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December 6, 2019

Message from the Assistant Head of School

This week, we kicked off our FKCS Volleyball season. With the enthusiasm, skill, and dedication the athletes demonstrated at try-outs, it’s sure to be a stellar few months of volleyball at Fieldstone. Go Grizzlies!

We are excited for our Fieldstone Festivities (various fun events for students) that will be taking place the week of December 16th, but are also impressed that our students remain committed to their studies and goals despite the anticipation of the upcoming Winter Break.

Progress Reports will be sent next Friday, as we are committed to providing regular feedback on student achievement to our valued Fieldstone families.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Stephanie Long – Assistant Head of School

 

 


Upcoming Dates to Put on Your Calendar

 

  • December 13th: Progress Reports Sent (no weekly reports that week)
  • December 16-20: Fieldstone Festivities
      • December 16: Photobooth in Cafeteria at lunch
      • December 17: House Basketball in Gym at lunch
      • December 18: Winter Showcase and Festive Luncheon
        • Please remember your reusable water bottle. Drinks will not be served.
      • December 19: Holiday Playlist
      • December 20: Festive Attire Day (no need to wear uniform; you can wear red, green, and white instead).
  • Winter break: December 23 – January 3, 2020
  • Mock OSSLT Test #3 – January 10, 2020
  • Final Exams: January 20 – 23,  2020
  • Exam Review Day: January 27 9:00 – 12:00
  • PD Days (No School): January 24, 27, 28
  • Semester 2 Starts – January 29, 20120

 


Winter Break is Coming: But not until December 23rd!

Students are reminded that classes and community events continue until the end of December 20th. Students are expected to be in school until the end of that week and attendance policies will be in effect as usual. It is important to our community to have all students present throughout scheduled school days leading up to the holiday period.

December is often a busy time for course culminating tasks. It is important that students have time in class to work on these big projects that summarize all of the course content and are a big part of their final mark. Students should check their Google Classrooms for details and due dates for each of their classes.


Final Examinations will occur on January 20 – 23. 

Final Examinations and CCTs.

Ontario Courses have their final marks calculated with two major components:

  • Course work – 70% of final mark: This includes: tests, assignments, quizzes, essays etc.
  • Course Culminating Tasks (CCT) – 30% – In some courses this is a written examination. In other courses, it may be a research project, paper or a combination between a project/assignment and a written examinations. 

Students must complete a majority of the course work and the CCT in order to be eligible for the course credit. 

Course Culminating Project dates will be posted on your Google Classroom. 

The Final Examination Calendar can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your final examination schedule, or the CCT projects – please contact bmunshaw@fieldstonekcschool.org


Cambridge Examinations:

Students who are interested in writing Cambridge Examinations – must enroll prior to the winter break. 

To enroll – students must fill out a Cambridge Examination Enrollment form and have it signed by their syllabus leader and Mr. Munshaw. Students must be academically exceptional and motivated to prepare for and to participate in Cambridge examinations. Teachers will host information sessions throughout December for interested students. Please see the info session schedule here


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test:

Reports and tests have been distributed today.

In order to enroll students in the real OSSLT in the spring, we require evidence that students are ready to be successful on the test. Students who achieve 70% or higher on the reading and writing sections of the mock tests should be confident that they are ready to write the real test. 

Students who do not participate in the mock test or achieve below 60% on the reading and writing sections – will not be enrolled in the OSSLT.

Students who achieve 60-69% on the mock tests will be conditionally enrolled in the real test, but must demonstrate their literacy skills in class, literacy block as well as through specialized literacy tutorials.

We take pride in developing our students’ literacy skills not only to prepare for the test, but to bring them success in their future studies.

Literacy tutorials are taking place afterschool upto the Holiday Break. These are available on a sign-up first come basis. These tutorials serve the following purposes:

  1. i) They are focused lessons on the many different types of reading and writing found on the OSSLT.
  2. ii) They serve as part of the students’ literacy portfolios and can be used as evidence for whether a student is ready or not to write the OSSLT.

 


The Student Handbook and Important Forms

All Fieldstone students and families are expected to review and be familiar with Fieldstone Policies and Procedures. Our School Calendar provides detailed information on the policies and procedures. Please take some time to review them in preparation for the school year.

Please remember to complete the online Student Information Form

Students need permission to leave school for lunch and during spares. If you would like your child to be able to leave school during lunch, please indicate so on the student information form. Students who leave school property are reminded to ensure they practice safe street smarts including not wearing expensive clothing or walking with headphones on unaware of their surroundings. Fieldstone is not able to supervise students who have left the school ground and will not be liable for the students during this time.

Students who do not have permission to leave school grounds are asked to stay in the school cafeteria or attend a lunch club. Students found leaving school property without parental permission will be in breach of the student code of conduct as this is a serious breach of trust between the school and the student.


Tutorials

Tutorials Serve 4 main purposes:

1- Enrichment – As teachers cover concepts in their classes that have Cambridge Extensions, they will have a follow up tutorial to take up the extension. This allows students to be preparing for Cambridge examination topics that are directly related to what they are learning in class at that time.

2- Homework Club – Students are encouraged to get their homework done at school. Doing it in the tutorial allows students to ask questions as they encounter difficulty. 

3- Remedial – students who are falling below level 3 will be assigned mandatory tutorials. Attendance is mandatory. In these tutorials students will receive additional help from the teacher or even possibly a peer-tutor, to help the achieve the provincial standard of the course.

4- Skills based tutorials – throughout the year, teachers will hold specialty tutorials that are open to everyone. These can fall under many categories such as – general conversation skills, literacy skills, career planning, career stories etc. 

 

Please see the tutorial schedule here


Messages from our Guidance Team

 

 

Community Service Hours

A reminder to the graduating class that you need a minimum of 40 community service hours to graduate. The number of hours graduates still require is posted on Google Classroom. 

The number of volunteer hours everyone from Grade 9 to Grade 12 has achieved is posted on the Guidance Board. 

The code to join the “Volunteer Opportunities” classroom is: rnlj01


Using Agents for OUAC

Please be very careful when you are looking for agents to help you with your application. They might charge you a lot of money for tasks that Ms. Wu can easily help you with. Book an appointment with her, or send her an email, before you decide to hire an agent.


OUAC Mark Submission

Please note that your Semester 1 final marks will be submitted to OUAC in early February.


University Application Supplementary Documents

The Winter Break is almost here! In addition to preparing for your examinations over the break, all students are encouraged to begin working on the supplemental applications that are required for specific university programmes. For example: University of Waterloo Admission Information Form, Queen’s University Personal Statement of Experience, the University of Toronto One Idea Supplementary Application, or the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application. January will be a very busy month with CCT assignments and exam preparation – manage your time over the break to ensure you can dedicate time to work on your applications in addition to your course work.

OUAC University Application Deadline – Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Please continue researching and adding your programme choices to your OUAC account so you can submit your application in the next few weeks!

Before the Winter Break, please schedule an appointment to speak with Ms. Wu to review your profile and discuss next steps if you feel you are ready to submit your application. 

IELTS Requirements

Graduating students, please remember that universities require an overall score of 6.5, with no band lower than 6.0. It is important that you take your IELTS tests sooner rather than later.



University Viewbooks

Feel free to drop by the bookshelf in the Cafeteria to check out our university viewbooks and to learn more about post-secondary institutions.


Community Reminders and Updates

Co-Curriculars Provide Valuable Experience

Click here to view our exciting and jam-packed co-curricular schedule.



Fieldstone Uniform- Wear it Proudly

We expect students to come in complete uniform every day. We love seeing our students wear their uniforms with pride.

Uniform items may be purchased from DGN Kilters. For directions to the uniform store, or to purchase Fieldstone uniform items online, please click here.

All shoes must be black and polishable dress shoes.

Please see our Uniform Infographic for more details.


Signing-In and Signing-Out

Fieldstone is a safe community. To maintain this standard, we need to know who is in the building and who is not in the building at any time.

  •  Visitors are reminded to sign-in at the front desk upon arrival to the school. They will be issued visitor passes.
  • Students who are over 18 and need to leave school property for an emergency or personal appointment, need to sign out at the front desk.
  • Students under the age of 18 can only sign out with parent or custodian permission.
  • Students are expected to attend class on-time and thus should use transition time to prepare for the next period of learning. There is not enough time in transition time to leave school property.
  • Students who arrive late to school MUST sign in at the front desk.

No Smoking or Vaping Policy:

A reminder to students that smoking/vaping is not allowed within 20 meters of the school perimeter and is strictly prohibited on school property. This is both a school policy and provincial law.


Emergency School Closure Protocol

  • Emergency school closures due to inclement weather, or for any other reason will be announced, no later than 6:45 a.m. on the day of a closure. The announcements will be as follows:
  • An e-mail blast to all addresses that normally receive the weekly Friday File
  • An announcement on the website
  • Announcements via local media outlets that announce school closures

SMS messaging

Please send a text message to 978338 with a Y or Yes to be able to “opt-in” receiving our communications via SMS messaging.  Text messaging will be used for communications that require immediate responses such as school closures and emergency events.


Student All-Stars

Please click here to read about students who have exemplified Fieldstone character values this week. Each “all-star” has earned two points for his/her House! Thank you to our all-stars for their valuable contributions to our Fieldstone community.


Social Media

Please follow us on social media to keep up with our latest events, photos, and activities.

Click below for links.


FKCS in Recent Pictures (clockwise from top left):

Music students prepared for their Violin CCT, our Girls Volleyball Team met at an initial try-out, our Guidance Counselor assisted Grade Twelve students with university applications, and Careers students learned strategies for effective job interviews.

 

 

 

 

 


2019-2020 Important Dates:

Click here to review important dates in the coming school year.


Homestay Families: A Valued Part of our Fieldstone Community

We would like to invite Fieldstone families to be part of international students’ Canadian experience. Homestay families promote Canadian cultural immersion by integrating students into family life. Short-term options are available, as we look forward to welcoming two students from Europe next year on their “Year Abroad” experience.

Interested families are asked to please contact Ms. Kristine Foy by email kfoy@fieldstonekcschool.org or by phone 416-854 4897 today.


Please stay up to date with school events by checking our weekly Friday File throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

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About Fieldstone

Our mission at Fieldstone King’s College School (grades 9 to 12) is to provide a stimulating and enriching academic curriculum within a caring and supportive learning environment.
As a ministry-inspected institution, Fieldstone delivers Ontario secondary school courses in a manner consistent with the curriculum expectations and assessment/evaluation techniques used throughout the province. We also offer preparation for Cambridge exams, allowing our students exceptional academic enrichment should they wish for a challenge beyond the Ontario curriculum.

Contact Information

Address:
2999 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6B 3T4
Telephone:
Office: 1 (416)-487-1989
Fax: 1 (416) 487-8190
Email:
admissions@fieldstonekcschool.org
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