Malvern Collegiate Institute

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Principal's Message - COVID-19 Update

At Malvern, we certainly understand that parents and students are very concerned about this interruption to student learning. Over the next seven days, as a school and as a Board, we are planning and preparing for Phase 2, which is April 6th and beyond.  The priority is, as a full system, that we provide equitable and accessible learning opportunities for all secondary students.  We are gathering information, assessing needs, and formulating plans to ensure success moving forward.

 The TDSB has been working, in this unprecedented situation, to resolve a number of challenges that lie in creating conditions where all students and teachers have access to devices and the internet, and working through ways to support our Special Education and English as a Second Language students.  We ask for your patience as we coordinate with all stakeholders to finalize how this support for students will be offered over the next while. We are committed to working through all aspects of this situation quickly and effectively under these very challenging circumstances. Once a plan is finalized, we will share it with staff, students and families.

 In the meantime, the Ministry of Education, through Phase 1 support for student learning, launched their Learn at Home website. The Board has also provided online resources to support the Ministry’s Phase 1 learning. The teachers at Malvern have received these resources and are able to answer any questions students may have.

 Please see below a link from Director Malloy sent out on Fri March 20.

It’s available on the public website for parents: 

https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Media/News/ArtMID/2750/ArticleID/1436/Director%E2%80%99s-Update-on-the-Continuation-of-Learning-for-Students-Student-Graduation-and-Post-Secondary-Transition

 I would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the importance of looking for our email blasts through School Messenger.  This is how you will receive information and updates. I will absolutely keep the community informed on an on-going basis as we continue this work moving forward.

 Thank you for your patience under these difficult circumstances.  Please continue to direct any questions to my attention, and while I may not be able to provide a response immediately, I will endeavour to answer your questions to the best of my ability. 

 Bernadette

UPDATE Grade 9 EQAO Math Test

The 2020 Grade 9 EQAO Math assessment is now on hold.  A system message will be issued by the TDSB and shared with the parent community as soon as possible.

Late Starts/Early Dismissals

As you may be aware, secondary teachers, represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF), began taking part in a limited withdrawal of services (sometimes referred to as work-to-rule) on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. A list of OSSTF job actions is available online.

At our school, we have a late start on Tuesday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 17th to accommodate staff meetings. As the sanctions include restrictions on staff meetings that make them more challenging to run, they are not occurring during this work-to-rule. We will no longer be following the late start schedule currently in place for the month of December. Classes at Malvern CI will revert back to the regular class day schedule meaning school will start at 9 am and end at 3:15 pm

At this time, negotiations between OSSTF, the Ontario Public School Board Association and the Ontario government continue and we are hopeful that an agreement can be reached soon.

We will continue to monitor the situation and we will update parents/guardians with new information as soon as it becomes available. For ongoing updates, please visit the TDSB webpage for Labour Negotiations and follow @tdsb on Twitter.

TDSB French (Gr 9 - 12) Transportation Service Changes

Please click on More below to read the letter from TDSB regarding changes to French transportation services for grades 9 - 12 for next school year (2019 - 2020).

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Gr 12 Grads: Student accounts will be disabled after June

Attention Grads!

Your TDSB student account will be inactive at the end of this school year and, as such, you will no longer be able to access your email, H(ome) Drive and Google Drive.

Please copy and save all the files that you want to keep from those drives.

IT Services has a tool, Google Takeout, for saving work from your TDSB account to a personal Google account.
https://tdsb.service-now.com/sp?id=kb_article&sys_id=0d8f98c5db797bc04c5a755a8c961984



Password Manager Service

Students are asked to go to https://pmgr.tdsb.on.ca/PMuser to register for the Password Manager Service so that they can reset their own password should they forget it (... usually happens to one or two students over the holiday break).

Enter the student # for User Name and the characters displayed (not case-sensitive) and click on Ok.

You will then need to set up your Personal Questions and Answers profile that will allow you to reset your forgotten password and unlock your account in the future.  Please remember your answers!

 



Digital Learning Tools (DLT) Consent Form

Student privacy continues to be an area of focus for the TDSB and parents/guardians. This September all schools were asked to obtain parent/guardian consent for the use of our school’s Digital Learning Tools including G Suite for Education and Desire to Learn (BrightSpace). 

Students will be provided with this Digital Learning Tools Consent Form through their home form teachers.  We kindly ask that you review and ensure that the form is returned to the home form teacher by Monday, November 19th

Students who do not have parental permission will not have access to their student Gmail accounts and various tools used in classrooms, and we will need to make other arrangements for some classroom activities.

It is anticipated some parents may have questions about this consent and the digital learning tools referenced. A web page, bit.ly/TDSBDLT, has been created to provide parents with additional information. If you have questions about signing the consent form, please contact Principal Bernadette Shaw.



 

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