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Summer and Preparing for the New School Year

 

While students and faculty are in the early stages of enjoying their summer vacation, the campus continues to be a very active place as summer is a busy time on campus with more than 5,700 campers and summer program participants involved in a variety of activities. Summer is also a very busy construction period at the school. In addition to continued major work on the new A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life, a number of other upgrades and enhancements are being undertaken.

 

With a full summer ahead, it's hard to believe that September, and the start of school, is just a couple of months away. For those parents who are new to the Appleby College community, welcome to the summer edition of Appleby This Week (ATW). ATW is the school's main mode of correspondence with parents and host families and is the best way for you to stay informed about life at Appleby and upcoming events.

 

The summer edition of ATW is one of our most important as it contains information regarding orientation for both day and boarding students, details about the New Parent and Host Family Orientation, as well as information on Appleby's school uniform, summer English course reading, and documentation deadlines. New students and parents are encouraged to take a moment to view a special video message included in this issue from Michael Moores, coordinator, orientation program and director, Senior School on what your child can look forward to as a new Appleby student.

 

Please take a few minutes to review this edition. You can also expect to receive a similar follow-up issue in mid-August to remind you of the various upcoming events and activities. The first issue of ATW for the 2018-2019 school year will be distributed on Monday, September 3.

 

Have a wonderful relaxing summer, and we look forward to seeing you in September.

 

Innes van Nostrand, Principal &
Katrina Samson, Head of School

 
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Current E-mail Addresses

 

Appleby This Week (ATW) is sent to all e-mail addresses the school has on file. If your contact information changes, or if you prefer to have ATW sent to a particular address, please e-mail Bioupdates.

Notices From School Directors

 

Please read the School Directors' notices from Kathleen Kirkpatrick, director of Middle School; Christopher Patterson, director of Upper School; and Michael Moores, director of Senior School.

Appleby Parent "Buddies"


All parents who are new to Appleby are assigned an Appleby parent "buddy" (who is a current Appleby parent) after they have completed the registration process. An excellent source of information, buddies keep in touch regarding important school dates and are there to help parents feel welcomed into the community. Parents new to the school should have been contacted by their new parent buddies by the end of June, or a few weeks after registration. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Jelinek, director, parent relations.

Orientation for New Parents of Long Distance Boarders - Wednesday, September 5

 

All host families and long distance parents new to the school with children entering boarding are invited to an orientation session on Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. This event allows for new parents of long distance boarders to learn more about the residential life experience, guidance program and online resources. Included in the day will be a school tour, lunch at the Principal's Residence, a visit to the College Shop for an opportunity to purchase gym uniforms and supplies, Residential Life information sessions and House tours, as well as optional InSchoolwear appointments.

New Parent Orientation Evening on Thursday, September 6

 

There will be a New Parent Orientation Evening on Thursday, September 6. All local and long distance parents new to the school are invited to attend. The evening will begin in the Schlesinger Dining Hall at 7:00 p.m., where attendees will have an opportunity to meet with their new parent "buddies", hear more about Appleby from the School Directors, and meet their child's advisor. At this time all new parents will be provided with a New Parent Package full of information, dates and contacts. The evening will conclude at 9:00 p.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall with refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions of members of our Senior Leadership Team. Please note that this event is for parents and does not include students.

Bus Routes for 2018-2019


Proposed bus routes/schedules for the 2018-2019 school year will be posted on the Transportation InfoSite by Friday, July 13. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Howard, transportation coordinator at bus@appleby.on.ca.

Parent/Guardian Volunteer Opportunities


Participating in the vibrancy of the Appleby community and meeting other parents/guardians is simple. Consider applying for one or some of the many volunteer opportunities that arise throughout the school year! Whether you can commit to a weekly time slot in the College Shop or a couple of hours to judge a student academic competition, your presence is welcome and encouraged. A description of each event that requires parent support is included in the Volunteer section of the Appleby website or by clicking on the Volunteer button on Parent Central.


Add your name to the list to receive e-mails about upcoming opportunities by clicking on the "Apply Now" button. All volunteers are required to obtain security clearance with Vulnerable Sector Screening. For additional information contact Anne Marie Bianchi, ACPA volunteer coordinator.

