Grade 8 and New Student FAQs
What does the first day look like?
Grade eight students will be the only students in the building on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021. You will spend time in an assembly and your Teacher Advisory (like a homeroom).
Do we start classes on the first day?
You will meet your TA teacher on Tuesday the 7th, but regular classes do not start until Wednesday, September 8th. Wednesday will be a full day with a block order of BADC and will begin with your Teacher Advisory.
Where is my homeroom?
At Isfeld, your homeroom is called your Teacher Advisory (TA). TA groups will include students from all grades. You will find a list of TA assignments in the foyers near the front entrance, the gym, and the back entrance when you get here on Tuesday. Please come a bit early to find your TA number and TA teacher’s name. I’ve attached a map of the school so you can orient yourself before you arrive.
How do I get my locker? Do I need my own lock?
The school will provide all of the locks and you do not need to bring one. You will get assigned your locker by your TA teacher on Tuesday.
What school supplies do I need?
Required supplies will vary by class and teacher. You will find out what you need from your teachers in the first week of class. It is a good idea to bring a binder, lined paper and a pen and pencil to your first few classes.
When do I get my schedule?
You will be given your timetable in your TA after the assembly on Tuesday. If your timetable is incomplete, you should contact your specific counsellor or vice-principal by email.
Who are my counsellors and vice-principal?
- Counsellor (Last Name A-K): Jill Kotapski
- Counsellor (Last Name L-Z): Debbie Long
- Vice Principal (Last Names: A-K): Mr. Jonathan Bos
- Vice Principal (Last Names: L-Z): Ms. Sherrie Martens
Is there a cafeteria?
There is no cafeteria so most students bring a lunch from home and eat in the halls or outside. There are occasionally food sales put on by the Lifeskills program. You will hear about bake sales or other food sales in the daily announcements in your TA. As well, Isfeld does provide a salad bar on select days.
If you take a transit bus to school, they have a new routes and schedule times, so check here. If you ride your bike, the lock-up area is in front of the school.