Parent & Caregiver Updates

April 05, 2024 - Solar Eclipse - Schools are closed to students, 2024 Valuing Voices, and more.
04/05/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, late last week, I had the opportunity to visit Pinecrest Public School. Led by a team of talented staff, it was so inspiring to see the experiential learning taking place with engaged students... baking cookies and playing instruments, for instance, along with authentic tasks related to the core skills of literacy and numeracy. The site truly represents the richness of community and strength of diversity of our District.
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March 28, 2024 - OCDSB Takes Legal Action Against Social Media Giants, Easter Weekend, Share Your Feedback: Advisory Committee on Equity Policy, and more.
03/28/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, earlier this week, I had the opportunity to visit Lady Evelyn Alternative School. My sincere thanks to the amazing Student Ambassadors, Alex and Caleb, who took the time to provide such a grand tour of the site.
Read More about March 28, 2024 - OCDSB Takes Legal Action Against Social Media Giants, Easter Weekend, Share Your Feedback: Advisory Committee on Equity Policy, and more.
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March 22, 2024 - 2024 Summer Language Classes and Camps, Commencement Ceremonies and Awards Policy Consultation, and more.
03/22/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week I had the pleasure and privilege of taking part in two exceptional community-based events that reflect the richness and strength of our diversity as an organization and as a city. On Wednesday evening, our District was recognized with a 'Community Partnership Award' by the Assunnah Muslim Association at their Annual Community Iftar.
Read More about March 22, 2024 - 2024 Summer Language Classes and Camps, Commencement Ceremonies and Awards Policy Consultation, and more.
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March 08, 2024 - March Break, Daylight Savings, Student Accommodations During Ramadan, and more.
03/08/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, late this week, our community was shocked by the tragic events in Barrhaven involving the deaths of six people. On behalf of the OCDSB, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to all who may be affected by this loss.
Read More about March 08, 2024 - March Break, Daylight Savings, Student Accommodations During Ramadan, and more.
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March 01, 2024 - 2024-2025 Budget, 2024-2025 School Year Calendars (Subject to Ministry Approval), Coming soon: 2024 Student Survey, and more.
03/01/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week, I had the opportunity to take part in professional learning with colleagues - locally and internationally - on the integration of artificial intelligence in teaching and learning environments.
Read More about March 01, 2024 - 2024-2025 Budget, 2024-2025 School Year Calendars (Subject to Ministry Approval), Coming soon: 2024 Student Survey, and more.
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February 23, 2024 - February 24: Black History Showcase: Honouring Black Excellence, 2024-2025 Budget, and more.
02/23/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week I had the opportunity to visit three of our amazing sites - a wonderful walk through Hawthorne Public School, such a multi-culturally diverse and vibrant place where I once had the privilege to serve as Vice-Principal many years ago; a drop-in to the Capital Region Music Festival at Earl of March Secondary School to see (and hear!) the incredible talent of our student-musicians from across the system and elsewhere; and an inspirational tour of Centennial Public School along with Trustee Justine Bell.
Read More about February 23, 2024 - February 24: Black History Showcase: Honouring Black Excellence, 2024-2025 Budget, and more.
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February 16, 2024 - April 8, 2024 - Solar Eclipse: Schools will be closed, Engage OCDSB, and more.
02/16/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I had the privilege of attending two of our sites this week… to participate in a ‘learning walk’ with colleagues at Chapman Mills Public School on Monday… and a scheduled visit at Manordale Public School on Thursday. I could see the intentional focus on learning and well-being in both places… through explicit instruction in structured literacy - tied to curriculum expectations in the context of the classroom, and, an adjustment to the schedule to ensure student safety concerning slippery ice conditions on the schoolyard, respectively.
Read More about February 16, 2024 - April 8, 2024 - Solar Eclipse: Schools will be closed, Engage OCDSB, and more.
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February 9, 2024 - February 16 - PA Day, Report Cards: Elementary and Secondary, Introducing Engage OCDSB, and more.
02/09/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week’s site visit to West Carleton Secondary School was particularly unique… as it took place during a power outage! Although class visits weren’t possible this time, I did have the amazing opportunity to speak with students about their future post-secondary aspirations… in the foyer, the student lounge area, the cafeteria and outdoors.
Read More about February 9, 2024 - February 16 - PA Day, Report Cards: Elementary and Secondary, Introducing Engage OCDSB, and more.
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