QUADMESTER 2 Updated Calendar – Classes Start Nov. 16th

The WRDSB quadmester 2 calendar has been updated!  Classes for quad 2 are scheduled to begin Monday, November 16th and run until Friday, January 29th.  Feb. 1 & 2 are distance learning support days and Feb. 3rd is a PD day.


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Welcome to Quadmester 2 in the SDLP

Dear Quadmester 2 Secondary Distance Learning Program (SDLP) Students, For our new distance learning students; welcome to the program! We can’t wait to have you connected to your quadmester 2 teachers soon, and learn how we can help you learn at home. For our returning students, we are looking forward to working with you again […]

EXTENDED: 2019-20 Commencement Registration

We have extended the deadline for our graduates to register for their virtual Commencement ceremony to Thursday, November 19 by 4pm. The opportunity to order a souvenir package (gown, cap, tassel and year charm) is now closed. Commencement Registration Grads interested in participating in any of our school’s Commencement activities must fill out our registration form […]

Quad 1 Summative Days and Quad 2 Turnover FAQs

Summative Days Schedule (Nov. 11-13) & Frequently Asked Questions About Quad 2 Turnover

As you may already be aware the three days in mid-November at the end of Quad 1 are set aside for summative assessment activities from home. These replace exam days that we would traditionally run at the end of a semester. Here are some answers to the questions many of you likely have.

Q: Do I come to school during the summative days? 

A: No, students will not attend in person during the Nov 11-13 dates (unless they are currently attending school everyday because they are enrolled in our congregated special education classes).

Q: Do I have to be attending “online” during these at home summative learning days? 

A: Please follow the schedule below to see when your course teacher will be expecting you to attend synchronously/online to complete your summative assessments. Teachers may also give special instructions about how these learning blocks are being used for their courses.

Q: When will I know what cohort/classes I’m in for quad 2 (including rooms and entrances)?

A: Each of the Quad 2 course teachers will email and/or call students/families to let them know all of this information by the end of the day November 13th. The Quad 2 calendar is now available . NOTE – if you are not a student who takes the bus and you are expected to walk to school, your Quad 2 cohort may change from what it was in Quad 1 to accommodate your new classes.

Q: When do I need to return my Quad 1 course textbooks?

A: Teachers will communicate a date for students to return their resources while classes are in session before the November 11-13th summative schedule and during their cohort’s attendance time period. In some cases students may need their textbooks until the last day of the summative period (13th of November). In this case, students will need to return all texts to their new teacher on the first day of their Quad 2 in-class attendance – November 16th for Quad 2, Cohort A or November 19th for Quad 2, Cohort B.


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Gr 9 Students – Virtual Take Your Kids to Work Day 2020, Nov. 4th

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Take Our Kids to Work Day has long been a successful activity for our Grade 9 students in gaining real world experience in the workplace. This year, we find ourselves in unprecedented times and the result is a decision to support a virtual Take Our Kids to Work Day. While we acknowledge that an in-person experience is preferable, we are joining most school boards in ensuring the health and safety of our students during this time and also provide a rich experience of workplace exposure through a virtual platform.

The WRDSB is proud to encourage our community to participate in Virtual Take Our Kids to Work 2020: The Day That Lasts A Lifetime!

The Learning Partnership’s Take Our Kids to Work is an exciting, inspiring event to connect parents/caregivers and their Grade 9 students in a day full of fun and career exploration.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Canada’s longest-running, highest-profile career exploration event is going virtual and offering more options than ever before including:

  • New, dynamic and engaging experiences delivered virtually

  • Opportunity to join other students, parents, employees and workplaces from across Canada for an exciting cornerstone event and four live breakout sessions on specific sectors and careers

  • Register for resources, planning guides, activity tips and access to pre-recorded and LIVE event links

More information: https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/take-our-kids-to-work-day

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K-12 Cyber Awareness Month

K-12 Cyber Awareness Month is an opportunity for students, families and staff to learn more about the importance of cyber security. Running from October 26 to November 20 and organized by the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECNO), this year’s campaign theme is “Work, Teach, Learn Remote, Secure and Safe” with a goal of helping […]

Secondary School Quadmester 2 Calendar and Daily Schedule

We would like to update secondary school students and families on the details of Quadmester 2, which starts on Monday, November 16, 2020. Quadmestering In the adaptive/hybrid model, the traditional semester is split into two quadmesters, with two credits being offered in each quadmester. From there, students will be divided into two cohorts that will […]

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