Back to School

Posted on 02/25/2019

Opening day for school 2019-2020 occurs on Tuesday, September 3rd and yard supervision begins at 8:15AM.

The school office will be open as of Monday, August 26th from 8:00 am to 3:45 pm. 

A message will be sent by the Principal on Friday afternoon about first day procedures. We cannot give out any information about who your child's teacher will be before that time.

School Supplies and Agendas:

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board has developed a common list of recommended personal use items for students in grades 1-3 and grades 4-8.  This list of supplies is strictly voluntary; parents/guardians are not required to purchase or provide the items listed. However it would be appreciated if the following items for use by your child were sent on the first day of school in September.

Agendas were pre-ordered by students last May.  There are a limited quantity that will be available to purchase for $5.00 beginning the first week of school.  Priority will be given to new students to our school.


Grade 1 to  Grade 3

Grade 4 to Grade 6


12 pencils

12 pencils

2 erasers (preferably white)

2 erasers (preferably white)

1 package of crayons

1 metric ruler


1 package of coloured pencils

1 pair of scissors


1 metric ruler

2 glue sticks

1 pair of blunt scissors

3 ballpoint pens (preferably blue)

2 glue sticks

1 package of coloured pencils


2 packages of 3-hole lined refill paper



8 duotangs, preferably one of each of the following colours, which will assist your child(ren) in organizing materials by subject area for quick and easy access:

 red, yellow, light green, light blue, black, dark green, grey, navy








1 package of coloured markers




1 calculator



6 lined notebooks



1 protractor



2 highlighters

Running Shoes for Physical Education Classes:

Physical Education classes are an important part of your child(ren)’s school day. To enable your child to participate safely in all the activities, it is recommended that they have a pair of well-fitting running shoes, which have non-marking soles, and are suitable for running, jumping and playing indoor games.

News from OSTA

Transportation Services for 2019-2020 School Year

2019-20 Student Transportation Information:

Route information will be available to parents as of August 19, 2019 at

Student Transportation Information can also be found using the “Stop Finder” located on the main page of our website, which will link to the “BusPlanner - Parent Portal”. The parent must enter the student’s last name, birthdate, school and grade in order to access route and stop information. 

The “Stop Finder” feature returns bus stop and route information for eligible students who are assigned to regular yellow school bus or small school purpose vehicle service, or for eligible grade 7 and 8 students who are assigned to OC Transpo Service.


Transportation for students in a joint custody arrangement with two homes

OSTA has developed a new policy & procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes. An application process and other requirements need to be met for parents to receive this service, and the homes or daycares in question must meet all other eligibility requirements. The deadline for new applications or changes to existing applications for September start up transportation was June 1.  Renewals of current schedule calendars (no other changes) are due June 30.  All other applications will be reviewed after September 15, and prior to October 1.

More information can be found on our website:

Kindergarten Staggered Entry and ID

OSTA will be providing bright yellow plastic tags that should be attached to any KG student’s back pack (preferably on the lower left side).  These will assist the drivers in making sure a responsible person designated by the parent, or the parent, is at the stop to collect the student at their drop off point, per policy.  We kindly request that teachers remove the plastic tags from any students NOT in kindergarten.


Applications for Empty Seat Availability – NEW DEADLINE

Students who had been approved to access service under the Seat Availability provision for 2018-19 will need to re-apply for service for the 2019-20 school year. The “Application for Access to Empty Seats on School Bus Vehicles” form is available on the OSTA website at and should be sent to OSTA directly.  The application deadline is September 20, 2019 for the October review period.  Students are prioritized based on age, distance and other factors.  A waitlist may be created and new applications throughout the year will be added to the waitlist.

We ask that parents and school staff NOT put students on the bus prior to assignment to a bus route, for the students’ own safety.

Transportation Information During the Fall

As of September, please advise us of any changes to student home or caregiver address. OSTA  requires a minimum of three business days to implement a change to transportation services, longer for transportation to two homes in a joint custody situation. 



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