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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

We have a few updates for you, including information about the OSSLT (literacy test), the High School Credit Intervention day and some changes for our school. Please view the newsletter HERE.

April 21, 2021 - Newsletter/School Council meeting reminder

Please read the following newsletter from April 21 for a quick update and reminder about our upcoming School (Parent) Council meeting.

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.

SPH Spiritwear - last opportunity for this school year - due Mar 7

SPH Spiritwear is for sale again! Please check out this SPH Spiritwear website for details.

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)

The report cards for our high school (grades 9-12) students for quadmester 1 are now available on the parent portal. Please see this letter for more information.

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.

Graduation Coach

  • 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-- jojo.abrokwah@ocsb.ca

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:

  • Yearbook

  • Academic/Athletic awards

  • Honour Roll certificate

  • Diploma

  • Grad composite

  • Graduation awards

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.