School News June 27th

School News June 27th
Posted on 06/27/2024

Thursday June 27, 2024

Good afternoon, 

It is hard to believe it is the last day for the 2024-2025 school year! A few more staffing updates: Congratulations to Kealey Nephin who has accepted a Grade 6 homeroom at Stittsville Public School. She will be missed and we hope our collective paths will cross again. Welcome EAs Jonathan Murphy, Kerina Sova and Christine Brabant. Kaitlynn Farrell-Rose will be returning as a regular EA following her leave. Staffing continues.

If your child/youth has mediations at school, including Epipens, please look for their return in child/youth’s backpacks today. Kindly complete Medical Plan of Care and/or Handling of Prescribed Medication for Students With Non-Life-Threatening Medical Conditions prior to the start of the new school year. 

In preparation for September…

Here is the approved 2024-2025 School Year Calendar

We ask that all families complete the Media/School Website Permission form and medical forms -as applicable in September. Links are also available on our school website -Parent Resources -Crystal Bay School Forms

OCDSB 021 - Media/School Website Permission Form

All Parents/Guardians are asked to choose whether or not we can include their child's work, photos, and videos on communication platforms, as described below, when showcasing their talents and participation, or when publicizing school events and activities.

OCDSB 963 - Medical Plan of Care Form

Parents/Guardians are asked to give consent for the school to share a Plan of Care as necessary with individuals in direct contact with the student to attend to their well-being and medical needs at school and during school activities. 

OCDSB 988 - Handling of Prescribed Medication for Students with non-Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

This new form replaces the requirement of a signature of a healthcare professional with an upload of the original prescription label.

OCDSB 987 - Student’s Address and Supporting Documentation Form

Moving? Please complete the Change of Address information on the form and attach your supporting documents for your child's change of address. Please submit one form per student.

School Council News

Email [email protected] 

OCDSB School Council News website

The next School Council meeting is Tuesday, September 17th, 2024 at 6:30 pm. All welcome to join via link sent by email. Note that Elections for the 2024-2025 Executive will be held then.

Fundraising for Crystal Bay: code: BWTTVY

Mabels Labels Team and  -search for Crystal Bay’s name.

No Fun Fundraiser -make a donation using Schoolcashonline.


Community Partners

Developmental Service Ontario see link

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) – Things to Know & Answers to Common Questions Webcast June 27, 6:30-8:00 pm link to register: 

Service Coordination Support June Newsletter here

Autism Ontario June Provincial Newsletter here.

Autism Ontario June Adult Newsletter here 

Families Matter Cooperative The Family Scoop May edition here. Visit their website 

Around the Campfire Spring Session

Bank of Canada Museum Sensory Sundays 

NAC The Feeling of Free

Ottawa Public Health: Dealing With Respiratory Illnesses, Handwashing, Preventing Mosquito and Tick Bites, Beat the Heat

Ottawa Public Library, the OPL website, is available 24/7 for virtual browsing of our catalogue, varied digital resources and a wide range of virtual programs.


Thank you to Cyndy and Gonul Designated Occasional Teachers and to Danielle, Austen, Krista, Pam, and Vanessa for their work as Long Term Occasional Teachers this year. Thanks also to Term EAs Jodi, Jessica and Megan. All the best in your next adventures.



June 27: Last Day of School; ODSP webinar 6:30 pm

August 26: Crystal Bay School Office opens, Summer Transition Program select days

Sept 3: First Day of School for staff and students


Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer. ☀️

~Kathryn and Kati

Kathryn Ferguson


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Kati Mackie

Vice Principal

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