Student transfer requests for 2013-2014 must be made during the following application period for accommodation planning purposes:
- Student Transfer Application Period - Monday, February 11 to Friday, February 22, 2013
- Middle French Immersion Registration Period - Tuesday, February 19 to Monday February 25, 2013
For a full list of frequently asked questions and more information about how to apply please refer to the Student Transfer Parent Guide.
Q: At a Special Meeting of the Board on 5 January 2010, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board adopted a new cross boundary transfer policy. When did the new policy come into effect?
A: The policy came into effect in September 2010. All transfer applications submitted during the February Transfer Application Period from September 2010 onward are considered under the new policy.
Q: Why did the OCDSB Board make changes to the current transfer policy?
A: The new policy supports the OCDSB’s commitment to community schools, while still maintaining opportunities for student choice based on the particular learning needs or exceptional personal circumstances of the student. This is an important part of our larger focus on student achievement and our commitment to providing the best education for every student in every school across the District.
Q: What if I want my child to attend another school?
A: A parent/guardian or a student if 18 years of age or older may apply for a cross boundary transfer for a student to attend a school other than the designated school. A transfer application form must be completed and returned to the principal of the school you wish to attend during the application period.
Q: What is a student transfer cap?
A: The student transfer cap is the maximum number of student transfers that a school is authorized to accept. Each school has a limitation which is set on an annual basis.
Q: Where can I get more information?
A: Your school principal is always available to help with your questions. Our Communications and Information Services Department is also available to help at 613- 596-8211 ext. 8310.
The student transfer policy and procedures are also available on our website at www.ocdsb.ca under About Us – Policies, Procedures and Forms. Please refer to:
- POLICY P.077.PLG – Designated Schools/Student Transfers Policy
- PROCEDURE PR.568.PLG – Designated Schools/Student Transfers Procedure - Elementary
- PROCEDURE PR.569.PLG – Designated Schools/Student Transfers Procedure - Secondary
Please note: The forms (OCDSB 118E - Elementary and OCDSB 118S - Secondary) have been revised and are available for pick up at all schools. Forms available on our website are SAMPLES only. Parents/guardians must complete the multiple part form available at schools and return to the receiving school principal during the application period.