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 – June 12, 2016
Exams will take place from Friday, June 17 through Friday, June 24. Students received a copy of their examination schedule this week. Extra copies are available in the Main Office. A copy of the examination schedule is attached.
YMAC Athletic Banquet:
The annual Athletic Banquet took place on Tuesday, June 7. It was so wonderful to see our student athletes dressed up for this evening of awards, dinner and dancing. Congratulations to the many award recipients and to all students who participated in school athletics this past year. Our school athletics program depends entirely on our teacher volunteer coaches. We are so grateful to them! Thank you to all our coaches under the leadership of Mr. Kung and Mr. Lee. We extend a very special thank you to our YMAC students, Mr. Kung, Mr. Lee, and Ms. V. Chan for organizing the Athletic Banquet.
On June 9th, the Student Council held an outdoor screening of ‘The Martian’ in our enclosed courtyard area. The students enjoyed a wonderful evening in the chilly, fresh air. Thank you to the Student Council, Ms. Delanghe and Ms. Hirdaramani for organizing this event.
Mr. Meyer wins an Award:
Today, the Science Department hosted a celebratory lunch for Mr. Meyer. Mr. Meyer has been awarded the 2016 CAP Award for Excellence in Teaching High School Physics. Congratulations on your outstanding contribution, Mr. Meyer! Please see this link for further details:
York Mills School Advisory Council (YMSAC):
The final meeting which took place on May 19. At the meeting, the vote for the allocation of funds took place. It was decided that YMSAC will purchase one water bottle fountain, one bicycle rack, and the balance up to $9,000 would be spent on Fitness Room equipment with the actual pieces being chosen by the Phys. Ed. Department.
Thank you to YMSAC and to all of our parents and guardians for their generosity!
Graduating students who plan to attend the Graduation Ceremony must purchase a Grad Pack ($40) from the Main Office. The Grad Pack includes one grad ticket, two guest tickets, cap & gown, and a professional photograph of the graduate receiving their diploma. Each additional guest ticket costs $20, and can be purchased at the Main Office. Note: tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.
Our annual Graduation Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Church (374 Sheppard Avenue East). The Ceremony is expected to conclude at approximately 1:00 p.m.
Last Day of Classes:
Thursday, June 16 will be the final day of scheduled classes for this school year. This will also be the last day of cafeteria services.
Tutorial Mornings will take place from 9:00 a.m to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 17 and Monday, June 20. There will be no scheduled classes, however, teachers will be available in their classrooms to provide extra help as students prepare for exams and other final activities. Note: Exams will take place in the afternoons on both dates. There will be NO cafeteria service on these dates.
Exams will take place from Friday, June 17 through Friday, June 24. Students have received a copy of their examination schedule. Extra copies are available in the Main Office. There will be NO cafeteria service during exams.
Opportunity to View Exams:
Students will have an opportunity to view their exams on Tuesday, June 28 in the morning. More details will be forthcoming.
Community Involvement Hours for Graduating Students:
Students are required to submit a minimum of 40 hours in order to graduate and receive their diploma. This is a final reminder that the deadline to submit community services hours for graduating students wanting to be included in the commencement program was April 29, 2016. Students have received several reminders throughout the year and more recently a personalized individual note in their home form classroom. A list of students that have not submitted their hours is posted outside the Guidance office. Students are always welcome to view our volunteer bulletin board in the Guidance office listing a number of volunteer opportunities.
1. Pending registrations: Several students have requested a course on e-reg but this does not mean they are registered. Students must print the parent sign-off sheet from their email and bring the signed sheet to their Counsellor for approval. Only then, will the student be registered in the course. A confirmation email will be sent to the student once they have been approved. If this email is not received, students should see their Counsellor asap. Please check junk folder.
2. Cancelled summer courses: A list of cancelled courses will be posted outside of Guidance next week and at http://www.creditprograms.ca for face-to-face classes and at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/elearning for on-line courses. Students will also receive an email from e-reg with instructions on next steps. Students may have to select another location or course.
3. TDSB Summer School credits: Credits earned in our board are automatically posted to the students record. Please keep a copy of the report card for your records and proof that the credit was earned.
4. Credits earned elsewhere: Students must bring an official report card to the Guidance office week of August 29. The report card must be signed by the Principal and have a stamp or school seal. Emails, photocopies or faxes are not accepted.
Counsellors are currently working on timetable conflicts. Students will receive a ‘tentative’ timetable at the end of June. Our priority at this time is to ensure that all students have a timetable for September. Timetable change requests (not due to a conflict) will be reviewed starting the second day of school in September. See timetable changes section below.
Timetable Changes in September:
Note: There will be NO timetable changes on the first day of school (Sept. 6th).
1. For attendance purposes, students must follow their given timetable until their request can be reviewed and made possible. If the request is not possible, students must follow their original timetable. We will do our very best to accommodate student requests.
2. Students that attended summer school, have an opportunity to change their timetables week of August 29 by coming into the Guidance office and signing up for an appointment to see a Counsellor during that week. We will not be accepting appointments over the phone as we will be registering new students to the school as well. Students may not be able to see their regular Counsellor, but we will do our best to accommodate. Once all available appointments are taken, students will have to pick up a timetable change form on the second day of school, complete the form, provide a parent signature and hand the form in by the deadline date. Counsellors will review the request and if the change is possible, that is, space permitting and without conflict, a new timetable will be available for pick up as soon as the change is made.
3. Over 300 students will attend summer school this year. Our focus during the week of August 29 is to change the timetables of students that earned credits over the summer. If students want to request a change not related to summer school, they will have to fill out a form on the second day of school. We remind students that selecting courses carefully in February the year before on MyBlueprint, reserves their spot and avoids disappointment.
4. A master schedule of courses will be posted outside the Guidance office. The courses that are FULL will be highlighted. We ask that students do not submit a change form if the course is highlighted; only to be disappointed that their request was not possible.
Last Day of Classes – June 16
Tutorial Mornings – June 17 and June 20
Final Examination Period – June 17 to June 24
Exam Consultation Day – June 28
Graduation Ceremony – June 30 at 11:00 a.m.