Becoming a Bluevale Knight is the start of a great adventure and is a wonderful privilege as you become a part of over 47 years of history and tradition.  However, if this step makes you feel nervous, anxious or overwhelmed, as a student, parent or guardian, you are not alone.  This page has been designed to help you understand what the transition to Grade 9 at Bluevale will look and feel like, and hopefully remove as much of the anxiety that exists for anyone that is about to start high school.

If you have any questions about the information shared on this page or anything related to the transition to Grade 9, please contact the BCI Guidance Department at 519-885-4620 Ext. 5520.  Mrs. Miller, our Guidance Office Manager will connect you with your son/daughter’s upcoming Guidance Counsellor to answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Grade 9 FAQs

Course Selection from grade 8 to grade 9:

Students will receive instructions for using MyWay, our WRDSB Course Selection software, in their current Grade 8 classes. MyWay will not be available until mid February 2021. Students should use the materials provided and information from their Virtual tour to plan courses in advance.

Course Calendar Grade 9 2021-22Course Calendar Grade 9 2021-22 – Google Docs

Making the Right Choice: Applied or Academic English

Sample Course Planning Sheet

 

What to Expect

Welcome Guide

BCI Grade 8 Promo Video

School Day Schedule (Bell Times)

  • Students take up to 4 subjects/credits in each semester = total of 8 credits in a school year
  • Semester 1:  September – January
  • Semester 2:  February – June

Sample of 1st Day Schedule

Sample of September Events

Clubs and Activities List

School Map

Other great resources…

Grade 8 to 9 Transition Guide (for Students and Parents)

Ontario Secondary School Diploma Requirements

Sample Student Timetable

Coming to Bluevale from outside the WRDSB? Please contact Mrs. Miller to register: julieann_miller@wrdb.ca.