 
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Summer Reading List for English Courses


All Appleby students are expected to complete summer reading for their English courses before returning to school in September. Please click here to view the summer reading selections for each English course. These titles are currently available to order through the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE), so be sure to get them soon. Happy reading!

Middle One French Placement Activity


To ensure that Middle One students are enrolled into the appropriate French class, a placement activity will be given in class during the first week of school. No preparation is required and students are encouraged to enjoy the experience of interacting with their French teachers. Please review the letter to parents.

Mathematics Students - Required Resources and Middle School Program


All parents and students are asked to read the Required Resources Notice. Parents of students entering Middle One are also asked to read the Middle School Mathematics Program Notice regarding the unique nature of our mathematics program.

Guidance


During the summer you may forward any guidance-related questions to guidance@appleby.on.ca or by calling 905-845-4681 ext. 150. Appleby's Guidance department will be closed from Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20 and from Monday, August 13 to Monday, August 27.

Student Tablet Rollout

 

Returning students who are not travelling over the summer are required to book a new tablet rollout information session prior to Friday, July 20, during which time they will return their current tablet and receive their new Fujitsu LifeBook T938. To book a session please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Duggan, manager, IT services.

e.School@appleby Enrichment Course

 

Join us for the enrichment course most highly recommended by Appleby faculty! This course is designed to introduce new Appleby students to the online learning platforms used at the school. This includes learning how to use OneNote software to access Class Sites and notebooks, use SharePoint and Outlook to manage e-mails and daily schedules, and an introduction to Microsoft Office 365, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Teams. New this year, the course includes a roll-out session with Appleby's IT department. Visit our website to register and check all the exciting enrichment opportunities available at Appleby this summer. If you have any questions, please contact Rhiannon Davies, assistant director academics, summer programs.

Online Bookstore


The Appleby Online Bookstore is ready to take your orders. A partnership with the Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE) makes it possible for parents and students to have schoolbooks delivered directly to your door. To order books online, visit e.school@appleby's Bookstore and click on the Online Bookstore link. Choose Place Student Order, then 2018-2019 Academic Year Bookstore. Log-in using your existing account information, or set-up an account. Once logged in, register your Appleby students and/or select the student(s) for whom you wish to order. Next you will be given an option to substitute used books if available. The next screen will allow you to choose the grade level and the books you would like to purchase. Once the selections are made, a total cost is calculated. If additional books are required throughout the year, the CSBE will notify students and parents by e-mail. Alternatively, books can be ordered by phone at 905-828-7200 or directly at the CSBE store, located at 3300 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 5, in Mississauga. For further information, contact the CSBE at 905-828-7200.

Uniform Reminder For New Students


Appleby's uniform supplier is InSchoolwear, located at 886 Sinclair Road, Oakville. For September 2018, all Appleby students are required to purchase their blazer and kilt from InSchoolwear. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday evenings until 7:00 p.m. Alternative hours are always available by appointment if you wish, please call the store at 905-338-3030. To prepare for the new year, please review the Standards of School Dress and Appearance.

Physical Education Uniform Policy


All Appleby students participating in physical education are expected to wear Appleby College crested athletic wear to all active-based physical education classes from Middle One to Senior Two. The physical education department has partnered with the Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) to provide students with a wide-range of athletic clothing options. Drop by the College Shop in the McCraney Barn or visit the Online College Shop for all Appleby blue and white athletic attire. Contact Rebecca MacDonald, department head, physical education, at 905-845-4681 ext. 301, with any questions.

College Shop Summer Hours 


The College Shop, located in the McCraney Barn, sells all approved gym wear, team windsuits, school ties, stationery supplies and Appleby logo gift items. During the back-to-school period, it will be open the following dates and times: 


Monday, August 27 to Friday, August 31: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 4 to Friday, September 7: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 8: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


If you are unable to come to the College Shop for your back-to-school shopping, please visit us online. All required athletic clothing and school supplies are available and the Online College Shop now offers shipping for your convenience.

Turnover Shop


Located in the McCraney Barn, the Turnover Shop carries a wide selection of gently used uniform items at discounted prices. They have everything from sport clothing, to pants, vests, blazers and kilts. Visit anytime during regular College Shop hours. Also, if you have any uniform items that no longer fit, the Turnover Shop gladly accepts donations.

