How to create email forwarder in Office 365

Dear Parents!

As you all know we are in a process of switching to the new education platform and as a part of this process we are changing our policies on use of personal emails. From now all students must have school's email which will be used as a main communication platform. For those of you who wants to receive copies of incoming emails please watch following video which explains how to create email forwarder and add their email to their child's account.

IMPORTANT!!! New changes in UMCA Learning environment

Dear Students and Parents,

For a better learning experience and recent upgrade of UMCA learning environment, we are kindly inform you about some changes in our school policies.

Starting from this week every enrolled in our programs student must have UMCA office 365 account. Most of you should have it already. It looks like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Not sure that you have one, or you have forgotten the password? 

Click HERE to fill registration form to reset your password or create UMCA School Account.

Please watch tutorial video and read prepared instructions and :

1. Office 365 Login instructions, Outlook, Calendar

2. Get to know Outlook on the web

UMCA has launched a new Student LMS (Learning Management System). The new LMS is very similar to the old one, and once you login you shouldn't face any difficulty to navigate as its interface is very similar to the current one. However, the new website is integrated with Office 365, and to login you should follow the this instructions:

  1. Go to website, click on student portal button of the top menu, this link will connect you to the new school online portal

  2. Click on "log in" on the top right side of the portals home page and you will be transferred to the login page.

  3. If you already logged in in your Microsoft Office 365 account then it will take you to your dashboard.

  4. If you are not logged in in your MS office 365 account yet, then system will take you to the Office 365 login box where you have to enter your Office 365 user name and password.

  5. As your username you must use your office 365 email (when your Office 365 account was created you received an email in your private email with your user name and password)

  6. Put in your password (it is your new password for Office 365 and not the password you were using for the previous website)

  7. After authorization system will take you to your Student portal dashboard

  8. Please watch Instructional video

Announcement of School Closure Due to COVID-19

Dear Parents,

Last week the Minister of Education issued an order to all publicly funded school boards to close schools from March 14 until April 5. This three-week closure is an attempt to disrupt the spread of COVID-19, particularly in relation to international travel over the original March break week. 

At UMCA, we were trying to avoid such closure, but as Premier Doug Ford has declared a provincial state of emergency amid a worsening COVID-19 outbreak, and instructed the closure of all schools and day cares, we must follow these instructions . 
We encourage all students, their families and staff members to follow the advice of local, provincial and federal health agencies, including advisories related to travel. 
We all hope this crisis will pass quickly and we wish you all to stay healthy. School will hopefully re-open on April 5th. 
Thank you,
UMCA Administration

High School Newsletter - February 20, 2020

Dear Parents and Students,

Picture Day – Important! Don’t Miss the Day!

On Monday, February 24th, we will have picture day. Please come wearing your blue UMCA sweatshirt. Please don’t miss this day as there will be no re-take of photos.

OUAC Second Semester Courses

Please be advised that all your current courses (Second Semester) are already posted in your OUAC profile.

If there are any changes in your courses, please let Ms. Sara know.


Please be advised that the OSSLT Test (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) takes place on Tuesday March 31st.

The preparation sessions will be with Ms. Linda Nguyen on 

March 2/9/16/23/30  from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Please confirm with Ms. Sara.

Report Cards

Your report cards of the previous semester are ready. If you haven’t picked up yours yet, please come to the office.

UMCA wishes you a wonderful weekend!


Elementary School Newsletter - February 20, 2020

Dear Parents,

Ski Trip – Tomorrow – Grades 4-12

Please be reminded that the Ski Trip to Highlands Nordic for grades 4-12 will take place tomorrow, Friday, February 21st. We will leave school at 9:00am sharp so please arrive on time. We will be back around 5:00pm. Public Skating which was originally booked for this day is moved to February 28th. Students who don’t attend this trip can come to school but there will be no regular classes.

Grades 1-2-3 : will have regular classes.

Please bring with you the following:

The weather is expected to be around 0 degrees. Please dress in layers. Wear a sport jacket (not too heavy as kids tend to sweat when skiing)

Snow pants


Hat (the UMCA hat is perfect!)

Waterproof gloves


Water bottle

Lunch + snacks

Clothes to change in case you get wet (especially socks and t-shirts as kids tend to sweat while skiing)

We will provide hot chocolate and grilled cheese sandwich, but you can bring money to purchase additional food if you wish.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Picture Day – Important! Don’t Miss the Day!

On Monday, February 24th, we will have picture day. Please come wearing your blue UMCA sweatshirt. Please don’t miss this day as there will be no re-take of photos.

Public Skating

Please note that on Friday, February 28th, our students will have Public Skating. Please don’t forget your skating equipment (skates, helmet, water-proof gloves, and snow-pants). The students leave school at 2:15pm (skating time is 2:45pm-3:45pm) and will be back to school around 4:15pm. We welcome all parents who want to join us in helping the children get dressed, and on the ice rink.

GoldiRocks Play for Grades 1+2

Our Grades 1 and 2 will go to watch the Goldi Rocks play at the City Playhouse on Monday, March 2. Don’t be late on that day or you will miss the show!

Drama/French Shows

Please pay attention to the following dates as our students will have a performance especially prepared to show their progress in both French and Drama:

Grade 5: Thursday, March 5th @ 4:00

Grade 4: Friday, March 6th @ 4:00

Early Bird Registration

The Early Bird Registration for the 2020/2021 School Year has begun! Register by May 31st, 2020, and enjoy the special Early Bird Registration Fee! Registration forms can be found on our website under “Programs” and then click on “Download Registration Forms” at the top bar or in the office.

UMCA wishes you all a wonderful weekend!



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