School News & Announcements


Letter to Parents March 26, 2020

posted Mar 26, 2020, 10:51 AM by Wanda Symes

Dear Immaculata Families,


We will try to update you with information as much as possible.  The priority is the healthy well-being for all of our families. The Ministry has indicated that schools will not be reopened on April 6th and we do not have an opening date at this time.  


Updates are available at Ottawa Public Health.  Here are some community resources available to families in need.  Families that require financial support can access it through the Federal Income Supplement or the Provincial Emergency Response.  Here is information on the Ottawa Food Bank.  Donations can be made on-line to help families in need.


Teachers have been communicating with your son/daughter with regards to their well-being and have provided them with some school work.  The school work that is provided is not mandatory and is used to support students in their studies during the school closure. We have received a range of messages from parents asking for more school work to not wanting any work at all.  We understand that every family situation is unique and we will try to assist in the way that is best for your family situation.  


Please have your son/daughter check their student email accounts as teachers are concerned about their students and would like to receive feedback.  Teachers will also attempt to email parents if they have not connected with your son/daughter to make sure that they are aware of the distant learning opportunities.  


The school is still working on a plan to determine how we can safely enter the school to retrieve important items and how to properly disperse required technological devices.  The schools are still completely closed until further notice.  


We appreciate your patience during these unprecedented times and we will be doing our best to meet the learning needs of all our students.  We pray that all our families are healthy and safe.


Take care,

Sean Power

Principal


Covid-19 Letter to Parents March 23, 2020

posted Mar 26, 2020, 10:50 AM by Wanda Symes

Dear Immaculata Families,


We hope that your family is healthy and doing well.  We are currently going through some challenging times and our priority is the safety and well-being of all our students and families.  We pray that this situation gets resolved as soon as possible. 


Here are some community resources that you can access since the school is closed until April 5th.  We will provide you with more information as we are updated on the situation.  We have had inquiries about students and parents accessing the school to retrieve items -- unfortunately the school is closed until further notice for safety reasons.  


Teachers are currently working on creative ways to connect with their students and they will also be connecting with parents to ensure that your son/daughter is properly supported in their education.  Please note that teachers are mainly concerned about the personal well-being of their students and are attempting to provide some Distance Learning opportunities. We encourage students to continue to work on their academics but this work is not mandatory as we understand that some families are going through some difficult times.  


The Ministry of Education has provided some online learning opportunities but our Immaculata staff prefer connecting directly with their students.  Here is the letter that was sent to you by the Minister if you did not receive it.  


The priority is to look after yourselves and your families.   Please take this opportunity to spend quality time together as a family, go for a walk, perform some daily exercise and pray that all our families will be healthy and safe.  


We are all looking forward to having a safe return to school.


Take care,


Sean Power

Principal


High School Parent Teacher Interviews Rescheduled to April 16th

posted Mar 13, 2020, 8:17 AM by Wanda Symes

Dear Parents/Guardians, 


In response to the Government of Ontario's decision to close schools in the province until April 5th (https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/3/title.html), Parent Teacher Interviews will no longer be able to take place on Mar 26th, 2020 as originally planned. At this point, access to the appointment scheduling service will be suspended until April 9th, at 3pm when the scheduling system is expected to reopen. 


The new date for Parent Teacher Interviews is Thursday, April 16th, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 


Thank you for your understanding. 



March Break: March 16-20

posted Mar 12, 2020, 6:51 AM by Wanda Symes

Wishing everyone a restful March Break next week. If you are travelling, be safe! We look forward to reuniting on Monday, March 23rd!

High School Parent-Teacher Interviews: Thurs, March 26th

posted Mar 9, 2020, 10:49 AM by Wanda Symes

We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews for the parents of Grades 9-12 students at the school on Thursday, March 26th from 2:00 - 4:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 
You are able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online until February 19th at 11:00 pm. If you wish to schedule a meeting with any of your child's teachers, please follow these instructions: 

1. Prepare a list with the names of each teacher you would like to meet
2. Go to the Immaculata scheduling webpage at https://ihs.parentinterview.com
3. Enter the Parent Code (please check your email or call the main office for this code), click "Sign in"
**Please make a note of your Confirmation #
4. Fill in your contact information and click "Continue to Make Appointments"
5. Click on the name of a teacher with whom you wish to schedule an appointment
6. Click on "Available" for a time at which you wish to meet to have your meeting
7. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you have scheduled all the teachers you wish to meet
8. Click on "My Schedule" (top left of the page)
9. Print out, email or copy down your schedule and bring it with you

Should you wish to delete an appointment you have made, click on "Delete" beside the meeting you wish to have removed from your schedule.
If you misplace your schedule, you may use your Confirmation # to retrieve your schedule from the website at any time. If you need help using the service, please email support@parentinterview.com

If you do not have access to the internet at home or in the workplace, please call the Main Office during school operating hours or parentInterview toll-free at 1-866-810-0076, and someone will be happy to make your appointments with you.
We look forward to seeing you.

Bus Cancellations Today - Feb 27th, 2020

posted Feb 27, 2020, 3:48 AM by Wanda Symes

Due to inclement weather, all school buses and vans are cancelled for today - February 27th. Parents are responsible for transportation to school and pickup at 2:30pm. 

Parent Information Night - Monday, March 2nd, 2020

posted Feb 19, 2020, 5:44 AM by Wanda Symes

NEW DATE for Parent Information Night! Please join us Monday, March 2nd, 2020. Tours begin at 5pm, presentation begins at 6pm. 

Grade 7/8 Parent Teacher Interviews - Thurs, Feb 20th

posted Feb 18, 2020, 3:34 PM by Wanda Symes

We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews for the parents of Grades 7 and 8 students at the school on Thursday, February 20th from 2:00 - 4:30 pm and 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 
You are able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online until February 19th at 11:00 pm. If you wish to schedule a meeting with any of your child's teachers, please follow these instructions: 

1. Prepare a list with the names of each teacher you would like to meet
2. Go to the Immaculata scheduling webpage at https://ihs.parentinterview.com
3. Enter the Parent Code (please check your email or call the main office for this code), click "Sign in"
**Please make a note of your Confirmation #
4. Fill in your contact information and click "Continue to Make Appointments"
5. Click on the name of a teacher with whom you wish to schedule an appointment
6. Click on "Available" for a time at which you wish to meet to have your meeting
7. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until you have scheduled all the teachers you wish to meet
8. Click on "My Schedule" (top left of the page)
9. Print out, email or copy down your schedule and bring it with you

Should you wish to delete an appointment you have made, click on "Delete" beside the meeting you wish to have removed from your schedule.
If you misplace your schedule, you may use your Confirmation # to retrieve your schedule from the website at any time. If you need help using the service, please email support@parentinterview.com

If you do not have access to the internet at home or in the workplace, please call the Main Office during school operating hours or parentInterview toll-free at 1-866-810-0076, and someone will be happy to make your appointments with you.
We look forward to seeing you.

Family Day Holiday - Monday, February 17, 2020

posted Feb 13, 2020, 6:24 AM by Wanda Symes

Reminder that Monday, February 17, 2020 is the Family Day Holiday. Enjoy the long weekend with family! See you Tuesday.

OSTA Bus Transportation Cancelled Today - Fri, Feb 7th

posted Feb 7, 2020, 3:21 AM by Wanda Symes

Due to inclement weather all school buses and vans are cancelled for today Friday, February 7, 2020. Schools are open; however, parents/guardians are responsible for transportation of students home at 2:30pm.  

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