Student Services

Welcome to Student Services.  We are here to help students acquire some of the knowledge and skills necessary for their academic, interpersonal, and career development.  Our counsellors provide: 

  • Individual and/or small group counselling;
  • Year-round group counselling programs;
  • In-class presentations;
  • Student services assemblies;
  • Orientation sessions;
  • Parent information evenings;
  • Conferences and workshops; and
  • A variety of post-secondary planning resources.

Students are always welcome to visit Student Services for academic or personal support. To keep informed, add us on twitter (@LaurierGuidance) for up-to-date information and announcements. You can also download our August 2015 newsletter to parents by clicking here.

Staff

Counsellors:
Ms. Lyne (A-F)
Ms. Hooper (H-O)
Dr. Rawlins, Department Leader (P-Z)
Ms. Belozorovich (IB - Junior)

Office Assistant:
Ms. Koval's'kyj

School Social Worker:
Lois Fairfax

Student Services Contact Information:
416-396-6820 ext. 20040

Purpose

The purpose of the TDSB Guidance Program and Services is to:

    • Promote success for all learners;
    • Foster and support the emotional, social and academic well-being of students;
    • Promote all pathways and honour all destinations;
    • Help students make connections with self and other, in school, within the TDSB, and in the broader community.

Please visit the TDSB Guidance and Career Education website for more detailed and up-to-date information about our programs.

Course Selection

Laurier CI holds workshops for Grades 9 to 12 students regarding their course selection for next year.  To see the presentations, please click on the grade appropriate presentation:

For a list of available courses at Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, click here. Students who are interested in making a timetable change must fill out a Course Change Form.  To download a copy of the Course Change Form, click here.  (Please remember to print on blue paper)

Night School and Summer School

Toronto District School Board Continuing Education programs offer a blend of traditional subjects and innovative courses in locations across the city. Laurier CI students can register for Night School or Summer School by picking up the registration packages in Student Services.

For more information about Continuing Education programs, click here.

Post-Secondary Planning

Student Services has hosted a series of workshops to help students plan for university and college.  Please click any of the following presentations to review the information:

Events

Each year Student Services hosts a number of events to help students.  These events include:

    • Post-secondary Pathway Fair (University, College, Apprenticeships) – September 30, 2015
    • GTA University Campus Tours – October 20, 2015
    • GTA College Campus Tours –November 12, 2015
    • Post-Secondary Information Night for Parents - October 27, 2015
    • Grade 8 Night – November 19, 2015
    • Course Selection - February, 2016
    • myBlueprint Workshops
    • Post-secondary Planning Workshops

TDSB Student Support Services:

Students can also be referred to one of our many TDSB professional support services, which are comprised of:

      • Psychological Services
      • Social Work & Attendance Services
      • Speech-Language Pathology Services
      • Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy Services
      • Child and Youth Services

Important Dates

The university and college application process has many important dates.  The Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) and the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) have some key dates that you should know:

OCAS OUAC

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Grades Transmissions:

  • November 20, 2015
  • February 9, 2016
  • April 26, 2016
  • July 5, 2016
  • August 17, 2016
 

Application Deadline: January 13, 2016

University Acceptance: May 27, 2016

Grades Transmissions:

  • November 3, 2015
  • February 8, 2016
  • April 25, 2016
  • July 4, 2016
  • August 26, 2016

Please note that the Full Disclosure Dates for this year are:

    • November 24, 2015 - Semester 1
    • May 4, 2016 - Semester 2

Important Links

For your convenience, here is a list of websites that are important to post-secondary choices.

The Ontario Universities' Aplication Centre (OUAC)
eInfo.
Ontario College Application Service (OCAS)
Ontario Colleges
myBlueprint
ON Transfer
College Board / SAT
United Kingdon College Application Service (UCAS)
Jobs People Do.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Apprenticeship Trades
Careers in Trades
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
Loans and Grants
Scholarships
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

 

Ontario Student Transcript – Full Disclosure

Senior students have up to five days following the first Provincial report card to drop a course without having the attempt appear on their OST. The course and mark will appear on the report card if the course is not dropped before the report, but will not be carried over to the OST. Courses dropped any time following the five days after the report date will be entered on the OST with a "W" in the credit column, indicating "withdrawn without credit earned". The mark that the student was earning at the time of the drop – passing or failing – will be entered on the OST.

Full disclosure begins five days after the first report card is issued each semester.

Reporting Student Progress

Interim Reports:  Reports are sent home early each semester indicating the student’s adjustment to the new subjects. Early diagnosis of a concern enhances the chance of a student’s success.

Report Cards: Individual results are issued to each student twice a semester indicating the mark achieved

Parents' Night: Frequent communication between home and school is helpful to a student’s success. There will be a formal Parents’ Night each semester.

    • Semester 1 - October 22, 2015
    • Semester 2 - March 31, 2016