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 (CSPA).
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 calendar.
As 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.
The choices being considered are:
Last day of school Friday, December 16, 2016.
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.
Thanks! We appreciate your input.
Sean Jackson Cathy Philpott
PIC Chair CSPA Chair