School News Sept 5th

school News Sept 5th
Posted on 09/05/2023

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Good afternoon, 

Staff have been busy preparing for 2023-2024 school year.  We were so happy to welcome students back to school this morning! 

We have a few information items we’d like to share with you:

We recognize the challenge the driver shortage has caused. We encourage you to check OSTA’s website daily, and sign up for notifications through the parent portal to ensure you receive the latest information. 

Here is the approved 2023-2024 School Year Calendar Print copies will be sent home this week.

If your child has medication to be taken at school or a life-threatening condition please complete the following forms. A reminder that links to the Media/School Website Permission, Medical Plan of Care, Handling of Prescribed Medication and Student Address forms can be found in the Crystal Bay School Forms tab under Parent Resources on our school website.  

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 and caregivers become responsible for these expenses. 

The OCDSB does not provide student accident insurance and encourages all caregivers to consider purchasing accident insurance or student accident insurance for incidents that may not be covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) or any additional medical plans they have.

Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis. Caregivers may apply online at or call 1-800-463-5437. The accident insurance coverage options range from $17.00/year to $33.00/year. All plans provide 24/7 coverage and a variety of important accident benefits (benefit limits differ based on plan selected). If you have any questions, please call Binks Insurance Brokers directly at 613-226-1350.

News from Your Trustee

We welcomed Suzanne Nash to Crystal Bay this morning. She greeted students upon arrival. She reminds you to please not hesitate to reach out at [email protected]

School Council News

The next School Council meeting will be Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at 6:30 pm via Google Meet link shared by email.

Fundraising for Crystal Bay:

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

20% off all school labels!

No Fun Fundraiser -make a donation using Schoolcashonline.


Community Partners

Service Coordination Support’s August e-newsletter is available here

Autism Ontario’s September 2023 Adult Newsletter is available here.

Autism Ontario’s August 2023 e-newsletter is available here.


Looking ahead

16 & 17 September Rosh Hashanah

19 September: School Council Mtg

25 September - Yom Kippur

30 September - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Again, welcome back. Please reach out if you have any questions.

. ~Kathryn and Kati

Kathryn Ferguson                 Kati Mackie

Principal                                Vice Principal

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