Guidance Newsletter 2020-21 School Year

GUIDANCE NEWS: 

The Northview Guidance Department values and appreciates the importance of the student and parent/guardian voice.  Our goal is to give our students the necessary tools to make informed decisions to ensure success in secondary school.  Guidance counsellors are always available to assist students. 

 

Guidance Google Classrooms:

The Northview Guidance Department understands the key role communication plays in ensuring the success of our students.  We have developed two Guidance Google classrooms for our Northview TDSB Virtual School and our Northview Virtual/ In-person learning students to join:  Junior Guidance Google Classroom for students in grades 9 and 10 and Senior Guidance Google Classroom for students in grades 11 and 12. This method of communication has proven to be very successful in ensuring that students are recieving immediate communications by our department.   The Northview Guidance Department has posted, and will continue to post, important messaging throughout this school year. Many students have joined however, if there any students who haven't joined yet, we encourage them to do so as soon as possible.  The Google Classroom codes to joinare posted outside of the guidance office (across room 103) or students can email their guidance counsellor for these codes as well.  Unfortunately parents cannot joing these classrooms as a TDSB email is required to join.  We encourage parents/Guardians to view the Guidance Google Classrooms with their student.

 

Virtual Guidance Appointments:

DUE TO COVID-19 there will be no walk-in appointments. 

Individual Guidance counsellor appointment links can be found on the Northview Heights Secondary School Guidance page and also in our Guidance Google Classrooms.   Once a student books an appointment, a google meet address will automatically be generated and students will meet with their counsellor on that google meet address on the day and time of their appointment.  Just a reminder that students should NOT be booking guidance appointments during synchronous class time.

Guidance Counsellors will be contacting students who have course conflicts and students who have handed in non-TDSB Summer School Report cards.  Students who would like to discuss Quad 3 and 4 courses can schedule an on-line appointment with their guidance counsellor.

 

STUDENT TIMETABLES:

Congratulations to our students for a successful Quad 1!  Best wishes to everyone for a successful Quad 2. 

For students who may have been unsuccessful in a Quad 1 course, please contact your guidance counsellor as soon as possible to discuss next steps.  Students who require timetable changes will be contacted by their guidance counsellor via their TDSB email.  
All students should now be settled into their Quad 2 courses:

** There will be no course change requests for Quad 2 courses**

 

NON-TDSB School Credits and VOLUNTEER HOURS:

If students have completed al course with another School Board, e.g. the Toronto Catholic District School Board or a private school, it is important that they email a copy of their report card to their guidance counsellor as soon as possible AND hand in a hard copy of the report card to the GUIDANCE DROP BOX in the MAIN OFFICE on their first day of school.  Students can also drop off their volunteer hour sheet in the GUIDANCE DROP BOX, as well.
 

The Northview Guidance Department would like to wish everyone a wonderful start to Quad 2!