Grade 8 Celebration Dinner

Grade 8 students/Parent/Guardians

Come and join the Grade 8 Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, June 28th. The cost is $43 which includes round trip bus transportation, dinner, dancing, and a few surprises!
There will be great food, great prizes, great dancing, with great friends! A fun way to end a great school year!

Final ticket sale Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the first recess/nutrition break. Please see the office if you need a signup form…

CES/KES Community Festival – volunteers needed


The CES/KES Community Festival will be on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 4:30pm – 7:00pm at Katimavik ES (more info here)…With less than 2 weeks before the event, school council is looking for more volunteers… If you can help, please follow the instructions below.

Calling all Volunteers!!!

CES Council and KES Council need your help to the make the festival a success! Volunteers are needed for, set-up, food ticket sales and delivery, crowd control, splash bucket monitoring and clean-up. Please volunteer by visiting the school council blog and following the link to Signup Genius.

Our School – Parent Survey coming soon

Parents/Guardians: Coming soon will be an opportunity for parents/guardians to complete the “Our School” Parent Survey from June 1 to June 15, 2016. On May 25, 2016 the district will send out a Synrevoice message to all households promoting the survey and asking parents/guardians to watch for a letter about the survey that will be sent home from the school with details and login information.  This letter will be sent home by Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Track and Field

It was a great day of Track and Field events at KES.  There was a great buzz at the school and it was impressive to see students of all abilities participating and  encouraging each other throughout the day. This year we combined both junior and intermediate students in a day of events. It took a lot of organization and planning for the event. Thank you to all staff who had a part in organizing, running and supervising the different events. I also want to thank all of the parents who came out to help run the different events – your time and dedication to the school and students is very much appreciated.


OCDSB Volunteer Appreciation Reception – June 8, 2016

Volunteers, Parents, Community members – The District will be hosting  a Volunteer Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Confederation Education Centre and will include the presentation of the Community Recognition Awards. The reception is an opportunity for the OCDSB to express our thanks to parent and community volunteers for their help in schools.

The event will be held on:

DATE: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
TIME: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reception for the first hour including exhibit booths and displays, light refreshments and a cash bar, followed by the award presentations at 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue
(Free parking also available behind the Nepean Sportsplex building)

The event is open to all volunteers in the OCDSB, including school council members, parent and community volunteers, volunteers who have coached, etc

Please register:

Spirit Day – Friday

This Friday is spirit day and popcorn day…Students and staff – show off your NEW gold or black school clothing on Friday! If you don’t have school clothing be sure to wear something gold or black.

Have a great day!

Gr. 7 & 8 Summer School

Parents/Guardians/Students (Gr. 7 and 8):

Continuing Education offers 4 different academic programs for grade 7 and 8 students that address specific student needs. Students will need to use Career Cruising to Register for Summer School (see information below)

NEW – Career Cruising Continuing Education Student Instructions

For more information

  • Speak with you child’s homeroom teacher for questions about academics
  • For help with Career Cruising Login information for your child – contact Scott MacLeod at
  • ** Note Grade 8 students already have their login information. 

Transportation – Joint Custody

Transportation for Students in Joint Custody Arrangement with Two Homes – Renewals and New Applications

OSTA’s Policy and Procedures for Students in a Joint Custody Arrangement with Two Homes have been attached for your information. There are deadlines parents must meet in order to ensure transportation arrangements are made to two homes for the first school day in September.

1) NEW applications and schedules for transportation to two homes must be signed by BOTH parents (or individual and identical applications and schedules may be signed by each parent) and submitted to OSTA no later than June 1, 2016, if a student has not yet received transportation to two homes.

2) Parents of students who have already been receiving transportation to two homes on a previously approved application and schedule must RENEW their schedules with OSTA before June 30, 2016. Approval from both parents is not necessary, providing the access schedule or pickup/drop-off addresses have not changed from the current year.

3) If there are any changes to schedule or pickup/drop-off addresses from current year, a NEW application and schedule must be signed by BOTH parents and submitted to OSTA no later than June 1, 2016.

All documents are posted online at:

We appreciate your assistance in communicating these requirements to parents as soon

Vicky Kyriaco
General Manager/CAO