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Transitioning to the World of Work: Information Session and Resource Fair for Youth with Disabilities
Transitioning to the World of Work: Information Session and Resource Fair for Youth with Disabilities
04/05/2024
The OCDSB is hosting a resource fair on May 2, 2024 to support secondary students with disabilities in achieving their full potential in the world of work.
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Open Trails Day at Bill Mason Outdoor Education Centre
Open Trails Day at Bill Mason Outdoor Education Centre
04/04/2024
Bill Mason Outdoor Education Centre is having its annual Open Trails Day on Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For one day only, this 425-acre classroom will be open for the public to explore!
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OCDSB Seeking Community Member to Serve on Audit Committee
OCDSB Seeking Community Member to Serve on Audit Committee
04/03/2024
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is seeking a community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve as a volunteer on its Audit Committee. The appointment to the three-year term will commence immediately.
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Share Your Feedback: Advisory Committee on Equity Policy
Share Your Feedback: Advisory Committee on Equity Policy
03/27/2024
We are seeking feedback on the Advisory Committee on Equity (ACE) Policy. ACE’s main focus is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its commitment to provide an equitable and inclusive learning and working environment.
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Ontario’s Largest School Boards Sue Social Media Giants
Ontario’s Largest School Boards Sue Social Media Giants
03/27/2024
The OCDSB has joined three other Ontario school boards to commence legal action against tech giants Meta Platforms Inc. (Facebook and Instagram), Snap Inc. (SnapChat), and ByteDance Ltd. (TikTok) for disrupting student learning and the education system.
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April 24: OCDSB Invites Afghan Families For a Welcome To High School Virtual Information Session
April 24: OCDSB Invites Afghan Families For a Welcome To High School Virtual Information Session
03/26/2024
OCDSB is organizing a Welcome to High School virtual information session for Afghan families on April 24th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This session, with translation in Dari, will provide information about transitioning to high school, the exciting pathways available, graduation requirements and more.
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Unlock Language Learning Adventures with 2024 Summer Classes and Camps
Unlock Language Learning Adventures with 2024 Summer Classes and Camps
03/21/2024
Ignite your child's passion for languages and cultural appreciation with OCDSB's 2024 Summer Language Classes and Camps for Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 students. Registration is now open!
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School Earth Hour Challenge: March 22, 2024
School Earth Hour Challenge: March 22, 2024
03/14/2024
Each year, Earth Hour takes place on the last Saturday in March. We’re hosting our school challenge this Friday, March 22, and turning off the lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change.
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Nominate a Volunteer for a 2023-2024 Community Recognition Award!
Nominate a Volunteer for a 2023-2024 Community Recognition Award!
03/12/2024
The OCDSB Community Recognition Awards recognize the valuable contributions of our community members, parents, caregivers, and businesses.
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Ministry Approved: 2024-2025 OCDSB School Year Calendars
Ministry Approved: 2024-2025 OCDSB School Year Calendars
03/07/2024
On Tuesday, February 27th the Board of Trustees approved draft elementary and secondary calendars for the 2024-2025 school year.
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OCDSB Statement: Tragic events in Barrhaven
OCDSB Statement: Tragic events in Barrhaven
03/07/2024
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to all who may be affected by the tragic events in Barrhaven.
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2024-2025 Budget Process and Feedback Opportunities
2024-2025 Budget Process and Feedback Opportunities
03/04/2024
Every spring, the OCDSB develops the annual operating budget for the next school year. Guided by the commitments in our strategic plan, the budget outlines how funds will be spent to support students across the district in reaching their full potential.
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Postponed - Inuktitut, Algonquin Anishinaabe Community Discussions About Language
Postponed - Inuktitut, Algonquin Anishinaabe Community Discussions About Language
02/29/2024
The OCDSB Indigenous Education team’s upcoming community discussion sessions focusing on Indigenous language revitalization will be postponed to a later date.
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Coming soon: 2024 Valuing Voices Student Survey
Coming soon: 2024 Valuing Voices Student Survey
02/29/2024
In April, the OCDSB will be launching our 2024 Valuing Voices: Identity Matters Student Survey. Collecting this information will allow us to better address issues including bullying, safety, mental health, learning and student achievement. More detailed information about the survey will be shared after the March Break.
