Westwind Public School – Fernbank Area Elementary Interim Accommodation Measure #2

Update 29 September 2021  Board Decision in Regard to Westwind Public School – Fernbank Area Elementary Interim Accommodation Measure #2

Thank you for your interest in the Westwind Public School – Fernbank Area Elementary Interim Accommodation Measure #2 report.  Final decisions have been made by the Board.

At its meeting of 28 September 2021, Board approved the following motions associated with Report No. 21-065 Westwind Public School – Fernbank Area Elementary Interim Accommodation Measure #2:

  1. THAT future students moving into the Fernbank elementary school (k-6) attendance area, who are in kindergarten (year 1) through grade 6 be directed to Stittsville Public School as of 4 October 2021, subject to sibling provisions outlined in Recommendations B and C to Report 21-065;
  2. THAT incoming year 1 kindergarten (4 October 2021 and beyond while the redirection is in effect) students who reside within the new Fernbank elementary school (k-6) attendance area, but who had older sibling(s) in grades 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (2019-2020) attending John Young Elementary School be provided a one-time option to attend at John Young Elementary School;
  3. THAT incoming year 1 kindergarten (4 October 2021 and beyond while the redirection is in effect) students who reside within the new Fernbank elementary school (k-6) attendance area, but who currently (2021-2022) have older sibling(s) in year 1 kindergarten, year 2 kindergarten, grade 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 attending Westwind Public School be provided a one-time option to attend Westwind Public School;
  4. THAT Recommendations A through C to Report 21-065 shall remain in effect until such time as the new Fernbank elementary school is opened or until other accommodation measures are approved;
  5. THAT upon the opening of the new Fernbank elementary school all of the students who reside within the Fernbank elementary school attendance boundary and are enrolled at John Young Elementary School, Westwind Public School or Stittsville Public School, move in a block(year 1 kindergarten through grade 5)to the new Fernbank elementary school; and
  6. THAT the only exception to the redirection outlined in Recommendation E to Report 21-065 shall be those students entering grade 6 and their younger siblings who are attending John Young Elementary school or Westwind Public School, having exercised a one-time option to remain.

Below is a map illustrating the area to be redirected from Westwind Public School to Stittsville Public School, effective 4 October 2021.

APPROVED – Westwind PS Interim Attendance Boundary Redirection.


Please be advised that on the evening of September 14th 2021, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board will discuss a proposed plan to address growing enrolment pressures at Westwind Public School in advance of the construction and opening of the New Fernbank Elementary School.

Please see the report below outlining the proposed plan:

Report No. 21-065

Additional related information is found below:

New Fernbank Elementary School Consultation Study

John Young Elementary School – Interim Accommodation Measures

Please stay tuned for more updates.

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  • Fernbank Area Boundary Redirection

    Attn: Planning Department

    133 Greenbank Road, Ottawa, ON K2H 6L3
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