Archive | October, 2018

In Support of Holland Bloorview…

4 Oct


“Every Student Counts” Student Survey

3 Oct

Student voice is important to us. From November 12 to 30, 2018, the York Region District School Board will invite all students to participate in the Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS).

The purpose of this census survey is to better understand YRDSB’s diverse student population as well as students’ experiences in school and outside of school. The survey results will be used to help improve our schools and to:

  • Identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success;

  • Create more equitable and inclusive school environments; and,

  • Improve student achievement and well-being.

All students will be given the opportunity to participate. Accessibility options will be available for any student who needs assistance completing the survey.

  • For students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, the survey will be sent home to be completed with a parent/guardian.

  • Students in Grades 7-12 will be invited to complete the census at their school.

The Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS) is confidential. To ensure confidentiality, no directly identifying information (such as student name) will be on the survey. As one of the main purposes of the survey is to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success, all surveys will include a unique code that will be used to link the survey data with student achievement data.  Survey results will only be reported in aggregate form (grouped data only) and no individual students will be identified. A summary of the results will be available at schools and on this webpage in Spring 2019.

CCI Research has been contracted to work with the Board to conduct the survey and to ensure data privacy, security and adherence to all relevant legislation. If you are a parent/guardian of a child(ren) in Grades 7-12 and do not want them to participate in the survey, you can withdraw your child from participating by contacting CCI Research at 1-866-450-4907 no later than October 9, 2018.

ESCS Survey– Letter to Families – September 2018

Additional Information:

Be In the Know at Brownridge…

1 Oct

Here’s what you need to know…

  1. Just a reminder that our first School Council meeting is tonight at 6:30 in the library. 
  2. School Cash Online closes for the ordering of hot lunches on Wednesday, October 3rd at midnight. (Please note, no orders can be placed after this date for this session of hot lunches)
  3. Picture Day is Thursday, October 4th. 
  4. igniteFAIR –  Do you have a child in grade 8? Then this is for you! Click on the link to learn more. The volunteers at Pledges for Change, a youth-run non-profit sponsoring igniteFAIR, will bring together over 35 participating charitable and volunteer organizations to the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 1:00-5:00 PM.  Students from across the Greater Toronto Area are invited to come in search of volunteer opportunities.  Admission is free and this event is sponsored by the Town of Richmond Hill.  If you have any questions please contact: Hayley Zhong, igniteFAIR Co-Chair ( a great day!
    The Brownridge Team