Guidance

 

Grade 8: Beyond 8 Information

Elementary Schools do not have a Guidance Teacher this year. Please connect with your grade 8 homeroom teacher for assistance. 

 

Grade 8 - Transition to Secondary Schools

All Grade 8 families received a School Messenger email on Wednesday, November 4 with a comprehensive overview of the process for the transition to high school. An additional system communication will ensure that all staff, students (virtual and bricks and mortar) and their families will receive this consistent and timely information about our TDSB process. Secondary schools have been preparing for virtual Open Houses with pre-recorded and live sessions. Elementary and secondary schools are being supported to ready their schools for the variety of questions that are raised at such a pivotal time in a student’s educational pathway. 

 

Please see link below for each school's information night:

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/OpenHouses 

 

The board will be holding transition to High School Parent Information Sessions. These sessions will take place via Zoom as follows:

Date

Time

Learning Centres

Participant Capacity

Monday, December 7

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LC2 & LC3 Schools

3000

Monday, December 7

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

LC2 & LC3 Schools

3000

Tuesday, December 8

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

LC1 & LC4 Schools

3000

Tuesday, December 8

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

LC1 & LC4 Schools

3000

 

The board is sending an email out to parents Dec. 1st with a link to the zoom sessions. These sessions are run by the Program Coordinator of Guidance. They should be able to answer your questions.

 

Please find some useful information below:

Free Tutoring resources:

https://tvo.org/education

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/teens/learning.jsp

Grade 8 families:  Please note that the updated information nights for all high schools is on the TDSB website, but is “still under construction” so some changes may be made. 

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Going-to-High-School/Open-Houses-and-Information-Nights

As well the TDSB offers an updated Parent site with some good resources around schools and mental health:

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Innovation/ForParents

Mental Health: http://kidshealth.org/en/teens/anxiety-tips.html

Homework Help and Online Tutoring: https://tvo.org/mathify-reg

 

2020-2021 Applications

Students moving to grade 9 need to set up their courses in MyBlueprint (MBP):

Students can activate their MBP accounts by going to: www.myblueprint.ca/tdsb

JAN 11 – Grade 8 Course Selection Opens students can submit course selections, including schools applied for through Optional Attendance

FEB 26 (Friday) – Deadline to complete all course selections in myBlueprint

 

Extended French Application forms for Queen A:

EF_application_info.pdf 

EF_Application Form - Extended French Gr. 7.doc  

 

Applying to Queen Alexandra Middles School 2021 -  2022

See Registration Tab.