Update: All OCSB schools are open and all transportation services running
Update: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 2:40 pm
All Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) schools are open following a tornado weather event. This includes before and after school care programs, child care centres, school extracurricular activities, and the use of schools by the community. We thank our community for its patience and ask for continued prayers for those in affected communities.
Transportation: Yellow busses and small vehicle transportation to schools are running. For the most up to date information on any changes or delays to bus transportation in your area, visit ottawaschoolbus.ca. Due to delays and anticipated disruptions to service in certain areas, students should not be left unaccompanied during pick up or drop off at any bus stop until the school transportation vehicle has arrived. Caution should be exercised for all students who walk to school.
Supporting children and youth during stressful times such as a natural disaster
In stressful times, it is important for families and schools to work together to foster supportive relationships for our students. Caring adults need to help children and youth understand their emotional reactions, to help them engage in positive coping behaviours and to be supportive of each other. We’ve assembled some tips which may assist you while helping children and youth to feel safe.
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Notice: Specialized programs for high performance athletes & artists
- personalized timetabling
- flexible attendance expectations to suit training and competition schedules
- later school start times
- access to e-learning
- access to our Achievement Centres (flexible learning environment)
- a staff mentor/advocate
- assignment completion accommodations
- support in accessing summer school learning opportunities
Please contact your community OCSB school to find out more about the supports that may be available for your child.
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