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    Urgent! Student Health Agreement (by Sept. 14)

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our students in September. Thank you for your patience as we plan for your child's safe return to learning. In order to support the health and well-being of our Thames Valley community members, we are requiring all parents and guardians with children attending one of our schools in-person this September to complete a Student Health Agreement by Monday, September 14. This agreement outlines important steps that need to be taken by all of our families in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The Agreement is now posted on the Parent Portal (www.tvdsb.ca/parentportal).

    One important component outlined in the agreement involves committing to monitoring your children’s health each day before riding school transportation or arriving at school. If parents and guardians answer “yes” to any of the screening questions, they must not send their child on school transportation or to school and must contact their family health care provider and/or their local health unit for further instructions. 


    About Quadmesters

    In order to minimize contacts in a day, Montcalm classes are divided into quadmesters this year. Instead of taking 4 classes each day for a semester (September - January and February - June), students will work on one class per day. Students will have two classes for the first half of each semester with longer class times and two different classes for the second half of each semester.  They take these classes on alternating weeks (e.g. Period 1 first week and Period 2 second week).


    Quad 1 Classes: September 14 - November 11 (Period 1 & 2 classes on alternating weeks)

    Quad 1 Final Exams: November 12 & 13

    Turn around day: November 16 - no classes

    Quad 2 Classes: November 17 - February 2 (Periods 3 & 4 classes on alternating weeks)

    Quad 2 Final Exams: February 1 & 2

    Turn around day: February 3 - no classes


    About Cohorts

    To minimize contacts, students returning to in person classes will be assigned to Cohort A or Cohort B. One cohort, approximately half the class, will attend on some days and the other cohort will be in class on the other days. Students will have one class per day, lunch, and study hall. This calendar shows cohort days with letters and semester 1 periods with numbers.   

    On days students are not in school they will have assignments and lessons that can be found on their Google Classroom or Brightspace class. Students in cohort B will have online learning the first three school days and are encouraged to check their school gmail for emails or Google classroom/Brightspace invitations from their period 1 and 2 teachers. 


    Student Insurance

    If you are interested in purchasing optional insurance coverage for your child, paper copies will not be handed out in homerooms this year. You can find information about insurance as this website:  https://insuremykids.com/ 





    Guidance Google Classroom

    The Guidance Google Classroom will provide guidance, resources, graduation, scholarship, college/university, and general information for ALL of students. Check here for school wide announcements! All students have been invited in Google Classroom and are asked to go there and join. If you have difficulties signing in, ask your teacher for the code. 

    Student Success (SST) Online

    Members of the Student Success Team are here to help you with the transition to online learning. There are eight sessions a week that you can do a virtual drop-in for extra help. See how and when at the SST Website. 

    Resource Online

    Resource teachers are available to help students with IEPs at the Montcalm Resource webpage and Google Classroom. 

    Library Learning Commons Webpage

    Check out the new site for your library and research needs.

    Montcalm News on Twitter

    See what is happening at Montcalm on our main twitter feed, and more about guidance and career news on our guidance twitter feed.



    Guidance Appointments

    If you need to book an appointment with a guidance counsellor, find out about options for gaining credits, explore post-secondary information and much more see the new Montcalm Guidance website. 

    Meal Calendar and Food Banks List:  

    If you need additional sources of food, please refer to the following links. 

    This page provides up to date changes in meal services in London. Other resources including updating calendars are also on this page.

    Quad 1 School Schedule


    First Lesson Block (includes 10 min. break)




    Second Lesson Block (includes 10 min. break)

    1:20-2:20 Study Hall
    2:20 End of School Day