a talent show video, that will be posted to all three of my Google Classrooms at the end of the school year for the all the students to see (and this year, parents get to watch too)!

It will be a wonderful video that will showcase all the wonderful talent at Summit Heights.

If your child would like to participate in the talent show, here are the various talents that your child can choose to perform:

  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Playing an instrument
  • Monologue
  • Magic tricks
  • Unique skills (e.g. juggling)
  • Comedy

So how will this work?

  1. Your child will need to submit a video of themselves performing their talent
  2. They will have 2 minutes or less to showcase their talent.
  3. They will need to introduce themselves before they begin their talent. They will need to say their name, what they will be doing and give credit to the artist that they are using (if using a song). Normally myself or Mrs. Greco would be introducing them, so it is very important they introduce themselves (or someone else can introduce them).
  4. Please have your child wait 5 seconds at the beginning of the video before they start and wait 5 seconds after they are finished before they turn off the camera. This is for editing purposes.
  5. You may perform with members of your family.
  6. Please send your videos to me through your child’s private account in my google classroom under Talent Show Video. You can attach the video like you are “turning in” an assignment. You may also send it through to my Summit email at robyn.shapiro@tdsb.on.ca
  7. Once the video is finished (TBA) it will be posted to my Kindergarten, Primary and Junior Google Classrooms for the students (and parents) to watch and enjoy!
  1. All videos must be submitted by June 5th. Late submissions will not be included.
  2. VERY IMPORTANT – Only students who submitted their media release forms can participate in the Video Talent Show

If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message through google classroom. You can send me a private message through your child’s account under Talent Show Video or you can contact me at robyn.shapiro@tdsb.on.ca.

There’s a link at the bottom of this email to a video of myself as an example on how to submit your video.

I am looking forward to seeing all the amazing talent!

Have Fun!

Mrs. Shapiro 🙂

The following link is a sample “Talent Show” video by Ms.Shapiro:  Click to Download

 
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Greco Gazette (SHPS Library Update)

06 Apr
Greco Gazette One
 
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Announcement from Director John Malloy

26 Mar

March 25, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 continue all around us, I hope you and your families are doing well under what continues to be very challenging circumstances. I know the stress of social distancing, lack of routine and trying to balance everything as best you can is continuing to mount for many of us. During this unprecedented time, you likely have a number of questions about your child(ren)’s education and while I am not able to answer all of them at this point, I want to provide an update in hopes of addressing as many as possible.

First, as you may know, Premier Doug Ford has announced that schools will not be returning on April 6, 2020 as initially scheduled. We have not yet received any additional information on this, however we will update parents/guardians as soon as we do. In the meantime, we ask that you continue using the Learn at Home resources provided by the Ministry of Education and the Student Learning Resources provided by the TDSB.

The Ministry of Education has asked school boards to use the next two weeks to develop plans to establish the delivery of curriculum for an extended closure. Working with the Ministry, we are developing a plan that would connect teachers to their students and/or their parents/guardians on a system-wide basis and would restore teacher-led learning to the greatest extent possible. In developing this plan, we are considering a number of different factors:

 Exploring ways to provide students with access to devices and the internet.
 Accommodations needed by different types of learners, students with special needs, and English-language learners.
 Programming for Adult and Continuing Education students.
 Our support for student mental health and well-being including providing online resources and outreach to students and families.

As you can imagine, developing a plan for 247,000 students while schools are closed and on an extremely tight timeline, is challenging to say the least. At the same time, our goal is to create teaching and learning conditions that will, as best as possible given the circumstances, lead to the successful completion of the school year for all students and to support students in advancing to the next school year and to graduate. We will share this important plan with parents/guardians as soon as possible.

Finally, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has announced the closure of a number of city amenities including all city-owned playgrounds, sports fields, and basketball and tennis courts to limit public congregation and reduce the spread of COVID-19. All Toronto schools have been called on to do the same. For that reason, the TDSB will be closing all playgrounds and other amenities, including our sports fields and basketball and tennis courts, until further notice. As always, I would encourage you to continue to monitor developments from public health and government officials. For the latest advice on how you and your family can stay safe and healthy, Toronto Public Health has a number of important resources that are continually being updated.

While there are challenges that lie ahead, I remain confident that we can find a way forward together. In the meantime, I want to thank you for your continued patience and understanding. I will be in touch again soon with additional information.

Sincerely,
Director John Malloy

 
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