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To the Class of 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! We can’t wait to join with you this week to celebrate your many achievements, first with your classmates and advisors at the Leaving Class Luncheon and Time Capsule Burial Ceremony on Thursday, June 16, 2022, and then with your parents, family, friends, faculty and staff at the Closing Day Ceremonies on Friday, June 17, 2022.

School News

laptop returns for graduates and non-returning students

All students not returning for the 2022-2023 school year must return their Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (MSL3) between Monday, June 13 to Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Raymond Massey Reading Room (located in the Samuel Academic Resource Centre, above the Schlesinger Dining Hall). Please click here for more information regarding the return process and account expiry information. If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Duggan, director, IT services.

exam bus schedule

During final exams until Tuesday, June 14, 2022 there is a special bus schedule, please click here to view it. If you have any questions, please e-mail Leslie Howard, coordinator, administration. 

june exams

Exams will be held until Tuesday, June 14, 2022, please click here for the exam schedule with room locations. We look forward to supporting all students as they write their final exams in person this June. Please note that all students are expected to write final exams and the final exam mark in all courses will be appearing on the student report card. If a student is ill on the day of their scheduled exam, a parent or guardian should contact Dr. Sarah Morrison, assistant head of school, academics, at smorrison@appleby.on.ca as soon as possible. Students will be asked to write their final examination when they are recovered during the latter part of the exam period. 

As students may now choose to wear the warmer weather uniform (white Appleby crested polo with or without the Appleby ¼ zip crested sweater), it is permitted to be worn to exams. Please find the exam bus schedule here. If a student is writing an exam in the Student Success Centre that falls outside of the bus schedule, a taxi chit will be provided to them. We wish our students all the best as they write their final examinations.

boarding student move out dates

There are two options remaining for Appleby's boarding students to move out of their Houses this June. 

  1. Between Tuesday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 14, 2022: After their last exam - students who choose to remain in boarding for exams can move out as soon as their last exam is complete.
  2. Friday, June 17, 2022: Closing Day - students who choose to stay on campus for Closing Day may stay in their boarding house until Friday, June 17. All personal belongings must be cleared by 2:00 p.m.

House Directors will share further details regarding room expectations and key drop off with students.

2022-2023 Appleby college calendar

Please click here to view the 2022-2023 Appleby College school year calendar. 

inschool wear annual june sale and virtual appointments

Appleby's official uniform supplier, InSchoolwear, is holding their annual sale throughout the month of June. This is a great opportunity to beat the back to school rush. Additional details can be found in the sale flyer.

In order to make uniform purchasing more accessible, InSchoolwear is now offering virtual appointments for students. Please note that you must have an account set up with InSchoolWear before you will be able to book your appointment. To register, please visit https://inschoolwear.com/inschoolwear-register/. The online code for Step 2 in the registration process is the school code: appc. Once you have booked a virtual appointment a ZOOM link will be sent to your e-mail address. Please note that there is only one booking slot per account. To make a different appointment, you must first cancel your current appointment. If you have any questions, please click here to contact InSchoolwear directly. 

message from the health centre - health forms for 2022-2023

The Health Centre would like to remind parents and guardians that the health forms in Magnus Health are now open for new and returning students. Parents can now submit and update their child’s health information for the 2022-2023 school year in the Magnus Health portal. Please ensure these health forms are reviewed and completed before Friday, July 1, 2022. The health forms will take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.

For returning students, we ask that these health forms are updated and completed at your earliest opportunity to ensure the most up-to-date information is reflected in Magnus Health.

To access the Magnus Health portal via Appleby's education management system please click here. Once logged-in, you will be taken to the Resources landing page which will show a series of posts. Please click on the ‘Magnus Health’ button to open the Magnus Health portal. For additional information on how to complete your student’s health record please click here.

2022-2023 global experiential programs

Appleby has offered Global Experiential programming for over 20 years, and the 2022-2023 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 anticipated 2022-2023 programs are: 
 
December 2022

  • Costa Rica (Upper Two - Senior Two) - Sustainability & Community Development
  • Puerto Rico (Upper Two - Senior Two) - Social Entrepreneurship & Indigenous Issues
  • Spain (Upper Two - Senior Two) - Music & Culture

Applications for the December programs will open in early September and should be completed on or before Friday, September 30, 2022.

