Parent Updates

The OCDSB is committed to keeping our community informed of the latest school board updates concerning COVID-19 and other important District news. This page is intended to contain letters and updates sent to our school community.

For general information about the OCDSB Response to COVID-19, visit: https://ocdsb.ca/covid19

Visit Ottawa Public Health for the latest health updates on COVID-19: ottawapublichealth.ca/coronavirus


May 20, 2022 - OPSBA’s Public Education Video Contest, Mask Mandate, Upcoming Events, and more.
05/20/2022
Dear OCDSB Families, We’d like to remind you that there will be no school for elementary or secondary students and no childcare on Monday, May 23. We hope you enjoy a safe and happy long weekend.
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May 13, 2022 - Graduations and End of Year Celebrations, Scams and Phishing: Notice from the Ministry of Education, and more.
05/13/2022
Dear OCDSB Families, I hope you’ve been enjoying some of the wonderful summer weather we’ve been having this week. Here are a few upcoming events and other details to keep in mind as we begin approaching the end of the school year.
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May 6, 2022 - Director’s Citation and Employee Recognition Awards, OCDSB Podcast: Episode 2, “It’s Ok” and more.
05/06/2022
Please Join us in Celebrating the Recipients of the 2021-2022 Director’s Citation and Employee Recognition Awards As we come to the end of Education Week, we are pleased to announce the OCDSB staff members who are recipients of this year’s Director’s Citation and Employee Recognition Awards. Congratulations to all the staff members who were nominated - we are grateful for the hard work and dedication they bring to their roles each and every day. Read more on our website.
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April 22, 2022 - 2022-2023 School Year Calendars Approved by Ministry of Education, Social Media, and more.
04/22/2022
Over the past week, we have received a number of questions from students, staff and families in response to the OCDSB’s new mask mandate. To provide more details, we have updated our website with a few new FAQs to answer some of the common questions we are receiving. We understand these adjustments have been challenging for some students and families, and we thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes.
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April 14, 2022 - Mandatory Mask Requirements, Report Cards for Secondary Students, and more.
04/14/2022
We would like to remind you that there is no school for elementary or secondary students tomorrow, April 15th, or on Monday, April 18th. Whether you are celebrating a holiday, taking a few days with family or friends, spending time outdoors, or taking part in any other activity, we wish you a safe and happy long weekend.
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April 8, 2022 - Summer School Registration for Grades 9-12 is Now Open, School News, Social Media, and more
04/08/2022
We know that many families are having to adjust schedules in response to temporary class closures and we apologize for the inconvenience. We continue to have challenges recruiting sufficient replacement staff to cover absences. While COVID is definitely a factor, we have also experienced gastro viruses in some parts of the community. We continue to encourage following public health guidance to check daily for symptoms, stay home when ill, practice regular hand washing and wear a mask.
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April 1, 2022 - April is World Autism Awareness Month, Upcoming Events, and more.
04/01/2022
Dear OCDSB Families, April is World Autism Awareness Month Today is the first day of World Autism Awareness Month. We’d like to share a few words from our students and from Peter Symmonds, Superintendent of Learning Support Services at the OCDSB, as we begin this month of awareness and acceptance together. We encourage you to also visit our website to learn more about World Autism Awareness Month and to participate in one of our webinars or other activities.
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