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Information Sheet for New Findlay Creek Elementary School Parents

The bell times for the new Findlay Creek elementary school have been established as 9:15 and 3:45.
How to Register

New Students to the OCDSB

Beginning Monday, January 23, 2017 you may register your child(ren) to attend the new Findlay Creek elementary school for September 2017.

If you reside in the attendance boundary for the Findlay Creek elementary school (see map) and your child(ren) is/are new to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board you may register your child(ren) for the new school at Elizabeth Park Public School (15 De Niverville Drive).

Students Currently Attending Elizabeth Park Public School, Greely Elementary School, Metcalfe Public School, Sawmill Creek Elementary School or Steve MacLean Public School


If your child(ren) is/are currently attending
Elizabeth Park Public School, Greely Elementary School, Metcalfe Public School, Sawmill Creek Elementary School or Steve MacLean Public School and reside in the attendance boundary for the new Findlay Creek elementary school (see map), please note Board staff are working with your school principal in order to advise affected students and ensure a smooth transition.  Individual communication from your school principal will be sent to you at a later date.

Extended Day Program

To register for the Extended Day Program (EDP) to be offered at the new Findlay Creek elementary school opening September 2017:

If your child(ren) is/are new to the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, when you register your child(ren) for the new school, which can be done at Elizabeth Park Public School beginning Monday, January 23, 2017, please ask for an Extended Day Program registration package to complete.

If your child(ren) is/are currently attending the EDP at
Elizabeth Park Public School, Greely Elementary School, Metcalfe Public School, Sawmill Creek Elementary School or Steve MacLean Public School, please speak to the coordinator of the program at the school on how to transfer EDP locations.

Kindergarten Information Night

All new Findlay Creek elementary school parents are invited to attend the Kindergarten Information Night to be held on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Elizabeth Park Public School (6:30 pm).



Board Approves Findlay Creek Elementary School Grade Structure, Program Offering and Attendance Boundary
Thank you for your participation and interest in the consultative study process for the new Findlay Creek elementary school opening September 2017.  The study is now complete with final decisions having been made by the Board.
At its meeting of December 20, 2016 Board approved the following motions associated with Report No. 16-414 Findlay Creek Elementary School - Approval of Grade, Program Offering and Attendance Boundary:
A.  THAT effective September 2017, grade structures, program offerings, and attendance boundaries for area schools be approved according to Appendix D of Report No. 16-141, including the new Findlay Creek elementary school offering English and Early French Immersion with a junior kindergarten to grade 8 structure for September 2017.
 
B.  THAT students currently attending designated program schools during the 2016-2017 school year and impacted by revised attendance boundaries, as outlined in Appendix D of Report No. 16-141, be permitted a one-time option to remain at those schools for those programs - this provision is extended to the above students' siblings born 2016 or earlier.
 
Here is a brief summary of key changes by impacted school Summary of Changes by School

Additional information regarding the new school will be posted over the next few months.


 

A public consultation meeting took place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to receive feedback on a proposed accommodation plan.  Please see below for the meeting presentation, information package, plus additional site information pertaining to the new school.

After reviewing public comments, staff has put forward a recommendation report, which will be received by Committee of the Whole on December 13, 2016.  

Report No. 16-414 Findlay Creek Elementary School - Approval of Grade, Program Offering, and Attendance Boundary

Final decisions regarding the study will take place at the Board meeting scheduled for December 20, 2016.

The public is welcome to present delegations at the Committee of the Whole and Board meetings.  For details regarding meetings and how to appear as a delegate, please visit the Board's website for additional information.

Information regarding Board meetings and how to appear as a delegation

New Findlay Creek Elementary School
Site Plan Floor Plans Elevations and Perspective

Public Consultation Meeting Presentation

Public Consultation Meeting information   

Public Consulation Meeting newspaper advertisement

Over the past few months a locally-formed working group has been meeting to discuss potential accommodation proposals associated with the scheduled September 2017 opening of a new elementary school in the Findlay Creek Community (4180 Kelly Farm Drive).

The opening of the new school with coincide with the closure of Elizabeth Park Public School (15 De Niverville Drive) at the end of the current 2016-2017 school year.
A Public Consultation Meeting will be held to seek feedback on a proposed plan.  Input received at the meeting will assist staff in developing their recommendation to the Board.  Some of the specific issues we will be seeking feedback on include:
·    A proposed grade structure, program offering and attendance boundary for the new school, and student movement to the new school from Elizabeth Park Public School;
·     The long-term direction for new students residing in the northern portion of the Elizabeth Park PS boundary area (Windsor Park, Wisteria and Uplands Base areas); and
·    Planned revisions to Middle French Immersion program attendance boundaries in order to more properly align with the above changes.
Please plan to attend this important meeting to be held on:
Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Elizabeth Park Public School, in the Gymnasium
15 De Niverville Drive (Uplands Base)
At the meeting there will be a brief presentation by Board staff, followed by a Question and Answer session.  Staff will be available to answer questions on an individual basis following the meeting.  An information package providing details of the study and the proposal will be available at the meeting.
Final decisions for the study are scheduled to be made by Board in December 2016.

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Please be advised that on the evening of April 26, 2016 the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board approved a timeline and consultative process in order to set the grade configuration, program offering and attendance boundary for the new Findlay Creek elementary school which is scheduled to open for September 2017.
Please see the report below outlining the timeline and consultative process:
A public consultation meeting is tentatively scheduled for late October 2016 to receive your feedback on the option(s) being proposed.  Your feedback is important.
Stay tuned as dates are confirmed!
Consultation Contact Information:
Comments and/or questions may be sent in by:
Email:  findlaycreekesstudy@ocdsb.ca
Fax:     613-820-5210
Mail:    New Findlay Creek Elementary School Study
           Planning Department at 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, ON, K2H 6L3

Additional information regarding the new school will be posted over the next few months.