Classes begin at 8:50 AM.
Students should arrive at school by 8:40 AM with their Daily Health Screening completed.
We look forward to seeing our learners back in school!
Our school day begins at 8:50 am, and ends at 2:54 pm.
Masks are mandatory for everyone--students and staff-- while inside the building and when people can not maintain a safe social distance (2m). Students will also need to wear a mask when in line, waiting to enter the school.
There is no cafeteria service available until further notice. Students are asked to pack a litterless lunch, which will be eaten in their classrooms. Please also bring a refillable water bottle each day.
All students should be prepared to go outside regularly throughout the school day.
For additional vaccine information, see:
City of Toronto: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
City of Toronto: COVID-19 Information (Translations)
Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Youth (Age 12 to 17)
Toronto Public Health Vaccine Confidence - The COVID-19 Vaccine for Students age 12-17
I am just so sorry to tell you that due to COVID-19 the Beverley Heights M.S. cafeteria is not allowed to open. That means that it is super important that kids come to school with a full individually packed lunch. We expect students staying at school during the lunch hour. If you need to make special provisions for your child to leave, please speak directly with your child’s teacher. Every once in a while that morning rush prevents a child from packing a lunch. We have all been there!! This, on occasion, leads to a delivery service like Uber Eats arriving with lunch for the child. We are not allowed to accept any deliveries like this. This board protocol is another measure to keep our bubble as contained as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Health and Safety!! It is the responsibility of school staff to ensure the safety of all. Every morning before entry, each person (staff, student and visitors) will be screened before entering. Anyone with any symptoms will be required to go home. We will have to ask you to pick your child up, it is not advisable for us to send them on the transit.
WE need your help!! You are being asked to screen your child every day before they leave for school. If they answer yes to any of the screening questions please keep them home until they are better.
We understand the burden that this places on our families and communities. That being said, we are under very stringent protocol to ensure that we are keeping everyone safe by screening and sending home any students or staff with symptoms.
Please ensure that we have a current phone number and emergency contact on file so that we may contact you if necessary.
Wearing Masks!!They are mandatory inside all of TDSB buildings. This is something that we simply have to enforce. We will be in our masks all day long, we will certainly build in extra outside breaks, but inside, we have no choice. Please have conversations at home about the importance of us all doing our part to squash this virus. We keep each other safe by keeping ourselves safe.
Establishing School Entry Procedures: It is a bit of a tradition that grade 6 parents support their kids as they enter Middle School for the first time by accompanying them into the school on the first day. I am afraid that this year we are going to have to ask you to kiss them good bye at the sidewalk, this will help us to control the physical distancing as we prepare the kids to line up with their classes.
Lining up is not a routine that our grade 7 and 8 students are used to. We appreciate families having discussions about the importance of supporting our safe entry procedures.
Visiting the School: We love to welcome our parents and families into Beverley Heights. Sometimes the spontaneous visits are the best!! It is often during these visits that we get to meet grandma, or baby brother and these are the visits that make us feel like a community family. We will have to remove the spontaneity for now, not forever, but for now. If you have to visit the school, please call your child’s teacher or the office and we will set up an appointment. Limiting visitors to the school is an extra measure to keep exposure down and your children safe.
Dressing for the Weather: As we will spend the majority of our days in one classroom and wearing masks we will want to maximize our outdoor time. Please ensure that your child comes dressed for the weather so that mildly inclement conditions do not keep us from going outside.
Lockers:Please note that at this time we are mandated to NOT use school lockers. As such, we highly recommend that you work with your child to only bring the absolute essentials for their day of learning. Too many extra items will lead to very cluttered classrooms and social distancing will be difficult.