The OCSB has submitted a proposed calendar for the 2021-2022 school year to the Ministry of Education.
Key dates in the proposed 2021-2022 calendar
|September 7, 2021||First Day of School for Students|
|October 8, 2021||PA day (all grades)|
|October 11, 2021||Thanksgiving Day (no school)|
|November 12, 2021||PA day (all grades)|
|December 3, 2021||PA day (all grades)|
|Dec. 20–31, 2021||Christmas Break|
|January 3, 2022||First Day of School after Christmas Break|
|January 21, 2022||PA Day (JK-6 only)|
|January 27, 2022 – Feb 2, 2022||First Semester Examinations (Secondary)|
|February 4, 2022||PA day (7-12)|
|February 7, 2022||First Day of Semester 2 (Secondary)|
|February 21, 2022||Family Day|
|March 14–18, 2022||March Break|
|March 21, 2022||First Day of School after March Break|
|April 15, 2022||Good Friday|
|April 18, 2022||Easter Monday|
|May 23, 2022||Victoria Day|
|June 3, 2022||PA day (all grades)|
|June 22–28, 2022||Second Semester Examinations (Secondary)|
|June 29, 2022||Last day of school for all students|
|June 30, 2022||PA day (all grades)|
This calendar still needs to be approved by the Ministry of Education.
How is the calendar developed?
The school year calendar comes together with the help of an Executive Committee, in consultation with our coterminous Board, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
We also receive input from representatives of the Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA), the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC), the Catholic Principals’ Council–Ottawa (CPCO), union groups, non-affiliated groups, as well as the Board’s student trustees.
What are the requirements?
The ministry of education requires that the school year calendar have a minimum of 194 school days. A maximum of seven professional development (PD) days are permitted. Three PD days are mandatory and must be dedicated to provincial education priorities. The remaining school days shall be instructional days, and a total of ten instructional days are designated as examination days for high school students.