Parent & Caregiver Updates

June 14, 2024 - New OCDSB elementary school and two secondary school expansions, Stress Lessons, Eid Al-Adha, and more.
06/14/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, it was terrific to meet with 'Student Ambassadors' from Gloucester High School earlier this week. These amazing student leaders spoke so passionately and proudly about the diverse array of programs and services offered as they toured me so graciously through the site... and how staff were working in such a determined and diligent way to meet their interests, their readiness, and their needs. It was such an inspiring model of rich, engaging teaching and learning environments throughout our organization!
Read More about June 14, 2024 - New OCDSB elementary school and two secondary school expansions, Stress Lessons, Eid Al-Adha, and more.
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June 07, 2024 - Final Evaluation Days and Exam Days for Secondary Students, Tips from the YAC: Beat Stress and Thrive!, and more.
06/07/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, it was superb to take part in the celebration of students who have completed the International Certificate Program (ICP) coordinated by the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network (OCENET) at 440 Albert Street on Thursday night... a terrific accomplishment tied to our District's 'Exit Outcomes', including 'global awareness'. Congratulations to the 138 students who achieved this impressive credential... the largest-ever cohort for the ICP to date!
Read More about June 07, 2024 - Final Evaluation Days and Exam Days for Secondary Students, Tips from the YAC: Beat Stress and Thrive!, and more.
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May 31, 2024 - Board approves new school names, New Graduation Requirements for 2025, June 6th: OCDSB Speaker Series, and more.
05/31/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, over the past two weeks, I had the honour of taking part in the Rainbow Youth Forum and the Black Youth Forum. Both events were inspirational in that they showcased the strength of diversity and power of potential in each and every one of our students. We also celebrated our winners of the 2023-2024 Community Recognition Awards! Learn more about the recipients’ and their contributions and dedication. We are so grateful to the nominees and winners, and to all our volunteers for the incredible work they have done this year!
Read More about May 31, 2024 - Board approves new school names, New Graduation Requirements for 2025, June 6th: OCDSB Speaker Series, and more.
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May 24, 2024 - 2023-2024 Community Recognition Award Nominees, Director’s Citation and Employee Recognition Awards, and more.
05/24/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, although it was a shortened work week, it has been a very busy one. I dropped in on one of our elementary program review parent consultations on Wednesday night at Glashan Public School. This program review is an opportunity for us to think about what programming we offer, how and where it is offered, whose needs are served, and how schools may be redesigned to better meet the needs of current and future generations. Parents had a lot to say about their experiences with the current model and ideas on how to improve our current model. I’m grateful for the time our community is putting into this review.
Read More about May 24, 2024 - 2023-2024 Community Recognition Award Nominees, Director’s Citation and Employee Recognition Awards, and more.
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May 17, 2024 - Final Day - Complete the 2024 Student Survey, Elementary Program Review - Public Meetings, Upcoming sessions, and more.
05/17/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, it was a treat this week to attend Castor Valley Elementary School during their 'Outdoor Athletics Day'... a wonderful opportunity to see our talented student-athletes in competition. And, the weather held up quite nicely for the day too! Congratulations to the caring and committed staff for coordinating such a fine event on-site.
Read More about May 17, 2024 - Final Day - Complete the 2024 Student Survey, Elementary Program Review - Public Meetings, Upcoming sessions, and more.
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May 10, 2024 - 2024 Student Survey - Deadline Extended to May 17, Elementary Program Review - Public Meetings, and more.
05/10/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week I had the opportunity to join the students and staff of North Gower Marlborough Public School on a 'guided walking tour' of the historic sites in their immediate vicinity. Students proudly explained the significance of each site as we toured this beautiful area of our District. My congratulations to the entire school community on such a terrific initiative!
Read More about May 10, 2024 - 2024 Student Survey - Deadline Extended to May 17, Elementary Program Review - Public Meetings, and more.
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May 3, 2024 - New Ministry Directives on Cell Phones and Vaping, 2024 Student Survey - Closing soon!, and more.
05/03/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week I visited Woodroffe High School and spent some time in classes, speaking with students about the strength of our diversity as school communities and an entire system… as well as their future aspirations. It was so insightful to hear the perspectives of a number of our senior students, as they prepare for their post-secondary pathways, and reflect upon the strengths of their experiences in public education, as well as areas for growth and reflection.
Read More about May 3, 2024 - New Ministry Directives on Cell Phones and Vaping, 2024 Student Survey - Closing soon!, and more.
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April 26, 2024 - Reminder - Complete the 2024 Student Survey, Elementary Program Review, Secondary Report Cards, and more.
04/26/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week, I had the privilege of visiting Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education. It was a superb opportunity to witness the dedication and diligence of our staff as they provided differentiated support in learning and wellness to some of our most complex learners. It was inspiring to see the care wrapped around these students... and the commitment to their dignity and their progress.
Read More about April 26, 2024 - Reminder - Complete the 2024 Student Survey, Elementary Program Review, Secondary Report Cards, and more.
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