Lost and Found


The Lost and Found area is always busy! Please remember to check if an item has been lost on school property and put names in all personal items and clothing. When an item is turned in, an e-mail is sent to the student letting him/her know that the item has been found and where the Lost and Found is located.


As each term ends, a notice is included in Appleby This Week which provides a deadline for claiming lost and found items, after which unclaimed items are donated to local charities.

Pre-Season Athletic Camps


Pre-season athletic camps will be held from Tuesday, September 4 to Thursday, September 6 for Junior and Varsity Girls' Basketball, Varsity Cross Country Running, Varsity Boys' Volleyball, Varsity Field Hockey and Varsity Boys' Soccer. Please note that the practices that are being held for Varsity Boys' Soccer and Varsity Field Hockey are limited to those students who are seriously considering playing at a senior level.

New Student Orientation - Friday, September 7


New Middle School, Upper School, Senior School and new boarding students are required to attend an orientation session on Friday, September 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Uniforms are not required. All new day and boarding students will be in attendance, where they will participate in fun and informative orientations run by faculty and student leaders. A formal invitation will be sent by Admissions in August that will provide you with more information. If your child is unable to attend, please contact Nicole Da Silva, coordinator, admissions. Please note that returning students will meet their Advisors on the first day of school, and should not attend this new student orientation.

OFSAA Transfer Policy Appeal Form


The OFSAA Transfer Policy Appeal form is required for all students who are transferring from a secondary school to Appleby. Students repeating Grade 9 or entering Appleby in Grade 10, 11 or 12 need to complete the form. Any student needing information regarding their athletic eligibility should contact Lou Cafazzo, director of athletics, at 905-845-4681 ext. 185 no later than Friday, September 7.

Co-curricular Exemptions for 2018-2019


Sometimes, under special circumstances, students may ask for an alternative option when participating in mandatory term co-curriculars. Some examples of these requests are: an exemption to pursue a program not offered by the school, an exemption from a sport for medical reasons, or a request for a full-term exemption to pursue high-level programming outside of Appleby. To obtain an exemption, students must complete a request form and e-mail it to Marg Hagey, assistant head of school, co-curricular programs. All exemption requests for the year should be submitted by Friday, September 7. Please note that exemptions are not official until approval is received.

Criminal Reference Checks


Appleby has a vibrant and engaging service learning program with many opportunities to volunteer locally and internationally. If your child is in Upper or Senior School and thinking they would like to participate in a term of service learning, a criminal reference check, or police check, may be required in order for them to be involved. The police department can take 10 to 12 weeks to process the security clearances so it is crucial to, at minimum, start this process in the summer. To obtain a police check, take two pieces of government-issued identification such as a passport, a birth certificate, a driver's license, a health card or a social insurance card and payment to your local police station. To confirm the amount they require, please consult your local police station. On the police check, please indicate that it is required by Appleby so that it can be used at a variety of placements. Security clearances are valid for two years and will be mailed to the student's home address if they reside locally. If the student does not have a local address, you can give your consent to have it mailed to Appleby to the attention of the Service Learning Office. Please submit documents to Bonnie Woolfenden, director, service learning, during the first week of school.

Earning Service Hours This Summer


The summer is a great time to relax or take a credit course, however another option is to get a head start on earning your service hours for the upcoming school year! Volunteer opportunities can be found in the newspaper, on community bulletin boards, by talking to organizations in your area, or on the Volunteer Opportunities page of the Service Learning InfoSite. Remember to provide your advisor with a completed service form or official letter from your placement so they can award you the hours. If you are unsure if something will count towards your service hours, click here for guidelines.

Outdoor Education Fall 2018


Appleby's Outdoor Education program introduces and immerses our students into a total experiential learning environment. Leadership and outdoor education are key components of the experience-based curriculum that enrich our student body, faculty and community. Vital life skills such as self-confidence, understanding relationships, personal growth and a dedicated responsibility toward our local and global communities are developed by using the medium of the out-of-doors. Challenging our students in settings and situations inherent to the program's activities provides the opportunities to practice these skills under the guidance of qualified instructors. Activities include canoe tripping, wilderness living and navigation, leadership training, and environmental awareness. A balance between technical knowledge and direct experiences is introduced in order to strengthen and develop each student's future endeavours.

