Dear Nelson Families,
Exciting news! School starts on Tuesday, September 7th!
Everyone in the Nelson community is extremely excited to welcome back all of our students on Tuesday. Our grade 9’s and 10’s arrive at 8:10.m. to a warm Link Crew welcome. Grade 9’s will head to the football stadium and the grade 10’s will attend their first period classroom where their senior mentors will be waiting. They will participate in community-building activities and tours of the school. We hope this helps with the transition back from time away and the summer months. At 12:10, all students will attend their period 1 class and at 1:25 they will transition to their period 2 class.
On Wednesday, September 8th, we return to our regular daily schedule (see link below). Hand sanitizer will be available at all 6 of the school entrances (5 in the front of the school, and 1 at the South East end). All classrooms are equipped with hand sanitizer. Desks have been appropriately spaced to provide for maximum physical distancing.
The Nelson staff is ready! We spent September 1st and 2nd back in the building “readying” our classrooms and attending important professional learning opportunities. We are up-to-date on the latest covid protocols, destreaming for all, student mental health and well-being and building health and safety. We are all very excited to get the academic year started!
Important Information for Families:
HDSB schools will send Start-up Forms and Student Verification Forms electronically on Monday, September 13, 2021.
School Photo Day for students
September 15th is student photo day.
Active Screening for Students Attending In-Person Learning
Students able to complete the school screening independently will:
Use the Ontario School Screening Tool each morning.
Show their classroom teacher/educational assistant the “pass” confirmation on their personal device (e.g., phone, laptop) as they enter the classroom.
Please view the most recent Nelson Talks Episode created by our very own Student Council.
Extra Curricular Activities
Nelson athletics will be hosting a sign-up and information meeting on Wednesday, September 8th @ 11am in the Nelson stadium (outside). Any students interested in playing fall sports this year must attend this quick meeting. All students are welcome regardless of experience and ability. The following sports will be offered this fall:
Jr. & Sr. Field Hockey
Jr. & Sr. Basketball
Jr. & Sr. Football (do not need to attend the meeting unless they missed August training)
Jr. & Sr. Volleyball
Varsity Cross Country
Nelson Student Athletic Council is back and looking for team members to kick off our school year! If you would like to join our team, please attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00am in the gym. Ms. Martin & Mrs. Williams are looking forward to meeting you!
View our Regular Daily Schedule for 2021/2022 starting September 8th 2021.
2021/2022 Learning Model (Secondary In-Person Time Table Sample)
Timetable Changes for 2021-2022:
Our guidance counsellors are actively working through course change requests and will process them as quickly as possible.
If you wish to make a course change you will need to complete the google form and a counsellor will connect with you either through email or phone call.
In some cases, for New Registrations, counsellors will need to see you in person and will make an appointment. For this you will need to:
Complete a self-assessment the day of your appointment. If you have ANY symptoms of COVID-19 please do not come to the school.
One (1) adult per family will be able to access the school at the appointment time. No students or siblings are to accompany the adult.
For students under 18 years of age, please review the school’s website for course offerings and record the courses in which you wish to enrol. You will be contacted by email for a virtual meeting with the guidance counsellor following the registration appointment that has occurred by your parent/guardian. Do not attend the registration appointment with your parent/guardian.
Please check our website and Twitter feed @nelsonhdsb regularly for updates.
Looking forward to a very successful school year!
Nelson High School Administrative Team
Stephen Sampson Andrea Dailey Nancy Zigrovic
Principal Vice Principal Vice Principal