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University of New Brunswick Virtual Visit

The University of New Brunswick is virtually coming to ND on Wednesday, September 30th at 1:15pm.  This is the perfect chance for you to ask any questions you have about UNB and studying in Atlantic Canada.  This will be a small group and the session is exclusive to ND.  Whether you are interested in knowing about scholarships, academic programs, residence, or you don’t even know what to ask, rep Travis Daley will be glad to help.  By joining the session you can enter to win free first year tuition!  To sign up email Mrs. H at ndguidance@cdsbeo.on.ca.  She will send you a link to join the session.


St FX University Virtual Visit

St. Francis Xavier University will be holding a virtual visit for grade 12 ND students on Tuesday, September 29th at 1:15pm.  Email Mrs. H at ndguidance@cdsbeo.on.ca to sign up.  She will send you a link to log in to the session.


Notes on Drop Off and Pick Up at NDCHS

Dear Warrior Families,

As we launch our school year, we understand that some families may choose to drive their child to and from school.  Safety remains a priority and we are very concerned about the increased traffic flow around the school.  Therefore, following consultation with the Public Works Department of Carleton Place, the Fire Department, the Bylaw Department, and the OPP, we request that families consider the following:

  • Students should be dropped off and picked up at least 2 blocks away from the school.  This means personal vehicles should not be on McKenzie St between Flora St and Joseph St.
  • Students should be able to arrive to their first class between 7:45am and 8:00am.  Students are dismissed at 12:105pm. Please plan accordingly.
  • We are requesting parents use streets with lower traffic volume, to avoid main thoroughfares and to avoid streets being used by bussing companies.
  • Utilize streets with sidewalks on the right side of the street to ensure students exiting vehicles will exit onto the sidewalk and not into oncoming traffic.
  • Please be respectful of residents living near the school and do not block any driveways.
  • Emergency Services are requesting parents ensure there is ample room for emergency services to navigate through.
  • Please do not block any fire hydrant or any emergency access points.
  • When collecting students at the end of the day, please do not leave vehicles idling for extended periods of time.

Thank-you for your understanding as we begin our school year during Covid 19.  Wishing all students and families a smooth start to our school year!

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,
Donna Koekkoek
Principal


Grade 10, 11 and 12 Welcome Back Letter

Dear Grade 10, 11 & 12 Families and Students,

We are very excited to welcome our Warriors on Thursday, September 10th.

Below are a few reminders:

  • Period 1 runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Period 2 runs from 10:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
  • Online afternoon classes run from 1:10 to 2:10 p.m. for all students.
  • In the morning, students will disembark from buses.  Grade 10 students will use the main doors of the school.  This entrance is reserved for Grade 9 and 10 students only.  Grade 11 & 12 students will use the doors on the east side of the school, closest to the student parking lot. This entrance is reserved for Grade 11 & 12 students only. Grade 11 & 12 students will use the stairwell directly inside the doors used for entrance.
  • All grade 10 classes take place on the first floor in the classrooms by the office and the classrooms in the hallway past Student Services.  Grade 11 & 12 classes take place on the second floor only.  Students must proceed directly to their Period 1 class upon arrival at the school.  Students can find their assigned classroom number on the timetable that was emailed to parents last Thursday, September 3rd.  Staff will be available to help direct students to their classrooms.
  • Students learning remotely should use their TEAMS app and their Outlook email to check messages from teachers and be prepared to be “in class” virtually at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday September 10th.  Students can access both apps using www.mycdsbeo.com with their school username and password.
  • Following dismissal at 12:05, students should proceed directly buses which depart by 12:15 or head home immediately via their own transportation.
  •  Check out the video links from our YouTube page for some visual reminders about the first day: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoxRYcmEXirEEQxotUaVkIw
  • If you are dropping off and/or picking up your child from school, we require all parents to drop off and/or pick up a minimum of two blocks away from our school.  Due to the high volume of students being dropped off or picked up at school, parents cannot drop off or pick up in our parking lot or on McKenzie Street between Flora and Joseph Street.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own device to and from school, when possible.
  • Students will be transporting all their belongings to and from the school each day since lockers cannot be used due to health protocols.  Students will be keeping their school bags at their desks.
  • The cafeteria will not be open and microwaves are not available.  Please bring a water bottle and snack, if desired.
  • Students will be required to wear masks when on the bus and in the building.
  • Parents/visitors will not be allowed to enter our building at this time due to health and safety protocols.
  • The attached letter was sent home last week. Please review and return the last page with signature by Friday, September 18.

