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Grade 9 Info Nights 2016-2017

Grade 9 Info Nights will take place throughout the for grade eight parents and students. Please visit the TDSB's High School Info Nights webpage for a list of dates.

Students and parents are encouraged to attend open houses at all schools your child is interested in attending. It is very important that you attend the open houses at schools that have a specialized program that you are considering applying to. You will find out more about the application process and the deadlines specific to that school and/or program.

Finding Your Home Secondary School: Your child will have a home secondary school assigned to them based on your address. Your young person does not need to apply to a home school since it is based on your residential address. To find your Home school, visit the TDSB's Find Your School webpage.

Optional Attendance 2016-2017

If your child is not planning on attending their home secondary school, they have the option of applying to two additional schools under the Optional Attendance process. Contact  for more info. 

What is Optional Attendance?

Attached are the fact sheet on Optional Attendance and the Optional Attendance application forms [Optional Attendance forms will be available in December 2015] for students applying to schools OTHER than their home secondary school.

The TDSB has an Open/Closed list (scoll down to Secondary) that lists schools that are accepting Optional Attendance forms [Open], schools that are NOT accepting Optional Attendance [Closed] and schools that are accepting some Optional Attendance [Limited]. The 2016-2017 list will be available in January, 2017.

If your child is planning to apply to a school through the Optional Attendance process, then all Optional Attendance forms must be signed by the school administration prior to parents/guardians delivering them to the desired Open or Limited secondary schools. The deadline applications to be submitted is January, 2017. Students can only apply to two Optional Attendance schools for regular programs and two for specialized.

The course selection process will begin late January/early February. Course selections will be done at school, signed by parents and submitted by the Guidance Counsellor. Students who are certain they are attending their home school will likely chose their courses via Families are encouraged to explore this website.

Students who have applied elsewhere under Optional Attendance, have North Toronto as a home school or are waiting for an Offer of Placement will chose 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. Please watch for this to come home for your signature late January/early February. Kindly return them promptly to your child’s teacher as the course selection process is considered your child’s registration for secondary school.

Optional Attendance Fact Sheet  [Note: the Fact sheet is from 2014-2015]

Secondary Optional Attendance Form [Available January 2017

Key Dates:

February 3, 2017
Optional attendance forms due at secondary school

February 17, 2017
Deadline for parents/guardians of students to be informed of the status of the application request

February 24, 2017
Course selection sheets due at elementary schools

March 3, 2017
Course selection sheets due at secondary schools

Contact Me

You can reach me the following ways:

(416) 393-9335 

Visit my Guidance Info website.

My Hodgson days are on Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Ask your child's Homeroom teacher about support from the guidance counselor.

How to use myBlueprint

Students: Go to the tdsb page on Go to 'New User", select "Elementary student (7-8)  Click on "Create Account" and follow the steps provided.  You will need a valid email address and your Ontario Education Number (OEN).  You can find the OEN on your report card.  You can also come to the office and we can provide the OEN. 

Parents: Parents are encouraged to create an account and link it to their child's account. Go to the tdsb page on Go to 'New User", and "Select School" Choose the school your child will attend (you can change this at any time. Click on "Create Account" and select "click to view other account types" and follow the steps provided.  
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282 Davisville Ave
Toronto, ON
M4S 1H2

Superintendent: Ian Allison
Trustee: Shelley Laskin

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