Hello GDHS families,
Despite the Ontario government’s stay-at-home order starting April 8th, schools in Halton will remain open, including GDHS. You are likely aware that Toronto, Peel, and Guelph Regional Health Departments have closed their schools, but there has been no indication from Halton Public Health that they will do so for Halton schools at this point. We will certainly communicate with you if this changes, but for the time being please plan to send your students back to school for the week of April 19th.
We sincerely wish all students and families a restful April Break, and look forward to seeing you back in the building on the 19th.
OSAP/Scholarship Presentation for Students and Parents
A representative from Sheridan College will give a presentation about OSAP from 7pm-8pm on Wednesday April 28th. The Guidance Department will give a short presentation about scholarship and awards resources before (6:45pm-7:00pm) and after (8:00pm-8:15pm). A link to the Google meet will be posted on the GDHS Website.
A message was sent home to families of grades 9, 10 and 11 students last night about the upcoming grade nine EQAO Math and OSSLT assessments taking place in quadmester four. At this point, both assessments will be going ahead. The grade nine math EQAO will not count toward a student’s final grade. A successful completion of the OSSLT field test will count as meeting the literacy graduation requirement. Specific information related to test dates and accommodations for special education students will be sent home by April 23rd.
Grad Photos/Caps and Gowns
Any graduating student who has booked a grad photo will receive their cap and gown when they arrive for their photo appointment at the school. Students who are not having a grad photo taken will have an opportunity to pick up their cap and gown later in the school year. More details on this will follow soon. Caps and gowns will be provided at no cost to students.
Please contact the main office if you do not know your grad photo appointment time.
A reminder that the final two days of Quadmester 3 (Wednesday April 21st and Thursday April 22nd) are Virtual Student Success days. These days, which students will all do from home, give teachers an opportunity to put finishing touches on their course, and give students an opportunity to finish any outstanding work.
Schedule for the Week of April 19th
When we return from the April Break on Monday April 19th, students have Period 2 in the morning and Period 1 in the afternoon. Cohort A will be in the building on the morning of Monday the 19th, and Cohort B will be in the building on the morning of Tuesday the 20th. Wednesday April 21st and Thursday April 22nd are Virtual Student Success days, for which students will engage virtually from home all day. Friday April 23rd is a PD day.
Please see our Key Dates page for detailed Quadmester calendars.
Your GDHS Admin Team