My child needs to borrow a computer to continue their learning. What do I do?

If you did not complete the form and require a device for your child please email either Mr. Gentile (tony.gentile@tdsb.on.ca) or Mr. Singh (dave.singh@tdsb.on.ca) with your request. The deadline for all device requests is Thursday April 23rd.

For families waiting to receive their child's device below is information for you:

-TDSB has picked up the devices from our school and delivered many of them on the Easter long weekend. They are continuing to deliver computers to our students until April 30th 2020.

Devices are being shipped to students' homes via Purolator. Families will receive an email OR call from Purolator with a date and 'window time' for delivery. Someone must be home to receive the device.


QUESTIONS/CONCERNS?

Have a question and need to reach us? No problem! We are HERE for you. Please feel free to contact us by email. We will respond to all emails within one business day.

Tony Gentile (Vice-Principal)- tony.gentile@tdsb.on.ca

Dave Singh (Vice-Principal)- dave.singh@tdsb.on.ca

Roula Skordakis (Principal)- roula.skordakis@tdsb.on.ca

Larry Lippa (Guidance Teacher, gr 7,8,9 high school questions)- larry.lippa@tdsb.on.ca


Letter from Director Malloy to families- March 25, 2020

Letter from Director Malloy to families- April 14, 2020.


RESOURCES FOR PARENTS during COVID-19 online school learning

A Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

ONLINE FREE RESOURCES

Math websites for families (FREE!)

IXL- Teachers have added this to their Google Classrooms for parents to access.

University of Cambridge

The University of Waterloo

Youcubed (rich math tasks)

 Mathease


SUMMER SCHOOL is happening during COVID-19!

Humberwood Downs will be having summer school once again this year. The board is preparing for online learning. 

Details and registration information will be posted in the coming days.

Summer School will take place July 6- July 31 from 8:30am-11:30am. 

Any student who lives in the province of Ontario can attend summer school here, it's open to everyone.

Let your families and neighbours know we welcome ALL children!

Applications are in the Humberwood Downs office if you need extra copies.


COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

Please read the updated Fact Sheet

Letter from the Medical Officer of Health- Important Update as of March 12, 2020


ONLINE HOMEWORK LESSONS gr1-8


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION CONTINUES

We are STILL accepting registrations during COVID-19 school closure. If you live in the Humberwood Downs school district please register online by clicking on this link. You are still required to have all of the required documents as proof of address. See below for details. Ms. Gorenkoff will be in touch with families who have completed the online registration regarding next steps.

The TDSB has updated the required documents for registration effective February 1st 2020. We will not register your child without the required documents. See list below:

For proof of address choose any two* of:

  • Utility bill (e.g. hydro, gas, water)
  • Cable TV, internet, home phone bill
  • Insurance policy (home, tenant, auto or life)
  • Mortgage statement
  • Rental or lease agreement or deed
  • Current purchase and sale agreement
  • Property tax bill or notice of tax assessment
  • Original correspondence from a government agency or legal clinic may be accepted as a second proof of address document.

TWITTER

HWD has a Twitter account!

Want to know and see more about student life at Humberwood Downs Junior Middle Academy? Follow us on twitter @HumberwoodDowns. Get tweets about special events, sports, clubs, and amazing student work. 


Top 10 Homework Tips for Parents/Guardians


STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH?

If you or some one you love is struggling with mental health you need to know that you are not alone. There are people who can help you and resources at your fingertips. The resources below are supported by the Ministry of Health and provide solid information and resources for you. You can access them 24/7.

Mindyourmind.ca

KidsHelpPhone

eMentalHealth

More Mental Health Resource for Families

Mental Health Resources on TDSB's website

Toronto Public Health- COVID-19

A Calendar full of resources and activities

Wellness Together Canada (Government of Canada)

 


LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES AT SCHOOL

Nuts (all) and sesame seeds are NOT permitted in lunches and/or snacks. We have many students with life-threatening allergies and if exposed to these allergens they will develop an anaphylactic reaction and may die. If you are buying snacks for your child the package must say nut-free on it. If it doesn't then it is not safe to send to school. Fast-food lunches where the hamburger buns have sesame seeds are not allowed. Please be careful. We have already had 4 incidents of students having an anaphylactic reaction to food a classmate brought to school. Our students' lives depend on you.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION begins in February 2020!

Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten programs begins in February. We look forward to welcoming you and your child at our school in September!

To attend Junior Kindergarten in September, children must turn four years old by December 31. To register for Senior Kindergarten, children must be five years old by December 31. You may choose to register in person at the school or begin this process online. 

For more information about the Kindergarten program and registration requirements, please visit: www.tdsb.on.ca/kindergarten

Click here for more questions and answers about Kindergarten registration.


CALLING IN A STUDENT ABSENCE

If your child is going to be away from school please call the Attendance Line at 416-394-4757 and PRESS 1. 


ARE YOU A STUDENT AND FEELING DOWN OR UPSET?

You are not alone. The Kids' Help Line is created just for students who are having difficulty in the following areas:

  • emotional well-being
  • bullying and abuse
  • school 
  • relationships
  • friends and family
  • identity
  • physical health

Kids' Help Line can be accessed by phone, live chat, text and has many resources for you to access. Click here for quick access or call 1 800 668 6868 24hours a day, 7 days a week 24/7.

 

NEED HELP QUICKLY?

Are you or a family member experiencing distress and need support in any of the following areas?

  • health
  • legal areas
  • social areas
  • employment
  • cultural services

Please contact the Rexdale Hub located at 21 Panorama Court 416-741-3000. Click here to view the website and details.


COLD WEATHER- When do students stay inside?


HOURS- The bell rings at 8:10am and it is important that students arrive to school on time each day. Lunch time is 11:10am-12pm. Students will play outside from 11:10am-11:30am and then they will come inside to eat their lunch. Dismissal time is at 2:45pm.

CONTACTING TEACHERS- Each teacher will communicate with you the best way to reach them. Each child in gr 1-8 will be given a planner (cost is $5) and parents/guardians are encouraged to write a note to the teacher with any questions and/or concerns. Many of our teachers use other methods of communication such email, websites etc. Each teacher will let you know how you can communicate with them. You may also call the school at 416-394-4750 and leave a message for your child's teacher.

HOMEWORK POLICY


CALENDAR- Click to view month to month events at our school


Cash Online Registration Form


EYE EXAMS- Was an eye exam on your child's back to school checklist?

  • Eye exam done
  • Immunization up-to-date
  • School supplies purchased

Make your child's eye exam a part of the back to school routine.An eye exam is the best way to help detect a vision problem and is covered by OHIP every year for children and youth age 19 and under. To find an optometrist near you visit www.optom.on.ca

For junior kindergarten students, the Eye See Eye Learn program provides an eye exam as well as a free pair of eye glasses if required. 


NEWSLETTERS

September 2019

November 2019


 

PARENT COUNCIL NEWS


Parent Council, A Guide for Members

All parents and guardians are invited to our meeting. We will be voting for this year's Parent Council Chair.

Next Meeting- Wednesday November 20th @6:30pm. 


Interested in volunteering?
Please drop by the office and see Mr. Singh for an application.


FREE Dental Care for low-income families.
Read and find out if your family qualifies.


KIDS' MENTAL HEALTH

Worried about your child's mental well-being? Kids Help Phone web page is an excellent resource for kids, teens and their parents!
Checkout useful resources.