Communications Department @SHSSComm
Department Head: Mrs. Lloyd-Henry @PLloydHenry
The Sandalwood Heights Secondary School Communications Department is committed to building and delivering equitable programs of study that encourage the social and intellectual development of ethical and active learners in preparation for democratic citizenship. We support student learning in and outside of our classrooms in a number of ways. Our teachers differentiate their instruction to cater to students' learning styles, abilities and interests. Students are given many opportunities to use new forms of multi-media and multi-modal tools to demonstrate their learning. The Communications department believes in and values full partnerships with our SHSS families. We provide additional learning student support through our D2L sites and are available to parents by phone.
Learning Support System
Sandalwood Heights has a number of programs in place to support students.
The Writing Centre
The writing centre provides extra support to senior English students who need help with their writing. The focus will be on developing critical thinking skills and writing strong arguments.
Counting On You (COY)
COY is an after-school program that is held twice a week between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm. At COY Sandalwood teachers provide additional support to students. COY classes are small and bite-sized snacks are provided.
At Sandalwood, many teachers have online class sites (Edmodo, D2L, Google Classroom and MyClass) that offer classroom resources. Students can access these anytime.
Language, Literature and Literacy Support
The Literature Network
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Literacy Websites for Students in Grades 9-12
EQAO – OSSLT Student Resources
French as a Second Language Support
FSL Homework Toolbox
CPF Canadian Parents for French
OCSB FSL Support
Online FSL Activities
Other Important Information
French and English Competitions
Concours d'art oratoire
Creative Minds Youth Contest 2015
Speaker's Award for Youth Writers
The RBC® Black History Month Student Essay Competition