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School Calendar

January 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Winter Break
2
  • Winter Break
3
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
4
  • Games Club
  • LGBTQ2SA+ Alliance
5
  • First day of classes in 2022
  • Trivia Club
6
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Cooking Club
7
  • Writing Club
8
9
10
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
11
  • Games Club
  • LGBTQ2SA+ Alliance
12
  • Trivia Club
13
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Cooking Club
14
  • Magazine Club
15
16
17
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
18
  • Games Club
  • LGBTQ2SA+ Alliance
19
  • Trivia Club
20
  • Last day of classes for Semester 1
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Cooking Club
21
  • First Semester Examinations
  • Writing Club
22
23
24
  • First Semester Examinations
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
25
  • First Semester Examinations
  • Games Club
  • LGBTQ2SA+ Alliance
26
  • Turnaround day between semesters (no school for High School students)
  • Trivia Club
27
  • First Day of Second Semester
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club
  • Cooking Club
28
  • Magazine Club
29
30
31
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club

Note: The information listed in this calendar is subject to change. Apologies for any inconvenience.

High School - 2021-2022 Schedule (September - June)

The 2021-2022 timetable builds upon the best facets of our original semester design, and our more concentrated “octo” model from last year:

There are several important changes to note.

1. Our daily schedule, once again, runs from 9:30 to 3:45, with the exception of Wednesdays. On that day students are dismissed at 2:40.

2. This is a modified four-course semester schedule, in which students take two classes on Mondays and Wednesdays, and their other two classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We feel that our design strikes a compromise between a semester schedule of four courses per day, and an octomester schedule of only one course per day. By our design, students will be able to concentrate on two courses per day, in a semester that will be five months in length.

3. Flex Time - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Several possible functions:

  • Study Hall
    A few rooms will be available for students to work on course work as needed
  • Resource (Spec-Ed Support)
    1 room will be available for students who need more structured spec-ed support from the Spec Ed teacher
  • Workshops
    A few rooms will be available for students to attend workshops run by teachers or non-teaching staff
    Based on student and/or class needs, teacher interest and expertise
    May involve gym/outside
  • Student-Directed Projects
    Will involve building skills, especially for junior students

4. Flex Day -- every Friday. Students will participate in activities related to curriculum, but not in classroom settings

  • Morning
    Assemblies (entire school/smaller groups).
  • Afternoon
    Cross-Curricular Time - an opportunity for 2 or more courses to work together on cross-curricular projects/learning experiencesWe are very excited to offer these innovations in order to better support a wider range of learning styles by giving access to a greater variety of learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches. We will, of course, continue to offer unrivaled access to a full range of accommodations for all students.
High School - Semester 1 Timetable (September 2021 - January 2022)

Middle School - 2021-2022 Schedule (September - June)

Important Dates 2021-2022

August 31, 2021
  • New Student Orientation
September 9, 2021
  • First Day of School (Half Day, morning only)
September 24, 2021
  • Climate March
September 30, 2021
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 5, 2021
  • Games Club

    An opportunity for students to get together and enjoy playing a variety of games cooperatively and competitively. It gives students an opportunity to meet new peers, make friends, work together and engage in some friendly competition. Tuesdays after school in the Blue Room.

  • LGBTQ2SA+ Alliance

    A safe place to discuss topics and challenges related to the LGBTQ2SA+ community and its allies. We will strive to create leadership in the school community and foster open discussion. Topic discussions and activities will be planned and led by students, supported by staff who are members of the LGBTQ2SA+ community. Tuesdays after school in the Red Room.

October 6, 2021
  • Trivia Club

    Are you a fan of random trivia? Join us for Trivia Club! Trivia of many categories and trivia submitted by you is waiting for  players. We hope you will participate in a fun-filled club! Meet new peers in your school community as you engage in exploring the world through trivia. Wednesdays at Lunch.

