At Cummer Valley, we know that parents want the best education for their children. Our goal is to provide your family with a positive learning environment, with a variety of programs and services that promote outstanding student achievement. Our school has a number of parent volunteers, teachers and community memberswho make up our school council. The School Council acts as an advisory body to the Principal regarding many school-related issues. Your participation is very welcome. Meetings are held every month.
Parents are children's first and life-long teachers. We value the partnership between home and school and know that parental involvement is the key to success in school. You can be involved by helping your child with homework, volunteering in our school, or joining our school council. By welcoming you and providing opportunities for your involvement, we can work together to ensure that our students receive the very best education.
Cummer Valley has about 600 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Our students are very diverse with respect to country of origin, linguistic background and cultural orientation. Our staff has a history of providing an excellent all-round program for our students to meet their needs. Some of these programs include: Mathematics, Science and Technology, English, French, Social Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Drama and Dance, and Physical Education.
Newly arrived students who are not fluent in English receive instruction through our ESL core program. The amount of time spent in the ESL program depends on the English facility of the students. The goal is to integrate the English language learners (ELLs) into mainstream classes as soon as possible.Communication
Our staff members are your partners in assisting your children to develop into responsible, caring, productive adults. It is vital that we work cooperatively to that end. The key people you may wish to contact include:
- Your child's staff advisor / core teacher
- Your child's specific subject teacher
- The guidance counsellor,
- The vice-principal, Mr. Costa
- The principal, Ms. Leung Tou
Feel free to contact any of these staff members at (416) 395-2260, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.School Events
The school hosts a Meet the Teacher night, an Open House, musical events, and parent-teacher interviews. Interpreters are present on some of these occasions.Safe Arrival Program
The safety of our students is our Number 1 concern. Please remember to call the school's Safe Arrival Line at 416-395-2264 to let us know if your child will be late or absent from school for the day. You may call at any time, as it is an automated line to leave a message (press “1” to reach the report-an-absence extension and leave your message, clearly stating your child’s first and last name and SAG/class).
Publications of interest
Parent-Teacher Interview Online Booking
Parent-Teacher interviews are to be booked using the online booking system. You will be able to access the system as of 7:00 p.m. on the Monday of the interview week to midday Thursday. Below is the link for the instructions on how to access the system and book your interviews (3 pages). You will need to register first. Locate the surnames of your child’s teachers on the Reports by looking at the end of each comment section.
Should you need any further guidance or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school at (416) 395-2260.
Parents Instructions for Online Booking (3 pages, pdf)
Choices for Nine
Transition from Grade 8 to 9
Information session for students, parents, guardians
Choices for Nine (pdf)
Internet Safety Recommendatioins
Internet Safety (pdf)
Concussion Guidelines for Parents and Caregivers
Concussion Guidelines for Parents and Caregivers (pdf)
(See also the "Links of interest" tab for Ministry of Education publications.)