Black Student Summer Leadership Program

The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement will be hosting an information session for self-identifying Black students who might be interested in the Black Student Summer Leadership Program (BSSLP).  This program is led by TDSB’s Graduation Coach for Black Students program.

The BSSLP provides experiential learning opportunities for self-identifying Black students through collaborations with post-secondary institutions, community educators and corporate partners.  Students are mentored and are matched with community organizations who provide students with meaningful learning opportunities which support students’ pursuit of various academic and career pathways.

The 2022 BSSLP engages Black students for seven weeks (July 4, 2022 – August 19, 2022) to enhance their leadership, build transferable skills through a paid experience.  Last summer we had over 85 students engaging in this opportunity in collaboration with Continuing Education -Focus on Youth Toronto and TDSB Research Department.

The information session will be on Tuesday February 22, 2022 from 5-6 pm.  Registration information can be found on the flyer below.

After School Literacy

To help NACI students prepare for the OSSLT, attend the After School Literacy program every Tuesday and Thursday in the Library from 3:00-4:00PM.

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Sampson in the library!

Café Break

Come join the S4W members in our virtual café, where you can unwindrelaxconnect with other students, and discuss mental health and well-being tips. This is a virtual event for all TDSB students in grade 9-12; it will be taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 16th, 2022 from 5pm to 6pm!

Check out the flyer below for more information and for the Zoom link!

StAR Program 2022

The Student Advancement Research (StAR) Program is currently accepting applications. This PAID program provides Black, Filipino, and Indigenous (First Nations [status or non-status], Inuk, Métis peoples) high school students with a first-hand perspective of the research currently underway at SickKids over 6 weeks in the summer. The StAR Program will be held from July 4 – August 12 for 5 days/week and 7 hours/day.

Applications must be emailed to: kidsscience@sickkids.ca before 11:59 pm on February 27, 2022.

For more information, please see the attached document.

Join the Student Equity Collective!

Racism and hate have no place in our school communities. That is why the TDSB is looking to you and to hear your voices (loudly!) on how to make positive change within the TDSB and beyond. 

The TDSB is launching a Student Equity Collective. It’s a new type of leadership opportunity here in the Board and we are excited about its potential to make positive change and address racism, hate and discrimination in the TDSB.

This is an opportunity to not only sit at the table, but to design what the table looks like, drive the conversation, and bring ideas, solutions and recommendations forward that address what you want to address.

We’re looking to hear from a variety of diverse voices and identities from all across our system.

Click here to Apply Now!

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, February 11, 2022 at 4 p.m. 

If you have any questions, please send an email to studentequitycollective@tdsb.on.ca. For more information, visit the TDSB Student Equity Collective page!

Semester 2: Thursday February 3

Welcome back!

Please watch this short Welcome Back Video to help you get ready for semester 2.

  1. Remember to do your NOW app self-health screening before coming to school. If you are sick, please stay home. Please have a parent/guardian call the office if you will be absent. 416-394-7550.
  1. Grade 12 students who have a first period spare should stay home for period 1. Students who have a last period spare should go home at the end of period 3. If you have a spare period 2 or period 3, students are asked to work in the cafeteria.
  1. Lockers will be assigned by your period 1 teacher. Teachers will provide directions in the first couple of days. Students must use a combination lock (no key locks). The office sells Dudley locks for $8.
  1. Now that classes are 75 minutes long, there are no more outdoor mask breaks.
  1. The number of students in the washrooms at one time is limited. Students are responsible for keeping the washrooms tidy and functional.
  1. You have 5 minutes to travel to your next class. Once the bell rings you are late.
  1. When going to your next class, please walk on the right-hand side of the hallways.  If you need to cross the hallway, please do so quickly and then stay to the right.
  1. During lunchtime, students are encouraged to go outside when the weather is nice.  If eating in the school, please find a spot to eat, in the cafeteria or halls. Do not walk and eat.  Please try to eat quickly so that masks can be put back on as quickly as possible.  
  1.  Food is not permitted in classrooms.  Students are asked to finish their lunch during the 45 minute lunch period.  Microwaves are available in the cafeteria if students want to heat up their lunch.
  1. At the end of the day, students are asked to exit quickly and go home safely.  

Here is the schedule for Thursday & Friday. Both Thursday & Friday are Day 1 this week.

Period 1
*doors open at 8:30 for screening
9:00 – 10:15 AM
Period 2 10:20 – 11:35 AM
LUNCH11:35 – 12:20 PM
Period 312:20 – 1:35 PM
Period 41:40 – 2:55 PM

Semester 2 Schedule

The TDSB has announced that all secondary schools will return to a regular timetable of a four-period day effective the first day of Semester 2 on February 3, 2022. In Semester 2, the school day will continue to begin at the current time of 9:00 a.m. and will end at 2:55 p.m. Please see the schedule below.

Community Letter – Jan. 27

NACI students and families, please review the community letter attached. In this letter, you will find information regarding the end of Semester 1, Credit Rescue days, and the transition to Semester 2. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday February 3 for the start of Semester 2!

Credit Rescue – Jan. 28, 31 and Feb. 1

We are nearing the end of Semester 1 and Credit Rescue has begun. There will be three days for Credit Rescue – January 28, 31, and February 1. Students who are at risk of not earning the credit will be invited to Credit Rescue by their teacher. All students are expected to check in with their teachers for attendance each day.

For more information, please review the document below.

Katka Kasadara Education Expo

In honour of Tamil Heritage Month, the NACI community is invited to join the virtual conferences at the Katka Kasadara 2022 Education Expo on Saturday January 29 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The online conference is dedicated to empowering the Tamil community with information about navigating the education system and being able to support their child in their education. Students and parents will have the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops throughout the conference.

For more information, please review this package. For a list of panels and workshops, please click here !