Thank you for visiting the Farley Mowat PS website. The school is closed for the summer but you may register all summer long at the OCDSB Administration Building at 133 Greenbank Road. Please call the Admissions Department at 613-596-8730 to make an appointment. Please bring proof of age, address, health card, and immunization records to register. If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment. For more information, please visit the OCDSB website.
|PA Day – Provincial Priorities||03 September 2015|
|First Day of School Year for students||08 September 2015|
|PA Day – Provincial Priorities||09 October 2015|
|PA Day – Parent/Teacher Interview||20 November 2015|
|Christmas Holiday Vacation Break||21 December 2015 to
01 January 2016
|PA Day – Report Card Development||22 January 2016|
|PA Day||12 February 2016|
|March Break||14 March 2016 to 18 March 2016|
|PA Day – Report Card Development||10 June 2016|
|Last Day of School||30 June 2016|
The Grade 6 School Leaving Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the gymnasium.
Friendly reminder that our last Wolf Pack will take place tomorrow, June 23 at 9 AM in the school gym. We hope to see many families in attendance.
Our last Wolf Pack will take place this Tuesday June 23 at 9 AM in the school gym. It will be in honour of all of the volunteers who have made such a difference for our students this year. Many different classes will be performing, you are all welcome to attend!
Health Canada has sent a recall that may have an impact on Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors. The recall applies to Allerject devices that have been purchased since June 1, 2015 and are in lot numbers: 2857508 and 2857505, DIN 02382059. Please note that the ones in these lots are not reliable and are malfunctioning when being administered.
Given the critical nature in which an Allerject is used, please check your supply and follow up with the recall and replacement. More information may be found at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/53781a-eng.php
I am writing with an important update on the final report card which is usually issued at the end of the school year. I know how important the report card is to parents and to students—it is a reflection of the work done throughout the year, and the marks, learning skills and teacher comments are valued.
Currently, public elementary teachers across Ontario are taking part in a lawful job action. As part of the job action, teachers have submitted marks to principals, but they will not input the student marks into our data system. We rely on that support to produce report cards; without it, the task of mark entry and report card production is beyond the capacity of the school district.
The school district has determined that for Term 2 of the 2014-2015 school year:
• Students in JK to grade 7 will receive a Letter of Promotion; and
• Students in grade 8 will receive a report card.
A Letter of Promotion is an official document that will replace the Term 2 report card. It will inform parents that their child is being promoted to the next grade. It also includes information about absences and lates. It meets all legal requirements and it will be filed in the student’s Ontario Student Record file. It will be issued during the week of June 22, 2015 and will be sent home with students.
Report cards will be issued for students in grade 8. The report card will include grades, may include information on learning skills and work habits, but it will not include teacher comments in the Strengths/Next Steps for Improvement section. Every effort is being made to have report cards for grade 8 students ready by the end of the school year.
We know this is disappointing and frustrating for parents and students. We share that disappointment. We also know that our elementary teachers are skilled professionals and we are confident that throughout the school year they would have kept parents informed of the progress of your child. As always, if you have any questions about your child’s learning, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher prior to the end of the school year.
More information is available at www.ocdsb.ca.
Thank you for your understanding.
Director of Education
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board