Student Services

Guidance Counsellors:
Ed Kirkham (A-F)
Claire Bagnell (G-M)

Diana Caringi (Department Head) (N-Z)

Guidance Counsellors are available to answer questions related to timetables, career planning, personal and social issues, special educational needs, and to suggest possible referrals to appropriate school personnel and outside agencies.

Office Administrator: Mrs. Val Forte

Co-operative Education Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Hay, Mr. James Bott

High School Resource Teachers:

Ms. Rachel Chan

Mrs. Penny Lessard

Mrs. Tracey MacPherson

Grade 7/8 Resource Teachers:

Ms. Carrie Clancy

Mrs. Claire Bourgeois-Prevost

Inclusion Coordinator: Ms. Jennifer Scrim

Student Success Teacher: Mrs. Theresa Wood

Achievement Centre Teachers:

Mrs. Theresa Wood

Ms. Sandra Dos Santos

Mrs. Stacey Lance

OSTA (Ottawa Student Transportation Authority) is Looking for Volunteers

OSTA is recruiting student volunteers to help our outreach. As a student volunteer, your duties will be limited to phoning families of eligible students who have not yet completed the Transportation Confirmation Form and recording the responses received (on paper). All volunteers will be provided with a written script to follow. The student volunteers can volunteer from April 19th until April 30th, Monday to Friday evenings (5:30-8:30 pm) and Saturday during the day (2 shifts).

We are looking for volunteers with good communication skills, who are comfortable talking on the phone. Priority will be given to students who have not previously volunteered with OSTA. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GH78LNJ to apply.


Please choose the dates that you are available/willing to volunteer. Once a schedule has been made, we will contact each student via email to confirm their attendance and send instructions.


A Virtual Information Session will be held for all student volunteers on April 13th at 5:00 pm.


Deadline to apply: Tuesday, April 5th

Location: 1547 Merivale Rd. Suite 300, Ottawa, ON K2G 4V3


Please note:


• Each student volunteer will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

• OSTA staff will provide a safety review for all volunteers.

• For the safety of all staff and volunteers, COVID protocols are in place.

• Each student is responsible for keeping track of their own volunteer hours.

• Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the office each shift.

OCSB Summer School 2022 Course Information Now Available!

The OCSB Summer School information, instructions and course offerings are now available. Students may pick up an Information Flyer in Student Services or go to https://www.ocsb.ca/our-schools/high-school/programs-courses/summer-school/ for information and and to register online. Registration is open from March 28 to June 30, 2022. Credit Recovery, Reach Ahead (eLearning and in-person) and Co-operative Education for SHSM students are all being offered. The first day of class is July 5 with the last day being July 25 for most courses.

Course Selection for School Year 2022-2023

Course Selection time is upon us! Guidance Counsellors are currently presenting information about course selection to classes in grades 8 to 11 this week. Our Town Hall takes place on Thursday, February 17. As well, MyBlueprint High School Planner for course selection opens on Thursday and closes March 1.


Course Selection Information including Course Offerings Page


Grade 8 into Grade 9 Presentation


Grade 9 into Grade 10 Presentation


Grade 10 into Grade 11 Presentation


Grade 11 into Grade 12 Presentation


Specialized Pathways Form


Ear to Hear: A Safe Space for Black Youth to Share their Challenges

Event Date: Monday, JanEd Kirkham (A-F)m 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Event Description: In this virtual workshop we are inviting Black youth ages 11-29 to talk about their challenges with school, mental health, and racism in a safe space through group discussion and art (spoken word). The event will include local poets and speakers to touch on topics pertaining to young people during these uncertain times. New challenges still arise as we witness exacerbated mental health, racism, and discrimination on Black youth and young adults and the compassion fatigue caregivers experience during this time.

Program detail:

  • Ice breaker activity with a visual tool (word cloud and trivia)

  • Breakout rooms where group discussion and poetry/writing activity take place. 3 age groups: 11-14, 15-18, 19+.

  • Visual music and entertainment

  • Reconvene and discuss large group on challenges and possible solutions to address anti-racism

Through these artistic panels, we will explore new ways of dealing with discrimination through conversation. It is a safe space and an accepting place for youth and young adults to come and learn.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/249721041357

Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada

Youth Ambassadors Program with Canada is a leadership exchange program for Canadian youth ages 15-18 and adult educators. The program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, with funding provided by the U.S. Government. The program is administered by World Learning in partnership with Fulbright Canada, with programmatic support from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. The program provides full scholarships for 13 students and two adult educators from Canada to take part in an eight-week program, exploring civic education, digital leadership, and community service through in-person exchange. The Youth Ambassadors Program aims to develop a cadre of young adults from across countries in the Americas who have a strong sense of civic responsibility, a commitment to their communities, an awareness of current and global issues, and strong interpersonal leadership skills. The program aims to promote mutual understanding, respect, and collaboration between people in the United States and other countries of the Western Hemisphere. The deadline for the Youth Ambassadors program is in 10 days! World Learning will host an information session on February 22 at 7 pm ET. They will help answer your questions and give more details about the program. Learn more at Youth Ambassadors Program or come to Student Services to pick up a flyer package. If you are interested in applying, please Register here.

