What's Happening at Notre Dame

January 2020

Welcome Back

We hope everyone had a restful and joyous Christmas Season. As we gear up for the last 2 weeks of classes before exams begin, you will be able to help your child be successful by checking PowerSchool and ensuring assignments are completed and handed in on time. Please see the exam schedule below.

Please note the last day of classes is Monday Jan 20

***Diplomas and anticipated weather concerns

We are expecting extremely frigid temperatures over the next few weeks which may cause buses to be canceled. Please be aware that students are still required by Alberta Education to write their Part A and Part B Diploma exams even if the buses are not running. We ask that students make every effort to write their Diploma if it is safe to do so, otherwise, they will need to register to take the exam at April's writing.

Exam Schedule

Exam Schedules

If your child will be missing a regularly scheduled class, on Jan 13 or 14, to write a diploma exam you must call into the attendance line and excuse them.

Student Test Reminders

  • Students are only required to attend during their scheduled review times and exams
  • Be sure you know the date, time and location of each exam
  • Have a pen, pencil, eraser, and a calculator (if needed)
  • Have photo ID with you
  • NO CELL PHONES and NO ELECTRONICS OF ANY KIND - leave in locker, car, etc.
  • NO Smart Watches
  • Please be on time

Rock the Diploma

Did you know that these weekend review courses are right here in Red Deer at Lindsay Thurber High School and only cost $135 per course? For additional information please contact the Lindsay Thurber Career Centre at 403-356-5315

For additional info and registration form please click here.

School Fees

  • Second notices were sent out in December. In order to be eligible to receive textbook refunds for term 1, all fees must be paid in full.
  • Please note any students taking one of the following CTS classes, Cosmetology, Esthetics, Art, Foods and Wildlife/Outdoor Ed in term 2 will have an additional $30 charge to their school fees in February.

Learning Commons

Semester 1 book deposit returns will begin January 22, 2020. All students will need their current school ID to receive a refund and school fees must be paid in full.

Books returned Jan 22-Jan 30 will receive a $10 refund

Books returned Jan 31-Feb 12 will receive a $5 refund

Any books returned after Feb 12 will not be eligible for any refund.

If students have any books that are outstanding, the cost of each book will be charged to the students account and the student will not be allowed to check out new textbooks until the books are returned or paid for.

Powerschool - No Report Cards

All reporting is on Powerschool, therefore there will not be any paper report cards printed. Please ensure that you are connected to your child's Powerschool account so that you are able to review your child's grades during and at the end of the term. Students can also access their MyPass accounts to see all marks including Diploma exams.

If you require assistance in getting logged into your account please contact the main office at 403-342-4800

Term 2

First day of classes for term 2 will be Monday, February 3

All students are required to pick up a new timetable that morning in the gathering area.

Grade 12 - MyPass

myPass is an Alberta Education secure self-service website for high school students to:

  • view and print diploma exam results
  • order transcripts
  • and more!

Students stop by and see Ms. Halter to find out more on how to access your myPass account


Featured Topic

Our counselling team is a great resource. Check out the wonderful 'food for thought' from our counselling team

Cougars Den

Now you can shop from the comfort of your own couch! Pick out your favourite Cougar Wear or Item and it will be sent to the Cougars Den, ready for payment and pick up


Graduation 2020


Grad Photos can now be booked.

Please click the link to register!