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High school transition information

Our partner high school Emily Carr S.S will be hosting a number of events in preparation for our grade 8s graduating this year to grade 9. We thank them for the events outlined below. Students who will attend the new high school Tommy Douglas opening in September 2014 will have separate information sessions to be determined.

Take Our Kids to High School Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At Emily Carr Secondary School – each student will follow a schedule that will be provided to them.

Buses arrive by 9:15 a.m.Classes from 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.Lunch from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

Incoming grade 8 students from our Family of Public Schools have an opportunity to attend grade 9 classes and have lunch in the cafeteria.  More details will be sent later.

Pathways to Opportunity Thursday, November 7, 2013

At Emily Carr Secondary School in the Cafetorium From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Open to all students, parents, and teachers, from the ECSS and the WC family of schools interested in career planning resources.Representatives from over 50 post-secondary destinations covering all pathways will be available to respond to your questions.  This is a fair style format.  A flyer will be sent to your school to post.

Grade 8 teacher open house Wednesday, December 4, 2013

At Emily Carr Secondary School Open House from 8:10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m., and again from 11:50 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.Lunch Dialogue from 10:50 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. For grade 8 teachers who will be assisting students with course selections for grade 9.Teachers will be invited to experience grade 9 classes in session.Schools will receive data on mid-semester marks for their former students.Dates will be confirmed for visits in January.

Visits to Family of Schools for Grade 9 Course Selection Presentations January 14, 15, and 16, 2014

Times to be determined at the Open House in December. A Guidance Counsellor from ECSS will visit each school to speak with ECSS bound students about the ECSS program.

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening Tuesday, January 21, 2014

At Emily Carr Secondary School in the Cafetorium. From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parents/Guardians of incoming grade 8 students from our community are invited to hear about our programs and speak directly to subject and program leaders.

Grade 9 Course Selections Due on Career Cruising Date to be determined

Course selections completed online. Permission forms delivered to ECSS. All Grade 8’s in YRDSB have been given the same date this year.More instructions to follow.


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