Welcome to York Mills Collegiate Institute. The school is located on York Mills Road between Bayview and Leslie Avenues.
The school offers a wide range of curricular programs, including French Immersion, from grades 10-12. Grade 9 courses are not available at the school. With approximately ninety percent of our graduates applying to university, most courses are offered as academic in Grade 10 and University/College preparation in grades 11 and 12.
Our 1100 plus students and staff work together to create a learning environment that is clean, orderly, safe and secure. Over the years, York Mills C.I. has established a very fine reputation for academic achievement and for providing students with opportunities to participate and develop their leadership skills through their involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities.
I encourage you to browse this web-site to learn more about our school. Please see the new note on the Guidance Page and the news below.
Principal’s Notes - October 20, 2017
Yesterday, we held our annual Academic Awards ceremony where we recognized students who achieved highest academic standing in Grade 10 and 11 courses last year. Congratulations to our award recipients and thank you to all the parents who attended. A special thank you to Ms. Frensch, Mr. McMillan and our music students for their beautiful musical performance. Thank you to all of the staff who assisted with the planning of the ceremony and reception.
During lunch the Student Council hosted YMForum for students. YMForum is an opportunity for students and staff to engage in discussion about topics relevant to YMCI students. Yesterday, Grade 10 students provided input on how we can better support the transition to secondary school for next year’s incoming Grade 9 and 10 students.
Students received an interim report in their Home Form classes today, Friday, October 20. This report consists of a letter grade to indicate the student’s progress in each course. They also received instructions on how to book on-line appointments for Parent/Teacher Interviews.
Parent/Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, October 26. There will be an afternoon session (2:00 - 4:00 p.m.) and an evening session (6:00-8:00 p.m.). Students are encouraged to attend interview sessions with their parents/guardians. These sessions provide an excellent opportunity to discuss academic progress and student success.
Appointments with teachers will be made on-line. Appointments will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis, beginning at 9:00 a.m on October 23. Instructions on how to book on-line appointments are attached.
If you are unable to make an advanced reservation, please feel free to visit the school on October 26 without a reservation. Should your child’s teacher be available, they will be happy to meet with you at that time. A list of teachers and room locations will be forthcoming. We look forward to meeting you.
Daily Schedules for Next Week
On Thursday, October 26, we will follow the special schedule below. Please note that students will be dismissed at 12:05 p.m. Cafeteria service will not be available on this day.
Period 1 8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Announcements 9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Period 2 9:40 – 10:25 a.m.
Period 3 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Period 4 11:20 – 12:05 p.m.
On Friday, October 27, we will follow a Late-Start Schedule. Period 1 classes will begin at 10:10 a.m.
Trustee’s Ward Forum Meeting
Our Trustee Gerri Gershon will be holding the first Ward Form Meeting for 2017-18 on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. The Ward Forum will take place in the Library at Leaside High School, 200 Hanna Road. See the attached invitation for details.
University/College Information Session and US Expo
See Guidance Notes below for details.
After 8/9 Night – Open House
On Wednesday, November 1, we will be hosting an After 8/9 Night. This is an open house for our incoming Grade 9 and 10 students in 2017-18, and for students and parents who are interested in attending York Mills C.I. Attached is the flyer that has been shared with our feeder schools.
IELTS Test at York Mills
All newcomer and international students planning on applying for university will need to take an English proficiency test if they have been in Canada for three years or less. York Mills CI students will be able to write the IELTS Academic Test in the comfort of their own school on Thursday, November 2. The reading, writing and listening components will be in the morning, and the speaking interviews will be scheduled in the afternoon. We need at least 12 students to hold the test on-site, so please register as soon as possible at http://myetc.ca/yorkmills If you have any questions, contact Ms. Freudenthal, ACL of ESL and Languages.
York Mills School Advisory Council (YMSAC)
Please join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, November 7. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with other parents/guardians and to stay apprised of school updates.
College Information Fair
The Ontario College Information Fair is taking place at the Enercare Centre on October 24 and 25. See http://www.ocif.ca for details.
University/College Information Session and US Expo
All parents are welcome to attend a session on ‘How to Apply to College and University’ from 5:00-6:00 pm in Titan Hall on October 24. Immediately after this presentation, parents can visit the cafeteria and join the York Mills USEXPO. Speak to representatives from US universities and get your questions answered. All are welcome.
Maclean’s Student Life Expo
Maclean’s Student Life Expo is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on October 28-29. Free tickets are available in Guidance. See http://www.studentlifeexpo.com for details.
On-Line Booking for Parent-Teacher Interviews Begins – October 23 at 9:00 a.m.
University/College Information Session – October 24 at 5:00 p.m.
US Expo – October 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Parent/Teacher Interviews – Early Dismissal Schedule – October 26
Late Start Schedule – October 27
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – October 31
Open House for Incoming Grade 9/10 Students – November 1 at 6:00 p.m.
School Advisory Council (YMSAC) – November 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Staff Professional Learning – Late Start Schedule – November 14
Mid-Semester Reports Distributed – November 16
PA Day – no classes – November 17
Talent Show – November 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – November 28
PA Day – no classes – December 1
Jennifer R. Chan
York Mills C.I.
490 York Mills Road