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From the faculty and support staff at Richview to you our Saint Families, we wish you a restful and satisfying summer break. We look forward to another fantastic year commencing September 8.

Important Year-End Dates

Summer School:  Please discuss with your son/daughter if they may need to pre-register for a summer school remediation course.  You will need to go on to the TDSB website (→High School→Night School and Summer School) to see if the course is available and to get instructions regarding registering.  Please be advised that for grades 9 and 10, Guidance has discussed with many students the possibility of attending summer school to earn remediation credits. In grades 11 and 12, it is the student’s responsibility to sign up for summer school if they are in jeopardy of not earning a credit.  The deadline to sign up for remedial credits, transfer courses, non-credit literacy and numeracy courses and full credit courses is Friday, June 26th by 2:00 p.m. Register early as space is limited.

Final Locker Clean-out:  This is a reminder to all students that lockers are to be completely cleaned out and locks removed by Tuesday, June 23rd at Noon.  After this time, locks will be cut off and contents disposed of appropriately.  

Final Marks Review Day:  Marks Review Day will take place on Tuesday, June 23rd.   It is strongly recommended that students come to school and check over their exams and final course marks. All classes will held on a mini-day schedule as per the times below.  

Period 1: 9:15 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.    Period 5:  10:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Period 2: 9:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.    Period 6:  10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Period 3: 9:55 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  Period 7:  11:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.

Period 4: 10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m Period 8:  11:35 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

Report Card Pick-Up – Report cards will be available for pick up on Thursday, June 25th between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon in homerooms. Any report cards not picked up during this time will be available in the Main Office from Noon on Friday, June 26th to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10th. 

N. B. - Students should also ensure that all textbooks, library books/fines and other school property are returned to their teachers to avoid any delays in the issuance of their report cards.


FINAL EXAMS 2015 - CLICK HERE Attached you will find the dates and times for all final exams. These dates are firm and may not be rescheduled. A more complete copy with class sections and writing locations will be handed out to students this week in Home Form. Please direct any questions to Ms. Tuck. Volunteers needed for Challenger Baseball Anyone looking to complete some volunteer hours and have fun playing baseball this summer? Best Buddies is looking for volunteers to come out about once a week for a couple hours to helpout with the Etobicoke Challenger Baseball League! We are looking for volunteers to coach and support the players.There is a sign-up sheet in the office so come on down to sign up for more info! The Schedule is as follows:
June 19 @ Queensway South Park – 6 PM to 7 PM June 26 @ Queensway South Park – 6 PM to 7 PM July 17@ Queensway South Park – 6 PM to 7 PM July 24 @ Queensway South Park – 6 PM to 7 PM

     Ribfest...Hey Richview students!
The spirited support of worthy causes is the work of many Richview CI students, staff and parents. So too is the support of the Rotary Club with it's annual event held from June 27-July 1 at Centennial Park in support of many worthy causes. and volunteers can assist with set up before and after on June 25/26 and July 2. Everything you need to know is contained in this High School volunteer info sheet.pdf .

100% of funds raised is given away.

In the past 13 years through funds raised at Toronto Ribfest, Rotary Etobicoke has donated over $3 million to humanitarian organizations, including:

Anduhyaun Inc.
Angel Foundation for Learning
Arts Etobicoke
Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders
Camp Enterprise (Youth Program)
Conseil scolaire Viamonde, Ecole elementaire Felix-Leclerc
David Hornell Junior School Parent Council
Dorothy Ley Hospice
Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women
Equally Healthy Kids Breakfast Program
Etobicoke General Hospital
Etobicoke Services for Seniors
Eva`s Initiatives
Expect Theatre/Spark Collective
F.E.A.T. for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Famous People Players
FoodShare Toronto
Habitat For Humanity
Humber River Regional Hospital
Invictus Rugby Football Club
Jean Tweed Centre
Lakeshore Arts
Lakeshore Community Policing Station
Lakeshore Out of the Cold
Light Patrol
Milkweed Collective
North York Harvest Food Bank
P.A.C.T. (Youth Crime Reduction Program)
Rathburn Area Youth
Rexdale Community Health Centre
Rotary Peace Park
Rotary Youth Scholarships
Salvation Army
Second Harvest
Snoezelen Room at Seneca School
Social Planning Toronto
Society of St Vincent de Paul - St. Theresa`s Church
St. James Food Basket
St. Joe`s Hospital
St. Matthew`s Anglican Church, Islington
Stonegate Community Health Centre
Stonegate Ministry
The Training Renewal Foundation
The Troup Program (Toronto Outreach Program for Youth)
Toronto Fire Dept. Defibrillator
Toronto Foundation for Student Success
Toronto Rehab Foundation
Trillium Hospital
W.A.V.E. - Empowering Youth
Welcome Baby
West Park Healthcare
Windfall Basics
Women`s Habitat
Youth Without Shelter
numerous student scholarships!!!

