The OCSB Calendar Committee will meet
in the new year to begin planning the school year calendar for
2016-17. The Calendar Committee includes representatives
from senior administration and a variety of partners including
the various employee groups (teachers, principals, educational
assistants, caretakers, ECE's, just to name a few).
Parents are represented by Sean
Jackson, Chair of the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and
Cathy Philpott, Chair of the Catholic School Parent's Association
There are many factors to consider in this process. The
Ministry of Education provides guidelines regarding the overall
make up of the school year calendar including start and end
dates, number of professional development days, suggested school
breaks, etc. Suggestions and feedback from all partners are
reviewed when making decisions regarding the final OCSB school
your parent representatives, we are particularly seeking your
recommendations regarding the options for Christmas holidays for
next year. We will provide this feedback to the committee.
choices being considered are:
1: Last day of school Friday, December
Christmas vacation beginning on Saturday, December 17, 2016 and
ending on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
Students return to school on Monday, January 2, 2017.
Option 2: Last
day of school Friday, December 23, 2016.
Christmas vacation beginning on Saturday,
December 24, 2016 and ending on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
Students return to school on Monday,
January 9, 2017.
What would you prefer? Please take a moment to share your
opinion now. Click on the Survey button below. Feel free to
share this survey with school council members and friends with
children at Ottawa Catholic.