Closures and Cancellations

Last updated: April 02, 2020

The Government of Ontario announced the closure of all public schools until May 4, 2020. The extension of the closure has been made to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition to the cancellation of all classes, the following will apply:

Child Care Programs and EDP

All child care programs and services, including Extended Day programs, third-party programs, infant, toddler and preschool programs, LINC, and EarlyOn Child and Family Centres will be closed until May 4, 2020, inclusive.

Community Use of Schools

All Community Use of Schools permits until May 4, 2020 will be canceled.

Trustee Committees and Meetings

Visit our calendar for updates of Trustee meeting cancellations.

Continuing Education

While all OCDSB schools are closed until May 4, 2020Continuing Education continues to support students in all programs. Together with our education and community partners we are working out the details and next steps needed to support the needs of our learners from home. Please continue to monitor for regular updates.  

School Council Meetings and Evening Events

All in-person school council meetings and evening events hosted by the school are cancelled during this period.

Field Trips

All field trips, including international trips, for the closure period are cancelled or postponed. All international and out-of-town trips will be cancelled until the end of the school year. Day field trips for the week following the closure period will be cancelled or postponed.

School and Administration Buildings during the Closure Period

All school and administration buildings, including 440 Albert and The Hub at the former Rideau High School, will be closed to students and members of the public during this period.

Co-op, Dual Credit, OYAP and SWAC Programs

Student remote learning programs such as dual credit, co-op, OYAP and school within a college programming are closed to students for this period.


The DELF is an International Exam with set dates for administration. It was scheduled to begin the end of March and be completed in April. All students enrolled in a grade 12 French course were communicated with prior to the March Break. There will not be a semester 2 DELF.


All EQAO Assessments have been cancelled for this school year. This includes students in grades 3, 6 and grade 9, along with the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). If students are graduating this year, the Government of Ontario has announced that they do not need to complete the OSSLT requirement to graduate. Students who are not graduating this year can write their OSSLT next school year.

Extra-curricular activities

All extra-curricular activities, including Cappies, are cancelled.

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