St. Patrick's High School

Announcements

7/8 Vaccination Clinic

Grade 7 and 8 Vaccination Program

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is currently organizing the return of in-school vaccination programming. These clinics will provide students in Grades 7 and 8 (students born in 2008 and 2009) with three vaccinations: Hepatitis B (HB), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Meningococcal. These vaccines are an important part of healthy growth and development, and are the safest way to prevent serious, life-threatening infections. For more information regarding the safety of vaccines, please visit OPH’s School Vaccine Safety Page.

The following fact sheets have been developed by OPH:

Our Vaccination day is September 24th. A consent form will be sent home Monday. Please return it to the school on Friday, September 24.

Please note:

Some students will be unable to receive their immunizations on the scheduled date if the schedule conflicts with their Covid-19 Vaccine. If they are unable to attend their in-school clinic on the scheduled date, they could receive their vaccines at an OPH Community Clinic or through their family doctor.

Here is a link for more information about immunizations for youth and school vaccines.

Here is a link for parents to book an appointment at OPH’s community clinics for a child or youth 0-17




School Newsletter --September 13, 2021


Monday, September 13th, 2021


In this issue

- It’s Good To Be Back Together

- Morning Entry Into The Building

- Grade 9 and 10 Lunch

- Pick Up at the End of the Day

- Covid-10 Vaccination Clinics

- Take-Home Covid-10 Testing Kits

- Photo Day

- Grade 7 and 8 Vaccination Program

- Closing Message



It’s Good To Be Back Together

We are at the end of our first week back together and I am so happy to share that the positive energy in the building is palpable. Even through the masks, we can see the smiles and we hope your children can see the smiles in our eyes as well!


Morning Entry Into The Building

A reminder that students cannot access the building before 8:15 every morning. After observing our morning and lunch routines over the week, we are making the following changes to our Morning Entry Into the Building procedures:

- Grades 7 and 8 students are to enter from the new annex doors by the bus loop off of Heron Rd.

- Grades 9 and 10 students are to enter from the front doors on Alta Vista

- Grades 11 and 12 students are to enter from the back doors into the main building (near the bus loop off of Heron Rd.)

- Parents dropping their child/children off should arrive between 8:20 and 8:30

We ask you to adhere to these guidelines to decrease the size of the gatherings outside.


Grade 9 and 10 Lunch

On Thursday, we changed the procedure for Grade 9 and 10 students returning to the building after lunch. Grade 9 students are to enter from the front doors. Grade 10 students are to enter from the back door. This will allow students more outdoor space in which to socially distance while awaiting entry into the building. Reminder that entry back into the building occurs at NOON!


Pick-Up at the End of the Day

For the safety of our students and the OC Transpo staff, we ask parents not to pick up their child in the bus loop off of Heron Road. You can make arrangements to pick them up a block or 2 away or you must wait until the last OC Transpo bus has left the loop.


Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health are hosting Neighbourhood vaccination Hubs in:

1) Heatherington Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Heatherington Family Centre (1495 Heatherington Road) Monday to Sunday, 1pm to 7pm

2) Emerald Woods – Sawmill Creek

  • AMA Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - AMA Community Centre (1216 Hunt Club Road) Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 7pm

  • Sawmill Creek Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Sawmill Creek Community Centre (3380 D'Aoust Avenue) Friday to Sunday, 9am to 3pm

3) Greenboro Public Health Neighbourhood Vaccination Hub - Greenboro Library (363 Lorry Greenberg Drive) Monday and Wednesday, 10am to 4pm. Tuesday and Thursday, 1pm to 7pm. Friday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm.


These clinics are open to all eligible staff and students (born in 2009 or earlier), along with their family members, to receive their 1st or 2nd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. To check eligibility or for more information, please visit OttawaPublicHealth.ca.

Thank you for your support!


Take-Home Covid-19 Testing Kits

Ottawa Public Health has provided our school with a number of Take-Home Testing Kits. If your child exhibits Covid symptoms while at school and is sent home, you may request a Take-Home Test Kit. Instructions are included in the kit. If returned the same day, they can be dropped off in the Main Office at the school (prior to 2:00 pm) or to the Brewer Assessment Centre (151 Brewer Way), during regular hours. When returning the Testing Kit, be it to the school or the Brewer Assessment Centre, please indicate whether you completed the form included via QR code or if you filled it out manually (and included it with the returned kit).


Photo Day

Photo Day is this Thursday, September 16th. Students are reminded that they must be in proper uniform when having their picture taken.

For information about the process on photo day, please click on this LINK. For information on how to order your child’s photos, please click on this LINK.


