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Deadlines and credit rescue

The end of the quadmester is fast approaching! Here’s what you need to know:

We will be replacing the afternoon online learning sessions with in-school credit rescue, beginning Thursday, Nov. 12. If you are at risk of failing a course, you can come in by appointment and we’ll help you get caught up.

On the following dates, there will be no online classes or attendance taken: November 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, and 19. In-school classes will continue as usual until Nov. 17th (the official last day of Quad 1). Report cards will be sent home Nov. 26th.

To book a time for credit rescue, email your teacher.

If you’re struggling, don’t wait for the last minute. We’re here to help!

Monday (D1)Tuesday (D2)Wednesday (D3)Thursday (D4)Friday (D5)
Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 11Nov. 12 PM In-School Credit Rescue by appointment
No Web Attendance
Nov. 13In-School Credit Rescue by appointmentNo Web Attendance
Nov.16 PM In-School Credit Rescue by appointment
No Web Attendance
Nov.17Last Day of Quad 1PM In-School Credit Rescue by appointment
No Web Attendance
Nov.18 Credit Rescue Day In-School Credit Rescue by appointmentNo Web AttendanceNov.19 In-School Credit Rescue by appointment /marking/course planningNo Web Attendance Nov 20thPA Day
Course planning/Mark entry
No Web Attendance -Quad 1 Final Marks due by 12 pm. Enter marks by web achievement-Admin to release marks verification by 3 pm
Nov 23rdFirst Day of Quad 2
Quad 1 Final Marks Corrections Due by 9 a.m.
Nov 24thNov 25thNov 26th
Report Cards sent to Students/Parents
Nov 27th

Quad 2 registration

Quad 2 Online Registration is now open! We’re accepting new students, so if you know you want to join us, sign up today!

Not sure what we’re about? Come to our virtual open house on Thursday, Nov. 12. We’re offering two sessions: 5-5:30 pm and 6-6:30 pm. We’ll be holding it over Zoom. The meeting ID is 368 003 4191, passcode 835396.

This Wednesday: Virtual author visit with Catherynne M. Valente

Award-winning author Catherynne M. Valente will be visiting SOLE—virtually, of course—on Oct. 7th during the 2:15-3:30 online class. All SOLE students and staff are invited! Just log into your regular Google Classroom for the link to the talk. You won’t want to miss it!

Catherynne M. Valente is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of forty books of fantasy and science fiction. She lives on a small island off the coast of Maine with her partner, one medium-sized dog, one very enormous cat, a baby son slightly less enormous than the cat (for now), a red accordion, an uncompleted master’s degree, a roomful of yarn, a spinning wheel with ulterior motives, a cupboard of jam and pickles, a bookshelf full of folktales, an industrial torch, an Oxford English Dictionary, and a DSL connection.

Orange Shirt Day

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day, which recognizes the victims and survivors of the residential school system, and the legacy of racism, colonialism, and genocide against the Indigenous peoples of the land that we currently call Canada. You can read more about the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, a survivor of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981) and the inspiration behind Orange Shirt Day, here.

We encourage everyone to wear an orange shirt on September 30th to mourn the victims, fight for justice for the survivors, and to reaffirm that every child matters.

Fantastic Fridays

Please join us for the first official Fantastic Friday tomorrow.

To be marked present:

  1. Make sure your Out of School Component is completed. Ask your teacher if you’re not sure what it is!
  2. At 11 am, log into Google Meet with your TDSB student account and look for the meeting called solefriday.

See you there!

Deadline to change courses

These are coming up soon! The last days to change courses are:

Grade 12 courses:  Friday, September 25. 
Grade 10/11 courses:  Thursday, October 1.

Please make an appointment with Berardo through Google Classroom if you need to swap!

School re-opening

As you probably know, there’s been a lot of confusion and delays with school re-openings. While we make sure that everything is in place to keep you as safe as possible, here’s what we can tell you so far!

This Thursday, Sept. 17th, will be the first day of school. It will be an orientation day for you to pick up your timetable, get familiar with the new safety and screening protocols, meet your teachers and classmates, and answer any questions that you have. Please meet us at 10:30 am outside the front of the school. Dress for the weather, wear your mask, and be prepared to be here for a couple of hours.

Regular classes will start on Monday, Sept. 21. When you pick up your timetable, you’ll be assigned your cohort and you’ll know whether you’re in school that day or whether you’ll be starting online. On school days, please arrive at the school between 8:40 am and 8:55 am so that you can be in class by 9 am.

Please take the time before Thursday to check your TDSB email account (firstname.lastname@student.tdsb.on.ca). Make sure you know your password. If you’ve forgotten it, click here to reset it. If you have trouble signing into your account, let us know on Thursday so that we can help you get set up before your first class.

Here’s how SOLE’s schedule will work. It’s similar to the model used by the rest of the TDSB, but it’s a little bit easier to understand and offers you more flexibility. We’re here to answer any questions you might have:

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

SOLE Alternative: We’re still different!

This year, we’re doing our best to provide more flexibility and personalization for students, while still keeping everyone as safe and physically distanced as possible.

We’re offering:

• An easy-to-follow schedule from Monday to Thursday
• Fantastic Fridays featuring Wellness Workshops and Alternative Learning opportunities
• Smaller class sizes
• Late start (9 am)
• Grab & go snack program

To apply, check out our Admissions page and choose an appointment for in-person registration by clicking the button below:

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