You might have heard teachers talking about a “moratorium.” What is it? TDSB policy states:
during the moratorium period of four (4) days prior to the scheduled mid-term or semester and final exam days, there shall be no:
assemblies (except in extenuating circumstances, i.e. violent incident, bereavement);
shortened instructional school days;
conferences or meetings that remove teachers from their schools;
projects or assignments for students writing an examination
culminating activities for students writing an examination;
homework, other than outlined below.
Homework that is considered to be part of the systematic review and examination preparation process (such as review quizzes, sample examination questions, or practice tests) and that do not count for marks, may be assigned during the pre-examination moratorium period.
Confused about what that means? We made a flowchart:
We had a spectacular opening gala for our fourth annual SOLE Art Exhibition. Students, staff, friends, family, and community members celebrated the incredible energy and creativity of our students, including photography, screenprinting, sculpture, illustration, and graphic design. Held at the beautiful Fresh Paint Studio, guests enjoyed food, a live DJ set by Nate, and a fabulous atmosphere.
The exhibition continues until Thursday, May 31st.
Rachel’s Film and Video class and guests saw an amazing presentation by filmmaker and photographer May Truong as part of the REEL Asian Film Festival. May shared her incredible life story and short film, The Outsiders, which reimagines the classic YA novel with female Asian characters.
Join us at Fresh Paint Studio (1849 Danforth Ave.) for our fourth annual SOLE Alternative Art Show!
Featuring photography, visual arts, graphic design, and sculpture from SOLE Alternative students. The show opens Thursday, May 24th from 6:30-9:30 with a live DJ and refreshments, and runs until May 31st. Admission is free and all are welcome! For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yesterday, SOLE celebrated our Semester 2 Honour’s Tea, which recognizes students on the Honour Roll (80% or higher average) at midterms and students who have made outstanding contributions to the school community. We’re so proud of all of you, and wish you the best for Term 2!
Yay! What a fantastic Open House! Last night, we showcased our program, facilities, and vibrant school community. Visitors commented on the friendly environment and warm reception. Food, activities and even green screen demonstrations were part of the event.
Thank you so much to all of our student volunteers! We also want to say goodbye to our York Teacher candidates, Miles, Dana, and Dragos, and our Community Worker-In-Training, Sam, who made such a positive impact on SOLE. They are always welcome here!