General Alert
The Government of Ontario announced that all schools in the province, including those at the TDSB, will be moving to remote learning following the April break.
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Grade 9 Virtual Math Support

 

Math Supports

The grade 9 numeracy support program will provide students with strategies to increase math skills. Classes will take place VIRTUALLY every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. A link will be sent to students once they register. Teachers will work with small groups of students to develop specific math skills.

Together, we can support your child's success as a student. As a staff, we are committed to providing additional math support for our students. We need your support and consent to ensure that your child registers and attends all the classes for this program. Funding for this program is based on registration and student attendance.

The program is on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.mStudents must register to participate as spaces are limited.

Please email the teacher Ms. Jansen at catherine.jansen@tdsb.on.ca if you have any questions.

Register for the Math Program Here!

Gr. 9&10 Virtual Literacy Support

 

Literacy Supports

The grade 9/10 literacy support program will provide students with strategies to increase literacy and writing skills. Classes will take place VIRTUALLY every Thursday from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. A link will be sent to students once they register. Teachers will work with small groups of students to develop specific literacy skills.

Together, we can support your child's success as a student. As a staff, we are committed to providing additional literacy support for our students. We need your support and consent to ensure that your child registers and attends all the classes for this program. Funding for this program is based on registration and student attendance.

The program will begin on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.mStudents must register to participate as spaces are limited.

Please email Ms. Holland at erika.holland@tdsb.on.ca if you have any questions.

Register for the Grade 9/10 Literacy Support Program Here!

Change in Mode of Instruction for Quad 4

Earlier in the fall, we shared the decision that no additional students would be admitted into the Virtual Secondary School as this would require a significant reorganization of the system - something that would have a negative impact on our in-person schools and result in many courses having to be collapsed or eliminated. The Virtual Secondary School will continue to operate and support its existing students.

Students who are registered at in-person schools who would like to switch to a virtual model will be accommodated with a virtual option at their current in-person school for the remainder of the school year.

Our ultimate goal is to maintain stability for both in-person schools and the Virtual School, and to continue offering the courses that students need.

As was the case for Quadmesters 2 and 3, the school-based virtual learning model at your school will vary from class to class and will depend on factors such as the number of students wishing to learn virtually and the available courses. In some cases, there will be enough students to offer an entire class virtually. In other cases, the class will be split into virtual and in-person cohorts. Schools have also included the model of teachers delivering courses simultaneously to both in-person and virtual learners.

Student Attending West Hill - Switching Learning Mode

Students currently registered for in-person or virtual learning at West Hill who would like to switch to their model must submit a response by March 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm through the following Google Form link https://forms.gle/fb66gb7Xa3mNPKyy7.  This change would take effect at the start of Quadmester 4 on April 23, 2021. Schools will prepare and finalize models in the coming days, as we get a better sense of the number of students interested in learning virtually. Specific information will be shared by your school ahead of the start of Quadmester 4. Please note that all requests from students wishing to switch to a virtual option at their in-person school will be accommodated. However, in some cases, changes to desired courses may be required to align with availability and course offerings.

For students wanting to move from West Hill virtual to in-person, please note that space may be limited, and a transfer may not be possible.

Switching from the Virtual School to In-Person Learning

Students who are currently registered in the Virtual Secondary School and would like to return to in-person learning must contact the guidance counsellor at the in-person school by March 23, 2021, to see if a timetable can be created for the specific courses they have requested for Quadmester 4. If a timetable can be created, a transfer to the in-person school will be facilitated.

Thank you to all parents/guardians and students for your patience during this evolving situation. We are doing everything we can to accommodate student requests while ensuring as much stability as possible in all classrooms and schools in this pandemic time.

Yearbook 2021

Buy your yearbook now!

 

Students and Families,

 

Our amazing yearbook class has been working hard to create a yearbook that captures a school year like never before.  Thank you to all who have shared photos to include in this yearbook. You can continue to do so through the “Friesens upload” app: school project code 267734.

 

It is time to order the yearbook, and since we did not collect the cost through the activity fee at the beginning of the year, we want to find out how many students will buy the yearbook this year. The cost will be $25.

 

Please fill out the survey below by Friday, March 19th.

 

https://forms.gle/kxHozhB9XfsRpYgj7


Send us your photos for the yearbook!

Yearbook is well underway this year, but we still need your help!

Please see the Yearbook page for more details on getting the App and how to contribute this year.

Our fabulous Yearbook crew has also created this new Yearbook Website for more information on submitting items and how to best get in touch. The yearbook general email is on their website.

Diploma and Award Pick-Up

 

Grad - Diplomas are in

 We can now invite students and grads into the school to pick up their diplomas or awards. We need to follow a strict protocol for anyone entering the building. Students or a designate can choose a time to pick up their diplomas or awards. Pickup will only be available in the afternoon when no students are in the building. If you are attending West Hill in-person classes you may come to the office during your break.


Procedure:
1. Book a time using the following link: 
https://forms.gle/kxUhp1ydDVkCAPA36
2. Students or designate must complete COVID health screening before they arrive.
3. Enter through door one and go to the office at the designated time.
4. Leave directly through door one and do not go to any other areas.

 

 

Class of 2020 - Commencement video

Class of 2020

Virtual Art Club!

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WHCI's Virtual Art Club has launched!

If you are interested in art and participating, please join the Google Classroom (code: poujmk5). It's being run by Ms. Seydoux and Ms. Reynolds, and the student leader is Haley Carriere. There will be weekly art challenges and virtual Meets. Check out our Instagram page @westhillartclub.

Health Screening

The Ministry of Education has a health screening protocol for schools and child care centres.

Please ensure that your child completes the TDSB Daily Health Screening on days they attend school, or completes the Health Screening App.

For information about screening and other health protocols specific to the TDSB, please see the In-Person Learning page that is regularly updated.

City of Toronto's Covid-19 information site.

The three key points for reducing the risk of Covid-19 are:

1) physical distancing (6 feet apart) 

Physical Distancing - stay 6 feet apart

2) wearing face masks (those in TDSB buildings must wear masks when inside 

wear a mask

3) proper hygiene (washing hands with soap and water, sanitizing regularly) 

regularly wash hands and sanitize