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A Y Jackson Secondary School

PLAR info Session

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

Through a formal evaluation and accreditation process known as Prior Learning Assessment and  Recognition (PLAR), students enrolled in TDSB secondary schools and Continuing Education  programs may have their skills and knowledge evaluated against the overall expectations outlined in provincial curriculum policy documents in order to earn credits towards the Ontario  Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.).  

For more information about the PLAR challenge, please go to the TDSB PLAR website (


Virtual Music Night



Thanks to all those who participated and attended our Virtual Music Night. 



Grade 9 Curriculum Night

Thanks to all our grade 9 parents/guardians/caregivers who attended our curriculum night on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm via zoom.  Click here to access the Zoom recording of the session. 

AYJ Grade 9 Curriculum Night-A (1)

Departmental Videos

In addition to the live Zoom meeting, parents/guardians are invited to check out our departmental videos for more information about our programs.  You may access these videos by clicking here



November 11, A Day to Remember

On this day A.Y. Jackson SS Staff and Students join with fellow Canadians to remember and honour all those who have served and continue to serve our nation in times of war, conflict, and peace.


rememberance day

OSSLT in Sem 1

The OSSLT is back at A.Y in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. In Semester 1 we will have the grade 11's and non-graduating grade 12's write it on the week of Nov 22nd - 26th. A schedule will be communicated to students on Monday the 8th. 

In Semester 2 we will have the grade 10's write the OSSLT as well as any students who could not make the first date or were unsuccessful. Those dates will be given in semester 2. 

Virtual students must take the test at school. If they decide not to come in, they will be given an opportunity next year or may sign up for the OSSLT literacy course to complete this requirement. 

We will have more information coming in the next week. Thanks. 

Grad Photos

Grad Photos will take place from Nov 22nd - 26th. For more information please see the SAC Instagram account of check out our Guidance Google classroom for grade 12's. We are looking forward to a great week!

Orange Shirt Day

Thank you to all our students and staff that showed support in recognizing the impact of Residential Schools. Although Orange Day is over our work to better ourselves continues. Our School Community will continue to work towards an environment that is open, welcoming and free of intolerance. 

Orange Shirt Day 

2021-2022 Daily Routine

Here is the daily routine we will follow for the 2021-2022 school year.

Regular Day Schedule

Late Start Schedule for Staff Meetings / PLCs

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Course 1/3

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Course 1/3

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.


12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Course 2/4

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Course 2/4

Screening Before Entry


Before Students and Staff are permitted to enter the building everyone must have a PPE mask/face covering as well as complete a self screening test. To complete the screening you must download the Mobile NOW app and complete the self assessment every morning. 

Click Here for Instructions to download the NOW app.


If for any reason the app cannot be accessed you must fill out the physical form and present it to a staff member at the screening table.

Updated: Click here for the Revised Physical Student Screening Form

Updated: Click here for the Physical Staff Screening form

Students will be permitted into the building starting @ 8:45am

Staff will be permitted into the building starting @ 8:15am


Understanding Timetables

Click Here For a Sample Timetable

This year, we will be semester based with a rotating weekly schedule. On your timetable you will receive 4 periods. Periods 1 & 2 only occur in the “WEEK 1 CYCLE” and periods 3 & 4 only occur in the “WEEK 2 CYCLE”.


During the “WEEK 1 CYCLE” you will have period 1 in the morning and period 2 in the afternoon. At the start of the next week you will be in the “WEEK 2 CYCLE” where you have period 3 in the morning and period 4 in the afternoon. 

Please check the calendar to know which weekly cycle we are in :)




9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.




12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.


12:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.