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Absence Reporting by e-mail!

If your child will be absent from school send an e-mail message to and include your child's name, the date(s) of the absence and the reason for the absence. Please include your name and a phone number so that we can contact you if necessary.

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June Exam Schedule Available

The Semester Two - June Final Exam Schedule is available. (04/27/2015)

Student Support

The end of the semester can be a challenging and stressful time for students. While anxiety is not unusual, there are times that a student's response to events can interfere with their social, academic, and/or emotional functioning. When feelings of worry become persistent and intense a student's learning potential, performance, and social relationships can be affected. Anxiety may be a problem for students when:

  • it is very intense
  • it is unreasonable or out of proportion to the situation
  • it persists over longer periods of time
  • it interferes with their ability to learn, socialize and participate in activities.

Some strategies to help get through stressful times:

  • Communication between with parents, the school team, and others involved to increase the possibility of success
  • Maintain a regular schedule as much as possible
  • Develop a schedule to complete tasks, larger projects will need to be broken into smaller chunks
  • Complete one task at a time
  • Have a clear understanding of what is required, it may be necessary to have the expectations clarified
  • Eat well and exercise
  • Use good organization and study skills (Study Skills Information)

For more information about anxiety-related behavior or other mental health concerns, please see The ABCs of Mental Heath. The Youth Mental Health Walk-in Clinic offers single counselling sessions for youth whose needs are more immediate. Guardians may require support and information to help to support their children who are facing mental health challenges. Support is available through the Parents' Lifelines of Eastern Ontario. You may also find Drop The Worry Ball by Dr. Alex Russell is a valuable resource to understand and work with anxiety.

If any students are requiring support, please contact or come to Student Services to speak to a Guidance Counsellor.

Summer School Information Available

Summer school registration begins for courses offered through the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board on April 15th and the Ottawa Catholic School Board on May 1st. No appointments are necessary to sign up for summer school make up or reach ahead courses offered through the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Students will register for these courses online through Career Cruising using the username and password used to select courses for the 2015-2016 school year. For more information please see the instructions. For students wishing to take a course offered through the Ottawa Catholic School Board, students wishing to take Cooperative Education offered through the OCDSB,students wishing to take an eLearning course offered through the OCDSB, or International Students are required to make an appointment with their Guidance Counsellor for registration.

In addition to registering on Career Cruising for the Summer School Co-op Program the students will have to fill out the Co-op/OYAP Application Form as well as provide a current Credit Counselling Summary and Resume. These documents are to be submitted to Continuing Education no later than Friday, May 29th at 6pm. These documents can be submitted through board mail to the attention of James McAvoy or the students can drop the documents off at the Continuing Education offices (in Room E121 at 440 Albert Street) between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm. Students can also drop off these documents at one of our Summer School Evening Registrations on May 11 or May 12th. The dates and times are listed below:

May 1st to May 29th (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) at the Albert Street Education Centre, 440 Albert Street
May 11th (6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) at Sir Robert Borden High School or John McCrae Secondary School
May 12th (6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School or the Albert Street Education Centre (04/14/2015)

Commencement Memorandum

Graduates should read the following memorandum for information about Commencement. The Commencement will be held this year on Friday, June 26, 2015. (05/11/2015)

Graduation Ceremonies

The school-sanctioned commencement will be on Friday June 26, 2015, at 11:00 am. There are, however, a number of other activities associated with graduation, such as the Prom (graduation dinner-dance), that are not sanctioned by the OCDSB or the school, but are organized and managed by the student Prom Committee. As the administration and staff of Lisgar Collegiate, we wish to inform you that we will not be assuming responsibility or liability for the events organized and managed by the Prom Committee, or assuming a supervisory role. Please see the letter from Ms. Agard for more information. (03/09/2015)

France 2017

The Canadian and World Studies Department at Lisgar Collegiate Institute has partnered with EF Tours to provide Lisgar students with an exciting and educational experience in April 2017. We would like to take a group of Lisgar students to Europe to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle is considered by many Canadian historians to be one of the most significant battles in Canadian history. This 12 day trip will include participation in the 100th anniversary commemoration at Vimy as well as visiting historic places of significance such as the beaches of Normandy, Paris, London, and Amsterdam. If you would like to learn more about this amazing opportunity, you are invited to attend an information session at Lisgar Collegiate at 6:00pm on Thursday June 4th, 2015 in room 104. At this meeting, we will discuss the itinerary for the trip, the costs, fundraising initiatives, and answer questions as best as we can. If you cannot attend this session, feel free to email Mr. Case (06/03/2015).

Summer Office Hours

July 2 to 18 7:30 - 1:30
July 20 to August 14 Summer Shutdown, school closed
August 17 to August 28 7:30 - 1:30
August 31 to September 4 8:00 - 4:00

Labour Disruption

Please see the letter from Jennifer Adams, Director of Education regarding the labour disruption. For more information please visit the OCDSB website. (04/09/2015)

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