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Helping Your Child Succeed

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You Can Play A Part In Your Child's Success At School

You can help your child succeed in school. During the elementary and secondary school years, your child will learn, grow, share different experiences, and face new challenges. As a parent or guardian, your ongoing interest, encouragement, and support makes a difference to your child both in the classroom and at home.

Learning new things and growing up can be challenging for a child at times. There are many ways that you can help. There are many ways that we can help. For more information about key issues including, how you can help your child succeed, and how you can support your child during these important years, please select a topic from the list below.

If you would like further details on any of the information found here, or cannot find something specific to your needs, please send us an email to communications@ocdsb.ca or call 613-596-8211. We welcome your suggestions for making this web site more helpful to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to know about Parent-Teacher interviews?

How can I help my high school child with homework at home (if I don’t know the answers)?
A free online math tutoring service is available to students in secondary school at http://homeworkhelp.ilc.org.

Certified teachers in Math, English, and Science are available Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. for one –on-one confidential help.

What do I need to know about Grade 3 and 6 EQAO testing for my child?
Visit the Education Quality and Assessment Office at http://www.eqao.com to see the Parents Guide, sample questions, and more.


Who can I talk to if my child has problems at school?
Parents/guardians are encouraged to make an appointment and see their child’s school principal for advice.


How can I help my child pick high school courses?
Parents/guardians are encouraged to make an appointment with the school’s Guidance Counsellor available in every secondary school.


How can I help my child deal with bullying?
For immediate attention, please call your child’s school office and also read more in the Parents Guide at
http://edu.gov.on.ca/eng/safeschools/bullying.html

 


Where can I learn more about Special Education for my child?
 

 

 

Contact the District’s Special Education department at 613-596-8254 and visit http://www.ocdsb.ca/programs/SE/pages/default.aspx


How can I help my child prepare for kindergarten and grade one?


What are some of the ways that I can get involved in my child’s school?
Join your school’s Parent/School Council; there are a variety of ways to get involved in your child’s school life.


I come from a different country - where can I find more information about the Public elementary and secondary school system?
Call the Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 and read more on the Ministry of Education website at www.edu.gov.on.ca.


What is my child expected to learn in the elementary and secondary system?
Your child is important us. Call us at 613-596-8211 and read more on the Ministry of Education website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca.


How can I help my elementary school child with reading, math, and/or writing?


What are some tips to remember when talking to my child’s teacher?


Where can I find more information for parents and kids?