March 29 / 2019

Class Placement 2019-2020

We are beginning the class placement process to ensure classes are balanced in academic skills, gender, number, and social dynamics, and we do this in consultation with your child’s current team of teachers.  The school believes that every student has the ability and skills to adapt to new homeroom class configurations, and make new friends. At this time we welcome friend requests or insights to your child's learning style needs for students entering grade 7 and 8.  We do not accept teacher requests or exclusionary requests for students.

As well, we do not accept any requests for students entering grade 9. At this stage of their development, the school believes the skills of adapting and meeting new peers is an important life skill.  In grade 9, students will be placed into a core Integrated Canadian Experience (ICE) group (English, History, Geography, Civics) and the class composition will be varied in the other 4 subjects (PE, Science, Math, Arts) of a student's timetable.

All class groupings will be communicated during the last week in August before the first day of school.  

Please complete your request to this link by Friday, April 5th, 2019. We do not make any promises that your requests will be made but will carefully consider each request.

Thank you,

Class Placement Committee


Spirit Week April 1 - 5, 2019

Please encourage your child to join in with the spirit and the emergence of spring.

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Get Real Workshops - April 5th

The Get Real Workshops are interactive workshops which focus on kindness and being yourself. Personal stories from the LGBTQ+ community will be shared and students will be challenged to consider how they can positively contribute to making the school a positive place.


DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP - REFRESH

We have been getting some feedback from the community that there has been an erosion of process at pick up and drop off. For the safety of the children we ask those who are involved with (vehicular) pick-up and drop off re-familiarize themselves with the process. Additionally, two of our staff are on hand to provide added safety and flow at these peak times. We ask that you follow their guidance and direction.

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Drop-off
If you are dropping off your child in the morning, you must proceed to the laneway south of 1320 Yonge Street.This is a one-way lane hat conveniently exits onto Woodlawn Avenue. If you require short-stay parking, the garage will be open from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM. For safety purposes, you will be required to escort your child to the school door. Please note that the entrance and exit from the parking garage is a one-way lane, so please be courteous to other drivers. The right turn out of the garage is tight for large vehicles, so please take care with this turn. The York School will have staff members stationed at the garage entrance to help aid the flow of traffic and ensure student safety.The laneway door of the school will be open from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM; otherwise students must enter through the front door.

Pick-up
We recommend that students take the TTC (we are conveniently located between St. Clair and Summerhill stations), cycle, or arrange drop-off and pick-up a few blocks from the school. If you still wish to pick-up, please proceed to the visitor parking and arrange to meet your child there. The parking garage will be open for pick-up between 3:15 PM - 4:0 PM. Please note there are only 16 spaces. As an idle free zone, we ask that you turn off the car for your health and for those of others.


MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

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IMPORTANT DATES

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times

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