Parent & Caregiver Updates

February 9, 2024 - February 16 - PA Day, Report Cards: Elementary and Secondary, Introducing Engage OCDSB, and more.
02/09/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week’s site visit to West Carleton Secondary School was particularly unique… as it took place during a power outage! Although class visits weren’t possible this time, I did have the amazing opportunity to speak with students about their future post-secondary aspirations… in the foyer, the student lounge area, the cafeteria and outdoors.
Read More about February 9, 2024 - February 16 - PA Day, Report Cards: Elementary and Secondary, Introducing Engage OCDSB, and more.
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February 2, 2024 - 2024-2025 Middle French Immersion Registration Period - February 5-9, 2024, Toonie Tuesday is February 27, 2024: Give A Little, Help A Lot!, and more.
02/02/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I had the opportunity to visit York Street Public School this week... in the heart of our beautiful city. I was so inspired as I listened to, and saw for myself, the ingenuity and resourcefulness of staff in meeting the diverse needs of the students and their families.
Read More about February 2, 2024 - 2024-2025 Middle French Immersion Registration Period - February 5-9, 2024, Toonie Tuesday is February 27, 2024: Give A Little, Help A Lot!, and more.
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January 26, 2024 - OCDSB Board Chair Presents to Ontario Finance Committee, School Safety Information, and more.
01/26/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, as part of my commitment to lifelong learning, personally and professionally, I am very excited to share with you all the first edition of a ‘Thought Leadership Series’ this week. As a reflection upon my first one hundred days in office as Director of Education, the topic for this first publication is Context-Responsive Leadership in Increasingly Unpredictable Times… a theme that has emerged most prominently during the initial period of my return to the District.
Read More about January 26, 2024 - OCDSB Board Chair Presents to Ontario Finance Committee, School Safety Information, and more.
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January 19, 2024 - Coming Soon: 2024 Valuing Voices: Identity Matters Survey, Elementary PA Day: January 26 - No Classes for Elementary Students, and more.
01/19/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I had a great visit to Brookfield High School this week… a dynamic, multi-purposed site that provides a rich array of programs and services from daycare to adult education… truly reflecting the spirit of the school as a community hub! It was wonderful to meet staff and speak to students, including newcomers to our country, about their learner journeys through our system. My sincere gratitude to all of the amazing professionals who lead the learning there.
Read More about January 19, 2024 - Coming Soon: 2024 Valuing Voices: Identity Matters Survey, Elementary PA Day: January 26 - No Classes for Elementary Students, and more.
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January 12, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey - Now Open, High School Course Selection: 2024-2025 School Year, and more.
01/12/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, did you know that registration season is now underway at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board? If a child turns four in 2024, they can now register for kindergarten at OCDSB schools for September. This is an exciting time, and we know that families have lots of questions.
Read More about January 12, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey - Now Open, High School Course Selection: 2024-2025 School Year, and more.
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January 5, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey, School Council News, Events, and more.
01/05/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students, staff and school communities of the District a wonderful new year. I hope that the calendar year of 2024 brings happiness and health, peace and prosperity to each and every one of you! A reminder that all students will return to class on Monday, January 8, 2024.
Read More about January 5, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey, School Council News, Events, and more.
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December 21, 2023 - 2023-2024 Winter Break Timelines, OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey, OCDSB Gratitude and Giving Campaign, and more.
12/21/2023
Dear OCDSB Families, this week, I had the pleasure of participating in my final school visit of the calendar year at Roland Michener Public School. As always, the visit was an inspiring example of our engaging places and spaces of learning! As we approach the two-week break, many families within our communities will be joyously celebrating various holidays this season.
Read More about December 21, 2023 - 2023-2024 Winter Break Timelines, OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey, OCDSB Gratitude and Giving Campaign, and more.
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December 15, 2023 - 2023-2024 Winter Break: Important Information, Mark Your Calendar - Winter Virtual Night School Registration Opens January 22, and more.
12/15/2023
Dear OCDSB Families, I had the honour of visiting Bell High School this week… a special visit for me as I graduated from this wonderful school and so did my daughter, albeit many, many years apart. My sincere thanks to the students and staff for their passion and professionalism in serving our school community… and for making us alumni feel so welcome upon our return!
Read More about December 15, 2023 - 2023-2024 Winter Break: Important Information, Mark Your Calendar - Winter Virtual Night School Registration Opens January 22, and more.
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