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October 2018
OCDSB Appoints New Director of Education – Camille Williams-Taylor

The Board of Trustees has appointed Camille Williams-Taylor as the next Director of Education for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Ms. Williams-Taylor will officially assume the role in the New Year. 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.

Learn more here .
Bridging Home & School
2018 Free Parent Conference
School Council Training Day -
November 3rd, 2018

We're pleased to once again be hosting the OCDSB Parent Conference . The event is held in partnership with the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and the Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils (OCASC). 

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. The conference will be held at Gloucester High School . Workshops will cover a variety of themes including Math, Learning, Special Education and School Council Training.

We're very excited to announce Dr. Peg Dawson Ed.D, Co-author of  Smart but Scattered , as our Featured Keynote Speaker.
OCDSB Speaker Series -
Cannabis Information Session

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health, is hosting a public information session for parents to learn about cannabis on October 23rd, 2018, at Earl of March Secondary School from 7 to 9 p.m.

The discussion will involve tackling the myths, what is known about the upcoming new laws, how to have that talk with your youth, protecting youth, and available services. Learn more at the Ottawa Public Health website and the Parenting in Ottawa website .

A second information session will take place on November 6th at Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School from 7 to 9 p.m.
Provincial Consultations: Education in Ontario

The province is inviting parents, students, educators and interested individuals or organizations to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario.

About the consultation
Consultations with parents will be held across the province to address concerns and get feedback in several areas of the education system. We encourage all parents to consider participating in this important consultation. School councils may also wish to consider participating.

Feedback from these consultations will help shape decisions in the following areas:
  1. Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  2. Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding
  3. Improving provincial standardized testing
  4. Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy
  5. Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
  6. Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis
  7. Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights

The consultation closing date is December 15th, 2018. Learn more on how to participate  here .
Municipal Elections

 October 22nd, 2018 is municipal election day. Eligible voters will have the opportunity to elect school board trustees and municipal councilors. Your school board trustees do very important work. Please take the time to talk with school board trustee candidates, and be sure to vote on October 22nd. The new trustees will take office on December 1st, 2018. Learn more on our Election Information page .
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