Parent & Caregiver Updates

February 23, 2024 - February 24: Black History Showcase: Honouring Black Excellence, 2024-2025 Budget, and more.
02/23/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week I had the opportunity to visit three of our amazing sites - a wonderful walk through Hawthorne Public School, such a multi-culturally diverse and vibrant place where I once had the privilege to serve as Vice-Principal many years ago; a drop-in to the Capital Region Music Festival at Earl of March Secondary School to see (and hear!) the incredible talent of our student-musicians from across the system and elsewhere; and an inspirational tour of Centennial Public School along with Trustee Justine Bell.
Read More about February 23, 2024 - February 24: Black History Showcase: Honouring Black Excellence, 2024-2025 Budget, and more.
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February 16, 2024 - April 8, 2024 - Solar Eclipse: Schools will be closed, Engage OCDSB, and more.
02/16/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I had the privilege of attending two of our sites this week… to participate in a ‘learning walk’ with colleagues at Chapman Mills Public School on Monday… and a scheduled visit at Manordale Public School on Thursday. I could see the intentional focus on learning and well-being in both places… through explicit instruction in structured literacy - tied to curriculum expectations in the context of the classroom, and, an adjustment to the schedule to ensure student safety concerning slippery ice conditions on the schoolyard, respectively.
Read More about February 16, 2024 - April 8, 2024 - Solar Eclipse: Schools will be closed, Engage OCDSB, and more.
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February 9, 2024 - February 16 - PA Day, Report Cards: Elementary and Secondary, Introducing Engage OCDSB, and more.
02/09/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, this week’s site visit to West Carleton Secondary School was particularly unique… as it took place during a power outage! Although class visits weren’t possible this time, I did have the amazing opportunity to speak with students about their future post-secondary aspirations… in the foyer, the student lounge area, the cafeteria and outdoors.
Read More about February 9, 2024 - February 16 - PA Day, Report Cards: Elementary and Secondary, Introducing Engage OCDSB, and more.
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February 2, 2024 - 2024-2025 Middle French Immersion Registration Period - February 5-9, 2024, Toonie Tuesday is February 27, 2024: Give A Little, Help A Lot!, and more.
02/02/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I had the opportunity to visit York Street Public School this week... in the heart of our beautiful city. I was so inspired as I listened to, and saw for myself, the ingenuity and resourcefulness of staff in meeting the diverse needs of the students and their families.
Read More about February 2, 2024 - 2024-2025 Middle French Immersion Registration Period - February 5-9, 2024, Toonie Tuesday is February 27, 2024: Give A Little, Help A Lot!, and more.
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January 26, 2024 - OCDSB Board Chair Presents to Ontario Finance Committee, School Safety Information, and more.
01/26/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, as part of my commitment to lifelong learning, personally and professionally, I am very excited to share with you all the first edition of a ‘Thought Leadership Series’ this week. As a reflection upon my first one hundred days in office as Director of Education, the topic for this first publication is Context-Responsive Leadership in Increasingly Unpredictable Times… a theme that has emerged most prominently during the initial period of my return to the District.
Read More about January 26, 2024 - OCDSB Board Chair Presents to Ontario Finance Committee, School Safety Information, and more.
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January 19, 2024 - Coming Soon: 2024 Valuing Voices: Identity Matters Survey, Elementary PA Day: January 26 - No Classes for Elementary Students, and more.
01/19/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I had a great visit to Brookfield High School this week… a dynamic, multi-purposed site that provides a rich array of programs and services from daycare to adult education… truly reflecting the spirit of the school as a community hub! It was wonderful to meet staff and speak to students, including newcomers to our country, about their learner journeys through our system. My sincere gratitude to all of the amazing professionals who lead the learning there.
Read More about January 19, 2024 - Coming Soon: 2024 Valuing Voices: Identity Matters Survey, Elementary PA Day: January 26 - No Classes for Elementary Students, and more.
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January 12, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey - Now Open, High School Course Selection: 2024-2025 School Year, and more.
01/12/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, did you know that registration season is now underway at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board? If a child turns four in 2024, they can now register for kindergarten at OCDSB schools for September. This is an exciting time, and we know that families have lots of questions.
Read More about January 12, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey - Now Open, High School Course Selection: 2024-2025 School Year, and more.
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January 5, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey, School Council News, Events, and more.
01/05/2024
Dear OCDSB Families, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students, staff and school communities of the District a wonderful new year. I hope that the calendar year of 2024 brings happiness and health, peace and prosperity to each and every one of you! A reminder that all students will return to class on Monday, January 8, 2024.
Read More about January 5, 2024 - OCDSB Indigenous Languages Survey, School Council News, Events, and more.
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