Cross Boundary and Non-Resident Applications due by February 15th

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Parents that are requesting 2016-2017 School Year Cross Boundary/Non-Resident status for their child/ren must submit their applications to the school office by February 15th, 2016. Please note that each request will be judged on its own merit. Parents will begin to receive response letters in mid-May.

Parents who currently have cross boundary/non-resident status within our school must have the request renewed on an annual basis. The request for renewal of Cross Boundary/Non-Resident application should be submitted to the school office by February 15th, 2016.

Requests received after this date may be reviewed based on exceptional circumstances.

To view the Policy, please click Policy I-04 Cross Boundary School Attendance

School Cash Online

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We are pleased to advise you that the Halton Catholic District School Board has completed the implementation of a new online payment initiative – School Cash Online.

School Cash Online provides parents with easy access and convenience at any time to make online payments for a variety of student activities, while maintaining an electronic receipt history for items purchased and providing greater flexibility and control on how payments are made to the school. This new online payment method will also help reduce the risk of theft and cash misplacement.

This new initiative was introduced throughout our Board in 3 phases, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School was part of the third phase of implementation which is now “Live”.

For more information including an FAQ, the benefits of this program, and how to register for School Cash Online, please visit: http://www.hcdsb.org/Parents/Pages/School-Cash-Online.aspx

To register, click here.

Inclement Weather Information

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As winter quickly approaches, parents are reminded to visit our website for important information and reminders regarding the Board’s Inclement Weather procedures: bit.ly/inclement-weather

Additional information and the Inclement Weather Transportation Zones map is also available in the printed School Year Calendars that were distributed to parents in September.

Parents whose students ride the bus to school will also find helpful information in the Halton Student Transportation Services (HSTS) Fall-Winter Newsletter. Please note that HSTS provides online access to bus delays and cancellation information at: http://www.haltonbus.ca.

Exam and Culminating Review

Students are invited to review their exams and culminating activities on Thursday February 4. Final evaluations will be available from 8:30AM to 12:00PM and from 1:00PM to 2:27PM.

Please note, final evaluations will not be available from 12:00PM to 1:00PM (Lunch Break).

Report cards will be distributed during 1st period on Monday February 8.

Semester 1 Exams

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The semester 1 examination schedule and procedures can be found by clicking here. Please review the schedule and procedures prior to writing your first exam.

Students will write their Periods 1, 2, 3 or 4, and 5 exams in their regularly assigned classrooms. Your teachers will communicate to you where the exam will be written.

All exams will commence at 9:00AM each day. Exams range from 1½ hours for grades 9 and 10, to 2 hours for grades 11 and 12.

Thursday, February 4 is Exam Review Day. Teachers are available to review exams in designated rooms from 8:30AM – 12:00PM and from 1:00PM – 2:27PM. Buses will run at regularly scheduled times.

 

Graduation 2016 Update

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Graduation 2016 will be the celebration of your accomplishments during your short time at STA. Our planning will take the full school year in order to assure the best graduation celebration yet.

Please check in regularly for updates. Updates will be posted to the school’s Twitter account, Ms. Rolland’s Graduation Class Portal, and the Grad Page Quick Link on the STA Webpage. Newsletter #1 can be found here.

Immunization Information

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ATTENTION CO-HORTS 1998/1999

A MESSAGE FROM Clinical Health Services:

Consent forms are due into the school office by, January 18th, 2016

Also:

AN IMMUNIZATION CLINIC will be set up for students during school hours beginning 8:25 a.m. on the following dates:
February 22 (last names A-J) &
February 24 (last names K-Z)

Should you need further information please contact the Regional Municipality of Halton @ 905-825-6000 x 7445.

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening

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On Wednesday November 11, at 7PM, Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to learn more about the great opportunities St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School has to offer – from academics and trades to sports, music and art.

Our parent information night includes a special presentation about the high school, its programs and the registration process. Both parents and their children can also tour the school and ask the principal and teachers more about programs and other opportunities.