York Region District School Board Guidance Website
The YRDSB Guidance website offers visitors a variety of resources which support students in their goal setting, transitions and pathways planning for post-secondary destinations and beyond.
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Post-Secondary Information for Grade 11 and 12 students
Grade 11 students were given information in ILIP this week to start their post-secondary search. Grade 12 assemblies will be held on Sept 10 during ILIP to learn about the post-secondary application process. The following post-secondary institutions will be visiting BCSS during 4A/4B ILIP. Students must sign up in Guidance if they want to attend the session.
||Ontario University Institute of Technology (OUIT)
||BCSS to visit Durham College – field trip
||Seneca College visits BCSS
||University of British Columbia visits BCSS
||Simon Fraser University visits BCSS
Keep checking the Guidance Calendar. We will add dates once we receive confirmation from other institutions.
Other Dates to Remember
Sept 28-30 Ontario University Fair, Metro Convention Centre, http://www.ouf.ca/
October 23 – College Fair at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, http://www.aprod.com/ocif/directions.html
||Ontario University Fair
||College Fair at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place
Math Help is an extra help program offered jointly by the Math department and Student Success geared towards supporting students in Grades 9-11 to be successful in Mathematics. This program runs every Tuesday and Thursday until exam time. Tuesday sessions are in Room 3005; Thursday sessions are in Room 1008. The program runs from 12:15 pm to 12:54 pm and is an excellent opportunity for students to get Math assistance from a teacher or a BCSS peer tutor. Students can come with classmates to get their homework done, study or seek clarification on topics that they're not sure about. Students should speak with their Math teacher, Mr. Cheung or Ms. Fox for more information.
Peer Tutors is a student led service provided by Student Success. Developed to support academic achievement and to cultivate character development in our students, it is our hope that your child will take advantage of this complimentary service to enhance their knowledge and understanding in the subject with which they are having difficulty.
About the program
- Peer Tutors is a free service offered by Student Success to help increase the probability of student success.
- Tutoring sessions are held in supportive learning environments where students may receive help with homework, assignments, test preparation and general inquiries regarding the subject material.
- Students will be paired with a Peer Tutor who has successfully completed the course material they are helping your student with. Tutors are available in a variety of subjects, including Math, English, Science, History, Geography and French. Peer tutors are also available to assist with some senior level Maths and Sciences.
- Tutors have been provided with guidelines to help them be effective tutors and on ways to interact and work respectfully with their peers.
- Tutoring sessions ideally will take place during a student's ILIP period. Once students have been matched to a Peer Tutor, they are encouraged to seek support consistently so as to increase the likelihood that your student will experience success.
For more information, please contact Allison Fox, Student Success teacher, at (905)477-8503, ext. 1008.
The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities.
Please be reminded that the process for reporting Community Involvement at BCSS is as follows:
- Before beginning the community involvement activity, students complete the “Notification of Planned Community Involvement Activities” form indicating the activity in which they plan to be involved. This form is to be signed by the student and the parent/guardian if the student is under the age of 18 and then handed into the Guidance department. The back of this form lists types of activities which are eligible/ineligible. Upon return of the form from the Guidance department, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that the form is kept in a safe place.
- Once the activity has been completed, the “Completion of Community Involvement Activities” form must be signed by the community sponsor, the student and a parent/guardian if the student is under 18 years of age. Students are required to submit the form annually to the Guidance department. Submit the previously filled out “Notification of Planned Community Involvement Activity” form at the same time. These forms are kept in the student’s OSR.
- Please refer to the Board Website at www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca under “Guidance Servies” for more information about Community Involvement. Please be reminded that i)activities would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace or ii) activities that take place during the time allotted for instruction on a school day are inelligible.