Technical Support and Password Changes for Students
Any teacher can change or reset the password of any student in their school. SAMS can be accessed from home through mytdsb.on.ca.
Students in Grades 5-12 can reset their own passwords directly on the login page of many online tools, including Brightspace and Zoom. Once registered, students will be able to use security questions, email, phone, text message or an “authenticator” smartphone app, to validate their password reset requests.
If you are a returning TDSB student, and need a password reset, use the self-serve Password Manager. or chat with TDSB IT support.
If you are still having trouble, ask your teacher to reset your password. It will be set to your default shared secret password as outlined in your school agenda: last four digits of student number + 2 digits for DAY of birth + 2 digits for MONTH of birth + @Tdsb
The school library is currently closed to students. If you would like to borrow a library book, please complete this Google Form (you must sign in with your TDSB account). The item will be delivered to your classroom teacher when it becomes available. Please allow a minimum of two days. Please browse our school library catalogue to ensure the item is available
The Earl Haig Library is dedicated to helping students access quality, reliable, resources during the remote learning.
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.
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 Discoverto 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!
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.
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.
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).
The Earl Haig SS Teacher Librarians, Mr. Kopyto, & Ms. Lo Re, would like to wish all the best for 2020! As we begin the new year, we ask you to challenge yourself with a new year’s resolution.
Start 2020 off right and checkout some of the resources listed below to assist you!
Try focusing on something new such as mental health and well-being. Incorporate meditation into your daily routine.
Annaka Harris website provides tools to help you include meditation into your daily living. There are a number of prerecorded breathing exercises that can be listened too from the computer or cell phone.
OR download one of the following free meditation apps as a tool for well-being: