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January 24, 2020

Message from the Assistant Head of School

This week, students have applied admirable focus and attention to completing their Final Exams to the best of their ability. Exams allow our students the chance to consolidate their learning and review course content as a whole. We look forward to sharing their results as part of their Final Reports sent next week.

Our Orientation Programme helped new students to settle into the Fieldstone community this week. From bowling with current students to registering for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme, the new members of our “Fieldstone Family” embraced every opportunity to learn more about our school.

Here’s to a strong start to Semester Two!

Stephanie Long – Assistant Head of School

 


 

Upcoming Dates to Put on Your Calendar

 

  • Exam Review Day: January 27 9:00 – 12:00
  • PD Days (No School): January 27, 28
  • Semester 1 Final Report Cards Released – January 28
  • Semester 2 Starts – January 29

 


Semester Two Timetable Update

Some courses in Semester 2 have changed sections and in some cases changed teachers to best accommodate the needs of our students. Student success is always our priority and we continue to organize our time timetable with our students’ best interests in mind. We appreciate our community’s understanding as we work together to support our students. 

Students who want to change semester 2 courses can do so now. Please book a meeting with Ms. Wu. Please note that in order to maintain class sizes, we cannot always accommodate requests for specific teachers. 

To ensure accuracy and to maintain our ConnectEd system, some services for student ConnecEd logins will be unavailable until final report cards are released (January 28).

Timetables can be accessed through student ConnectEd Accounts (https://hosting.maplewood.com/ON/Private/FIELD/FIELD/Maplewood/connectEd/viewer/login/login.aspx?logintype=S). Students are also asked to report to the cafeteria on the first day of semester 2 to retrieve a paper copy of their timetables.


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.

 


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test:

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Mock Tests are currently being marked. We anticipate we will have reports and writing/deferral notices by the first week of February. 

Specialized literacy tutorials will commence once these results are released and go until March Break.


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. 

Semester 2 tutorials will commence on February 10 and the tutoral schedule will be published with the February 7th Friday File. 


Messages from our Guidance Team

 

 

U.S. College Expo – Saturday, April 25, 2020

Are you interested in attending a U.S. college or university? This FREE event connects admission representatives from schools across the United States with interested Canadian high school students. Attending the US College Expo means that you will have the opportunity to learn more about the American institutions and speak with representatives to help you decide whether you would like to apply to the US and begin preparing for the ACT/SAT. Visit https://uscollegeexpo.com/toronto-roy-thomson-hall for more information.


Summer School Registration

We will be offering summer courses at Fieldstone from June 29 to August 7, with the option of a morning session (8:00 am to 12:00 pm) and an afternoon session (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm). The last day to register for summer school is May 1, 2020. If you are interested, please come to the main office to pick up a form, or access the form online here.


IELTS Exam at Fieldstone

There will be another IELTS exam held at Fieldstone on Saturday, February 8th, 2020. It will cost $320. To register, please see Ms. Zhang in the main office with your passport. The deadline is January 28th. 


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 and the Guidance Board.

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


University Application Supplementary Documents

We have posted a chart of the deadlines for supplemental applications and IELTS results for different universities on the Guidance Board and Google Classroom. Please take a look and make sure you have everything ready before the deadlines. If you need assistance signing on to your online profile, reviewing the application requirements, revising your supplemental applications or would like to discuss English language requirements, please see Ms. Wu.

You will need to make sure you give yourself enough time to work on these before the final due date. 

It is also very important for you to record your usernames, student numbers and passwords for each of your accounts. Doing so will allow you to sign onto your accounts to check the status of your applications quickly and easily.


OUAC Mark Submission

Please note that your Semester 1 final marks will be submitted to the OUAC in early February. Take some time to review what has been uploaded to ensure that they are correct. If not, please email or see Ms. Wu.



Community Reminders and Updates

 

 

Faculty Farewells

Due to personal reasons, both Ms. Yang and Ms. Alibabaiy will be leaving our faculty at the conclusion of the semester. Both are relocating and we wish them all the very best in their future endeavours. They will be missed.


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.

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FKCS in Recent Pictures: Exam Motivation for All!

Ms. Misevski’s beloved light-up sign offered positive vibes to all our students as they wrote final evaluations this week.


 

 


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.

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Address:
2999 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6B 3T4
Telephone:
Office: 1 (416)-487-1989
Fax: 1 (416) 487-8190
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