Transportation/Bussing Information

Student transportation eligibility information will be available by visiting Haltonbus.ca and click on ‘Am I Eligible for Transportation?’ to find out if your child will be eligible for transportation to their designated secondary school. Parents are reminded that they will need their child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the secure parent portal.

Exam and Culminating Review

To better support authentic feedback, STA will be modifying the way we offer students the opportunity to see their exams and culminating assessments this June. Students will now have two specific opportunities over the course of the day to find their teacher and to review their final exam/culminating assessments. Using the schedule below, students will report to the rooms assigned by subject where students will check in by period, meet their teacher, and review their final assessments. During a student’s scheduled “lunch time”, students are asked to ensure that lockers have been cleaned out, that locks have been returned to the main office, and that books returned to the library and text books returned to the main office. Additionally, please note, staff will be unavailable for student review from 11:00AM – 12:25PM as teachers participate in department discussions and reviews.

Period Time
Period 1 9:00 to 9:20
Period 2 9:25 – 9:45
Period 3 9:50 – 10:10
Period 4 10:15 – 10:35
Period 5 10:40 – 11:00
Common Lunch and Department Time 11:00 – 12:25
Period 1 12:30 – 12:50
Period 2 12:55 – 1:15
Period 3 1:20 – 1:40
Period 4 1:45 – 2:05
Period 5 2:10 – 2:27

 

School Cash Online

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, … Continue reading

OSSLT – Thursday March 30 – SPECIAL SCHEDULE

March 22, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On Thursday March 30, 2017, the compulsory Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be written by over one third of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School students. It is a requirement that all students successfully complete (pass) this test in order to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The first opportunity for students to write the OSSLT is in grade 10.

In order to support a testing atmosphere conducive to maximizing student success and minimizing distractions, we will be revising the school day schedule on March 30th as follows:

Students who are not involved in writing the OSSLT will have a later start to their school day as explained in the overview of the schedule below. It is important to note that all students are expected to be in full and complete uniform on that day.

OSSLT SCHEDULE
(For those writing the OSSLT)

Session 1:    8:30 am – 9:45 am
Break:          9:45 am – 10:00 am
Session 2*:  10:00 am – 11:25 am *includes time for student questionnaire

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AFTERNOON SCHEDULE (remainder of the day)

Common Lunch: 11:25 am – 12:05 pm (students and staff)
Period 1:    12:10 pm – 12:40 pm
Period 2:    12:45 pm – 1:15 pm
Period 3/4: 1:20 pm – 1:50 pm
Period 5:    1:55 pm – 2:27 pm

Please be aware that transportation (school buses) will operate on their regular schedule of times. Students who are not writing the literacy test and arrive to school prior to the start of Period 1 will be provided with a supervised study area in the library.

If you have any questions regarding this schedule, please contact the school at (905) 842-9494.

Sincerely,

P. Di Ianni
Principal

Parent Teacher Interview Night – Thursday March 30

This is a reminder of Parent Teacher Interview Night on Thursday March 30 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Please have your son or daughter speak to their Subject Teacher for an interview.

All students will be given an appointment booking slip. If Teachers do not have any appointments left, please contact the Subject Teacher directly, by calling the school at 905-842-9494.

Interviews will be conducted in the gymnasium for all teachers except the following:
Guidance Counsellors will be available in Student Services
CO-OP Teacher will be available in Library
Special Education will be available in the gymnasium

We look forward to meeting you.

Grade 8 Parent Information Evening

On Thursday November 10, at 6:30PM, in the Gymnasium, 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.

Parking safety around schools

Dear parent or guardian:

Starting this week, as part of an awareness campaign, the Town of Oakville and the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) will be visiting select Oakville schools to help educate drivers about school area safety and parking.

Attached here is a postcard which details the difference between No Stopping and No Parking restrictions.

Dropping off and picking up students in school areas can cause a lot of extra traffic congestion. Illegally stopped or parked cars are a safety risk as they make it hard for other drivers to see pedestrians, particularly children, crossing the street.

We need your help to ensure the children of our community can get to and from school safely. The Town of Oakville has partnered with Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) to help educate drivers about school zone safety and parking. Your child’s school has been identified as an area of concern. This month, officers will be visiting the school to remind drivers:

  • Not to stop in No Stopping areas
  • Not to park in No Parking area
  • Not to obstruct sidewalks, crosswalks, driveways or fire routes

Following the awareness campaign, officers who patrol school areas will enforce parking regulations, ticketing illegally stopped or parked vehicles. Parking tickets may be issued at the time of the violation or may be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.

Please click here to obtain more information.

Inclement Weather Information

As winter quickly approaches, parents are reminded to visit www.hcdsb.org 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.

Immunization Information

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.

Academic Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday November 4, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School will be holding its Academic Awards Ceremony at 9:25 AM in the gymnasium. The Ceremony will recognize those students who were the highest achievers in their individual subjects and grade. The academic accomplishments of those students who earned Honour Roll status (overall average at or above 80%) on the June 2014 final report card will also be recognized. Finally, we will recognize those students who have made special and extraordinary contributions to the Aquinas community.