News and Announcements

UPDATE: Grade 9 Student Photos 2020/2021

Due to Toronto Public Health Protocols, Student Photo Day has been postponed to March 16th and 17th.

Grade 9 students and all other students new to Mackenzie will be invited to participate. Students attending in-school classes will have their photos taken during the morning session.  Virtual grade 9 students (Mackenzie Virtual & Mackenzie TDSB Virtual) as well as any virtual student new to Mackenzie will have an opportunity to reserve an afternoon photo session on March 16th or March 17th.

More information will soon follow

Parenting Teens in the Time of Covid

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The William Lyon Mackenzie CI School Council is inviting you to join Barbara Coloroso on an evening packed with solid and timely practical advice on parenting teens.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Register here to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.


Change is about handling tough times and tough issues.  Whether it be a small crisis or a major disaster, a minor  malady or a life changing event, bullying in hallways or terror in the streets, this session looks at how we as parents can use our wit and wisdom to nurture and enrich ourselves and our teens as we navigate through the minor and major chaos in our lives during a pandemic.

About the Speaker:

Barbara Coloroso is an internationally recognized speaker and author in the areas of parenting, teaching, school discipline, non-violent conflict resolution and reconciliatory justice. She is an educational consultant for school districts, the medical and business community, the criminal justice system and other educational associations around the world.

Barbara has served as a classroom teacher, a laboratory school instructor, and a university instructor. She is the author of five international bestsellers:

   Kids Are Worth IT: Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids

     Parenting Through Crisis: Helping Kids in Times of Loss, Grief and Change

     Just Because It Isn’t Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right: Teaching Kids to Think and Act Ethically

    The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander

     Extraordinary Evil: A Brief History of Genocide And Why It Matters


7:00 PM Greetings

  • Carmen Sampaleanu and Nina Phan, School Council Co-Chairs

7:05 PM Presentation

  • Barbara Coloroso

8:00 PM Questions and Answers session

  • Ask your questions directly in our online chat and join the conversation with other parents and caregivers

Register below to receive a Zoom link for this virtual event:

Registration Link

Coping Through COVID: TDSB Webinar

Parents and caregivers are invited to join our TDSB mental health professionals to learn and discuss practical coping strategies to support mental health and well-being through the pandemic. Ask your questions directly to our mental health professionals in our online chat forum.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Access link to Zoom and YouTube to be provided in advance of the web cast on the website.

Quad 3: Student Timetables

TDSB will be e-mailing Quadmester 3 student timetables on Monday February 1st, between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00pm.  Please note that student timetables reflected in Brightspace and the TDSB app may not be accurate. Only follow the e-mailed version of your timetable when determining course enrollment. 

Thank you


Jan 14: Secondary Student Grant

The Ontario government has announced that parents of secondary school students will be able to apply for a one-time $200 payment per child to help offset education costs during the second wave of the pandemic. Premier Doug Ford made the announcement on Tuesday, saying that parents of secondary students can apply for the payment between Jan. 11 to Feb. 8. Secondary school parents who want to apply for the payment will be able to on the government’s Support for Learner’s website starting in January. The payment will be available to parents of students aged 13 through until Grade 12.The government said the money will be deposited directly into parents’ bank accounts approximately two weeks after their application is approved. Click on the following link for more information:

Secondary School Student Grant:


Waterloo Computing Competition 2021

Registration for the Waterloo Computing Competition is now open. Students interested in registering are asked to e-mail Mr. Guglielmi at by January 6, 2021. This year’s competition will take place virtually on February 17, 2021.  We wish all our participants the best of luck!


Diploma & Yearbook Pickup: TDSB Virtual School & 2020 Graduates

All TDSB Virtual School and 2020 Graduates will have another opportunity to pickup your diplomas, certificates and yearbooks on Wednesday December 2 and Thursday December 3 between 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Please remember if students are sending a designate to retrieve items, written consent to release the items and health self-assessment to enter the school are required. Additional details will follow early next week.

Required on-line Heath Assessment: