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January 2019
OCDSB Director of Education

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board welcomes Camille Williams-Taylor as Director of Education. Ms. Williams-Taylor officially assumed the role on January 1st, 2019. 

Camille Williams-Taylor has over 29 years of experience in education including provincial, post-secondary and public education leadership roles, and has most recently been a senior executive with the Durham District School Board since 2011. 

Kindergarten Registration 2019

If your child will be 4 years old before December 31st, 2019, then they are ready to start kindergarten in September 2019.

Give your child the best possible start! Call or stop by your child’s new school to pick up a registration package or register  online !

To find your local school, try our helpful   School Locator . You will be asked for your home address and the type of program you wish to enroll your child in our District. 

Don't worry if you miss the official registration week. You can register anytime in one of our schools or  online .

Take a look at our  Welcome To Kindergarten   video and see some of the many new experiences your child will enjoy!
Building Brighter Futures Together @OCDSB

The OCDSB strategic planning process is well underway, and in January 2019 the District will enter the Strategies & Actions stage which includes two evenings of focus group discussions.  At the focus group sessions, participants will be provided with feedback from the idea exchange and will work in groups to explore and discuss the results from the online consultation, and help define specific strategies and actions for achieving identified goals. Space is limited so all participants must pre-register. Please click on the Register Now hyperlink below for the date you’d like to attend.

The focus group meetings will be held on:

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sir Robert Borden High School
131 Greenbank Road

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cairine Wilson High School
975 Orléans Blvd

6:00 p.m.    Light Refreshments and Meet and Greet
6:30 p.m     Thoughtexchange Consultation Overview
7:00 p.m.    Focus Group Sessions
8:30 p.m.    Wrap-up, Final Thoughts

To learn more about our strategic planning process  visit our website .
Director's Annual Report 2017-2018

The OCDSB releases an annual report in the fall of each year. The report is a summary of accomplishments from the previous school year and details progress on our strategic priorities, student achievement data, budget facts and figures, enrollment information and much more.

Visit our website to learn more and to view the report.
School Year Calendar

Semester 1 Secondary Exams -
January 25th-31st, 2019

Exams are scheduled for students in grades 9-12 from Friday, January 25th to Thursday, January 31st, 2019. Semester 2 begins Monday, February 4th, 2018.

Looking for homework help? Check our website here f or helpful resources .

Elementary PD Day -
January 25th, 2019

Reminder that there is a PD Day for all Elementary schools on January 25th.
Boardroom Highlights

Board Organizational Meeting - December 3rd, 2018

On Monday, December 3rd, the OCDSB held it's annual Board Organizational Meeting.

This is the annual meeting wherein trustees elect a Chair and Vice-Chair along with the appointment of the Boards and Committees.

Trustee Lynn Scott (West Carleton - March/Stittsville/ Rideau- Goulbourn) was elected by fellow trustees to the position of Chair of the Board. Trustee Erica Braunovan (Somerset/Kitchissippi) was elected to the position of Vice-Chair.

Further appointments are as follows:

Zone 1 – Lynn Scott
Zone 2 – Christine Boothby
Zone 3 – Donna Blackburn
Zone 4 – Wendy Hough
Zone 5 – Rob Campbell
Zone 6 – Chris Ellis
Zone 7 – Jennifer Jennekens
Zone 8 – Keith Penny
Zone 9 – Lyra Evans
Zone 10 – Erica Braunovan
Zone 11 - Mark Fisher
Zone 12 – Sandra Schwartz

Visit our website for more information.

Board Meeting -
December 11th, 2018

Ministry Consultation on Education in Ontario 
Trustees approved the OCDSB draft response to the December 2018 Ministry Consultation for submission to the Ministry of Education.

Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) Report
It has been determined that IEAC will include:
  • Three members representing Elders, Senators, and Traditional Knowledge Keepers;
  • Two members representing the First Nations community (inclusive of one member from the Algonquin Nation);
  • Two members of the Inuit community;
  • Two members of the Métis community;
  • One trustee representative;
  • One Indigenous education lead ;
  • One Superintendent;
  • At least two and not more than three student representatives; and
  • A maximum of two OCDSB staff members.

Additional information on the Board Meeting can be found here .
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