Information For New Trojans

Welcome! We are so happy to have you at Clarke Road!

To make your transition to our school easier, here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Will I be able to take the school bus to Clarke Road?

School buses are assigned according to your home address. Click here to check if you are eligible for a bus.

When will I get a locker?

Lockers are assigned to all students based on the location of your homeroom class. Lockers will be assigned in your homeroom class on the first day of school. If you do not have a homeroom class, go to the Main Office and they will assign you a locker. A combination lock is included in the student fee for Grade 9 students. If you are in Grades 10-12 you can either bring your own lock (only combination locks are accepted) or purchase one for $5 (cash only).

When will I get my timetable?

Timetables will be available for pick up during the following times:

Tuesday August 27th

Grade 12- 8:00am-10:30am
Grade 11- 12:00pm-2:30pm

Thursday August 29th

Grade 9- 8:00am-10:00am
(followed by Grade 9 Orientation at 10:00am)
Grade 10- 12:00pm-2:30pm

Students are encouraged to pay their student fees online in advance via School Cash Online.  For families that have not paid online, student fees will also be collected during these times ($25 for Grade 9s, $20 for Grades 10, 11, and 12) by cash or cheque only. To pay by debit or credit card, please pay online.

If you cannot make it during these times, you may pick up your timetable in the Cafeteria before school starts on September 3rd.

Are there student fees?

Yes. There is a student activity fee of $25 for Grade 9s (includes a combination lock) and $20 for Grades 10, 11, and 12. Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 can provide their own lock (only combination locks will be accepted) or they can purchase one from the Main Office for $5 (cash only). Students are encouraged to pay their student fees online in advance via School Cash Online. For families that do not pay online, student fees can be paid during timetable pick up or during the first week of school in the Main Office (cash or cheque only). If you have any questions about student fees, or if you'd like to discuss payment options, please contact your student's Vice-Principal by calling the school at 519-452-2640.

How do I get involved in clubs and sports?

Getting involved in extracurricular activities is a very important part of your high school experience. Click here for a current list of clubs and teams.  To get involved, listen to announcements, follow us on Twitter, or you can find the teacher in charge of the group on the attached list and ask any other questions you may have about involvement.

How do I change a course?

If you would like to change a course during the first week of school, you must complete a request for timetable change form and return it to Student Services. These can be picked up during timetable pick up or from Student Services. If you would like to change a course after the first week of school, you must make an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor.

How do I report an absence?

For an overview of attendance procedures, please click here

How many courses will I take each day?

Your 8 courses will be scheduled over the whole school year, which is 2 Semesters and 4 classes per Semester. Your daily schedule will be the same for the whole Semester. Classes are 75 minutes each.

Semester 1 classes run from September 2 until January 23, followed by Semester 1 final exams.

Semester 2 classes run from February 2 until June 18, followed by Semester 2 final exams.

When will I have lunch?

All students have lunch at the same time, from 10:55am-11:50am

Will I get lost?

Yep! You might - we all did on our first day, but that's okay because Clarke Road is such a friendly place, you can ask anybody for directions or come to the office or ask your teacher for help :)

Who will be my teacher?

Each class will have a different teacher and your teacher's name will be shown on your timetable. Your parents can meet your teachers on Grade 9 Family Night which is Thursday September 12th or on Parent/Teacher Interview night which is Thursday October 10th. Keep an eye on our website and Twitter for more details. 

I moved! Do I need to tell the school?

Yes. Please call the Main Office at 519-452-2640 to inform us of any changes to your address, phone numbers, or emergency contact information.

How do I log into the school computers?

Your username is the first 4 letters of your last name + the first 4 letters of your first name + the last 3 digits of your student number (for example: smitjohn123)

Your password is all 9 digits of your student number. Once you log in for the first time, you can change your password to something you will remember.

Your teacher will help you log into the school computers at the beginning of the year.

If you have forgotten your password, tell one of your teachers and they will have our Computer Facilitator reset your password.

Still have questions?

Call us at 519-452-2640 and we will be happy to help!

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