John English News and Events

Welcome to John English - School 2019 - 2020

At Ecole John English Junior Middle School, we provide a vibrant multi-faceted program to provide learning, thinking and actively engaging opportunities for all of our students.  Our school of almost 900 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 learn and work collaboratively as they ready themselves for the next level of learning.  At John English, we provide instruction in English and in a French Immersion program.  We always look forward to an inspiring and exciting year full of achievement, activity and action.  We strive to ensure that our students are learning, thinking and engaged.  

First Day Procedures

The first day of school is an exciting time as students prepare for the start of school or a return to school after a summer break.

On the first day of school our students are to meet their teacher on the paved play area.  Teachers will be out on the paved play area on the east side of the school beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Kindergarten teachers will be at the north end (closest to Mimico Ave), Grade 8 teachers at the south end (closest to Central Ave) and other teachers in numerical order from north to south.  Our French Immersion Kindergarten teachers will be meet students in the fenced area on George St. at the north end of the school.  Each teacher will have a clipboard with their name and grade level.  If you are looking for a specific teacher, please do not to hesitate to ask any of our staff.  

All students will receive an email on Friday, August 30 indicating their class for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  Class placements are always subject to re-organization due to enrollment levels.  If for some reason, you do not receive and email, please contact one of our staff members on the first day of school and they will be able to assist with the class placement.

Students new to the school, who have not registered, should come directly to the office to discuss next steps.  Students who live in the catchment area and have attended Grade 5 in one of the primary schools in the neighbourhood (i.e., David Hornell, George R. Gauld and Sir Adam Beck) have already had their records transferred to John English.

Cash Online

John English parents can now pay student related fees online.  To access the online service parents can visit https://tdsb.schoolcashonline.com  Parents will need to select "Get Started Today" and select a password.  Other information you will need includes the school board name (TDSB), school name, your child's name and birth date.  Once you have created your account you will be ready to pay online.


Bus Route Information for 2019 - 2020 
The TDSB has launched the new transportation portal  which provides families with specific transportation information about their child’s bus service.  When parents sign up, they will be able to identify the bus company name and phone number providing service  for their family as well as the route number, the location of the bus stop and the associated times.   In addition, enrollment also provides an e-mail alert notifying them of delays on the bus route.   

Bus routes and times for 2019 - 2020 will be available shortly.  Further information about transportation can be found in our menu on the left hand side of the page.  

Choices for Nine Evening will be held in Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.  in the auditorium
Beginning in October of the Grade 8 year our students begin thinking about options and choices for Grade 9.  Information about Secondary Schools and Choices for Nine can be found on the TDSB website located under the High School tab on the main page.  Guidance information is also available