School News

Registration Update

Thank you for visiting the Colonel By Secondary School website! We are now closed for the summer.
If you are looking to request a registration appointment, our Student Services Department will respond to emails and messages in the order they
are received the week of August 27 when they reopen. Please note that we are unable to accept walk-in registration appointments.

If English is not your first language, you are new to Canada, returning from abroad or from a French language school board, please call our Family
Reception Centre at 613-239-2416 to make an appointment.

For more information please visit the OCDSB website at

Have an enjoyable summer!

Summer Office Hours

Colonel By will be closed from Monday July 23rd until Friday August 17th. While we are open, our summer office hours will be 8:00AM until 2:00PM.

Principal's Message for Graduating Students

Parents and Guardians of Grade 12 students,

We would like to provide information and clarification related to secondary school graduation celebrations.

At Colonel By, we are honoured to host two separate celebrations for our graduates. The Graduation Breakfast for students takes place on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 8:15 – 9:15 am in the Cafeteria.

Commencement takes place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:00am for the graduating class of 2018 and their parents. Commencement invitations have been mailed home as our ceremony takes place in the Auditorium at Adult High School, 300 Rochester Street.

Prom is the dinner dance and “after party” organized by a student committee which determines the location and the cost. This is NOT a school-sanctioned event, and school staff will NOT be present during the evening. An external event company has assisted student organizers.

We encourage families to have conversations regarding the safe enjoyment of Prom events and for parents/guardians to know their graduate’s plan for the evening.
June is an exciting time for our students as they step forward into their journey as young adults. Please encourage your son/daughter to plan responsibly.

Steve Spidell, OCT
Principal, Colonel By Secondary School
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
613.745.9411 | @ColByPrincipal |

OCDSB E-mail Account Information for Graduates

Once you are no longer a student with the OCDSB your email and Google Drive accounts will remain active until June 28, 2019 after which the data will be deleted.
If ​you wish to transfer your data to a personal Gmail account, you ​can follow the instructions in the attached Google Doc titled "For Students: Copying Content from your School Google Account to a Personal Google Account".
If ​you are returning as a student to an OCDSB School for Summer School or in September, your Google account will not be affected.

Copy Documents and Emails to Personal Gmail Account

​If you have any difficulties you can contact client services at

Best wishes on your future endeavours
Google Account Administration​

Human Library 2018
Students from G9 to G12 can participate in the 4th CB & Sir Wil Human Library event.  With over 70 Human Books to select from, participants can navigate the event website to select their top 10 choices of who they would like to meet!  Please visit the Human Library event website for all information pertaining to logistics for the day and to read the biographies of our Human Books.  Students must pick up form in the Library and submit their Sign-up sheet, signed Field Trip forms and bring in the 10$ fee to the Library to reserve one of the 150 spots available to CB students.  Questions?  Please direct them to our Teacher-Librarian Mme. Tricia Leduc.

Commencement Fees
Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 12 students,
All students who expect to graduate in June 2018 should have now paid their $35.00 Commencement fee and reported their height to us so that we can order graduation gowns.  The Commencement fee can be paid through School Cash Online.  For instructions on how to register for School Cash Online, please visit
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

IB Parent Information Night Presentations
Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

CB Welcome Letters for 2017-2018 and Media/Technology Use Permission Forms

Grade 9
Grade 10-11
Grade 12

Media and Technology Use Permission Forms

July Information for CB Families

REPORT CARDS will be mailed home beginning Monday, July 10th. Report cards returned to the school by Canada Post will be available for pick up after August 18th.

Summer Office Hours: The Main Office will be keeping summer office hours from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm until September 2nd. The school is closed for the summer break from July 24 – August 18, 2017 inclusive. Registration appointments will be held from August 28 onward, and may be booked by calling the school at 613-745-9411.

Read more here!

Commencement/Graduation Photos 2017

View and Order Photos between July 5th, 2017 and September 5th 2017
Go to: (Graduation)
Password: CLBP171YT

Medical/Allergy Forms for Colonel By Students

The following forms are for CB students who may have a health/medical condition that requires additional information to be held at the school. Parents/guardians are asked to please complete the forms required and return the form(s) with medications if needed, by September 5th to the main office only.

