May 19, 2023 - 2023-2024 School Year Calendars, 2023-2027 Strategic Plan: Share your feedback on the draft plan and more.

May 19, 2023 - 2023-2024 School Year Calendars, 2023-2027 Strategic Plan: Share your feedback on the draft plan and more.
Posted on 05/19/2023

Dear Families, 

A reminder that Monday, May 22nd is Victoria Day. There will be no classes or childcare on this day, and all OCDSB schools and administrative sites will be closed. 

2023-2024 School Year Calendars 

Dates for the 2023-2024 school year have now been approved by the Ministry of Education. Families can view the elementary and secondary 2023-2024 school year calendars on our website.  

2023-2027 Strategic Plan: Share your feedback on the draft plan 

The information gathered through the consultation and environmental scan has been used to shape a draft strategic plan that outlines the OCDSB’s mission, values, and areas of focus for 2023-2027. This version is a working copy and we invite you to send us suggestions and feedback by emailing [email protected]. Once the content is finalized, the strategic plan will be designed, branded, and shared with the Board for final approval in June. Learn More.

Classroom Chronicles

Throughout the District, students and staff are collaborating to build intercultural understanding and celebrate diverse identities. 

  • Recently, five OCDSB schools participated in the Voices in Action Breakfast on Parliament Hill. 
  • Mary Honeywell Elementary School wrapped up a year-long project exploring foods from different cultures.
  • Vincent Massey Public School hosted a Multicultural Dinner, Fashion, and Art Show. 
  • Students from Featherston Drive Public School have joined in a cultural exchange with students from Chengdu, China. 

Read more about how our schools are celebrating diversity.

Upcoming Events

  • Rainbow Youth Forum: The students of the OCDSB 2022-2023 2SLGBTQ+ Voices Program are proud to present the 18th annual Rainbow Youth Forum. The 2023 edition will feature workshops and opportunities to connect with each other. Interested students (grades 7-12) can contact their school for registration and more details.
  • Wednesday, June 7: Black Youth Forum. Parents and caregivers of Black children (grades 7-12) are invited to join us for our sixth annual Black Youth Forum! The forum will feature multiple groups with their own unique perspective on this year’s theme, “Black Joy”. You will have the opportunity to learn, share, and engage with others in a fun and supportive environment. Registration and more information will be shared at a later date.
  • Saturday, June 24: Gloucester High School 60th Anniversary Reunion: Did you attend Gloucester High School? The school is hosting a reunion for alumni from the past 60 years. Early bird tickets are now on sale!

Important Dates in the Week Ahead 

  • May 22-28: Citizenship Week. Each year, Citizenship Week is an opportunity to celebrate and welcome new Canadians, take action in our communities, and more.
  • May 25: Shavuot. Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that celebrates receiving God’s Torah on Mount Sinai, and marks the conclusion of seven weeks of personal and communal introspection following Passover.

Have a wonderful long weekend, 

Michele Giroux 

Director of Education


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