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Principal's Letter to the community - January 26

Principal's Letter to the community - January 19


Principal's Letter to the community - January 12

Principal's Letter to the community - December 15

Principal's Letter to the community - December 1

Principal's Letter to the community - November 24th

Principal's Letter to the community - November 3rd

Principal's Letter to the community - October 27th

Principal's Letter to the community - October 20th

Principal's Letter to the community - October 13th

Principal's Letter to the community - October 6th

Principal's Letter to the community - September 29th

Principal's Letter to the community - September 22nd

Principal's Letter to the community - September 15th

Principal's Letter to the community - September 8th

Opening Assemblies - 2023 - 2024

Grade 7 - 8 Assembly

Grade 9 - 12 Assembly


Principal's Letter to the community - August 28th

Principal's Letter to the community - June 23rd

Principal's Letter to the community - June 16th

Update - Proposed changes to Catholic school attendance boundaries in the Riverside South community (2024)

OCSB Staff will bring forward their final recommendations at the June 13 Board meeting.

A new Catholic elementary school is coming to the Riverside South community. The proposed attendance boundary for this new school affects the existing boundaries for St. Jerome and St. Leonard elementary schools. Consequently, the existing boundaries of St. Francis Xavier and St. Mark High Schools will also be affected.  Read the notice about the proposed changes and the consultation process. 

Review the slide presentation from April 24 public consultation meeting. 

Principal's Letter to the community - June 9th

Principal's Letter to the community - August 28th

Principal's Letter to the community - June 2nd

Ottawa Catholic School Board Climate Survey Parent Information Letter

Principal's Letter to the community - May 19th

Principal's Letter to the community - May 12th

Principal's Letter to the community - May 5th

Principal's Letter to the community - April 21st

Principal's Letter to the community - April 14th

Principal's Letter to the community - March 31st

Principal's Letter to the community - March 24th

Principal's Letter to the community - March 3rd

Principal's Letter to the community - February 24th

Grade 7-8 Parent Interviews Scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2022, Will Be Online Only

If you have an in-person parent interview scheduled for this evening, it will revert to an online format. Your child's teacher will reach out to you today about how to connect online.

Parent Safety

We decided to switch to an online format based on the current weather alerts for Ottawa, which include reduced visibility from local blowing snow and the possibility of snow mixed with freezing drizzle, along with ice pellets forecast for later this afternoon and evening.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of Catholic education.

Principal's Letter to the community - February 17th

Parent Information and School Program Night  (2023-2024)  - February 15th

Current and future St. Francis Xavier parents are invited to attend our parent information sessions in person on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023. 

There will be presentations for students and parents about the upcoming 2023-24 school year. No sign up required, it is an open information session.


Schedule of presentations:  



Tours will be conducted by Student Ambassadors at 5:30pm and at the conclusion of the first presentation at approximately 6:45pm.


For more information regarding Steps to Register and FAQ, please  go to the Registration tab on our website.   https://fxh.ocsb.ca/home/register  

Principal's Letter to the community - February 10th

Principal's Letter to the community - February 3rd

Principal's Letter to the community - January 27th

Principal's Letter to the community - January 20th

Principal's Letter to the community - January 13th

Principal's Letter to the community - December 16th

Principal's Letter to the community - December 9th

Principal's Letter to the community - December 2nd

Principal's Letter to the community - November 25th

Principal's Letter to the community - November 17th

Principal's Letter to the community - November 11th

Principal's Letter to the community - November 3rd

Grade 9 - Take Our Kids To Work Day

Wednesday November 2nd is Take Our Kids To Work Day. The goal of this program is for all Gr. 9 students to participate by going to a workplace for the day with a parent or other trusted adult to explore the world of careers.


All Gr. 9 students have been provided with a presentation and an information letter and permission form in their Period 1 class this week. We ask that students return their form to their homeroom teacher by Friday, October 28th. For students unable to find a placement, there will be in class activities for them to participate in during their regular classes.

Principal's Letter to the community - October 28th

Principal's Letter to the community - October 21st

Letters of Intervention, Parent-Teacher Interview & Early Dismissal Oct. 20

Please note:  This information was emailed out to parents on Thursday October 13th.  The information was emailed out parents again on Tuesday, October 18th.

Letters of Early Intervention

Letters of Early Intervention were sent out by email to parents (students cc-d) last Thursday afternoon (October 13).  These emails were sent from the school account.  An emailed Letter of Early Intervention was sent home if a teacher has a concern for a student's progress in class - so not all parents received emailed letters.  It is possible these emails may have gone to your spam folder, so you may wish to check there as well.

Students may also view any Letters of Intervention they may have received by logging into their my.studentinfo accounts.


Parent-Teacher Interviews

High School parent-teacher interviews will be conducted on Thursday, October 20th.

Interviews from 2:00 - 4:00 pm will be held in person in the gyms at the school.

Interviews from 4:40 - 6:40 pm will be held virtually via Google Meet.  Teachers will email you a link for the Google Meet videoconference the day of the scheduled interview.  Please do not come to the school for interviews during this time period.

Booking for interviews will open up on Friday, October 14th at 3:00 p.m. and close on Wednesday, October 19th at 12:00 p.m.  We are using a new system for booking interviews.  An information doc on how to book interviews was linked in the email to parents.  Please check your email for this information.  


Early Dismissal

We will have an early dismissal this Thursday, October 20th where classes for all grade 7-12 students will end at 1:30pm.  Bus and van transportation will be ready at this time for transportation home.

Principal's Letter to the community - October 14th

Principal's Letter to the community - October 6th

Principal's Letter to the community - September 30th

Principal's Letter to the community - September 23th

School Photo Days

Grades 7-12 School Photos

Edge Imaging will be at St. Francis Xavier next week for school photos on the following days: 

Tuesday, September 20th – Grades 7-8-9-10

Wednesday, September 21st – Grades 11-12

Principal's Letter to the community - September 16th

Principal's Letter to the community - September 9th

Principal's Letter to the community - August 31st

Grade 7/8 School Start Up

New Student Welcome BBQ 

All students who are new to St. Francis Xavier High School (grade 7 and new to grade 8-12) are invited to attend a Welcome BBQ on Thursday, September 1st from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. Students are asked to meet in the atrium, where they will be directed into the cafeteria gym to be put into small groups for a welcome tour followed by the BBQ. The tour and BBQ are for students. Please arrange, with your child, a place to meet after the activity, to facilitate the pick up process and avoid traffic congestion in front of the school. For planning purposes, we ask that you complete this Google form before August 29th to indicate your child’s attendance on this day.

Our staff and student leaders look forward to meeting our new students!

Register today.  School starts on Tuesday, September 6. 

Our building is closed for the summer, but you can still register for school using the online registration form on the OCSB website. Go to ocsb.ca/register to learn more and complete the form. We look forward to welcoming your child on September 6!

For more information regarding Steps to Register go to the Registration tab on our website. https://fxh.ocsb.ca/register

Principal's Letter to the community - August 24th

HS Report Cards available on Parent Portal

Grade 9-12 Semester 2 Final Report Cards are now available on the OCSB Parent Portal

Principal's Letter to the community - June 24th

Principal's Letter to the community - September 8th