Hilson Avenue PS Updates
Ottawa Student Transportation Authority
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SURVEY: School year calendar for 2016-2017
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board ad hoc is comprised of parent representatives, students, administrators, various employee groups and union representatives. The committee has begun the process of planning the school year calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.
There are many factors to consider in establishing each school year calendar. School boards are required to prepare, adopt, and submit to the Ministry of Education on or before May 1st of each year (or March 1st for a modified calendar), the school year calendar to be followed in the next school year. This includes start and end dates, professional development days and school breaks.
As the committee prepares to make recommendations for the next school year, we are seeking your feedback on the options available for next year's Winter Break 2016-2017. Your feedback will be shared with the committee as they make their recommendations.
Please share your thoughts via the survey link below:
Notice about Ottawa Public Health:
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is sending the following from Ottawa Public Health to ensure as many parents as possible are made aware of this important message. Please contact them at 613-580-6744 if you have questions or concerns.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is reviewing the immunization records of 150,000 students attending elementary and secondary schools in Ottawa to make sure the information is up-to-date. Updates on immunizations are crucial information to protect the health of students during an infectious disease outbreak, such as measles.
Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA), students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine diseases or have a valid exemption. In the months ahead, OPH will be sending letters to parents if their child’s records are not up-to-date. A suspension from school may be issued if a student’s record remains incomplete.
A suspension from school may be issued if a student’s record remains incomplete. Written notices from Ottawa Public Health for Ottawa-Carleton District School Board students are now being mailed to parents.
To avoid school suspensions, parents who receive a letter requesting immunization information can contact OPH by phone at 613-580-6744 or submit immunization information online, by fax (613-580-9660), by mail or by the ImmunizeCA app.
Parents can visit parentinginottawa.ca/
If you receive a letter from Ottawa Public Health, your cooperation and support to respond quickly is very much appreciated. Your efforts will help protect not only your child but will help ensure all our children are better protected against infectious diseases.
***Does your child ride in a van to get to school? Please remember to contact the van company if your son or daughter is not coming to school. ***
Hello Hilson Avenue PS Families,
We have had a wonderful first two weeks together. Students have quickly adjusted to their new classrooms and schedules. Although our annual "meet the staff" night is currently struck work for our elementary teachers, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns.
Click here for nomination forms. Our School Council is primarily a consultative body, providing input into decisions around school priorities and events as well as providing much appreciated ‘extras’ through fundraising efforts. Our Council works hard to plan fun events that not only raise a few dollars but bring our community together too! Our meetings are generally 2 hours in duration.
Please know that both Mrs. Farrell and I are committed to doing all that we can to ensure that this is a wonderful year for all of our students.
School supplies list for September 2015 is here.
VARIABLE TRANSPORTATION POLICY (OSTA)
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has a NEW policy and procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody
arrangement and having two homes. Both homes must be within the attendance boundary and eligible for transportation. A formal application process requires
that both parents and/or guardians sign the application and schedule. Weekly or bi-weekly access schedules may be limited to ensure student safety. Other
safety and operational risks will be assessed prior to approval or denial of each application.
The deadline for applications to ensure transportation as of the first day of school in September 2015 is . All other requests will be processed
All documents (application, transportation schedule calendar, FAQ,
Middle French Immersion Registration
Middle French Immersion registration Week is .
Registration is easy!
If you reside in our MFI catchment area (OCDSB School Locator website) and would like your child to attend Middle French Immersion, please fill out a registration form and drop it by the school office. If your child already attends an OCDSB school, ask the office staff to send the registration form via our internal mail.
For more information about French as a second language programs in the OCDSB, click here.
Click here for more information regarding kindergarten in the OCDSB
**Online registration is now available - click below to register online.
Parents choosing the on-line format will be asked to complete the form, print a copy and bring it along to the school during registration week, along with the other necessary documents (proof of address, birth certificate, health card, immunization record)
Assessment is an important part of our learning at Hilson. Instruction, assessment and evaluation in today’s classrooms support multiple learning goals. Students need to learn more than facts – they must acquire
The OCDSB has created a fantastic guide for parents which offers clear, meaningful information about assessment,
provide you with tips on how to communicate with your child and their teachers and
answers some of the most common questions you may have regarding your child’s education.
Are you looking for an easy way to introduce more read aloud stories to your children at home? The Ottawa Public Library has many stories available online that your children can listen to and read along with a narrator. There are French titles and translations available as well. Check it out at...
French Immersion Homework Help!
FSL Homework Toolbox/ Trousse pour devoirs
This is an FSL resource for parents and students in Ontario created by the Rainbow District School Board in partnership with the Ministry of Education. This resource includes a number of supports including
· video clips demonstrating instructional strategies
· reference guide for specific topics
· list of French language learning websites
· general tips for learning French
Voilà Learning Homework Help-Online Homework Help In French
This is an online homework help support in French K-12 created in conjunction with the Ministry of Education. Ontario certified teachers are available to provide online support from 4-8 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for OCDSB students. Parents/Guardians/Students access the support by calling the toll-free number: 1 (866) 900 0658.
The OCDSB has purchased a license to pilot the use of the online homework help program for the remainder of the school year.
Note: Although these sites target French Immersion, the content of the sites would also be supportive for Core French
Hilson Avenue's GREENING Project!
Hilson Avenue students,
Please click for more information on this great initiative!
PowerPoint format (.ppt)
Please click on the COMMUNITY INFORMATION link on the left for opportunities for students!