NEW! Covid 19 links
All library books and due dates have been extended!
Please return all library books to a book return bin located next to the main office or in front of the library doors.
The Earl Haig Library is dedicated to helping students access quality, reliable, resources during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The following links are especially useful:
Nelson Textbook Resources:
Nelson is open access to a variety of student resources to support learning from home. This will be available until June 30th 2020.
TDSB Virtual Library Resources:
Online resources are available for our TDSB community and this can be found on the TDSB Virtual Library webpage.
Earl Haig Library Resources:
For additional resources do not forget about our alphabetical list of databases. All usernames / passwords can be found in your school agenda.
Amazon Audible Stories:
Amazon recently cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages due to school closures. Students can now instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across five different languages, that will help them continue learning.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
In order to help our community prepare and stay better informed, use these reputable resources::
For information on COVID-19, use the following websites for updates on the virus, travel advice, tips ton how to prepare, and being aware of symptoms, including prevention and risk reduction:
Resources to help keep one another safe and practice good hygiene:
For additional information check out a government health site or see this list compiled by the Ontario Library Association (OLA) visit www.accessola.com or click here.
Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing March Break!
Interested in a new read just in time for March Break? Our Library Learning Commons has lot of books in Teen Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Manga, Graphic Novels, etc. for you to browse! Take a look at Destiny Discover to access ebooks online if travelling and wanting to keep it light!
Need assistance selecting the perfect read? Visit our newest subscription NoveList Plus, a premiere database for reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Please speak with a Teacher-Librarian (Mr. Kopyto OR Ms. Lo Re) if further assistance is needed!
Be sure to also check out the latest reads for Teens at the Toronto Public Library over the break! Click here to seewhat’s new in Teen Fiction.
Remember to visit the EHSS Library Learning Commons just before the March Break to settle all fines!
We wish you a safe and relaxing break!
From Monday January 27th to Friday January 31st, during periods 2 & 3, Guidance Counselors will be in the library offering support with course selection and MyBlueprint.
New user to MyBlueprint? You will need your OEN number found on your student timetable to setup an account. Click here to access your OEN number (you must use a networked computer). If you need additional support, speak with guidance.
IMPORTANT: ALL grade 12 students must submit “Not Returning” on MyBlueprint and complete the exit survey.
Please come to the library during lunch to speak to a Guidance Counselor for support.
Click here for an electronic copy of Choices 2019-2020.
Literacy Classes & OSSLT Preparation 2019-2020
After-school literacy classes will begin the week of January 27th. There will be 8-9 sessions in total. Each session will be 75 minutes , after-school, from 3:30-4:40 p.m. Students can sign-up for by filling out one of the two forms listed below. Students need to attend ALL sessions for maximum benefit as the lessons are carefully structured and sequential.
To sign-up for a session see links below:
Students in an English class must use this form: http://bit.ly/ehssliteracy
Students in an ESL Class must use this form: http://bit.ly/ehssliteracyESL
*Note* Use an email you check frequently, as we will be sending information via email once the after school sessions start.
Please sign up no later than January 27th, 2020
*Class begin the week of January 27th*
Get a head start and begin preparing for the OSSLT Test. Visit the EQAO website for additional resources such as examples of assessment and scoring guides.
On Monday, January 13th and Tuesday January 14th, Grade 12 English, ESL and Grade 12 Math exams will take place.
Regular classes for both January 13th and 14th will follow a modified schedule. See below:
Period 1 – 9:05 -9:45 a.m.
Period 4 – 9:50 – 10:30 a.m.
Period 5 – 10:35 – 11:15 a.m.
Library Exam Hours:
- January 13th – The Earl Haig Library Learning Commons will remain open for students signed-up for BOOST from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Jauary 14th – 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for study
See below for the exam schedule and study tips:
Exam Schedule 2019
Have time for a distraction? Browse through one of our many library databases and learn something new! Try out the Destiny Discover for fiction online. All usernames and passwords can be found on p.23 of the agenda. Best of luck on your exams!
Additional Study Support:
Don’t forget the wealth of resources available through the Toronto Public Library site. TPL offers a page on Homework Help. This includes Brainfuse – live tutoring available to students. Online tutors are hired experts (often teachers and/or individuals with a university degree) available from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Brainfuse also offers a writing lab feature which gives students access to experts online for writing assistance (for constructive feedback, they require work to be sent 3 days in advance).
Good Luck on your Exams!