New Half Moon Bay Elementary School Study

Update: November 21, 2022

New Half Moon Bay Elementary School #2 Capital Project Update

Since the July 2020 capital funding announcement for a new elementary school in the community of Half Moon Bay, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has been working diligently with our architects, partners at the City of Ottawa and Ontario Ministry of Education to secure all of the necessary approvals in order to proceed with this project.

In June 2021, the Board approved the Attendance Boundary, Grade and Program Offering for the new school that at the time was tentatively scheduled to open for September 2022.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on this scheduling, and it is now confirmed that the school will not meet this timeline.

Given current construction timelines, and limitations of the supply chain of critical construction materials, the new elementary school is now scheduled to open  the new elementary school is scheduled to open in January 2024.

In the interim, area students who were directed to the new school by means of the boundary study (see link below) will be accommodated at D.A. Moodie Intermediate School from September 2023 until January of 2024 when the school will open in the  Half Moon Bay community.  

Please refer to the link below in order to access planning information to learn about the approved school attendance boundary, program offerings and opening grade structure.  We have also attached a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your information (link) 

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New Half Moon Bay E.S. #2 - F.A.Q.

In July 2020, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board received confirmation of capital funding from the Ministry of Education for the construction of a 674 pupil place school to serve elementary students in the Half Moon Bay area.

A meeting of the Committee of the Whole took place on December 8, 2020, in order to seek Board approval of a timeline and consultation process to determine the program, attendance boundary, and opening grade structure for the new Half Moon Bay elementary school.  Final Board Approval of the consultation process occurred on December 15, 2020.

The school is tentatively scheduled to be completed in time to receive students in September 2022, however, this date may be impacted due to limitations of the current Covid-19 Pandemic.  The school will be located at the southwest intersection of River Mist Road and Kilbirnie Drive, within the southern portion of the Half Moon Bay Community.  The school site purchased in 2018, is seven (7) acres in size.  Site planning and building design work for the new school is now underway with an anticipated start to construction beginning in 2021.

The  consultation process began in January 2021 with the formation of a local working group. The group convened over the winter months prior to this Public Consultation taking place April 28 to May 11, 2021. 

Your input is important and welcome throughout the consultation process.  Parents/guardians and all other members of the public were invited to fill out the Public Consultation Survey to provide feedback on proposed option(s) that are being presented.

Staff recommendations are anticipated to be brought forward for approval to the Committee of the Whole and Board in June 2021.

Additional information regarding the review will be posted over the next several months.  Please check this webpage regularly for further updates and information.

Please see Report No. 20-081 New Half Moon Bay Elementary School Study – Approval of Timeline and Consultation Plan, which provides more background information regarding the study

Information Package for Public Consultation (PDF)

We want to hear your feedback on these options. This feedback will be used to further inform the development of a final staff recommendation to be presented to the Board of Trustees in June 2021.

The consultation survey is now closed. We thank everyone who participated. Additional information will be shared on this page in future updates.

Deadline to participate: Tuesday, May 11th at 11:59 PM.

If you have questions about how to participate in the survey, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or email [email protected]. If you have questions about the proposed options, please contact [email protected].

Flyer - Notice of Proposed Public Consultation Process - November 30, 2020

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