Sacred Heart High School

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Our parent information nights for students registering for Fall 2023 will be held on:

February 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm for students entering Grades 9-10

February 9, 2023 at 7:45 pm for students entering Grades 11-12

March 2, 2023 at 6:30 pm for students entering Grade 7-8

Everyone welcome - hope to see you there!


Buses Canceled / Exams Moved - January 26, 2023

January 26th, 2023


Good Morning Students, Parents and Guardians,


Due to today's inclement weather the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has canceled buses for all OCSB schools. 


Period 3 high school exams have been moved to tomorrow (Friday, January 27th).  All period 4 exams will now be written on Monday, January 30th.


The school is open today for grade 7&8 students.  However, due to the bus cancellation we do know many students will be unable to attend.  By 9 am this morning work instructions for the day will be posted by 7&8 teachers in Hapara Workspaces and/or emailed to students. 

Sacred Heart HS

January 25, 2023 Update

January 25, 2023


Dear Parents and Guardians, 


We have a few updates to share with you today.


Vice-Principal Change


At the conclusion of semester 1 Shawn MacEachern will be retiring. We’ve been blessed to have had Mr. MacEachern serve as a vice-principal at Sacred Heart for 4 and a half years.  We wish him all the best as he enters this next phase of his life.  


Lester MacFarlane has been appointed as the newest member of our administration team.  Mr. MacFarlane will be assuming responsibility for the students Mr. MacEachern had previously been assigned to (students in grades 9-12 with last names beginning with A-G).  He will be joining us effective February 1st.   Welcome Mr. MacFarlane!


Summer Experiential Credit Opportunities - NBE3U/3C/3E & CHV/GLC2O


This summer, through a joint partnership between EduTravel and the OCSB, students have the opportunity to earn a grade 11 English credit (Indigenous Voices in Canada-NBE 3E/3C/3U) while traveling to Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan or a gr 10 Civics & Careers credit (in English or French) while traveling Toronto, Niagara Falls, and New York City.


For details, including timelines, cost, and registration information, please review the following information:


Introductory Letter from EduTravel

Information Brochure

OCSB Civic/Careers - Information and Itinerary

OCSB NBE3U/3C/3E - Information and Itinerary


Exam - Inclement Weather


A reminder that should buses be canceled during our the exam period the following will apply:  In the event of an "inclement weather day” during the high school exam period where yellow school bus transportation is canceled, exam schedules at all OCSB schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders). The missed exam will be written the following school day. All other exams will be bumped by one day. For example, if Thursday, January 26th were declared an inclement weather day, then all period 3 exams would be written on Friday, January 27th and all period 4 exams would move to Monday, January 30th.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.


Semester 2 begins Thursday, February 2nd


Wednesday, February 1st is a PD Day for all students in grade 7-12.  Semester 2 high school classes will begin on Thursday, February 2nd.  Students are reminded to log into their my.studentinfo.ca accounts to verify their semester 2 schedule. 


Thank you for your continued support.


Brent Hopkins

Principal

January 16, 2023 Update

January 16th, 2023


Dear Parents & Guardians, 


As we approach the midpoint of the school year we have a few updates to share with you.  


Exam, RST & Credit Recovery Information


A reminder that the last day of semester 1 high school classes is Monday, January 23rd.   High school exams (gr 9-12) begin on Tuesday, January 24th.  For detailed exam information please refer to the January 11th Exam, RST & Credit Intervention update previously shared.


Unless otherwise directed, high school students do not need to attend school on days they do not have an exam.  The exam period does not impact the grade 7&8 schedule.  Classes at the 7&8 level continue as usual.  


2023-24 Parent Information Nights


In preparation for next school year we will be hosting parent information nights in February.  Our high school presentation will take place on Thursday, February 9th.  It will be broken into two parts as follows:


6:30 pm - Information for parents of students going from Grade 8 into 9 or Grade 9 into 10.  