 

The staff at Notre Dame looks forward to welcoming back our high school students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Wishing our families a smooth first week!

Sincerely,
Donna Koekkoek
Principal


Grade 9 Welcome Letter

Dear Grade 9 Families and Students,

We are very excited to welcome our Grade 9 Warriors on Wednesday, September 9th.

Below are a few reminders:

  • Period 1 runs from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and Period 2 runs from 10:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
  • Online afternoon classes run from 1:10 to 2:10 p.m (Period 1 1:10-1:40/ Period 2 1:40-2:10).
  • In the morning, students will disembark from buses and enter the main doors of the school.  This entrance is reserved for Grade 9 and 10 students only.
  • All grade 9 classes take place on the first floor in the new addition (near the atrium).  Students must proceed directly to their Period 1 class upon arrival at the school.  Students can find their assigned classroom on the timetable that was emailed to parents on Thursday.  Staff will be available to help direct Grade 9s to their classrooms.
  • Following dismissal at 12:05, students should proceed directly buses which depart by 12:15 or head home immediately via their own transportation.
  •  Check out the Grade 9 video link from our YouTube page for some visual reminders about the first day: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoxRYcmEXirEEQxotUaVkIw
  • If you are dropping off and/or picking up your child from school, we require all parents to drop off and/or pick up a minimum of two blocks away from our school.  Due to the high volume of students being dropped off or picked up at school, parents cannot drop off or pick up in our parking lot or on McKenzie Street between Flora and Joseph Street.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own device to and from school, when possible.
  • Students will be transporting all their belongings to and from the school each day since lockers cannot be used due to health protocols.  Students will be keeping their school bags at their desks.
  • The cafeteria will not be open and microwaves are not available.  Please bring a water bottle and snack, if desired.
  • Students will be required to wear masks when on the bus and in the building.
  • Parents/visitors will not be allowed to enter our building at this time due to health and safety protocols.
  • The attached letter was sent home Parent Letter – August 27th earlier this week. Please review and return the last page with signature by Friday, September 18.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

The staff at Notre Dame looks forward to welcoming our Grade 9s on Wednesday.

Wishing our families an enjoyable and safe long weekend!

Sincerely,
Donna Koekkoek
Principal


Note from the Medical Officers of Health


Attention CDSBEO Parents/Guardians: Please read this letter from our local Medical Officers of Health at Eastern Ontario Health Unit and The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit to help you make your decision about sending your child to school. Remember, there is no RIGHT decision, only what’s right for you and your family: https://bit.ly/2FDOf0V

 


New Staggered Entry Plan for CDSBEO

Dear CDSBEO families,

In order to ensure that all health and safety procedures are in place for students and staff return to school, and to familiarize students with new protocols, the Board has opted to implement a staggered entry for school start up. This model has been created to support a slow and consistent approach to full entry for all students by Thursday, September 10th.

The schedule will ensure all grades have an opportunity to clearly review health and safety expectations as they navigate hallways, classrooms and the school yard. Each day, grades will be added gradually to increase student attendance.

Therefore, the following schedule will be in place for all schools in the CDSBEO:

Friday, September 4: No Students

Tuesday, September 8 will be the first day of school for:

  • JK/SK students
  • Grade 7 students (in secondary schools)
  • Select Special Education students (all grades) – schools will contact parents with more information

Wednesday, September 9 will be the first day of school for:

  • Grade 1-3 students
  • Grade 8 students (in secondary schools)
  • Grade 9 students

Thursday, September 10 will be the first day of school for:

  • Grade 4-6 students
  • Grade 7-8 students (in elementary schools)
  • Grade 10-12 students
  • *all students in attendance on this date

Monday, September 14: First Day of School for Remote Distance Learning

We appreciate your patience as we plan for a safe school start up.


Important Back to School Update

Please read the following attachment with important Back to School Updates.  Please note that last page must be signed and returned to the school by September 18th.

Letter to Parents – August 27th 2020 (003)

 

 


Used Uniform Sale TOMORROW – Aug 25th


CSC Used Uniform Sale


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