Grade 9 Course Selection

The Grade 9 course selection process happens in February. Grade 9 course selection sheets have been sent home with students along with this informative letter from TDSB Guidance.  Please take some time to review the information provided in this letter. 

Course selection is done in class with Ms. Chaplin (our Guidance Counselor) via MyBlueprint. Final course selection sheets are printed from MyBlueprint, signed by parents and delivered to high schools by Ms. Chaplin. We encourage you to explore the MyBlueprint website with your child. (Please see the instructions below this article.)

Key Dates for Secondary Course Selection

February 5, 2018: All signed course selection sheets due to Grade 8 homeroom teachers.
February 20, 2018:  A signed copy of your child's My Blueprint online registration is due to homeroom teacher.
March 2, 2018: All Grade 9 course selection sheets delivered delivered to secondary schools by Ms. Chaplin.

Note: Only ONE course selection per student is submitted for ONE secondary school by the elementary school counsellor.

Students who have applied elsewhere under Optional Attendance, have Northern or North Toronto as a home school or are waiting for an Offer of Placement will choose their courses for their home school on a hard copy course selection sheet. If they are accepted to their desired school under Optional Attendance, a new course selection sheet will be provided to them promptly. (Parents are informed about optional attendance acceptance on February 16, 2018.)
 

Please connect with Valerie.Chaplin@tdsb.on.ca if you have any questions about the course selection process.

Trustee Laskin's Ward Forum

Trustee Laskin is hosting a Ward Forum meeting at Hodgson MS on March 1, 7:00 to 9:00 pm..  The topics will be Planning, Capital and 2018-2019 Budget. A Ward Forum is a regular meeting of parents, school community, Trustees and Board staff of schools in a ward.  This Ward Forum Agenda provides more information about the evening's events. We hope that you can join us!

Roof Replacement at Hodgson

Hodgson’s roof is scheduled to be replaced this year. The project will replace the roof on the original part of the school and also the gymnasium roof, providing it doesn’t have an impact on the upcoming addition. Construction should begin in the first week of December and will take about 10 weeks, depending on weather conditions.
 
This project is part of a major roof repair initiative happening in the TDSB this year and because of the volume of school roofs being repaired, work must continue throughout the school year during daylight hours.  TDSB staff will make every effort to do as much work outside of regular school hours as possible.
 
The roofing process can cause strong and unpleasant odours, which, at times, may enter the building. Please be assured that there is no risk to our students and staff. We are working with TDSB Facilities and Health and Safety teams to reduce discomfort, including keeping windows and doors closed, ensuring all air intake openings are closed and that the building’s ventilation system is on recirculation mode to ensure no outside air is introduced. Alternate accommodations will be made for students and staff in the event of sensitivity to the fumes.
 
You can also find more information about the initiative at www.tdsb.on.ca/AboutUs/FacilityServices/RoofRepairs.aspx. Should you have any concerns about your child’s health and safety related to this work, please do not hesitate to contact me.