April 2017 is the TDSB’s Census Month: During the month of April, the TDSB will be conducting the Student and Parent Census from all students in Grades 4-12 and parents of students in JK-Grade 6. In preparation for the administration, I have attached a Parent Information Letter to explain the purpose of the census and how data will be collected. Parents who do not wish to have their child participate should return the bottom portion of the letter in last week's newsletter to the main office by March 31st. For more information, please refer to the Board Website at www.tdsb.on.ca.
From Trustee Glover: The next Special Education Forum will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 pm at Seneca School. The forum will feature a panel of guest speakers that will focus on Training and Employment for Students with Special Needs. If possible, RSVP by March 31 to Nancy.Trendoff@tdsb.on.ca. Childminding will be provided upon request with your RSVP.
From The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre: The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre is holding a workshop for parents on Talking with Your Teen About Suicide and Self-Harm The workshop will take place on Thursday, April 27th, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Registration is required and availability of child supervision will be confirmed at the time of registrations. Call 416 - 924 - 1164 ext. 2167 to reserve your spot.
OSSLT – Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be written on this coming Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The test will be written by Grade 10 students as well as senior students who were previously eligible but have not written the test or who were previously unsuccessful. Please be aware that the OSSLT is a graduation requirement and is only written once per year and students who are absent on the day of the test will have to wait until spring of 2018 to write. Special Education and English as a Second Language students may be given additional time to complete the test in accordance with their individual education plan. There will be no scheduled classes for any students while the Literacy test is in progress. Shortened classes for all students are scheduled for the afternoon. Students will be receiving practice materials and working with their various teachers to prepare for the Literacy Test. Students and parents can visit the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s website (www.eqao.com) for more information and to view sample assessments. If you have any questions regarding the OSSLT please see the attached letter or contact Ms. Greeley in the Main Office.
The schedule for the day will be as follows:
OSSLT –DAY 2 SCHEDULE
8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Literacy Test
12:00 p.m. – 12:55 p.m. Lunch
12:55 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Period 1
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Period 2
2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. Period 4
2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Period 3/Announcements
From Special Education - IPRC (Reviews) for Students with ExceptionalitiesThe Ministry of Education requires that every student that has a listed exceptionality on their IEP, have their exceptionality and placement reviewed yearly. In situations where parents and students agree that no changes are necessary, they may choose not to have the Annual IPRC (Review). If your child has a listed exceptionality and you are not interested in reviewing the suitability of their exceptionality or their placement, please email or phone to indicate you would like to WAIVE this year's IPRC.
If your child has a listed exceptionality and you would like to review the suitability of their exceptionality or their placement, please email or phone to indicate you would like to SCHEDULE a meeting for an IPRC. Meetings will be 20 minutes long and be scheduled between 9 am and 3 pm.
- Students whose surnames end in A-L will be scheduled for meetings on Thursday, April 20, 2017 and Friday, April 21, 2017
- Students whose surnames end in M-Z will be scheduled for meetings on Monday, April 24, 2017 and Tuesday, April 25, 2017
To waive or schedule a meeting, please email the Special Education Department at email@example.com or call 416-394-7840 ext.20137.