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May 17, 2019

Message from the Assistant Head

It’s exciting to see students starting to wrap up months of hard work and to show their learning through CCTs, portfolio completion, and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award achievement. Five students have already achieved their Bronze “Duke of Ed” Awards and many more are in the final stages of work on their Awards. We look forward to celebrating our students’ successes next month at Awards Day on June 20th.

In the meantime, there is still much going on at Fieldstone, as you can see from the items below. We have community events to look forward to like the return of Pizza Bingo and our annual Alumni Association luncheon, and still many enriching learning experiences for students to enjoy in our classrooms and clubs.

Wishing you a restful and restorative weekend.


Upcoming Dates to Put on Your Calendar:

  • May 17 – Progress Reports Emailed
  • May 20 – Victoria Day (No School)
  • May 22 – Fieldstone Orchestra plays at the Blue Jays game
  • May 31 – Pizza Bingo – whole community invited!
  • June 4 – FKCS Alumni Luncheon
  • June 7 – Prom
  • June 20 – Closing Ceremonies and Graduation

 Message from Guidance

University Offers

Please continue to forward your university offers to UniversityOffers@fieldstonekcschool.org


University Offers Response Deadline: Monday, June 3 & Next Steps

The June 3 deadline is quickly approaching! Have you reviewed your offers of admission on your OUAC account? Please note that you must visit the website for the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (www.ouac.on.ca) to accept or decline an offer of admission. You must also make your decision on which university or college you would like to attend by no later than June 3, 2019

You will receive confirmation from the university shortly after you accept your offer on OUAC. It is your responsibility to make note of important dates and next steps (for payments, residence application requirements, course selection process, and important due dates).

*Important Reminder – Even if you have already received an offer, or have accepted an offer, you still need to finish the year strong. It is your responsibility to review the conditions of your offer. Be aware of the following conditions: (1) You need to complete your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Credits + OSSLT + Community Service), (2) You need to maintain a certain average, (3) You need to meet English language requirements.


Accepting an Offer of Acceptance on OUAC

After you confirm your acceptance online, you must submit the changes on the ‘Review and Submit’ page on your OUAC account and click “I Verify and Agree”. Once you officially submit this page, a screen will appear displaying a summary of all changes/responses made during that session and you will see our confirmation number on the “Complete” screen. Write this confirmation number down as you may need to refer to it at a later date.

An online response instruction video is available at: www.ouac.on.ca/ugrad-tutorials/

This video (Tutorial #7) demonstrates the steps required to respond to a university offer of admission.


Community Service Hours

Your hours are posted on the Guidance board outside Room 304 and the board outside Room 310. If you are unsure how many community service hours you have completed, please check the board. Each student must complete 40 hours of community service in order to meet the Ontario Secondary School Diploma graduation requirements.


Timetable & Course Selection

For those who have re-registered, course selection for 2019-2020 and Summer 2019 is almost done. Next week will be the last week to do course selection and university planning.


First Day of School – Tuesday, September 3

In order to secure your spot in the courses you have selected, you must be present the first day of school, Tuesday, September 3. If there is a wait list for the courses you have selected and if you are absent on the first day of school, your spot will be assigned to another student. If you have purchased flight tickets already, please ensure you make the change now.


University of Cambridge Information Evening:

Thursday May 30th. Dr Burt will be giving a presentation about Applying to Cambridge for International Students, followed by a Q&A. It will take place at Upper Canada College.

The session is open to students and parents who are interested in finding out more about the University (teachers and counsellors also welcome!). Attendees can book directly using this link: https://gecko.fm/kxizu.


Semester 2 Exams and Course Culminating Tasks

Students and Families are reminded to not book vacations or return home flights until the end of the semester.

Please see semester 2’s exam schedule here.

CCT Calendars are now also available to help you plan your studies

XXX1X CCT and Exams Schedule

XXX2X CCT and Exams Schedule

XXX3X CCT and Exams Schedule

XXX4X CCT and Exams Schedule

ESL & Chinese CCT and Exams Schedule

Students who have exam conflicts, should report them immediately to Mr. B. Munshaw (bmunshaw@fieldstonekcschool.org).

 


Cell Phones In The Classroom

Students are reminded that cellphones are a privilege in the school and in the classroom when used to improve student learning. Students are reminded to use their cell phones responsibly.

If cell phones are distracting or creating a negative classroom/school atmosphere, students will be asked to check their cell phone in at the front desk, an administrator’s office or a teacher’s desk.


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Results

OSSLT results will be released Mid-June. This is released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) of Ontario (which is independent of Fieldstone). Grade Twelve Students who are graduating and have university offers will be automatically enrolled in the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course which will occur after school starting after results are released.

Please note that students may not start this course until they officially know they have passed or were unsuccessful on the OSSLT.