March 2023

  • Belize (Middle One and Middle Two, Senior One leader) - Climate Change and Community Development
  • Cambodia (Upper Two - Senior Two) - Reconciliation & Community Development
  • Colombia (Upper One - Senior One) - History & Culture
  • Ecuador (Upper Two - Senior Two) - Indigenous Identities & Natural Environment
  • Switzerland (Upper Two - Senior One) - Climate Change & Tourism

May 2023

  • France (Upper Two) - Canadians in Europe, Battlefields History & Culture
  • Iceland (Upper One and Upper Two) - Climate Change & Culture
  • Yukon (Upper One and Upper Two) - Indigenous Identities in the North & Environment and Climate Change

Applications and more details about March and May programs will be available in October 2022.

daily covid-19 screening

All Appleby students and employees are required to complete their daily COVID-19 screening prior to 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Boarders are also required to complete the screening on weekends. To complete the daily screening students and employees have three options:

  • Continue using the REACH Student Life Management app
  • Take the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 school and child care screening tool at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
  • Answer the screening questions as outlined below

Asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals who are close contacts of a COVID-19 positive or presumed positive individual or housemate need no longer isolate, but must wear a mask at all times when in public spaces for a period of 10 days following last exposure.

 

COVID-19 Daily Screening Questions 

  • If you are fully vaccinated, use 5 days
  • If you are not fully vaccinated OR if you are immune compromised, use 10 days

Please note: Anyone who is sick or has any symptoms of illness, including those not listed in this screening tool, should stay home and seek assessment from a health care provider if needed. Consult a health care provider if you have medical questions.

If you are experiencing one of these symptoms or more you are asked to isolate.

  • Fever and/or chills. Temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius/100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • Cough or barking cough (croup) continuous, more than usual, making a whistling noise when breathing (not related to asthma, post-infectious reactive airways, COPD, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Shortness of breath, out of breath, unable to breathe deeply (not related to asthma or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell. Not related to seasonal allergies, neurological disorders, or other known causes or conditions you already have.

Please note: If you are experiencing one of the symptoms below, you can return to school/childcare if it has been at least 24 hours since your symptoms started improving (48 hours for nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea), you do not have a fever, and if you do not develop any additional symptoms. Household members do not need to self-isolate. If you are experiencing two of these symptoms or more you are asked to isolate.

  • Muscle aches/joint pain. Unusual, long-lasting (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine and/or flu shot in the last 48 hours, a sudden injury, fibromyalgia, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Extreme tiredness, unusual fatigue, lack of energy (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine and/or flu shot in the last 48 hours, depression, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Sore throat, painful or difficulty swallowing (not related to post-nasal drip, acid reflux, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Runny or stuffy/congested nose. Not related to seasonal allergies, being outside in cold weather, or other known causes or conditions you already have.
  • Headache, new, unusual, long-lasting (not related to getting a COVID-19 vaccine and/or flu shot in the last 48 hours, tension-type headaches, chronic migraines, or other known causes or conditions you already have)
  • Nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Not related to irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, menstrual cramps, medication side effects, or other known causes or conditions you already have.

In the last 5/10 days, is someone you live with: currently isolating because of a positive COVID-19 test? Currently isolating because of COVID-19 symptoms? Isolating while waiting for COVID-19 test results? If you are 18 or older and have received your booster, and/or are 17 or younger and are fully vaccinated, and/or you completed your isolation after testing positive in the last 90 days (using a rapid antigen, rapid molecular, or PCR test), and/or your household member is isolating because of COVID-19 symptoms but has already tested negative on one PCR or two rapid antigen tests, select "No".

In the last 5/10 days, have you tested positive on a rapid antigen test or home-based self-testing kit?

Have you, or anyone else in your household travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 days AND been told to quarantine by Federal regulations?

If you have survey response questions, please contact Diana Viselli, case preparedness coordinator at dviselli@appleby.on.ca.

middle two presentations of learning

The Middle Two Presentations of Learning (POL) are a culminating event celebrating academic and affective growth as students finish Middle School. They highlight meaningful learning experiences for teachers, peers, Home Form Advisors, and parents across all aspects of their learning at Appleby. 

Middle Two students began to share their POLs with peers, teachers and evaluating panelists consisting of other Appleby faculty members on Friday, June 3 and will take place until Tuesday, June 14. After such a unique Middle Two year, there is no doubt that we can look forward to fantastic demonstrations of self-assessment, reflections on personal growth, and celebration of achievements!

