Semester 2 Exam Information
Semester 2 exam period is upon us! As this is the first time in a number of years that students are writing exams at this time of the year, we wanted to share some important information with you. There has been a change to the Grade 9 and 12 schedule, so please read carefully to ensure your child is prepared and present for their final evaluations.
***New this year, Grade 9 students DO NOT write exams but THEY WILL be expected to attend Rich Summative Task (RST) sessions during the exam period. Students may also be invited by their teachers to attend the credit intervention day schedules for Tuesday, June 27, 2023. All grade 9 students will respect the schedule outlined below. Students who are invited to attend the credit intervention day will be able to leave school and head home once assignments are complete or the day is over.
Grade 9 Rich Summative Task Schedule
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Period 1 class 8:30-11:00
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Period 2 class 8:30-11:00
Friday, June 23, 2023 Period 3 class 8:30-11:00
Monday, June 26, 2023 Period 4 class 8:30-11:00
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Credit Intervention day 8:30-2:40
Courses with exams for students in Grades 10 - 11 will be writing according to the following schedule:
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Period 1 Exams 8:30-10:30 Grades 10-11
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Period 2 Exams 8:30-10:30 Grades 10-11
Friday, June 23, 2023 Period 3 Exams 8:30-10:30 Grades 10-11
Monday, June 26, 2023 Period 4 Exams 8:30-10:30 Grades 10-11
Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Credit Intervention day Grades 10-11
**Due to University and College application timelines, grade 12 students will write their period 3 and period 4 exams as outlined in the calendar below: **
Grade 12 Exam Schedule Date:
Monday, June 19, 2023 Period 3 Exams Grade 12
Tuesday, June 20, 2023 Period 4 Exams Grade 12
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Period 1 Exams Grade 12
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Period 2 Exams Grade 12
Friday, June 23, 2023 By Appointment Credit Intervention Grade 12
Please note that if your child is NOT scheduled for an exam they are to remain at home.
June 27th is a Credit Intervention day. Teachers will follow their regular schedule and students who need to complete tasks or assignments will attend their regular classes in order to do so.
Teachers will communicate with students who should be attending the Credit Intervention day(s).
Key points to discuss with your child before exams begin:
● Students write their exams in their regular classroom.
● Exams start at 8:30am, students should arrive to their classroom 10 minutes prior to the exam start time
● Students are expected to be in proper uniform during their exam. (a reminder that jogging pant, leggings, and jeans on not considered uniform bottoms)
● Students only show up for their exams; students go home immediately after their exam. Loitering will not be tolerated.
● Resource exams, e-learning exams and grade 7 & 8 classes take place all day
● Students are encouraged to remain for the full length of their exam, but must remain in the exam room for a minimum of one hour.
● Teachers will inform students of the exam length for their specific exams.
● Attendance will be submitted electronically by 8:45am. Students arriving after 8:45 am must report to the office.
● Students should use a baggy (see-through) for their pencils, erasers and rulers.
● No coats, hats, boots, or food are permitted in the exam rooms (except for Resource rooms).
● No cell phones, smart or programmable watches, music or electronic players are permitted in the exam rooms.
● All items should be secured in lockers. Student Absence
● Any student absences from exams must be reported to the appropriate Vice Principal. Any student with a special circumstance must meet with their VP prior to the exam for authorization. Transportation
● O.C. Transpo bus schedules will remain the same.
● On days students are writing an exam, they are encouraged to arrange their own transportation to return home.
● If school buses are cancelled due to emergencies or inclement weather, ALL school board exams will be rescheduled to the next school day bumping all other exams by a day. Please listen to the radio and/or check social media for bussing updates. Parents are encouraged to register for School Messenger if they are not already registered. Book Collection
● The teacher of the course will be collecting course books.
● Students must bring their books to the exam as a last collection opportunity.
● No textbooks will be collected in the office during exams; students must arrange to return all course books to teachers by June 27th. Cafeteria
● The cafeteria will be closed during the exam period.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher and/or Vice-Principal.
Wishing all of our students the best as they prepare for and complete their end of term assessments.
Marline Al Koura
Boundary changes coming to schools in the Findlay Creek Community (2024)
The Ottawa Catholic School Board has approved the new Findlay Creek Elementary School attendance boundary and associated boundary revisions to St. Bernard, St. Thomas More and St. Mary elementary schools. Consequently, the existing boundaries of St. Francis Xavier, St. Mark and St. Patrick's high schools are also affected. These changes will go into effect at the opening date of the new school in September 2024. Visit the Board website for more details.
School Uniform Policy
SCHOOL UNIFORM POLICY
The school uniform at St. Patrick’s High School is both a source of pride and identification for the school. By registering at St. Patrick’s, a student is agreeing to uphold the uniform regulations from the time they arrive at school until the end of the school day, including the lunch break. Students who fail to comply with school uniform expectations may be sent home to change into the school uniform or they may be assigned a consequence.
Uniform clothing is ordered through TOP MARKS, our supplier. Orders are placed through the company, and clothing is sent directly to students’ homes by courier.
Our Supplier information is below:
Top Marks www.topmarks.ca
St Patrick’s High School code PAT02
Toll free 1-800-667-7105 (customer service)
**School Uniform consists of garments produced by TOP MARKS for St. Patrick’s High School. All tops will bear a St. Patrick’s logo. All bottoms will bear the TOP MARKS tag.**
black cargo shorts,
white polo shirt / white blouse or white long or short sleeve shirt with St Patrick’s school logo
St. Patrick’s V-neck sweater, Crew neck sweater, or rugby shirt are permitted; older versions of the uniform (i.e. the St. Patrick's Intermediate hooded sweatshirt) are no longer part of the uniform
7/8 physical education uniform includes black gym shorts and a grey t-shirt and is mandatory for all grade 7 and 8 students.
solid black tights or leggings may be worn under uniform skirts or kilts; pants, jeans or sweatpants are not permitted under the kilt
students may wear a plain white T-shirt under a uniform shirt or blouse; wearing a hooded sweatshirt under a school long- or short-sleeved shirt is not permitted
girls may wear a plain white ladies’ camisole under a uniform shirt or blouse; (plain white implies no writing, no logos, no diagrams)
camisoles may not be worn with sweater cardigans unless under a TOP MARKS shirt or Blouse;
skirts and kilts must be worn at a respectable length and such that undergarments are not visible;
Pants and shorts are worn such that undergarments are not visible;
shirts, blouses, and sweater must be worn so shoulders and torsos are covered;
Hats and bandanas are not permitted;
the last Monday of each month (with the exception of June) may be designated a “Dress Up Day” to support a designated charity. Students are reminded to exercise good taste in the selection of their “dress up” apparel.
every Wednesday is designated St. Patrick’s Spirit Day. Students may wear their St. Patrick’s school team or club shirt, with proper uniform bottoms;
students must be in proper uniform for any off-site excursions or activities unless otherwise approved by Administration;
Clothing or accessories that are deemed to be gang related in the opinion of Ottawa Police are unacceptable and not allowed in the school;
any clothing or accessory that is deemed to be inappropriate in the opinion of the Administration is unacceptable and is not allowed in the school.
Wearing clothing with culturally insensitive messages or images is not in keeping with our Catholic value of promoting a safe, caring and inclusive school community. All students are encouraged to wear respectful clothing at all times when on school property or on a school related activity.