Senior School - January 19 / 2018

Traffic Safety Reminder

We were all shocked and saddened to hear of the death of 5-year old Camila Torcato this week at St. Raphael School, which occurred during pick-up time at that school. The tragic incident reminds us, once again, of the seriousness of following the guidelines that we give to parents about dropping off or picking up students at our school.

I have too often witnessed York School community members choosing their child’s convenience over the safety of others.  Please, commit to following the rules so all our students and other community members are safe.

We have asked parents to do the following when dropping off a child:

  1. Use the south lane to drop off your child

  2. When dropping off your child in the south lane, pull your car up to the westerly extremity of the lane, just in front of the garage opening before letting your child out of the car,

  3. Do not stop in the laneway in front of the main entrance to let your child off,

  4. Do not stop illegally on Farnham Avenue or in the laneway that runs between Farnham and Balmoral Streets

When picking up your child:

  1. Park in the underground garage and have your child come to your car,

  2. Be extremely careful and drive extremely slowly when driving in the garage or on the school lane,

  3. Do not park or stop illegally on Farnham or in the laneway that runs between Farnham and Balmoral Streets

  4. Do not stop in the laneway and wait for your child

1320 Yonge Street Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

1320 Yonge Street Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Grade 11 and 12 Exams (and one grade 10 exam)

Mid-year exams begin next week. Both grade 11 and 12 students write their first exam on Friday. Grade 12 exams run in the mornings, beginning at 9 am, and grade 11 exams run in the afternoon, beginning at 1 pm. Grade 12s have two study days, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.  Grade 11s have a study day on the Thursday.  The last exam for both grades is Monday, February 5th. Classes resume February 6th at 9:05 am.

Please note that grade 10 students who are taking everyday math will have a final exam on Monday, January 29th at 9:00 am. This will bring an end to the grade 10 math course.

Finally, if your child is ill on the day of the exam, please have them visit their doctor and obtain a note to be shared with the school.  As well, please contact the school as soon as possible to alert us to the fact that your child will not appear for the exam.  An alternate date to sit the exam will be arranged by the principal.

RSVP for Challenge Week Parent Information Night - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

You are all invited to attend a Middle and Senior School Challenge Week Parent Information Evening on Wednesday, February 7th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm at 1320 Yonge Street. Teachers and trip providers of the overnight excursions will be there to share details about preparation, activities, safety, transportation, and forms for your child's upcoming Challenge Week experience.

We ask that you RSVP by Monday January 29, 2018. Please complete the form here.

Important Dates

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