Report Cards- April 21
This is a reminder that Report Cards are being distributed to students this afternoon. 
For grades 9 and 10 students, Guidance will be discussing with many students the possibility of attending summer school to earn remediation credits.  Please discuss with your son/daughter if they may need to pre-register for a summer school remediation course.   You will need to go on to the TDSB website (→Adult Learners→Adult Credit Programs→Night & Summer School) to see if the course is available and to get instructions regarding registering.  Details regarding courses and locations should be available on the website by the end of this week.   In grades 11 and 12, it is the student’s responsibility to sign up for summer school if they are in jeopardy of not earning a credit.  Registration for summer schools starts on Monday, May 4th.  The deadline to sign up for remedial credits, transfer courses, non-credit literacy and numeracy courses and  full credit courses is Friday, June 27th.  Register early as space is limited.  Summer School starts on Monday, July 6, 2015 and ends on Friday, July 31, 2015. There is no flexibility around these dates, nor are absences allowed.
Richview will begin Summative Activities in the coming days. Please note that as these represent final evaluations (30%), missed work or deadlines will result in a mark of zero. Final exams will take place between June 8th and June 19th, 2015. A formal exam schedule will be given to students in Mid-May. Please note that exam dates are firm and students cannot make arrangements to write them at another time. Please make your summer plans accordingly. Mark Review day (an opportunity for students to review their exam, summative work and final grade) is on Tuesday, June 23rd. Report Card pick up day will be Thursday, June 25th in the morning. Final Report Cards will not be mailed this year.

*Grade 12 Graduation Requirements
 This is an important reminder that as of April 21st, 96 grade 12 students have not yet submitted their community service hours.  These hours are a requirement for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and not completing these hours will affect the acceptance into their post secondary institution.  Please encourage your son/daughter to check the lists in Guidance and if he/she has not yet submitted their hours they need to bring the documentation to Student Services as soon as possible.  Extra copies of the Community Involvement Passport are available in the Student Services office.  Also, please note that the Guidance counsellors will only be available to input these hours until Friday, June 26th  at 2:00 p.m.

Exams and Summatives
Dear Parents and Guardians, as of this week, Richview enters the "summative season." A period of 8 weeks before the end of classes when many courses provide the 30% final mark based on a set of in-class components designed to evaluate a student's mastery of knowledge and skills..."summatives."

 Just like exams, these are compulsory and governed by Ministry and School-based policies clearly delineated on Page 30  in the Richview Student Agenda Handbook (also available on this site). Please review them with your child.

If your child is writing exams, please note that exams are scheduled between June 8 and June 19. No exemptions can be made outside of those validated by medical certificate/legal document submitted within 3 days of the missed exam.

Outside of Moderns, Phys-Ed and Arts courses, there shall be no course in which both a summative and an exam is written.

Please contact us if you have any concerns, 416-394-7980. 

Richview Film Festival
This friday is our second annual Film Festival. Come out to watch the latest and greatest films created by our very own Media students. The festival is TOTALLY FREE and starts at 6:30pm with a CRAFT FAIR featuring the creative work of our students. The movie screenings start at 7:30pm.  We hope to see you there.

Inside Ride
Congratulations to all participants, sponsors and organizers for another highly successful event. Friday March 6 was our 6th edition of the Ride and we raised over $24, 000 bringing our overall total to more than $100 000.
  Welcome Ms. Calce
Richview sends its best wishes to Ms. Fontes who takes leave as of March 2 and welcomes Ms. Calce to take over core French and Spanish classes.

Richview Talent Show!

