March 28 - April 1, 2022 - Parent Communication

March 28 - April 1, 2022 - Parent Communication
Posted on 03/30/2022

KASSAA JR. Girls Volleyball Final – SHS vs. KSS, March 30 at 5:30 pm
There is no entry fee for the final games (see map for entrance details). Spectator guidelines at St. Lawrence College are as follows:

  1. Entry into the College for spectators will be through E 48 between the library and pub, and runs parallel to Portsmouth Ave. Take the pathway to the left of the main entrance.
  2. Parking is available in the main parking lot off Portsmouth Ave. as well as Country Club Drive. 
  3. Spectators 12 and older must show proof of vaccination with identification.
  4. Spectators under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination.
  5. All spectators must wear masks at all times.
  6. Food and beverages are NOT permitted in the bleachers.

Bayridge Secondary School will be live streaming here at KASSAA Finals.

School Council Meeting
NEW DATE – Due to a scheduling conflict with a KASSAA Athletic Final, the next Sydenham High School’s School Council Meeting is now on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm using Microsoft Teams (by phone or Internet).  To join the meeting, use one of the following:  

Join on your computer or mobile app (MS Teams)
Click here to join the meeting

Join with a video conferencing device
[email protected] 
Video Conference ID: 115 968 641 4 
Alternate VTC instructions

Or call in (audio only)
+1 647-792-0917,,316233209# Canada, Toronto 
Phone Conference ID: 316 233 209# 
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Life Beyond School 2022
A virtual transition planning and information session for students with an intellectual disability, their families, caregivers, and community service providers.   Life Beyond School is a wonderful information sharing meeting that has been held for many years, organized by Donna Abbink, LDSB Transition Coordinator. Life Beyond School is open to our wider Limestone Community, especially for graduating students and families of students who are contemplating graduation from high school or who are about to graduate.  This year we'll be holding the Life Beyond School event virtually, via Teams, on Thursday, April 21 from 6pm to 7:30pm.  This event is recorded and available for viewing at a later time here.

Yearbooks
SHS 2021- 2022 Yearbooks are now on sale!  Yearbooks are $40. You can order online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.ca (code 13190222) or on https://www.school-day.com/.  Order deadline is April 18th, 2022

Graduation and Graduate Portraits
We are waiting on updated COVID-19 guidelines for schools before announcing graduation details.  Typically, graduation would be on June 29th – please hold the date.

Photos – March 30 – April 5.  Visit the SHS website https://sydenhamhs.limestone.on.ca/news/news___important_items/2021_-_2022_grad_photo_s for complete details on graduation photos.  Note: A session fee of $30 is required at the time of the appointment.  The fee covers 15-20 photos and a composite with a folder.  If you need assistance booking an online appointment or fee payment, please contact Casey Gibson at ext. 301. 

New Graduation Requirement – e-Learning (Students currently in Grades 9 or 10)
The Ministry of Education has issued a new online learning graduation requirement, effective February 1, 2022, requiring students to complete two online courses prior to Graduation. Students in Grade 10 during the 2021-2022 school year are the first students needed to meet this new e-learning graduation requirement. One secondary school credit earned by Grade 9 students in the 2020-2021 school year during the provincial-wide school closure (April 2020 to June 2021) may count towards one of the two online learning credits.   

Most students will take e-learning courses during their grade 11 and/or grade 12 years, but some may elect to complete the online learning requirement during Summer School.  

At SHS, on March 07, Student Services staff will visit Grade 10 classes and begin the course selection process for the 2022-2023 school year, including e-learning.  Our team will include an explanation of the e-learning opportunities available through SHS, LDSB, and the Ontario e-Learning Consortium (OeLC).  We will also carefully review the course selections for each student and communicate with families/guardians.  

Parents who determine they want to opt their child out of the mandatory online learning credits will have the option to complete the opt-out form during the student’s graduating year.  Parents can obtain the form from their child’s guidance counsellor during that year.

For more information, including a list of questions and answers, go to LDSB Online Learning Graduation Requirement.  

Important Dates
April 14 & 19 Quad 3 Exams
April 15        Good Friday
April 18 Easter Monday
April 20          Quad 4 Starts
April 29         PA Day
May 5           Report Cards distributed
May 23          Victoria Day
June 3         PA Day
June 24-28 Quad 4 Exams
June 29 Graduation (pending)
June 30   PA Day
July 11         Report Cards distributed