For more information, please reach out to your child's Social Science or English teacher. You can also take a look at last year's POLs here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8176442 The password to access the recording is: POL2021.

summer tennis court use

Tennis courts 4 and 5 are available for Appleby community use. The schedule is as follows:

  • Until Friday, June 17: Monday to Thursday: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Friday: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 20 to Friday, September 2: Monday to Friday: 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Please click here to see the available courts as well as parking.

appleby summer camps

Appleby Overnight spaces are filling up quickly! In this exciting new program, campers choose a camp of their preference and add on a five-night stay in boarding here at Appleby! Spaces still remain in weeks 7, 8 and 9 of camps for campers age 10-14 who would like to participate in Wacky Science Sr., Backstage Tech, Music and Beat Sr., Made by Me and Fun Inclusive Total Body Wellness (F.I.T. Wellness) camps! Apply today!

the season of yes

The Appleby Fund is hoping you will say ‘Yes’ to a gift that will allow us to assist families who require financial support, to an expanded science wing that will provide the current and future generations of Blue Dogs with innovative opportunities in science, technology and math, and to continue to attract engaging and passionate faculty. As special recognition for gifts made between now and Thursday, June 30, 2022 of $2,500 or more, we would be honoured to recognize you with a seat plaque in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life Auditorium. We hope we can count on your support, please click here and let’s say ‘Yes’ together. 


coming events

book return and sale

We are excited to hold this year's Book Return and Book Sale in person on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Old Gym. Instructions for book return, book sale and book donation are provided below.

  • Book Return: If a student wishes to sell their books back to Canadian School Book Exchange (CSBE), you will need to login to your personal CSBE account and print the express code, then include the printed QR code in each properly sealed bag/box of books. For multiple bags/boxes, please ensure there is a printed copy of the QR code in each. For more information, please visit the CSBE website and click "My Account", the "Sell My Books" tab. CSBE will credit your account after they sell your books.
  • Book Sale: Students can bring their books and sell them directly to other students at this event.
  • Book Donation: Donating your used books in good condition (including but not limited to textbooks, all languages are welcome) is a great way to support the school! Simply give the volunteers your books at the event.
  • Boarders: A collection bin will be placed in each House and House Directors will be sending an e-mail with additional information to students directly.
  • Volunteers: We’ll need some helping hands on Wednesday, June 15 for 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.; and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. If you are available, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions about the book return and sale, please contact ACPA book return representatives Lan Wang and Su Yang

appleby closing day

Appleby will celebrate Closing Day on Friday, June 17, 2022. One of the most anticipated events of the year, this occasion is an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the graduating class. It is optional for students in Middle One through Senior One to attend the ceremony starting at 10:30 a.m. These are the highlights of the day:

  • 7:45 a.m. - Continental breakfast in the Schlesinger Dining Hall for the Graduating Class and their parents.
  • 8:45 a.m. - Leaving Chapel Service in the John Bell Chapel. Invited to this service are members of the Graduating Class and their parents, together with members of the faculty and Board of Governors. Please note that space in the Chapel is limited to graduating students and their guests (max. of two per student) and is available on a first come basis. The service will be livestreamed to the Schlesinger Dining Hall for those guests who cannot fit into the Chapel.
  • 10:30 a.m. - The Graduation and Prize-Giving Ceremony on the lawn on the south side of the Principal's Residence.
  • 12:30 p.m. - Refreshments in the Samuel Quadrangle (time may vary depending on when the ceremony ends).

get a jump start on volunteering next year!

Our parent community is fortunate to have so many opportunities to be included in school life. Volunteers are vital to the Appleby experience - from manning the College Shop to making food for the employee recognition event, to serving as academic debate judges - there is literally a role for everyone. We’d like to invite you to get on board to volunteer for next year! It’s easy, click here to review the types of volunteer opportunities and time commitments required. Decide what you might like to do and simply fill out a volunteer application. Once that is complete, please follow this link to apply for a (CRC) Criminal Record Check - Vulnerable Sector and click here for the school’s (DCR) Declaration of Criminal Record form. Keep in mind the CRC is good for three years and the DCR must be done annually.

If you are already an Appleby volunteer - thank you! You may want to use this time to fill out a new application should you wish to change any of your volunteer selections for the upcoming school year. In addition, if your CRC has expired or is expiring during the next academic year, the summer is a great time to renew it. You will be contacted if this pertains to you so please watch your e-mail/junk mail if you don’t know your renewal date.

