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Second Street Junior Middle School

Second Street Junior Middle School

Weekly Update 

January 10 -14, 2022

January’s Character Trait - Teamwork

Alone we are smart.

Together we are brilliant.

Steven Anderson

January is Tamil Heritage Month at the TDSB 

Upcoming Dates


January 5 - 17 -  Online Learning (return date to be confirmed by the Government)

January 11- School Council Meeting (See below for details)

January 14 - PA Day (No School for Students)

February is Kindergarten Registration Month(Please see below and please share with future Second Street Families)

February 15- Report Cards and Individual Education Plans Sent Home

February 17 - Parent/Guardian Interviews in PM

February 18 - PA Day(Parent/Guardian Interviews in AM)

March 2- Grad Pictures



Good evening Second Street Families!


Although it wasn’t the start of the New Year that we were hoping for, we are so proud of how well Second Street students,families and staff adapted to online learning. It has been great visiting classrooms and seeing the wonderful smiles and engaging learning. We will continue to keep you updated on any information about the return to in person school or the continuation of online learning. Please continue to contact us If you have any questions, concerns or if  your family is in need of support. We look forward to seeing you at the first School Council Meeting of 2022! 


Best,


Edward & Ashwin





A Message from Your School Advisory Council (SAC) 

Welcome back and Happy New Year! Just a reminder that the next SAC meeting will be held January 11th at 6:30pm. 

At this meeting we welcome Ms. Ellis, who will be giving us tips and tricks to help our kids with virtual school. We will also be reviewing what mental health resources are available through the TDSB. We know this is a trying time and look forward to connecting with everyone.

All parents and guardians of students attending Second Street are welcome to attend. We meet virtually using ZOOM. Pre-registration is required for this option and the meeting link will be shared only with participants.

If you have any questions, please email info@secondstsac.com.

We hope to see you there!

Lindsay & Erin

SAC Co-Chairs

2021/22 SAC Virtual Meeting Dates (6:30pm start time)

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Tuesday, June 7, 2022


Mental Health and Well-Being 

Supporting you is our priority. We are here to help with anything you need to support your mental health and well-being and to help you navigate the tools and resources you may need. 

NEW! Winter Well-Being Guide! Read it in 18 different languages here

Also available, the winter fun guide for students with special/complex needs.

We continue to prioritize supporting you through the pandemic. Here are additional monthly/daily resources for staff, students, parents and caregivers.

Kindergarten Registration 

Registration for all TDSB Kindergarten programs begins in February. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school in September!

To attend Junior Kindergarten in September, children must turn four-years-old by December 31. To register for Senior Kindergarten, children must be five-years-old by December 31. You may begin the process online.

For more information about the Kindergarten program and registration requirements, please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/kindergarten.

Continuing Education - International Languages Elementary and African Heritage Programs

The International Languages - Elementary / African Heritage Program is offering online language classes to students (TDSB and non TDSB) Kindergarten to Grade 8. One day each week, students have live face-to-face interactive lessons with their instructor and classmates for approximately 30 minutes. Activities are focused on building student's abilities in oral communication, reading and writing.

Visit www.ILEprograms.ca for more information. @TDSB_ConEd

Adult ESL

Gaining proficiency in English is a critical skill for many newcomers to our city. Every year, nearly 20,000 adults benefit from the TDSB's English as a Second Language classes. Through general language training, and a host of specialized courses, we serve learners at all levels - from those with little or no formal education to those with post-secondary degrees. Currently, all Adult ESL classes are on-line.

