Accessing School to Retrieve Belongings (Posted May 29)
Please click on the link to the letter that was emailed to parents on May 29th. Letter to Parents
May Newsletter (Posted May 5)
Please find our newsletter packed full with information for students and families! Newsletter
Financial Assistance (Posted April 20)
The Ontario Government has posted information on applying for short term financial assistance if you are in a crisis or emergency situation and don't have enough money for things like food and housing. Please find the information for how to apply at this link: Apply for Emergency Assistance
Financial Support for Education at Home (Posted April 20)
The Ontario Government is providing one-time payments to families to support learning at home for their children. To apply for this funding please go to: https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-families
Further information on the Ministry Website:
Eligible parents will receive a one-time per child payment of:
- $200 for children aged 0 to 12
- $250 for children or youth aged 0 to 21 with special needs
This funding can help parents with the costs of work books, educational apps, educational subscription services, movies and other tools to support learning at home.
Parents refers to parents, guardians, and caregivers. There is no income cap on this program. All parents are eligible if you have a child who is:
- aged 0 to 12
- aged 0 to 21 with special needs
If you have more than one child, you must submit one application per child.
Before you apply, please note:
- only one parent can apply for each child
- the parent who applies should have custody of the child
Food Support-The COVID-19 crisis has caused many difficulties for individuals and families including being able to afford food. Please share this food support information with anyone that you know who may be in need.
School Newsletter-Please click on the link to the April Newsletter that was emailed to families on April 6, 2020.
Parents Guide to the Google Classroom
Please visit the Gledhill Phys.Ed. google site for activities for keeping children physically active at home. A monthly exercise calendar, games, lessons and videos, and information about the Coronavirus for Kids can all be found on the site.
TDSB Mental Health Resources
As referenced by the Director in his Letter to Parents on March 25, The Toronto District School Board has published a webpage with mental health resources curated specifically for the Covid-19 outbreak by the Social Work Department. You can access the page here:
Our school psychologist has shared resources for mindful breathing to relieve stress and anxiety: Primary 4-7-8 Junior 4-7-8
Young children and children with special education needs may be having a hard time understanding COVID-19 and social distancing. Here are two social stories that may help:
Social Distancing (social story) Germs (social story)
Sample Home Schedule
Learning from Home: Schedule and Resources for ADHD Children taken from www.additudemag.com. This resource is useful for all children.
Resources for Being Quarantined with Kids This resource includes suggestions for physical activity for kids.
TDSB Resources for Learning at Home: Library to Go!
Here are two ways to access the Virtual Library:
- Gledhill Library - https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/5228
- Generic Access - www.tdsb.on.ca/library
All resources are password protected when used at home. Below are a few highlights of resources used by students at school. More passwords and resources are listed on the Virtual Library Learnmark.
Websites for Learning:
Free Apps for Learning and Creating:
Ward 16 Shared Google Drive Folder
Please click here for Ward 16 At Home Learning Resources shared by Trustee Michelle Aarts and collected by Teachers and Parents: Google Drive Folder
Letter to Parents March 26, 2020
Please click on the link to the letter from the Gledhill office that was emailed to Parent/Guardians. The letter includes links to the Learn at Home resources provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education and the TDSB: March 26-Parent Guardian Letter.