Principal's Newsletter March 2, 2022
Yearbook pick up
Finally, last year's yearbook has arrived!
Parent Engagement Event--February 26, 2022
Please join us for a very special event Activating Black Student Success Through Parent Engagement in the OCSB.
Follow this link to participate:
Principal Newsletter-- February 4, 2022
Rapid Antigen Test --Instructions for use
The rapid antigen tests have seen sent home with students this week. An email was sent via school messenger to all parents and guardians with detailed instructions on how to use these tests. The instructions have been sent in several different languages to accommodate our families . For more information regarding Rapid Antigen test Kits please click on this link to Ottawa Public Health
School Newsletter --January 14, 2022
Update: Return to Online Learning effective January 5, 2022
Dear Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) Families
Return to School - Wednesday, January 5, 2022
December 30, 2021
School Newsletter-- December 3, 2021
School Newsletter --November 1, 2021
Congratulations to Honour Roll Recipients of 2020-2021 School Year!
This week, we celebrate the academic accomplishments of our Irish family from the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations to all of our gr 7 & 8 award winners, and our high school (9-11) honour roll recipients and top marks winners!
School Newsletter --October 2021
7/8 Vaccination Clinic
Principal's Message -- Welcome back to 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.
2020/2021 Yearbook Information
Due to the ongoing staff shortages that many companies are experiencing currently, there has been a delay in the production of last year's yearbook. The estimated arrival of the book is early to mid-December. Once a more concrete date is determined, we will be sending information on the distribution of the book, including to those students who graduated last year.
This will not affect this year's book as it is still scheduled to be on time. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
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).
Update from OSTA - May 2021 - Getting ready for next year
The Ottawa School Transportation Authority (OSTA) has sent along some information to help families to start planning for next year with respect to school transportation. Please see the OSTA INFORMATION FOR MAY 2021 for more details.
Updates and Newsletter - May 12, 2021
April 2021 - Switch to remote learning
The following information has been posted about the return to remote learning as announced by the Ministry of Education.
Additional information will be provided by teachers on Monday April 19. Please note that for the morning of April 19, learning will be asynchronous with teachers checking in with classes through Google Meet after lunch. If your student will require support in terms of technology, please contact us on Monday April 19 and we will make arrangements to assist.
The following Parent Checklist was prepared by our Learning Technologies department to help with learning from home. There are many resources, videos, etc. that can be accessed to help to get started, troubleshoot, etc. through the checklist.
Newsletter - March 31, 2021 - Literacy test, Grad photos, Credit Intervention Day and more ...
Please read our latest newsletter from March 31, 2021. There is information about the OSSLT (literacy test), last chance for Grad photos, HS Credit Intervention Day, Mental Health Resources, and more.
Virtual Academy for 2021-2022 (was due Feb 25)
Our school board sent information to families on Friday February 12 about the Virtual Academy for next year. Please read the following Virtual Academy letter for more details. Note that there is a deadline to register for the Virtual Academy for next year (Feb 25)
Pop-up Rapid Testing clinic February 20-21, 2021
We are very pleased that we are going to be hosting a pop-up rapid COVID testing clinic on February 20 and 21. Please see the following Pop-Up Testing Clinic Letter for more details. Ottawa Public Health has included information in several languages. Note that entry will now be through the main entrance and the exit will be through the gym doors, directly into the parking lot.
Grade 7/8 Report cards and Parent-teacher interviews (Feb 18)
The report cards for our grade 7/8 students are now available on the Parent Portal. For our in-person students, parent-teacher interviews will take place virtually on Thursday February 25. Please see this letter for more information and to sign up for interviews.
Important information including program information, resources, etc. (newsletter - Feb 16)
We have lots going on at our school during the month of February. The following NEWSLETTER from Feb 16 includes details about the program information website, resources, the pop-up rapid testing clinic, virtual academy, etc.
High School report cards on the Parent Portal (Feb. 11)
In-person school resumes Feb. 2, 2021
We are so pleased that in-person school will resume on Monday February 2, 2021
Please read this LETTER FROM JANUARY 28 with important information, including reminders about cohorting, returning devices, screening protocols that MUST be done before coming to school, and more.
Did you know that St. Pat's has a Graduation Coach supporting Black Students? This year, we are so pleased to welcome JoJo Abrokwah to our team in this important role. Many of our students will recognize him by the posters that are up around the school.
Graduation coaches are caring adults who pay close attention to students, build strong relationships with them, and offer or coordinate services and interventions. They teach specific problem-solving strategies. They maintain parental communication and support parental decisions. They foster connections between students, schools, families, and the community. Through it all, they keep a laser-like focus on educational progress. The goal of the graduation coach is to empower students to transition successfully into high school, help them succeed academically, and graduate with a plan for their future. If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach JoJo Abrokwah by email-- email@example.com
Virtual Academy students/2020 Grads: Still need to pick something up?
If you are a Virtual Academy student or 2020 graduate who still needs to pick something up, please give the office a call so that we can make arrangements for a time when you can do so. Items may include:
Honour Roll certificate
Order your school uniform for September 2020
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.