Middle One
Middle One students will be participating in an Experiential Education trip from Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20. The trip will focus on outdoor and experiential learning at the YMCA Camp Cedar Glen in Bolton, Ontario. Their beautiful 200 acre property is the perfect location for students to be introduced to Appleby's outdoor education program. Some of the highlights of the trip include high ropes courses, archery lessons, campfires and a Aboriginal studies activity. More details will be provided at an information session on Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. in the LEC.

Middle Two
Middle Two Students will be participating in a four-day Experiential Education trip to YMCA Camp Pine Crest with a focus on outdoor skills and grade cohesion. This trip will be running from Tuesday, May 7 to Friday, May 10, 2019. Some highlights of this trip will include participating in unique activities such as high ropes courses, archery, canoe lessons and a one-night overnight camping trip to some of the nearby islands. More details will be provided at an information session in the spring prior to the trip.

Upper One
Upper One trips occur at the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami. Students are scheduled into three six-day blocks where the main component of their trip consists of a three-day, two-night canoe trip to some of Ontario's picturesque lakes. Many of these lakes are only accessible by portaging or float plane. The trips take place from Thursday, September 13 to Tuesday, September 18, Tuesday, September 18 to Sunday, September 23 and Sunday, September 23 to Friday, September 28. More details will be provided directly to Upper One students and parents. A parent information session will be held on Wednesday, September 5 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Willis Hall.

New Senior One and Senior Two Outdoor Education Trip
From Friday, September 28 to Wednesday, October 3 new students in Senior One and Senior Two will be travelling to the S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus on Lake Temagami. While there the students will participate in group building activities and participate in a canoe trip through some of Ontario's most beautiful lakes. This trip will provide a unique opportunity for students to make new friends, and to complete the adventurous journey component of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. An information session for students will be held during their new boarder orientation week.

Are You Taking Recreation and Fitness Leadership (PLF4MN) Next Year?


If you would like an opportunity to start developing your leadership skills early, there are three opportunities available for you to take on a leadership role:
• Middle One Outdoor Ed Trip: September 17-20 (YMCA Camp Cedar Glen)
• New Senior One and Senior Two Outdoor Education Trip: September 28 - Oct 3 (S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus)
• Middle Two Outdoor Ed Trips: May 7-10 (YMCA Camp Pine Crest)

Please contact Doug Stamper, director, outdoor education for further details.

Global Education Information Session


The Global Education department will be holding a general information session on Wednesday, September 26 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This session will cover all areas within the Global Education program at Appleby. We will begin in Willis Hall with an overview of the Global Education program and its objectives. Afterwards, the session will move to various breakout rooms which will each focus on an individual area of the department. The breakout session topics include: The Global Leadership Diploma program and course; Global Experiential Programs in December and March; Round Square Exchanges, Conferences and Service Projects; The Duke of Edinburgh Award and Middle School Experiential Education. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Global Education department and its individual areas, as well as a chance to ask questions.

2018-2019 Global Experiential Programs – December Applications Open

Appleby has offered global experiential programming for over 20 years and the 2018-2019 school year will continue this legacy. These programs contribute to student learning by fostering community, providing intercultural education, granting opportunities for personal growth and leadership as well as chances for building teamwork skills, reflective practices and furthering global understanding.

The December 2018 locations are:
• Germany (Upper Two-Senior One) – culture & language development (applications closed)
Guatemala (Upper Two-Senior Two) – sustainability & community development
Morocco (Upper Two-Senior Two) – culture & community development

Applications are open for the Guatemala and Morocco programs and should be submitted to the Global Education office (MB205) on or before Monday, October 1, 2018. The Germany trip applications are closed.

The programs available in March 2019 will include:
• Cambodia (Upper Two-Senior Two) – history reconciliation & community development
• Canada Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Upper One-Senior Two) – indigenous issues & community partnership
• China (Upper One-Upper Two) – history & culture
• Costa Rica (Middle One-Middle Two) – sustainability & community development
• Cuba (Upper Two-Senior Two) – sustainability & economic development
• Macedonia (Upper Two-Senior One) – history & culture
• New Zealand (Upper Two-Senior Two) – indigenous issues & culture
• Panama (Upper One-Senior One) – environmental sustainability & climate change
• Romania (Upper One-Upper Two) – social service & community development
• Spain (Upper One-Senior Two) – music & culture

Applications and more details about each of these programs will be available in October 2018. Programs will also be offered in the summer of 2019. Locations include: Honduras (Upper Two-Senior One) – science field studies, and Mongolia (Upper One-Senior One) - social service & community development. Applications and more details about each of these programs will be open later in the 2018-2019 school year.

