The OCSB has submitted a proposed calendar for the 2022-2023 school year to the Ministry of Education. This calendar has been approved as of April 2022.
Key dates for the 2022-2023 OCSB School Calendar
|September 1, 2022||PD day for all school staff|
|September 5, 2022||Labour Day|
|September 6, 2022||First Day of School for Students|
|October 7, 2022||PD day for all students|
|October 10, 2022||Thanksgiving Day|
|November 18, 2022||PD day for all students|
|December 26, 2022 – January 6, 2023||Christmas Break|
|January 9, 2023||First day of school after Christmas Break|
|January 27, 2023||PD day for grades JK-6|
|January 24-27 and 30, 2023||High school exams for semester 1|
|February 1, 2023||PD day for grades 7-12|
|February 2, 2023||First day of high school semester 2|
|February 20, 2023||Family Day|
|March 13-17, 2023||March Break|
|March 20, 2023||First Day of School after March Break|
|April 7, 2023||Good Friday|
|April 10, 2023||Easter Monday|
|April 28, 2023||PD day for all students|
|May 22, 2023||Victoria Day|
|June 2, 2023||PD day for all students|
|June 21-23 and 26-27, 2023||High school exams for semester 2|
|June 28, 2023||Last day of school for all students|
Additional PD days for educators are also designated for September 1, 2022, and June 29, 2023.
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.