  • Parent Info Night: High School 101
  • Parent Info Night: Post Secondary Information Night
October 7, 2021
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club

    Instead of being powered by a computer or gaming console, Dungeons and Dragons games unfold in the minds of a group of people through shared storytelling. Rather than quietly staring at a screen and clicking buttons on a controller, the YMCA Academy Dungeons and Dragons Club members cooperatively scour maps, lay out plans, brainstorm solutions, and tackle enemies all through the power of imagination. Mondays in the blue and green room at lunch. And Thursdays in the blue room 3:50 to 4:50

  • Cooking Club

    Cooking Club is an after-school activity where students come together to prepare and cook a meal or snack. You get the chance to practice important kitchen skills, hang out with peers and of course try delicious foods. We will meet most Thursdays after school in the Orange Room.

October 8, 2021
  • Magazine Club

    Work together to publish a school magazine, with features, art, creative writing, and more. Magazine club is a chance to express yourself, hone writing your skills, and practice collaboration in a non-judgmental setting. Every other Friday at lunch in the Red Room.

October 11, 2021
  • Thanksgiving (No School for Students)
October 14, 2021
  • Social Event - Movie Night
October 15, 2021
  • Writing Club
October 18, 2021
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club

    Instead of being powered by a computer or gaming console, Dungeons and Dragons games unfold in the minds of a group of people through shared storytelling. Rather than quietly staring at a screen and clicking buttons on a controller, the YMCA Academy Dungeons and Dragons Club members cooperatively scour maps, lay out plans, brainstorm solutions, and tackle enemies all through the power of imagination. Mondays in the blue and green room at lunch. And Thursdays in the blue room 3:50 to 4:50

October 22, 2021
  • Cedar Glen
October 31, 2021
  • Halloween
November 11, 2021
  • Remembrance Day
November 17, 2021
  • Parent Teacher Interviews (High School) (No School for High School Students)
  • Parent Teacher Interviews (Middle School students will be dismissed at 12:20)
November 18, 2021
  • Parent Teacher Interviews (High School) (No School for High School Students)
  • Parent Teacher Interviews (Middle School students will be dismissed at 12:20)
November 19, 2021
  • PA Day (No School for Students)
December 10, 2021
  • Half Day (11:30am dismissal for all students)
December 17, 2021
  • Academy Showcase
December 18, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 19, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 20, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 21, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 22, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 23, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 24, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 25, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 26, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 27, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 28, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 29, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 30, 2021
  • Winter Break
December 31, 2021
  • Winter Break
January 1, 2022
  • Winter Break
January 2, 2022
  • Winter Break
January 5, 2022
  • First day of classes in 2022
January 20, 2022
  • Last day of classes for Semester 1
January 21, 2022
  • First Semester Examinations
January 24, 2022
  • First Semester Examinations
January 25, 2022
  • First Semester Examinations
January 26, 2022
  • Turnaround day between semesters (no school for High School students)
January 27, 2022
  • First Day of Second Semester
February 18, 2022
  • PA Day (No School for Students)
February 21, 2022
  • Family Day (No School for Students)
March 5, 2022
  • March Break
April 15, 2022
  • Good Friday (No School for Students)
April 18, 2022
  • Easter Monday (No School for Students)
May 23, 2022
  • Victoria Day
June 17, 2022
  • Last Day of School


Important Documents
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
    This document describes a number of important policies and procedures at the school, including assignment deadlines, appropriate conduct, use of technology, and attendance procedures.
  • BYOD Overview & Policies
    This policy document outlines the Academy's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, it includes the onboarding procedure, student responsibilities and service agreement.
  • Community Hours Form
    Academy students should use this form to track the collection of their Community Involvement hours (required by the Ministry of Education in order to receive a high school diploma). Students may track all hours on one form, or use multiple copies.
  • Media Release Form
    An valid copy of this form is kept on hand at the school for each member of the Academy learning community.
  • Admissions Application
    A copy of this document must be completed by all prospective Academy students and their families.
  • Orientation Package
    Academy students and their families complete this package upon acceptance into the program.