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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


General

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How can I as a parent participate by volunteering my time at St. Mary's?

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Take a look at the Volunteer Package.

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How can I as a parent participate in making St. Mary's a safe and healthy environment?

A

Join the School Council.

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How can I help support Catholic Education in the Waterloo Region?

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Through the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation
website: http://www.wrcsf.ca
phone: 519.578.3660 ext. 2373

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How do I find the dates of various events (exams, holidays, report cards, teacher conferences, drama productions, etc.)

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Go to our School Year Calendar web page to view, or print, or download our Important Dates Calendar, or have your son/daughter listen to announcements, or check EagleVision

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How do I find out what sports teams (tryouts, games) are running and when?

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Have your son/daughter check the bulletin board outside the PhysEd. Dept. office,
or have your son/daughter listen to announcements,
or check EagleVision,

or check the Student Life - Eagles Athletics page

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How do I find out about participating in clubs at St. Mary's
(club names, when they meet, teacher supervisors)?

A

Go to the Student Life - Clubs page of the St. Mary's web site.

Q

What is the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office)
provincial math assessment for grade 9 math students or the Literacy Test for Grade 10 students?

A

Go to the EQAO web site, or call them at 1-888-327-7377

Q

How do I find out about St. Mary's school uniforms?

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Check out our School Policies & Procedures,
and/or contact R.J. McCarthy School Uniforms at 1-800-668-8261
or visit their website at http://www.rjmccarthy.com/

Q

How do I find help if I think my son/daughter is using drugs?

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Contact your child's Guidance Counsellor. Counsellors can offer support for you and your son or daughter, and can make referrals to community agencies. St. Mary's has partnered with Ray of Hope to offer counselling services on site during school hours.

You may also contact CLEAN - Community Link Empowered Against Narcotics.
"parents linked with our community to assist in the need for support, awareness and empowerment against narcotics."
parent support meetings - every Monday at 8pm (not holiday Mondays) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 23 Church St., New Hamburg, church phone: 519-662-1810.
contacts: Jenny or Mike Ritter at 625-8959, Frances Moriarty at 662-2851, Gwen or Ron Cook at 662-3747, or Waterloo Regional Police at 570-3000, ext. 862.

Guidance Department

Q

How do I obtain a copy of my Transcript/Diploma?

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Call the Guidance Deptartment at 745-6892 ext. 5631 or 5632
Allow for processing time. A small fee may be charged.

Q

How would I go about getting a tutor for my son/daughter?

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Call and speak to the student�s guidance counsellor.

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How does my son/daughter obtain his/her community service (volunteer) hours?

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Community Involvement Booklets available in the Guidance Deptartment outlining eligible & ineligible activities that may be used as community service hours. It is the student�s responsibility to obtain volunteer placements and to ensure hours are recorded on a Community Involvement Activity Reord sheet. Volunteer opportunities are published on our Eagle Vision announcements or check the volunteer website www.volunteerkw.ca

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Where does he/she submit the volunteer form?

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Take signed copy with hours totaled to Guidance secretaries for entry.

Q

Who do I contact with questions about courses?

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Consult the Course Calendar and contact the Guidance Counsellor assigned to your son/daughter

Q

Who do we contact with information changes such address, phone number, etc.?

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Contact the Guidance Dept. secretaries at 519-745-6892 Ext. 5631/5632.

Q

Who do we contact about busing information?

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Visit our Transportation page.

Q

What about uniform information?

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Go to McCarthy website at: www.rjmccarthy.com
or call 1-416-593-6900 or 1-800-668-8261.

Q

What if I have questions about summer school?

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Student must register with guidance counsellor.

Make-up Credits or Upgrades:

Cameron Heights;
Dates to be determined
8:30-11:30 and/or 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
one or two credits

New Credit:

Sir John A. MacDonald
Dates to be determined
8:30 � 3:00 p.m.
one credit only

Q

How can I collect homework if my son/daughter is ill?

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Contact guidance counsellor if student will be ill for more than 3 days.
Students are advised to contact teacher upon their return to get caught up on missed assignments.

Students are encouraged to access
ClassNet (http://classnet.wcdsb.ca/)
or Google Classroom, or D2L (depending on their class / teacher) to check for homework.

Q

What does my son/daughter do if they want to attend and American University?

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Students are required to write the SATs.
For information contact this website:
www.collegeboard.com