OCDSB Night School 2022

Online Registration for Night School with the public board is open as of January 10, 2022. All information including the online registration, course offerings, dates and times can be found on their website at https://ocdsb.ca/continuing_education/night_school

Constituency Youth Council for Kanata-Carleton is looking for Students!

Jenna Sudds is the local Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton, and is hoping to get Kanata youth interested and involved in our political process. The voices of youth are vital and their perspective brings new light to issues affecting our community and country. This holds true today in the wake of COVID-19. As Canadians come together to support each other it’s important to include youth in the discussion of how to move forward. She is extending an invitation to students to join the 2022 Kanata-Carleton Constituency Youth Council (CYC). The CYC is a volunteer opportunity in our community for youths in grade 9 – 12 from January to June that allows youth to have their voice heard on policy issues facing Canada. By getting involved in CYC youth will learn about Canada’s political process, develop leadership skills and most importantly, be involved in our community, as well as earn CSHours for graduation. The CYC in Kanata-Carleton is working hard to be the youth voice for our community. Projects undertaken by past Constituency Youth Councils have ranged from food drives to multimedia projects. Past councils have consistently tackled important issues such as climate change, gender equality, and youth employment. This year’s council will have the chance to build on these discussions and take on projects that will positively impact our community. If you are interested, please see the following link to the application page. Applications must be submitted by January 27th.

https://jennasuddsmp.ca/youthcouncil

Community Service Hours

Students may begin accumulating Community Service Hours the summer before they enter grade 9. It is the responsibility of the student and parent to research and sign on for community service involvement. Ideas can be found posted on the bulletin board outside the Main Office in the Atrium of the school entitled "Community Service." Requests for students to support community activities are also published in our daily announcements.

The latest information on community service requirements can be found on the Community Involvement Activities page on the OCSB website.

Community Service Log Sheet

myBlueprint

Select courses for next year at myblueprint.ca/ocsb

Parent Access — Parents can create their own myBlueprint account to link to their child's Student Account, view their child's progress, and collaborate with their child to make the most informed decision about their future.

Parent access to MyBlueprint Student Account

Academic Support

Peer Tutors are available to support students in grades 7- 11 in a variety of courses. Tutors meeting with their students once a week at an agreed upon time, usually after school for an hour. Most peer tutors charge $15 a session. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to pay the tutor directly, as well as to inform the tutor it he/she cannot make an agreed upon session.

Applications can be accepted for those students in grades 9 - 12 wishing to become Peer Student Tutors. A training session for Peer Tutors will be scheduled at lunchtime in Student Services. Please ensure that you have submitted an application before attending the training session.

There are also many Professional Tutors in our community. We have a data base in Student Services. As well, we will try to add information here as it becomes available to us!

Pick up an application to be a tutor or to hire a tutor in Student Services


High-performance athletes & artists

If your child is a high performing athlete or artist at the provincial, national, or international level, we understand they need the flexibility to train while continuing with their academic studies. Contact your guidance counsellor to discuss accommodations for your child.

Grade 7 & 8 Resource

Each year, there is a "Grade 6 into 7 Parent Information Meeting". The date and time are TBA. Parents of students currently in grade 6 at each of our feeder schools, as well as any families living within the All Saints boundary, are invited to attend.

High School Resource

Resource Delivery

All students require support from teachers, classmates, family, and friends in order to thrive and to gain full benefit from their school experience. Some students have special needs that require supports beyond those ordinarily received in the school setting. In Ontario, students who have behavioural, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities, may have educational needs that cannot be met through regular instructional and assessment practices. These needs may be met through accommodations, and/or an educational program that is modified above or below the age-appropriate grade level expectations for a particular subject or course. Such students may be formally identified as exceptional pupils. The ministry sets out definitions of exceptionalities that must be used by school boards after determining that a student is an “exceptional pupil”.


Our Vision at All Saints

  • Supporting an inclusionary classroom where all learners, regardless of ability, can learn, participate and thrive.

  • Creating a room where all feel welcome, safe and supported.

  • Supporting the classroom teacher through direct classroom/student support and indirect support (curriculum and management - planning, brainstorming and modifying)

The IEP

An IEP is a written plan describing the special education program and/or services required by a particular student, based on a thorough assessment of the student's strengths and needs that affect the student's ability to learn and demonstrate learning.

IEPs are developed at the beginning of the year and are typically sent home in October. The IEP is a working document.

Self Advocacy

Self advocacy is the most important skill that you will develop in high school. You must learn to politely stand up for yourself and be able to state your needs. Be assertive but not aggressive!