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Welcome to the Guidance Office!

Mrs. M. Willson–ext. 4657–Guidance Office Administrative Assistant

Ms. M. Hewitt–ext. 4662–ELL/ESL Guidance Counsellor & and Department Head of ESL

Mr. S. Ireland–ext. 4660–Assistant Department Head supporting students with last names A-K

Ms. K. Miminas–ext. 4659–Department Head supporting students with last names L-Z

Ms. M. Burnell–ext.4658–Student Success Teacher

In accordance with CoVid-19 Public Health and HWDSB protocols, all guidance appointments will be online through MS Teams or via phone call.  Please book an appointment through the Guidance page on the HUB or contact Mrs. Willson.

Timetable Changes

At this time, timetable changes for semester one are now complete.  If you have timetable changes that need to be made for semester two, please contact your guidance counsellor immediately, particularly if you are missing a class or have a SEEGUIDANCE in your schedule.

Attendance/Registration Letters

We are more than happy to provide you with a letter proving that you are registered with us at Glendale.  Please make sure to bring your original request.  Letters can take up to 24 hours to be prepared.  Letters of attendance will include your name, your date of birth, your attendance, your address and parent/guardian information.  Please be sure that you inform the office if you have any changes to any of the information mentioned above.


Planning on leaving Glendale?  If you are 18 years of age or older, or are self-supporting, please email your Counsellor to start the withdrawal process.  If you are under 18 years of age, please have your parent/guardian contact the Main Office or Mrs. Willson to start the process.  And don’t forget to return your iPad and textbooks to your teachers or to the main office.  Otherwise, you will be sent an invoice so that we can replace the book/technology.

Transcript Requests

You may request copies of your transcript in Guidance by asking Mrs. Willson (mwillson@hwdsb.on.ca) as long as you are a current, active student, or you have been a student no longer than one year from the time of your withdrawal.  There is no charge for this service.  Former students and graduates (more than one year removed) can obtain a copy of their transcript of marks by contacting the Office of Student Records, 905-521-2523. You will need to provide identification such as a driver’s license, health card, or birth certificate when making the request.

Volunteering and Community Involvement Hours

***NEW graduation information for potential graduates–The Ministry of Education has determined that students who are graduating in 2021 are only required to complete 20 hours of Community Involvement.  There are also new regulations around when these hours can be completed (some may be done during the school day), where they can be completed (some hours from coop or work may be acceptable) and what the acceptable options are (previous non-approved activities like household chores and family responsibilities may now be accepted).  All hours are approved at the discretion of the principal.  Please contact your guidance counsellor for more information.

You must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement while in high school. Please review the HWDSB policy and guidelines available here: https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/secondary/graduation-information/diploma-requirements/cih/students/

You can browse the opportunities available at https://api.gigitmarketplace.com/ You will find this link and other volunteer/community involvement opportunities on the Guidance HUB page.

To submit your hours, please complete the fillable form here: Community-Service-Form

For a quick facts downloadable sheet, please check out this document: Community-Service-Facts

Updated on Friday, January 08, 2021.
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