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Important Update: The Ontario government has announced that, due to the continued spread of COVID-19, all publicly-funded schools in Ontario, including those at the TDSB, will remain closed until Monday, May 4, 2020.
For more information on the school closure, including Questions & Answers, click here.

Letter to Parents / Guardians

March 26, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I hope you and your families are keeping well and that your March Break while it may not have been what we were expecting did provide you with time to spend with your families.  

Our school community is facing challenges never seen before.  As these challenges continue to unfold we will provide current and timely information.

Please note the following:

  1. The Ontario government has stated that schools WILL NOT re-open on April 6th. When we have more information on new timelines, we will share that with you.
  2. The link to the Ministry of Education’s Learning at Home website provides a portal of supplementary learning materials in math and literacy for elementary and secondary students. The website will help keep students learning and engaged during the COVID-19 school closure period. The Ministry has said that these resources do not replace what students have been learning at school, but are intended to help mitigate the loss of learning during the COVID-19 shutdown period.
  3. The TDSB additional online resources will support the Ministry’s Learn at Home initiative.
  4. Student well-being and mental health is also an important focus. There are a variety of Mental Health and Well-Being Resources for students and families available on the TDSB website.  
  5. This week and next,TDSB staff, including ECI's staff, are gathering information, assessing needs, and formulating plans about the continuation of learning and we will be communicating with families as soon as these plans are finalized.
  6. Please refer to the Parent/Guardian letters from the Director of Education, Dr. John Malloy which have been posted on the Board's website.
  7. It is important for parents to access School Connects for information and updates. 

We will keep you informed as we continue our work moving forward.  Questions or concerns can be directed to a member of the Administration team and we will respond in a reasonable timeframe, given the circumstances.  

Stay safe and be well.

Jeannette Plonka, Tammy Greeley, Nick Rowe

Etobicoke Collegiate Institute (ECI) was founded in 1928 on the principles of high academic standards. 

As a full service secondary school we strive to reach the needs of individual students to prepare them for post-secondary success. If you are motivated to excel in both your academic and personal achievements then our school community is for you

Renowned for our strong leadership programs, incoming students may choose to be part of our Leadership Development stream. As a moderately sized school of 1000 students, we are able to offer our students a wide array of courses, opportunities and activities both inside and outside the classroom. Explore our school website to get a more detailed look at who we are. 

Our staff and community partners believe that excellence in the high school experience extends beyond the classroom.  To promote social, emotional, and intellectual growth, we offer students opportunities for responsible leadership through our wide array of extra-curricular clubs and organizations. Our new formalized Leadership Development Program let students grow in the area that interests them - Academics, the Arts, Athletics and Social Justice and Citizenship are the focus choices students follow as part of their personal plan.

In addition, students have many ways to get involved in our many extra-curricular programs which include:

  • a variety of sports teams;
  • music, drama and art productions;  
  • Student and Athletic Council;
  • EcoClub
  • Rotary Interact Club
  • Homework Club
  • Knitting Club
  • ....and many, many more.