OCDSB 285 - Self Admin Oral Med Authorization
OCDSB 405 - Use of Prescribed and Non Prescribed EpiPen
OCDSB 616 - Severe, Life Threatening Allergy Protocol Registration
OCDSB 286 - Administration of Oral Medication Authorization
OCDSB 802 - Serious Medical Protocol Registration
OCDSB 902 - Diabetes Emergency Treatment Protocol Registration

Grads or Students Leaving the OCDSB - GMail Account Information

Students leaving the OCDSB will have their e-mail and Google Drive Accounts remain active until June 28th, 2018 after which the data will be deleted. If you wish to transfer your data you can follow the instructions in the attached document:
Copy Documents and Emails to Personal Gmail Account


Colonel By SS now offers convenient and secure ONLINE payment options to our families! Please sign up to access online payment opportunities for school activity fees, field trips, the yearbook and more!

See the attached one-page flyer for the sign up instructions!

A & E Policy Documents

PR 584 (Board A&E Procedure)

Colonel By Document

May Update From Admin

Hello CB Families!

The Relay for Life event will be taking place Friday, June 2nd, and the school will be hosting its Survivors' Breakfast that morning. This annual breakfast is held in honour of all those who have been touched by cancer.
In light of this, we would like to extend an invitation to all Colonel By families whose lives have been affected by cancer. If you know of someone (friends, family, colleagues, neighbours etc.) that you would like to invite to the breakfast, please feel free to do so!
The breakfast, which is free of charge for survivors and any guests they would like to bring, will be open to visitors at 8:15 am to when the opening ceremonies begin at 9:30am.
If you are interested in attending please RSVP at
We look forward to seeing you there!
Once the weather warms up, we remind all students that clothing choices should remain appropriate for our learning and work environment. Please check the student planner if you have any questions about the dress code.  We thank parents/guardians in advance for your support on this issue!
Exams and Exam Schedule for June 2017
Final examinations are scheduled  for June 14 to June 27, 2017. As a non-semestered school, our examination period is ten (10) days in length.  Every student must write final evaluations. All inquiries about examinations should be directed to the school administration. Vacations, appointments, or other activities should not be scheduled during this time.  Any student absent from an examination will receive a notation of “zero evidence” pending receipt of appropriate documentation and/or completion of the task at a later date.
The exam schedule and expectations are posted in the main foyer of the school and are also attached.
Textbook Return during June Exam Period
Students are reminded to return their textbooks to their classroom teacher beginning 30 minutes before the start of each exam. Students are responsible for any lost or damaged textbooks.  Please make sure the book that is returned is the one that was signed out to you!   Start your summer with a clean study area … we want our books back to be ready for September!
Commencement – grade 12 Families
The Commencement Ceremony for graduating students will be Wednesday, June 28th at 10:00 am at Adult High School Auditorium, 300 Rochester Street.  Please check your family’s invitation for suggested parking areas, as parking is limited.

Please visit our website, regularly for news and updates, and check our school calendar!

Spring @ CB!

Hello CB Families!

Thank you to our friends and neighbours for taking the time to visit the Art Show on March 30th. It was great to see so many people enjoying our curated spaces! We look forward to welcoming you all to Music Night at the end of April!

As we complete term 3 and begin term 4, it’s time to get ready to review April Credit Counselling Summaries, which will be sent home Friday, April 21. For students in grades 9 – 11 it’s also another opportunity to review course selections for the fall.

Graduating students should be thinking ahead to Commencement, which will be held on Wednesday, June 28th. Invitations will be sent home to families soon.

On Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm at CB, School Council is hosting a special presentation! The Award-winning film, SCREENAGERS, probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Follow the link to learn more.

Please let us know you will attend by using the RSVP button on the Colonel By website.

School Climate Survey

The OCDSB is committed to creating inclusive, safe and caring environments. As part of this commitment, along with direction from the Ministry, our schools administer school climate surveys to students at least once every two years. The purpose of a school climate survey is to better understand students’ perceptions about bullying, safety at school, and student engagement. We know that when students feel safe and welcomed at school that they are more likely to achieve at higher levels and have a stronger sense of well-being.

The school climate survey that has been used by the OCDSB since 2012-13 is called the OurSCHOOL Survey for students (formerly Tell Them from Me or TTFM) and was developed by The Learning Bar. More information about this survey is available on the OCDSB website On this survey, students are asked to answer questions related to school climate and safety, bullying, perception of school, sense of belonging, and their background, including age, gender, and ethnicity. The data from this survey will be used to help school staff develop strategies to prevent bullying and to promote safe and inclusive schools.

