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Summer School Registrations

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is now accepting registration for Summer School 2021. Our course offerings are open to all learners from all school boards. You don’t have to be an OCSB student to take advantage of these exciting summer learning opportunities.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full. The deadline to register is June 28, 2021. All classes are conditional upon sufficient enrolment and are subject to cancellation or transfer to an alternate location.

Click here for more information



GRADUATION INFORMATION

This is a reminder for all Grads to check your OCSB student email to book your graduation time.
This email not only contains the booking link, but also other important information about this very special day.
Graduation will be held on Thursday, June 24, if you have any questions please 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



Chromebook Updates

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


Bayshore - Belltown Pop Up Vaccine Clinic

The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are launching a new series of pop-up clinics to reach residents of priority neighbourhoods beginning Monday, May 31. The goal is to raise vaccination rates in priority neighbourhoods and meet the needs of people with the greatest barriers to accessing the vaccine.

  • Bayshore – Belltown Residents only

    • Monday, May 31 and Tuesday, June 1, Bayshore Shopping Centre

    • Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, Regina Street Alternative School

Only residents living in Bayshore – Belltown will be eligible for first-dose vaccination. Eligible residents must be 12 years of age or over at the time of vaccination. Please click here for more important information.

If you do not live in the Bayshore - Belltown neighbourhood, you can visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca for more information about upcoming pop-up clinic locations and neighbourhoods visits.



High School Parent/Guardian Teacher Interviews

High School Parent/Guardian Teacher Interviews will be held virtually on Thursday, May 27. Parent/Guardians should have received an email yesterday, with the link to book a time with their child's teachers. If you did not receive an email please call the school so that we can update your contact information.

The link for booking the interviews will close on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00 a.m..
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school.



Community Covid Testing Clinic

Ottawa Public Health will be hosting another mobile Covid-19 testing clinic on Friday, May 21 in our community.

For more information and locations of testing sites, please take a look here.

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.




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.


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.


ND's Drama Crue -

"It can be tricky enough in a regular school year for our presence to be known; the drama program often operates like a magical entity in the far-reaching corners of the drama wing and auditorium. Many hours are put in after school and on weekends to create something for others to enjoy. This year-although different in many ways- has our creative teams from Grades 7-12 doing what they do best- creating new stories to entertain and inspire. This year's crue is working virtually and we hope you get an opportunity to see the fruits of our labours this Spring... in CLUE INTERACTIVE. Until then... here we are toiling away in our respective spaces."- Ms. Taylor


Black Student Leadership/Mentorship Program for HS Students

Welcome to an opportunity to be a part of a brave space where we can interact, educate, learn and grow in leadership. Every Tuesdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm, we get to talk about important racialized topics and issues that affect your schools and communities. I look forward to seeing you all in our launch off tomorrow March 2/21 at 5:30 pm!
High School Students check your email for the google meet link.

Blessings,

Ron Omara



Black Canadian Scholarship Fund

Please submit your applications directly to the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund in time to meet the deadline of May 31st, 2021.

A yet-to-be-determined number of awards valued at $6,000 each will be offered and the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund Committee will select the recipients.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 613-236-1616 ext. 231 or jadams@ocf-fco.ca

Link to the Application can be found here

7/8 Virtual Parent/Guardian Interviews

Virtual Parent/Guardian Teacher Interviews for grades 7 & 8 will be held on Thursday, February 25. The booking link was sent via email on February 18. Parents can use the link to book interviews with their son/daughter's teachers and/or guidance counsellors. Thursday, February 25 will also be early dismissal for grades 7 & 8s ONLY, dismissal will be at 2:00pm.
If you have any questions or need the link resent to you please call the school at 613-722-6565 and let us know.

We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child throughout the school year.

School & Grad Photo Retakes


School Photo Retake Day will be on:

  • Wednesday, February 24 for Cohort A from 8:45am-9:45am

  • Thursday, February 25 for Cohort B from 8:45am-9:45am.

  • Grade 7 & 8 students will be called down on both days,

Students will be called down by grade, all students must be in their school uniform.

