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Information for Parents - September 2014

posted Aug 13, 2014, 8:53 PM by St. Cecilia School


September Updates


The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2.  During the summer months, new registrations will be accepted at the Summer Registration Centre located at our School Board office, 570 West Hunt Club Road.


Epi-Pens and Medication 

Along with the epi-pens / medication, you are also required to have a completed “Request and Consent for Administration of Medication” form.  This form needs to be filled out each year.  Please have it completed and signed by your family physician and brought with the epi-pen/ medication on the first day of school.


September Supplies

While the school provides essential consumable items and instructional supplies for the students, many students prefer to have some of their own supplies.  Parents may provide materials other than those made available by the school, however, you are not required to.  If you plan to make “back to school” purchases, you may wish to consider the following items. 


Grade 1-6

2 glue sticks            scissors                   box of Kleenex                 

pencil case              pencil crayons                  


We ask that all students have a pair of indoor shoes that they can leave at school for the duration of the school year.


Student Agendas:  In September, planners will be available for all the students in Grade 1 to 6.


The schedule for St. Cecilia will remain the same for 2014-2015


                   Start time     9:10am

                   Lunch time    11:55—12:55

                   End time       3:40pm


The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014 for all Senior Kindergarten – Grade 6 students.  All Junior Kindergarten students first day together will be on Thursday September 4, 2014.


Teachers and their class lists will be posted outside by 8:45 on the first day of school.  The grade level lists will be posted close to the entrance/exit doors for the specific grade.  All staff will be outside at 8:45am to guide students to the correct classroom and welcome students back!


Junior kindergarten students will have visits scheduled on September 2nd and 3rd, 2014. JK parents will receive a letter via mail indicating your child’s interview time and staggered entry date.


 Transportation Route Schedules


All 2014-2015 Transportation Route Schedules will be posted on the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority’s (OSTA) web site at www.ottawaschoolbus.ca by mid-August.  In addition to the bus route schedules being posted, please note that there is also a “Stop Locator” feature on their website. This feature will allow parents to access bus stop information for their children starting in mid-August when it will be updated with the 2014-2015 bus route schedules.


School Bus Safety Awareness Day (First Time Rider Program)


This year’s School Bus Safety Awareness Day is scheduled for Sunday August 24, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  All information has been posted to our school website, www.sce.ocsb.ca or you can also find it on OSTA’s website www.ottawaschoolbus.ca.


Transportation Information During the Summer Months 


Please note that the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be open during the summer months, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  Parents are encouraged to contact OSTA directly during the summer months with any questions or changes to their children’s address or caregiver information or other transportation questions.  


Transportation Information During the Fall


Parents should be advising schools directly of any changes to student home or caregiver locations. Please note that OSTA will require a minimum of three business days to implement a change to transportation services.