A Global Experiential Information Evening will be held on Wednesday, September 26 where more details will be available regarding the programming above.

2018-2019 Middle School International Service, Young Round Square Conferences and National Exchanges


In the upcoming school year, Middle School students will have many experiential opportunities available to them. In March, a Middle School group will travel to Costa Rica for a 12-day service trip with Central American Service Expeditions (CASE). In the spring, there will be a Young Round Square Regional Conference. We will also continue our Middle School exchange program with Glen Lyon Norfolk School, Rothesay Netherwood School and other partner schools in North America. Middle School exchanges are two weeks in length and occur in groups of two to three students as faculty do not travel with the students to the host school. More details for each of these programs will be provided at the Global Education Information session the evening of Wednesday, September 26.

 

Another part of the Middle School Experiential Program includes whole grade trips at the Middle One and Middle Two level. The first of these programs is the Middle Two class travelling to Ottawa from Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20. The Middle One program will take place in early May, with students travelling to Quebec City.

Round Square International Conference


We are very proud to be co-hosting the 2018 Round Square International Conference (RSIC) with Ashbury College in Ottawa and Lower Canada College in Montreal from Saturday, September 29 to Friday, October 5, 2018.

The theme of the conference will be Bring your Difference and together, with 60 schools from around the world, we look forward to what promises to be an exciting and inspirational experience as we share and celebrate with participants Appleby's story of diversity and inclusivity. The 2018 RSIC will also feature keynote speakers and activities that embrace adventure and service as we introduce delegates to beautiful Muskoka. We look forward to sharing this exciting event with you!

Round Square International Service Projects - December 2018


In addition to the service projects offered by Appleby, Round Square is offering one service project this December to Sri Lanka. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis until Friday, September 28. The dates for the project are Saturday, December 8 to Friday, December 21. Students must be 16 years old at the time of the project in order to apply. Interested students are asked to contact rsrep@appleby.on.ca.

Round Square Americas Regional Conference - April 2019


The upcoming Round Square Americas Regional Conference will be hosted by Markham College, Lima, Peru. Stay tuned for more information about this conference which will be available in October.

Chapel Life


The Chapel is a vital element of school life at Appleby. On average, students attend Grade Band Chapel on either Tuesday or Thursday during the Community Life Block, as well as a Chapel Service on Friday. While the Chapel has its roots in the Anglican Christian tradition, we seek to embrace and encourage the expression of all the major religious traditions within our Chapel services. Many of the Chapels are planned and presented by students at Appleby.

Appleby College Parents' Association

 

The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) was established in 1928. All Appleby parents are members of the association, which provides an opportunity to volunteer and help fundraise for the school. The ACPA is an integral part of the Appleby community and hosts a number of events over the year such as the annual Welcome Back Barbecue and Grade Parties. The first ACPA Executive Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year will take place on Tuesday, September 11 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. All are welcome.

Appleby Summer Camps 2018 

 

To check out our Summer Camps programs click here. As you will see, in addition to adding a number of exciting new programs, we've kept many of the 2017 programs our campers loved – including Leadership Camps specifically designed for ages 12-14, and 14-17. Senior Leadership provides participants the opportunity to build on the following skills: group dynamics, communication, cooperative learning, leadership styles, followership and confidence, as well as gain their Standard First Aid and CPR–C certification! Please visit www.appleby.on.ca/camps or contact the camp office at 905-845-4681 ext. 113 to learn more!

 
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Orientation 2018


Click here for a video message from Michael Moores, coordinator, orientation program, and director, Senior School, about Residential Life and what to expect during orientation.

2018-19 Boxed for You


Appleby and Boxed For You are pleased to offer curated care packages created specifically for students in residence and are available year-round for delivery. These packages have been carefully curated and will include items students may want, need, or will enjoy with the new friends they make as they embark on this new stage of their lives. The arrival of a care package from Boxed For You can bring a huge smile, and more importantly show the student that you are thinking of them and miss them. For more details and to place your order for the Welcome Box please click here or visit www.boxedforyou.com.