Grad Photo Retakes will be on:

  • Wednesday, February 24 for Cohort A

  • Thursday, February 25 for Cohort B.

  • Grads enrolled in the Virtual Academy can sign up for either day.

Grads, if you've previously booked an on-line appointment your time will stay the same. Grads who have not yet booked their Grad Photo Retakes can do so using the link emailed to them today. If you have any questions please call the school

Sign up for ND's Virual Parent/Guardian Q&A Night

This year, we present to you this video series, designed to help students and their families make important decisions about courses at Notre Dame.

After watching the videos, if you have any questions, you are welcome to either contact the school or to attend our Virtual Q&A Evening on Thursday, February 11 from 6 to 8pm.

In order to attend, you will need to submit a request for an invitation using the form linked here: invite request.

Invitations will be emailed on Thursday, February 11 before the Meet (please check your junk/spam folder if you don't see yours). Please note that there will not be a formal presentation that evening, but school staff will be available online to answer your questions.

Thank you for joining us to watch these videos that show some of the programming and supports that are offered to our students and their families at this amazing school.

Eagle Wear now on sale!

It is that time of year. Eagle Wear is on sale!

Learn more and place an order.

Notre Dame's Parent Information Video

Have you ever wondered what makes ND so special? Or had questions like:

  • What courses do we offer?

  • What after school programs do we have?

  • What does our athletics program look like?


If you're considering choosing Notre Dame check out ND's Program Night Letter. and our video Links

"Let the Music Play" Cappies Presents speaker series — Feb 16 @ 4pm

The next Cappies Presents session set for Tuesday, February 16th at 4 pm. The theme is "Let the Music Play," and we have some incredible guests lined up:

  • NAC Orchestra's conductor Alexander Shelley,

  • Canadian pop star Amanda Rheaume,

  • our Cappies Musical Director Gary Morton, and

  • local singer/songwriter/actress Stephanie La Rochelle


NDHS Students check your OCSB email for the link to sign up

Student trustee applications now being accepted

Calling all 2021/2022 grade 11 & 12 students interested in being Notre Dame's Student Trustees. Check out what this opportunity can do for you, and what you can do for your school.

Applications are due February 15. If you have any questions please see Mr. Cuffaro or Mrs. Barlow.

Black History Month events at Notre Dame

February is Black History Month and we are celebrating our rich and diverse history here at Notre Dame High School by participating and organizing in events like custom T-Shirts, virtual assemblies, guest speakers, Netflix Nights, and so much more!!

We will be posting more about these events has they happen!!!

Until then, check out the OCSB Black Student Forum Newsletter for February, let’s continue to work together to dismantle racism in our schools and across our community.

Join our Artist-in-Residence program

Jamaal Jackson Rogers invites all artists to join RAPSody, our exclusive to ND artist-in-residence program.

Students who are interested in the arts, film production, video, graphic design, improving presentation skills, or would just like to check out something new, positive, and creative are encouraged to join.

It is completely free to our students. New joiners are always welcome. To join or for more information, check out this weeks Principal Newsletter

The Show Must Go On!!!

Drama Club has a virtual opportunity for you to participate in a STUDENT WRITTEN, STUDENT DIRECTED showcase.

Gr. 7-9s' "Romeo & Juliet- Disconnected"

Gr.10-12's "Clue: Interactive".

Deadline for sign up is Wednesday January 26. Ask your Homeroom Teacher for the link to sign up!

After School Program for 7 & 8 ND Students

Notre Dame Intermediate School and The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa are pleased to offer a FREE, virtual, after-school program for all grade 7 and 8 Notre Dame students, including those currently enrolled in the Virtual Academy. Parents / Guardians are asked to check their emails for more information.

Alpha for OCSB Students

St. Maurice, St. Mary, Holy Redeemer, and Holy Spirit parish youth groups are joining forces to host an incredible virtual Alpha for OCSB students in grades 7-12 on Mondays at 3:45 starting on March 1st. What's Alpha? It's an 11-week video series that creates a space where people can have safe, open and honest conversations about life, faith and Jesus. Want to know more? Check out this video. Students can register here !