Schools will not reopen this school year

The Ontario government announced today that schools will not reopen for in-person learning this year.

How does this impact OCSB Families?

Students will continue with remote learning until the end of the school year, with the same support that has been in place since April. Students with special education needs who have been receiving in-school support will continue to do so. There will be no regular in-class learning at any school in the province, including OCSB schools. For students enrolled in our virtual learning program or virtual academy, there will be no change.

How does this impact students in Grade 12?

School staff have been working on virtual graduation plans for this year’s graduates, given the current levels of COVID-19 in the city of Ottawa. Today, the Premier indicated that schools could look at options for outdoor graduations.  We will continue to work with Ottawa Public Health to look at what might be possible in Ottawa.  At this time, there have been no changes to the plans for virtual graduations.

Summer School

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is now accepting registration for Summer School 2021. Our course offerings are open to all learners from all school boards. You don’t have to be an OCSB student to take advantage of these exciting summer learning opportunities.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full. The deadline to register is June 28, 2021. All classes are conditional upon sufficient enrolment and are subject to cancellation or transfer to an alternate location.

Child care and extended day programs

There will be no extended day programs in OCSB elementary schools for the remainder of the year. However, we are now accepting admission requests for all 44 of our child care programs for September 2021. Visit for more information. 

Emergency child care continues to be available for health care and frontline workers through the City of Ottawa.

OCSB summer camps and programs

Summer camp registrations are now open. However, the operation of summer camps is dependent on Ottawa Public Health regulations. If summer camps are cancelled, the Ottawa Catholic School Board will refund the camp fee in full.

Continue to follow public health measures

We continue to encourage families to follow public health measures. Visit Ottawa Public Health’s website for up-to-date information and guidelines to keep your family safe.

COVID-19 vaccination information for youth 12 and over

If your child lives in Ontario and is between the ages of 12 to 17, you can book an appointment for their first dose of the vaccine now. Call 1-833-943-3900 to book an appointment. If you do not have a valid health card but are eligible for a vaccine, please call Ottawa Public Health at 613-691-5505 to book an appointment. 

To help your family make an informed decision, here are some resources from Ottawa Public Health and the Government of Ontario. The information below is based on expert medical advice and scientific information. You can also talk to your health care provider or contact Ottawa Public Health if you have questions about the vaccine.

OCSB Birthday Club

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Need updates on COVID-19?

Updates on COVID-19 will always be posted to OCSB Supports.

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