February 26, 2021
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
We have enjoyed another productive and rewarding week of learning together at FKCS. Whether students join us online or on campus, it is our pleasure to support their success and help them to feel welcome in our tight-knit school community.
This is an exciting time of year, as our hardworking students look to the next steps of their educational journeys and begin to receive university offers. We would like to give a sincere congratulations to our students who have already received offers and we know that there will be many more students receiving these in the coming weeks. We are proud of all of our dedicated FKCS students.
Toronto Public Health recently sent a letter to schools regarding COVID-19 “variants of concern.” TPH reminds families of the importance of existing health and safety measures (including daily screening using the updated screening information HERE) and encourages us all to work together to keep our school community healthy. Please read the full letter from Toronto Public Health HERE.
Students who are interested in taking summer courses this summer, please click HERE for the Summer School registration form.
We are happy to add a new activity to Thursday lunches in the cafeteria – Kahoot Trivia! Onsite students can play against their peers in the cafeteria to see who will become the trivia master. Each week, the trivia host will ask for input on potential topics (please fill out the survey here using your Fieldstone email to vote on next week’s topics). If any online learners are interested in joining the trivia games, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday at noon and we will set up a screen cast for you. We are always looking for new opportunities to bring our community together in these unique times.
We hope that everyone in our community enjoys a safe and restful weekend.
Ms. Ginie Wong and Mr. Brian Munshaw
Head of School and Assistant Head of School
Upcoming Dates to Put on Your Calendar
- March 3rd
- Wellness Wednesday
- March 9th
- Progress Reports are available at the end of the day.
- March 17
- Wellness Wednesday
Tutorials provide a time for students to receive additional help and enrichment in their courses. Our scheduled tutorials run after school from 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. on the following days.
- Munshaw: Mondays and Thursdays
- Mao: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Bai: Tuesdays and Fridays
- Dwivedi: Mondays and Tuesdays
- Wells: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Wu: Thursdays and by appointment
- Code: Monday and Friday
- Gordon: Monday and Thursday
- Bell: Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Peter: By appointment
- Loucks: By appointment
If students are unable to make these times, they are encouraged to communicate with their teachers to see if they can be helped at an alternate time.
The Student Handbook and Important Forms
All Fieldstone students and families are expected to review and be familiar with Fieldstone Policies and Procedures. Please ensure you have reviewed the following documents:
Students are reminded that attendance is mandatory for both online learners and onsite learners. If you will be absent or miss an assignment due to a reason such as sickness, please inform your teachers so that they can make alternate arrangements with you.
Online learners are expected to login regularly and keep up with the course material. Students who are not putting forth an honest effort will be considered absent and will be subject to our Attendance Policy and Student Code of Conduct.
If you are going to be absent, we ask you to notify the office with the reason for your absence to maintain the safety of our community. A reminder that if a member of the community is experiencing a COVID-19 symptom, they follow the guidelines on the Toronto Public Health screening poster.
Students who are arriving late or have spares are asked to sign in at the main office upon their arrival.
Messages from our Guidance Team
Graduating students, when you receive your offers, please email them to Ms. Wu, or to email@example.com. Congratulations on your accomplishments and your perseverance!
Semester One Final Marks Sent to OUAC
Graduating students, your Semester One Final Marks have been sent to the OUAC. Please log into your accounts and double-check that the marks are accurate. If you see any errors or have any questions, please email Ms. Wu.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Requirement
The Literacy Requirement is waived for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year (January 2021 or June 2021). This means that graduating students do not need to take the OSSLT test, or the OLC4O course. However, if students need the OLC4O course to count as a credit in order to graduate, then they must still take it.
Students who are not graduating in the 2020-2021 school year may still be asked to write the test in Spring 2021.
Details of the Spring 2021 test date are still being worked out by the EQAO and the Ontario Ministry of Education. Details and preparation will be announced in early March. For the most up to date information, please go here. As this situation evolves, we will keep you up to date and plan preparation sessions for our students.
University Guides Moodle Classroom
Ms. Wu has added links to Virtual Tours, Virtual Open Houses, and Viewbooks for many of the universities in Ontario.
She will add universities in other provinces and countries in the coming days.
Please take a look and register for any events that interest you!
Community Service Requirement
For the 2020-2021 school year, the Ministry of Education has changed the community service requirement to a minimum of 20 hours of community service.
This recognizes that graduating students have had barriers to earning their community involvement hours last school year and there may be continued barriers this school year.
Students are encouraged to consider volunteering virtually, such as connecting with seniors, organizing virtual fundraising events and facilitating discussions with newcomer youth. Outdoor volunteer opportunities could include, for example, picking up litter. You can find virtual volunteer opportunities through websites like Spark Ontario.
You can also earn community service hours by tutoring other students in class, as long as you verify with your teacher first.
OUAC & Guidance Important Dates
Please see this document for the Important Dates related to OUAC (Ontario Universities’ Application Centre) and Guidance.
Community Reminders and Updates
FKCS students, are you interested in earning service hours? Promoting our wonderful school? Mentoring new students? Helping our community to grow? If your answer is YES, please email Ms. Long about getting involved with our new Fieldstone Ambassador Programme! firstname.lastname@example.org
We are enjoying another successful year of co-curricular activities. New students are always welcome to join our clubs! Co-curriculars are a great way to meet new friends and gain new skills.
Japanese Club meets each Wednesday. Please contact Ms. Butcher for more information: email@example.com
Coding Club will resume in Semester Two. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and we will find a common time to accommodate online and onsite learners.
If you are interested in joining DECA, please contact Ms. Wells: email@example.com
If you are interested in joining Outreach Club, please contact Ms. Peter: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in joining Drama Club, please contact Ms. Code: email@example.com
If you are interested in joining Yearbook Club, please contact Ms. Gordon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click HERE to see a showcase of students who have displayed great character in the early weeks of Semester Two.
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.
FKCS in Recent Images (clockwise from top left)
A student in Grade Ten Science helped his peers understand aspects of the human respiratory system, Grade Twelve Music students reviewed musical forms (with the help of a video clip on Beethoven), a Grade Nine student shared her composition from Music Class on her social media account, and Grade Twelve Visual Arts students worked on colourful Still Life Projects.