Notre Dame High School

Students Saving Lives

Notre Dame High School along with the entire OCSB family has a unique opportunity for adults between the ages of 17-35 to receive their high school Community Service hours all while potentially saving a life. For more information on how to be apart of this amazing intuitive and earn your community service hours and see who you could be helping.
NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES

Catholic Education Week - May 2 to 7

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week.

Catholic Education Week celebrates the ongoing gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. Publicly funded Catholic education has existed in Ontario since 1841 and its graduates have served Ontario and Canada very well. The current generation of students in our publicly funded Catholic schools will serve with the same spirit and generosity as their previous generations.

This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Nurturing Hope” and will be celebrated during the week of May 2 to 7, 2021. More than 600,000 students in over 1,500 Catholic schools across Ontario normally take part in this special week to celebrate the distinctive contribution their schools make in the lives of our students and the community.

All Ottawa Catholic School Board activities will be done virtually. As a Catholic community, we are called to “Nurture Hope” in our community.

Nurturing #ocsbHope Twitter Challenge

During Education Week, we invite you to share messages, photos, videos or drawings of hope related to these daily themes:


Monday: Preparing the Earth - Our Catholic schools prepare the good soil each day so that the roots of faith may grow in our students and so that God’s Word can bear fruit! What do you love about your Catholic school? Who nurtures Hope in your school community?


Tuesday: Sowing Seeds of Gratitude - Sow seeds of gratitude by sending a message of thanks to the difference-makers during these challenging times - health care providers, essential workers, educators, families, friends or volunteers.


Wednesday: Cultivating Relationships - Jesus taught us the Golden Rule: “In everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.” He wants us to treat one another with love, kindness and respect as members of one family. How do you live the Golden Rule in your relationships with family members, friends, and towards yourself?


Thursday: Harvesting New Fruit (the good fruit or our actions) - By your positive actions and your kind words you are “harvesting new fruit” in your community and the world! How do you harvest new fruit to make the world a better place? Have you seen others harvesting new fruit to make the world a better place?


Friday: Marvelling in Wonder - Faith is a journey of opening ourselves to the awesome mystery of who God is, and who invites us to grow in wide-eyed wonder. We are invited to be silent and contemplate the beauty of the created order; to stand in reverence before the awesome gift that is our common home. What in the natural world fills you with wonder and awe and speaks to you of God and the hope He offers us?


We look forward to celebrating Catholic Education Week with your messages and images of Hope in our community!






Community Covid Testing Clinic

Ottawa Public Health, in collaboration with Life Labs, is running COVID-19 testing clinics for asymptomatic students, staff & their families in our neighborhood! No appointment is required.


More info in English

More info in French





Quad 3 Report Cards are out!

Students and parents can access final marks from Quadmester 3 starting Thursday, April 29 using the OCSB Parent Portal. Use the included link to sign in or create an account to view Report Cards moving forward. We have been made aware of some issues. Our Board is working with Compass to rectify the issue. If you notice something that does not look right, please wait a day or two and then check again. If the issue persists after that, please monitor our social media platforms for updates.




Check for Chromebook Updates

This is a reminder to students to check for updates on their Chromebook.
Check out this link to show you how.


HS Student Council Co-Prez Applications due May 21

If you are a past or present student council member and want to run for CO-PREZ please contact Mr. Cuffaro for an application.

The applications are due by Friday, May 21st.


HS Spring Math Contest

If you are in Grade 9-12 and want to participate in the spring math contest taking place Wednesday & Thursday, May 26th & 27th, please contact your math teacher or Mr. Cuffaro no later than May 14th. You'll need the name of your period 2 teacher when signing up.


A Couple Reminders While Learning From Home...

  • Students can pick up their textbooks, Chromebooks, or any other material set aside by their teachers from the school between the hours of 8:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Grads, please be sure to check your student email for important graduation information. Make sure you've filled out the Goggle Form for your grad gown sizing by Monday, April 26. As well you can buy your Grad Book for $25 on School Cash Online.

  • Canadian Girls Baseball League is putting on a day tournament for girls between the ages of 4- 16, Check out their flyer.

  • Are the Kids Ok? Check out this Free Webinar About Youth Mental Health.


Please reach out to the school or your teacher if you need anything, we hope you are all doing well and staying safe.


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Preparation

Grade 10, 11 and some grade 12 students will be writing the new modernized online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in May 2021. A successful outcome is a graduation requirement. We have three phases in our plan leading up to the official test days. In November, Grade 10s wrote a practice test (phase one). In order to prepare students for the new online modernized OSSLT, we are offering three in class lessons (phase two), and another practice test (phase three) which models the modernized version. Grade 11 students already wrote a practice test last year and a number of students were able to participate in our after school preparation program.


We are offering an after school literacy test preparation program to any interested students. This program will run twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays for a total of 9 sessions beginning March 22 and ending on May 4. Should your child decide to participate, attendance is important and we ask for your help in ensuring that your son/daughter attends all of the sessions. The course will run virtually at home from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and will be facilitated by Ms. Smith. The preparation sessions are designed to prepare students for the OSSLT.


Session dates ( Mondays and Tuesdays) are as follows:

March 22,23,29,30

April 6,26,27

May 3,4


Parents please check your email with the link to sign up.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the school.


OCSB Community Involvement Hours

OCSB Community Involvement Hours

Please use this form to submit Community Involvement Hours ONLY if you are unable to submit a paper or emailed copy or a photo to your school.


Please Note:


The 40 hour Community Involvement requirement has been reduced to 20 hours for students graduating by August 2021.


Because of the pandemic, the Ministry is providing increased flexibility in how all secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21, as follows:


1) Students may earn hours during the school day, or for duties normally performed in the home (e.g., walking a younger child to and from school, helping younger siblings with school work).


2) Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service of others.


OCSB Community Involvement Hours Form


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