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The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3

Our staff is eager to welcome all new and returning students and their families beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Our schools will be open August 29 to answer any questions you may have. 

It's not too late to register

Our Summer Registration Centre in Nepean is open until August 23 to register your child. Our high schools are open all summer long. Starting August 26, simply visit your neighbourhood OCSB school to join part of our vibrant school community. 

Find the right child care options for your family

Before and after school care, toddler and preschool programs, and more. Register now and organize your school year.

School bus stop information now available!

If your child is registered in school and eligible for transportation, then your bus stop information is now ready for viewing by logging into Ottawa Student Transportation Authority's (OSTA) Parent Portal.

School supplies

OCSB schools do not have mandatory school supply lists, but we recommend indoor shoes, a backpack, and a lunch pail. Our schools create their own suggested list of items and notify families during the first weeks of school.

Discover our International Student Program

Our schools are an excellent choice for international students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 looking for a world-class education steeped in Deep Learning, values, technology, sports, and an immersive English as a Second Language (ESL) experience.

OCSB Notices

Open the tabs below to stay connected with important notices and alerts related to how our Board operates as a school district.

Notice: 59 certified Ontario EcoSchools

The OCSB has set new record this year with eight platinum certified Ontario EcoSchools! The work that our staff and students are doing to care for God’s creation is nothing short of incredible. Visit

Notice: 2019 Capital Plan
Planning and Facilities staff have prepared the 2019 Capital Plan which is available for public consultation and input. View the Notice (Ottawa Citizen – June 8, 2019) and the 2019 Capital Plan.
Notice of Passage: EDC Amending By-Law No. 02-2019

Please be advised that the OCSB passed an Amendment to Education Development Charges By-Law No. 01-2019 on May 14, 2019, pursuant to O. Reg. 55/19, which was enacted by the Province of Ontario on March 29, 2019, and allows for annual increases in EDC rates for qualified school boards. The amendment to EDC By-law No. 01-2019 will commence May 19, 2019, and will have a term of five years unless repealed or rescinded earlier. Read more.

Keep connected with the OCSB Blog

Catch a glimpse of what’s buzzing in the OCSB community. Do you have news, an idea or story you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it. Email your story or idea to

Register online for School Bus & Pedestrian Safety Day on Sunday, August 25, 2019

Register online for School Bus & Pedestrian Safety Day on Sunday, August 25, 2019

If your child will be riding the school bus or walking to school for the first time this September, then you will want to register for this important, free safety session. Join the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) and the Ottawa Safety Council for an interactive session to help teach your child how to be safe while boarding, riding, and debarking the school bus, as well as pedestrian safety when walking on city roads and sidewalks. Get on the school bus with your child for their first bus ride. Learn about the walking school bus. Enjoy videos, colouring, and more fun activities for all ages. Offered at seven locations throughout the city in both French and English. Register online today.

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Back-to-school-tips for parents and students

Back-to-school-tips for parents and students

It’s that time of year again when we welcome back over 42,000 students into our OCSB classrooms. While there are many children who look forward to the start of school, others may be experiencing anxiety from those back-to-school butterflies. Keeping an open dialogue with your child will go a long way in helping your child feel great about their upcoming school year. Remember that your child’s teacher and school principal are also incredibly valuable resources in creating proactive solutions for your child’s success. The school-home partnership is key. We’ve assembled some tips to help you and your child prepare for the start of another school year.

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