Upcoming School Immunization Program Clinic at UMC High School

Upcoming School Immunization Program Clinic at UMC High School

Date: Monday January 23, 2023

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:

Toronto Public Health (TPH) will be holding a vaccine clinic at UMC High School on Thursday March 9, 2023. This catch-up clinic will offer Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Meningococcal vaccines to students who are missing one or more doses of these important vaccines. The clinic will be held during school hours for Grade 9-12 students who attend the school.

Vaccines are safe, effective and one of the most important ways to improve health worldwide and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Vaccinating children and youth helps protect them against infectious diseases and some cancers, and can prevent them from passing on an infection to other vulnerable people in their family or school community.

Under Ontario’s Immunization of School Pupil Act (ISPA), all students are required to be up-to-date with Meningococcal vaccines or have a valid exemption. Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines prevent cancers and are recommended but voluntary for school attendance.

Parents/guardians of students who would like their child to be vaccinated with one or more school-based vaccines at the school’s clinic on March 9, 2023 should do the following:

  1. Read the Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal fact sheets.
  2. Complete, sign and return the School Immunizations consent form. Have your child return the signed consent form to the school office by March 2, 2023. Paper copies of the consent form may be available through the school office. Electronic consent forms will not be accepted by TPH.
  3. On the day of the clinic, students should bring their health card or another form of ID, as well as a copy of their immunization records, if available. Wear a mask while attending the clinic.

For information about the School Immunization Program, please also review our School Immunization Program in Secondary Schools Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the School Immunization Program Parent & Student Checklist for Secondary Schools. You can also speak to your health care provider or call TPH at 416- 338-7600, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Interpretation services are available.


Toronto Public Health

New Partnership – York University

Upper Madison College/UMC High School (UMC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with York University’s English Language Institute (ELI) to support pathway students to ELI programs. High-school graduates with high intermediate to advanced language skills but not enough to meet language proficiency requirements may complete UMC’s EAP Term 1 and provide an acceptable ELP test score equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to be granted entry to Term 2 of the YU Bridge program or Destination York program (if they received a conditional offer to one of York’s undergraduate programs).

The YU Bridge Program allows students to combine Academic English classes, tutorials, and for-credit courses simultaneously toward an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Science, Health, Environmental Studies, Lassonde School of Engineering, and School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design (up to one 3-credit course for those enrolled in the 4-month option).

For more information, please contact our guidance counsellors or pathway coordinator.

Reporting Middle School Student’s Absences, Late, and Early Dismissal


Dear UMC Middle School Parents and Guardians,

As your partner in educating your child, the school is concerned that absenteeism may cause some difficulties that could lead to academic problems in the future.

If your child, for any reason, is not coming to school, we ask that you inform the school as soon as possible (preferably prior to the start of school day) as we concern about student’s safety more than anything else

We also request Parents/guardians to report late arrivals as a full-day absence. When a student arrives, they are expected to sign in at the office and staff make the amendment in our attendance system.

When a student leaves early, again they are expected to sign out (with parental permission) and again the amendment is made in our system. This method allows us to best track student attendance to ensure safety.

The school has a responsibility to ensure that all students arrive safely. If a student does not arrive by 9:00 a.m. and a parent has not phoned the school, someone will call the student’s home and emergency contact to inquire into their absence.


By Phone:

  • 416-438-0707 – EXT 101 Front Office
  • 416-438-0707 – EXT 108 Admin Office
  • 416-438-0707 – EXT 113 Teachers Office

By Email:

Please send an email to school: admin@umchighschool.com prior to the start of school day (8:45 AM), indicating the student’s full name, reason and period of absence.

Here is a sample message parents can leave on school telephone or email when a child will miss school: This is < your name >. My child < her or his name > is sick today. She or He is in Grade < 6 – 12 >. Her/ His teacher’s name is < teacher’s name >.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us

Thank you so much for your support!


Please contact our regional counselors or student advisors for further assistance.

Principal’s Welcome Message


On behalf of the stellar educators and staff at UMC High School who year after year help make our students realize their dreams of outstanding achievement, I would like to welcome all of you to what will surely be another exciting and rewarding year at the school.

This year, we give you the same promise and commitment that we have provided to the many thousands of students who have attended UMC high school for the last 20 years who went on to accomplish great things upon graduation.

It is said that time is so vast and infinite that it is inconceivable that all could but grab more than their share of it, yet so fleeting and finite that it is a foregone certainty that none could ever secure enough. Likewise, choosing the right high school and the right high school education could be an opportunity that may come and go long before it is ever seized.

That is why we want to commend our returning students for making that consequential decision already and it is why we congratulate our new students for making the right choice of becoming UMC High School students this new academic year.

We believe that with the help and guidance of our dedicated educators and staff, all of whom are professionals of the highest caliber combined with your effort and determination to succeed,  the possibilities to achieve are endless and your future bright.



We are pleased to announce that Mr. Ali Samater has accepted the position of Principal at UMC High School beginning August 2021. He is excited about being a part of the UMC High School community.

Mr. Samater has been dedicated to the field of education for many years. He is a graduate of Texas Southern University (USA) where he obtained a degree in Computer Science and Physics. He has a degree in Business Administration from San Jacinto College (USA).

For many years, Mr. Samater has extensive experience as an educator both as a teacher and as a Principal in Canada and the USA. He believes that education is the key to the progress and prosperity of all individuals, nations, and indeed the world. In his free time, he likes to read and write. His areas of interest span Literature, the natural sciences, economics, and philosophy.

Mr. Samater is excited to work with the teachers, staff, and parents of UMC High School as we continue to provide students with high quality of education.


Ontario is taking further action to stop the spread of COVID-19.


As of November 23rd, Toronto and Peel are moving into a modified lockdown for 28 days. K-12 schools remain open during this time, therefore UMC High School continues in-class instruction.

Please note that a number of businesses and services will be closed during this time:

  • Malls, gyms, shops, hair salons and nail salons are closed.
  • Restaurants are limited to takeout or delivery only.
  • No indoor gatherings with anyone outside a person’s household. Individuals who live alone may have close contact with one other household.
  • Outdoor gatherings are limited to 10 people.

We encourage all students and staff to follow the directives and limit all trips outside your home for essential reasons other than school, buying groceries, or medical appointments.

For more information, please visit: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59305/ontario-taking-further-action-to-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19https://bit.ly/333O6fW