Grade 7 and 8 Vaccination Program

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is currently organizing the return of in-school vaccination programming. These clinics will provide students in Grades 7 and 8 (students born in 2008 and 2009) with three vaccinations: Hepatitis B (HB), Human Papillomavirus (HPV), and Meningococcal. These vaccines are an important part of healthy growth and development, and are the safest way to prevent serious, life-threatening infections. For more information regarding the safety of vaccines, please visit OPH’s School Vaccine Safety Page.

The following fact sheets have been developed by OPH:

Our Vaccination day is September 24th. A consent form will be sent home shortly. Please return it to the school promptly.


Closing Message

We remind parents to please refrain from entering into the building without an appointment. You can make an appointment via telephone or email. If you have an urgent message, please call the main office at (613) 733-0501 upon arrival to the building.

In order to respect families’ choices in terms of communication means, future Newsletters will be sent directly to your mailbox if you have authorized us to do so. If you are not receiving our emails directly, check that you have not inadvertently “blocked” our email address or that you have properly registered through School Messenger. Newsletters will also be posted on the website, so please check back regularly.

Respectfully,

Mme Al Koura

Principal



St. Patrick’s High School

2525 Alta Vista Drive

Ottawa, ON K1V 7T3


Phone: 613-733-0501

Email: Patrick.High@ocsb.ca

Website: sph.ocsb.ca

Twitter: stpatricksIRISH





School Newsletter

Please click this link to view our school newsletter with important information regarding back to school.

Updated Student Agenda 2021-2022 School Year

Please click on this link in order to access the updated student agenda for St. Patrick High School.

Principal's Message -- Welcome back to School!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am delighted to, once again, be joining the Irish family, this time as your Principal.


I know that many of you are awaiting details on what the return to school will look like. We are still in the process of finalizing protocols, procedures and routines in order to be in compliance with OPH guidelines while offering your children the best learning environment possible.


As a reminder, the first day of school is Tuesday, September 7th.


Students who are eligible for Presto passes should have already received a communication about pick-up dates and times. This is also a great time to pay student fees. The fee for 2021-2022 school year are $45 and $30 for any additional siblings.


Just in case you have not received it yet, here is the schedule:


Tuesday, Aug. 31st - Grades 7 & 8 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Wednesday, Sept. 1 - Grades 9 & 10 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Thursday, Sept. 2 - Grades 11 & 12 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Keep an eye out for the first Newsletter coming on Wednesday, September 1st. We are ALL looking forward to welcoming you back!!!


Mme Al Koura

Principal

St. Patrick High School





Early Bird Student Fee Payment and Presto Pass Pick Up

We are pleased to offer dates next week for students to come into the school for the purpose of paying student fees and picking up their Presto passes (if they are eligible). We also kindly ask that Chromebooks, wifi sticks and other equipment on loan, be returned to school on these dates .

Fees are $45.00 per student and $30.00 for each additional sibling . The fee will be available for payment on schoolcashonline as of Friday August 27, 2021.

Please see the dates below:

Grades 7 & 8 -- Tuesday August 31, 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grades 9 & 10 -- Wednesday September 1, 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Grades 11 & 12-- Thursday September 2, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Please note: If you are paying fees using schoolcashonline, please provide us with proof of payment when you arrive at school for your Presto Pass. In person payments of student fee are to be in cash, exact change if possible.

Order school uniforms for 2021-2022

Top Marks has provided the following information for online ordering that includes free shipping and returns. Order by June 30 to make sure your uniform arrives by September. Please see this SPH Order Form Package with information about ordering, sizing and more.

COVID screening and isolation criteria for students

You may have heard on the news that the province has changed the COVID screening criteria and mandatory isolation periods for students

Parents MUST ensure that the screening is completed each day prior to coming to school. The OPH screening tool has been changed and the updated version is found on our website (below).

Please see the following Key Messages from Ottawa Public Health (English), Key Messages from Ottawa Public Health (French)

Screening Tool and Return to School Attestation Form from Ottawa Public Health

Ottawa Public Health has provided the following OPH Daily Screening Tool for students. This can be used by parents to assist their students with the screening tool. Parents must ensure that students are screened daily prior to coming to school. Thanks for your help!

***** Here is the Ottawa Public Health screening tool for High School students. Students will be asked each day if they have completed this screening prior to coming to school.

The Screening Tool is available in multiple languages, including English, French, Arabic, Somali, Spanish and simplified Chinese. Please click HERE to go to the OPH website. Then, look for the tab in the list that says: COVID-19 Screening Tools.

The following is the OPH Daily Screening Tool for adults (staff, etc. - also students who are over 18 and for post-secondary institutions and workplaces).

The following is an attestation form from Ottawa Public Health for parents to use when children are ready to come back to school after being away due to illness or isolation. Please bring the form to the office (or it can be emailed) for us to keep on file. It can also be emailed to the school.

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