Cambridge Examinations

Please be sure to check the Cambridge Exam Board for your upcoming examinations.

This upcoming week we have:

Code

Syllabus

Component Title

Exam Date

AM/PM

Duration

Start

End

9702/51

Physics

Planning, Analysis and Evaluation 51

20-May-19

AM

1h 15m

9:45

11:00

0495/11

Sociology

Paper 11

20-May-19

PM

2h

11:15

1:15

9702/21

Physics

AS Level Structured Questions 21

20-May-19

AM

1h 15m

8:30

9:45

9709/31

Mathematics

Pure Mathematics 31

21-May-19

PM

1h 45m

12:20

2:05

9609/31

Business

Case Study 31

22-May-19

PM

3h

12:20

3:20

9708/41

Economics

A Level Data Response and Essays 41

22-May-19

AM

2h 15m

8:45

11:00

9093/31

English Language

Text Analysis 31

24-May-19

AM

2h 15m

8:45

11:00

0495/21

Sociology

Paper 21

24-May-19

PM

1h 45m

12:20

2:05

All exams are held in Room 105.

We are confident that with the hard work and preparation our students have done to prepare for their Cambridge Exams, they will make Fieldstone Proud.


Community Reminders and Updates

May 31: Pizza Bingo

On Friday May 31st 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Fieldstone will be hosting Pizza Bingo in our Gym! This is a fun event for the whole Fieldstone community that includes the chance to win terrific prizes! Tickets will be on sale as of Monday May 13 from 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. & 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


June 4th: Alumni Luncheon

We are excited to welcome back our beloved alumni for a luncheon in the Board Room on June 4th. This year, we will be joined by alumni celebrating ten years since their graduation from our school. Fieldstone maintains close ties with our community well beyond Graduation Day.


June 7th Prom: Tickets on Sale Now

Prefects will be selling tickets in the Cafeteria (or by the Parking Lot Doors) every Monday and Friday at lunch. Prom tickets are only $80, which includes a gourmet dinner, dessert bar, harbour cruise and a dance party to a student-created playlist.


June 20th- Closing Ceremonies and Graduation

Our Closing Ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. in the Fieldstone Gym. Please RSVP using the survey HERE.

Our FKCS Graduation Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Columbus Event Centre. If you would like to attend Graduation as a guest, please view our invitation HERE.


School Messenger SMS Messaging

On January 22, we sent out a text message from our school messaging system for you to “opt-in” receiving school messages.  This would have shown up as 978338 on your cell phone. These messages will not be sent very frequently.  They are used for communications that require immediate responses such as school closures and emergency events.  Please respond to this message with a Y or Yes to be able to receive our communications via SMS messaging.  You can also just send a text saying Y or Yes directly to 978338 to be part of this communication.  Please note that this service will only work for Canadian cell phone numbers.

 

Tutorials

Tutorials allow our students the opportunity to meet with their teachers for enrichment and support individually or in a small group. Tutorials are included in student tuition. The 2018-2019 Semester Two Tutorial Schedule can be found here.


Co-curricular Activities

Fieldstone’s co-curricular life is always thriving. Clubs give students a chance to gain skills and experiences that will help them to grow as individuals and also may assist them with university applications.

Clubs resumed this week, with a new Computer Club joining our roster. Check out our Semester Two Schedule here.


Character Values and Positive Behaviour Recognition

Fieldstone students represent the values of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Each week, students will be recognized from classes, clubs, and community activities for demonstrating these 6 character values.

Please find our showcase of recognized students here.


Fieldstone Uniform and Hygiene Expectation

Fieldstone is a uniform wearing school. Uniforms are a symbol of being a member of Fieldstone community. The uniform items give students examples of what it looks like to dress for success, dress in a professional environment and allows students to focus on learning instead of fashion statements.

Students are expected to hold themselves to the values of the Fieldstone team and show that they are proud members of the community by wearing the uniform and embodying the 6 character values.

As students are waiting for their uniforms to arrive, they are expected to wear all of the pieces that they currently have and supplement them with smart casual wear. All students should be wearing black polishable shoes.

Please see the uniform poster here for specific expectations.

Students who have not yet ordered or purchased their uniforms are encouraged to order uniform items online here (please feel free to use the school address for delivery).


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 issues 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.

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

 The week in Photos

(clockwise from top left): 

Geography students reflected on their Immigration Unit by completing a KWL (Know, Wonder, and Learn) chart, Simplified Chinese students enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Royal Ontario Museum, Grade Twelve English students presented their adaptations of Othello, and Ms. Misevski’s lightbox began its countdown to graduation.

 


Social Media

Did you know we are active on four social media channels? Follow us to see a daily window into school life. 

Click below for links.


2018-2019 Important Dates: 

Click here to review important dates this school year

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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