Quad 2 Structure information

Good evening,

Earlier in Quad 1 Jarvis families were asked to complete a survey regarding remote learning through Jarvis for Quad 2. 

Families that completed the survey before the deadline and have now been scheduled into remote learning at Jarvis for Quad 2 will receive a confirmation email shortly. 

As you may already know, students who are switching from in-person to virtual learning in Quad 2 will receive remote (at home) instruction through our school, and not through the Virtual School.

With more than 8,500 secondary students across the TDSB switching to virtual learning for Quad 2, this decision was made to maintain stability, avoid a significant reorganization, and ensure that students continue to have access to the courses they want and need.

Students who are attending in-person classes during Quad 2 are scheduled into Cohort A and in some cases, Cohort B due to class sizes.  Students scheduled into remote learning at Jarvis are scheduled into Cohort B of each class.  Some classes are completely remote in Cohort B and some classes have a combination of in-person and remote students in Cohort B.  For classes that have a combination of in-person and remote students, the teacher will provide simultaneous learning for all students using their online platform.  Students will learn if their Cohort B class is fully remote or a mix of in-person and remote learners at the first class.  The makeup of each Cohort B classes may change over the course of Quad 2, depending on student needs.  Students learning remotely will be required to log on to the online platform and be present and active from 8:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m. for their Day 2/4 (Cohort B) classes.  All students will continue to participate in live afternoon online sessions each afternoon and Independent learning from home on alternate mornings. 

To better support students in this new mode of learning and strive for equity for all students we will be providing revised parameters and guidelines for online learning for all Jarvis students during the first week of classes.  We will also share the revised guidelines for online learning with families to help better understand how to support their child.

Beginning Quad 2, the TDSB is expecting schools to record attendance in the morning when students are learning from home/asynchronously.  This will allow automated calls to go out and notify parents/guardians about their child’s attendance during the Independent at-home period (which begins at 8:45 a.m.).    More information will be shared regarding the new attendance procedure during the first week of classes. 

Students will receive Quad 2 timetables electronically on Friday, November 20. Students can access the timetable using TDSB Connects App and selecting November 23, 2020 from the Timetable feature.  Please go to the TDSB website for additional information, if needed.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support, patience and flexibility.

Sincerely,

Michael Harvey

Principal 

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Optional Attendance September 2020

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 January 31, 2020. 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.

WEEK 3 PARENT EMAIL

Thank you for your on-going support of the school and your cooperation with helping to make our start a success. We recognize that school may look and feel very different this year, and we are committed to make this school year experience positive.

New Daily Screening Guidelines

We continue to screen all staff, students and visitors who enter the school. Please assist us in making this process as efficient as possible.

Students who have a personal device are encouraged to download the NOW Mobile Screening App to complete a self-screening prior to arrival for fast pass screening. For additional information go to:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/docs/HealthScreening.pdf

 

The TDSB has updated their response plan and has provided explicit new guidelines with new modifications. The guidelines indicate that symptomatic students must remain home and are advised to seek a COVID-19 test or seek an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider. Students who do not receive a COVID-Test or an alternative diagnosis must self-isolate for 14 days and may return only AFTER the 14 day isolation period and are symptom free. Anyone with a close contact of a positive case (ie sibling, parent) must also self-isolate. I am including a flow chart that has been provided by the TDSB that outlines the response. Please review the response expectations here: COVID - 19 Symptom Response.

 

Student Attendance for In-school and On-line Sessions

A reminder that all students are responsible to attend each of their a.m. in-class, a.m. independent online learning and p.m. live virtual lesson each day. Student attendance is recorded at each in-class and afternoon live virtual learning session. Families will receive an automated message for all in-class and p.m. lates and absences. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to contact the school in advance to notify of absence and reason to avoid receiving automated messages.

 

Student Timetables

All students received a pink hard copy of their full-year timetable which will serve as their official student ID until updated student ID cards are distributed. Students are encouraged to take a picture of the timetable and/or carry it with them at all times. Students can also access their complete timetable by downloading TDSBConnects – a recommended useful student information app.

To help assist to understand your child’s schedule please refer to your child’s two course codes in each Quad which will indicate if they are in Course 1 Cohort 1A or 1B and Course 2 Cohort 2A and 2B.

