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POTENTIAL GRADS Updates & Info (as of May 22nd)...

by Irene Siemiaszko | Mar 30, 2020

Dear Potential Grads, 
We are merging all Guidance-related messages for you under this link.  Please continue to check here for any updates, and stay focused on your goal...


New information will be posted under a GOLD date, and will appear underneath each RED subtitle below. If a subtitle, or information, becomes irrelevant, or has timed out, it will eventually be removed. (scroll to the bottom for our contact info) 
GO BULLDOGS!

GRADUATION 2020 & BEYOND...
UPDATES as of May 22nd:
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ontario.ca/osap  You will need your SIN #, School & Program Info, & Tax Info in order to complete an OSAP application.  We will be sharing a webinar/presentation, to help you with your application, as soon as we receive it.  Keep checking this site!
Today is the LAST DAY to submit "Please Consider Me for the Nomination" forms to the SWC Awards Committee (link below under DSBN Scholarships and Awards)
Today is the LAST DAY to vote in Round 2 for your Rotary Medallists (in your D2L announcements)

UPDATES as of May 21st:
Grad Photos: Lasting Images is holding "Studio MakeUp Days" for grad photos now. In order to ensure that your photo gets onto the SWC composite (and wherever else you might be celebrated) you must complete your photo session by June 10th. 
http://www.lastingimages.ca/


UPDATES as of May 19th:

"Please Consider Me for the Nomination" forms (see below under Scholarships & Awards) are due this Friday!
Round 2 of voting for Rotary Medallists
is open now and will close on Friday at 3:20 p.m.
The Google Form for Potential Grads to vote for Rotary Medallists is posted in D2L, the Guidance Announcements page.  You might need to scroll down through all of your classes to find it:



Summer School eLearning courses:
Summer School eLearning new credit courses
Summer School eLearning online Registration:
https://forms.gle/szS4419hJLEgvQGy9
Important Items to know before registering for Summer School:
1) Ensure that you will have completed any necessary prerequisite courses (the Summer School registration form won't prevent you from attempting to register - like we do back at school! However, your registration will not be processed if you are ineligible).
2) Know that Summer School eLearning expectations are NOT the same as those of your online learning this semester!  Please expect to spend 4-5 hours per day (16 - 20 hours per week) on a summer eLearning course.

UPDATES as of May 12th:
Dream Home Edition digital conference for young women, Gr. 7-12, and their parents, Wednesday, May 27th, 5-8p.m.  Explore careers in Skilled Trades, STEM, Emergency Response and Entrepreneurship:
We Build a Dream

UPDATES as of May 11th:
Some messages from Job Gym:

Gr 12s who are looking for a job
Job Gym Student Power Hour
Youth Job Connection virtual sessions

UPDATES as of May 5th:
Coming soon = Grad Data Form!  Yes, it's really happening! How?  When?  Where? Soooo, we don't have that information yet, but you ARE graduating! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

UPDATES as of May 20th:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ByAWcYZxEbi7w2uT9HLtKRauSYn_La3_7g2KRsMhPnc/edit

DSBN SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS...
The link to the DSBN Awards & Bursaries site is:  https://www.dsbn.org/awards

PLEASE NOTE that the links provided below might not have ALL of the information that you need for the application. Always refer to the DSBN Awards & Bursaries site, and the information provided there, about each of these opportunities. The SWC Awards Committee chair is Ms. Davis-Thompson.

UPDATES as of May 11th:
The Treblaires' Scholarship for the Performing Arts has a new deadline of Friday, June 5th. Email Ms. Davis-Thompson for an electronic copy of the application form.
https://www.dsbn.org/awards/scholarships-awards

UPDATES as of April 24th:
The OJEN Bursaries 2020, for students pursuing careers in the Justice sector, has extended its deadline to May 25th: bit.ly/OJENBursaries
UPDATES as of April 21st:
A new scholarship opportunity!  The PenFinancial Truly Local Video Scholarship Contest is offering 3 scholarships ($5000, $3000, $2000) for winning submissions of a 2 minute video - submission deadline May 29th.https://penfi.ca/scholarship/
UPDATES as of March 31st:
The Women in Stem Bursary has been added to the DSBN awards link.  Deadline is May 25th. https://www.b4networks.ca/girls-in-stem-bursary/

ONTARIO COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES APPLICATIONS...
UPDATES as of May 14th:
University Application Information Update May 14

The following links will take you to Ontario undergraduate College and University admissions information re:  COVID 19.  The chairs of the College and University Registrars Associations advise that it is best for students to look at the FAQ's for specific answers to their questions regarding admissions at the specific schools(Colleges and/or Universities). These FAQ's are updated regularly.  The links to specific Colleges and Universities can also be found using the links below. 
Ontario undergraduate admission-University
https://www.ouac.on.ca/news/important-covid-19-update/
Ontario undergraduate admissions- College
https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en/covid-19
A full list of college websites can be found on the ontariocolleges.ca   Contact the Colleges page. 

Your Guidance & Student Success Departments can be contacted via email or through leaving a phone message:
Adam Onclin, Program Leader, Student Success (905) 641-2929 x64825
adam.onclin@dsbn.org
Wanda Cook, Guidance Teacher (905) 641-2929 x64824
wanda.cook@dsbn.org
Sherrie Davis-Thompson, Guidance Teacher, (905) 641-2929 x64823
sherrie.davis-thompson@dsbn.org
Irene Siemiaszko, Program Leader, Guidance, (905) 641-2929 x64822
irene.siemiaszko@dsbn.org
Kelly Mossman, Secretary, (905) 641-2929 x64814
kelly.mossman@dsbn.org

 

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