Notre Dame High School

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Graduation Information - June 27 @10am

Students have all of the information regarding grad gowns, dates, times, tickets, rehearsals, fees and other items emailed to them at their OCSB email account. 

 

Graduating students must be in attendance for their rehearsal on June 13 to review all of the details for the ceremony.  At the rehearsal, students will receive their guest tickets.  Seating is limited in the auditorium.  Additional tickets may be requested; information about extra tickets will be emailed to graduates. 


The ceremony will be held June 27 at 10:00 am in the auditorium.  It usually ends at around noon.


You can also read these updates at any time. They are linked at the top of this page or you can click here

Yearbooks are selling fast!

The long-awaited Netflix themed yearbooks have arrived and have been handed out by your child’s homeroom teacher. If your child hasn't gotten one yet, don't worry! Limited number are available for purchase at the office. See Ms. A to secure your child's copy!


Each yearbook is priced at $60 payable in cash. This could be their last chance to grab a yearbook for the foreseeable future, so act fast and make those precious school memories last a lifetime! First come first served.



End of Year Activities for Students in Grades 7 and 8

There are fun activities coming up!  Please watch for permission forms and information being sent home about the end of year activities.  These must be completed for students to participate. 

 We are also looking forward to the Intermediate Awards ceremonies: 


Details will be shared before the event.  Families are welcome to attend the Academic Awards.  More information to be shared soon.

Cafeteria Service - Ending June 14

The last day of cafeteria food service for the year is Friday, June 14.  We will continue to offer free, healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks in the Food Room.  

Top Marks Uniform - Free Shipping until June 15

Our uniform provider, Top Marks, is offering FREE shipping until June 15.  They will also provide a prepaid return envelope, should you need to return an item for a different size.  


We encourage you to order your school uniform for next year as soon as possible as Top Marks is providing a free shipping promotion on orders placed prior to June 15 as well as a return policy (60 days from the start of school as long as items have not been washed, worn or altered). 


Visit www.topmarks.ca to place your order. Your school password is: NOT01


Please refer to this document to learn the different options for ordering uniforms. Should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school. 

Math Tools Survey

The Ministry is currently funding mathematics digital software in all boards in the province.  As part of the follow up and reporting process, boards are asked to survey parents regarding the use of this digital software at home. Survey: https://sites.google.com/ocsb.ca/ocsb-math-at-home 

June is Indigenous History Month

REFLECTING ON NOTRE DAME’S CULTURAL EXCHANGE 

We are happy to share Bridging Cultures: A Journey of Reconciliation with the Ottawa Catholic School Board (link) with you.  This video features Notre Dame students and staff who participated in the cultural exchange this year.  Plans for next year are already underway, so please contact us if you have questions. 


TOGETHER, WE CELEBRATE!

You are invited to join the Ottawa Catholic School Board's parents, guardians, students, staff, and community partners in celebrating Indigenous Education in schools. Please RSVP by clicking on this link.

Tulip Fundraiser

Students from Notre Dame High School will be embarking on an exciting journey next May to join thousands of students from across Canada, who will be in Holland to participate in ceremonies which will commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and The Liberation of Holland.


To help offset the high cost of this trip, students will be selling packs of  Red and Red/ Orange tulip bulbs (5 of each). (Pack of 10 bulbs for $10). The red and orange colours will symbolize the historic bond which connects Holland and Canada.


If you would like to support this cause please place an order here.  Please put Kristen Smith as 'teacher fundraising' and put your child's name/grade in brackets after the 'name of purchaser' if they will attend Notre Dame next year. 

End of Semester Two Information

Dear Students, Parents & Guardians,


As we are nearing the end of Semester 2 for our high school students, final course assessments are underway.   Please see the information below about the expectations and support for students at the end of the semester.


The last day of Semester 2 classes for high school students in Grade 12 is Monday, June 17, 2024.  Students in grades 9-11 will follow their regular four periods per day schedule up to and including Wednesday, June 19, 2024. 


For more information regarding final grades, exams, uniform, graduation etc, please CLICK HERE.

9-12 Semester 2 Exam Schedule

Students in many grade 10 to 12 courses will have final exams in their courses. Exams will be held June 18 to June 26.  Students can see their teachers for more information about exams in each course. 


Please book vacation or appointments so they do not conflict with these very important dates.   In general, it is very important not to miss class time in June at all because of RSTs (final projects), exam reviews, and exams in courses.  Vacation and work arrangements are expected to be made around the exam timetable.

Students in grade 9 are not writing exams. They are expected to attend June 20 to June 25 from 8:45 until 10:45.  Grade 9 students will complete work associated with the students’ rich summative task (RST).


Please refer to the chart in the April 23rd edition of the Principal Updates. 


Students in grades 7&8 follow their regular schedule during the high school exam period.

Summer School 2024

Register March 25 at 9:00 am - June 20, 2024 by 5:00 pm. Open to students from ALL school boards. Click here for more information. 

OCSB Summer Camps

For youth aged 5-17 years old, Continuing & Community Education offers summer camp programs for a 7-week period from July 2 - August 16. Camps are located at various OCSB High School sites across the city, and include topics such as physical literacy (multisport), STEM, programming, gaming, culinary arts, the outdoors and the visual arts. For more information and to register, visit Summer Camps 2024. 

IMPORTANT: Update your SchoolMessenger Settings

If you are not receiving emails such as the Principal Updates, Parent-Teacher Conferences, OSSLT, Early Dismissal, etc, please be sure to update your SchoolMessenger settings. You want to have the email icon under "General Email" turned green. 


Uniform Donations

The New to Me Uniform Shop has been well used.  Many students have been able to purchase uniform parts this year, and that is thanks to your donations.  

We are in need of more uniform clothing, so if you have any used uniforms to donate, please send it in to the main office.


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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Board News & Information

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Secondary - Board news & information

Early Dismissal - March 27

On Wednesday, March 27 all students will be dismissed at 1:30.  This is an early dismissal so that high school teachers can prepare for parent/teacher conferences.