Sacred Heart High School

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May 12, 2022 Update

May 12th, 2022


Dear Parents and Guardians,


Last Friday we hosted our first Cake Auction in 3 years. We would like to sincerely thank you for your generous support of the event which raised an incredible $49,200. The funds raised will help support 21 different charities. Congratulations to everyone involved - staff, students and parents. A special thank you to our Gr 12 Leadership Class for their enthusiastic promotion and planning. The full collection of cakes prepared for last Friday’s celebration can be viewed by clicking on the following link: 2022 SHHS Cakes .



OCSB Virtual Dance Showcase


Among the many events hosted during Education Week was the annual OCSB Dance Showcase. Sacred Heart typically serves as a host site for elementary, intermediate and high school teams in the area. This year the event was hosted virtually. Congratulations to both our 7&8 and HS teams. To view our submissions please visit the following links:

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2656018680 (Lights Are On!, 7&8)

https://www.wevideo.com/view/2656012545 (Coffee Break!, High School)



Math Tutoring Available After School


We are pleased to announce the start of free after school math tutoring sessions Monday-Thursday from 2:25-3:25pm. Students looking for extra support with their math studies are invited to drop in.


Gr 7-9 in rm 328 (beginning May 16th)

Gr 10-12 in rm 326 (beginning May 11)


Drop-Off/Pick-Up


A reminder that we are asking that consideration be made to dropping off and/or picking up your child(ren) in the proximity of the school. The Walk-a-Block model is being encouraged in order to help alleviate traffic congestion. Delaying on-site pick-ups of your child(ren) until after the peak period (2:10-2:30 pm) is another alternative. With a student population of 2000 this 20 minute window is particularly challenging. Students, yellow buses and special transportation vans are attempting to make their way off property.



Final Reminder: OSTA 2022-23 Transportation Confirmation


Are you planning on using student transportation in 2022-2023? To make better use of transportation services, OSTA is asking all parents and guardians of OCSB eligible students to confirm their intentions for transportation services for 2022-2023. Without confirmation that you intend to have your child(ren) use transportation your child(ren) will not be assigned a bus or van seat.



COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits


We will again be sharing COVID-19 Rapid Test kits with students to take home (5 tests per kits). Kits will be distributed on Tuesday, May 17th. Additional test kits continue to be available upon request in the main office.



Revised High School Graduation Requirements


Last week the school board (OCSB) shared a message with parents outlining the e-learning graduation requirement introduced this year by the Province. The change does not impact current grade 11 or 12 students, but does apply to students graduating in 2024 and afterward. To review the message sent on May 4th please visit Elearn graduation requirement information.



Final Week of School


The last official day of school for students is Wednesday, June 29th.


We will be hosting our awards assembly for grade 7&8 students on Monday, June 27th. Grade 7&8 report cards are scheduled to be released later the same day.


Tuesday, June 28th and Wednesday, June 29th will be Credit Recovery Days for students in grades 9-12. The final day of regular classes for high school students will be Monday, June 27th. Students will be completing Rich Summative Tasks (RSTs) at the conclusion of each course. The completion of the RST is a course requirement.


Grade 12 students will be graduating on Wednesday, June 29th. Our commencement ceremony will begin at 9:30 am and will take place at the Bell Sensplex indoor field.


Victoria Day - May 23rd & PD Day - June 3rd


Please note that Monday, May 23rd is a holiday. Friday, June 3rd is a PD Day for all OCSB schools. As a result, there will not be classes on either day.



Thank you for your continued support.


Brent Hopkins

Principal

May 1, 2022 Update

May 1, 2022


Dear Parents and Guardians,


April has come to a close and we are moving into May. This week is Education Week. As part of the week’s celebrations both our Grad-Teacher hockey game (Wednesday) and Cake Auction (Friday) will be taking place. It has been 3 years since we’ve been able to host these events. On Tuesday evening Marie Burnett, who serves as one of our guidance counselors, will be awarded with a Director of Education Commendation. Congratulations Ms Burnett! For a summary of our OCSB Education Week please visit: OCSB Catholic Education Week.


High School Midterm Report Cards


High school (gr 9-12) midterm report cards were released on Thursday, April 28th. They are available for viewing through the OCSB Parent Portal.


Information from the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA)


Did you know the deadline for NEW Joint Custody applications is June 1st?

Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation to apply.


For Joint Custody RENEWALS, the deadline is June 30th! Remember, J/C renewals must be done every year. Our convenient fillable renewal form is to be completed by one parent, providing there are no changes to the existing schedule.


Find out more about Variable Transportation to two homes here: https://bit.ly/3pzkO2J


Drop-Off/Pick-Up


The beginning and end of the school day are busy periods in the area around Sacred Heart. We are asking that consideration be made to dropping off and/or picking up your child(ren) in the proximity of the school. The Walk-a-Block model is being encouraged in order to help alleviate traffic congestion. Alternatively, pick-ups can also be made after the peak period (2:10-2:30 pm). We’re hopeful this will alleviate some of the parking lot congestion - particularly at the end of the day when yellow school buses and Special Transportation vans are attempting to make their way off property.


Thank you for your continued support.


Brent Hopkins

Principal

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