Summer Camp Friday Activity Week 4: Scientists in the School / Rock Climbing

In this week’s Friday Activities our campers will be split up by age. Children 7 years old and under will be participating in the Scientists in the School Workshop inside our school building. Children 8 years and older will be taking a short trip to our neighbouring Hub Climbing, rock climbing facility where they can experience the joys of climbing!

JAS Science Fair 2019

We hope you could join us at our Annual Science Fair and Open House on Monday May 27,2019 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Our science students will be showcasing their hard work throughout the school year through exciting science projects and experiments. Be sure to come early to witness all of the demonstrations by our students. Everyone is welcome to come!

Inaugural Elite Boys’ Basketball Team

With the great success of our Elite Girls Basketball team for the past two seasons, we are very excited to announce we will officially have an Elite Boys Basketball team starting in the 2019-2020 school year.

The team will be led by veteran Head Coach Chris Smalling and players will have the opportunity to compete in Top Tier Tournaments in Canada and the United States for ample NCAA Exposure.

We invite players from Grades 8-12 to visit us at our FREE Talent ID and Information session on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 4pm-7pm at our school for anyone interested in joining our inaugural Boys’ Basketball program. 🏀

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OSSLT Day – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

RE: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test – Modified School Day Wednesday March 27, 2019

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has scheduled Wednesday March 27, 2019 as the day for students across the province to complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students must successfully complete this test in order to earn a secondary school diploma. To assist in creating the best possible environment for students writing the test, and as a result of changes to EQAO policy, the Board will implement a modified school day. On March 27, secondary schools will follow an exam-style day in which; only grade 10 and Previously Eligible students who are writing the test are to be at school (no classes for students in grades 9, 11, and 12).

For students writing the OSSLT:

Students writing the test will come to school on March 27 at their normal start time, 9:00 a.m. to write the OSSLT. Based on EQAO timelines for the test, we anticipate that many students will finish writing in about 5 hours. Students will be dismissed upon their completion of the test; however space will be made available in the school for those who need to remain until regular dismissal time. Students requiring extra time will continue to write their test during an extended test taking period.

(Click here for OSSLT Day Time Table)

For Students Not Writing the OSSLT:

Students who are not writing the test will NOT attend school on March 27. These students are encouraged to use this day to review or complete coursework, prepare for upcoming assessments, engage in Individual Pathways Planning, or complete community service hours. A supervised study hall in the school will be available for those students who prefer to work collaboratively with their peers.

Modifying the school day in this way allows schools to maximize teacher supervision and support, availability of classroom space and access to technology.

We wish every student success on the OSSLT, and appreciate your ongoing support for student achievement and wellbeing. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s administrative team,


Mr. Lee Venditti