Guidance Announcements

April 8, 2021

The TDSB has released information about summer school. Registration opens April 19th. Please review the three (3) attachments carefully.
 

The Secondary School Summer Programs Information Sheet has information about the different types of summer school programming being offered in this summer.

There is a comparison sheet which lists the similarities and differences between the remote and hybrid full credit programs versus the full credit e-learning programs.

How to Register for a Summer Program provides step by step instructions on how to register for, and be enrolled in, your desired course. For SATEC students attending the TDSB Virtual School, there is a virtual school edition of this same document.

Remember, if you intend to reach ahead and take a full credit course, you must ensure that it is not a course which you chose in myBlueprint to take in day school next year.

 

March 12, 2021

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process whereby students may obtain credits for prior learning. This is a formal process that begins with an important information session Organized by the TDSB for Tuesday March 23rd. Please refer the TDSB website for steps on the PLAR Challenge.

 

 

 

Request to Change Learning Platforms in Quad 4
Parents who want their children to move to a different learning platform in quad 4, will need to complete the Google form contained in this letter that was sent to our student/parent community. The deadline to make this request is March 23, 20021.

February 12/21

Please Note Start Time Change:

The February 16th myBlueprint Help Session for students who are receiving support through the Special Education department that was originally scheduled for 12:30pm  has been postponed until 1:15pm to allow students in the hybrid cohort to travel home.  Please use the same link:

https://tdsb-ca.zoom.us/j/93798444780?pwd=R1ZZekFqQUZZUW8vSEIyM1F2bUVBZz09

 


NEW: myBlueprint Help Session for SATEC students attending the TDSB Virtual School
Thursday February 18 -  11:40 AM to 12:15 PM

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February 9/21

myBlueprint is now open for anyone who is ready to submit their course selections for the 2021-2022 academic year. There is no advantage to submitting it early as long as all submissions are made by 4 pm on February 26th.

Current Grade 12 students

If you are graduating in June and not returning next year, please make your last entry into myBluperint by indicating your post-secondary destination. This should be completed on, or before Feb.12th

January 29/21

There were difficulties accessing the English Department's course information session today.

As a result this session has been postponed until February 3 at 1:15 pm. The Google Meet code is https://meet.google.com/dyz-vzzi-rmd

Please use your TDSB account to access this session.

 

January 22/21

The 2021-2022 Course Selection Cycle kicks off on January 25, 2021 with the first of 3 virtual course assemblies. 

All students must submit their course selections for next year into myBlueprint, the online course selection platform. MyBlueprint will open on February 9th and will close on Feb. 26th. All sourse submissions must be completed by Feb. 26th. Take your time within the period of Feb. 9 to Feb.26 to choose your courses wisely and carefully.

Please visit the Course Selection page in the Guidance Department for important and time sensitive information.

 

January 6/21

Grade 11 and 12 students:

Full Disclosure Date for Quad 2 is Monday January 18, 2021.

If you are a student enrolled in a grade 11 or 12 course and do not wish for the course to appear on your official transcript, you must withdraw from (drop) the course by Monday Janaury 18 at 4pm. If you withdraw from the course after the Full Disclosure date, the course will appear on your official transcript, with whatever your current mark is on the date you withdraw, along with a W (withdrawal) beside it.

To withdraw from (drop) a course, please connect your Guidance Counsellor and request to be withdrawn from the course. If you are a student under 18 years of age, you will have to have your parent/guardian email your counsellor directly or you can send a photo of a handwritten note from your parent/guardian giving permission for you to drop the course. Please ensure that, with either option, your parent/guardian includes a phone number where they can be reached. This procedure will apply to grade 11 and 12 students in the hybrid or virtual learning platforms at SATEC as well as to students at Virtual School.

 

December 18/20

Just a reminder as to the personnel in the Guidance Department in Quad 2:

Name Responsibilities e-mail address
Ms. Griffin (Secretary)

Contact Ms. Griffin:

  1. to update your address/phone number
  2. for copies of your credit counselling summary or transcript
alorna.griffin@tdsb.on.ca

Ms. Singroy (Counsellor)

Counselling issues for students with the last name starting with A, B, C, D and E

michelle.singroy@tdsb.on.ca

 

Ms. Noble

(Lead Counsellor)

Counselling issues for students with the last name starting with F, G and I to Q marylouise.noble@tdsb.on.ca
Mr. Knight  (Counsellor) Counselling issues for students with the last name starting with H and R to Z calvin.knight@tdsb.on.ca
Ms. McVannell (expected to return sometime in January 2021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 17/20

 

Upcoming Important Dates

 

January 4, 2021 - Semester 2 (yes semester, not quad) virtual night school registration opens. Registration closes at 2pm Feb. 3.  Night school classes begin the week of Feb.16 and end the first week in June.

