November 24, 2020

Dear Yorkdale students and community,

I want to provide you with information about a case of COVID-19 that has been identified in an EdVance student at Yorkdale SS. We continue to work closely with Toronto Public Health (TPH) on this case, which last saw the student in the school on Tuesday November 17, 2020. This student was wearing a mask and only one teacher and four other students were in the classroom with this student. All affected parties have been notified. This student will not return to the school until cleared by TPH to do so.

As per our procedures, staff and students are required to wear masks while at school and practice physical distancing, as well as proper hand hygiene – hand washing, sanitizer, etc. While enhanced cleaning is conducted every day, we have made sure to conduct an enhanced cleaning in all affected areas of our school. TPH is monitoring the situation and, as always, will let us know if further precautions, actions or communications are required.

The health, safety, and well-being of staff and students is our top priority. Should you have any questions, please contact the school, visit the TDSB website or visit the TPH website for general information. For general questions, please call the TPH COVID-19 Hotline at 416-338-7600, Monday-Sunday 8:30am-8:00pm, to speak with an agent. If you need immediate assistance, please call Telehealth Ontario 24 hours a day at 1-866-797-0000.

Sincerely,
Eric Dallin, Principal
Yorkdale SS & ALC

Yorkdale Secondary School

Our EdVance Program is a specialized quadmestered high school for students between 18 to 20 years of age.  We welcome students who are new to Canada, as well as students who are in need of a fresh start, or looking to upgrade for post-secondary goals.  EdVance is an intensive and highly personal full-time program.  Students in our EdVance Program are committed and serious about learning.  Our specialized teachers and support staff help our students build self-confidence as they develop their academic skills, and we strive to meet all of our students’ needs, academically, socially, and emotionally.  If a student’s goal is to graduate and enter the workforce, or pursue college or university opportunities, our EdVance Programs helps them reach their goals.  We offer a wide range of subjects that balance a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. In addition, Co-operative Education placements provide real-world tests of a student’s abilities and maturity.

Yorkdale Secondary School students have a great opportunity to earn credits fast, and at the same time, can take advantage of PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) to earn credits for knowledge and skills acquired outside of the classroom.  Our students enjoy a free nutrition break every lunch, small class sizes, dedicated and caring teachers, plus guidance counselors, social worker, spec.ed coordinator, and child/youth counselor to provide ongoing support.

Enrolment is limited!!!

Important links:

Ministry of Education’s Learning at Home
https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home

Student Learning Resources
https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Health-Active-Living/Coronavirus/Learning-Resources

Toronto District School Board
https://www.tdsb.on.ca

Mental Health and Well-Being Resources
https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Mental-Health-Well-being/Resources-During-Covid-19