Keeping You Connected
March 2020
As part of its Right to Read inquiry, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has launched a survey for students with reading disabilities and their parents and guardians. The survey will help the OHRC understand and report on the experiences of students with reading disabilities.
Public Hearing
The OHRC will be holding a public hearing tonight, March 10th , from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Nepean Sportsplex - 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Nepean. Seating capacity is for 250 attendees. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. You may also watch a live stream of this public hearing on the OHRC YouTube channel . Learn more here:
Join Dr. Michael Cheng, child and family psychiatrist at CHEO, at our free Speaker Series event as he discusses what we can do as families, communities and a society in order to reduce our screen addiction, and reconnect to sleep, nature and one another.
Date:  Thursday, March 12th, 2020
Time:  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Location:  Henry Larsen Elementary School -  1750 Sunview Drive

Visit our website  for additional details.
Share Your Thoughts on Student Safety

Does your child feel safe at school? Do you worry about bullying? Do you think dress codes need to be updated?

The OCDSB is reviewing our Safe Schools and Code of Conduct policies . We need your input to keep our schools safe and ensure all students have a comfortable learning environment.

Join us at our Consultation Session and have your say:

Date: Monday, March 23rd, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Earl of March Secondary School (Cafeteria) - 4 The Parkway, Kanata
Translation support will be available in Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, it’s important to think about the steps we can all take to be prepared for possible cases in our community. Dr. Vera Etches shares key points that are important for everyone to see and share  in this video from Ottawa Public Health . All OCDSB parents and guardians should have received an email on Friday with information about how we are managing this situation at the OCDSB. We will continue to provide regular updates to the community.
There are no planned walkouts affecting the OCDSB for the week of March 9th to 13th, 2020.   The unions have announced new sanctions which are more administrative in nature. We will continue to monitor the impact of strike sanctions and provide notice of changes or impacts affecting OCDSB as soon as the information is available.   Learn more .
The proposed calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is now available on our website .

Please note that this is subject to Ministry Approval which will be received on or before May 1st, 2020.
Board Meeting - February 25th, 2020

Read full Newsbriefs  here

Watch the live stream of our meetings  here .

Culture of Social Responsibility at Vimy Ridge Public School
The meeting began with an Evidence of Practice presentation by s tudents from Vimy Ridge Public School , demonstrating their wo rk around the Culture of Social Responsibility. The statement for this culture is "We will build a learning community where innovation and inquiry drive learning".

Public Motions
Trustees approved the following:

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