November 10, 2023 - Remembrance Day - November 11, Diwali - November 12, Safe Schools Reporting Tool - An Anonymous Reporting Option for Students, and more.

November 10, 2023 - Remembrance Day - November 11, Diwali - November 12, Safe Schools Reporting Tool - An Anonymous Reporting Option for Students, and more.
Posted on 11/10/2023

Hello Students,

Remembrance Day - November 11

Each year, we honour the commitment and sacrifices of all who have served and continue to serve in times of war, conflict, and peace. Find out about Remembrance Day events happening in Ottawa this weekend.

Diwali - November 12

Wishing a very Happy Diwali to all who are celebrating! Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is associated with a story about the destruction of evil by Lord Vishnu in one of his many manifestations.

Safe Schools Reporting Tool - An Anonymous Reporting Option for Students

The new reporting tool is a private and anonymous way for students to share their concerns. If you are feeling unsafe or worried about a friend or classmate, simply send an anonymous report through our website: You can share many different things, like: bullying, harassment, threats, hate or discrimination, mental health concerns, vaping or drugs, or other concerns that are affecting you or someone else. 

This tool is not a replacement for talking to your teacher, guidance or your principal. It’s just another way to get help. If it's an emergency or someone is in danger, call 911 immediately.

Register Now: 2SLGBTQ+ Voices: Pathways to Interdependence Program and Black Youth Program - Deadline extended to Nov 13th 

The OCDSB Continuing Education department, in partnership with the Equity Program team and the Sankofa Centre of Excellence, is offering students in Grades 10-12 two reach ahead credit opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ students and African, Black and Caribbean students respectively. The 2SLGBTQ+ Voices: Pathways to Interdependence Program offers eligible 2SLGBTQ+ students the opportunity to supplement and enrich their high school education by acquiring one credit while preparing and planning for the eighteenth annual Rainbow Youth Forum (RYF). The Black Youth Program offers the same opportunities while preparing and planning for the seventh Annual Black Youth Forum. The registration deadline for both these programs has been extended till November 13th. 

November 21st: Report Cards will be emailed

Secondary report cards will be sent to eligible students and families via email on Tuesday, November 21st. You will need your Ontario Education Number (OEN) to access the report card. For more information, please visit our website

December 5 - Virtual Information Session on International Learning Opportunities 

The OCDSB offers a number of exciting international learning opportunities for students who want to become active global citizens. We invite Grade 8-11 students and their parents and guardians for a virtual information session to learn more about the International Certificate Program, international exchanges and studying abroad. The virtual information session will take place on December 5, 2023, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. For participation link and more information about the program, visit:

Calendars and Planning for Important Dates

Please consult the OCDSB’s Elementary and Secondary calendars for PA Days, holidays, exam dates, and more during the 2023-2024 School Year. In addition, schools avoid scheduling activities like evaluations and field trips on certain religious/creed-based days of significanceAdditional dates of significance can be found in our MultiFaith calendar (located on our home page) and on this webpage.

Upcoming Board and Advisory Committee Meetings

November 13th, 7:00 p.m. - Advisory Committee on the Arts
November 14th, 7:00 p.m. - Board Meeting
November 15th, 6:00 p.m. - Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) 

Agendas, locations, minutes, livestreams and recordings of meetings are available for public viewing using the Board and Advisory Committees' meeting calendar.

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Helpful Links

Thank you, 

Pino Buffone
Director of Education 


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