School News & Announcements


INFO: Snow Days and the Exam Schedule

posted Jan 7, 2020, 5:17 AM by Leslie Morrow   [ updated Jan 7, 2020, 5:21 AM ]


High School exams will be written on January 23rd, 24th, 27th, and 28th.  In the event of a snow day during the high school exam period, exam schedules at all schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders).  

In the event of a “snow day” where yellow school bus transportation is cancelled during the high school exam period, the missed exam will be written the following day.  
 
All other exams will be bumped by one day and the last exam, scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th will be written on Wednesday, January 29th.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.
 
Friday, January 31st is a PD day with semester two beginning on Monday, February 3rd.

For example, if January 23rd is a snow day and all school bus transportation for our board is cancelled, then:
All exams originally scheduled for January 23rd will be written on January 24th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 24th will be written on January 27th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 27th will be written on January 28th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 28th will be written on January 29th.  

If you have any questions, please call the main office at your child's school. 

Christmas Spirit Week

posted Dec 15, 2019, 6:48 PM by Stephen Myers   [ updated Dec 15, 2019, 6:51 PM ]




School Bus Driver Prep Course

posted Dec 12, 2019, 6:52 AM by Leslie Morrow


The School Bus Driver Preparatory Course is designed to prepare potential candidates to successfully complete training with local school bus operators.  The course covers essential certificates like First Aid, Health and Safety and WHMIS; basic school bus terminology and vehicle components; student behaviour management and sensitivity-training; a ride-along with a professional bus driver/trainer; a tour of dispatch and garage operations; and includes the opportunity to book an interview with potential employers in the Ottawa market. 

Public Consultation Re: Bell Time Change- NO CHANGE

posted Dec 11, 2019, 6:17 AM by Leslie Morrow


November Newsletter

posted Dec 11, 2019, 4:57 AM by Stephen Myers   [ updated Dec 11, 2019, 4:57 AM ]



CLICK HERE to view the St. Paul November Newsletter

OCA Construction Symposium & Trade Show

posted Dec 2, 2019, 10:56 AM by Leslie Morrow

December 11th, 2019 at the OCA offices at 9 Antares Road, Industry leaders will be discussing the Outlook of Construction in Ottawa for the next 5 years as well as the many opportunities available in the construction industry. The OCA will also be highlighting the new Youth Engagement component of the annual OCA Construction Symposium & Trade Show.

To register for this event please visit this link:

Family Portraits

posted Nov 18, 2019, 10:44 AM by Leslie Morrow

Please call the school at 613-820-9705 to book a time slot to have your family holiday photos taken at the STP Christmas Market! Once you have booked your appointment you will be able to pay through School Cash Online. 

IMPORTANT! OSTA SURVEY

posted Nov 13, 2019, 8:47 AM by Leslie Morrow


PUBLIC CONSULTATION
FOR ST. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL


The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority is conducting public consultation at St Paul HS to collect information about the school community, and individuals’ thoughts, about:

OPTION 1: 
Potentially changing the school’s bell times and moving grade 7 and 8 students to public transit:

a.    Between 8:45am and 9am in the morning
b.    Between 2:50pm and 3:05pm in the afternoon

OPTION 2:
Keeping the same bell times (8am to 2:05pm) and keeping grade 7 and 8 students on yellow bus.

Details
Because St Paul HS yellow buses are integrated with other elementary schools, an early bell time is required to efficiently use existing vehicles.  We cannot change the bell time to a later start time and still keep grade 7 and 8 students on yellow buses.  A later bell time means all grade 7-12 students would be assigned a Presto pass for public transit.  Students with special needs would be evaluated for their ability to take public transit, or would be assigned to accessible transportation. Students in grades 9-12 will remain on public transit regardless.

These potential changes would come into effect in September 2020.  Notification of the decision regarding any proposed changes would occur no later than the end of February 2020 for the following school year.


The deadline to complete this survey is November 20, 2019.


To complete the survey please click here 


For more information please visit our website: http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/st-paul-consultation/






STUDENT CONSULTATION
FOR ST. PAUL HS

We want to hear from you!


OSTA is conducting a survey to find out your thoughts on:

Potentially changing the school’s bell times and moving grade 7 and 8 students to public transit:

a.    Between 8:45am and 9am in the morning
b.    Between 2:50pm and 3:05pm in the afternoon

OR


Keeping the same bell times (8am to 2:05pm) and keeping grade 7 and 8 students on yellow bus.

These potential changes would start September 2020. Students would be notified of any proposed changes no later than the end of February 2020 for the following school year.  Regardless of the final decision, students in grades 9-12 will stay on public transit.


Let your voice be heard, complete the student survey by November 20, 2019.


For more information please visit our website: http://www.ottawaschoolbus.ca/st-paul-consultation/


EduTravel

posted Nov 12, 2019, 10:16 AM by Leslie Morrow


EduTravel for Credit is a wholly Canadian owned and operated tour provider founded on the concept of experiential learning. Their mission is to provide Canadian students with a safe, fun and engaging learning experience outside of the classroom. In partnership with Ontario school boards and private schools, their programs provide students with the opportunity to travel locally and internationally while earning a wide variety of Ontario secondary school credits. Credits are issued through education partners, and teachers are Ontario certified and trained in Experiential Learning techniques. All travel services and experiential curriculum are provided by the education experts at EduTravel Inc.

EduTravel programs enrich the learning experience for all students by offering engaging, experiential and affordable opportunities for students. The objective of the programs is to enrich the curriculum content being delivered and to create academic pathways to post-secondary institutions, while allowing students the structured independence of traveling with friends with equity and accessibility as key goals.

Please visit their website https://www.edutravelforcredit.com/ or visit Student Services for more information. 

Cell phones and Other Personal Mobile Devices in Schools

posted Nov 8, 2019, 10:40 AM by Leslie Morrow


Please click HERE for FAQs regarding the use of cell phones and personal devices in schools. 

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