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OCDSB Speaker Series: Autistically Thriving – An Evening with Judy Endow
OCDSB Speaker Series: Autistically Thriving – An Evening with Judy Endow
02/29/2024
As part of World Autism Awareness Month in April, international speaker, author, and autism consultant Judy Endow will present a virtual session on April 4th, 2024 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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OCDSB invites Ukrainian families for a Welcome to High School Virtual Information Session on March 19
OCDSB invites Ukrainian families for a Welcome to High School Virtual Information Session on March 19
02/29/2024
OCDSB is organizing a Welcome to High School virtual information session for Ukrainian families on March 19th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This session, with Ukrainian translation, will provide information about transitioning to high school, the exciting pathways available, graduation requirements and more.
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OCDSB Speaker Series: Let’s Talk About Kinder Success
OCDSB Speaker Series: Let’s Talk About Kinder Success
02/28/2024
On Wednesday, March 27, the OCDSB Speaker Series will host a virtual session sharing practical tips and strategies to help enhance your child’s success in Kindergarten.
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Share your Feedback: Commencement Ceremonies and Awards Policy
Share your Feedback: Commencement Ceremonies and Awards Policy
02/22/2024
We are considering changes to Policy P.038.SCO Graduation and Commencement Ceremonies and Awards.
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April 8, 2024 - Total Solar Eclipse - Schools will be closed
02/16/2024
As a result of student safety concerns due to the solar eclipse, all OCDSB schools will be closed on April 8, 2024. Transportation will also be cancelled. In addition, OCDSB operated Extended Day Programs will not operate.
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Share your Feedback: Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for Board Trustees
Share your Feedback: Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for Board Trustees
02/14/2024
We are developing a new policy that covers pregnancy and parental leave for OCDSB Trustees. Share your feedback by March 8, 2024.
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OCDSB implementing SafeArrival - New Student Absence System
OCDSB implementing SafeArrival - New Student Absence System
02/14/2024
SafeArrival, the student absence management system launched in select schools earlier, is now being implemented across other OCDSB schools.
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Share your Feedback: Changes to the Student Transfer Appeal Process and Policy
Share your Feedback: Changes to the Student Transfer Appeal Process and Policy
02/12/2024
We are considering the repeal of Policy P.126.SCO Appeals Hearing Panel (Student Transfers). Share your feedback by March 8, 2024
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Friday, February 16 is a PA Day for All OCDSB Schools
Friday, February 16 is a PA Day for All OCDSB Schools
02/09/2024
Friday, February 16, 2024 is a Professional Activity (PA) Day for OCDSB elementary and secondary school staff. There will be no classes for students on this day.
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Introducing Engage OCDSB
Introducing Engage OCDSB
02/09/2024
Engage OCDSB is a new and innovative online tool to improve how we engage with you. This tool gives you the opportunity to provide feedback on policy and program reviews, accommodation reviews, new schools and capital projects, the budget process, and other initiatives you care about, at your convenience.
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Elections for a New Indigenous Student Trustee for the 2024-2025 School Year
Elections for a New Indigenous Student Trustee for the 2024-2025 School Year
02/07/2024
We have an exciting leadership opportunity for Indigenous secondary students. In September, we will be introducing a new OCDSB Indigenous Student Trustee position to represent First Nations, Metis and Inuit students as part of the OCDSB Board of Trustees.
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OCDSB Occasional Teacher Job Fair and Information Night
OCDSB Occasional Teacher Job Fair and Information Night
02/01/2024
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is Hiring Occasional Teachers for the 2024-25 School Year
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Middle French Immersion Registration
Middle French Immersion Registration
01/31/2024
If your child has completed the grade 3 English/Core French Program, you can choose to register them for the Middle French Immersion Program. The Middle French Immersion registration period takes place from Monday, February 5 to Friday, February 9, 2024.
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Toonie Tuesday is February 27, 2024: Give A Little, Help A Lot!