Keeping you Connected
November 2018
OCDSB Mobile App

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is excited to launch our new mobile app designed to enable students, families, staff and the broader community to stay informed about district and school news and events.

The free app ‘OCDSB’ can be downloaded from Apple in the   App Store  or for Android in the  Google Play Store . Users can also select “push notifications” when they download the app to receive the latest news from the district and your school(s).

The new app will allow users to subscribe to their schools of choice and will provide families with instant access to school calendars and news items as well as links to sports schedules, busing information and social media accounts. New information will continue to be added to the app.

Once you have downloaded the OCDSB app you will be prompted to also download the  SchoolMessenger app . Learn more about  SchoolMessenger.
Parent Conference and School Council Training Day 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us this past Saturday, November 3rd for our OCDSB Parent Conference and School Council Training Day. It was great to see many parents engaged and learning. Workshop topics included Pathways to French, Digital Technology, Self-Regulation, and Math. Please visit our website for electronic copies of the presentations, and be sure to check out our  video recording  of keynote speaker Dr. Peg Dawson. 
PA Day - November 23rd

Reminder that Friday, November 23rd is a PA Day for all OCDSB Elementary and Secondary schools.
Colonel By Secondary School - International Baccalaureate Open House

We invite you to register for one of our upcoming IB Information Evenings. These sessions are intended to introduce families of prospective students to our program, our philosophy of learning, and the application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. Both evenings will have identical content.

When:  Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. or Wednesday, November 28th at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Colonel By Secondary School, 2381 Ogilvie Road

Merivale High School - Information Open House Registration

Merivale High School is a candidate school for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School.
Families wishing to learn more about the preparatory program for grade 9 in 2019 are invited to attend our Information Evening in November at Merivale HS.

When:  Tuesday, November 27th at 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where:  Merivale High School, 1755 Merivale Road

Municipal Elections 2018 Results

Municipal and School Board Elections took place in Ottawa on Monday, October 22nd, 2018. The following individuals have been elected for a four-year term beginning December 1st, 2018 and ending on November 14th, 2022.

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

Congratulations to the trustees elect and to everyone who was a candidate for the office of OCDSB trustee. Your interest in public education is greatly appreciated.  

The new Board of Trustees will be sworn in on December 3rd, 2018. In the interim, the current Board of Trustees will continue in office. Members of the community are invited to join us to celebrate the work of the current Board of Trustees at their last official Board meeting on November 20th, 2018 and to celebrate the inauguration of the newly elected Board on December 3rd, 2018.

The 12 trustees of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board are responsible for overseeing a progressive educational system that serves over 71,000 students in 143 schools. Trustees are empowered under the  Education Act  to set policy for the operation of all public schools in Ottawa-Carleton, and are an important link between the school system and the community.
OCDSB International Certificate Program
Information Session

Now in its 7th year, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board’s International Certificate Program (ICP) continues to grow. This global citizenship initiative gives students direct access to intercultural opportunities at the local, national and international levels.

Join us at our upcoming information session:

Who: OCDSB Students Grade 8-12 and Parents/Guardians
What: International Certificate Program Overview
When: Thursday, November 15th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Confederation Education Centre Cafetorium - 1645 Woodroffe Avenue

Visit our website to learn more.
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