School Year 2021 2022

2021 2022 School Year
Posted on 08/25/2021
Reopening News Updated September 06 2021

September 7 (Tuesday) is Photo Day

Orientation to SHS
Grade 9 – Your morning teachers will help you know where to go for your afternoon class.

Grade10 – Your morning teachers will orient you to the school (as some of you are new)

Opening Day Instructions (Copy of Home Broadcast September 05, 2021)

Welcome back!
1. Photo Day is the first day of school, Tuesday, September 7th.

2. You can check your schedule by accessing the Aspen portal using your LDSB email and password. Check the school website, under News for the instructions.

3. Please remember that public health protocols are still in place. Please complete the Ontario COVID 19 Screening Tool and the LDSB Daily Screening Confirmation form before coming to school. Masks must be worn on school buses, and you must sit in your assigned seat. While at school, you must wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and sanitize your hands frequently.

4. You are expected to use the entrance closest to your classroom. On arrival, please check the lists that will be posted at entrances.  Some rooms and teachers may change, so it is important to check these lists. Staff will be outside on the front lawn and around the school to help.

5. If you still need a timetable change, please enter the main foyer and sign up with your grade point person. It is important that you go to the class that is scheduled on your timetable so the Staff know where to find you when it is your turn to be seen. Students without a course in the morning will report to the library.

6. Please return any textbooks, novels, and devices on loan from last school year to the main office so we can make them available to support learning as soon as possible.

New - School Daily Schedule

New - Quads 1 and 2 - School Entrances (Closest to Morning Classes)

Lunch and Breaks

Students are encouraged to eat outside.  Otherwise, students are to eat lunch in the morning (or assigned room) classroom. However, some rooms are not suitable for eating in; therefore, we give alternate locations that your morning teacher will share with you.

Students and Staff are to move through hallways and not stop.  No one is to eat in hallways.

The cafeteria food service is not resuming (until further notice), and the cafeteria is not open for student gatherings.  Instead, we will use it for groups (such as band practice at lunch) to allow 2m of space.

Library, Spares, and Peer Tutoring
The library will open this year but is not open on week one. Instead, students with a spare and peer tutor are to go to the library where two student services members will meet you.  Students will peer tutoring will be sent to the matching classes and, students with spares will receive guidance counselling to determine their needs.  We will post more details about the library opening for next week.

Extra-Curriculars (Arts, Athletics, and Academics)
Extra-curriculars resume during the first week of school.  As we get going, visit our website under News> Daily Announcements or the Calendar for details.  We upload our Morning Announcements by noon. 

Athletics SHS Reopen Message including a Team List and meeting locations.


Update August 25, 2021

Daily Schedule
8:20 AM - 2:35 PM
The school year is broken into four quadmesters.  Students will take two courses each quadmester.  Lunch will be in the middle of the day.  More details on the daily schedule will be posted August 30th.

Student Schedules
To view your full-year schedule, read the August 25th home message and then click here to access the online student portal and instructions. Students without an LDSB email, will need to follow the instructions in the home message. 

See the Student Services Information below, if you need to make changes. 

Grade 9 Orientation
When: September 01, 9:30 - 12:00 PM
What to bring: No supplied required
What:  Students will rotate through several stations, each intended to orient them to life at high school.  Students will receive an orientation bag (including school t-shirt and up-to-date timetable), have an opportunity to find classrooms, open a lock, meet other students and many staff. The date for locker issue has not yet been decided.  Students will stay in first period groups except during the outside BBQ at the end of the morning.   

Students requiring additional supports should contact the school through the general mailbox at [email protected], email Shannon Myers, Learning Program Support at [email protected], or Maureen Bartlett, Grade 9 VP, [email protected] by Monday, August 30th.

Student Services Appointments
To book an appointment with a member of Student Services, click this link or visit the Student Services page for more information on availability, including our hours the week before school.

LDSB School Year Calendar
LDSB 2021 2022 School Year Calendar

Photo Day
School Photo Day is the first day of school - September 07, 2021.  Be ready and wear SHS colours, your grade 9 t-shirt, or a back-to-school outfit.  Not there the first day - retakes will follow later in the semester.  We will follow all health protocols, and this activity is pending reopening approval.

New Students or Students coming to SHS from Virtual School, may also request a site visit for the week before school by emailing Paul Rountree, VP, [email protected] Subject to reopening guidelines.

July Posted Information
Summer Letter