  •  New this semester:
    • Night school will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays AND Tuesdays and Thursdays
    • Credit recovery will be offered for a selection of courses on Tuesday nights OR Thursday nights
  • Process for registering and enrolment
    • To register:
    1. Follow the instructions on the TDSB website. Registration and enrolment is a two part process. 
    2. After registering you will be sent an email confirming that you registered.  Please note that you are not yet enrolled in the course. For that to happen you must send your guidance cousnellor a copy of the registration form was emailed to you. Once your counsellor receives this, you can be enrolled in that course.
    • To be eligible for a night school course:
    1.  You must have the prerequisite for the course (if applicable).
    2. The course you want cannot already be on your day school timetable
    • Students may take one night school course along with 2 days school courses or 2 credit recovery courses and 2 day school courses.

 

January 5, 2021 - e-learning day school registration for Quad 3 opens. Registration closes January 16th, but these grade 11 and 12 courses fill up quickly before the registration closing date. 

  • Process for registering and enrolment
    • To register:
    1. Follow the instructions on the TDSB website. Registration and enrolment is a two part process. 
    2. After registering you will be sent an email confirming that you registered.  Please note that you are not yet enrolled in the course. For that to happen you must send your guidance cousnellor a copy of the registration form was emailed to you. Once your counsellor receives this, you can be enrolled in that course.
    • To be eligible for a e-Learning day school course, you must have:
    1. the prerequisite for the course (if applicable).
    2. a spare in your timetable to accommodate the e-learning course.

 

January 11, 2021 - Deadline to notify SATEC @ W.A. Porter of intent to switch learning platforms for Quad 3

 

January 18, 2021 - Full Disclosure Deadline.

  • Students in grade 12 (and this year grade 11's too) who withdraw from a course up to this date will NOT see a mark from that course on their transcript. Marks for courses dropped after this date will remain on the student's transcript. Students must contact their guidance counsellor to arrange for a course to be dropped. Written permission from a parent/guardian must accompany all student requests.

 

 

 

November 26/20

On November 27, from 6 pm to 9 pm, the Ontario Black History Society (OBHS), an organization dedicated to the recognition and celebration of Black history, will host its annual conference for high school students: Virtual Leaders of Tomorrow.

Details can be found here

 

On December 9th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm - You are invited to the Build a Dream Career Expo Webinar for young women.

This is a FREE VIRTUAL CAREER DISCOVERY EXPO for parents and young women between Grades 7 to 12. This online event will highlight opportunities in a number of careers to better assist young women to make informed career choices. This event will include careers in:

  • Skilled Trades
  • STEM careers
  • Emergency Responders
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Advancing Women

The event features:

  • Dream Maker Panel: Women from various careers share their stories and inspire
  • Employer Spotlight: Hear what employers look for in new employees!
  • Pathway Spotlight: College, University and Apprenticeship
  • Games, Prizes, Survey and More!

Click here for registration details.

November 24/20

Just a reminder that Friday November 27 is the last day to request changes to your QUAD 2 timetable!

November 22/20

Attention Grade 12 students: The guidance department has organized a number of virtual university visits for SATEC students attending the hybrid platform, the local virtual learning platform, as well for the SATEC students attending Virtual School. The "visits" begin in the week of November 23rd. Advance registration is required for some of the information sessions. Click here for details.

November 20/20

There have been changes in the guidance department for quad 2. Please click here to find out who your guidance counsellor will be in quad 2.

November 19/20

The TDSB is hosting a post-secondary information session in the evening of Tuesday November 24th. Click here for more information and the Zoom link to the meeting.

November 17/20

The Summer Mentorship Program (SMP) gives high school students of Indigenous or African ancestry a chance to explore health sciences at the University of Toronto over four weeks in July 2021. For more information click here.

November 3/20

The universities are busy with their Fall Open Houses and campus tours (virtually of course). The month of November is filled with these informative events. Some will start this week and since many of the Open House events require registration, please take a moment to review the content in this attachment.

October 30/20

Interested in a TDSB Alternative School for Quad 2? Many are holding virtual open houses in the coming weeks. See what they have to offer!

October 29/20

Welcome Grade 9 students. Sadly, we cannot hold a large in-person assembly to explain how the guidance department can assist you as you embark upon your secondary school journey, so we have prepared a short virtual presentation for you. The PDF version is also available.

