September 2021 Update

September 2021: Welcome to OCV Elementary!
Posted on 09/02/2021
OCV Elementary

Dear OCV Families,

We hope this email finds you and your family well and you have enjoyed a healthy and happy summer. Welcome to OCV Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year! An important point to note - all six campuses (from last year) have merged into one campus, OCV Elementary. We are the Virtual School for K-6 for the OCDSB.

We are excited to welcome you and your child(ren) to school on September 9th! In case you didn’t receive my previous email, my name is Rian Bayne and I'm thrilled to be your principal at OCV Elementary School. Last year I was the proud principal of OCV Elementary - Southeast Campus and I am looking forward to returning to OCV with all of you. I am very fortunate to be working with some amazing colleagues, including:

We had a groundbreaking year in 2020-2021 and we are looking forward to making the 2021-2022 school year even better. OCV Elementary brings students, families and educators together from all over the Ottawa region creating a diverse, engaging and dynamic learning experience.

We thought we would share some important information with you in advance of hearing from your child(ren)’s teacher(s).

Access to Technology

OCV Elementary School has a limited number of Chromebooks which we will be able to loan to OCV students who do not have access to a device for their learning. If your child(ren) is/are in need of a device, please complete this form (one form per child). Submissions will be reviewed and, if approved, a device will be assigned to the student for the 2021-2022 school year (to be returned to the OCDSB in June 2022). Devices can be picked up in-person at OCV Elementary School, located at Confederation Education Centre (1645 Woodroffe Avenue), or shipped to another OCDSB school for pickup from the school office (during regular school hours) during the week of August 30 - September 3. Parents who are still in possession of a Chromebook and/or an internet hotspot are requested to return their device/s to the school they borrowed it from at the same time. Please check your school’s opening hours to determine a time that works best for you. Should Internet connectivity be an issue for you due to living in a rural community or for financial reasons, please contact ocvelementary@ocdsb.ca to request a hotspot.

Supplies

We want all our students to start the year off right! In addition to virtual learning, students may engage in learning activities that require other school supplies, such as writing and basic art materials. Please see this voluntary list of school supplies that you may consider purchasing. We will be mailing all students the following standard supplies:

Kindergarten

Grades 1 & 2

Grades 3-6

Pencils

Pencils

Pencils

Eraser

Eraser

Eraser

Scissors

Scissors

Scissors

Crayons

Crayons

Coloured pencils

Blank notebook

Ruler

Ruler


Half blank, half lined notebook

Graphing notebook

Lined notebook

 

Schedule and Calendar

schedule

Before the First Day of School (September 9th)

Your child’s educator team will be in contact with you to introduce themselves. They will share which Learning Management System they will be using (e.g., Google Classroom), the student’s login information, the daily class schedule as well as any other important information. Please have your child(ren) practice logging into their device and ensure they can access the Learning Management System provided as well as Google Meet.

School Office

Our school office officially reopens on August 30th. Our office hours are 8:45-4:15. Please feel free to contact us by phone at 613-596-8753 or by email at ocvelementary@ocdsb.ca if you have any questions. You can also reach out to our Vice Principals or myself at rian.bayne@ocdsb.ca. We look forward to a wonderful school year together!

Take good care,

Rian Bayne

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