June: Dates to Remember

News from Guidance

Please visit the Guidance Department page for Information and Resources for Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transitions, Secondary Pathway Planning, Post-Secondary Pathways Planning (Apprenticeship, College, Community Living, University and Workplace) and Student Supports

Summer School Information

New in 2016

Credit Recovery Summer School Courses:
Duration: 2 weeks
Students must have taken the same course and level with in the previous TWO school years prior to summer school and have achieved a mark between 35% and 49% with no more than 15 class absences.

Accelerated Summer School Courses:
Duration: 4 weeks
For students who wish to gain a credit in a subject they have not previously studied or who wish to upgrade a mark in a course that they have previously completed Students may only take the equivalent of ONE accelerated course in the summer, regardless of mode of delivery (in class or eLearning).

Students taking an on-line course will be expected to log-in on a daily basis and meet all deadlines. Students should be able to commit to a minimum of 24 hours per week to online learning. Final exams for all Grade 11 & 12 courses (except OLC4O) will be written in a classroom at the end of the term.

*Students who have been successful in the course previously (achieved a mark of 50% or higher) and who wish to upgrade such mark, MUST take the accelerated course (as per the Ontario Ministry of Education).

Durham Catholic DSB

For ALL INFORMATION (courses offered, registration process etc) PLEASE VISIT: http://www.con-ed.ca/index.php/summer/summer-school. To enroll students in summer school online: https://osas.dcdsb.ca/Account/Home . Online registration is not complete unless the form is submitted to St. Mary Guidance for signature and processing. 


Accelerated Courses: July 5 - 28
Credit Recovery Semester 1: July 5 - 14
Credit Recovery Semester 2: July 18 - 28
Sites: Notre Dame CSS (Ajax), Father Leo J. Austin CSS (Whitby)

To register for DCDSB Summer School, students must register on-line, and then see their Guidance Counsellor to submit the confirmation form. Guidance Counsellors will approve and complete the application process with DCDSB Continuing Education.
Registration begins online on Tuesday May 10th and ends on June 29th at 4 p.m. There will be NO walk-in registrations on the first day of summer school.

Durham DSB

For ALL INFORMATION (courses offered, registration process etc) PLEASE VISIT: http://www.ddsb.ca/school/dce/Programs/summerschool/Pages/default.aspx

Accelerated Courses: July 4 - 28
Credit Recovery Semester 1: July 4 - 14
Credit Recovery Semester 2: July 18 - 28

Sites: J. Clarke Richardson (Ajax), Sinclair (Whitby), Maxwell Heights (Oshawa)

To Register for DDSB Summer School, students must see their Guidance Counsellor to receive a letter of permission and status sheet.
Registration must be completed in person at DDSB Continuing Education by Tuesday, June 28 for Accelerated Courses, and Wednesday, June 29 for Credit Recovery Courses. Registration opens May 2 at 12:00pm.

Registration Process

ALL PROSPECTIVE St. Mary students MUST complete a Pre-Admission Package (excluding students from our Associate Elementary Schools who live within the St. Mary boundary). Print off the package using the attached link, complete and submit to Guidance with ALL required documentation.
ANY PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS who are NEW to our Board MUST complete the DCDSB Online Student Application IN ADDITION to the Pre-Admission package.
Please call Guidance Secretary (x56020) for further details. 

OFSAA Medalists

OFSAA Girls Soccer 2016

Congratulations to the Sr Girls Soccer Team for their 17-3 Season - LOSSA Champions and OFSAA Medalists!

Congratulations to Ethan Smith who won OFSAA Gold in Jr Boys 400m, with a PB of 49:38!

Congratulations to Shaleah Colaire who won OFSSA Silver in all three of her events, as a Midget Girl - Intermediate Hurdles, Sprint Hurdles and 400m Dash!

Accelerated Reader Top Scorers 2015-2016

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Diversity: St. Mary's Online Magazine - Spring 2016

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St. Mary in the Durham Catholic District School Board Spotlight

Celebrating Student Success

Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS)

DSTS is responsible for the management and administration of all home to school transportation for students eligible for transportation, in accordance with the Transportation Policy of the Durham Catholic District School Board. Secondary students are eligible for transportation if their primary address is within St. Mary's attendance boundary at a distance of more than 3.2km.

Occasionally transportation is cancelled due to inclement weather. Please visit www.dsts.on.ca/inclement-weather for more information (map of weather zone, radio/tv stations). In an effort to better address inclement weather cancellations, DSTS introduced weather zones. The four zones are as follows:
Zone 1 - Brock Area
Zone 2 - Uxbridge Area
Zone 3 - Scugog Area
Zone 4 - Southern Durham Region Area
The website outlines the schools in each zone. We would encourage all families to ensure that they have confirmed which zone applies to their school and area.

Chartwells Cafeteria Zipthru Card

Zipthru Webpage ClickerChartwells is introducing a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at our school cafeteria. The Zipthru Card is a gift card that you load a balance onto and use it like cash… just SWIPE and GO!
For more information visit: www.zipthru-card.ca