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Early Dismissal - February 22

On Thursday, February 22, all students will be dismissed at 1:30.  This is an early dismissal so that teachers can prepare for parent/teacher conferences. 

Eagle Wear Sale Deadline - February 16 is now live and selling Eagle wear. This is the last time this year it will be available. The deadline for sales is Feb 16, 2024.

It might be hard to believe, but warmer weather will be here before we know it.  This is a good opportunity to purchase t-shirts to beat the heat.  Last year, many students were disappointed to have missed the opportunity to purchase a t-shirt.

Grade 7/8 Parent/Teacher Conferences  - February 22

Late afternoon and evening on Thursday, February 22, parents and guardians will be able to meet with their student’s teachers.  

Booking information will be sent to parent/guardian emails on Wednesday, February 14.

Grad Photo Retakes - February 20

Attention all Graduates and their families.

Edge Imaging will be returning to Notre Dame for a 2nd grad portrait session. This is for anyone who did not have a full Grad Portrait session or requires a retake.

Please follow the steps below to book an appointment.

Please note: Everyone must book an appointment ONLINE to be photographed on that day.


Grad Retake Photo Day – February 20, 2024

No 1 =

No 2 = book a photo session-Edge Imaging

No 3 =Graduation photography -Book at your school

No 4 = At the bottom of the page -Start Booking now – enter your access code “MEJ“.

No 5 =Select your perfect sitting and time.

No 6 = Show up on time for your photo on Feb 20

OPH Catch Up Clinic - February 16

Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some students may have missed the opportunity to receive their vaccines normally offered at school in Grade 7 (including Meningococcal Conjugate ACYW-135, Human Papillomavirus and Hepatitis B vaccines), and their adolescent Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis booster. To help children catch-up on their vaccines, OPH will be holding an upcoming immunization clinic at Notre Dame High School on Friday, February 16, 2024. This catch-up clinic is offered to students in grade 8-12.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccines will also be available.

Students whose parents give consent will be called down by grade to receive their vaccination(s).

Consent forms were emailed to parents/guardians on February 2, 2024. If you require a paper copy, please send your child to the office to pick one up.

Grade 7 Immunization Clinic is scheduled for April 10 and 11.


If your student is enrolled in e-learning classes for semester 2, please see below for some important information.

Attendance Matters - THE 10/10 Rule

The most important time in class is the first ten minutes and the last ten minutes. Knowing this, we follow the 10/10 rule at Notre Dame.  We expect all students to be in class and focused on learning at this time.  

In the first ten minutes, teachers: set expectations; introduce lessons; begin routines; and establish the overall academic goals for the session.  In the last ten minutes, teachers will consolidate, highlight key moments from the day, and let students know how to prepare for the next class.  

You can see why these blocks of time are so important. It is also important to continue having conversations about being in class on time.  Thank you for supporting these conversations at home.  We know that your discussions are having a significant impact on the improving attendance rates that we have been experiencing. 

The Student  Achievement Plan: Calls to Action 

A Student Achievement Plan (SAP) establishes school priorities, goals and performance indicators to support continuous, quality improvement.  It is a standardized tool for schools to identify local actions that will lead to improved achievement, equity, well-being and transitions for all students.  Over the next few newsletters, we will share elements of our SAP with you. 

Each school in the OCSB selects at least one Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action and builds this into their SAP.  Calls to Action #62-65 are directly related to Education.  We provide every student with meaningful opportunities to learn about Indigenous peoples and participate in Indigenous-centered activities. If your child self-identifies as First Nation, Métis, or Inuit, we also provide further culturally-relevant programming to honour your child’s Indigenous ancestry and support their academic success.  For more information about Indigenous Education at the OCSB, click here.

Notre Dame has selected Call To Action 63

We are building capacity in our school by actions such as: making use and providing resources for use in our Restorative Practices room; creating opportunities for student exchanges with Indigenous students from the Northwest Territories; creating opportunities for staff and student learning through guest speakers and other opportunities; and implementing restorative practices and community circles.

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks are selling fast. Login into your School Cash Online account to purchase one today. Yearbooks are for grade 7-12 students and arrive in June. 

Uniform in Cold Weather

Grade 7 and 8 students go outdoors for approximately 25 minutes each day after they eat lunch, weather permitting. We strongly encourage students to wear a jacket, hat and mitts as the weather continues to drop.

At this time of year, even the school temperature can be cool at times.  We recommend that students wear layers beneath their uniform to stay warm if they are cold. Students must be in full uniform at all times.  Jogging pants are not allowed to be worn, nor are non-uniform sweaters.  Students wearing these will be sent home to change.

Parent Portal & Forms

It is very important that all guardians/parents update and verify the following information in the “Parent Portal” ASAP.

Please note that this must be done each school year.  To update your information on the Parent Portal, please follow these instructions

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