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October 10-12, 2014

Locker Day

Get ready for school!

2014-15 Timetables and Locker Days:
Aug 27 @ 8:30 - 9:30 for Grade 12 students
Aug 27 @ 9:30 - 12:00 for Grade 10/11/12 students
Aug 28 @ 8:30 - 10:30 for Grade 9 students

Please remember to bring: $30.00 (cash or cheque) for voluntary Student Fees. This will pay for your agenda, your locker, the lock we provide you, your student photo, your student ID card, and other costs that facilitate our many school activities throughout the year. Your timetable will also be made available at this time.

$35.00 (cash or cheque) for the school yearbook. This fee must be paid separately.

Grade 9 students will receive their locks and lockers during orientation. All students will also have their photos taken for student cards.

Getting to School By Bus

The OC Transpo Route Schedules will be posted on the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority’s (OSTA) website at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca by mid-August. The eligibility for students in grades 9-12 have changed for September 2014.All students meeting the over 3.2km distance criteria from their designated school are eligible to receive transportation services. OSTA will select the most appropriate mode of transportation with may include yellow bus, public transit or small school purpose vehicle. Please refer to the website for more information or call 613-224-8800 ext.2381

Sports Day the Girls Way 2014

Sunny Delight!

Congratulations to the girls involved in the organizing and leading of activities today for grade 8 girls from SWC and Steve MacLean P.S.    Smiles, Sports, Lunch and Dance !

Student Insurance

Available now

Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately, despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. As a parent/guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.

Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis, through Reliable Life Insurance Company. Forms can either be picked up from the school office or downloaded at [ http://www.binks.ca ]www.binks.ca, or you may apply online at [ http://www.insuremykids.com ]www.insuremykids.com.  

The OCDSB encourages all parents/guardians to consider purchasing this insurance. If your child is involved in school related sports activities or is participating in any field trips out of the province you may wish to seriously consider the coverage options, which range from $13.00/year to $31.00/year. This coverage is for the entire calendar year and also applies outside of school hours.  If you have any questions, please call Binks Insurance Brokers directly at 613-226-1350.

Back to School

2014-15

Wecome back!

2014-15 Timetables and Locker Days:
Aug 27 @ 8:30 - 9:30 for Grade 12 students
Aug 27 @ 9:30 - 12:00 for Grade 10/11/12 students
Aug 28 @ 8:30 - 10:30 for Grade 9 students

Please remember to bring: $30.00 (cash or cheque) for voluntary Student Fees. This will pay for your agenda, your locker, the lock we provide you, your student photo, your student ID card, and other costs that facilitate our many school activities throughout the year. Your timetable will also be made available at this time.

$35.00 (cash or cheque) for the school yearbook. This fee must be paid separately.

Grade 9 students will receive their locks and lockers during orientation. All students will also have their photos taken for student cards.

Getting to School By Bus

The OC Transpo Route Schedules will be posted on the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority’s (OSTA) website at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca by mid-August. The eligibility for students in grades 9-12 have changed for September 2014.All students meeting the over 3.2km distance criteria from their designated school are eligible to receive transportation services. OSTA will select the most appropriate mode of transportation with may include yellow bus, public transit or small school purpose vehicle. Please refer to the website for more information or call 613-224-8800 ext.2381

Safety First 

The safety and well-being of your child in our school is important to us. Please ensure that all of our contact information is correct and up to date. This includes email addresses. Please find attached the Student Registration Verification Form. Please correct and sign this, then return it to us on either August 27 or 28.

Also, if you want the school to store long-term prescription medication and/or epi-pens, it is mandatory to have your doctor complete and sign the appropriate OCDSB medical forms annually. Copies of these forms can be found at merivalehs@ocdsb.ca


Our first day of classes will be September 2, 2014. It is expected that all students will be in attendance on the first day. This will be a full day of classes. Your child’s course selection may be affected. If, for some reason, your child is unable to attend on the day, please contact the main office through our attendance email listed above.

Yearbook Distribution

The 2014 Yearbook is Out of this World!

The 2014 yearbook is out of this world ... literally! We hope you enjoy the memories and thank all students for collecting their books today. Books will be available at lunch on Monday in the caf if you have not already picked yours up.

In the meantime, have a look at some of the students that are enjoying the book this year in our slideshow presentation.

Enjoy the weekend!