Boarding Information and Key Dates


Orientation Schedule
A number of boarding orientation activities are planned for boarders. Please review the boarding orientation information for a list of dates and events for new students entering boarding at Appleby.

 

Important Dates
Click here for an overview of the 2017-2018 Residential Life Program for your reference. Please note the following important dates for boarders and their parents/host families:

• All boarders new to Appleby (and House Intercultural Leaders): orientation begins Wednesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 9. Note: new boarders will be staying in residence during the boarder orientation program.
• Students on the House Council: Move in Wednesday, September 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for two days of leadership training and events before all students arrive.
• All boarders move into residence: Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Monday, September 10, first day of school.
Monday, September 10 to Friday, September 14, regular school schedule for classes and co-curricular activities.

 

Community Weekends
Please mark your calendars with the following Community Weekend dates, students are asked to stay in residence for on-campus activities.
Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15: Homecoming Weekend
Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26: Winter Community Weekend
Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26: Spring Community Weekend

Guardian Information for New International Boarders

 

Every international boarding student (a student whose primary residence is outside of Canada) must complete the Guardian registration annually as part of a Federal Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) requirement. Appleby College requires that each international boarding student has a Guardian while attending school to ensure the student has exceptional, reliable care and supervision. The Guardian is essentially a support system for the student, acting as a contact for the school. The Guardian takes responsibility for the student during holidays, or any days the school is closed and the student does not return home or to a Host Family (please see the Host Family Program document). If assistance is needed in acquiring a Guardian, Appleby has retained International Student Guardianship Canada (ISGC) to assist international families in this capacity. Please see the Guardianship Program document and/or visit ISGC. If you have any questions about the Guardianship Program, please contact the Admissions Office.

ATM Machine and Banking Information

 

Appleby has a CIBC Bank ATM (automated teller machine) located outside the Gymnasium. The ATM supports Cirrus and Plus. New boarders who are interested in opening a local bank account can do so on Wednesday, September 5 when CIBC representatives will be on campus at 9:00 a.m. to assist with account setups.


Family Accommodations and Transportation

 

During orientation, parents can book a local hotel for extended or short term stays at the Staybridge Suites, a short drive away from Appleby. This facility offers families amenities to accommodate for longer visits, including one and two bedroom suites.

 

The Hilton Garden Inn Oakville is also located a short drive away from Appleby. To make a reservation, visit the hotel website or call 1-866-524-6302.

 

Airport Transportation


Appleby works closely with Airlux Limousines; a transportation company offering safe, secure travel options to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport. To book an airport pick-up online or for additional information, please refer to the website at www.airluxlimo.com.

 
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Registration and Health Forms Deadline 


Outstanding forms to complete the registration process, for new and returning students, must be submitted to the Admissions Office by Friday, July 6. Students who are missing information or signatures on their health forms will not be permitted to begin classes in September until this information is submitted to the school. Please mail or e-mail forms to the attention of the Admissions Office, 540 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, Ontario, L6K 3P1, or fax to 905-845-9505.

Special Notices from Appleby's Health Centre 


Students diagnosed with Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes, and/or Epilepsy:
Appleby requires students diagnosed with Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Diabetes and/or Epilepsy to have their family physician complete an appropriate Plan of Care form which is to be submitted to the Health Centre by Thursday, August 16. Arrangements will be made for all students with a Plan of Care to meet with Marlene MacLellan, Health Centre Director, to review and discuss their Plan of Care. Click on the link(s) below to access the appropriate Plan of Care form. Please contact Marlene MacLellan at mmaclellan@appleby.on.ca or 905-845-4681 ext. 234 if you have any questions.


Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan form (Anaphylactic students are required to carry their EpiPen on them at all times, as well as provide the Health Centre with an additional EpiPen. If unable to provide the Health Centre with an EpiPen by the first day of school one will be ordered on the student's behalf and charged to the student's account.)
Asthma Action Plan form (Asthmatic students must carry their inhalers with them at all times.)
Diabetes Plan of Care form*
Epileptic Plan of Care form*

 

*A Plan of Care form for those students with Diabetes and/or Epilepsy is a requirement of the Ministry of Education as of June 2018.

 

Immunization records for new Appleby students:
New Appleby students joining Appleby for the 2018-2019 school year are reminded to provide the Health Centre with a complete copy of their Immunization Record by Thursday, August 16. Please ensure that the record includes all immunizations that your child has received since birth. As per the Ministry of Health, Appleby will forward your child's immunization record to the Public Health Department.