Finally, should you have a graduating student in the Class of 2022 (congratulations!) and are getting misty about them leaving the school, please know that we welcome parents of alumni to stay involved. Need an Appleby fix in the fall - join us for the Walkathon - or want to visit us monthly - join a College Shop shift. The level of engagement that you’d like to maintain is totally up to you! 

Should you have any questions about volunteering at Appleby, please e-mail Jane Sahota, ACPA volunteer coordinator at janehsahota@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

appleby parent "buddies"

All parents who are new to Appleby are assigned an Appleby parent "buddy" who is a current Appleby parent. An excellent source of information, buddies keep in touch regarding important school dates and are there to help new parents feel welcomed into the community. Appleby Parent Buddies help the Parent Relations team with events at the start of the school year including the New Parent Information Night, a great opportunity to meet your buddy and other parents. If you are a current parent and interested in becoming a parent buddy or want more information, please contact Patricia Smallbone, officer, parent relations and events. If you speak more than one language, we are happy to match you with bilingual families.

the college shop

Looking for the perfect memento for your Appleby graduate? The College Shop has some unique gift ideas, including an executive frame. You can order your gifts online and pick-up at Nicholas Arts Centre front reception or have them delivered to your home. The College Shop, located in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life closes for the summer after today, Monday, June 13, 2022. The online College Shop is also open 24 hours a day. Check out the College Shop Instagram for new products: @appleby_college_shop.

turnover shop

It's time to go through your closet and drawers and donate any gently used Appleby approved school wear. The Turnover Shop is accepting all uniform and approved gym and spirit wear. Please drop-off donations at Nicholas Arts Centre front reception or during regular College Shop hours, Monday to Friday from 11:20 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. We wish you all a wonderful summer and congratulations to the graduating class of 2022!

tuck shop

The Tuck Shop is open daily from 11:40 a.m. to 1:10p.m. A reminder that the Tuck Shop only accepts cash. Students must ensure that any garbage from snacks is properly disposed of in the appropriate receptacles. We look forward to seeing you!

deadline for lost and found

The last chance to pick up any missing items from Appleby's Lost and Found (located by the College Shop in the A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life) is Friday, June 17, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Unclaimed items will be donated to Safetynet Children & Youth Charities in Oakville. 

 


spotlight

appleby's varsity track team attends ofsaa championship!

From June 2 to 4, Upper Two student Will Bigler, Senior One student Riley Hopley, Senior Two student Riley Flemington, and Appleby's Senior Boys' 4x400 Relay team (Will Bigler, Senior One students David Amm and Jason Ma, and Riley Flemington) qualified to run in the 2022 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) championship at the Toronto Track & Field Centre at York University. Will Bigler won a silver medal in the Junior Boys' 400m race and placed 7th overall in the Junior Boys' 200m sprint; Riley Hopley placed 15th overall in the Senior Girls' 100m event. While Riley qualified for the 200m sprint, she wasn’t able to race as a result of an injury. The Senior Boys' 4x400 Relay team finished 8th in the finals, bringing home another commemorative gold baton from the final race for the trophy case.

In addition to winning OFSAA gold in the 1500m and 800m events, Riley Flemington ran the 1500m race in a time of 3:46.85 which was below the 2022 World U20 Championships Outdoor Standards time of 3:48.50. He also ran the 800m race in a time of 1:50.63 which was again below the 2022 World U20 Championships Outdoor Standards time of 1:51.00. Meeting this standard allows Riley to compete for the U20 Canadian World Athletics Championships team! Please join us as we continue to cheer Riley on at the event in Eugene, Oregon from July 15–24, 2022 and beyond as he continues to compete while attending the University of Michigan next year! 

german language course scholarships

Congratulations to Upper Two student Hanbang Jiang and Senior One student Sterling Wu for receiving scholarships from the Goethe-Institut, a German cultural association, to attend summer language programs in July 2022. Hanbang will be attending Summercamp 2022, an Art and Innovation youth camp in Silicon Valley, California where in addition to project-oriented workshops in German with a focus on art, design, and technology, he will also attend German courses and enjoy trips and excursions. Sterling will be travelling to Frankfurt, Germany to participate in a youth German language summer course. He will attend language classes as well as take part in the extensive culture program offered to participating students from PASCH-schools from all over the world.      

appleby introduces honeybees!

On June 9, in partnership with Alveole Urban Beekeeping, Appleby introduced honeybees to the horticulture garden behind Powell's House. The addition of the bees will provide valuable educational opportunities for our students and enhance the school’s sustainable practices. There will be opportunities for clubs and co-curriculars to learn from this initiative in the fall. 


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