J. Addison School is an approved DLI!

J. Addison School is an approved DLI

Per the Government of Canada’s website

(https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/students/approved-dli.html) :

As of October 20, 2020, some designated learning institutions (DLIs) are now able to reopen to international students who aren’t currently in Canada and who

  • have, or have been approved for, a study permit
  • are travelling to Canada for a non-discretionary or non-optional purpose

To be able to reopen to international students who aren’t currently in Canada, DLIs must have a COVID-19 readiness plan approved by their province or territory that

  • protects the health and safety of all students and the surrounding community
  • describes how they will manage the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for international students, including arrangements for transportation to the students’ quarantine location
  • provides information and support to international students about
      • how they can get the items they need for their quarantine, like food and medications
      • health insurance
      • remaining healthy while in Canada

As an approved DLI on the Ministry of Education’s website with an approved COVID-19 plan, international students who have a valid study permit are now allowed to travel to study in-person at our school for the 2020-21 school year.


Please contact an Admissions Officer for more details.

Final Assessments for J. Addison Secondary Students


Final Assessments for J. Addison Secondary Students

Due to the unprecedented situation of school closures and given the Ministry announcement that examination days will be transitioned into instructional days, it has been decided that final assessments in the form of examinations will not take place this semester. Culminating assignments/tasks will be assigned instead. The official end to the J. Addison academic year is June 12, 2020.

  1. Those  courses that had a final exam worth 30% of the final mark worth 30% of the final mark will now have a culminating performance task (CPT) worth 30% which will take into account the circumstances at hand and will not be extraneous in nature.
  2. Those courses that had an existing split between exam and a CPT will increase the value of the CPT to 30% – extra components will not be added to the existing CPT.

Teachers will inform students directly regarding the culminating assignments/tasks for their courses in the coming weeks.



The Ministry of Education Announcement

Deputy minister of education important ANNOUNCEMENTS

 The Ontario Minister of Health continues to reinforce social/physical distancing measures and has limited gatherings to groups of five.

  1. The Ministry of Education has also announced that the 40 Hours of Community Service requirement for our Grade 12 students is waived.
  2. The requirement to issue mid-year (March/April) Report Cards for all secondary students, including graduating students, is suspended for this school year. However, teachers will continue to submit midterm marks for all students. Midterm marks will also be sent to Colleges and Universities for Graduating (Grade 12) students.
  3. For our Grade 12 students the OSSLT (Literacy Test) are no longer required.

In closing I ask all students to continue follow our online program and remember to turn in all your assignment in on time.

Regards and Best Wishes

Mr. Lee Venditti