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While it wasn’t the start to the school year we had expected, the opportunity to connect with our students this week was tremendous.

School News

pre-ordering student meals starts this week!

All Appleby students and employees will be asked to pre-order their meals through Appleby's education management system (BBK12). Lunch orders must be placed by Thursday, September 24 at 12:00 p.m. for the week of September 28. Moving forward, weekly lunch orders will be due each Thursday by 12:00 p.m. for the following week. Orders can be placed as of Monday, September 21 at 1:00 p.m. by clicking on the My Student Info icon on the main page of the website or on Parent Central to log into the education management system (BBK12). Click on the ‘Resources’ tab, then ‘Lunch Menu & Ordering’ where you will be able to review the menu for the week ahead. If you have more than one child at the school you will need to repeat this process for each child. If you have any questions about accessing the form, please e-mail the IT department at support@appleby.on.ca.

For the week of September 21 students and employees will continue to choose from a selection of pre-packaged options.  

student schedules available in bbk12

Student schedules are now available in Appleby’s education management system (BBK12). Students can access the education management system by clicking here or via the Student Portal button on the school’s website. Students will require their Appleby username and password in order to sign-on. Parents can also view their child’s schedule by clicking here or by clicking on the My Student Info button on the school’s website. Parents will need to enter their Blackbaud username and password (this is the same username and password used for registration). If you have misplaced your login details please click on ‘Forgot login’ on the bottom of the login page. Should you require any assistance in accessing your student schedule in BBK12 please contact the IT Helpdesk at servicedesk@appleby.on.ca or 905-845-4681 ext. 106. For course-specific questions please e-mail guidance@appleby.on.ca. Please click here to view the communication sent to Upper and Senior School parents and students on September 17.

important: appleby covid-19 screening for all students and employees

It is mandatory that all students and employees undergo a daily COVID-19 screening via the REACH app whether on campus, or taking part in at-home learning (boarding students will complete this screening process in their Houses). We will know if and when a screening has been completed. If you have not yet downloaded the REACH app please click on the appropriate link below.

Click here to download REACH App for iPhone
Click here to download REACH App for Android
Click here to download REACH App for your computer

To view a PDF of the instructions, please click here, and click here to view a video. Students were sent an e-mail on Friday, September 4 with the REACH User Setup Wizard Link.

Students and employees are required to complete the daily screening survey prior to 7:50 a.m. Monday through Friday. Boarders are also required to complete the screening on weekends. Students and employees will continue to receive a daily reminder this week. As part of our community effort to remain safe and healthy, it is important that everyone completes the screening each day. In our consultations with Public Health, it was stated that one of the most important measures organizations and institutions can take is everyone completing a daily screening.

Upon completing the daily screening survey, the app will alert individuals whether they are cleared to visit campus and will provide users a colour coded status card (green = clear, yellow = not clear or red = not clear). Students will also be asked to show their green status card to their first period teachers. Students who ride the bus will need to show their green status card to the bus driver on their phone, or provide a print out each day prior to boarding. In the event a student is unable to access the app they are asked to self-screen each day by printing and answering the following questions. A copy should be brought to campus.

COVID-19 Screening Questions to be Answered Daily:
Do you have any of the following signs or symptoms that are new and are not related to seasonal allergies or pre-existing medical conditions:

1. Do you have this symptom?

Fever (temperature 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher) Yes/No

2. Do you have this symptom?
New or worsening cough Yes/No

3. Do you have this symptom?
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing Yes/No

4. Do you have any of these symptoms? Yes/No
-sore throat
-difficulty swallowing
-decrease or loss of taste or smell
-new or worsening digestive symptoms (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain)
-runny nose, or nasal congestion (not related to allergies or other known causes)
-unexplained fatigue/muscle soreness/pain
-delirium (acutely altered mental status and inattention)
-unexplained or increased falls
-sharp decline in functional ability
-headache that is unusual or long lasting
-pink eye (conjunctivitis)

5. Within the past 14-days have you or a member of your household been in close contact with any person who is a confirmed or probable Covid-19 case or have you or a member of your household been asked to self-isolate by public health authorities or your medical provider? Yes/No

6. Have you travelled outside of Canada (including the United States) or in a region of Canada with a high rate of COVID infections in the past 14-days? Yes/No

If any COVID-19 symptoms are noted during the daily screening, the individual will not attend school and will be asked to follow Health Centre guidelines.

If you have any questions regarding the screening app, please e-mail the Appleby IT department at servicedesk@appleby.on.ca.


government of canada covid-19 tracing app

All Appleby students, parents and employees are encouraged to download the Goverment of Canada COVID Tracing app. It creates a random code so that no one will know your name, or your location and uses Bluetooth to exchange random codes with nearby phones. If someone you've encountered later tests positive for COVID-19 and uploads to the app a one-time key they received from their healthcare authority, you'll be notified that you may have been exposed. Download the Goverment of Canada Tracing App by clicking here.

volunteers interested in being a distant boarder host family

Due to the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to provide additional support for our Canadian and International distant boarders, in partnership with the Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) the school is looking to identify families who would be interested in volunteering to be a Host Family for the upcoming school year. As a Host Family, you would be asked to welcome a distant boarder into your home, including them in your family life and activities during a long weekend or weekends, holidays and potentially during periods of remote learning. While we are still working through some of the final details, we wanted to take this opportunity to introduce the program to our community and thank the ACPA for their tremendous support and input. If you are interested in learning more about the Host Family program please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations.

