School News & Announcements

Principal's Message

posted Sep 21, 2020, 5:17 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Town Hall meeting with the Principal

posted Sep 17, 2020, 4:03 PM by Sean Kelly

Our School Community is welcome to view the video of our Parent Community Town Hall with Mr. Kelly (principal).  Mr. Kelly provides an update on the school opening and covid precautions, and takes questions from the participants.

Principal's Message

posted Sep 14, 2020, 7:02 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Principal's Message - September 4

posted Sep 7, 2020, 11:45 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Principal's Message

posted Aug 24, 2020, 5:14 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Principal's Message (Update to Parents - Back to School)

posted Aug 6, 2020, 5:12 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

To our St. Francis Xavier Parent/Guardian Community;

Despite the many challenges associated with a return to school in the midst of a pandemic, I certainly hope you have had time to enjoy a safe and restful summer period. I wanted to let our parent community know that we are currently working on a number of fronts to ensure a safe return to school for our students. All school boards in the province have been waiting on the Ministry's decision regarding our back to school plan. While this was shared last week, all boards must have their own plans approved by the ministry. This should happen for us this week, with some specifics around our schedule organized for next week. At that time, I will share all the information I have with our parent/guardian community. Thank you for your patience thus far. Some other considerations at this time:
  • Earlier in the summer, the Ottawa Catholic School Board surveyed parents asking them to indicate if they were considering having their children learn from home to begin the 2020-2021 school year. The board is going to put out another survey, so if you wanted to change your original submission, or didn't submit at the time and are reviewing your response, you will get another chance to do so. This survey will likely come out at the beginning of next week.

  • Our St. Francis Xavier yearbooks will be handed out as soon as we have a process that will ensure social distancing. We also have a number of other safety considerations to consider as we begin the school year. Please be patient with this process and know that we are very eager to get these great books into the hands of our students.
Thank you,
Sean Kelly


posted Jun 29, 2020, 6:41 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Due to the ongoing COVID situation, the Ottawa Catholic School Board has a new way of doing registration. Please click here and you will be directed to the Ottawa Catholic School Board's Registration page.

Did you miss our Program Night on February 18? Check out the presentations here:

The Communications Department has assembled content to create an online "
Parent's Guide". The content targets parents of students entering both Grade 7 as well as high school, so it includes information and helpful hints to experience a successful transition.

Suggested Supplies List for Grade 7&8 Students

OCSB Summer School

posted Jun 22, 2020, 5:49 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

OCSB Summer School Update
Upgrading Courses, Skills Builder and Credit Recovery programs have been added (for OCSB Students Only).
All programs now will be offered as distance learning only.


Some important Summer School information:
- Each summer program type has its own registration form on page two of the flyer (above); there are four separate registration forms.

Reach Ahead courses previously offered in class will now move to an online format. All students previously registered do not need to register again.

- Several new Summer Upgrading courses have been added. These credit courses are designed to allow students to refresh their skills and/or improve their grade in a course they have already successfully completed. These courses cover the critical expectations of the course and the same credit is awarded at the end. Students will retain their mark earned this school year at SFX and also will have a second entry on their transcript with their summer upgrading course mark.
- For students currently in Grade 6, 7, or 8 the Skills Builder program has been added. This is a literacy and numeracy support program for learners who are presently achieving at level 2 or lower. This program will be delivered remotely and students will receive daily supports to improve their reading, writing, numeracy, study and organizational skills.
- Credit Recovery Achievement Centre is available for students who have been unsuccessful in achieving the expectations of a high school course. Students must be recommended by their home school Credit Recovery Team to participate in this program. This program will be delivered remotely. Please only register for this program if your child has failed a course and after consultation with your child's Teacher and Guidance Counsellor.

Principal's Message

posted Jun 22, 2020, 5:48 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Virtual Spirit Week to Celebrate our Coyote Grads!

posted Jun 15, 2020, 6:29 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

If you're a Grad!
Monday, June 15 - Grad Photo and Quote (share your fave grad photo and senior quote)
Tuesday, June 16 - Kindergarten Day (share some cute photos from preschool and kindergarten)
Wednesday, June 17 - Extra-Curricular Activity (share your fave extra curricular that you've participated in over your 4 years at SFX)
Thursday, June 18 - Throwback Thursday (show us your glo up! post a picture from freshman year)
Friday, June 19 - Future Plans Friday (tell us where you're headed next, by getting all dressed up in your new school's spirit wear, or whatever else your plans may involve)

If you're in grades 7-11!
Monday, June 15 - Grad Photo and Quote (share a positive comment for the grads)
Tuesday, June 16 - Kindergarten Day (share a childhood photo with a current grad)
Wednesday, June 17 - Extra-Curricular Activity (share a story or photo of an experience you had participating in a school activity with a grad)
Thursday, June 18 - Throwback Thursday (share a picture of yourself with a current grad, when the grad was in grade 7-9)
Friday, June 19 - Future Plans Friday (share a quote about the future, or give the grads a goodbye message)

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