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National Aboriginal Veterans Day - November 8th, 2020
National Aboriginal Veterans Day - November 8th, 2020
11/06/2020
November 8th is National Aboriginal Veterans Day. It is a time to remember and commemorate the contributions of Indigenous veterans in the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War.
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OCDSB Indigenous Speaker Series: Riley Yesno - November 10, 2020
OCDSB Indigenous Speaker Series: Riley Yesno - November 10, 2020
11/04/2020
The OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents a webinar with Riley Yesno, for OCDSB grade 7 to 12 students and staff.
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Treaties Recognition Week 2020
Treaties Recognition Week 2020
11/02/2020
The first week of November (November 2nd - 6th, 2020) is Treaties Recognition Week. This annual recognition honours the importance of treaties, treaty rights and relationships. Treaties Recognition Week responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action to increase treaty awareness.
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OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series: Treaties Recognition Week
OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series: Treaties Recognition Week
10/30/2020
On November 3rd and 4th, the OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series presented a webinar to recognize Treaties Recognition Week. Two sessions were offered, one for Elementary and one for Secondary.
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Parent Involvement Committee Seeking Members
Parent Involvement Committee Seeking Members
10/26/2020
The OCDSB is looking for parents and interested community members to serve on its Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). The committee meets 6 times per year to advise on policies and issues of concern to parents, and to make suggestions to the Board regarding parent engagement that supports student achievement.
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Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day - October 22, 2020
Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day - October 22, 2020
10/22/2020
Thursday, October 22nd, is the 20th anniversary of Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. At the OCDSB we recognize the education, skills, commitment and dedication of child care staff and educators of young children.
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IMPORTANT: Manotick PS School Closure Friday for Plumbing Repairs
IMPORTANT: Manotick PS School Closure Friday for Plumbing Repairs
10/22/2020
Due to ongoing plumbing issues at Manotick PS, we will need to undergo immediate repairs on Friday, October 23rd.
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Halloween at the OCDSB
Halloween at the OCDSB
10/21/2020
We know that Halloween will look different in Ottawa this year, but we will still welcome ladybugs, superheroes, witches and monsters in OCDSB schools next week.
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Spirit Day - October 15, 2020
Spirit Day - October 15, 2020
10/14/2020
On October 15, 2020, the OCDSB is taking part in Spirit Day, an annual campaign led by GLAAD. Each year, millions around the world “go purple” for Spirit Day to support 2SLGBTQ+ youth in a united stand against bullying.
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Fall 2020 - Back to School Survey
Fall 2020 - Back to School Survey
10/07/2020
We know how important it was for students, families and staff to get back to school. It's been a good start and there has been lots of change. We'd like to hear from OCDSB students, parents/guardians, educators and staff on your experiences so far this year.
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Islamic Heritage Month
Islamic Heritage Month
10/06/2020
Every year for the month of October, Islamic Heritage Month is recognized in Canada. This celebration of Muslim history, culture and religion is a time for all of us to reflect, celebrate and learn about these contributions together.
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Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
10/06/2020
October is Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. This month is an opportunity for staff, students and community members to celebrate the contributions of Hispanic-Canadians in communities across the OCDSB and Ontario.
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World Teachers' Day 2020
10/05/2020
October 5 is World Teachers’ Day! Join us in recognizing all OCDSB teachers and supporters of learning for their incredible work in our district.
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National Principals' Month
10/05/2020
October is National Principals’ Month! This month, the OCDSB recognizes the outstanding work of our Principals and celebrates their incredible leadership in launching this school year.
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OCDSB Casual Custodian Job Fair - October 3, 2020
OCDSB Casual Custodian Job Fair - October 3, 2020
09/30/2020
Interested in a career as a casual Custodian at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board? The OCDSB will be holding a job fair at the Confederation Education Centre on Saturday, October 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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OYAP Advisory Board Seeking New Members
OYAP Advisory Board Seeking New Members
09/29/2020
Join us! The OYAP Advisory Board is currently seeking new members looking to get involved in shaping the future for our apprentices.
