Forest Hill Collegiate Institute Toronto District School Board
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This week
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• FHCI School Council Education Series for Parents/Guardians
The FHCI School Council invites you to a presentation by Toronto Police Service, 53 Division, on Thursday, May 5. This is part of the School Council Education Series.  Officers from 53 Division will speak from 7:00-8:30 PM in the FHCI library. Topics will including reducing your vulnerability to fraud, scams, electronic harassment, break and enter, and auto theft. Details are in the attached flyer. Please come and bring a friend. All members of the community are welcome. If you plan on attending, please reply to the invitation tofhschoolcouncil@gmail.com by April 30.
 • Report Cards
Report cards were issued to students at the end of the day on Friday, April 22. Because of the ongoing teachers’ union job action, the report cards do not include personal comments nor Learning Skill indicators.
 With each of the two Ministry-required reports cards issued each semester, I send letters of commendation to full-time students who: 1) achieved an average of 80% or more on their FHCI courses; 2) improved their current average over their previous report card average; or 3) demonstrated exemplary attendance. With this April report card, I issued nearly 1000 letters to about 660 students. The names of the student recipients and an indication of the letter(s) they received are posted in the foyer.
 As you review your child’s report card, here are the school-wide ABCs to use as your point of reference: A) the average mark school-wide hit an all-time highthis report period of 79%; B) the average number of absences per student per class was just 3; and C) the average number of lates per student per class was a low of 1. I provide this information because we consistently see a strong connection between student absences/lates and academic achievement.
 If you wish to discuss your child’s results, please contact your child’s teachers, counsellor, vice principal or me. Together with you and your child, we can help develop a plan for improvement.
 • Spirit Week
This week is Spirit Week at FHCI. We kick off the week on Monday morning with a Pep Rally in the gym.
 This week at FHCI…
 1. Award Applications Available: Monday, April 25
Each year the FHCI Awards Committee meets to select graduating students for a number of awards, which are presented at commencement. In selecting the recipients, the committee takes into consideration the information students provide about themselves on their award application. If your child is graduating this year, please encourage your child to pick up an award application, complete it and return it according to the information on the application.
 2. Regular Schedule: Tuesday, April 26
We will run a regular, Day 1 schedule on Tuesday. The Late Opening is cancelled.
 3. Full Disclosure Date: Friday, April 29
For students in Grade 11 and 12 courses, Friday, April 29 is the last day to drop a course and not have the course result printed on the student’s transcript of marks. Friday is also the last day to request a change the level of study in a Semester 2 course.
 Looking ahead…
 4. FHCI School Council Education Series for Parents/Guardians: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Details of the presentation are outlined above.
 From Shelley Laskin, our trustee:
 School Year Calendars, 2016-2017 Now Approved
At the March 22, 2016 Regular Board meeting, Trustees approved the 2016-17 school year calendars for elementary, secondary and year-round alternative schools. On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Ministry of Education approved the 2016-2017 school year calendars.  For a complete list of dates, click on the following link:http://www.tdsb.on.ca/AboutUs/Calendar/SchoolYearCalendar20162017.aspx

Peggy Aitchison
Principal, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute

 

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