School Announcements

Getting Ready for Back to School

posted Aug 8, 2018, 5:50 AM by Tracy Mertz

At this time of year, stores are busy advertising back to school supplies.  While students love to have their own pencil case with pencils and pencil crayons, rest assured that it is not necessary.  We have a stockpile of all things school ready and waiting for you to return.  Classroom educators will always welcome hand sanitizer, kleenex, tennis balls cut to fit the bottom of chairs and desks and large zip lock bags.  
We can't wait to hear about all your summer fun.  See you soon!

School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day

posted Jul 23, 2018, 3:26 PM by Tracy Mertz

Is this your child’s first time on the bus or walking to school?  School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Awareness Day on Sunday August 26th, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM is a great opportunity for your child to learn about being safe on their way to school.

School Bus Safety

Children can take a school bus ride while their families tag along, watch an interactive school bus safety video, and enjoy games! All children entering the school system for the first time in the fall, or new residents to the area should plan to attend. The day’s activities are suitable for all elementary school-age children and everyone is welcome.
Each session takes approximately 45 minutes. The following activities are available at the school sites:

– Learn how to get on and off the bus safely
– Take a ride on the bus
– Bus safety information and hand-outs will be provided
– Watch a school bus safety video
– Participants will receive bus safety certificates and colouring books along with the information

Young Pedestrian Safety

With the Ottawa Safety Council’s interactive pedestrian training, children practice on a make-believe cross-walk with real lights and sounds. The session takes about 20 minutes and is facilitated by a safety specialist.  



August 26th, 2018 Sites
School LocationAddressPhone to register
Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Joseph D’Orleans – French/Autobus6664 rue Carriere, Orleans    613-746-3654
Ecole elementaire publique Charlotte Lemieux – French/Autobus2093 prom. Belair, Ottawa    613-746-3654
Holy Trinity Catholic School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus180 Katimavik Rd, Kanata    613-224-8800
Ridgemont High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus                         2597 Alta Vista Dr, Ottawa    613-224-8800
Sir Wilfrid Laurier High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus1515 Tenth Line Road, Orleans    613-224-8800
St. Mark High School – English/School Bus 1040 Dozois Road, Manotick    613-224-8800
Woodroffe High School – English/Pedestrian/School Bus 2410 Georgina Dr, Ottawa    613-224-8800

Happy Canada Day!

posted Jul 1, 2018, 10:55 AM by Tracy Mertz

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Summer Registration

posted Jun 27, 2018, 1:31 PM by Tracy Mertz

Do you know someone who still needs to register their child for Kindergarten or another grade? Good news! Our Summer Registration Centre will be open all summer to help families register for any Ottawa Catholic elementary school, or Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) Summer Registration Centre is located at our Board office (570 West Hunt Club Road) and will be open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from July 3 to August 24 through the “Boardroom Entrance.”

To register for an OCSB high school, parents are invited to call the high school main office to make an appointment. You can find the school contact information at Newcomers whose home language is not English should contact the Family Welcome Centre at 613-233-5670.

If you have any further questions, visit or contact our summer registration line at 613-224-3171.

OSTA is hiring

posted Jun 25, 2018, 8:41 AM by Tracy Mertz

Do you know someone who wants to make a difference in kids' lives?  Be a school bus driver!  OSTA's Operators are hiring now.  Visit for more information today.

* Great part-time job that's different and exciting
* Stay-at-home-parents, bring your little ones along
* Park-outs available
* Weekends and holidays off
* Ministry Bonus and other benefits

You can make a difference!

Happy Father's Day to all our Dad's

posted Jun 17, 2018, 11:30 AM by Tracy Mertz

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Bike Helmets are required for all cyclists under 18

posted May 31, 2018, 2:36 PM by Tracy Mertz

from Ottawa Public Health


Bicycle helmets must be worn by all cyclists under the age of 18. Look for the CSA or CPSC certification in the helmet before you buy or wear it.

  • To provide maximum protection, the helmet should fit level and square on the head, and the front should cover the forehead.
  • It should sit snugly on and not slip when the head is moved around, even before the chin strap is fastened.

Fire Drill - Friday, June 1

posted May 31, 2018, 2:32 PM by Tracy Mertz

We will host the first of three fire drill practices tomorrow afternoon. We give this advance notice in recognition of the fire on our street yesterday and understanding the need to prepare our students for this practice tomorrow.  Thank you for your support.

June newsletter

posted May 31, 2018, 2:15 PM by Tracy Mertz

Attached is our June Newsletter.  We will send out another one mid June outlining the plans for next year.  We are working with our new provider School Messenger to get newsletters to you in a similar format as we have been using in the past.  Currently, it is not available.

Summer reading program - maintain your child's skills

posted May 29, 2018, 1:40 PM by Tracy Mertz

Reading year round is important to continuing development in the reading skills your child has gained this year.  Take a look at some suggestions from Scholastic  and its summer reading program.

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