Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews

Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews

A reminder to parents/guardians that report cards will be distributed to all students on Thursday, February 16th during first period classes.


Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held Thursday, February 23rd from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 -8:00 p.m.  The online site will be available from 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 17th to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22ndParent Teacher Interview sign up

Letter from the Director and Chair Re: Events in Quebec City

Letter from TDSB Director and Chair – January 30 2017

Student Exam Schedules

Student Exam Schedules

  • Exam schedules were distributed to all students Friday, January 13 in their Home Form classes.
  • Please remind your child to review their exam schedule and the instructions carefully.
  • Please pay close attention to specific dates and times of the exams.
  • See attached Student Exam Schedule and Exam Schedule for information.
  • Exam Info for students, January 2017 EXAM SCHEDULE


Exam Accommodations

Note to all students who are receiving accommodations for exams:

  • Students with accommodations will be writing in the Library, room 210 or 212 as indicated on their personal schedule.
  • Please pay attention to the start times as the exams begin at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.     (30 minutes earlier than regular scheduled exams).











Audition Day January 20, 2017

Reminder, Friday, January 20th is Audition Day.

There is no school for ESA students on Friday.

Only students who have prearranged to volunteer for Audition Day should be in the school on January 20th.

Principal News

I wanted to write to all of you who receive these postings and who read our website to say thank you for your support of Etobicoke School of the Arts and of me, as its Principal, over these past six and a half years.  I met with teachers and announced to students this morning that I will be leaving ESA as of February 2nd to take up duties as Principal at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute.

Attached, you will find a letter from the Board regarding this change and introducing the incoming Principal of ESA, Ms. Peggy Aitchison.

As always, please feel free to write or call if you have any questions.

ESA – Principal Change – Community letter Jan 2017(V2)

Exam Schedule January 2017

January 2017 Exam Schedule

Commencement at ESA – Spring 2017

Numerous requests have been made over the last number of years to move our Commencement date from the Fall to the Spring.  After many discussions with School Council, Students and Staff, we are going to hold the Commencement ceremony in June this year.  More details will follow, but graduating students should hold the evening of Thursday, June 29th for their graduation ceremony.  (The Prom will be taking place on Monday, June 26th.)

Students planning to graduate should ensure that they have met all the requirements needed for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  If you are unsure about this, please arrange to meet with your Guidance Counsellor.  Please make sure you have your 40 volunteer hours!

Please feel free to write if you have any questions about this.


Please check the lost & found outside the main office for misplaced items such as : clothing, lunch bags, water bottles. etc.

If you have lost any valuable items such as:  wallets, phones, headphones, jewellery etc. Please check with the main office.

Please note any items unclaimed after the winter break will be donated to charity.

Thank you.




Late Start- Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wednesday, December 21 is a late start. Classes begin at 9:45.

Late Start- Wednesday, December 14th

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 is a Late Start.

Classes begin at 9:45 a.m.

Students – Have Your Say! Project Grants for Student Voice Initiatives

The Ministry of Education is sponsoring grants of between $1,000 and $2,500 for Student Voice projects.   It sounds like a great idea and a great opportunity for students to share their ideas with the larger educational community and with the Government of Ontario.  If this resonates for you, please read below, see the attached poster and go to the website for more info.  Feel free to also follow up with me if you have any questions.  (I just watched the video and I think it gives a very clear sense of the purpose of the project).

Principal MacKinnon

What is it?

Student Voice aims to promote student engagement and success in Ontario’s schools by listening to and learning from students. Student Voice provides you, the students, with a variety of ways to share your ideas with your school, the education community and the ministry about what would help you re-engage, or be more engaged, in your learning. Student Voice can help you take action to shape your learning environment while you build your skills.

We want all students to be successful, and we need your energy and ideas to make this happen.

Check out this video to get an idea of what’s changing for Ontario students!

It all starts with you

Speak up! You have a voice, and we want to hear what you have to say about your education. Your ideas and actions are key in helping Ontario’s publicly funded education system reach the goals set out in its Achieving Excellence vision for education. We want to help you make your school a place where everyone feels welcome and where you are empowered to speak your mind, get involved and become active citizens and leaders.

Students told us that you want to:

  • share your ideas with government on how to strengthen student engagement and make Ontario’s publicly funded education system even better.
  • have a school culture where all students feel that they belong.
  • work as partners with your teachers, and participate in school decisions that will shape your lives and the lives of your peers.

Read more at:

And see the poster at:


Late Start Wednesday, November 30th

Late Start Wednesday, November 30th.

Classes begin at 9:45.