Visit www.ESLToronto.ca for more information. @TDSB_ConEd


Reminders:


Winter 2021-22 Well-Being Guide for Students, Caregivers and Families

 This is the TDSB Winter 2021-22 Well-Being Guide with many resources for students and caregivers. The English version is attached. This guide has been translated into 18 languages and we hope it can reach many students and caregivers. Please distribute.  The translations for the 18 languages can be accessed here:

https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/0k0Rpj0z0m/dHJhbnNsYXRpb25AbWNpcy5vbi5jYQ

If you have any questions, please contact Shameen Sandhu, System Leader, Mental Health and Professional Support Services at 416-459–1843 or Shameen.sandhu@tdsb.on.ca

Important Information for Families of Gr. 3 Students (Middle French Immersion Application Process – Grade 4 Entry)

For families interested in the Toronto District School Board's system-wide Middle French Immersion Program (begins in Grade 4), we offer an online process to apply. To apply for the Middle French Immersion Program (Grade 4 entry) for September 2022, applications must be completed online between January 3 and January 28, 2022.

An offer of placement in the program (not a specific school) is guaranteed to all on-time applicants and will be made in the weeks following the close of the application window.

Please note: Families with an older sibling currently enrolled in a French program and who will be in attendance next year are still required to complete an online application for the new student. Please select the “sibling option” within the online application.

For more information about the Middle French Immersion (Grade 4) application process, please join us for a Virtual Webinar Session on one of the following dates:

DATES, TIME & LINK TO WEBINARS

ALTERNATE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

January 6, 2022 – 10 am 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR ON JANUARY 6

Webinar ID: 957 9470 9338

Phone one-tap: Canada: +6473744685,,95794709338# or +16475580588,,95794709338# 

Dial: Canada : +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588

January 13, 2022 – 1 pm 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR ON JANUARY 13

Webinar ID: 965 0951 9491

Phone one-tap: Canada: +6475580588,,96509519491# or +16473744685,,96509519491# 

Dial: Canada:+1 647 558 0588 or +1 647 374 4685 

January 17, 2022 – 7 pm 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR ON JANUARY 17

Webinar ID: 998 7090 8992

Phone one-tap: Canada: +16473744685,,99870908992# or +16475580588,,99870908992# 

Dial: Canada: +1 647 374 4685 or +1 647 558 0588 

Families can request interpretation services for this event in advance, by completing this online form before December 17, 2021.

Information about the Middle French Immersion Program is available in multiple languages. For details, please see the information package. For more information about French programs, the application process and important dates, please visit www.tdsb.on.ca/french or click on Application Process.

For additional inquiries, please contact:

  • Centrally Assigned Principal, Angela Caccamo at angela.caccamo@tdsb.on.ca
  • French Program Coordinator, Kirsten Johnston at kirsten.johnston@tdsb.on.ca

Winter Weather and Student Transportation 

 From time to time, it may be necessary to cancel student transportation, classes and/or programs because of severe weather. On rare occasions, severe weather makes it necessary to close schools, administrative offices or sites. 

 With approximately 246,000 students in 582 schools, any decision to cancel buses, classes and/or programs or to close sites can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto. This decision is not taken lightly. When schools remain open on days with inclement weather, parents/guardians make the final decision on whether to send their children to school and they can keep children home from school if they so choose.

Traffic Safety Tips: Help Make this a Safe Winter Season

As winter approaches, we know that severe weather will be part of our daily lives for the next several months. While traffic safety is an important matter all year long, this is a particularly good time to review what we can do to keep students safe. 

 The need to be aware and alert at all times, on any road, and even in the most routine circumstances is key to traffic safety. This applies to students and drivers alike. Road conditions can be challenging in the winter months. So to those of us who drive, please take extra care on the roads and in parking lots, especially in areas where children might be present. 

 School staff periodically review street and traffic safety with students. Parents can help reinforce these safety messages with children at home. Below are some tips that might be helpful to review. 

 Stop, look, and listen for traffic. 

 Only cross at corners and crosswalks. 

 Make eye contact with drivers. 

 Walk on the right side of the crosswalk. 

 Wear appropriate footwear to reduce the chances of slipping. 

 Never run into the street. 

 Obey crossing signals. 

 Cross only if clear. 

 Walk on sidewalks. 

 Where there are no sidewalks, walk as far away from traffic as possible, facing traffic. 

 The safety of our students is always a top priority. Let's work together to make the winter season safe so we can enjoy all it has to offer.