The Physical Environment
The College is committed to ensuring a safe learning and working environment. We will arrange classroom furniture to leave as much space as possible between students. The College will create specific routes for students to get to and from classrooms, including designated entry and exit points.
Assessment and Requirements for Graduation
To the greatest extent possible, assessment, evaluation and reporting activities will proceed as usual. Report cards will be provided for all students, including those who may plan to participate only through remote learning. Where assessment approaches have relied on exams, culminating activities, such as performance tasks, demonstrations, projects, and essays can be used instead to determine students’ grades or marks. We will ensure that our Upper School program of study allows students to fulfil the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and supports their postsecondary pathway destinations. The College will follow ongoing guidance provided by the Ministry of Education and the International Baccalaureate, and will ensure adapted program delivery supports student completion of both diplomas.
For the fall return to campus, the Upper School uniform will be modified to accommodate a lack of changing facilities, as during this period there will be no access to lockers or changing areas in the Upper School. The uniform will be a modified Warm Weather Dress with options on the top and athletic pants or other pants on the bottom.
Families will be advised of any uniform changes and updates as soon as that information is available. We will NOT, however, be returning to First Dress for the winter, so there is no need to purchase a blazer for the start of the 2021–22 academic year.
Please note that students in Years 1 to 12 are required to wear a well-fitting medical (surgical/procedural) or three-ply cloth mask while indoors in school buildings. Families are asked to send students with two clean masks each day. Students must not share their masks. Students are asked to bring two well-fitting three-ply cloth masks with them to school. Students must not share their masks with others.
UCC branded items will be available at the Blues Shop. The Blues Shop catalogue, order form and curbside pick-up details are available here