     For the first time ever Richview is hosting a talent show for all students in the school on March 26th at 7:00 pm at RCI.  The acts must be 2-5 minutes long and can consist of any type of talent. 'Auditions' will be on March the 9th after school at 3:20 pm and those selected must attend rehearsal on March 23rd and 24th after school. We encourage all students to participate to sign up and audition, and parents to come out and support them. Seats will be sold at the auditorium on the 26th for 2$ a seat.  Go Saints!!

Muskoka Woods Leadership Camp 2015
We look forward to fun, friendship and meaningful character education in the beautiful surrounds of Muskoka Woods where some 200 grade 9's and 150 senior student leaders will undertake a milestone Richview event. Special thanks to the dedicated staff who give up 5 long days and days and hours of planning leading up to the camp. Click on the Muskoka Woods menu tab for more information regarding the Fri Jan. 9 training evening and the stations.

Please be advised that the Grade 10 Literacy Test is taking place on Thursday, March 26th, 2015. This is brought to your attention as there is a misprint on the school calendar which states it is the next day.

This Graduation requirement will be written in the morning by all Grade 10 students and any students who were unsuccessful last year. It is mandatory that these students attend as there is no make-up opportunity or alternate time. Classes will take place in a shortened format following the Literacy Test, a schedule will be released closer to the date.

Welcome Back
Classes resume Monday January 5, 2015. We welcome students and staff back for a happy, healthy and productive 2015.

Open House
Members of the community interested in learning about opportunities to register their students at Richview for September 2015 are welcome to Open House, Tues. Jan. 6 at 7pm.

Saints Week 
Congratulations Richview students, staff and parents. Our first ever Saints Week was witnessed a glorious spectrum of home form-based activities and school-wide events during 5 days of extended lunch hours from Dec. 8-12 high-lighted by a Rap Battle, Gotcha, Staff Auction, Silent Auction and dozens of creative ways to build leadership, have fun and raise funds (approximately $6, 500.00) in support of our two causes: 25% to the Ontario March of Dimes and 75% to school-identified capital projects.

In January, the Saints Week Execs will host a lunch time session to hear pitches from students to determine what the school-based target will be. The Execs will also invite interested students and staff to help determine the recipient for next year's charity.

SAINTS- Students Assisting Independent Neighbourhood Toronto Seniors
Our students spent yesterday Nov. 30 at the Scarlet Heights Retirement Residence bringing the joy of the holiday season to a bevy of appreciative seniors. We commend our tremendous students for their generosity of spirit and thank you Mrs. Calabria for your limitless dedication to all things Richview! Next event is cookie baking and decorating on December 6.

Raking Leaves for Seniors in our Community

Saints Week, Dec. 8-12 
Dear Parents, please assist our drive to create gift baskets in support of March of Dimes (25%) and School-based needs (75%) by sending with you son/daughter any item we can fashion into baskets for our silent auction - for parents at the Dec. 11 Music Concert at 7pm and for the students during Saints Week. What items? Tickets to sporting events, movies, gift certificates, household items, car products, non-perishable foods, new clothing, confections etc.

Save Time, Money and Grief
Dear Parent Partners, for a brief but intense period each morning and afternoon, our parking lot becomes a high risk area for driver, vehicle, and especially student safety. To ensure everyone's school/work day is a safe and efficient one, we count on your cooperation to follow the directions provided in this Parking Lot Safety Nov 2014.pdf schematic.

Poinsettia Sale at Richview
It has become a Richview tradition; what better way to both kick off the Christmas season and support your child's high school? Please take advantage of this limited time offer: Poinsettia Sale Nov 20 14.pdf

Dec. 2 Honours Assembly
The Honour Assembly is set for December 2nd to recognise the academic achievements of students that maintained an overall average of 80% and above in 7 courses for last year’s  grades 9, 10 and 11 students. The Honour Roll list is posted outside the main office.  Announcements have been made for the students to check the list and advise Guidance or the Vice-principals if they think that they should be on the Honour Roll.  Invitations were sent through homeroom to the students yesterday.  Please check with your son/daughter if they received an invitation.

Staff Changes
Welcome to Ms. Park who takes Mr. Dipchand's Grade 9 and 10 English and Grade 10 French classes. Mr. Dipchand takes over Madame Bourgeois' assignment while she is on leave.