Students who are in grades four to twelve will complete the OurSCHOOL Survey for students online at school between April 24th and May 12th, 2017. Parents who do not want their child(ren) to complete the survey must advise the school in writing by April 21st, 2017, by completing the opt-out form available on the OCDSB website.

The survey takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete. The survey is completely anonymous; it does not include any student names. The survey is also voluntary; students can decide whether they want to complete the survey, and they can also choose to skip any question they do not want to answer. The survey results will be reported at an aggregate level only and will not be linked to any other student data.

I am confident that the survey will be effective in helping us better meet the needs of our students. If you have specific questions about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Relay for Life – Survivors’ Breakfast June 2nd

With June fast approaching, Colonel By Secondary School’s Relay for Life event is just around the corner! At Colonel By, the Canadian Cancer Society’s event is extremely successful – we have raised over $100,000 each year for the past two years for cancer research!

The Relay for Life event will be taking place Friday, June 2nd, and the school will be hosting its Survivors’ Breakfast that morning. This annual breakfast is held in honour of all those who have been touched by cancer.

In light of this, we would like to extend an invitation to all of our Colonel By families whose lives have been affected by cancer. If you know of someone (friends, family, colleagues, neighbours, etc.) whom you would like to invite to the breakfast, please feel free to do so!

The breakfast will be open to visitors at 8:15 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. when opening ceremonies begin. The breakfast is free of charge for survivors, and any guests they would like to bring.

If you are interested in attending or helping out with the breakfast, or have the name of an individual that you would like to invite, please contact us at Please RSVP by Friday, May 19th, 2017.

The Colonel By Relay Team looks forward to seeing you there!

Please stay connected to all of the incredible things that go on at CB by visiting our website, and checking the school calendar! There’s a lot that happens both within and beyond the classroom walls that we want to share.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to ensure your CB student has a rich learning experience at school. The administration is available by phone, email or by appointment.

J. Fulton-Hale , Principal

Screenagers - Growing Up in the Digital Age

Is your teen tech savvy? CB's School Council is hosting an evening for parents to view and learn more about Screenagers - Growing Up in the Digital Age.  Join us on Tuesday, April 25th in the CB Cafeteria at 7PM!
Please RSVP to attend so we may plan accordingly!   

The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition

The Ottawa Bullying Prevention Coalition in partnership with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Police Service will be hosting an event on March 30th for parents on cyber bullying. Details 

March Update From Admin

Hello CB Families!
It’s incredible to realize we are already through a significant part of our academic year, and thinking about Spring activities at school!
Thursday, March 30th is the scheduled date for the Literacy Test (OSSLT). This is a graduation requirement, and is written by all grade 10s and any other student in grade 11 or 12 who needs to complete the OSSLT. Students have been assigned to a classroom to complete the testing. Lists are posted in the front lobby / atrium area and students should be checking in advance.
Colonel By will open our doors for our Vernissage next week, on Tuesday, March 28th. Our art students are extremely proud of their creative works; we hope you can join us! CB is also hosting an Art Show Open House for our community on Thursday, March 30th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. Admission for adults is $5.
CB’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the CFlats host their annual Night with the CFlats scheduled for Thursday, April 6th at 7:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale a week ahead of the event, $5 in advance for students, or $10 at the door.
Please see the link regarding CB’s upcoming Human Library Event on April 12th which is an incredible all day field trip for students. Field trip forms are due to Mme Leduc by March 31st.
CB’s School Council is changing the date of the next School Council Meeting to Tuesday, April 25th. Please watch for more information on that meeting, as Council is planning a special presentation!
Students will be receiving their Credit Counselling Summary sheets on April 21, to share Term 3 marks as well as to review their course selections for 2017-18. Students who will graduate (Gr 12s) will not have any courses showing!
Commencement is right around the corner! Grade 12 students and parents; please note that our ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 28th. More information to follow.

