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Labour Update: School Closures February 21st and Additional Information
Labour Update: School Closures February 21st and Additional Information
02/13/2020
As labour action continues across the province, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide an update about the impact of labour sanctions at the OCDSB.
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New OCDSB Trustee Selected to Represent Zone 10, Somerset/Kitchissippi
New OCDSB Trustee Selected to Represent Zone 10, Somerset/Kitchissippi
02/12/2020
The OCDSB Board of Trustees has selected Justine Bell as new trustee for Zone 10, Somerset/Kitchissippi.
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Pink Shirt Day - February 26th, 2020
Pink Shirt Day - February 26th, 2020
02/12/2020
Pink Shirt Day is being recognized on February 26th, 2020. Join us in wearing pink and standing together against bullying in schools, in the workplace, and online. Schools across our District will be taking part in events, including assemblies, classroom activities, and more.
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Boardroom Newsbrief - January 28, 2020
Boardroom Newsbrief - January 28, 2020
01/31/2020
The Newsbrief is meant to provide the highlights of the decisions made at the Board meeting for the benefit of our community. The notes do not serve as the official record of the meeting. Please refer to Board or Committee minutes.
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OCDSB celebrates 2020 Black History Month
OCDSB celebrates 2020 Black History Month
01/28/2020
Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in learning opportunities, festivities, and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.
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OCDSB Labour Update – Term 1 Elementary Report Cards will not be issued
01/22/2020
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board would like to advise parents that as a result of the current labour action, Term One Elementary Report Cards will not be issued to students in Kindergarten to Grade 8.
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Ontario Human Rights Commission: Right to Read Public Inquiry
Ontario Human Rights Commission: Right to Read Public Inquiry
01/17/2020
The Right to Read inquiry is reaching out and hearing from parents, students and educators across the province about their experiences, challenges and concerns arising from their experience in Ontario’s public education system.
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OCDSB postpones EQAO Grade 9 assessment scheduled for January 2020
01/09/2020
A decision has been made that the OCDSB will not be participating in the January EQAO Grade 9 math assessments. The OCDSB will await further direction from the Ministry of Education regarding the test for Semester 1 students.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - LEAD TESTING PROGRAM
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - LEAD TESTING PROGRAM
12/13/2019
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board takes the health and safety of students and staff extremely seriously. In accordance with expanded provincial lead testing requirements in 2017, all designated drinking locations in OCDSB elementary schools were tested in 2017 and 2018 and we anticipate that the expanded testing in secondary schools will be completed in 2020.
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New Superintendents of Instruction Join the OCDSB
New Superintendents of Instruction Join the OCDSB
12/02/2019
The OCDSB is pleased to announce the appointment of two Superintendents of Instruction who will begin their new role with the school district effective, January 6, 2020.
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OCDSB elects Chair and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees
OCDSB elects Chair and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees
12/01/2019
At its annual organizational meeting on December 2nd, the OCDSB elected a chair and vice chair of the Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 year.
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 Immunizations
Immunizations - 2019-2020 School Year
11/19/2019
Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine (9) diseases or have a valid exemption. Parents are required to report all immunizations done at the doctor's office to OPH. Under this Act, OPH has the authority to suspend students for whom OPH does not have a record of immunization from attending school.
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Free Access to French Online Homework Help and Practice
Free Access to French Online Homework Help and Practice
10/15/2019
Get free access to Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus. Every evening, from Monday to Thursday, OCDSB students have access to live teachers online to practice their French and get homework help in French, English and Math
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Ontario Ministry Releases Cellphone Restriction Guidelines
Ontario Ministry Releases Cellphone Restriction Guidelines
08/29/2019
New guidance regarding the restriction of cellphones in schools has been released today from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
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Revised Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum
08/21/2019
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Ontario Ministry of Education issued its revised elementary health and physical education (HPE) curriculum. This approach will take effect starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
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2019-2020 School Year Calendars
2019-2020 School Year Calendars
07/19/2019
For those looking to start planning, the calendars for the 2019-2020 school year are available on our website.
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Stay Connected with your child's school with the OCDSB App
Stay Connected with your child's school with the OCDSB App
02/28/2019
Check out the new OCDSB mobile app It makes staying connected with your children’s school(s) easy and accessible.
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OCDSB Responds to Charges Against Employee
OCDSB Responds to Charges Against Employee
01/01/2019
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has been advised by the Ottawa Police Service that an individual employed by the OCDSB has been charged with offences related to sexual assault between 2000 and 2018. These are in addition to similar charges against the same individual announced by the Ottawa Police Service in August 2019.
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