School News & Announcements


Paul Davis Social Networking & Online Safety Parent Presentation - March 7, 2019

posted by Wanda Symes

Immaculata School Council is pleased to present Paul Davis on March 7th, 2019. Paul Davis brings over 27 years of IT knowledge and expertise to his speaking engagements. He has presented to over 51,000 students in Grades 4-12 from Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Quebec to cities across the US - all in just over 6 years! Relating to kids as a father and to parents as an IT professional, all presentations are targeted so that each audience leaves with a wealth of knowledge and empowerment for their respective age level.

Paul Davis will give his Social Networking and Online Safety presentation to our students in Grades 7-11 on Thursday, March 7th during the day and to parents in the evening from 6:30-8:00 pm in our Learning Commons.

For more information on Paul Davis, please visit Social Networking Safety

Literacy After School Sessions Begin Today!

posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:58 AM by Wanda Symes

In order to help our Grade 10 students develop their reading/writing skills and prepare for the OSSLT Literacy Test on March 27, 2019, we will be running free after school literacy sessions with one of our teachers, Mrs. Carroll. These sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:45 - 4:00 pm beginning today and running until March 21st. If you are in Grade 10 OR are writing the literacy test this year, drop by the main office to pick up a form if interested!

Report Cards for Gr 7/8

posted Feb 14, 2019, 4:11 AM by Wanda Symes

Report cards for our students in Grades 7/8 will go home this FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th instead of today. Thank you for your understanding. 

Schools Open Thursday, February 14th

posted Feb 13, 2019, 1:53 PM by Wanda Symes

Ottawa Catholic School Board schools will be open Thursday, February 14th. Essential staff have been in the schools today and snow clearing efforts continue for parking lots, access points, and walkways.


Community use of schools will resume for Thursday.


Information about school bus transportation is always available at the website of the Ottawa School Transportation Authority at ottawaschoolbus.ca; sign up there to receive email notifications of cancellations and major delays.

Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) schools will be closed on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

posted Feb 12, 2019, 1:23 PM by Wanda Symes

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is closing all schools and administration offices including the Catholic Education Centre on Wednesday, February 13. There will be no before or after school care/activities, after hours classes, or afterschool/evening activities including community use of schools. Child care run by the Ottawa Catholic School Board and the Ottawa Catholic Child Care Corporation will not operate.

This decision was made in consultation with the City’s Emergency Preparedness Office, and our education partners, including the Ottawa School Transportation Authority (OSTA). We expect schools to re-open Thursday, February 14. If this changes for any reason, we will notify families, staff, and media.

Dress Down Day - Rescheduled to Thurs, Feb 14th

posted Feb 12, 2019, 11:30 AM by Wanda Symes

Our Optional ($2) Dress Down originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 14th. Given the celebration of St. Valentine, please wear red or pink!

School Bus Cancellation - Tues, Feb 5th

posted Feb 5, 2019, 4:03 AM by Wanda Symes

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority has cancelled all buses and vans serving the OCSB today, Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Schools remain open. If parents or guardians choose to send their children to school today, they are responsible for transportation to school as well as pick up at 2:30 pm. 

PD Day for Grades 7/8 - Wednesday, January 30th

posted Jan 29, 2019, 4:18 AM by Wanda Symes

There is a PD Day Wednesday, January 30th for our students in Grades 7/8.
High schools students will write their Period 4 exam on Wednesday, January 30th as well. 
Semester 2 begins on Thursday, January 31st.

Updated Exam Schedule

posted Jan 24, 2019, 8:55 AM by Wanda Symes

New Exam Schedule, effective January 24, 2019

Because of the two snow days that have taken place during our high school exam schedule, we posted a new exam schedule yesterday that required some students to write two exams in the same day.  We heard from parents, students and educators who asked us to reconsider this new schedule.  We thank you for sharing your concerns with us and have looked at other options for exam writing.   All exams have now been rescheduled to January 25th, 28th, 29th and 30th.  That is, all exams have been bumped by two days.
 
Exams that were originally scheduled for January 23rd (Period 1 exam) will be written on January 25th.
Exams that were scheduled for January 24th (Period 2 exam) will be written on January 28th.
Exams that were scheduled for January 25th (Period 3 exam) will be written on January 29th.
Exams that were scheduled for January 28th (Period 4 exam) will be written on January 30th (a scheduled PD Day).

January 30th remains a PD Day for grade 7 and 8 students.  It is now an exam day for our grade 9 to 12 students.

The exam schedules at all schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders).    
OSTA will provide regular bus service on January 30th.
If you have any questions, please call the main office at your child's school. 

Bus Cancellation Today / EXAMS - Thurs, January 24th

posted Jan 24, 2019, 4:01 AM by Wanda Symes

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority has cancelled all buses and vans serving the OCSB today, Thursday, January 24, 2019. Schools remain open. If parents or guardians choose to send their children to school today, they are responsible for transportation to school as well as pick up at 2:30 pm. 

EXAMS:

All exams will be bumped by one day except for the last exam which is currently scheduled for the morning of Tuesday, January 29th.  This exam will be written in the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29th. Here is the new schedule:

All Period 1 exams will be written on Friday, January 25th beginning at 8:30am.

All Period 2 exams will be written on Monday, January 28th beginning at 8:30am.

All Period 3 exams will be written the morning of Tuesday, January 29th beginning at 8:30am.

All Period 4 exams will be written the afternoon of Tuesday, January 29th beginning at 12:00pm noon.

**January 30th remains a PD Day.

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