A note from the TDSB

Dear Families,

As we prepare to open our schools in September and welcome back students and staff, we are doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of all school community members. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you Returning to School: A Guide to the Safe Reopening of the TDSB. This document outlines our plans on health and safety measures, learning models, well-being and supports and operations.

Staff have been working on these plans for the past few months guided by ongoing conversations with Toronto Public Health, the Ministry of Education, as well as staff, students, families and our union and federation partners. On July 30, we received final direction from the Ministry for the fall and were able to firm up our plans in the TDSB.

Additional information on our school reopening plans will be shared as we get closer to the opening of school. Visit our website —www.tdsb.on.ca/returntoschool — regularly for updates. Please also join us for a webinar on the Safe Reopening of Schools this Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn more about our plans.

To help with our planning, you will be receiving — beginning Tuesday, August 11 — an automated School Messenger phone call from the TDSB asking for you to indicate your intentions for your child(ren) for September (i.e. will they be attending in-person classes or learning remotely). If the attempts to reach you by phone are not successful or you have been unable to respond to our calls, we will follow up with an email which will include a link to an online pre-registration form. Please note that more information on this pre-registration process will be shared with parents/guardians tomorrow.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Mountview is a community of five classrooms.  The small community fosters deep, meaningful relationships. In this interactive setting, the aim is for each student to share their unique abilities and perspectives with one another. For our collaborative staff, the close relationships achieved in this setting allows us to gain multiple perspectives on the strengths and needs of each student.

 

We are always looking for ways to strengthen our community, not only within the individual classrooms and in the school, but also within the broader local community and the world.


 A New Chapter 

We have moved to our new home in Runnymede Collegiate Institute, which makes us only one of two elementary schools to share a building with a high school in the TDSB.    

What We Do

  • Community Circle:  The school gathers for daily announcements.
  • A Community of Classrooms:  Teachers collaborate with each other and each student to support both individual learning needs and the school community.  Teachers regularly rotate classrooms to work on enrichment and project-based learning.
  • Equity:  Our school is diverse and integrated, enrolling students through a lottery based system, aimed at creating a school which is reflective of the community we serve.  
  • Self-Directed Learning:  Based on the individual needs, backgrounds and strengths of every child, we collaborate with students to design individually tailored, high-interest projects.
  • Parental Involvement: Parents are an integral part of our school community, and they have opportunities throughout the year to contribute to the school community through cross-grade friendship assemblies, field trips, school concerts and volunteering in classrooms.
  • Building and Developing Community Partnerships:  Runnymede Collegiate Institute, Humbercrest Nursery School, Right to Play