Notre Dame News
New Parent Teacher Interview Sign-up Process
We are pleased to announce that we will be moving to an online appointment booking method for Parent Teacher Conferences Starting this semester. Click here for more information and instructions on how to sign up for this service.
New February PA Day
The DCDSB has announced that there is a change to the current school year calendar. A new PA day has been added on February 29th. Click here for more information.
Important Info about DCDSB 5 Year Plan
DCDSB is hosting public meetings on Jan 26, 27, & 30 to provide information about the board's 5 year Plan (Long Term Accomodation Plan). Click here for more information and locations.
Parenting Resilient Children
DCDSB is a Parent Conference with guest speaker Ann Douglas on Feb 25, 2016. Registration for this event is required. Click here for more information.
Graduation ceremenonies are scheduled for June 29th this year. Gr 12 graduates must meet all deadlines and events leading up to graduation. Click here for a list of all important dates for graduation. Click here for details about when graduation fees are due.
Inclement Weather & Bus Cancellations
Durham Student Transportation Services announced in Spring 2014 that it was updating weather cancellations. In an effort to better address inclement weather cancellations, DSTS introduced weather zones. DSTS encourages you to review the zones on our website at www.dsts.on.ca. The school bus drivers have handed out flyers outlining the Inclement Weather Procedure with maps identifying the zones for the students to take home.
School Resource Officer
ND is a part of a pilot project to introduce a DRPS member into the school as a School Resource Officer for the 2015-2016 school year. Click here for more information.
2015-2016 School Photos
Your child's school picture is available to view online. Simply go to mylifetouch.ca to view your school pictures. Use the portrait ID & Access Code in your picture package to claim your school pictures online.
Parent/Guardian, how was this year's school picture experience? Take Survey.
2015-2016 School Year Info
Ontario Child Health Study
Our community is one of 180 communities across the province which has been selected for the Ontario Child Health Study. The Ontario Child Health Study is the largest and most comprehensive study on child and youth mental health that has ever been done in Ontario. Please do your part to represent our community and say yes if invited by Statistics Canada to participate. Visit http://ontariochildhealthstudy.ca/ for more information.
Community Mobilization for Youth Suicide Prevention
The Community Mobilization for Youth Suicide Prevention Action Group has organized five community forums in various areas across Durham Region for the purpose of gathering information about the strengths and needs of our community specific to youth suicide prevention. These forums are being organized under the guidance and direction of the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health under their Together to Live initiative: http://www.togethertolive.ca/. The data gathered during these forums will be used to create a report that will generate the direction of a strategic plan on youth suicide prevention in Durham Region. A large turn-out of parents, students and community representatives for these forums will ensure that they achieve their purpose. Click here for more information on these community forums.
DCDSB Graduation Rates Far Exceed Provincial Average in 2014
On April 1st 2015 the Ministry of Education released data regarding 2014 high school graduation rates where the Durham Catholic District School Board is shown to have graduation rates far exceeding the provincial average. Click here for more information.
NEW! Safe Arrival: Student Absence Reporting System
Effective Feb 17th 2015, Notre Dame is moving to a new student absence reporting system called SAFE ARRIVAL. A package explaining the system with instructions was sent home with Semester 1 Report Cards on Feb 6th, 2015.
Click here for an electronic version of that package.
EQAO Strategic Plan Survey
The EQAO is developing a new Strategic Plan that will guide the agency’s efforts for the next five years. To help them understand how the agency’s work can be most valuable to you in the years ahead, they ask that everyone involved complete the following Web survey. EQAO Web Survey
Math Homework Help
Homework Help, the free online Math tutoring service for grade 7 to 10 students, is available Sunday to Thursdays from 5.30 to 9.30 pm, click here for information on how to register for this free service.
Click here for more information on bullying prevention strategies for parents and students.
You can also visit www.needhelpnow.ca for information on issues surrounding the web including cyberbullying.