September 9, 2022 - Recognizing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Getting Involved in Student Council and more.

Posted on 09/09/2022

Hello Students, 

We hope you have been settling into your new routines this week and enjoying the beginning of a new school year. 

Recognizing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Yesterday, flags were lowered at all OCDSB schools and buildings in remembrance of  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  As Canada’s longest reigning Sovereign, she took the throne at the young age of  25, and has served witness to history for 70 years. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and those affected by her passing.

Getting Involved in Student Council 

Joining your school’s student council is a great way to meet and work with other students, gain leadership skills, and make a difference at your school. There are many ways to get involved - keep an eye out for information on Student Council elections from your school. 

Managing COVID-19 Transmission 

A reminder that Ottawa Public Health continues to recommend these strategies:

  • Daily screening for symptoms using the updated daily screening tool
  • Staying home when sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Continuing to wear a mask, after your isolation, when out in public for 10 days from when your symptoms started
  • Avoiding non-essential visits to high risk settings (like hospitals and long-term care) for 10 days from when your symptoms started
  • Using Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) as needed 
  • Ensuring you are up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines.

Open Trails Day: September 24, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Mark your calendars: the MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre is having its annual Open Trails day! This is the only day of this school year when this 425-acre classroom will be open to the public for everyone to explore. Watch our website for more details.

Additional Important Dates can be found on the OCDSB’s board calendar, as well as the secondary school year calendar. 

Thank you, 

Camille Williams-Taylor 

Director of Education


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