New Half Moon Bay Elementary School Study

In July 2020, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board received confirmation of capital funding from the Ministry of Education for the construction of a 674 pupil place school to serve elementary students in the Half Moon Bay area.

A meeting of the Committee of the Whole took place on December 8, 2020, in order to seek Board approval of a timeline and consultation process to determine the program, attendance boundary, and opening grade structure for the new Half Moon Bay elementary school.  Final Board Approval of the consultation process occurred on December 15, 2020.

The school is tentatively scheduled to be completed in time to receive students in September 2022, however, this date may be impacted due to limitations of the current Covid-19 Pandemic.  The school will be located at the southwest intersection of River Mist Road and Kilbirnie Drive, within the southern portion of the Half Moon Bay Community.  The school site purchased in 2018, is seven (7) acres in size.  Site planning and building design work for the new school is now underway with an anticipated start to construction beginning in 2021.

The  consultation process began in January 2021 with the formation of a local working group. The group convened over the winter months prior to this Public Consultation taking place April 28 to May 11, 2021. 

Your input is important and welcome throughout the consultation process.  Parents/guardians and all other members of the public were invited to fill out the Public Consultation Survey to provide feedback on proposed option(s) that are being presented.

Staff recommendations are anticipated to be brought forward for approval to the Committee of the Whole and Board in June 2021.

Additional information regarding the review will be posted over the next several months.  Please check this webpage regularly for further updates and information.

Please see Report No. 20-081 New Half Moon Bay Elementary School Study – Approval of Timeline and Consultation Plan, which provides more background information regarding the study

UPDATE May 14, 2021
The Half Moon Bay Elementary School Study Public Consultation Period and Online Survey are now closed.
A Staff Recommendation Report is being prepared with consideration of the feedback from the consultation and will be presented to the Committee of the Whole at its meeting being held on June 8, 2021.
Please watch this page for more updates.

UPDATE: April 28, 2021
Public Consultation Survey (April 28, 2021 to May 11, 2021)

The OCDSB is seeking feedback from parents/guardians, staff, and community partners on plans for the opening of a New Half Moon Bay Elementary School, to be located at the south/west corner of Kilbirnie Drive and River Mist Road, with a tentative opening date of September 2022, pending approvals and construction timelines.

Over the last few months, the New Half Moon Bay Elementary School Advisory Committee met to consider options for the proposed grade structure, program offering and attendance boundary for the new school. The Committee has endorsed two options for presentation for community consideration, which are (in brief): 

  • Option A: Both Half Moon Bay Public School and the New Half Moon Bay Elementary School would offer grades JK-6, English with Core French and Early French Immersion programs; 
  • Option A1: Same as Option A, except that both Half Moon Bay Public School and New Half Moon Bay Elementary School would also include an Intermediate (i.e., grade 7-8) program, meaning that they would offer a JK-8 English with Core French and Early French Immersion programs;
  • For both proposed options: Half Moon Bay Public School attendance boundary would be generally divided along Cambrian Road east/west of Greenbank Road. A new subdivision (south side of Cambrian Road) that is located west of the future re-aligned Greenbank Road, would be directed to Half Moon Bay Public School.  

Please watch the Powerpoint Public Consultation video and review the PDF Information Package below to learn about these options, including issues and considerations.





Information Package for Public Consultation (PDF)

We want to hear your feedback on these options. This feedback will be used to further inform the development of a final staff recommendation to be presented to the Board of Trustees in June 2021.

The consultation survey is now closed. We thank everyone who participated. Additional information will be shared on this page in future updates.

Deadline to participate: Tuesday, May 11th at 11:59 PM.

If you have questions about how to participate in the survey, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or email thoughtexchange@ocdsb.ca. If you have questions about the proposed options, please contact newHMBayschoolStudy@ocdsb.ca.



UPDATE: March 31, 2021
Advisory Committee Meeting #3 (March 31, 2021)
Options for Discussion Purposes Package #3, (March 31, 2021)

UPDATE: March 19, 2021
Advisory Committee Meeting #2 (March 18, 2021)

Question and Answer Response / CDP Overview
Middle French Immersion (Barrhaven area) - History of Enrolment
Options for Discussion Information Package #2 (March 18, 2021)
Overview of Options Sheet


UPDATE: February 25, 2021
Advisory Committee Meeting #1 (February 25, 2021)
Agenda
Overview
Background Information Package
Options for Discussion Information Package


UPDATE: December 16, 2020
At its meeting on December 15, 2020, Board approved a timeline and consultation process to determine the program, attendance boundary and opening grade structure for the new Half Moon Bay School.


Flyer - Notice of Proposed Public Consultation Process - November 30, 2020

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