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On-Line Parent/Guardian/Teacher Appointment Booking

Booking appointments for parents/guardians/teacher interviews will be done on-line. You can access the appointment booking system at jci.schoolappointments.com. Please use the report card to find your student's teachers and follow the instructions below. The appointment booking site has is available several languages. 

School Appointments - Parent Instructions

  • Go to our school appointments web site:http://jci.schoolappointments.com/
  • If you have already registered, login and proceed to step 4. If not, register for an account by clicking the "REGISTER" menu tab and filling in the on-line form.Choose a user id and password for yourself and then click the "Register Now" button.
  • Add your children into the system by clicking the "Add a Student" button.Click "Insert New" button to add more children.
  • Click the "date" icon beside each child's name to schedule appointments.Select the staff you wish to book appointments with and the "View Calendars" button.Use the "Ctrl" or "Command" key to select multiple staff to view at the same time.
  • Click on available time slots to book your appointments and then click the "Book Appointments" button to save your bookings.

Detailed step by step instructions are available by clicking this link. Detailed Parent Instruction

About Jarvis

Jarvis Collegiate has a prestigious history of academic excellence. As the oldest public high school in Ontario, Jarvis has a long-standing reputation that is built upon daily. Jarvis prides itself on this reputation of academic excellence and aims to prepare the next generation of community and world leaders.

Jarvis offers a wide range of courses, programs, and extra-curricular activities. As a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) school, the students in our classrooms are engaged in project-based learning. An inquiry method of teaching and learning is utilized as students partake in independent and collaborative studies within the S.T.E.M. fields. Further, our Advanced Placement (A.P.) and Pre-Advanced Placement classes offer students in grades 9-12 an enriched curriculum recognized by the College Board.

Starting September 2018, Jarvis will be offering a Business Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM). A SHSM is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  The SHSM also assists students in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace. Go here to learn more about Specilist High Skills Majors.

September 30, 2019

Dear Secondary Parent /Guardian:

We have heard some concerns from parents/guardians regarding concerns about larger high school class sizes in some grades during the first week of school. While understandable, I want to assure you that this is not uncommon for the first few weeks of school. This school year, there may be more awareness of class size issues due to a new provincial plan to reduce the number of teachers over the next four years, especially in secondary schools. This will increase class sizes in each of the next four years.

I want to take this opportunity to outline our process for stabilizing our class sizes. Each spring, the Board projects enrolment for every school and for every grade within the school. At that time, the Board also allocates the number of teachers. At the end of the third week of the new school year, schools report their enrolments by grade to the Board. High schools wait longer than elementary schools to report their September enrolment due to the fact that in the first two weeks, high school students are more likely to change their courses (or in some cases, their school).  At high schools that experience an enrolment greater then projection, there may be some reorganization of classes and/or they may be assigned additional teachers. Schools that report lower than expected enrolment may experience a reduction in its teacher allocation. By the start of October, class sizes will normalize – meaning they will reflect expected class sizes.

Starting this year, the new provincial plan to reduce the number of high school teachers will mean an increase in average class sizes from 22 to 28 in Ontario high schools over four years.  The government expects school boards to reduce the number of secondary classroom teachers through attrition (i.e. retiring teachers who are not replaced) to reach the higher class size.  Recently the government announced the provincial average high school class size for 2019-20 will be 22.5. Based on the current TDSB’s secondary teacher attrition rate, the Board’s average high school class size for 2019-20 will be 23.6 students, up from an average of 21.9 students last year. School boards historically have had different class size averages and different teacher attrition rates and therefore they will reach the four year class size average of 28 students at different stages.

In the first week of high school classes there have been a few isolated cases where some classes have reached as high as 36 or more students. Please know that this will change in the next few weeks to meet the expectations outlined above.

I trust this helps explains some of the concerns we have heard about class size this September. Please don’t hesitate contact me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Michael Harvey

School Opening Procedures 2019-2020

Below is the September startup information.

Students will pick up their final timetable for 2019-2020 in the cafeteria according to the schedule below. Please line up in single file in the lower hall outside of the cafeteria. You will also receive your locker assignment for 2019-2020. Locks will also be available for purchase for $5. NO KEY LOCKS ARE PERMITTED.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Grade 10 students 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Grade 11 students 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 Grade 12 students 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.

 Summer School - If you earned a credit during summer school, please bring your report card to Guidance and your timetable will be changed accordingly.

