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About our website

Then and Now

Over the last decade our old website adhered to the HTML 4 specification in an effort to make sure that every browser could access our content. Times have changed and we really wanted our new website to take advantage of all the features of modern web browsers. Our new site adheres to the HTML5 specification and takes advantage of CSS3 and Javascript, as well as the jQuery framework. This allows for new ways to present information and also lets our content work well on tablets and cellphones.

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Which Browser?

Our new website should work on many different browsers without any difficulty. Some browsers such as Internet Explorer present some unique challenges, but we have done our best to address them. Because our whole school board has "Gone Google" we will ensure that all of the features of our website work with the Google Chrome browser, as we are also using this browser for a number of our Cloud based applications at school.

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

It is very important to us to make sure that all of our content is accessible by all of our users. We have made every effort to ensure that our website is AODA compliant Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

We have used two validation tools to check the integrity of our website:

Web Accessibility Checker
WAVE - Web accessibility evaluation tool

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Multilingual Support

Using the latest translation tools available, we have tried to make our content accessible in many different languages. These tools are not perfect, but is our intention to include as many different users as we can.

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From the Principal

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Dear Parents,

Happy Friday! What an unpredictable week of weather this has been!

On Friday, before the long weekend, our annual panoramic photo was taken. We look forward to adding the 2014-2015 photo to the Greyhound Trail when it arrives.

On Tuesday, our grade 6 and 7 boys were treated to a special presentation by School Resource Officer, Constable Adam Gilbert. They reviewed the importance of choosing our words wisely, especially in situations where our emotions run high. We appreciate our partnership with the Ottawa Police.

At lunch recess, our grade 7 and 8 students have been participating in competitive Senior Soccer try outs. Best of luck to those of you who tried out and thank you to Mme Norton and M. Adel for providing this opportunity for our students.

This week, during Phys Ed classes, Track and Field events are in progress. It is great to see the students outside engaging in these events and learning new skills. Individual progress is being tracked and the top result is recorded on our Phys Ed bulletin board.

On behalf of School Council, I would like to invite you to attend our final meeting of the school year. Please join us on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM in the Library. New members are always welcome!

Have a great weekend!

Robyn

robyn.darragh@ocdsb.ca

Grade 8 trip

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Important Information

Parent Information Package

Spring Summer Packing list

Tour Proposal

Insurance Certificate

TICO Certificates

Hospital Info

Platinum Package Insurance

Travelguard Insurance Booklet

Community of Character

Character Development is a responsibility shared between home, school and community. Students need to be exposed to good character and have the importance of it reinforced by everyone around them.