General Alert
Toronto Public Heath has announced that all schools in Toronto - including those at the TDSB, will be closed to in-person learning as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021, and remain closed up to and including Sunday, April 18, 2021.
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Important Info

April 8th 2021

📢 IMPORTANT SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION 📢

Summer School registration begins on Monday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. Space is limited and courses will fill up quickly. 

You will have an opportunity to sign up for Credit Recovery and for new, full credit courses. Please click here for information regarding dates, course offerings and registration. 

Please contact your Guidance Counsellor if you have any questions: 
Last names A-G: neelu.chadha@tdsb.on.ca
Last names H-O: sabrina.d'addamio@tdsb.on.ca 
Last names: P-Z & ESL Students: marina.moro@tdsb.on.ca
Special Education Students: glenn.smith@tdsb.on.ca

March 11th 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

As was the case for Quad 3, Westview has been able to support in person and virtual classes with the same teacher on alternating days as well as support those students in the central TDSB Virtual School. If you want to keep the same mode of learning as you are currently in (online with Westview, in-person with Westview or online with the central school) please take no action and we will keep you in the same mode for Q4. Q4 is going to start on April 23, 2021.

If you would like to change the way you are learning please see below and submit by Tuesday, March 23 so we can make necessary arrangements.

Switching from In-Person to Virtual Learning

Students currently registered for in-person learning schools who would like to switch to the virtual mode l must submit a response by Tuesday, March 23, 2021 through the following Google Form https://forms.gle/uvvmLejS71w3VkwG8  .This change would take effect at the start of Quad 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 Quad 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 in a specific quad may be required to align with availability and course offerings.

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 Tuesday, March 23, 2021, to see if a timetable can be created for the specific courses they have requested for Quad 4. If a timetable can be created, a transfer to the in-person school will be facilitated. Please note that space may be limited, and a transfer may not be possible.

Special Education - Glenn.Smith@tdsb.on.ca 

Last Name – A-G - Neelu.Chadha@tdsb.on.ca 

Last Name - H-O - Sabrina.D'Addamio@tdsb.on.ca 

Last Name – P-Z - Marina.Moro@tdsb.on.ca 

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. Thank you.

COVID Updates

This section will contain any information regarding COVID-19. 

Presentation to Parents - Click Here

 

Guidance Info

Westview’s Guidance Office will be open to all students (including Westview’s Virtual School students) Monday - Friday, 8:45 am - 3:15 pm through Google Meet.  This link below can be found at Westview Student Support Services Google Classroom, Class Code: bxt4vvk

https://meet.google.com/lookup/ddsewqi7l5?authuser=0&hs=179

Please drop by if you have any questions for Guidance Counsellors during this time.  If you would like to request an appointment outside of office hours, via email or via phone, email your counsellor directly.

A-G   Ms. Chadha   Neelu.Chada@tdsb.on.ca

H-O   Ms. D’Addamio   Sabrina.D'Addamio@tdsb.on.ca

P-Z   Ms. Moro    Marina.Moro@tdsb.on.ca

Special Education   Mr.Smith   Glenn.Smith@tdsb.on.ca

Drop In CYC Counselling

Virtual drop in sessions are available Monday- Friday from 12:30-3:00 for students who need social and emotional supports with Ms P. 

Link Here: meet.google.com/owq-zbqh-tdj

Student Summer Jobs

The 2021 Summer Student recruitment process is now underway.  On the TDSB public website there are application forms for the following summer student positions:

The 2021 Summer Student recruitment process is now underway.  On the TDSB public website there are application forms for the following summer student positions:

Unit D – Summer Student Caretakers

Unit D – Distribution Centre (Warehouse) Summer Students

Unit E – Grounds Summer Students

Here is a link that you can share with anyone who may be interested:

https://tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Employment/Students-Summer-Employment

Night School and Credit Recovery Night School

Registration just opened this week for Night School and Credit Recovery Night School. Please see link for more info: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/High-School/Going-to-High-School/Night-School-and-Summer-School/Night-School 

 

Asian Heritage at Westview: Discover. Share. Celebrate.

Free Yoga and Mindfulness Resources from New Leaf Foundation

Mindfulness

Virtual Children's Mental Health Week

# TDSB Caringmatters more than ever!

Children’s Mental Health Week runs from May 4-8, 2020. During these challenging times, everyone’s mental health and well-being is a priority in the TDSB. Caring for others and being cared for is one of the most powerful protective factors for everyone’s mental health & well-being.

Research shows that providing a caring, inclusive and welcoming climate improves resilience and the ability to achieve. We want everyone to focus on noticing, encouraging and acknowledging caring and kind interactions. We need to help ensure that every student feels that they are valued and that they matter. Caring matters now more than ever!

Below is a link to Children’s Mental Health Week activities and resources for Middle/Secondary students (Grades 7-12), and students with Special Needs. 


https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/0/docs/Virtual%20CMHW.pdf

This is for you Westview...

Notice From the Toronto Public Library:

We are pleased to be able to introduce a temporary Digital Library Card with Overdrive!

This new Instant Digital card gives students (anyone!) who does not currently have an active TPL card access to our largest collection of ebooks and audiobooks.

There are separate instructions for use on a computer or on a tablet/smartphone so please be sure to follow the directions in the blog post.

This card will allow access to our Overdrive collection.
What you'll get:
Access to our largest and most popular ebook platform, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks
Collections of adults, children and teens
Small collections in French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Portuguese
Nearly 3,000 streaming videos
Borrow up to 30 items at a time, and place up to 30 holds


The List, our annual booklist of 100 of the best titles for teens, is highlighted in the Overdrive Teen collection. This provides many great options for teens to choose from; including genre fiction, non-fiction, poetry and manga titles.
The Overdrive Teen collection also features a Best Bets section (no holds, borrow for one week), Mental Health titles, titles En Francais, Easy Reads and a New Titles section.

Unfortunately this temporary Overdrive card does not include our other electronic resources (databases, Lynda.com, Hoopla etc) and will expire September 1, 2020. We are hopeful that we can share additional information about online card registration with access to ALL our electronic resources in the coming weeks.