Navigating the Post-Secondary Destinations- Parent Information Evening

Please join us parents for this popular session that will be held on December 4 from 7-8 pm in our library. Topics include:
the Ontario college application process, 
the Ontario university application process, 
financing post secondary education 
and resources to help you and your child 
make an informed choice.

Once again this year, the component of the Principal’s Advisory Group known as S.A.I.N.T.S. (Students Assisting Independent Neighbourhood Toronto Seniors) is looking to match neighbourhood seniors with students who provide vetted services and support for community members.  The list of activities includes but is not limited to walking pets, raking leaves, shovelling snow, running errands and putting out trash and recycling.

If you know of a senior citizen or needy citizen who requires assistance, be it a family member or neighbour, please contact Staff Advisors Olga Calabria at or Sam Miceli at or  

TDSB Student Email Launch
Coming October 21, students and teachers will enjoy enhanced communication by virtue of student access to TDSB accounts: Student email launch Oct 21 14.docx

Ontario Child Health Study/School Mental Health Survey
The Ministry of Health is launching this initiative between October 2014 and May 2015. It will survey a number of families and several schools.Please learn more from the 2014-OntarioHealthStudyNewsletter.pdf.

Adult French Lessons
Here is your opportunity parents!  Please see details in the link.
Adult French Lessons Oct 2014.pdf

 Muskoka Woods Leadership Camp Prequel

September 25
Thank you Mr. Sexsmith and Leadership Students for giving our Grade 9's the experience to build character through fun, competition and teamwork. We can't wait for the Camp itself from January 26 to January 30!

Etobicoke Centre Ward Council Meeting
Thursday October 7, 7-9pm
Richview Collegiate Institute Library


T   This event is offered to grade 9 families and those new to Richview.  The primary objective of this event is to foster a collaborative home-school partnership aimed at enhancing parent(s), students and teacher interaction.  As well, to provide a glimpse of the math curriculum covered on a daily basis at Richview Collegiate.  Secondly, we hope to engage your continued support of your child’s educational growth, by your participation in our family math night. 



September 25, 2014


5:30 – 6:15 p.m.


Richview Collegiate Library


NOT Required



*          Understanding the Categories of Knowledge and Skills - Mr. Foster                       

*          Homework and Test Taking Strategies                   –  Mrs. O’Leary

*          ILC and Homework Help                                           -- Mr. Gehbauer

*          The 4 P’s to successful mathematical achievement – Mr. Heron


Parent Council
We hope you can join us at 7pm on Tuesday Sept. 16 in the Library where we will hold our first School Council meeting. Your involvement is valued and indispensable.

University and College Information

Guidance counsellors will be visiting the Grade 12 English classes to talk about university and college planning and upcoming university and college visits to Richview.  Students will also be given information about Academic Workspace, the Richview Guidance weebly and the Richview Guidance Group on Remind.  Dates when representatives from various postsecondary institutions will be at Richview are available on the Academic Workspace and the Richview Guidance weebly.  These visits provide an excellent opportunity for students to find out information about various universities and colleges in a small group setting.  The weebly site will have information on postsecondary planning, including scholarships.   
Students are encouraged to check these sites on a regular basis

Please note the following events taking place outside of Richview.

Ontario Universities’ Fair – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd.
                                                                        Friday, September 19th – Sunday, September 21st          10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

During this weekend parents and students will have the opportunity to visit university exhibits, attend information sessions, learn about undergraduate programs and meet university representatives.  Additional information is available at  

Go Global Expo – Mattamy Athletic Centre, Maple Leaf Gardens 
                                    Saturday, September 20th                        11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                    Sunday, September 21st                           12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. 