Mandatory school vaccines for Appleby students and how to avoid possible school suspension:
Students have until Monday, September 3 to get caught up on their mandatory school vaccinations. The Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA) requires all parents of children attending schools in Ontario to report their immunization records to their Public Health Department. Students with incomplete immunization records are otherwise at risk for school suspension. Please note that Appleby's Health Centre does not provide immunizations or track your child's immunizations. To have your child receive a vaccination, please contact your family doctor or the Halton Region Health department.

 

Please report all immunizations that your child receives to the Halton Region Health Department. Physicians do not report to the Public Health Department when they administer vaccines to your child. It is the responsibility of the parents to inform the Public Health Department after every immunization that their child receives. 


Contacting the Halton Region Health Department
• Visit www.halton.ca/immunize
• Dial 311 (if in Halton) or 905-825-6000
• Deliver the up-to-date immunization record in person to the Halton Regional Centre, 1151 Bronte Road in Oakville. 


If your child is not up-to-date on immunizations due to medical or religious/conscience reasons you must submit an exemption form to the Public Health Department. More details can be found at www.halton.ca/immunize.

 
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Orientation for New Parents of Long Distance Boarders - Wednesday, September 5

 

All host families and long distance parents new to the school with children entering boarding are invited to an orientation session on Wednesday, September 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. This event allows for new parents of long distance boarders to learn more about the residential life experience, guidance program and online resources. Included in the day will be a school tour, lunch at the Principal's Residence, a visit to the College Shop for an opportunity to purchase gym uniforms and supplies, Residential Life information sessions and House tours, as well as InSchoolwear appointments.

New Parent Orientation Evening on Thursday, September 6

 

There will be a New Parent Orientation Evening on Thursday, September 6. All local and long distance parents new to the school are invited to attend. The evening will begin in the Schlesinger Dining Hall at 7:00 p.m., where attendees will have an opportunity to meet with their new parent "buddies", hear more about Appleby from the School Directors, and meet their child's advisor. At this time all new parents will be provided with a New Parent Package full of information, dates and contacts. The evening will conclude at 9:00 p.m. in the Schlesinger Dining Hall with refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions of members of our Senior Leadership Team. Please note that this event is for parents and does not include students.

New Student Orientation - Friday, September 7


New Middle School, Upper School, Senior School and new boarding students are required to attend an orientation session on Friday, September 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Uniforms are not required. A formal invitation will be sent by Admissions in August that will provide you with more information. Please note that returning students will meet their Advisors on the first day of school, and should not attend this new student orientation.

Welcome Back Barbecue


Save the date for Sunday, September 9. The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) hosts the Welcome Back Barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Begin the new school year by meeting new Appleby families and reconnecting with old friends.

First Day of Classes


A reminder that all students are required to be on campus on Monday, September 10 for the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

Grade Parties


Each September, Appleby sponsors grade-specific parties for parents and host families, hosted by ACPA volunteers. It's a great way to kick off the new academic year, as well as to meet and socialize with other parents in your child's grade. The Principal, senior administrators and teachers will be in attendance. A formal e-invitation will be sent to you in August.


• Middle One and Middle Two Grade Party: Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.
• Upper One Grade Party: Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 p.m.
• Upper Two and Senior One Grade Party: Monday, September 17, 6:30 p.m.
• Senior Two Grade Party: Monday, September 10, 6:30 p.m.

Save the Date: Homecoming 2018!


Parents and current students are invited to join alumni, parents of alumni and past and current employees at Appleby's 2018 Homecoming Day on Saturday, September 15. Highlights include the pancake breakfast, athletic games, Blue Dog pep rally, KidZone activities, and campus tours. Please note that registration is required for all Homecoming events. For more information and to register, please visit www.appleby.on.ca/homecoming.

 

Kick off Homecoming weekend at the Appleby College Community Golf Classic on Friday, September 14 at the Royal Ontario Golf Club. Register by visiting: www.appleby.on.ca/acgolfclassic.

Appleby College Annual Walkathon - Thursday, October 18


The 2018 Appleby Annual Walkathon will take place on Thursday, October 18. If you would like to run, prepare by following the Physical Education Department's running tips to ensure you are ready for this event!

 
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