Today, Midterm Reports will be sent, showcasing students’ achievements thus far in the semester. We hope that students feel proud of their accomplishments and look forward to achieving continued success in the coming months.
This week concluded with a whole-school House Launch Event in our gymnasium. Students from JK-Grade 12 united in their houses to celebrate school spirit and learn more about namesakes of their respective houses. We are excited to collaborate with the Fieldstone Day School community and hope that this was the first of many exciting joint spirit initiatives between the two schools.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
Stephanie Long – Assistant Head of School
Upcoming Dates to Put on Your Calendar
November 20th: OSSLT Mock Test #2 and Parent Teacher Interviews (3:30 – 6:30)
November 25th: Last Day to Drop Semester 1 Courses
December 18th: Winter Showcase
Winter break: December 23 – January 3, 2020
Parent Teacher Interviews – November 20th
Interviews allow parents and guardians to meet with students’ teachers individually to learn about their progress in courses thus far. This year, interviews will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on November 20th.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test – Mock Test
Our next mock test will be on November 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Gym. Students should be actively reviewing their first mock test and making corrections.
The class schedule will be released on the literacy board in the coming weeks.
A reminder to students and families of our OSSLT procedures:
Students who are not yet at the ESLDO in semester 2 of the school year will be deferred from writing the OSSLT (both mock and real).
Students must demonstrate that they are ready for the OSSLT in order to be enrolled. Evidence to make this decision includes:
Scoring 70% or higher on the mock OSSLT
ESL and English class achievement
Literacy block achievement
Literacy Tutorial achievement (literacy tutorials will commence later in November after we have the second mock test data).
These four factors are considered when determining suitability for the EQAO OSSLT in spring.
Students will be sent their OSSLT enrollment status in early December – once all of the mock test data has been collected and midterm reports are released.
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.
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.