May 6, 2022 - Upcoming Events, Important Dates, and more.

May 6, 2022 - Upcoming Events, Important Dates, and more.
Posted on 05/06/2022

Hello OCDSB Students, 

As we come to the end of Education Week, we are pleased to announce the OCDSB staff members who are recipients of this year’s Director’s Citation and Employee Recognition Awards. Congratulations to all the staff members who were nominated - we are grateful for the hard work and dedication they bring to their roles each and every day. Read more on our website

Upcoming Events 

May 14th: MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre “Open Trails” Event 

On Saturday, May 14th, the MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre is having its annual Open Trails event from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is the only day where the centre is open to everyone to come and explore the OCDSB 425 acre classroom! All are invited to visit this unique site. Learn more on our website

May 18th - Rainbow Youth Forum - 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.! 

The students of the OCDSB 2021-2022 2SLGBTQ+ Voices: Pathways to Interdependence Program are proud to present the 17th annual Rainbow Youth Forum 2022 on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.! Come join us for a virtual evening filled with fantastic events, workshops and opportunities to connect with each other. This event will be held via Zoom and registration is open to all 2SLGBTQ+ OCDSB students, OCDSB staff, community organizations and parents/guardians supporting an attending student. Register Now! 

May 18th - 19th: Ottawa Deaf Youth Conference 

Students and staff members from Woodroffe High School’s program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students are running a virtual conference on May 18th and 19th, for secondary students that are deaf or hard of hearing. This event will be run virtually, and student admission is free.The conference will include guest speakers, breakout discussions, and more. Learn more on our website

June 18th: The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority’s Driver Appreciation Day 

Saturday, June 18th is OSTA’s Virtual Driver Appreciation Day, where we recognize and thank our many dedicated drivers and walking school bus (WSB) leaders for getting students to and from school safely. This year, you can create a card to share your thanks online or on social media, so that your driver or leader gets the recognition they deserve! Students can post their card on Twitter or Facebook and tag OSTA, or can upload it online

Important Dates 

May 8th is Mothers Day. May 10th is Bear Witness Day, which honours the memory of Jordan River Anderson by ensuring the full and proper implementation of Jordan’s Principle. Jordan’s Principle is a legal rule that ensures First Nations children receive the services and supports they need when they need them. Please visit our website and follow us on social media to learn more about important dates throughout the year. 

In case you missed it…

Google Hangouts for Students during Jewish Heritage Month: Jewish students in grades 7-12 are invited to join a weekly student-led Google Hangout, open to all students who are a part of a Jewish family, including those who are exploring their Jewish identities. Students must log in to Google Meet using their OCDSB account, and can ask their student success teacher, principal, or vice principal for the nickname. Meets will take place from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Monday May 9th, Monday, May 16th, Thursday, May 26th, and Monday, May 30th. 

Have a good weekend, 

Camille Williams-Taylor

Director of Education 


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