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"The students and staff of Sir Robert Borden High School are a community of learners dedicated to creating an environment in which learning and growing for both staff and students is highly valued."
Spring has finally arrived at SRB!
As you are aware there are labour negotiations that may affect Secondary School teachers. To date, there has been no impact on curriculum delivery or extracurricular activities. Regular secondary school operations are expected to continue as usual until we receive notice otherwise. Please check the Board website at www.ocdsb.ca for daily updates regarding the labour situation.
In March, approximately 200 students wrote the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The test is a graduation requirement and the results will arrive at school in mid June and the Individual Student Reports will be mailed home with the final report cards. Students who were not successful will be contacted by their guidance counsellor to discuss how to meet the literacy requirement. At the same time, all Grade 9 students wrote a practice Literacy test to familiarize themselves with the expectations on the test.
With this report card, we now look forward to the final term in second semester. Some students have already received acceptances at universities and colleges and they may think they can coast to the end of the school year. However, this is a time for students to renew their focus on academic goals in order to ensure success. These final months require a concentrated effort especially during the final summative and exam period. An examination schedule is included with this report card.
I would like to remind parents and provide clarification related to secondary school graduation celebrations. At SRB, we are honoured to host two separate celebrations for our graduates: the Graduation Breakfast & Rehearsal on Wednesday May 27, 2015 and Commencement on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00AM. Prom is the dinner dance and “after party” organized by a student committee who determines the location and the cost. Currently, the dinner/dance is at the Museum of History will cost $130 and the after party (still to be determined) will cost $65. Should your student choose to attend both events, the cost is $175. These events are not sanctioned by Sir Robert Borden High School. SRB does not participate in any fundraising or advertising, nor do we assume any responsibility or liability for this event. Staff does not assume a supervisory role nor attend any part of the Prom event. We want to make our position very clear so that you are informed and may have appropriate discussions with your child.
Our School Board and School Council have been advocating for a Prom event that is sanctioned by the school. Next year, some of the changes will include a graduation committee made up of elected students and volunteer parents, a May date for the “alcohol-free” celebration at a venue in Ontario, and an event which follows Board policies and procedures. More information is available at School Council meetings.
Congratulations to all students who continue to be involved in the life at SRB and contribute to such a positive environment. In typical SRB style, our staff continues to nurture students’ talents and you, as parents, continue to give us your full support. Sincere thanks to students, staff and parents for “all you do”.
Proud Principal @ SRB