Student Accident Insurance

Parents – for anyone interested in purchasing insurance please see below.

Student Accident Insurance

Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately, despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. As a parent/guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.

Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis, through Reliable Life Insurance Company. Forms can either be picked up from the school office or downloaded at, or you may apply online at

The OCDSB encourages all parents/guardians to consider purchasing this insurance. If your child is involved in school related sports activities or is participating in any field trips out of the province you may wish to seriously consider the coverage options, which range from $13.50/year to $32.00/year. This coverage is for the entire calendar year and also applies outside of school hours.  If you have any questions, please call Binks Insurance Brokers directly at613-226-1350.

Proposed changes to French Instruction Model in the OCDSB

Dear Parents,

The OCDSB is proposing changes to the delivery model for early french immersion (Kindergarten – Grade 3). Please see the information provided in the links below…Your input is requested via an online survey by October 23, 2015

A) Introduction to the proposed changes –  VIDEO
B) Information Handout – French consultation handout
C) Link to district website  homepage on this topic: CLICK HERE
D) Link to community/ parent survey: CLICK HERE

Public Consultation Meetings: 

Oct 3 – 7 p.m. – Sir Guy High School
Oct 8 – 7 p.m. – W.O Mitchell (Bridlewood area)
Oct 22 – 7 p.m. – Fallingbrook (east end)

Photo Day and Media Permission – Your help is requested

As you know,  Photo Day is on Monday, October 5.  A few questions have come my way with respect to the interpretation of the OCDSB media permission form and how it applies to school photo day.

The media permission form does not specifically refer to your child’s participation in photograph day (individual and class photos) and specifically refers to the publishing of student pictures, names and work on school/board websites or to the media. So, some of you may assume that your child will participate in photograph day even though you may have indicated that you do not want your son/daughter to have their picture taken and published.  While other parents, who have not given media consent, have interpreted that photo day is covered by the permission form.

Also, although many families have already submitted the Media Permission Form, we are still missing many. We also have not been able to thoroughly sort through the information and won’t be able to do so before Monday’s photograph day.

So, I need your help to ensure that we are respecting the wishes of families: If you do not want your child to participate in the class photo please send a note with your child on Monday explaining this. 

Please note:

  • Each year, the individual photos taken on photograph day are imported into our computer database to be able to identify a student,  can be used for medical/emergency purposes, etc. These photos are for internal school use only and are never published online by the school.  It is important that all students have their photo taken for this purpose.
  • Class photos are taken and distributed to each student in that class as a keepsake for the year.  Class photos are also kept in the office as a visual record of each homeroom. The school may use the class photo in a yearbook, post in the classroom, etc.

Thank you for your help.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Intermediate Cross-Country

The Intermediate Cross-Country Season has begun and the Regional (northwest) Meet is scheduled for Thursday October 15, 2015 at Walter Baker Park (Kanata Recreation Centre). Presently the Intermediates students are developing their cardiovascular endurance and running skills in their Physical Education classes and have been training for a 3km distance. Representative for Katimavik ES Cross Country Team will be determined by events administered within the PE program and students training with the Run Club. More information will be sent home to students who will be involved in the Regional meet.

Parents – You have homework!!!


Today (Monday, September 28, 2015) we are sending home a personalized student information verification form. The contact information listed on this form is what we have in our database.

ACTION: It is extremely important that you verify this information, check off  the box that states “No changes needed” or “Changes made” (and follow the instructions to make the corrections) and return the forms to the school. All forms are required back (whether there are changes or not) by WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015.  

Students can place the returned forms into the BLUE basket in their homeroom classroom. These baskets will be picked up daily by the school Principal or VP during the morning block.

Thank you for your help with this importation process of ensuring that we have accurate contact information.

NOTE: It is not too late to submit the voluntary school fee ($25) if you haven’t done so already.

Take care,

NEW – After school Homework Club

Students (Gr. 4-8)  and parents,

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre is running a Homework Club this year at Katimavik E.S.

When: Tuesday and Thursday 3:15-4:45 p.m. starting Tuesday, October 6, 2015

For:  Grade 4-8 students

*Registration forms required and are available at the school in hard copy or by clicking on the registration link – Registration Package-Katimavik 2015 or on the WOCRC website at No fees required.

Contact: Colleen A. Taylor, (613) 591-3686, ext. 228 or

What to do: Complete the Registration Form and the Rules and Expectations form. If necessary also complete the Permission Form to Walk Home Alone. Return these completed forms to the Homework Club Tutors on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. Do not return to the school.

School Forms and Lunch Program – due date

Thank you very much for submitting the media release form, technology agreement form and voluntary $25 school fee. As well , for submitting your orders for the school council hot lunch programs. If you haven’t done so already please submit these forms and money (if applicable) by Wednesday, September 23. A hard copy of the package sent home last Wednesday with your child is in the office or your can find the information HERE. Thank you.