April PD Day – Date Change to April 8, 2024

The Professional Development Day, initially planned for Friday, April 26, has been rescheduled. The new date for the PD Day is Monday, April 8, 2024, pending Ministry approval.

Why the Change?

We rescheduled the PD Day because there will be a solar eclipse in Ottawa on April 8, coinciding with our school’s dismissal time. There are safety concerns for our students and staff who will be outside at this time because looking directly at the sun during the eclipse can cause damage to one’s eyes.

The Board of Trustees Approved the Change

The Board of Trustees has approved the date change and wanted to inform staff and families about it as soon as possible so you can plan accordingly. We have requested the PD day change to the province and are awaiting final approval. We are confident the request will be approved, as it has been for other school boards across the province.

School Year Calendar

Parents can find the updated calendar and information regarding school holidays and other important dates on our calendar page.

Childcare

We will notify all childcare operators in the City of the changes. Childcare providers in our schools have also been notified and are working on alternate arrangements.

Teaching Moment

The School Board will provide educational resources to schools, enabling educators to teach students about a solar eclipse and why it is important not to look directly at the sun during an eclipse.

Thank You

Thank you for your understanding

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