School News

Updates to Student Email Accounts

Students should now be using the firstname.lastname@stu.ocsb.ca domain rather than the old one firstname.lastname@ocsbstudent.ca

Students will continue to have access to their old drive to share or copy files into their new domain for the duration of this school year. (Instructions will be shared to students as to how to share or copy documents, email contacts etc. from one domain to the other once the school year begins. Rest assured, you will not lose your old documents and files.) Access to both accounts will use the same password. This change will be communicated to the students in both their old account and in their new one.

Password Change Tool

The student self-service password change tool for grades 7-12 is now active for use with the new domain only, and can be found on the left hand side of the student portal. https://sites.google.com/a/ocsbstudent.ca/7-12/

Welcome Back Information

Student Email Addresses:

Please note that student email addresses have changed. The new email address for students is FirstName.LastName@stu.ocsb.ca.

The First Day of School:

Grades 7&8: Students will be organized into classes by homeroom on the back field. Students will enter the field using the bus loop gate. Signage and staff will help direct students to the homeroom number found on my.studentinfo.ca.

Grades 9-12: When students enter the building they will proceed to their assigned morning class as shown on my.studentinfo.ca


Schedules:
Students will be able to view their schedules/homerooms on my.studentinfo.ca beginning
September 3rd at 3:00PM.


Entering All Saints:
Students are welcome in the building after 8:05am each day. We will accommodate for inclement weather days

  • 9-12 ‘Walkers’: enter via the main entrance at the front of the school.

  • 9-12 Yellow ‘Busers’: enter via the bus loop doors near the HS gymnasium

  • All 7&8 Students: enter via the back doors at the rear of the school

We continue to ask parents to not use the front lane for drop-off and pick up. This lane is reserved for students with special needs. Do not use the lane in front of the school, or the bus loop. The bus loop is for buses.

Morning Drop Off:

With the current limitations we understand many parents will drive their child (children) to school in the morning. We ask you to please find a place off school property to drop off as our school parking lot can be congested and slow as yellow buses and special needs parking takes priority in our plan. Review the map below to see our updated morning drop-off plan.


Transportation:
Due to a significant driver shortage, parts of the transportation system are currently being re-planned. If you don’t plan on using student transportation services this fall, please complete the Opt-out of transportation form and help give those who need transportation space on the bus. For route information, visit http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/.
OC Transpo Presto passes will be distributed to qualifying students on the first day of school.


Main Office Procedures:
Grade 7 and 8 students who arrive late should go directly to their classroom until 8:40 am. After 8:40 am grade 7 and 8 students arriving late need to check in at the main office.
Grade 9-12 students who
arrive late should go directly to their classroom until 9:00 am. After 9:00 am students in grades 9-12 arriving late need to check in at the main office.

If a student is going to be late, absent or sign out, parents need to call the school. The attendance lines are available 24 hours a day. 613-271-4254 (Gr. 7-8 ext. 625; Gr. 9-10 ext. 626; Gr. 11-12 ext. 627). If you are picking up your child please call the office once you have arrived at the school.

Parents are not permitted to the main office without an appointment.


Washroom:

The washrooms are limited to occupancy posted on a sign outside each washroom. If it is occupied, please wait outside of the washroom and stand in line 2 meters apart.


Lunch Time:
Our Cafeteria will be closed. At this point there will not be any cafeteria food service in place, but that could change later in the year. Please ensure students have lunch and snacks for the day or alternatively, students can leave the building during their lunch time. As well, students will not have access to microwaves to warm lunches. Please plan accordingly.

Grade 7's will go outside from 11:55 to 12:20 then eat their lunch at their assigned seats in their classroom from 12:20 to 12:45.

Grade 8's will eat their lunch at their assigned seats in their classroom from 11:55 to 12:20 then go outside from 12:20 to 12:45.

Grade 9 and 10’s will eat their lunch (11:00 am - 11:50 am) at their assigned seats in their Period 2 class. Students are welcome to exit the building for lunch, either to go home for lunch or purchase a lunch off school property. They must however, return to their Period 2 class immediately upon reentering the school after sanitizing their hands. If your child leaves the school, they will be asked to document who they associated with at lunch for Ottawa Public Health contact tracing.

Grade 11 and 12’s will eat their lunch at the end of the day (1:30 pm - 2:20 pm). Students will be able to have snacks during class time. Grade 11 and 12's are encouraged to make their way home where possible. They can also leave the school property during their lunch hour and return to access their transportation home. If they are remaining at school during their lunch hour, a space will be provided that will ensure social distancing.

Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes or other food delivery services are not permitted at the school.

If your child forgets his or her lunch, please call the school from the parking lot and we will have your child meet you outside to receive it.


Technology:

Students are encouraged to bring their own device (chromebook/laptop) fully charged each day. If your child is borrowing a school device during the school day, there is a sanitizing procedure in place between students using these devices.


Student Activity Fees:

Parents will receive a message via School Cash Online next week when Student Fee payment is made available ($30). Student fee funds are used to supplement the cost of student council activities, spirit building activities, field trips, awards, school clubs, teams and activities - and guest speakers in class.


Lockers:

Students will be assigned a locker by their homeroom teacher and must only use that assigned locker for the duration of the school year. Students must bring a combination lock to school to place on their locker on the first day and cannot share lockers with any other students.


End of Day Procedures:

There will be a staggered dismissal at the end of the day. All students and staff must exit the building at the end of the day (2:30 pm) to ensure the school can be properly cleaned and sanitized for the next day. The school will be locked at 2:45 pm.


Visitors:

We are limiting non-essential visitors to the school. Visitors, volunteers and guardians or parents will not be permitted on school property. Guardians and parents will need approval by a vice-principal or the principal to access the school if access is needed.


School Covid Protocols:

All students are required to wear a mask in the school building and on the school bus. Students must sanitize their hands upon entering the school.

Students must adhere to all Covid protocols as directed by their teachers and administrators.

Students are to remain home if they have any symptoms. Students of all grades will be required to complete a self-screening tool by Ottawa Public Health prior to coming to school every day. Students can find the screening tool and verify completion using mystudentinfo.ca. Students who develop symptoms while at school will be directed to a self-isolation room and a parent/guardian will be asked to pick them up as soon as possible.


Vaccinations:

Students who are fully vaccinated will not be required to self-isolate if they are considered a close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid unless they exhibit symptoms. Unvaccinated students will be required to self-isolate for the days specified by Ottawa Public Health.

International Languages Credit Program

This is just a reminder that our International Languages Credit Program starts this Saturday, September 11, 2021. It's a good way for some students interested in language acquisition to gain credits. Registration information can be found at: http://conted.ocsb.ca/youth-programs/youth-il

Class of 2022 Grad Apparel

Students interested in ordering 2022 Grad apparel are invited to visit the following school-approved supplier link: Tuck Gear 2022 Grad Apparel. Any grad apparel ordered prior to July 1st will be available for pick up through our school tuck shop when school begins in September. Alternatively, you can elect to have the items shipped directly to your house, at the end of July, for an additional fee.

Proceeds from sales will be used to offset costs related to next year’s graduation ceremony, Grad Retreat and the school-sanctioned Prom.

We would also like to bring the following to your attention:

All Saints clothing apparel being promoted via various social networks to students graduating next year (2022) by the provider 'Gradwear', does not have the school's consent to sell school apparel. 'Gradwear' sells exclusively online and has no affiliation with All Saints Catholic High School. As such we cannot speak to the security of its payment or record systems.

Your support is appreciated.

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