June 18, 2021
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
It may be hard to believe, but this is the last Friday File of the 2020-2021 academic year. We are so proud of our community’s spirit and resilience throughout the year and we look forward to celebrating our students’ achievements in next week’s “Virtual Closing Ceremony” (an interactive programme with links to slideshows and video speeches). You will be emailed a link to this ceremony on June 23rd.
For those of you planning for next year, please see THIS flyer regarding a promotion from our uniform supplier, DGN.
We are looking ahead to our locker clean-up/resource drop-off period (June 22-25). Any items still unclaimed by July 30th will be donated. Please refer to “Locker Clean-up and Resource Drop-off” below for more information.
Our Guidance Counsellor, Ms. Wu, has finished meeting with re-registered students individually for 2021-2022 course selection. Our Summer School registration is now closed. To ensure that we can safely and effectively support students for the duration of summer courses, we have decided to hold Summer School online this year. Please refer to the Summer School Structure below for more information.
The health and well-being of our Fieldstone Family is of paramount importance to us. Individuals 12-17 years of age in Ontario are now eligible to register for a vaccination appointment. Individuals aged 12 and over at the time of vaccination are also eligible to book an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at select pharmacies that offer the Pfizer vaccine. Please see this Fact Sheet regarding the COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12-17. We are also sharing THIS recent letter from Toronto Public health related to youth vaccination.
Wishing you and your family a safe and restful weekend. Happy Father’s Day!
Ms. Ginie Wong and Mr. Brian Munshaw
Head of School and Assistant Head of School
Upcoming Dates to Put on Your Calendar
- June 15 – Last day of classes – all course work should be submitted by this day.
- June 21 – Last Final Exam day (please see below)
- June 23 – Last day of school and Virtual Closing Ceremonies (to be enjoyed asynchronously)
- June 28 – Summer school starts online
- Final Report Cards will be emailed
Locker Clean-up and Resource Drop-off
We are looking ahead to our locker clean-up/resource drop-off period (June 22-25). Each FKCS student will book a 15-minute timeslot. Please email email@example.com to book an appointment. Appointment bookings can be made until June 18. Students, when you arrive for your appointment, please use Door 5 (the Grade Two to Eight door at the southwest corner of the school). Any items still unclaimed by July 30th will be donated.
Please follow the procedure outlined below to ensure that your visit is safe and efficient.
- Wear a mask.
- When you arrive for your appointment, please use Door 5 (the Grade Two to Eight door at the southwest corner of the school).
- Use sanitizer upon entering the building (there is a pump located at the entrance).
- Sign in and out at Door 5, filling out a screening survey while there.
- Practise physical distancing.
- Please use the garbage bins in the hallways to dispose of locker waste.
- Return textbooks to Ms. Ellis at Door 5.
- Please return library materials to the library. There will be a table outside the library.
- Please leave any uniform donations with Ms. Ellis at Door 5.
Summer School Structure – Update
We have modified our summer school structure to best meet the needs of our students. Courses will include four hours of daily lessons (posted on Moodle, with lesson links, by 7:45 a.m. on each teaching day). There will be 90 minutes of live lesson time each day, followed by 25 minutes of live support. Students will submit daily learning logs via our Moodle platform.
Our teachers will use Zoom and TEAMS for conferencing as well as Moodle as the learning platform. Students must have a working web camera,speakers, and microphone on their laptop in order to join the live portion of the class.
Homework may be 1-2 hours nightly.
*Please note – all textbooks for these classes will be e-textbooks.
Summer School Session Structure:
- Course 1 (Live Lesson and Support): 8:00 – 9:55 a.m.
- 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. live lesson
- 9:30 – 9:55 a.m. Teachers and students remain online while students work in a supported online environment.
- Course 2 (Live Lesson and Support): 10:00 – 11:55 a.m.
- 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. live lesson
- 11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Teachers and students remain online while students work in a supported online environment.
- 11:55 – 12:00 – Wrap-up
- Students with one course: Tutorials: 12:00 – 12:30
- Students with two courses: Lunch: 12:00 – 12:30, Tutorials: 12:30 – 1:00
Important Summer School Dates:
- June 25 – Teachers will send a Welcome Email to their students (this will include information about Moodle access and school email accounts).
- June 28 – First day of summer school
- July 15 – Midterm report will be emailed.
- Aug 6 – Last day of summer school
- Aug 10 – Final report will be emailed.
Canada Day (July 1) and Civic Holiday (August 2) – No School
Once again, we will be offering our examinations by period. Listed below are the course codes that will have an exam on each day. Please check with your teacher and your Moodle for details. All exams will be hosted using Zoom and will require a webcam, microphone, and reliable internet connection.
Examinations are a mandatory component of your course. Please be sure you attend your examination on time according to your teacher’s instructions. Each exam starts with a security clearance which includes:
- A 360-degree web cam sweep of your work area. You should have a clear desk and be in a room by yourself. You should only use one computer monitor.
- A screen share – please be sure you have all unauthorised and unneeded applications closed.
- A microphone check – you teacher may check in with your audio periodically for security purposes.
- Any suspicious activity or activity may result in your results being put under investigation which may include an oral interview regarding the portions of the exam under investigation.
- Zoom calls will be recorded.
- All materials are subject to plagiarism and cheating detection. This includes but is not limited to the use of turnitin.com or cross-referencing math problems with electronic math solving software and CASs.
- By submitting your exams and evaluations you are attesting that the work is yours and you did it independently of help from other people or electronic resources. You are also attesting that you only used the materials that your teacher authorised (which will be written on the front page of your exam).
BBB4M – please check your Moodle
- Period 6 Classes – June 21
Please note the following courses have multiple sections with the same teacher. Be sure to check with your teacher to ensure you are writing on the right day.
- ENG4U – Ms. Code
- BBB4M – Ms. Wells
- MCV4U – Mr. Bell
The following classes only have CCTs (no exam)
- PPL1O – Mr. Loucks
- PPL2O – Mr. Loucks
- AVI2O – Ms. Gordon
- AVI3M – Ms. Gordon
- AVI4M – Ms. Gordon
- AWQ3M – Ms. Gordon
- AWQ4M – Ms. Gordon
- CGC1D – Ms. Wu
- GLS1O – Ms. Bai
- CHV2O – Ms. Bai
- ESLDO – Mr. Munshaw – Speaking Exams will be scheduled with each student.
- ESLBO – Ms. Wong
- TGJ4M – Ms. Gordon
- Exam check-in and security checks will occur between 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
- Exams will start at 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Extra time will be allocated from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Lunch will be 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
If you are concerned about your exam schedule – please contact Mr. Munshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exam Review Day
If you would like to review your exams, please contact your teacher and make arrangements to view it on Wednesday June 23. Please not that you cannot keep your exam, but you can see how you did.
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:
Messages from our Guidance Team
Accepting Your University Offer
The last day for universities to send you an offer is May 27th. The last day for you to accept an offer is June 1st. Some universities ask that you send a tuition deposit to guarantee your spot – if that is the case, please ensure that you have submitted the deposit in advance of the June 1st deadline.
To accept your offer, please see the instructions in this video from the OUAC. If, after watching the video, you still have questions, please book a meeting with Ms. Wu.
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!
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
Thank you for the great year of clubs and co-curriculars!
Please click HERE to see a showcase of students who have recently displayed great character. This is our last All-Stars Showcase of the current academic year. We appreciate the positive contributions that all students have made to our community.
Happy Father’s Day and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Summer!
Happy Father’s Day (on Sunday) to the fathers in our community.
We wish our community a wonderful end to the school year and an excellent start to Summer Break.