 

October 28/20

Grade 12 students, please view the narrated Post Secondary Planning Seminar to assist you with your post-secondary research. The PDF version is also available.

Grade 11 and 12 students:

Full Disclosure Date for Quad 1 is Monday, November 2, 2020.

If you are a student enrolled in a grade 11 or 12 course and do not wish for the course to appear on your official transcript, you must withdraw from (drop) the course by Monday, November 2, 2020 at 4pm. If you withdraw from the course after the Full Disclosure date, the course will appear on your official transcript, with whatever your current mark is on the date you withdraw, along with a W (withdrawal) beside it.

To withdraw from (drop) a course, please connect your Guidance Counsellor and request to be withdrawn from the course. If you are a student under 18 years of age, you will have to have your parent/guardian email your counsellor directly or you can send a photo of a handwritten note from your parent/guardian giving permission for you to drop the course. Please ensure that, with either option, your parent/guardian includes a phone number where they can be reached. This procedure will apply to grade 11 and 12 students in the hybrid program at SATEC as well as to students at Virtual School.

 

October 19/20

Grade 12 students: Check out this all-day university virtual fair that is planned for Saturday October 23/20 

October 14/20

  • We are closing the "satecguidance20@gmail.com" general mailbox until further notice. Please click here to learn how to access the guidance department and which counsellors are working in the guidance department effective October 19th

 

  • e-Learning Day School (eLDS) Quad 2 courses will be open for registration in e-Reg tomorrow, Thursday, October 15, at 9am.  Please see the e-Learning Day School website for the full list of available Quad 2 courses. Students in the Virtual Secondary School, as well as students in home (OSR) schools, will be eligible to apply for an e-Learning Day School Quad 2 course if they have a spare or open period in their Quad 2 timetable. An e-Learning Day School course cannot be a third credit for a student in a Quad.

 

 

 

October 13/20

Scholarship Information

Grade 12 students:

Please visit the Guidance Google Classroom for the Scholarship Report, which contains information about upcoming scholarships between October and December 2020

 

October 8/20

All students: 

 

Check the Guidance Google Classroom for the Ministry of Education update on community involvement hours and how this update impacts you. Remember to use the fillable Community Service Form to request permission to participate in your volunteer experience prior to participating.  You will find this form as an attachment in the Guidance Google Classroom.

 

Grade 11 and 12 students: 

We anticipate that registration for e-Learning Day School for Quad 2 will be opening around October 15th. An e-Learning Day School course can be taken only if you have a spare in Quad 2. Please refer to the e-Learning Day School website in the coming days for more information.

 

October 6/20

Attention Grade 12 Students:

ONTARIO COLLEGE VIRTUAL FAIR Registration for the virtual fair opens the week of October 12th. Join 24 Ontario Colleges as they present what they have to offer. See details and how to register here

 

 

October 5/20

Attention Grade 12 Students

It's that time again where we turn our attention to your plans for the 2021-2022 year. Please help us to help you by completing this Google form by October 23, 2020.

 

September 28/20 

Welcome Back Students

This has been a hectic and chaotic start to a new academic year. It is our hope that some of the information contained here will provide some clarity going forward.

 

SATEC In-Person Students

 

SATEC Students Attending Virtual School

 

Updated Secondary School Quadmester Dates

 

Transferring Between In-Person and Virtual Learning Platforms 

  • There are opportunities throughout the year to move from one learning platform to another. Click here for information and important deadlines for this process.

 

TDSB Remote Night /Saturday School 

  • TDSB continues to offer a number of grade 11 and 12 courses at night school as well as the Saturday morning language classes,  which are open to all grades. Due to the pandemic, these classes are offered remotely. Whether you are an in-person student or a virtual school student,find out how to sign up for these options .DEADLINE TO REGISTER is now Wed. October 7 at noon!

 

Guidance Counsellors Assigned to Students

  • Guidance counsellors have been assigned to students in Quad 1 according to the first letter of their last name.  Effective September 30th, please contact the guidance counsellor assigned to you for all inquiries. Your guidance counsellor is subject to change for future quads.

 

Guidance Google Classrooms

  • Guidance counsellors use Google Classroom to post grade specific information for students - including important documents and links. Find out what Google Classroom code you should use to access these classrooms.

 

Mark Maintain After Date (also known as Full Disclosure Date)

  • This is an important date for grade 11 and 12 students to keep in mind when they are considering whether to drop a course mid way into the Quad. Click here for these dates in each Quad.