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Principal's Message 317
Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians, 


I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all our new and returning families. I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing summer and are looking forward to the new school year. I am very excited to continue the great work that we started together last year.


The Vaughan Secondary School Start-Up Package includes important information about our school, including forms that you will need to complete. The Guide to the 2017-18 School Year issued by the Board will also be available for your reference. You can obtain these documents from the main office.  These documents will also be emailed to you.


Please note like last year, we will be completing our registration (payment of fees as well as all signing of important forms) online. Please take five minutes to watch this video clip and to register an account. 


You will need your child’s student ID number to create an account. Our new Grade 9 students can find this nine-digit number on their Course Selection sheet. It’s on the right hand side in the Student Info box below the student’s name. For students new to the YRDSB, please call the school after August 14 to obtain your student number if you have not already done so.


Throughout the year, all field trips, participation in team sports, purchases of spirit wear and other fees will be accepted online. In this way, parents and guardians will no longer need to pay by cash or cheque. 

I would strongly encourage parents/guardians to please help support student initiatives by paying the $50.00 activity fee. This fee helps Student Council to support the whole school in various initiatives including, subsidizing sports team, and assisting music and art initiatives, paying for guest speakers, spirit days, assemblies, Carnival, and all our various clubs at Vaughan Secondary School. What happens in the classroom is of utmost importance but the extracurricular opportunities also are very important to the life and success of our students. Your support is greatly appreciated.


There are a few upcoming dates I would like to highlight: 

  • Available NOW until middle of August – Online Registration 
  • September 5 – Grade 9 Orientation Day – Parents are encouraged to join us for the morning 
  • September 6 – Grade 10, 11, 12 First Day of School 
  • September 8 – Best Day (Gr. 9s only)
  • September 14 – Picture Day (Bring your smiles) 
  • September 18 – School Council Meeting
  • September 25 – P.A. Day
  • October 6  – Interim Reports Issued 
  • October 26 – Parent-Teacher Interviews 
  • November 15 – Grade 8 Parents’ Night
  • November 21 – Mid-Semester 1 Report Cards Issued 
  • January 25 – 31, 2017 – Semester 1 Exams 


We have a dedicated staff with a strong commitment to student well-being and achievement, and to creating an environment where everyone feels safe, welcome, and respected. We look forward to speaking and working with you in the months ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have questions. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you. 


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




Maria Maiato 

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