|Date||Heading||News and Announcements|
|June 19th||Message from Student Services||Letter to parents (LINK)|
|May 19th||Letter from the Minister||Letter to parents (LINK)|
|April 28th||Letter from the Minister||Letter to parents (LINK)|
|April 26th||Board Message||Letter to Parents (LINK)|
|April 22nd||Board Message||Update on the covid-19 virus (LINK)|
|April 22nd||School Message||Dear BR Parents and Guardians,|
Semester 2 Grade 12 Midterm Marks, and Final Marks for Civics and Careers half-credit courses, are now available on the Student Information System.
Midterm Marks will be highlighted in red.
Please visit https://webapps.hcdsb.org/sis/
|April 17th||Board Message||Letter to Parents (LINK)|
|April 13th||University Marks||From: OUAC (Ontario University Application Center) |
The published April grades deadline is April 23; however, in consultation with the universities and Ministry of Education, we are extending the deadline in recognition of the many challenges schools/boards are facing at this time. Schools/boards can now report marks for graduating students to the OUAC between April 23 and May 1.
|April 9th||Summer Jobs||Changes to Canada Summer Jobs. The Prime Minister announced a new program to help young Canadians affected by COVID-19. Youth will be able to search for jobs available in their communities through the Job Bank website and app. In addition, |
the province has launched a new online job portal designed to connect employers in the agri-food sector with people looking to fill jobs in all parts of Ontario’s food supply chain, from grocery retailers to bakeries and cheese processing plants to opportunities on farms.
|April 9th||College Marks||From: OCAS (Ontario College Application Service)|
Following the April 3rd update from the Ministry of Education regarding assessment, evaluation and reporting, we would like to confirm that the new submission window for mid-year marks is April 23rd to May 1st.
|April 6th||Ontario Child Support||The Ministry of Education is providing financial support to parents to assist with the costs of educational resources during school and child care closures as a result of Ontario’s declared emergency to stop the spread of COVID-19.|
Parents are eligible for a one-time per child payment of:$200 for children aged 0-12, or
$250 for children with special needs aged 0-21.
To Apply, please visit the following LINK
|April 6th||Mid Term Marks for Graduating Students.||From the Ministry of Education:|
As a result of further discussion and collaboration with Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC), marks for graduating students can be submitted by boards between April 23rd and May 1st. The ministry is continuing to collaborate with the college sector and will provide an update regarding marks to the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) next week.
In determining mid-year marks for the admissions process, teachers may use evidence that reflects work completed prior to the school closure period, as well as provide opportunity for students to submit a missed and/or additional assignment to demonstrate their learning. Teachers can adjust the weighting of assigned tasks in their determination of a mark, if needed. Marks should represent the most accurate reflection of student work, based on what is reasonable and in the best interest of students during this time. In alignment with Growing Success, teachers will use their knowledge of curriculum expectations, context, evidence of learning, and methods of instruction and assessment to support their students in the current context.
The requirement to issue mid-year (March/April) report cards for all secondary students, including graduating students, is suspended for this school year.
The Ministry of Education is continuing to work with the post secondary sector, including OUAC and OCAS to support the admissions process and transition to post-secondary
|April 6th||Civics and Careers||For students enrolled in Civics and Citizenship and Career Studies half-credit courses in the second semester, their final mark for the half-credit course underway at the time of school closures will be based on work completed as of March 13th. Where appropriate, teachers may adjust this mark in the best interest of students to be a more accurate reflection of their learning. Students are not required to complete any further culminating assignment for this course. On April 6th, students should begin work on the other half-credit course.”|
|April 6th||Distance Learning||Students are now officially moving to teacher-led distance learning. All students need to be engaging in distance learning with their teachers. (LINK)|
|April 5th||Gr 12 Prom and Grad||Email from Bishop Reding School Principle, Justine O’Grady|
|April 3rd||Board Message||Message from Pat Daly (HCDSB Director of Education)|
|April 3rd||School Accounts||If your email or school account has been locked out, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|April 3rd||Milton Closures||The Town of Milton is extending the closure of all facilities to May 29 to protect the health and safety of residents and staff from COVID-19. Learn more: http://ow.ly/bFRn50z4PXU|
|April 3rd||BR School Trips/ Events||ALL school trips (day and overnight) are cancelled for the rest of the year. Refunds will be processed on School Cash Online.|
|April 2nd||AP Exams||In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the College Board announced that the May 2020 AP® Exams will be taken online|
|April 1st||Letter from Ministry||Letter to Parents (LINK)|
|April 1st||Board FAQs||HCDSB most common inquires (LINK)|
|April 1st||Board Message||Letter to Parents (LINK)|
|April 1st||Graduating Students||A priority will be placed on students scheduled to graduate this year and any student on track to graduate will be supported to graduate. Teachers of graduating students will be expected to provide marks for graduating students by April 23rd on work completed by that time, in order to meet admission requirements for post-secondary education. Final report cards with marks will also be issued. Discussions are being held with colleges and universities about the adaptations required to support the admission process for students applying for post-secondary education, and further information will be provided.|
We want to be clear: graduating students should not have their graduation or progression impacted by the developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working in close cooperation with the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and sector stakeholders to ensure no student’s graduation or transition to post-secondary is jeopardized as a result of the school closure period.
The graduation requirement to complete 40 hours of community involvement is suspended for this school year. Community involvement hours that have been completed should be reported on the report cards of graduating students. Graduating students should be encouraged to complete their hours wherever possible, where the health and safety of the student can be assured. Boards should encourage specific volunteer initiatives for students that support communities’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as letter-writing campaigns to seniors.
|April 1st||Returning Gr 12s||Students deciding to return to BR in 2020-2021 school year, will have to pay by personal cheque, as the system will not recognize them under the database because it will see this students as graduated and not returning.|
|March 31st||Board Message||Letter to Parents (LINK)|
|March 31st||Board Message||The Ministry of Education announced that they are extending the school closure period for all schools in Ontario until May 1, 2020. This decision comes on the heels of the extension of the Emergency Declaration to help stop the spread of COVID-19.|
In light of this directive, all HCDSB schools will NOT REOPEN to students until Monday, May 4, 2020.
|March 31st||OUAC update||In response to the many questions being asked about the impact of school closures due to the COVID-19 crisis on university applications, the OUAC and the Ontario universities want to reassure you that they are focused on ensuring that the application process continues as smoothly as possible for your students. Until we receive direction from the Ministry of Education, we hope to adhere, as best we can, to the published 101 Schedule of Dates to try to maintain some semblance of normalcy for students and parents.|
We will continue to email updates as the Ministry announces its plans for the remainder of the school year.
OUAC Secondary School Division
|March 31st||Dropping Courses||Any grade 12 students that are looking to drop a course this semester are directed to contact their counsellor via email. Their counsellor will determine if dropping the course will impact graduation requirements or program requirements for their OUAC/OCAS applications before approving.|
|March 30th||SAT BOOT Camp||This Boot Camp is a five-session intensive. The first and last sessions are full-length practice exams. The three middle sessions are 2-hours each and will cover the SAT in the U.S. admissions process along with in-depth tips on attacking each section|
Friday, April 3, 12:30 pm ET (4.5 hours)
Monday, April 6, 3 pm ET (2 hours)
Wednesday, April 8, 3 pm ET (2 hours)
Friday, April 10, 3 pm ET (2 hours)
Monday, April 12, 12:30 (4 hours)
Interested students: please fill out this survey and an organizer will email you with more details about logging on and how to prepare.
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