Parent & Caregiver Updates

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.
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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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April 12, 2024 - Our Toonie Tuesday Results Are In!, Now Open - 2024 Valuing Voices - Identity Matters Student Survey, and more.
04/12/2024
Dear Colleagues, over the past week, I have had the opportunity to meet with many members of our community through our engaging, insightful committee structures - Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) and Advisory Committee on Equity (ACE) - in regards to the Elementary Program Review that our District has recently launched.
Read More about April 12, 2024 - Our Toonie Tuesday Results Are In!, Now Open - 2024 Valuing Voices - Identity Matters Student Survey, and more.
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April 05, 2024 - Solar Eclipse - Schools are closed to students, 2024 Valuing Voices, and more.
04/05/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, late last week, I had the opportunity to visit Pinecrest Public School. Led by a team of talented staff, it was so inspiring to see the experiential learning taking place with engaged students... baking cookies and playing instruments, for instance, along with authentic tasks related to the core skills of literacy and numeracy. The site truly represents the richness of community and strength of diversity of our District.
Read More about April 05, 2024 - Solar Eclipse - Schools are closed to students, 2024 Valuing Voices, and more.
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