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 21, 2016
We have had a very busy and productive past couple of weeks! At the annual Academic Awards ceremony on Thursday, October 13, we recognized students who achieved highest academic standing in Grade 10 and 11 courses last year. Congratulations to our award recipients. We thank all the parents who attended. I extend a special thank you to our music students, under the leadership of Ms. Frensch and Mr. McMillan, for their wonderful performances. Thank you to all of the staff who assisted with the planning of this lovely ceremony and reception.
On Tuesday, October 18, our Guidance department held a session for parents and students entitled: How to Apply to College and University. Afterwards, we hosted the US Expo Fair in the Cafetorium. Both events were well attended. Thank you to all student volunteers. A very special thank you to the Guidance staff, under the leadership of Ms. Zappone, for organizing these opportunities for our school community.
On-Line Literacy Test (OSSLT):
Yesterday, some of our students were invited to participate in the Pilot On-Line EQAO Literacy Test. Unfortunately, EQAO experienced technical difficulties on their end. As a result, the Literacy Test was cancelled. I commend all students who put forward their best efforts. I also thank our dedicated staff who spent a lot of time preparing for this opportunity. Please see the attached letter from EQAO.
Students received an interim report in their Home Form classes today, Friday, October 21. 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 27. 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. Booking Instructions.
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 24. Instructions on how to book on-line appointments are attached. A list of teachers and room locations will be forthcoming. We look forward to meeting you.
Daily Schedules for Next Week:
There is a Staff Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, October 25. We will follow a Late-Start Schedule.
Period 1 classes will begin at 10:10 a.m.
On Thursday, October 27
, 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 28, 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 2016-17 on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Ward Forum will take place in the Library at Northlea Elementary and Middle School, 305 Rumsey Road (Northlea is north of Eglinton and west of Laird).
York Mills School Advisory Council (YMSAC):
All parents and guardians are encouraged and welcomed to attend our next YMSAC meeting on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00 p.m. in Titan Hall. Guest speaker, Catherine Bancroft, will speak about “Raising Resilient Children in a time of Stress and Anxiety
”. Please join at 6:45 p.m. for refreshments. Feel free to extend the invitation to parents and guardians at our neighbouring schools. Hope to see you there! Seminar Flyer Teens and Stress.
If you wish to see your child’s Guidance Counsellor on Parent/Teacher Interview Day (October 27), please feel free to make an appointment via the on-line booking system. We look forward to meeting you.
On November 9, the York Mills Student Services Department is hosting a Post-Secondary Information Event (PSIE) in the Cafeteria. Grade 10 and 11 students will have the opportunity to talk to representatives during their afternoon classes and the grade 12 students will be invited from 3-6pm along with parents. Representatives from Ontario Colleges, Universities and Experiential Learning Programs will be in attendance. Come and explore all pathways.
Interim Reports Distributed – October 21
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – October 25
Parent/Teacher Interviews – Early Dismissal – October 27
Late Start Schedule – October 28
School Advisory Council (YMSAC) – November 8
Post-Secondary Information Event – November 9 (3:00 – 6:00 p.m)
Staff Professional Learning – Late Start Schedule – November 15
Mid-Semester Reports Distributed – November 17
PA Day – no classes – November 18
Staff Meeting – Late Start Schedule – November 29
Jennifer R. Chan
York Mills C.I.
490 York Mills Road