Today in the Library

Grade 9 Course Selections Information Workshops

  • Periods 2, 3 and 4
  • The Library will remain open for students on spares during these periods but there will be NO access to computers except for Grade 9’s

After school hours

  • The Library will remain open until 5:00pm today for students in the Musical waiting for your Dress/Tech rehearsal this evening.
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Today in the Library

Grade 9 Course Selections Information Workshops

  • Periods 6, 7 and 8
  • The Library will remain open for students on spares during these periods but there will be NO access to computers except for Grade 9’s

After school hours

  • The Library will remain open until 4:45pm today for students in the Musical waiting for your Dress/Tech rehearsal this evening.

Mindfulness and Final Friday Fun Day… tomorrow!

Start your day off with Thursday morning Mindfulness in The Walden Room starting at 8:10am.

Then join us at lunch for Final Friday Fun Day.

  • This week Final Friday Fun Day falls on the Thursday as it’s the last day of classes before exams begin…

Tomorrow we’re going to have a good old fashioned “Rainy Day Games Day”…

  • The Library has a collection of games including cribbage, chess, backgammon, Jenga, Yahtzee, Sorry!, and more.
  • Or you can bring your own games.
  • Whatever you do, bring your lunch and come join in the fun.

Take a radical approach to exam prep this time around… skip the last minute cramming and studying tomorrow at lunch…

  • Join in the fun and games…. or,
  • Engage in some quiet meditative practice… or,
  • Read a book… we have great collections of poetry and short stories… just the perfect length for those little breaks so necessary when studying.

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Final Friday Fun Day‘s are an opportunity to turn off, settle in, relax and take a load off.  The Library goes tech free for the lunchhour…  no computers, no printing, no personal devices.

  • Room 217 will be open over the lunchhour for anyone desperately needing computer/printer access for academic purposes only.

Password Manager: Make sure you’ve signed up before the holiday break.

New this year…  Password Manager! 

We tested it out with the Grade 9’s during their Orientation sessions and advertised to the rest of the school population afterwards…

As we head off for the holiday break – Password Manager is the ONLY option if you have a problem with your TDSB network password.  Don’t get shut out in the cold with respect to network access.

  • Recover and/or reset your TDSB network password on your own 365 days a year, 24/7.
  • No need to wait until you are at school and able to get into the ESA Library.
  • Create your own personal security questions – keep track of your answers in a secure location!
  • Use the ‘Forgot my Password’ or ‘Lost your password?’ options when logging into the TDSB network via AW.

Set-up your new Password Manager using this link.

  • Enter your TDSB student e-mail address.
  • Create your security questions and away you go.

Posters with QR codes and Bit.ly links are posted around the school.

  • ALL ESA students should be signed onto the Password Manager as soon as possible.

 

Today in the Library…

Before School

  • Access only to the computers on the Upper Level of the Library… DECA will be using all of the machines on the lower level

Lunchtime

  • Final Friday Fun Day
  • Join us for a tech free lunch hour… with fun and games and dip your own caramel apples!
  • Take an intentional time out to relax and find your happy place.

INTERNET ACCESS at ESA on Thursday October 26th

All Staff and students are advised and/or reminded that there will  be no wired or wireless network access at ESA during the school day tomorrow, Thursday October 26th.

This means

·         NO Internet access

·         NO access to Home Drives or Google Drives

·         NO access to Shared Drives

·         NO access to Academic Workspace

These restrictions are in place for the day while ESA is changed over the new Bell Wide Area Network.

·         This is a case of short term pain for long term gain.

·         After the conversion we should see significant increases in our network speed here at ESA.

PLAN accordingly as it relates to any work which may be due to teachers tomorrow…  You will not be able to access your work – or print – for the duration of the downtime.

  • We don’t know exactly what time they are taking us offline, or how long it will take, so best to prepare for the worst case scenario which is all day…