School News & Announcements

Information regarding Snow Days and the January 2020 Exam Schedule

posted Jan 10, 2020, 7:07 AM by Kelly Nixon

High School exams will be written on January 23rd, 24th, 27th, and 28th.  All exams begin at 8:30 am.  In the event of a snow day during the high school exam period, exam schedules at all Ottawa Catholic schools for all students will be affected..  

In the event of a “snow day” where yellow school bus transportation is cancelled during the high school exam period, the missed exam will be written the following day.  
All other exams will be bumped by one day and the last exam, scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th will be written on Wednesday, January 29th.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.
Friday, January 31st is a PD day with semester two beginning on Monday, February 3rd.

For example, if January 23rd is a snow day and all school bus transportation for our board is cancelled, then:
All exams originally scheduled for January 23rd will be written on January 24th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 24th will be written on January 27th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 27th will be written on January 28th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 28th will be written on January 29th.  

If you have any questions, please call the main office at your child's school. 

High School Exam Schedule

posted Dec 16, 2019, 11:55 AM by Kelly Nixon

All exams start at 8:30.  Please click here for a schedule.

December 2nd Lockdown Drill

posted Dec 2, 2019, 11:17 AM by Kelly Nixon

This morning the school held a lockdown drill. Today’s drill was the first lockdown drill of the year. Students and staff responded quickly today.  Members of Ottawa Police were on-site to take part in the drill. As is the case with fire drills, we practice lockdown and secure school drills so that the school community is prepared should an emergency situation occur.  

A secure school situation is initiated when there is no immediate threat to students, but it is determined that an emergency measure is necessary. During a secure school situation students continue their routines within a locked classroom. If the threat to student safety is active and more imminent the protective action of a school lockdown is required. This enables administrators to best protect occupants by isolating the maximum number of students, staff and visitors from danger.

During a lockdown students remain in their current classroom. School staff follow preset instructions to lock doors, turn out lights and move students out of the line of sight of doors and windows. Students in hallways move to the nearest classroom. All activities cease and the school remains in lockdown mode until Ottawa Police determines it is safe to release classes from the lockdown. The school cannot release children to parents during a lockdown.

The lockdown is a proven police and emergency response to protect students and staff from harm by creating safe places quickly. Should you have any questions relating to today’s drill please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Grad portraits

posted Nov 13, 2019, 7:08 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 7:11 AM ]

   will be taken in the school library from Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to Friday December 6, 2019.  Sitting fee is $15.00 cash payable to the photographer at the time of your sitting.  If you have no plans on purchasing a package and don't want to look at the proofs (you just want your picture in the yearbook and on the slide show at the grad) there is no sitting fee.

You can book your appointment on-line.

November 12th - Buses Cancelled

posted Nov 12, 2019, 3:51 AM by Brent Hopkins

Due to today's inclement weather all buses and vans have been cancelled.  

All OCSB schools are open.

Update - November 11th Letter to Parents

posted Nov 11, 2019, 2:55 PM by Brent Hopkins

November 8th Letter to Parents re: Threat

posted Nov 9, 2019, 12:27 PM by Brent Hopkins

Grade 7 & 8 Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Nov 1, 2019, 11:38 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Nov 1, 2019, 11:40 AM ]

Thursday, November 14, 2019 1:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.
This year Sacred Heart is once again using the same system for booking parent teacher interviews as last year. It is called “You Can Book Me”, please click on the link to book times with your child's teacher.

Grade 7 and 8 students

posted Oct 17, 2019, 9:18 AM by Kelly Nixon

are invited to participate in our semi-annual READATHON, a day of uninterrupted reading in the Learning Commons on Friday, October 25, 2019.

See the attached permission form for details.

Grade 7 Immunization Clinic (October 21-23)

posted Oct 16, 2019, 7:49 AM by Kelly Nixon

What? Ottawa Public Health Grade 7 Immunization Clinics At Sacred Heart
When? Once in the Fall (October 21-23) and once in the Spring (April 28-30).

How does my child get the vaccine?
All students in grade 7, (students born in 2007), will receive a package at school with consent forms for hepatitis B,
human papillomavirus (HPV) and meningococcal disease vaccines one (1) to two (2) weeks before the clinic date.
If you don’t see a package speak with your child. These vaccines are publicly-funded, so no payment is needed.

What do I do with the package?
Both you and your child should:
1) Read the vaccine fact sheets
2) Sign the consent form for EACH vaccine you want your child to get.

On the day of the school clinic, your child should:
•         Eat a good breakfast.
•         Bring an extra juice or snack to school.
•         Wear short sleeves or a loose shirt so that the upper arm can be exposed easily, without undressing.
•         Bring the consent form to school.
Please note for safety, confidentiality and efficiency, we are not able to accommodate parents who wish to remain with their child during immunization in our school clinics. 
To discuss alternatives such as our daily Constellation clinic and evening catch-up clinics please call  613-580-6744.
Grade 7’s who miss the Fall clinic will be able to receive their vaccines at the Spring clinic. 
If your grade 8 child missed a vaccine in grade 7, or if you have questions about the grade 7 vaccines please call Ottawa Public Health (OPHIC) at 613-580-6744 and ask to speak to a nurse.

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