 

 

How to read your child’s combined timetable:

To help assist to understand your child’s schedule please refer to your child’s two course codes in each Quad which will indicate if they are in Course 1 Cohort 1A or 1B and Course 2 Cohort 2A and 2B.

 

Quadmester Dates

  • Quad 1: September 22 - November 17 + Credit Rescue Days November 18 & 19
  • Quad 2: November 23 - February 2 + Credit Rescue Days February 3 & 4
  • Quad 3: February 8 - April 20 + Credit Rescue Days April 21 & 22
  • Quad 4: April 23 - June 23 + Credit Rescue Days June 24, 25, 28

 

Quad 1 = Semester 1 Term 1 (first row side 1 left side) and Semester 1 Term 2 (right side)

*only Gr. 10 students taking .5 Civics and .5 Careers have a course change in Term 2

Quad 2= Semester2 Term 1 (second row left side) and Semester 2 Term 2 (right side)

*only Gr. 10 students taking .5 Civics and .5 Careers have a course change in Term 2

Quad 2= Semester3 Term 1 (first row side 2 left side) and Semester 3 Term 2 (right side)

*only Gr. 10 students taking .5 Civics and .5 Careers have a course change in Term 2

Quad 2= Semester 4 Term 1 (second row left side) and Semester 4 Term 2 (right side)

*only Gr. 10 students taking .5 Civics and .5 Careers have a course change in Term 2

Your child can tell you which course each course code means (e.g. MPM1D1 =Gr. 9 Academic Math)

 

Timetable Course Gaps and Requests for Changes

Some student timetables currently have missing courses due to course closures and/or conflicts.

Guidance counsellors will not be able to conduct in-person appointments for timetable changes as we have done in the past.

Families are asked to contact their child’s alpha Guidance Counsellor for assistance:

Last Name A – K – Martha.Beaudry@tdsb.on.ca

Last Name L – Z – Eric.Johnston@tdsb.on.ca

Please be advised that we cannot accommodate requests for specific teachers or for courses to take place during a specific quad.

October Calendar with Schedule Days (Day 1/2/3/4)

Please also find attached the October calendar listing all Day 1/2/3/4 schedule days to keep track of when to be in-school and when to be on-line depending on your child’s cohort.

 

 

Upcoming Special Schedules:

There will be an Early Dismissal Staff Meeting Schedule on Wed. Oct. 7 (Day 3)

The modified schedule is as follows:

8:45-12:05 Period 1 In-class or Independent Home Study

12:05-1:35 Lunch

1:35-2:35 Period 2 Live virtual online class

 

We will have an Early Identification Student Support Meeting for all teachers on Thurs. Oct. 8 (Day 4) that will impact the live virtual afternoon lesson that day.Teachers will be posting work for students to complete independently for the Thurs. Oct. 8, 2-3:15 p.m. session.There will be no live online teacher-led sessions on Thurs. Oct. 8.

Lastly, please find attached a copy of our Teacher email directory should you wish to contact your child’s teachers. You can find your child’s teacher names on their student timetable.

 

We look forward to learning together despite these times of uncertainty.

 

 

 

 

Welcome back to Jarvis CI and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!

 

 

All TDSB Secondary schools will now open on Thursday, September 17, 2020. We look forward to working together with you through the challenges of the year ahead.

 

 

We appreciate your patience regarding student timetables. Quad 1 student timetables were emailed to student TDSB emails recently. Students can also access their timetable by downloading TDSBConnects onto their mobile device.

 

Please read your timetable carefully.

 

  1. your Course 1 course code ends in a -1A, come to school on Thursday, September 17 (Day 1). If your Course 1 course code ends in -1B, you are to arrive on Friday, September 18 (Day 2).

 

Student Activity Fees have been waived for the 2020-2021 year. Student photo day has been postponed. Students are to use their 2020-2021 student timetable as their Student ID until student photo cards are issued.

 

Technology Survey:

Please take a moment to complete the following survey to help us to understand our overall school status regarding technology prior to the start of this year.

Click the link below to start the survey

https://forms.gle/AoHkDCg8pawaztWg7