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


December 2, 2022 - OCDSB Board of Trustees Appoints Interim Director of Education, Reminders for the 2022-2023 Winter Break, and more.
12/02/2022
The OCDSB Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce it has appointed OCDSB Executive Officer Michele Giroux to serve as Director of Education and Secretary of the Board on an interim basis, effective January 9, 2023.
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November 25, 2022 - December 6: Secondary Gifted Program Information Session, December 8: All About High School Virtual Information Session, and more.
11/28/2022
Dear Families, This was a challenging week for the OCDSB community. The Board of Trustees considered whether to mandate masking for students and staff. The meetings generated a lot of discussion, both inside and outside of the Boardroom. After much debate, the motion did not pass. This means that wearing a mask in OCDSB schools and buildings is not mandatory, but it continues to be strongly encouraged.
Read More about November 25, 2022 - December 6: Secondary Gifted Program Information Session, December 8: All About High School Virtual Information Session, and more.
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November 18, 2022 - Secondary Report Cards, Being Prepared for Snow, Freezing Rain, and More, and more.
11/18/2022
Dear Families, On Tuesday, trustees were officially sworn in as members of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board for a four-year term during the Inaugural meeting. Congratulations to Trustee Lyra Evans, who was elected Chair of the Board and Trustee Justine Bell, elected Vice-Chair. To learn more about your Trustees and how to contact them, visit our website.  
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November 11, 2022 - National Indigenous Veterans Day and Remembrance Day, An Important Message from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and more.
11/11/2022
We look forward to the swearing-in of our newly elected and returning Trustees at our Board Inaugural Meeting on Tuesday, November 15. All are welcome to join us in-person at 133 Greenbank Road at 6:30 p.m.
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November 3, 2022 - Indigenous Veterans Day (Nov. 8) and Remembrance Day (Nov. 11), 2021-2022 EQAO Results Released, and more.
11/03/2022
Dear Families, A reminder that Friday, November 4th is a PA Day for all elementary students, and a regular school day for secondary students. The OCDSB does not have any CUPE bargaining units, and will not be directly affected by any strike action tomorrow. Next week will be a regular week for all OCDSB schools.
Read More about November 3, 2022 - Indigenous Veterans Day (Nov. 8) and Remembrance Day (Nov. 11), 2021-2022 EQAO Results Released, and more.
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October 21, 2022 - Register Now: OCDSB Parent Conference, Ontario Government Announces Catch-Up Payments for Families, and more.
10/21/2022
Join us on Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ridgemont High School. Dr. Michael Cheng will join us from CHEO for a keynote address, sharing how to build resiliency in our children in a world of uncertainty. Over a dozen workshops will be available after the keynote session, with most offered in English and several offered in Arabic and Somali. Register now and visit our website to learn more.
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October 14, 2022 - OCDSB Parent Conference - November 5th: 2022 (In-Person), OCDSB Menstrual Equity initiative, and more.
10/14/2022
Dear Families, OCDSB Parent Conference - November 5th: 2022 (In-Person) Register Now! for our in-person Parent Conference planned for Saturday, November 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ridgemont High School. Dr. Michael Cheng from CHEO will share strategies on building resilience in children and youth in a world of uncertainty.
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