new parent orientation evening zoom call available

Thank you to all the new Appleby parents who participated in last week’s New Parent Orientation Evening via Zoom which took place on Thursday, September 10. If you were unable to join, please click on the following link for a Welcome from the Principal and ACPA President. The password is Appleby2020! To access the 2020-2021 New Parent Handbook please click here.

faculty Introduction Videos

Each fall, Appleby traditionally hosts Grade Parties to provide an opportunity for parents to meet their children's advisors, as well as faculty and school administrators. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year we will be sharing introductory videos from your child's teachers. Please look out for an e-mail the week of September 21 with these special welcome messages. 

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, click on the Online Bookstore link. Choose Place Student Order, then 2020-2021 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.

reminder - e.school@appleby.on.ca - now retired

With the official launch of Appleby’s new Education Management System, the previous portal - e.school@appleby.on.ca is now retired and returning parents will no longer require their Office 365 username and password to access their student information. Resources previously accessible on e.school@appleby are now available via the new platform and its Resources landing page – including the Course Calendar, Online Bookstore, Transportation and Health Centre information sites. You can access the system via the 'My Student Info' quick link on the homepage of www.appleby.on.ca and on Parent Central. Once you have selected this link you will need to enter your Blackbaud username and password (this is the same username and password used for registration). If you have misplaced your login details please click on ‘Forgot login’. Students can access the system through the 'Student Portal' quick link button also on the homepage.

To learn more about Appleby's education management system please visit www.appleby.on.ca/ems. If you have questions about Appleby's education management system, please contact the IT Help Desk: 905-845-4681, ext. 106 or support@appleby.on.ca.

coming events

welcome back bbq drive-thru - thank you!

After 191 days, we are finally back. On September 13, the ACPA hosted Appleby’s annual Welcome Back BBQ. While the format was very different this year, it was so amazing to see so many new and returning faces. We missed you all! The Drive-Thru themed event was a great success with approximately 300 cars filled with students, parents and employees driving through campus. Thank you for coming and celebrating with us! Click here to view pictures from the event. 

walking wednesdays

Step through the week with Walking Wednesdays! A perfect time to catch-up, meet and mingle, and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Join ACPA new parent representatives Vanessa Barr, Sonia Fernandes and Ping Zhang twice a month to explore the Appleby Trail and nearby community. All fitness levels are welcome, as well as children and pets.

Walking Wednesdays for the month of September take place on Wednesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 30. Please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations, if you are interested in participating. Please note that physical distancing will be practiced and face masks are required. Parents are to meet at Coronation Park (1426 Lakeshore Rd. West, Oakville) for 8:45 a.m. The walk will be approximately 5km in length. Additional details will be shared via e-mail with those who sign-up.

trail hikes with the acpa

For those parents who are looking for a more challenging hiking experience please join Mary Rawlinson, ACPA President, as well as ACPA members for a trail hike! The ACPA is offering five hikes ranging in difficulty from easy to challenging. Please click here to view the schedule. Hikers will be socially distanced and will be required to secure their own transportation to the departure point. Please e-mail Patricia Smallbone, coordinator, events and parent relations at psmallbone@appleby.on.ca for more details and to RSVP. Parents are welcome to sign up for one hike or all five. Spots are limited. We look forward to seeing you!

college shop 

We are excited to welcome you back into the College Shop! The hours this week are Monday to Friday 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit for all of your back-to-school needs including gym clothes, spirit wear, calculators, art kits, science aprons, goggles, and so much more! The online College Shop is also open 24 hours a day, for pick-up orders and shipping.

lost and found 

The Lost and Found is located down the hall from the College Shop, past the Tuck Shop. The Lost and Found is open during regular College Shop hours, Monday to Friday, 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All contents from the Lost and Found (from January to March 2020) will be available in the Lost and Found room in the College Shop until the end of September. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity. Please e-mail lostandfound@appleby.on.ca to ask about items you may have left behind. Please consider labelling all your items as this increases the likelihood of lost items being reunited with their rightful owners.

turnover shop 

The Turnover Shop is located at the end of the hallway by the College Shop in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre. The Turnover Shop sells a wide range of gently used, clean, Appleby approved school items. A wide selection of blazers, kilts, pants, dress shirts, approved gym and spirit wear are available at a fraction of the cost. All items have been cleaned. Donations of Appleby clothing items you no longer need are gladly accepted. At present, dress shirt donations will not be accepted until 2021. The Turnover Shop is open during regular College Shop hours, Monday to Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

volunteer for the acpa!

The ACPA is always looking for volunteers to join the team. If you can spare an hour or two, there are many different ways to volunteer with the school. Please click here to view a list of opportunities or contact Kathy Vucic, ACPA volunteer coordinator for more details.


middle school experiential education activities 

On September 14 and 15, Middle School students took part in experiential education activities including shelter building, orienteering, archery and fire building, as well as drawing exercises outdoors, drama and math activities. It was a great way for students to get to know each other, as well as their advisors and faculty. Click here to view additional photos.

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