News and Announcements

March 31: Parent/Guardian Teacher Interviews

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:

Teacher Interview Links


International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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.


Jan 28-Feb 8: Grad Photo Day!

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:

GradPhotoDay Flyer 2022

Jan 18th: TDSB Schools Closed

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.



Colleen Russell-Rawlins

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

Jan 17th: TDSB Snow Day Alert:

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.

TDSB Update

We look forward to greeting the Mackenzie community in-person on the 18th!

Return to Remote Learning Schedule

Hello Mackenzie Community. As communicated centrally, remote learning will commence on Wednesday January 5 at 9:00 am. All students are expected to sign into their virtual platform for attendance at 9:00 am for your morning classes and 12:15 pm for your afternoon classes on a regular start day. Please visit the following link for more information:

Return to Remote Learning 2022


Secondary Switch Form

A message from TDSB:

To: All Parents/Caregivers of Secondary students

As you know, all TDSB students selected either in-person or virtual learning for the
2021-22 school year. At the time of selection, we communicated that there would be
one opportunity to switch between in-person and virtual learning in February 2022.
In order to plan ahead for students to switch between in-person and virtual learning
for Semester 2 in February 2022, parents/caregivers and students requesting a
change must complete a Switch Form between November 29 and December 6,
2021. Students who do not wish to make a change do not need to complete a form.
If you are considering a switch, please speak with your child before submitting a
Switch Form. We expect that parents/guardians with shared decision-making
responsibilities will come to an agreement before completing the form.
We recognize that we are asking for this decision well in advance of February and
thank you for your understanding, as this process takes time to complete. While we
cannot guarantee that all switch requests will be met, it is our goal to accommodate
as many as possible based on available programs and space (e.g. French Immersion,
Extended French, Specialized Programs, Alternative Schools, other limited circumstances). Students who switch learning models will begin attending Semester 2 classes on February 3, 2022.
For more information, please visit: