grade 12 nelson students

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How many hours do I need to graduate?

For the 2021-2022 school year, graduating students are only required to complete 20 hours of community service. For all other grades, the requirement of 40 hours is still in place. Students can start accumulating their hours in the summer following their grade 8 year.

The rules around how they can be accumulated have also been modified, due to COVID restrictions.


If you worked, you can claim 10 hours. You will need to download a reflection form (below), write a reflection, and use the Submit Community Service hours link (below) to submit the reflection form. You will also need to submit your paystub, showing your hours, using the same Submit Community Service hours link (below).


If you helped around the house, you will need to download a reflection form (below), write a reflection, and use

the Submit Community Service hours link (below) to submit the reflection form. You also need to download the Tracking Sheet (below) and complete it, claiming how many hours you helped, and use the same Submit Community Service hours link (below) to submit the form.


If you volunteered, you will need to submit EITHER a letter from the organization that you volunteered for that has a letterhead, a signature from the supervising person and the number of hours that you volunteered OR you will need to download the Tracking Sheet (below) and complete it, indicating how many hours you volunteered, and have it signed by the supervisor. The letter or the sheet then needs to be submitted using the same Submit Community Service hours link (below).


All hours need to be submitted via the link below. You can only submit one file at a time, but you can submit multiple times.


How to submit hours:

Here is a link to the reflection form: Reflection form

Here is a link to the tracking sheet for any hours that needs to be completed and signed: Tracking Sheet

Here is a link to submit your tracking sheet, once it is completed: Submit Community Service hours


Search here for opportunities: Volunteer Halton SPARK Ontario

Check here for ideas from the board: HDSB ideas during COVID

Will I have access to myblueprint and my google email/drive after graduation?

Read below for instructions on how to save your work.

myblueprint

Follow this link for instructions on how to continue to access myBlueprint after graduation: Instructions

Google drive and gmail


Once you have satisfied all of your graduation requirements and do not have any further courses, the board will delete your Google email account and your Google Drive. This can occur during the school year, if you are finishing early.

It is imperative that you take the necessary steps to save your data before this happens. Here are instructions on how to transfer your email and data before your account is removed.

To retain your G Suite data, please see one of the options below:

  • Transfer email and Drive files to a personal Google Account using Google Takeout Transfer Your Content - see Transfer their content *HDSB accounts have unlimited drive space. Personal G Mail accounts only have 15 GB free drive space. All G Suite files do not count toward your quota. All other file formats will (PDF’s, Pictures, Videos, Microsoft Office files)

  • Archive data using Google Takeout - The traditional Takeout is also available to create an archive of All their data in G suite.

This will enable you to easily retain your email, essays, resumes, science projects and any other files stored on Google Drive before access has been removed to your HDSB account.


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