School News & Announcements
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Recognizing and supporting the mental health needs of our children and youth
This session will explore the concepts of "normal stress" and the "continuum of mental health" along with the signs and symptoms of potential mental health issues in children and youth. When and where to access services and supports for mental health within our community will be discussed. Strategies to foster resilience in our children and youth will be shared.
Presenter: Dr. Elizabeth Paquette
Immaculata High School
Your Action Plan for Supporting Big Emotions - Yours and Your Child’s
This highly interactive workshop will have you working on your own and in groups to understand your emotional triggers and your child’s and find better calming techniques and solutions to create more harmonious relationships in your home.
Speaker: Joanne Boyd
St. Matthew High School
, is the date that all secondary schools in the province are scheduled to administer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
In the unlikely event that a severe, widespread disruption is forecast, EQAO would postpone theadministration for all schools in the province and would advise school boards and schools of such a decision no later than on .
In the event of localized inclement weather on, school boards will make decisions about school closures and school-bus transportation based on their usual practices.
If schools are open on, students who are scheduled to participate in the OSSLT and are in attendance are expected to write the test on that day.
Students who are not able to write the OSSLT ondue to school closures or school-bus cancellations will have other opportunities to satisfy the literacy requirement they need to graduate. However, this does not necessarily mean students will have another chance to write the test this school year.
EQAO will decide on the most appropriate response to any disruption caused by inclement weather after consulting with affected school boards and considering the responsible use of public funds.
Please click here for the letter that was sent home to families via synervoice at the end of February.
Special Education and Your Child — Workshops for Parents of Children with Special Needs
OCSB Student Services, in partnership with the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC), PIC and CSPA, present an evening of workshops directed to families of children with special needs. Participants can attend two sessions of their choice. Workshop choices include:
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPA17SpecEd
Saint Patrick’s High School
Parent Information Meeting - Fentanyl and Opioids
The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), in conjunction with Ottawa Public Health (OPH), is hosting a public information session aimed at parents to talk about counterfeit drugs found in Ottawa, overdose response, overdose prevention and substance abuse education in our schools.
Staff from Rideauwood Addiction and Family Counselling and Ottawa Public Health, Ottawa Police Services and other community partners will be there to speak and respond to questions.
Monday April 3
The OCSB continues to work with the City’s Overdose Prevention Taskforce to help educate our community and support our students. City of Ottawa Opioid/Fentanyl resources can be found at: stopoverdoseottawa.ca
will take place on and . Please go to the link beside the teacher's name on the attached document to book your appointment. Also, please note that all students will be dismissed at that day.