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Reminder: OPH Vaccination Clinic May 29 & 30
05/15/2019
Parents/guardians of grade 7 students are reminded to plan ahead for the immunization clinic at Merivale HS on May 29th and 30th 2019.
Please click here for detailed information from Ottawa Public Health. All questions should be directed to the Public Health team at the contact information listed.
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MAIN DRIVEWAY ENTRANCE CLOSURE
05/03/2019

We are making great progress with our construction project, and are about to begin exterior / landscape work. As a result, the MAIN ENTRANCE will be CLOSED as of 10 am on Friday, May 3, for approximately four weeks. A follow up email will be sent when the work shifts to the EXIT. 

School buses will be routed through the lower parking lot, as they were in the fall. Buses will drop off and pick up students on the East Side of the school at the end of the day as usual. 

Parents/guardians are asked to continue to use the lower parking lot for drop off / pick up.

Please DO NOT access the campus via the EXIT during school hours (7:30 am - 3:30 pm) as this poses a danger to our students and impedes the flow of both construction and bus traffic.  

As a school team, we are very appreciative of everyone's patience and understanding as we complete these improvements to our school learning spaces and campus.

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Graduate Cap and Gown
04/11/2019

We are already planning for Commencement, which is scheduled for Thursday, June 27th!
All grade 12 students participating in Commencement need to order their Cap & Gown through our online form.
Payment is through SchoolCash Online or by Cheque made out to Merivale HS by APRIL 23, 2019 please! 
For any questions, students should see Ms. Rowe-Jones or Mrs. Fox during the school day. 

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Grade 6 Open House!
04/10/2019
Merivale HS welcomes families of students currently in grade 6 to our Open House on Thursday, May 2nd from 5:00 - 6:45 pm.
Students and their families will have an opportunity to try musical instruments and have a tour of our recently renovated Intermediate division and meet our amazing staff! Join us to learn about programs in your community school!

5:00 - 6:00 pm    Honk & Blow - Instrument Try Out
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room locations will be posted in the foyer)

6:00-6:15 pm      Welcome & Overview ​ ​
                                   --- School Administration in the Cafeteria

6:15 - 6:45 pm    Classroom Tours 

6:00 - 6:45 pm    Bake sale in main foyer

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Campus Update - Spring & Safety
03/27/2019
As we start to experience more spring-like weather, the school is asking all drivers to increase awareness regarding students, staff, and workers who are walking on campus. The entrance and exit are uneven gravel, and care is required when accessing the campus. Please keep speeds reduced at all times and watch for students who may not be listening for or expecting vehicle traffic. Please note that Merivale's driveway is ONE way traffic. Please do not block the exit or use the exit for drop off/pick up.
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Experiential Learning @ MHS
03/25/2019

Merivale's Grade 8 Tech Day and our SHSM students' Design Jam workshop at Algonquin College were both featured on the local Rogers TV program High School Happenings (HSH)! Check out the segments to learn more about how our students are integrating hands on and reach ahead learning experiences. Exploring what's happening in high schools across Ottawa, HSH is part of an OCDSB SHSM program hosted at Colonel By S.S. See video links here:
Merivale High School Happenings.mov
Design Jam.m4v

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Updated OCDSB Community Service Forms
02/28/2019

The OCDSB has recently updated our OCDSB Guidelines for Community Service Hours and Log Sheet to highlight information to support families and students in completing these hours.

Please click on "Read More" for more information.
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CAMPUS ACCESS UPDATE
11/02/2018

The main driveway entrance to Merivale HS on Viewmount Avenue OPENED on Monday, November 12 to school buses. Please be advised that both the entrance and exit are not paved. Wherever possible, parents/guardians are asked to meet their student(s) in the lower parking lot by the Arena accessible from Merivale Road and/or to arrive after 2:30 pm.  There is no through traffic on campus between 1:40 - 2:45 pm when buses arrive at the end of the school day. 

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Merivale Addition & Plans
10/04/2018
Merivale HS is renovating to serve our community better! Please click "Read More" to see photos of the artist's concepts for our school renovations. We will continue to provide updates during the construction process to our families.
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