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Hour of Code 2019
Hour of Code 2019
12/10/2019
The OCDSB will once again be celebrating coding activities during this year’s Hour of Code, taking place from December 9th to 15th. The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science; designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science.
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All OCDSB schools open on Dec 11, 2019
12/06/2019
The OCDSB is not one of the nine targeted districts where the OSSTF will have a one-day full withdrawal of services of its members on December 11, 2019.
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New Superintendents of Instruction Join the OCDSB
New Superintendents of Instruction Join the OCDSB
12/02/2019
The OCDSB is pleased to announce the appointment of two Superintendents of Instruction who will begin their new role with the school district effective, January 6, 2020.
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OCDSB elects Chair and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees
OCDSB elects Chair and Vice-Chair of Board of Trustees
12/01/2019
At its annual organizational meeting on December 2nd, the OCDSB elected a chair and vice chair of the Board of Trustees for the 2019-2020 year.
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Boardroom Newsbrief - November 26, 2019
Boardroom Newsbrief - November 26, 2019
11/28/2019
The Newsbrief is meant to provide the highlights of the decisions made at the Board meeting for the benefit of our community.
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OCDSB Seeking Homestay Opportunities for International Students
OCDSB Seeking Homestay Opportunities for International Students
11/27/2019
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has collaborated with Canada Homestay Network to arrange and support homestay hosts for the international students of the OCDSB. We’re currently looking for families in our community who would be willing to host a student.
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2019 Student Survey: November 26 until December 13
2019 Student Survey: November 26 until December 13
11/26/2019
From November 26 until December 13, parents and students will be encouraged to complete the 2019 Student Survey.
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 Immunizations
Immunizations - 2019-2020 School Year
11/19/2019
Ottawa Public Health requires proof that your child has received proper immunization. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act, students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine (9) diseases or have a valid exemption. Parents are required to report all immunizations done at the doctor's office to OPH. Under this Act, OPH has the authority to suspend students for whom OPH does not have a record of immunization from attending school.
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Computer Network Security Consultation Plan
Computer Network Security Consultation Plan
11/19/2019
Technology is constantly changing and so too has the sophistication of cybersecurity threats. To adjust to this reality and protect the security of students, staff and the broader school community, the OCDSB is planning to update its computer network security policy.
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Lead Testing of Water Systems
Lead Testing of Water Systems
11/06/2019
The media has recently released a report on water quality in the province. This has included a database of Ontario schools and identifies the number and percentage of tests for lead in comparison to Health Canada recommendations. It should be noted that the data is not current and that all of our elementary schools are in compliance with the requirements of Ontario’s Safe Drinking Water Act.
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Free Access to French Online Homework Help and Practice
Free Access to French Online Homework Help and Practice
10/15/2019
Get free access to Voilà Live’s Virtual Immersion Campus. Every evening, from Monday to Thursday, OCDSB students have access to live teachers online to practice their French and get homework help in French, English and Math
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Ontario Ministry Releases Cellphone Restriction Guidelines
Ontario Ministry Releases Cellphone Restriction Guidelines
08/29/2019
New guidance regarding the restriction of cellphones in schools has been released today from the Ontario Ministry of Education.
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Revised Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum
08/21/2019
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
07/19/2019
For those looking to start planning, the calendars for the 2019-2020 school year are available on our website.
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Stay Connected with your child's school with the OCDSB App
Stay Connected with your child's school with the OCDSB App
02/28/2019
Check out the new OCDSB mobile app It makes staying connected with your children’s school(s) easy and accessible.
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