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Grade 8 Virtual Open House Link


Parents/guardians will be expected to provide their child with a personal face covering to wear at school to reduce the spread of their own respiratory droplets to protect others. This mask must cover the nose, mouth and chin at all times unless eating or drinking.


Arriving at School

Before arriving at school, students must complete the COVID-19 School Self-Screening and submit the confirmation form.  As they enter the school, students are asked to show the completed confirmation on their cell phone or on a printed copy.  Hard copies of the COVID Self-Screening will be available at the school.  

Students are asked to use specific doors for entry to the building.

  • Grade 9s & 10s: Main entrance
  • Grade 11: Northeast doors (by Gym)
  • Grade 12s: Southeast door facing Kennedy (by music room)

o   Prior to coming to school, students must complete the COVID Screening online and submit the confirmation form. 

o   Students must wear a mask at school.

o   Students will use hand-sanitizer on entering the building.

o   Students are encouraged to be here no earlier than 15 minutes before class

o   Students must maintain physical distance from others.  Students must not “hang out” in the atrium.


Hand Sanitizer

  • There will be Board provided hand sanitizer at each of the three entrances. As well, each classroom will have its own supply of hand sanitizer.  
  • Students are not to bring their own hand sanitizer as we have to ensure that all hand sanitizer is fragrance free and meets Public Health requirements.  


Moving Around the School

To minimize close contact between students, arrows and social distancing reminders have been placed on the floor and in stairwells throughout the building. 

  • All hallways are divided into two-way paths. 
  • All stairwells are divided into two-way paths for movement in schools.
  • Students are asked to follow the direction of the arrows.  Walk on the right side of the hallway or stairwell.

Leaving the Building

  • Students are asked to leave the building by the nearest exit immediately after their last class.   
  • If you do choose to drive your child, please be aware that the City of Markham does issue tickets to parents who drop off and / or wait for students directly in front of the school (where there are fire route signs). Please use pick up drop off spots or wait in parking lot spaces.

Visitors and Parents/Guardians

To limit the number of contacts in the school, we cannot accept visitors or parents/guardians in the building.  Virtual meetings can be arranged as needed.  



  • The cafeteria is open during lunch; sections will be designated for use by grade with a maximum of 6 students per table. Students are expected to be mindful of who they are eating with and where for contact tracing purposes.
  • The cafeteria servery/food service is closed until further notice.
  • Students may leave the school at lunchtime and are encouraged to eat outdoors while the weather is nice.
  • Students are not allowed to use food delivery services like UberEats.


  • Information about lockers will be distributed when school begins.
  • Students are not allowed to share or gather by lockers.   

We value the relationship we have with families, and look forward to speaking and working with you in the months ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions.  We welcome the opportunity to connect with you.

We wish you all a happy, safe and successful school year.


Mr. Christopher Hilmer, Principal and Ms. Dawn Imada-Chan and Mr. Sanjee Sivanesan, Vice-Principals

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