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First day of school – Ottawa-Carleton District School Board welcomes more than 75,000 students
First day of school – Ottawa-Carleton District School Board welcomes more than 75,000 students
03 September 2019
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is thrilled to welcome more than 75,000 students as we kick off the new school year today.
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Ontario Ministry Releases Cellphone Restriction Guidelines
Ontario Ministry Releases Cellphone Restriction Guidelines
29 August 2019
New guidance regarding the restriction of cellphones in schools has been released today from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
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Immunizations  - 2019-2020 School Year
Immunizations - 2019-2020 School Year
28 August 2019
As we enter a new School Year, it is important to remember that Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. All children attending school in Ontario must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles and rubella, unless there is a valid exemption.
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Everyone is welcome here – OCDSB leads Ottawa Capital Pride Parade
Everyone is welcome here – OCDSB leads Ottawa Capital Pride Parade
27 August 2019
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Revised Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum
Revised Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum
21 August 2019
On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Ontario Ministry of Education issued its revised elementary health and physical education (HPE) curriculum. This approach will take effect starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
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2019-2020 School Year Calendars
2019-2020 School Year Calendars
19 July 2019
For those looking to start planning, the calendars for the 2019-2020 school year are available on our website.
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Merivale High School – International Baccalaureate World School Authorization
Merivale High School – International Baccalaureate World School Authorization
18 July 2019
Following a two year process that engaged students, staff, families and the community, the OCDSB is proud to announce Merivale High School’s authorization as an IB World School for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
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OCDSB Responds to Charges Against Employee
OCDSB Responds to Charges Against Employee
30 June 2019
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has been advised by the Ottawa Police Service that an individual employed by the OCDSB has been charged with offences related to sexual assault, dating back to 2000. The OCDSB has been cooperating fully with the Ottawa Police Service since the start of this investigation.
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Strategies to Support Student Behaviour and Promote Staff Safety
Strategies to Support Student Behaviour and Promote Staff Safety
27 June 2019
At the OCDSB, the safety of students and staff is always our first priority. Like other Ontario school districts, the OCDSB has seen an increase in the number of behavioural issues reported in schools. This is an issue we have been working to understand at the individual student level and at the system level.
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