School News & Announcements

Grade 7 & 8 Parent Teacher Interviews

posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:29 AM by Kelly Nixon


Thursday, February 22, 2018 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 here to book.

Upcoming Parent Information Nights (all grades)

posted Feb 7, 2018, 7:28 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Feb 7, 2018, 7:29 AM ]


Students entering into Grade 10-12

On Monday, February 12th from 7-8:30 pm we will host an information session focused on students who will be entering grades 10-12 next fall. 

Department Heads will be available in the atrium to answer questions following the main presentation in the theatre.


Students moving from grade 8 to grade 9

On Thursday, February 22nd from 4:40-5:40 pm (coincides with the 7/8 parent-teacher interview dinner break) we will hold a session focused on students moving from grade 8 to grade 9 in the theater.


Students entering grade 7

On Thursday, March 1st from 7-8:30 will will be hosting an information session for parents whose children will be entering grade 7 next fall.  


Students are welcome to join their parents at any of the above sessions.


Please note that Staples will have a table set up at each of our three parent sessions for anyone interested in investigating the device offerings available through them.  Students are encouraged to bring their own device (BYOD) to school. The Ottawa Catholic School Board has put forwarded recommended devices (Staples/OCSBOnline) that will be on display at the table.  Staples staff will be on-site to answer questions related to their program.

Semester One Exam Schedule

posted Jan 16, 2018, 8:21 AM by Kelly Nixon   [ updated Jan 16, 2018, 10:28 AM ]

All Exams will be written starting at 8:30.

Please click here for Semester 1 Exam Schedule.

Please click here for information in the event of a snow day during exams.

Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment on January 19th and 22nd

posted Jan 12, 2018, 11:08 AM by Kelly Nixon

All students taking Grade 9 Applied or Academic Math this semester will participate in the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment on January 19th and 22nd in the classroom, during their designated Math period. Portions of the assessment serve as the Rich Summative Task (RST) for the course. Full participation on both days of the assessment is required.

Snow Days and Exams

posted Jan 12, 2018, 8:26 AM by Kelly Nixon

High School exams will be written on January 25, 26, 29, and 30.  In the event of a snow day during the high school exam period, exam schedules at all schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders).  

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 30 will be written on Thursday, February 1.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.

Wednesday, January 31 remains a PD day whether or not there is a snow day during exam week.

For example, if January 26 is a snow day and all school bus transportation for our board is cancelled, then:
  • All exams originally scheduled for January 26 will be written on January 29.
  • All exams originally scheduled for January 29 will be written on January 30.
  • All exams originally scheduled for January 30 will be written on February 1.
  • January 31 remains a PD Day.

Welcome Back

posted Jan 7, 2018, 9:04 AM by Brent Hopkins

Happy New Year!  We welcome students and staff back to classes tomorrow - Monday, January 8th, 2018.


High School Semester 1 Exams

posted Dec 12, 2017, 11:53 AM by Kelly Nixon

   are scheduled to begin on Thursday January 25th and end on Tuesday January 30th 2018.  Please click here for details

Lockdown Drill

posted Nov 30, 2017, 10:49 AM by Kelly Nixon

This afternoon,Thursday November 30 the the school held a lockdown drill.  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.


Brent Hopkins

Principal

Sacred Heart H.S.


The 6th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

posted Nov 30, 2017, 6:56 AM by Kelly Nixon

The 6th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be celebrated on December 7 from 5pm-8pm in the atrium and auditorium. Please join us for a liturgical service with multiple musical performances, a Nativity re-enactment, and the presentation of the Christmas symbols. Afterwards, activities for children will include letters to Santa, storytelling, cookie decorating and many more. Santa and his elves will be there too! 

Donations will be collected for the Stittsville Food Bank and Shepherds of Good Hope and a bake sale will support Relay for Life. We hope to see you there!

Sacred Heart Yearbook

posted Nov 28, 2017, 6:14 AM by Kelly Nixon

Capture the memories of 2017-2018 with your annual Sacred Heart yearbook. Yearbooks are on sale now for $50. Order your yearbook through School Cash Online, or pick-up an order form in the main office to pay with cash or cheque (cheques made out to Sacred Heart High School). click here for order form

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