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Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transition Information 

Below are links to the different files that were shared with teachers and students at our elementary feeder school virtual visits in November.

  1. Westlane's Google Slides Presentation: Grade 8 Visits: Transition to Secondary

  2. DSBN's Powerpoint Presentation: Make the Move Presentation

  3. Video Tour: Virtual Visit Video Tour by Aidan Bilon & Sydney Hughes

Grade 8 students will complete their course selections using Career Cruising. You must access this through D2L (live link below), then look for the Career Cruising widget.


The deadline for course selections is January 9th and Course Selection Sign Off Sheets will be returned VIRTUALLY to Grade 8 teachers.

Questions about course selections and level options should be directed to Grade 8 Teachers.

NEW FOR 2021/2022: There will only be ONE math class in Grade 9. ALL students will choose MPM1D1. Any updates from the Ministry of Education will be shared with teachers, parents, and students.

Parents and students will still need to choose between Applied and Academic level courses for: English, Science, Geography, and French.

You can choose two Arts credits (and not one Arts, one Elective) if you wish.

Students interested in attending Westlane from another board can complete this Grade 9 Course Selection Sheet. Please contact the school to speak to an administrator about registering for the 2021-2022 school year. The form can be emailed to Sheona Bilon, Program Leader Student Services


If you are planning on taking Summer School Gym please read:

Summer School Gym's course code is PAF2O and Grade 9 Gym's course code is PPL1O. This means that students can absolutely take both gym courses and receive a credit for each; the second gym will count towards your electives. If you wish to replace Grade 9 Gym with an additional elective, a parent/guardian can email me in July or August with that request at sheona.bilon@dsbn.org. Please indicate which course you would like to replace PPL1O with. Please note that not all changes will be possible and some classes may be full.