News and Announcements
With just over one week to go before the start of the school year, we want to provide you further information regarding school procedures and protocols that will assist in a smooth opening for the 2022-2023 school year. Please read the following communication to learn more.
We look forward to greeting you on September 7th!
We look forward to welcoming the Mackenzie community back to school on Wednesday September 7th!
On Tuesday August 30th, students entering into grades 10, 11 and 12 can visit Mackenzie to pick up a physical copy of their timetables. Please visit the below link for pickup times and alternative dates.
Grade 9 Students:
On Thursday September 1st from 10-12:00pm Mackenzie will be welcoming our new grade 9 students. Grade 9 Students will participate in a varity of activities, including a welcoming ceremony, school tour, receiving their timetables and locating their classroooms. Please visit the below link for more information.
Timetable Pickup Dates & Grade 9 Orientation Information:
WLMAC Timetable Pick-Up – 2022_2023
Please see the following link, WLMAC End of Year Schedule 2022, outlining the important dates and procedures for the remainder of the school year. Should you have any questions please contact the main office. If you need to speak to an administrator, you will be forwarded to Mr. Morris or myself as Ms. D’Addio is on leave for the remainder of the school year. We will try to answer your questions in a timely manner. Grade 12 students and families will receive an additional communication shortly regarding grad breakfast, grad caps, gowns and tickets for guests. Please review that communication carefully.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Take care, stay safe and healthy!
Mr. K. Johnson
The schedule for the day will be altered to allow for meetings to take place.
Schedule for Thursday March 31st (PGTI Day)
Period 1: 9:00-9:45am
Period 2: 9:50-10:30 am
Period 3: 10:35-11:15 am
Period 4: 11:20-12:00 pm
Interviews: 1-3:30pm; 6-8:30pm by appointment
For interview links, please see the link below:
March 22nd will be your last chance to receive a Graduation Photo. All bookings must be reserved online. Please visit the following link for more information: GradPhoto Retake Information
Today, we recognize International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust as we remember the millions of Jews, and many others, who were murdered during the Second World War. This important commemoration highlights the importance of genocide education if we are to equip ourselves to build inclusive communities were all are welcomed.
Grad Photo Day will take place from Friday January 28th to Tuesday February 8th. All Photo Sessions will take place in the cafeteria. Virtual students will have the opportunity to book sessions during the same block of dates with time slots beginning after 3:15pm.
Graduates are encouraged to book their session as soon as possible. For more information please visit the following link:
A Message from TDSB:
Good Evening Parents/Guardians and Students,
Thank you for your patience today amid a blizzard that dropped more than 40 cms of snow in some parts of the Greater Toronto Area. I recognize that last night’s last minute change of plans was difficult for many families given the many last minute transitions you’ve endured throughout the pandemic.
This evening, the City of Toronto has declared a major snow storm condition in Toronto in response to the significant snow and is encouraging residents to stay home after this snowfall to allow roads and sidewalks to be cleared properly.
At the TDSB, we are also faced with a number of concerns:
- Students may not be able to walk to school safely given the road conditions and snow drifts in some neighborhoods.
- School bus operators say many buses will likely be delayed, experience issues, and in some cases cancellations.
- While plowing on and around school grounds is underway, it will likely not be complete prior to the start of the school day and schools may or may not be accessible.
- We know that staff, who live across the GTA, may not be able to make it into school, which would require mixing of classes and cohorts which TPH has asked that we avoid doing except in emergencies as part of the ongoing COVID-19 safety measures.
- There are 36 TDSB schools that must first have the heavy snow removed from their roofs prior to occupancy, something that could not be done today due to weather and road conditions. Please note that any child care centres located in those schools (listed below) will be closed tomorrow as a result.
With all of this in mind, we have made the decision to close all schools to in-person learning for Tuesday, January 18. Students will not participate in live remote or virtual learning. Where possible, teachers will provide voluntary class work through established online platforms for students who wish to continue their learning. Students may also work on previously-assigned work or spend time reviewing material previously covered.
Please note that child care programs (serving infant, toddler and preschool-aged children) can remain open to families, however families are encouraged to connect directly with the operator to confirm they are open. Before and After-School Programs and Extended Day Programs will be closed. EarlyON programs will be closed to in-person programming, however families can participate in virtual programming.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Director of Education
- Beaumonde Heights JMS
- Briarcrest JS
- Chester ES
- Clinton St. Jr. PS
- Cottingham JPS
- Deer Park J& SPS
- Ellesmere-Statton PS
- Etobicoke CI
- George Vanier SS
- Grenoble PS
- Guildwood JPS
- Humbercrest PS
- Kew Beach JPS
- Malvern CI
- Martingrove CI
- 1Military Trail PS
- Milne Valley MS
- Park Lane PS
- Perth Avenue JPS
- Rene Gordon Health and Wellness Academy
- Scarlett Heights Enterprise Academy
- Shirley Street JPS
- Three Valleys PS
- Wandering Spirit School
- Warden Ave /Taylor Creek PS
- Western Tech CS
- Westmount JS
- Wexford CS for the Arts
- Woburn CI
- Woodbine MS
- Brookview MS
- Emery MS
- George S Henry Academy
- Northview Heights SS
- Parkdale CI
- Westview Centennial SS
Good Morning Mackenzie Family,
Today, Monday January 17 all students registered for in person learning were scheduled to return. With the decision to close schools in the TDSB because of the snowstorm, in person learning will resume tomorrow, Tuesday January 18. All students will continue to learn remotely today as they have been for the last two weeks. Please visit the following link for more information.
We look forward to greeting the Mackenzie community in-person on the 18th!
The Credit Rescue Day that was originally scheduled for Wednesday January 5 has been moved to Wednesday January 12. Due to Covid Protocols, the Credit Rescue Day format will now be virtual (via Zoom or Google Meet). The schedule will remain the same as provided in this link, Credit Rescue Day Schedule – January 12, 2022.