Sacred Heart High School

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December 6th, 2021 Udpate

December 6th, 2021 Update


Dear Parents & Guardians,


We have a few updates to share with you on this winter Monday.


Return of Semester System


We have received confirmation from the school Board (OCSB) that high school students will return to a semester system for the second half of the school year. Beginning Monday, February 7th students will follow a 4-period per day schedule. We are continuing to consult with the Board and Ottawa Public Health regarding the impacts on our daily structure (lunch, breaks, etc.).


We will continue to follow the quadmester model for the five week period that follows the Christmas break. Updates will be shared as they become available.


Christmas Comfort & Joy Campaign Update


We are just past the halfway point of our Comfort & Joy campaign. Thank you to those who have already contritibed. Families interested and able to participate can still contribute until December 10th.


Throughout the campaign our Chaplain, Mr. Guitard, has been sharing anonymous stories of families in need in our community during morning announcements. Our goal is to be able to support at least 30 families. There are three ways to give. Donations can be made through School Cash Online. Gift cards are also being collected in homeroom classes. Finally, we have a donation bin available in the atrium in which non-perishable food items can be dropped off. Donations will be directed to the Stittsville and Richmond Food Banks.


High School Midterm Marks and Parent-Teacher Interviews


High School midterm marks will be shared by email on Friday, December 10th. Marks are being released just prior to the midpoint of the quadmester to facilitate hosting parent-teacher interviews prior to the Christmas break. The window for booking quadmester 2 parent-teacher interviews will open the same day - additional information regarding booking will be shared later in the week. High school parent-teacher interviews wil take place on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021.


Student Services - Graduation Award Information


Graduating students can now access the link to the Grad Resume on the SHHS Graduation Awards workspace.This resume, along with teacher nominations, are used to determine recipients of all awards offered by the school. The deadline for completeting the Graduation Resume is Monday, February 28, 2022.


For more detailed information on awards and scholarships, students can visit the SHHS Graduation Awards workspace on their Hapara Student Dashboard.


Holy Spririt Parish Christmas Mass Schedule


Holy Spirit Parish has released their Chrismas mass schedule. A first come-first served process will be used. All Covid-19 protocols to be followed. Attendance will be taken. Parishioners will be seated by ushers (no seat saving). Doors open one hour before mass.

Friday, December 24 at 4:30 & 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 25 at 9:00 &10:30 am

Please visit: www.holyspiritparish.ca for more information.


Thank you for your continued support.


Brent Hopkins

Principal

November 26th, 2021 Update

November 26th, 2021


Dear Parents & Guardians,


As we head into the weekend we would like to share a few updates and reminders with you.


HS Quad 1 Report Cards Available


Quadmester 1 final report cards are available for viewing through the Parent Portal. Visit.ocsb.ca/our-schools/parents/parent-portal/ to login and/or create an account.


HS Letters of Concern & Parent-Teacher Interviews


Any quadmester 2 Letters of Intervention issued will be emailed to parents on Thursday, December 2nd. Midterm marks will be emailed to parents on Friday, December 10th. Quadmester 2 Parent-Teacher interviews will take place on Wednesday, December 15th. Our booking system will open on December 10th.


Semester 2 - Quadmesters or Semester?


Recently the Province announced that Ontario school boards could reimplement semester systems rather than the quadmester approach currently in effect. A return to semesters would result in high school students taking 4 courses at the same time from February 4th until June 29th.


The Board (OCSB) is currently working with Ottawa Public Health and a final decision regarding semester 2 will be shared soon. Current courses will continue to run as planned until the end of this quadmester.


Christmas Campaign


With your support, our Sacred Heart community provides families with food items and holiday gifts each year at Christmas. We’re hoping to support 30 local families this year.


As has been the case in the past, donations will be directed to the Stittsville and Richmond Food Banks. Families interested and able to participate have several options for contributing. Donations can be made through School Cash Online beginning November 29th. Gift cards are also being collected in homeroom classes. Finally, we will have a donation bin available in the atrium in which non-perishable food items can be dropped off. Our Christmas Fundraising Campaign is scheduled to run from November 29th-December 10th.


New Fernbank Elementary School - Public Consultation


A virtual public consultation meeting regarding the new Fernbank Elementary School is being hosted by the school board on Thursday, Dec 16th at 7 pm. The new school is scheduled to open in September 2023. For more information, including how to register for the consultation, please visit: : New Fernbank Catholic Elementary School (2023) Proposed Attendance Boundary Public Consultation Page

Dec 3rd PD Day

A reminder that Friday December 3rd is a PD Day for all k-12 OCSB students.


Christmas Break


We are 3 weeks away from the Christmas Break. Friday, December 17th will be the last day of classes before the break. Classes will resume on Monday, January 3rd.


Thank you for your continued support.


Brent Hopkins

Principal

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