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Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) policy and procedure regarding Transportation for Students in a Joint Custody Arrangements and Having Two Homes. Application forms are due by 1 June 2015 for a September 2015 start.
Dear families: Please take a look at our school-wide expectations for our Bring Your Own Device program. After consulting with both Junior and Intermediate students, staff and parent council, Jack Donohue has created these expectations.
Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum: The Ministry of Education has released the new Health and Physical Education Curriculum, with changes to the sexual education segment of the document. Also released was a Parent’s Guide to help them have discussions with their kids about elements of the curriculum. While acknowledging that teaching about some topics should be between families and their children, the Minister also noted that the government has a responsibility to provide young people with accurate information that will promote their health and safety. A public opinion poll found that 93 per cent of parents/guardians wanted a new sex ed curriculum and 90 per cent wanted schools to teach it. An important addition to the curriculum is the concept of consent and healthy relationships. Jack Donohue P.S. will teach the new curriculum as of September 2015.
Don’t forget to collect all of the supporting documents you need to register your child:
For safety reasons excercise extreme caution while parking and driving on Halton Terrace before and after school. Please drive slowly and refrain from doing U-turns. There are many students of all ages crossing Halton at these times and we want to take every precaution possible to ensure that they arrive safely. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping all of our students safe at school!
Cindy Alce, Principal
Mark Cruise, Vice-Principal
Kelly Mills, Office Administrator
Lise Bishop, Office Assistant
Perry Brown, Chief Custodian
Martha Johnstone, Librarian
Brett Reynolds, Superintendent of Instruction
Christine Boothby, School Trustee
Jennifer McKenzie, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Jennifer Adams, Director of Education
For information about the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board please visit our OCDSB website.