News This Week


Opening Message

What a busy week!  The OW Wave, grade 3 grad lawn sign deliveries, various class Google Meet parties, and some kindergarten surprises were great ways to finish the year.  There was so much to celebrate!

It was a very different year.  At the end of last summer when thinking about the year ahead, we could have never predicted what the next 10 months would hold in store for us.  Together, we overcame a number of challenges and experienced new ways to learn.  Through open communication and perseverance, we made it to the end.  Our many successes were thanks to the exceptional OWES staff, generous OWSAC members and other volunteers, supportive families, and fantastic students.  We are quite the team!

On behalf of the entire OWES team, we wish you and your family a safe and happy summer!  See you in September.

Update on the OCDSB’s Plan for September 

The latest update for September is that our school district’s plans will be going through various stages of Ministry and Ottawa Public Health approvals through mid- to late July.  Expect an update from the OCDSB as soon as there is more to share.

Our school office is scheduled to reopen on Monday, August 24th.  The Ministry has yet to officially approve the school calendar.  The provisional first day will be on or after September 1st.  More information will be forthcoming…

Registration is available throughout the summer months at

Report Cards

The OCDSB has set up online access for parents/guardians to retrieve report cards this year. If you have not already done so, please register online today!  

For detailed instructions, please follow this link.

Note: Kindergarten reports are currently unavailable.  It’s our understanding that a message will be sent once the technical issue has been resolved.  You can also check the report card portal page for updates.

Summer Learning Ideas

OWES educators have compiled lists of useful online resources to keep the learning going over the summer for English, French, and mathematics.

Please have a look at these lists:

Other Fun Summer Learning Opportunities

  • Ottawa Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Club is going online!

Starting June 22, join us in Summerland, and meet us in our virtual branch for fun online programs and activities that will provide literacy support and keep children aged 2 to 12 learning all summer!

  • Attractions Ontario Virtual Tours and Online Collections

Go on tours of exciting Ontario destinations without leaving your home

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