Weekly News 2023.01.23

Weekly News - Jan 23, 2023
Posted on 01/21/2023
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Hey Spartans,

Here’s your news update for the week to come! 

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Coming Up This Week


Monday - Jan 23

Tuesday - 24

Wednesday - 25

Thursday - 26

Friday - 27


🏐Sr Girls Volleyball

🍎🥕REC (gym)


🍎🥕REC (gym)


🍎🥕REC (gym)


🍎🥕REC (gym)


🍎🥕REC (gym)

10:20 🎤End-of-term Assembly


Block A 

Exam / Task


Block B 

Exam / Task


Block C

Exam / Task


Block D 

Exam / Task


🧮Math Help (234)

🎭Improv Club (133)

⛹🏾‍♀️Girls ONLY open gym

🎞️Media analysis club (219)

🏋🏽Fitness Centre

💛Relay for Life mtg (235)

🤔Trivia Club (206)

🕌 prayer


Student Success  block A
(in normal classrooms by appointment, SST in library) 


Student Success  block B
(in normal classrooms by appointment, SST in library) 


Student Success  block C
(in normal classrooms by appointment, SST in library) 


Student Success  block D
(in normal classrooms by appointment, SST in library) 


🎤Spartan Studios (aud)

🎭Drama club (aud)




✍🏼Homework club (library)


🎮Esports practice




✍🏼Homework club (library)




✍🏼Homework club (library)


🏀Sr Boys basketball


Upcoming Dates:

Jan. 31: PD Day (no classes)

Feb. 1: Semester 2 Begins

Feb. 6: School photos for new students

Feb. 7: Grade 8 Information (+ Current Families) Night

Feb. 10: Report Cards sent home


Study Skills Help


Need help learning good study skills & habits?

We’ve got you covered: https://sites.google.com/ocdsb.ca/ridgemontlibrary/learn-about/study-skills 


New Library Books Added

Read a brief synopsis of each book here: https://ridgemonths.goalexandria.com/browse?lang=en&site=RIDG 

Come check them out in the library! Reading can be a great break from studying for exams & final tasks.


Library Volunteers Needed for Semester 2


The library is looking for volunteers to work in the library; ready to commit to 30 minutes once every week. We need students who have a strong sense of alphabetical and numerical order to help with shelving books. Semester 1 volunteers should also reapply on this form so we know you’re interested to continue. 

Please fill out this form if interested: https://forms.gle/Qv2ZsoPfxGzi43CTA 


Youth Futures Applications Due


The deadline to apply for the Youth Futures program is Monday, January 23rd! Youth futures is a free program that can help you build the skills for post-secondary school and/or to succeed in the workforce. Apply here: https://youth-futures.com/. The program is for youth 16-21, runs from March to August and includes:

  • Leadership and employment training (First Aid, High 5, CPR etc.)

  • Post-secondary orientation and planning

  • Six-week paid summer work placement

  • Mentors for 1:1 guidance

  • and much more!

Exam Period


Tuesday January 24th - Monday January 30th, 2023 are exam days on the OCDSB School Calendar this year. These days are not instructional days and, similar to Exam Days in the past, some students may have fewer in-school commitments; they will be a blend of exam days and Student Success Days. Courses with exams or practical evaluations (including interviews, performance tasks, etc.) can use these days to schedule these final evaluations. For any course (grades 9-12) where student evaluations are not taking place on the designated “exam days,” the days become Student Success Days for that course focussed on supporting credit rescue - (students will complete tasks, assignments, performances, etc. informed by their Student Evidence Record to earn their credit).


If your class is having a final evaluation/task during the exam period, it will occur in the morning starting at 9am. Student Success opportunities will be scheduled in the afternoons by subject area (if you are in need of these Student Success opportunities your teachers will be discussing & scheduling these with you before Jan. 24th). Both final evaluations and Student Success opportunities will follow this schedule:



Students are expected to be in attendance for their assessment/evaluation tasks on the designated Assessment/Evaluation/Student Success days at the end of the semester. Families are asked to avoid scheduling appointments and vacations during Student Success Days/Exam Days from January 24th to 30th inclusive. We ask that families keep all of these dates available for students to complete evaluation tasks, as it is sometimes necessary to change assessments/evaluation schedules within this time frame if there is inclement weather.


Students enrolled in credit courses are not expected to be in attendance at the school if they do not have a scheduled assessment/evaluation/Student Success task.


In the event of a student illness, a parent/guardian should contact the school directly in advance of the start time of the evaluation task. A voice mail and/or email can be left with the school right up to the start time of the evaluation task, if an illness emerges at the last minute.


Best of luck as you finish up this semester, Spartans!


Outside OCDSB


College Mondays


College Mondays are BACK!!


Yes this is for Grade 11 students looking ahead to next years course choices and wondering what programs you might be interested. AND Grade 12 students graduating and heading to college!


The student recruiters of the Ontario public college system are pleased to announce the return in January and February. These online sessions are designed to connect learners, parents, and guardians directly with representatives from each college.


You can find complete details about the events and how to register by visiting the College Mondays page at https://www.ontariocolleges.ca/en 

  • Someone who wants to research their program(s) of choice at multiple Ontario colleges (e.g., Paramedic or Business Marketing programs)

  • Students / individuals who haven't yet identified a program of interest or a career path

  • People who have a general interest in the Ontario college system and its program offerings

  • Anyone who wants to speak directly with college representatives

If you'd like more information or have questions about College Mondays, please contact us: 

Jan - [email protected]


Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest


The Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest gives young writers, between the ages of 9 and 18, the chance to win awesome cash prizes, get published and share their talent with the world!

Submissions will be accepted until February 24, 2023, 11:59 pm.

Open to all youth residing in Ottawa, ages 9 to 18 (must not yet have completed high school) 

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, per category. 

The six categories are: short story, poetry, comic, nouvelle, poésie and bande dessinée.



Have a great week Spartans!

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