  • Outstanding Textbooks - If you owe textbooks you will not be able to pick-up your timetable until the textbook issue has been resolved.
  • Timetable - If you are unable to attend on August 27 or August 29, the next date for timetable pick-up is September 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. If you still owe textbooks, please bring them with you at that time.
  • Photos - On August 27 and August 29, students must have their photo taken for their Jarvis Student I.D. card before picking up the timetable. Photo portrait packages will be available at registration.

Student Activity Fee

Payment must be made on line at https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ starting August 19, 2019.

Please bring your printed receipt with you on August 29

Each Jarvis student must pay their $50 Student Activity Fee which includes the following:

  • 2019-20 School Agenda App – an invaluable tool to facilitate student organization
  • Student Activity Card – students must have this card to participate in all sports and extra- curricular teams, school dances, excursions, etc.
  • 2019-20 Yearbook

Schedule for Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - First Day of Classes

9:30 – 10:00 Block A and Homeform

10:05 – 10:20 Block B

10:25 – 10:40 Block C

10:45 – 11:00 Block D

11:05 – 11:20 Block E

11:25 – 11:40 Block F

11:45 – 12:00 Block G

12:05 – 12:20 Block H

Start-Up Correspondence

Permission-Consent Forms

Textbook and Valuables Letter

JCI School Council Contact Form

Lockdown Safety Procedures Letter

Student Accident Insurance 

Student Agenda

Optional Attendance September 2019

Students currently in Grade 9-12 in a TDSB School that wish to attend Jarvis Collegiate Institute for September 2019 must apply through Optional Attendance by February 1, 2019. The application for Optional Attendance can be found here. This application must be signed by the current school Principal (or designate).

For more information regarding the Optional Attendance Policy please visit the TDSB Website.

Students in Grade 8 in a TDSB school that wish to attend Jarvis Collegiate Institute should speak to their Grade 8 school Guidance Counsellor for next steps.

Students currenlty in non-TDSB Schools should go to our Register at Jarvis link through the Homepage Menu for the relevant Registration Package.

School Cash Online

Starting this year Jarvis C.I. will be using School Cash Online to pay for school items such as trips, club/athletic fees and spirit wear. 

Please follow the link below to register online. Once you have registered your child, you will be able to see when they have a new item posted online for purchase. You also have the option to be notified whenever your child has a new school expense due, so you don't have to worry about missing the deadline. To set up an account and explore the system, please follow the instructions below.

Register Online:

Step 1: Please click on this link: https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com

Step 2: Register by selecting the "Get Started Now" and following the steps.

Step 3: After you receive the confirmation email, select the "click here" option, login in and add each of your children to your household account.

Registration Instructions: Cash Online Instructions.pdf

If you have questions about the sign up process or using School Cash Online, please select the “Get Help” option on the top of School Cash Online web page. You can also contact the School Cash Online Parent Help Desk at 1-866-961-1803 and parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com. The Parent Help Desk is available to assist parents/guardians with the sign-up/registration process, password recovery, accessing your account or payment issues.

Get the Jarvis App

Keep up to date with all the latest at Jarvis - download the My School Day Jarvis Agenda App. Follow all your classes and get all the latest news. Great for parents to keep informed about your student's classes! Free to downlaod! Get the Jarvis Agenda App now!

TDSB Network Passwords

Passwords reset by Jarvis Staff will be reset to the Shared Secret Password.

The Shared Secret Password encoding can be found here.

 

New passwords must meet the following criteria:

  • Must not contain your first or last name
  • Must be a minimum of 8 characters
  • Must be different than last 5 passwords
  • Must contain 3 of the following 4 criteria:
    • Uppercase character(s)
    • Lowercase character(s)
    • Number(s)
    • Special character(s)

Passwords for students and staff expire after 180 and 90 days, respectively.

AP Exams

Grade 12 AP Local Preparation Exams are held in April. The College Board Exams are held in May. Confirm details with your AP Teacher. Good Luck on all your AP Exams!

Download the Jarvis CI AP Exam Calendar.

You can find the AP Bulletin For Students And Parents 2018-2019 here.
 

Transcript Requests

Former Jarvis students wanting transcripts must first order and pay online using the Cashonline link below.

Cashonline Link

January 2019 Census Update

Hey Bulldogs: take a couple of minutes to participate in the January 2019 Mini Census - let's hear your voice on how you feel about your experience here at JCI. You can complete the survey here.