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).
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.
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.