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Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day
09/28/2020
OCDSB students and staff will be participating in Orange Shirt Day on September 30th. Orange Shirt Day is a movement across Canada helping to educate students and communities on the history and legacy of Canadian Residential Schools.
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OCDSB Statement: Charges Against Employee
OCDSB Statement: Charges Against Employee
08/26/2020
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has been advised by the Ottawa Police Service that charges have been laid against Majed Turk, an individual employed by the OCDSB. He has been charged with sexual offences in relation to events dating back to July 2013 involving two female students. These are in addition to charges against Mr. Turk announced by police in July.
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From Worried to Well: Supporting Your Child at Home and at School
From Worried to Well: Supporting Your Child at Home and at School
08/25/2020
In his engaging presentation Dr. David Tranter discussed critical strategies to promote student and parent well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Background on Secondary School In Person Learning Model
Background on Secondary School In Person Learning Model
08/12/2020
On July 30th, the Ontario Ministry of Education announced that it was not yet safe for our secondary schools to return to conventional learning and the OCDSB and some other districts would open using an Adaptive Model.
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Confirming Attendance At School - September 2020
Confirming Attendance At School - September 2020
08/10/2020
We are looking forward to welcoming students and staff safely back to school beginning on September 3rd.
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Back to School Planning - Making Sense of It All
Back to School Planning - Making Sense of It All
08/07/2020
School starts on September 3rd. This year, the return to school is complicated as we try to safely navigate COVID-19.
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Virtual International Language Classes
Virtual International Language Classes
06/11/2020
The OCDSB is offering Virtual Summer International Language Classes through the Continuing Education department. These classes are designed for children in Grades 1 to 8 and will be delivered through the use of a variety of online tools.
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OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series presents Jesse Thistle (June 5)
OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series presents Jesse Thistle (June 5)
05/29/2020
The OCDSB Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents Jesse Thistle, author of the bestselling memoir, From the Ashes. Tune into the livestream on Friday, June 5 at 1 p.m.
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Class of 2020: Share your graduation outfits and speeches with the Ottawa Citizen and Sun!
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Boardroom Newsbrief - May 26, 2020
Boardroom Newsbrief - May 26, 2020
05/27/2020
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 Update on Code of Conduct Investigation
OCDSB Update on Code of Conduct Investigation
05/15/2020
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in our community. Every person has the right to be free from racial discrimination and harassment. When allegations are made that an individual has not been treated in accordance with these principles, it is essential that they be taken seriously and addressed in accordance with both the law and the policies of the organization.
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Summer School eLearning 2020 - Registration Opens May 4th
05/08/2020
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) will be accepting registration for Summer School 2020 starting Monday, May 4, 2020
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Jewish Heritage Month
Jewish Heritage Month
05/05/2020
Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate, and educate future generations about Jewish Canadians and the importance of their role in communities across the District.
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Asian and South Asian Heritage Month
Asian and South Asian Heritage Month
05/05/2020
Asian Heritage Month and South Asian Heritage Month are an opportunity to reflect upon the long and rich history of Asian Canadians, their contributions to Canada, and their role in communities across the District.
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Learn at Home – Share Your Thoughts
Learn at Home – Share Your Thoughts
04/17/2020
Our thanks to all students and parents/guardians who participated in our recent Thoughtexchange. We asked about your experiences with learning at home - how it is working for you; what questions you have; the challenges have you experienced and your ideas for improvements. We had a tremendous response:
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World Autism Awareness Day
World Autism Awareness Day
04/02/2020
April is Autism Awareness Month, and while typical school celebrations and recognition ceremonies are not possible at this time, we wanted to highlight that Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 is World Autism Awareness Day.
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OCDSB Community Recognition Awards: Nominate a Volunteer by March 27th!
OCDSB Community Recognition Awards: Nominate a Volunteer by March 27th!
03/11/2020
Time is running out to recognize amazing volunteers making a difference in our school communities. Nominate them for the 2020 OCDSB Volunteer and Community Member Recognition Awards!
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