Contribute to Strategic Planning at YRDSB – Upcoming Town Halls

York Region District School Board is revisioning its Multi-Year Plan (MYP) and Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-being. The Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction of public education in York Region public schools. The MYP incorporates the direction established by the Trustees with feedback received from all stakeholders, and will inform decision making at the Board in the years to come. Town halls will be taking place across the region and feedback collected from families and community members will inform the creation of a new MYP. Your voice is important and your input and feedback will help York Region District School Board support student achievement and well-being. There will also be other opportunities, including a survey available in April, to share your thoughts if you are unable to attend a town hall.

Save the Date!


Monday, April 16, 20187 – 9 p.m. Keswick High School100 Biscayne Blvd., Keswick
Wednesday, April 18, 20186 – 9 p.m. Markville Secondary School1000 Carlton Rd., Markham
Sunday, April 22, 20182 – 4 p.m. Sir William Mulock Secondary School705 Columbus Way, Newmarket
Wednesday, April 25, 20186:30 – 8:30 p.m. Maple High School50 Springside Rd., Maple
Saturday, April 28, 201810 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bayview Secondary School10077 Bayview Ave., Richmond Hill

Summer Institute Something to Think About

Looking for summer learning and fun activities for students entering Senior Kindergarten to Grade 8? Summer Institute offers academic, recreational and athletic programs and activities with intentional links to the Ontario Curriculum.

The program runs for six weeks during July and August. It is offered at 11 school sites around York Region.

For more information on dates, programs and locations, please visit the Summer Institute page on

Registration opens March 7.  Families can now register online, as well as in person or by mail.

Tuesday Parking Dilemma

Henderson Ave is hosting the intermediate boys basketball area tournament. We are expecting coaches and parent audience from 6 schools.  Parking will be at a premium so we are only allowing coaches and Henderson Ave staff to park in the lot. There will be no parking for parents who wish to walk their children into school. We encourage families to walk to school to avoid any frustration that may occur with the high volume of traffic. The end of the day should be more status quo.

Report Cards Home Today

Report cards for term 1 (Sept 5 – Jan 31) have been sent home today. Please take the time with your child to review not only the grades/marks, but the comments as well. Celebrate their successes and talk about the goals that they are setting to address areas of need and their next steps.

Monday is Family Day….enjoy!

Winter Walk To School a SUCCESS!!

It was another wonderful snowy winter day in Canada, perfect for a healthy walk. We had close to 200 walkers (student and family)! We will be sending in our numbers to Canada Walks. Thank you to the team of staff that supported the walk. We had a busy kiss and ride due to bus cancellations and everything went smoothly and orderly. Thank you to our parents who patiently waited to pull up to the drop off location and kept on eye out for the safety of our walking families crossing roadways.

Poster 1

Absences Notification

If you know that your child(ren) will be absent for an extended period of time, please ensure that you either notify the school through an email; phone 905-889-3132  or note directed to the office. We greatly appreciate your support.