Speaker Series: Anxiety and Mental Health

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This is a recording of the first Speaker Series event for 2021-2022 with Dr. Sophie Grigoriadis, PhD, MD, FRCPC.

Bayview Glen is proud to host leading industry experts to discuss topics that are timely and relevant to our school community, supported by the Bayview Glen Parent Association.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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By: Fiona Fenili, Director of Teaching and Learning, Prep School

Originally published in the October 2021 Glen newsletter.

Recently, the Government of Canada passed legislation to make September 30 a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day

will recognize and commemorate the legacy of the residential school system in our country.

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At Bayview Glen, this day will serve as a day of remembrance, reflection and action. All students will participate in learning modelled on Indigenous pedagogy. Students will participate
in lessons focussed on all four aspects of the Anishinaabe sacred circle: spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual. Our youngest learners will explore Mother Earth knowledge, family connections and walking on the land. Older students will look at the perspectives of First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples, and the importance of learning from Elders, and will investigate treaties and residential schools.

As part of our commitment to action, Bayview Glen is honoured to donate all proceeds from Orange Shirts purchased through the Parent Association Shop to the Woodland Cultural Centre’s ‘Save the Evidence’ campaign. This campaign will ensure that the former Mohawk Institute Residential School is fully restored into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource.

Through thoughtful and meaningful educational opportunities, we aspire to create a new relationship with all Indigenous Peoples of Canada — one based in honour and deep respect for their cultures, languages and significant contributions

to our country. Learning about the truth of our history and recognizing the historic and present-day importance of contributions of Indigenous Peoples are the first steps towards reconciliation.

Back to School 2021-2022 Information

BVG News, Lower School, Parent Association, Prep School, Preschool, Upper School

Be sure to read your Back to School 2021-2022 Booklet.

It was mailed home in August along with the School Calendar 2021-2022 and School Reopening Plan 2021-2022.

They are also available to view online on our publications page.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office or your Assistant Head of School.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Letter to parents – mandatory vaccine policy

BVG News, COVID-19

Dear Parents,

As you know, Bayview Glen is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment. Consistent
with this commitment, the Board of Directors has established a Covid-19 policy as set out in the
attached document.

As you will see, this policy requires that all eligible students (those born 2009 or earlier) and all faculty,
staff, third party providers, volunteers and coaches be vaccinated prior to school in September.

As we continue to see the numbers of Covid-19 increase daily, this added protection is a necessary
step combined with social distancing, mask wearing, cleaning protocols, and hand sanitizing. The
vaccination status of everyone will also be required by Toronto Public Health in the event of an
outbreak.

For students from Preschool to Grade 6, families will have access to a Rapid Testing Programme. We
expect all families to use this Rapid Test App twice a week as another layer of protection for our
youngest students. More detailed information will follow.

Please remember that the first dose of the vaccine is required by September 1st to be eligible for oncampus learning. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your Assistant Heads.

As always, I thank you for your continued support as we navigate this together and prepare for a safe
and exciting school year.

Sincerely,
Eileen Daunt
Head of School

BVG PLAYERS PRESENT MACBETH

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The BVG players present Macbeth, sprint 2021

The countdown is on until the BVG Upper School Players stream Macbeth live for the entire school community!


Friday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. via YouTube: 

It has taken a variety of specialists among the Upper School community to get our virtual performance ready for the big screen. We are incredibly proud of the BVG Players students, faculty and staff members it took to accomplish this theatrical and filmic feat. “See you” Friday!

Poster design by Natalee Kennedy, Grade 10.

Leadership in Action: Peer4Peer Online Peer Tutoring Platform

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By: Nikhil Marwaha and Sydney Caduc, Grade 12

Last March, our community experienced a time of great uncertainty. Faced with this challenge, Peer4Peer was founded with a mission to create stability. The organization’s goal is to connect peers with one another and foster a positive learning environment in this challenging environment. Peer4Peer is an online peer tutoring platform run by students, for students. At Bayview Glen, we are very fortunate to have the privilege of a private education and online learning. However, we know this is not the reality for most students. Peer4Peer works to break the imbalance between resources available to the public system and the private school system. This initiative has been brought to Bayview Glen to help introduce students to new opportunities, further develop their learning skills. In addition, increase student’s confidence in their knowledge as a tutee or to share their own understandings and experience with others as a tutor.Last March, our community experienced a time of great uncertainty. Faced with this challenge, Peer4Peer was founded with a mission to create stability. The organization’s goal is to connect peers with one another and foster a positive learning environment in this challenging environment. Peer4Peer is an online peer tutoring platform run by students, for students. At Bayview Glen, we are very fortunate to have the privilege of a private education and online learning. However, we know this is not the reality for most students. Peer4Peer works to break the imbalance between resources available to the public system and the private school system. This initiative has been brought to Bayview Glen to help introduce students to new opportunities, further develop their learning skills. In addition, increase student’s confidence in their knowledge as a tutee or to share their own understandings and experience with others as a tutor. We may be socially distant, but we continue to learn together.

Yearbooks for BVG Class of 2020 Grads

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covers of the 2019-2020 yearbooks

The 2019-2020 yearbooks have arrived! In light of the current COVID-19 circumstances, we will be doing yearbook distribution a little different this year. For those #BVGgrads2020 who have younger siblings attending Bayview Glen, their yearbooks will be delivered to their sibling’s homeroom or mentor during the school day next week. Since the school campus remains closed to visitors, we will reach out to the rest of the grads and their parents individually to confirm their address for home delivery – no pickup arrangement this year due to health and safety precautions. Thank you for your patience and understanding during the distribution process. We miss seeing all of you #BVGAlumni in person and look forward to the time when we can gather again safely! #stayconnectedonline #bvgmemories #2020yearbook #keepsafe #bvgforever