Opportunities in more than 100 countries, seminars by experts in the field, exhibitors from all over the world, stunning travel photo exhibit and much more.  Additional information is available at

Study and Go Abroad Fair – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Constitution Halls 105-106, North Building, 255 Front Street West 
                                                                        Saturday, October 4th             1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                        Sunday, October 5th                1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meet with universities and colleges offering a wide range of certificate and diploma programs and undergraduate and post-graduate programs all over the world.  Free seminars start an hour before the fair opens.  Additional information is available at

Ontario College Information Fair – Direct Energy Centre, Hall B, Exhibition Place
                                                                       Monday, October 20th              5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
                                                                       Tuesday, October 21st             10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Colleges from across the province will be present to provide students with the opportunity to gather information on college programs, as well as career specific information from professional organizations.  Additional information is available at 

Welcome and Welcome Back

It is a joy to kick off the 14 15 school year with our valued student, parent and staff partners. We begin with Frosh Day for all new grade 9's on Wed. Aug. 27. New grade 9's will register at 9:45am in the foyer of the auditorium and enter the auditorium to kick off the events of the day.

All students will register on Tuesday September 2. Grade 9's will register in Home Form at 9:30am and Grades 10-12 will register in Home Form at 10:30am. Students are dismissed after registration.

Wednesday September 3- This is the first day of classes. It is a Day 1/Day 2 mini-schedule for the morning. All classes (periods 1-8) will run from 8:50 to 11:40am, at which time students are dismissed. There is no cafeteria service.

Thursday Sept. 4 and Friday September 5- Both days are regular schedule days, Thursday is a Day 1 and Friday is a Day 2.

A wonderful year to all!

Nicole Gargarella...another Richview Golf Sensation!
In only her second season of competitive golf, Nicole Gargarella was named to the Canadian Jour Golf Association’s 2014 Team Canada. The team consists of two girls and twelve boys chosen from locations throughout Canada.

On June 30th – July 2nd Team Canada competed for the North American Cup (Ryder Cup format tournament) at Oldfield Golf Club in Bluffton, South Carolina against Team USA. The North American Cup began in 2003 with the inaugural tournament begin held at Weston Golf and Country Club. This year’s Team Canada brought home the cup – first time since 2007!
Continued success Nicole!

Happy Holidays
From the Richview Family of Staff, we wish one and all a wonderful summer break! Classes commence September 2, 2014 and all new Grade 9's are welcome to our August 27 "Frosh Day," details will be sent to all Grade 9 families.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation

On June 27, an email was sent to all parents/guardians to inform you about the introduction of Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), which takes effect on July 1, 2014. CASL prohibits the sending of any type of electronic message that is commercial in nature unless the recipient has provided consent first. As a result, Toronto District School Board requires your consent to receive any electronic messages which contain advertising or promotions regarding school fundraisers, lunch programs, field trips, the sale of yearbooks, purchasing of student photos, books, prom or dance tickets, athletic events with an entry fee or similar events and offers.

If you wish to allow your email address to be used for the above communications from us, please provide consent by completing the online consent form that was sent with this message in the email account you have provided to the school. Once there, click on the “School commercial electronic messages” box, then select our school name from the dropdown menu before submitting the form. If you have children that attend other schools, you will need to submit a separate consent form for each school.

You will continue to receive school related non-commercial electronic messages. If you do not wish to receive commercial electronic messages no action is required.

You may choose to unsubscribe from commercial emails at any time by emailing

For more information, please visit the TDSB website.

Support Athletics at Richview- Wed. June 25
In support of our worthy and costly athletic  endeavours, we ask you to consider supporting the program at Richview by purchasing a magazine subscription.  Ten dollars from every subscription ordered goes directly towards athletics. Many of the most popular magazines are offered at a great discount.  Give the gift of reading and support athletics at Richview.

Make a difference! Give the gift of reading and help our school: over 600 magazines available; top selling titles such as People, Sports Illustrated Kids, Reader's Digest, Best Health, Canadian Living and more; save up to 91% off newsstand prices. Receive a subscription for as low as $1.00 per issue. For example, Canadian Family- $13.00 for 12 issues; The Richview Athletic department earns an average of $10 per order and these funds will be used to support co-curricular programs that benefit our kids.

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Key Dates

Sept. 2
Frosh Day, 10:000-2:00pm
-assemble in gymnasium for 9:45am

Sept. 3
Professional Development Day

Labour Day

Sept. 8
Registration Day
Gr. 9- arrive by 9:00am, be in classroom for 9:30am
Gr. 10,11, 12-arrive by 10:15am, be in classroom for 10:30am

Sept. 9
Mini-Day Schedule/Staff Meeting

Sept. 15
Parent Council Meeting, 7pm

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