7:45 pm - Information for parents of students going from Grade 10 into 11 or Grade 11 into 12.  


Both sessions will be hosted in our theatre.


We will also be hosting a parent information night on Thursday, March 2nd for the parents of students who will be entering grade 7 next fall (moving from Grade 6 into Grade 7).  This information session will begin at 6:30 and will also be hosted in the theatre.


2023-24 Course Selection and Registration


Our Student Services department will begin sharing information with students regarding 2023-24 course selection in the coming weeks.  Grade level assemblies will be held for students currently in grade 9, 10 and 11 during the week of February 6th. Counselors will be visiting grade 8 homerooms to provide students with course selection information.  

 

We will also soon begin the transition process for students who will be joining us from our feeder schools next fall (Guardian Angels, St. Stephen, Holy Spirit and St. Philip).  Families wishing to register from non-feeder schools can begin the process by visiting:  ocsb.ca/our-schools/register/.

 

Report Cards and Gr 7&8 Parent-Teacher Interviews

 

Both Semester 1 high school final report cards and grade 7&8 term 1 report cards are scheduled to be released on Thursday, February 16th.   

 

Grade 7&8 Parent-Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, February 23rd.  All students in grade 7-12 will be dismissed early on that day (1:10 pm).  Additional information regarding interviews, including how to book, will be provided in advance of the booking window opening. 

 

PD Day 


Please note that Wednesday, February 1st is a PD Day for all students in grade 7-12.  Semester 2 high school classes will begin on Thursday, February 2nd.  


Thank you for your continued support.


Brent Hopkins

Principal

January 2023 Exam Information

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023


Dear Students, Parent & Guardians, 


We are nearing the end of semester 1.  Final course assessments are underway.  


It is important that students are present and prepared on the day Rich Summative Tasks (RSTs) take place in classes.  RST dates are communicated to students by their teacher and differ by course. The last day of semester 1 classes for students in grades 9-12 is Monday, January 23rd.


Final course marks are determined as follows:  

70% Term Work

30 % Summative Assessments - RST and/or an exam.


Please note that grade 9 courses do not have final exams.  In addition, there are no final exams in Open-level courses at any grade level.  During the exam period, students in high school do not need to attend school on days they are not scheduled to write an exam unless otherwise directed.


See Semester 1 Exams for a complete exam schedule, including dates, times and locations.  Exams are generally written in students’ regular classrooms (highlighted room numbers indicate an exception).  For a complete summary of exam procedures please see:  Exam Procedures for Students - January 2023.


High school semester 1 exams will occur over a period of four days, from Tuesday, January 24 to Friday, January 27. All exams begin at 8:30am.


Tuesday, January 24 - All Period 1 exams

Wednesday, January 25 - All Period 2 exams

Thursday, January 26 - All Period 3 exams

Friday, January 27 - All Period 4 exams

Monday, January 30 - Inclement Weather Day (if needed)


Students are to stay in the classroom for a minimum of one hour. As they complete their exam, students may be dismissed by the supervising teacher. Students are able to leave the building once they have finished their exam. Yellow bus arrival and departure times at the end of the day will remain the same.


Vacation and work arrangements are expected to be made around the examination timetable (Student Handbook, pg 10).


In the event of an "inclement weather day” during the high school exam period where yellow school bus transportation is canceled, exam schedules at all OCSB schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders). The missed exam will be written the following school day. All other exams will be bumped by one day. For example, if Friday, January 27th were declared an inclement weather day, then all period 4 exams would be written on Monday, January 30th.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.


Tuesday, January 31st has been designated as a Credit Intervention Day for students in grade 10-12 with outstanding work. We will also host Credit Intervention Days for grade 9 students with outstanding assignments on January 24th and 25th.  These appointments will be scheduled by teachers when necessary.  


Wednesday, February 1st will be a PD Day for all students in grade 7-12.  Semester 2 courses will begin on Thursday, February 2nd.


Sacred Heart High School

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