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Parent/Guardian-Teacher Night Information  for Families

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October 18, 2021

Parent/Guardian Interview Night is on Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. You will have an opportunity to meet with your child(ren)’s teacher(s) and learn more about the classroom. We regret that for health and safety reasons, we are unable to host an event at the school as we normally would; however, we look forward to meeting with you virtually. 

Families can use Edsby, an online platform, to schedule a meeting time with their child(ren)’s teacher(s) on Parent/Guardian Interview Night. You will receive an invitation to sign up for a meeting time once the schedules are available. 

Edsby is a cloud-based platform that lets families easily reserve times to meet with your child(ren)’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby, has created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for families. 

Families who already have an Edsby account may use their previously created account. The username is the full email address that is on file at your child(ren)’s home school and the password is the one created at activation. If you have forgotten your password, you can find resources on the Board website to help, including how to reset your password. 

Families who do not have an Edsby account will need to create one to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for Parent/Guardian Interview Night.  An up-to-date and valid email address must be provided to your child’s home school. For help creating an Edsby account, instructions can be found on the Board website. An email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account will be sent to your email inbox. If you do not receive the email, please check your junk mail folder to ensure you do not miss this opportunity. 

Below is the sample invitation email sent to parent(s)/guardian(s) on behalf of YRDSB.

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If you have any questions about this process, please contact our main office at 905-477-0072 or by emailing milliken.mills.hs@yrdsb.ca 

Families who do not wish to book a time online can contact the classroom teacher directly. 

For help signing up for Parent/Guardian Interviews, please visit our board website. 

Please note on the evening of Parent/Guardian Interviews, we strongly recommend all students attend with their parents/guardians. In order to access the Google Meet, please be sure you are logged into your child’s GAPPS account and the meeting link will be sent directly to this email.  

Important Timelines

 

Wednesday, Oct. 6

to Friday, Oct. 22

 

 

Parents/guardians to create Edsby accounts if they do not yet

have one.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 20

to Tuesday, Oct. 26

 

 

Interim Reports will be distributed electronically to parents /

guardians / 18+ students via the Electronic Distribution Process from the Board.

 

Monday, Oct. 25

 

Parent/Guardian Interview Night schedule opens at 8:30am for booking. Log into your Edsby account. An invitation to book appointments will be sent to your Edsby account and a notification to your email. Instructions for signing up for interview slots are found here

 

Friday, Oct. 29

 

 

Edsby Interview Scheduler closes to parents/guardians at 3:30pm.

 

Monday, Nov. 1 to

Tuesday, Nov. 2

 

 

Teachers send Google Meet or Zoom links to families via students’ GAPPS account. Please note that students must be logged into their GAPPS account to access these meetings.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 3

 

Virtual Interviews 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Your partners in education,

 

Christopher Hilmer                 Dawn Imada Chan                              Sanjee Sivanesan

Principal                                  Vice-Principal                                      Vice-Principal​Dear 









Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to all our new and returning families!  Our caring, professional and dedicated school team has been working hard to prepare to welcome and transition the students  back to school. We have missed our students, and we are looking forward to seeing their (masked) faces soon! We are committed to supporting our students’ transition back to school and to providing a learning environment where everyone feels safe, welcome and respected.

We know that families have many questions.  If you have not had an opportunity to review the Board’s Re-opening Plan on the Board website, we encourage you to do so. 

Forms

Students will receive the 2021-2022 Guide to the School Year (which can also be found on the Board website) along with some important forms.  These forms -- the Start-Up Permission Form and the Student Information Consent Form -- must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to the school during the week of September 13.  

 

Returning Textbooks and Borrowed Technology

If you have any textbooks, school materials or technology that  were borrowed last year, please return them on the first day to the main office.  


Daily Schedule

Please note that the new regular MMHS schedule is:

  • Homeroom (5 min.)          9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
  • AM Period (150 min.)       9:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
  • Lunch (60 min.)                11:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
  • PM Period (150 min.)       12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Masks

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.  

 

Cafeteria

  • 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.

Lockers

  • 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.

Sincerely,

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


Start Up Permission Form (Mandatory).pdfStart Up Permission Form (Mandatory).pdf


Student Information Consent Form (Mandatory).pdfStudent Information Consent Form (Mandatory).pdf


Request for Faith Accommodations Form.pdfRequest for Faith Accommodations Form.pdf



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