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Information Night for Claude Watson School for the Arts

Please click here for an information flyer about the information night for Claude Watson School for the Arts (CWSA). The program starts in grade 4 so current grade 3 student may go through the audition process if interested in the possiblity of attending for the 2020/21 school year. 

French Immersion Application Information for Families of Current Junior Kindergarten Students

Please click here for information from the Toronto District School Board regarding September, 2020 French Immersion program application information for current Junior Kindergarten students.

Photo Day at Givins/Shaw on Oct. 17

Picture Day is coming on Thursday, October 17. After Picture Day, order your pictures on using your Portrait ID and Access Code which can be found on your Picture Day order form.

Parent Permission Forms for the Givins/Shaw Cross Country Running Team

Please click here for the parent permission form, and other information for our Cross Country Running Team. The cross country team is open to all students from grades one to six. Once the form is completed, please have your child return it to his or her home room teacher. 

Welcome to the New School Year Letter and Alteration to our Entrance and Dismissal Procedures 

Please click here for a letter from Principal Taylor welcoming the community to a new school year and explaining some changes to the school's entrance and dismissal procedures due to the contstruction. Grade 1 - 6 students will be meeting their teachers on the south field and entering through the gym doors and they will be dismissed to the same location at the end of the day. We will continue using the field location until we are convinced that the Door 5 entrance is safe for students, families, and staff. Kindergarten students will use the procedures as outlined by their respective teachers and communicated to the families. 

Givins/Shaw Lunchroom Procedures and Permission Form for Grade 5 and 6 Students

Please click here for the Givins/Shaw lunchroom procedures form, which is also the form that allows for Grade 5 and 6 students to eat their lunch in a location away from the school. No Grade 5 or 6 child will be permitted to leave the school during lunch unless the form has been signed by the child's parent/guardian and delivered to the child's home room teacher.

Mandatory TDSB forms to Start the School Year

At the start of the school year, the TDSB will be sending out an email to all families for whom they have an email address. The email will contain a link to the mandatory forms that the families of all TDSB students are expected to complete. If the technology works as it is supposed to, families should be able to complete the forms on line, the school will be informed electronically that the forms have been completed, and no hard copy would need to be returned to the school.

However, in case there is a glitch in the program, or if the TDSB does not have your current email, please feel free to click here for the mandatory forms for TDSB students. As you will see, we have included a pdf of the forms which you could then print, complete, and send in with your child to be delivered to the home room teacher.

Again, hopefully the on-line program works as expected, and the paper versions are not necessary. If you do need to complete hard copies of the forms, it would be appreciated if parents could complete them and return them to their child's home room teacher by Friday, September 6, 2019. 

Construction Update and Welcoming New Staff to Givins/Shaw

Please click here for a letter regarding an update about the ongoing summer construction at Givins/Shaw and welcoming two new staff members to the school.  Ms. Dacia Lanning will be joining us in the afternoon as a Special Needs Asssistant and Mr. Max Evans will be teaching the Grade 5/6 class in Room 4.

Summer Construction at Givins/Shaw

External and internal construction projects at Givins/Shaw are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 and continue throughout the summer.  If you have any questions regarding the construction we suggest you call the caretaking office at Givins/Shaw (416-393-1240 -- ext. 20050) or the TDSB call centre at 416 - 395- 4620.  


End of Year Community Letter

Please click here for the end of year Givins/Shaw community letter. 

TDSB's Decision Regarding the Grade Configuration for Givins/Shaw PS

Please click here for the letter from the TDSB regarding the Board's decision that Givins/Shaw will remain a Kindergarten to Grade 6 School.

TDSB's Integrated Equity Framework

Please go to  for more information about the TDSB's proposed Integrated Equity Framework and recent response to it by Director John Malloy.

 Givins/Shaw Anaphylaxis Plan

At Givins/Shaw we pride ourselves in providing a safe and inclusive environment for all of our students. In our school we have children with life-threatening food allergies. Our Caring and Safe Schools Committee (which consists of Givins/Shaw staff and parents) has worked diligently to create our school's Anaphylaxis Plan which has been designed so that all of our students can fully engage in all aspects of school life. We have shared this plan with our staff and are pleased to make it available for our community. Please click here for a copy of our Anaphylaxis Plan.

Notice the tab on the website (to your left) Technology. Information on this topic will be posted here including the original letter that was distributed, the budget/what the school would like to purchase, photo examples of students and teachers using technology in the classroom.  

Please click here for responses to some frequently asked questions about our technology plan.

Givins/Shaw Technology Plan Fund-Raising Initiative
Please click here for a letter from Principal Taylor and the chairs of our School Council regarding the fund-raising initiative for our school's technology plan.