News From Student Services
It’s been a very busy start to the semester in Student Services. We have had many of the colleges and universities visit our school. We have also adjusted many timetables and our in the process of meeting with individual students. Please find below a list of all of our Student Services staff. Do not hesitate to call with any concerns or questions that you may have regarding your son or daughter:
Head of Student Services - Stephanie Leonard (Semester 1)
Lead Student Success - Tonia Moore
Student Services Secretary - Moya Harrington
Grade 9 Point Person - Kendra Brennan
Grade 10 Point Person - Kendra Brennan
Grade 11 Point Person - Stephanie Leonard
Grade 12 Point Person - Stephanie Leonard
Cooperative Education - Greg Cusson
Adolescent Care Worker - Nancy O'Brien
2017-2018 Course Calendar
Course Calendar 2017-18 NEW0.pdf
Grade 9 Course Calendar
Grade 9 Course Calendar.pdf
Grade 9 Registration Form
BSS Gr 9 Reg Form 2016.pdf
Grades 10-12 Registration Form
Need A Transcript?
Transcript Request Form and Fees.pdf
Exploring the Possibilities: A Pathways Planning Guide
All students are reminded that they need 40 hours of vounteer community involvement to graduate. Reporting forms are available in Student Services and may be handed in to Christine Bertrim as you complete your hours. If you are looking for volunteer hours we have a volunteer board outside of Student Services or you can speak to Nancy O’Brien, ext. 363.
Colleges and universities from around Ontario and a few from out of province have visited the school to answer questions, distribute information, and help students become comfortable with their post secondary decision making. The visiting season will soon be over, and students should look forward to getting their applications in on time. Parents and students are encouraged to review the university and college websites for program details and open house dates. The central website for all university information is www.electronicinfo.ca
and the college website is www.ontariocolleges.ca
Most colleges and universities are happy to show you around their facilities, though you must call before attending.
For students headed to university, the application deadline is early January 2016 though students are strongly encourage to apply before the holiday break in December. The Ontario University Application Center is notorious for having network overload problems in the days leading up to the deadline. By applying early, you avoid those problems. Students use the PIN they received from Student Services to apply at www.ouac.on.ca
As always, Student Services staff are happy to help with the application process and other post-secondary questions.
December 2016 Post Secondary Update.pdf
Take Our Kids to Work Day
The first Take Our Kids to Work™ event took place in 1994 in the Greater Toronto Area. Since then, The Learning Partnership has expanded the program across the country. Take Our Kids to Work™ is now active in all provinces and territories across the country. Annually, more than 200,000 grade nine students and over 75,000 businesses and organizations nation wide participate in Take Our Kids to Work day. Bayridge Secondary School had over 100 Grade 9 students in the work force this November 2nd 2012.
The purpose of this day is to help students understand the importance of staying in school and to help students appreciate a parent's role in making a living and supporting a family.
Research suggests that today’s students will have multiple careers over the span of their working years. They will need to master both new technologies and complex social and organizational systems. Today’s students need a strong sense of self and values of personal and social responsibility in order to succeed in the future.
High school students generally have limited access to workplaces. This program was created through the philosophy that awareness leads to knowledge. The more students understand about the jobs of their parents and relatives, the more informed the decisions about their own future career will be.
We have a number of students participating in the dual credit program at St. Lawrence College. Courses offered this semester include fitness, addictions, psychology, business and culinary arts to name a few. Students that participate in this program earn both a college credit and a high school credit and have their tuition covered by SCWI (School to Work to College Initiative) which is a branch of the Ministry of Education. This is an opportunity to experience what a college would be like and experience a college environment. These courses are intended for Grade 12 or returning students. There re new course offerings for semester two. Please see Mr. Cusson, Ms. Leonard or Mrs. Nahorny for more information.
LDSB - Dual Credits (Expanded Opportunities)
Co-operative education combines classroom learning with practical experience in an occupation or career. Students taking co-operative education have the opportunity to learn about future careers of interest in a “hands on” and experiential manner. Co-operative education helps guide students in their post-secondary planning and facilitates the transition from school to the world of work. Bayridge students typically balance regular in-school academic courses with one or two (full afternoon or morning) co-operative education credits. Students have been learning a lot and working hard at the following placements this semester:
Lancaster Drive Public School
Bayridge Public School
Bayridge Drive Early Learning and Child Care Centre
Cataraqui Life Services and Security
Montana’s Cookhouse Saloon
Sodexho at Queen’s University
Gananoque Fire Service
City of Kingston By-Law Enforcement
Please speak to Mr. Cusson if you have any questions about Semester II co-operative education opportunities.
LDSB - Coop (Expanded Opportunities)
LDSB - Focus Programs (Expanded Opportunities)
2016-2017 Focus Program Red Book
Focus Program Book 20162017.pdf
On this site you will find everything from bus delays and cancellations to finding out if your address would be considered for transportation. This is a great page to mark as a favourite.
Course Calendar 2016-17.pdf
QUEEN’S ENTRANCE BURSARIES -
READ YOUR MAIL – Once you have applied for University or College, you will receive lots of mail from the various institutions to which you have applied. This mail will include important information such as Audition Info, Portfolio details, Personal Statement of Experience Info and general timelines.~ Go through each package carefully so you don’t miss important dates.
COURSE CHANGES – If you make changes to your timetable, be sure to remind your Guidance Counsellor to change it in OUAC or OCAS.
Also, if you have completed a night school course, it is your responsibility to inform your Counsellor of your mark.~ Otherwise, it will NOT appear on your OUAC or OCAS application.
UNIVERSITY OUT OF PROVINCE APPLICATIONS – If you are applying to a university outside of Ontario, be sure to let us know so that we can forward your transcripts.~ The following universities will access your transcripts directly through OUAC:~ Bishops, Concordia, McGill, UBC, University of Victoria and Dalhousie. ~