St. Mark High School

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Parent-Teacher interviews will occur on Thursday, May 27, from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. You will be able to start booking appointments on Friday, May 21 at 3:00 PM using this link. You will need to be signed into a Google account to book an appointment. If you do not have a Google account, please use your child's OCSBStudent account to book your appointment. Please use the details box to indicate if you would like to speak via Google Meet or phone. If you wish to have a call, please leave your contact number.

Mid-Quadmester Grades Available May 19

Mid-Quadmester 4 Grades were emailed to all students on Wednesday, May 19. The email contains information on how to book Parent-Teacher Interviews. Parent-Teacher interviews will occur on Thursday, May 27, from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM. You will be able to start booking appointments on Friday, May 21 at 3:00 PM. Booking links were sent with the grade report and can be found on this website.

Summer School

Summer School course offerings and registration information is available now on the OCSB website at ocsb.ca/summerschool . It is recommended that all registration be done online using the form on the website.

Course availability and registration information for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is now available. Please check their website, ocdsb.ca/continuing_education/summer_school_programs, for course listings and registration information.


Graduation Requirement - Community Service Hours

For the 2020-21 school year, the ministry is revising the 40-hour community involvement graduation requirement so that students will not be adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges related to COVID-19.

For students graduating in the 2020-21 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement will be reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities. This recognizes that graduating students have had barriers to earning their community involvement hours last school year and there may be continued barriers this school year.

Students may wish to consider virtual volunteering, such as connecting with seniors, organizing virtual fundraising events and facilitating discussions with newcomer youth. Outdoor volunteer opportunities could also be considered. Ideas for volunteer opportunities, as well as suggestions for documenting community service hours, are posted on the board website.

In addition, the ministry is providing increased flexibility in how all secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21, as follows:


1. At the principal’s discretion, schools may waive the restrictions that do not allow students to earn hours during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day, or duties normally performed in the home (e.g., walking a younger child to and from school, helping younger siblings with school work).


2. Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours at the discretion of the principal. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service for others.

Students should continue to seek out and accumulate community involvement hours in accordance with school board policies and procedures, keeping in mind local public health unit recommendations.


Virtual Learning Schedule To Remain in Effect Until the End of the School Year

Based on the Government of Ontario Announcement on June 2, 2021, All schools in Ontario will remain online until the end of the school year. Schedules will remain as follows:

Grade 7 and 8

Period 1: 8:20-9:10am.
Period 2: 9:13-10:03a.m.
Period 3: 10:06-10:56a.m.
Period 4: 10:59-11:49a.m.
Lunch: 11:49-12:33p.m.
Period 5: 12:37-1:27p.m.
Period 6: 1:30-2:20p.m.

High School

Cohort A and B will connect each day using the teacher-provided Google Meet links for both courses everyday (morning and afternoon).


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