It's Back to School Time!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Welcome Malvern Students!

It’s an exciting time! It is also likely that most students are experiencing some level of stress because:

 Some of you are starting grade 9, and you don’t really know what to expect;
 Some of you are starting grade 10, and you still don’t really know what to expect in high school;
 Some of you are returning from a full year of Virtual School;
 Some of you are starting grade 12, and perhaps you are already thinking about the ‘high stakes' of grade 12 with respect to post-secondary plans;
 Some of you have gaps in your learning as a result of COVID, and you’re worried about your readiness for some of your courses;
 Some of you have experienced some trauma or loss or other personal struggles.

Please know that the Malvern Staff is aware of the range of emotions that students may be feeling, and we are all committed to supporting students and making the school experience
safe for everyone.

If you have specific concerns or challenges or learning profiles that your teachers should be aware of, please consider sending them an email to let them know. All teacher emails are
listed on the final page of the newsletter.

Throughout the year, the Guidance department will be available to speak with you as well, and will also offer a number of workshops to help you navigate high school and to support
your overall well-being.

Join Professional Support Services staff to connect about some areas where they can help support students, including routines, and the social and emotional challenges of this new
school year. We invite you to join them on Wednesday, September 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at www.tdsb.on.ca/letsconnect.

Read the latest newsletter for more information.

Ms. Kaskens, Principal

Last Updated On 8/31/2021 3:35:15 PM