School News & Announcements

St. Mark High School Program Night

posted Feb 8, 2019, 7:36 PM by Tracy Murray


Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Presentation for Students Entering Grade 9 in

September 2019 (Cafetorium)


Presentation for Students Entering Grades 10-12 in

September 2019 (Chapel)


Student Loan (OSAP) Presentation (Room 101)

For Grade 12 Students & Parents


For further information call Student Services

692-2551 ext. 244

Feb 4th 2019 - Ski Day Additional Information

posted Jan 30, 2019, 11:35 AM by Tracy Murray   [ updated Jan 30, 2019, 11:36 AM ]

1. Skiis and Snowboards aren't permitted on morning school buses. Students with skiis and snowboards will need a ride to school the morning of February 4th.

2. Skiis and snowboards can be brought inside the school and stored in the "Link" at the back of the school near the weight room from 7:30am - 8:10am.

3. All students attending the trip are reminded to dress for the weather, pack a lunch and snacks and wait to be called down from class.

4. Students will be called down near 9am. They will retrieve their bags, helmets and any ski/snowboard stored at school to their designated bus. Bus Lists will be posted in the school.

5. Helmets are mandatory for all students. It is the responsibility of the students to ensure they bring all the necessary equipment. Helmets can be rented on site for $5 plus tax if available.

6. School Buses leave Edelweiss at 6:00pm. Return to St.Mark at 7:00pm. We are not responsible for lost or stolen equipment. A teacher will be present at a central spot inside the Chalet to assist kids if problems arise. 

New Exam Schedule, effective January 24, 2019

posted Jan 24, 2019, 8:57 AM by Tracy Murray

Because of the two snow days that have taken place during our high school exam schedule, the board posted a new exam schedule yesterday that required some students to write two exams in the same day.  The board heard from parents, students and educators who asked to consider an alternate schedule. 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 will be written on January 25th.
Exams that were scheduled for January 24th will be written on January 28th.
Exams that were scheduled for January 25th will be written on January 29th.
Exams that were scheduled for January 28th 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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Andre Potvin

Inclement Weather Days and the Exam Schedule:

posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:32 AM by Tracy Murray

High School exams will be written on January 23rd, 24th, 25th, 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 Monday, January 28th will be written on Tuesday, January 29th.  During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.
Wednesday, January 30th is a PD day with semester two beginning on Thursday, January 31st.

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 25th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 25th will be written on January 28th.
All exams originally scheduled for January 28th will be written on January 29th.  

Grade 9 EQAO Math - Semester 1 Information

posted Jan 8, 2019, 7:47 AM by Tracy Murray

All Grade 9 students enrolled in an Applied or Academic Math Course this semester will be participating in the EQAO Grade 9 Math testing on January 15th and January 16th.  Please click here for additional information.

Family Transition Evening for Students on the Spectrum

posted Dec 21, 2018, 6:06 AM by Tracy Murray   [ updated Dec 21, 2018, 6:10 AM ]

Family Transition Evening for Students on the Spectrum- Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Transition Support Centre of Algonquin College will be offering a workshop for students with ASD and their families regarding transitioning to post-secondary education.  It will occur on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Algonquin College’s Woodroffe Campus (1385 Woodroffe Ave). The attached file provides more information on the event.


This workshop is open to any student with ASD intending to attend any post-secondary institution in the 2019-2020 year, as well as that student’s parents or supporting adults. Please circulate this email to anyone who may be interested.


Should you wish to attend, please email to reserve your place and receive additional information on the workshop.

Students Grade 7-9 2018/2019 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey

posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:06 AM by Tracy Murray

St. Mark Catholic High School has been invited to participate in the 2018/2019 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey. This is the only survey conducted nationally to monitor smoking, alcohol and drug use behaviours of Canadian youth and also asks questions about bullying and sleep. CSTADS is funded by Health Canada. On December 19, 2018, students in grades 7, 8 and 9 with parental permission will be asked to take part in the survey. An information letter and permission form has been sent home with your child. Completed permission forms need to be returned to student services before December 19, 2018. To complete the form online, please visit .  For more information about the project and access to copies of the questionnaires visit

Smoke Free Ontario Act

posted Nov 5, 2018, 7:07 AM by Tracy Murray

There has been a change to where smoking/vaping may occur around a school.  From the Government of Ontario website:

You cannot smoke or vape in any public or private school's:

  • indoor space
  • outdoor grounds, including playgrounds and sports fields
  • public areas within 20 meters of the school’s grounds
This means smokers have to be at least 20 meters away from the perimeter of the school grounds (and not from the front entrance).

St Mark Christmas Craft Fair

posted Oct 31, 2018, 11:09 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Nov 9, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

Get a jump on that Christmas shopping!  Free parking • Over 100 Vendors. Come join us Saturday November 10th from 10AM to 4PM and Sunday November 11th from 10AM to 3PM. Admission: Donation of canned good for local food bank or $2. Please click here for a list of vendors

Grade 7&8 After School Literacy & Numeracy Program

posted Oct 10, 2018, 10:45 AM by Debbie Findlay   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 10:54 AM ]

Are you interested in having your grade 7 or grade 8 child get support after school in Numeracy or Literacy? Once again, St. Mark is offering extra Math and English support on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Courses run until December and from 2:30-4:30p.m.  Late buses are available on these days.  Please click here for more information on the numeracy program. Please click here for more information on the literacy program

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