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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,

What a wonderful week of celebration we have enjoyed! This has been a fantastic (and quick) year for both students and staff. Congratulations to all of our grade 8 students who were honoured at our Leaving Ceremony on Wednesday and to all of our Honour Roll recipients and Award winners who were recognized at our year end assembly. We are very proud of all of your accomplishments!

On behalf of the staff, we wish you a safe and happy summer holiday.

Robyn

robyn.darragh@ocdsb.ca

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Bridge Building

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Grade 7 students worked on the construction of bridges as part of their Science program and were very excited to test the strength of their creations.

picture of students working on pasta bridges
picture of students working on pasta bridges