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Director’s Update

Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO) Needs Your Help

The need is great in our community. Since March 23, the foundation has provided over $45,000 in emergency donations to 150 OCSB families who required food, shelter and medicine, among other things. While some members of our school community need support, others may be in a position to provide support. We encourage you if you can donate directly to the Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa (CEFO)

Online Registration For New Students

Students currently in our school system will automatically be registered for the next grade level; for example, students in Grade 6 will electronically transfer into Grade 7. But if you are new to the system, efforts have been made to make the process easier. 

How to register 

1. Find your school 

2. Submit online registration form and collect documents 

3. Wait for your school to schedule an appointment once schools reopen

4. Visit your school to complete the registration process

Specific questions regarding registration can be directed to admissions@ocsb.ca. 

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) Update

Ottawa Public Health is developing protocols for safe temporary access to schools for staff. In conjunction with those protocols, we undertook an inventory of any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) we may have in our buildings. The City is now accepting individual and corporate donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies, including N95 masks (1870+ or 1805), procedural masks surgical masks, face shields, gloves, protective goggles and glasses, protective gowns, hand sanitizers, and disinfectant wipes. Contact donations@ottawa.ca to provide information on the items or quantities you would like to donate. 

Thanked Staff

Staff across the system were recognized for:

  • Developing student and staff resources
  • Commitment to student and staff equity both digitally and through other sources
  • Checking in on how students, parents and fellow staff members were coping
  • Ensuring human resources tasks and financial responsibilities were attended to
  • Maintaining buildings
  • Communicating to students, parents, staff and the greater community

Contingency Planning 

Trustees approved a new process for Signing Officers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure continuity of operations. Currently, the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson must sign contracts or specific transactions. 

This temporary change will now allow the Secretary-Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, or Assistant Treasurer of the Board to also have signing authority. There must always be two signatures, and every attempt will be made to seek the Chair or Vice-Chairperson’s signature first. This amendment will take effect immediately and will be reviewed at the last Board meeting of June 2020 for reconsideration.