June 10, 2022 - End of Year Report Cards, 2022-2023 School Year Calendars, and more.

June 10, 2022 - End of Year Report Cards, 2022-2023 School Year Calendars, and more.
Posted on 06/10/2022

Dear Families, 

End of Year Report Cards 

Parents, guardians and eligible students (grades 7-12) will soon be receiving report cards via email. Your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN) is required to access the report card: if you will need help identifying or using your child’s OEN, we ask that you please contact your school now, as there will be limited capacity for schools to respond to queries once the school year ends. Learn more on our website

2022-2023 School Year Calendars 

The OCDSB’s 2022-2023 school year calendars have been approved by the Ministry of Education. Please visit our website to view the Elementary and Secondary calendars for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Summer Learning Programs for Indigenous, Black and 2SLGBTQ+ youth

Registration is still open for the OCDSB’s summer learning programs for Indigenous, Black and 2SLGBTQ+ youth. Please visit our website to learn more about Indigenous Summer Learning, the Sankofa Academy for Black Youth, and the 2SLGBTQ+ Voices: Building Bridges Program. These are great opportunities for in-person summer learning, and free transportation is available.

Updated Safe Schools Policies

A positive school climate exists when we all can feel safe, valued, and know that we belong. In April 2022, the Board of Trustees approved updated Safe Schools policies focused on managing student behaviour, emergency preparedness and response, and the school district code of conduct. Learn more.

Updated Student Dress Code 

All students have the right to express themselves in school through their choice of clothing, hair styles, jewelry, and accessories. While a student’s style is their choice, we want to keep school a place where everyone can feel comfortable. Learn more about the OCDSB’s updated Student Dress Code on our website

Lifting of Remaining Provincial Masking Requirements 

On June 8, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore issued a statement on the lifting of most of Ontario’s remaining masking requirements. As of June 11, 2022, students using public transit will no longer be mandated to wear a mask. Ottawa Public Health continues to encourage everyone to assess their risk and to respect individuals’ choices relating to mask wearing.

The OCDSB’s Disconnect from Work Procedure

In December 2021 the Government of Ontario passed legislation that supports employees in disengaging from work-related communications after their work day ends. In response, the OCDSB has developed a new disconnect from work procedure to support employee wellbeing and clarify expectations around disconnecting from work. This encourages employees to disconnect from work following the regular work day, especially between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 am on weekdays and on all weekends, holidays, and while an employee is on leave. 

You may be wondering how this could impact your communication with teachers, Principals, and other staff members. To be clear, issues or events that are urgent will still be attended to on evenings and weekends as required. For other messages, although employees can still receive emails outside of their regular work day, they will not be obligated to review these communications until the next work day. The OCDSB is committed to supporting our employees in their personal and professional wellbeing and believe that caring for our staff translates into supportive learning and working environments for every member of our school communities. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we work together towards these goals. 

Community Recognition Award Winners 

Last week, we announced the nominees of the 2021-2022 Community Recognition Awards. This year’s award winners will now be announced at the OCDSB Board Meeting on Monday, June 20, 2022. We look forward to sharing more information about our award winners after the meeting. 

School News: Cultivating Sustainable Food Solutions at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School

An exciting initiative is springing up at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School. In partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada and the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), students are flexing their green thumbs to grow nutritious food for the school community. Read the story.

As we approach the end of the school year, here’s a look back at some of the other School News stories we’ve shared throughout the year:

Thank you, 

Camille Williams-Taylor 

Director of Education

 

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