Colonel By and SWL Human Library April 12th

For information about our exciting Human Library Event in collaboration with Sir Wilfrid Laurier Secondary School, please follow these links:

Colonel By Library Human Library Blog Post

Human Library Event Website

Eastern Secondary Area Accommodation Review - Letter to CB

Information Letter

Cyber Bullying Parent Night

Information Flyer

Prescription Drug Overdose Information Sessions

Information for Parents and Guardians


Ottawa Public Health Alert - Risks of Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

Parents/guardians and students can access information from Ottawa Public Health regarding Opioid Use in the following links.
Information Letter
Opioid Discussion Sheet
Opioid Fact Sheet

Ottawa Public Health Alert - Risks of Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

This week Ottawa Police Services and Ottawa Public Health issued an alert to warn residents about counterfeit prescription drugs in the City of Ottawa. It is suspected that these drugs have been involved in recent life-threatening overdoses. Counterfeit pills can be manufactured to look almost identical to prescription opioids such as Oxycontin or Percocet. Parents can help reduce the risk of drug use by staying informed. Ottawa Public Health has some great information - learn more about overdose prevention here and read the joint Alert here.

February Reminders for CB Families

Hello CB Families!
February is a busy month at CB, and we hope you have been hearing all about it from your CB student!
We appreciated seeing so many parents at our Course Information Evening on Monday, February 13th. Thanks to our School Council for sponsoring refreshments!
Course selection contracts for the 2017-2018 school year are due on February 24th, and should be submitted through Career Cruising as soon as possible. All returning students have the instructions on how to use Career Cruising to submit their course selections. Should there be any difficulties or questions please have your student contact the Guidance department at CB. Students may not get appointments until following the deadline --- submit course requests on time, and Guidance will work with you to resolve any concerns. Grade 12 students need to sign and return the "not returning" form to Guidance.
Thursday, February 16th was our second Parent-Teacher Interview evening, and we were pleased to welcome so many of our parents/guardians at the school tonight. If you were not able to get an appointment with a teacher, please contact them directly via email to set up a conversation. Contact information is available under the Faculty tab on the school’s website,
Tuesday, February 21st, CB School Council hosts a presentation from Partners for Life, on the topic of youth mental health. The presentation will be in the school Library starting at 7 pm. All are welcome.
Wellness Week will be a focus for CB students Feb 21 – 24. On Wednesday, February 22nd, we will be marking Day of Pink with a special school-wide assembly and spirit initiative! Organized by our Students’ Council and SAFE Club, we look forward to an amazing day of events.
Our musical production class will be ready for the presentation of Once Upon a Mattress, this year’s show! The show dates are March 1-2-3, get your tickets early as last’s year’s show sold out!
The art students are working on their Vernissage pieces, we look forward to seeing their artwork on display at the end of March.
A brief reminder (more to follow) about the OSSLT (Literacy Test) for all grade 10 students and any student in grade 11/12 who has yet to complete this graduation requirement. This year, the test is set for Thursday, March 30th, 2017. This is the only time students can complete the test. Please do not schedule appointments or otherwise plan an absence for this day.
It’s a PD Day tomorrow, February 17th for staff, and Family Day is on Monday, February 20th. Colonel By SS will be closed for four days. Enjoy the time with family!
J. Fulton-Hale, Principal

Feb 8th All Buses and District-Wide Sporting Events Cancelled
The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) has cancelled all buses serving students in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board today,Wednesday, February 08, 2017.

The buses are not operating due to poor road conditions.

All district-wide sporting events are also cancelled.

Schools do remain open.

If parents or guardians choose to send their children to school, who are normally transported by OSTA vehicles - they will be responsible for the students’ transportation to and from school.

Students will need to be dropped off and picked up at their regularly scheduled bell times

Course Info Night Moved From Feb 7th to Feb 13th
CB’s Course Information Night, Select for Success for parents/guardians will be CANCELLED tomorrow due to the weather forecast for Tuesday, February 7th, which includes snow and freezing rain late in the day and into the evening.
The revised date and location: Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7PM in the Colonel By Cafeteria.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
The CB Administration and Guidance Teams

Update From Admin
Hello CB Families!
The second reporting period is here, and students in grades 9 & 10 should have brought home the green parent-teacher interview form. Students in grades 11 & 12 are able to pick up a copy from the main office, as an attachment to this message, or via our school website,

On Thursday, February 9th Report Cards will be sent home with students. Parent-teacher interviews will be held on Thursday, February 16th from 3:45 – 7:45 pm. If you are not able to book an appointment on that evening, please communicate directly with the teachers to make alternate arrangements. All teacher contact information is available on the website under the Faculty tab.

It’s time to think about next year’s courses! CB’s Guidance team is hosting Select for Success: Course Information Night on Tuesday, February 7th at 7 pm in the Cafeteria for parents/guardians. We are delighted to welcome Mr. Whitlock, Department Head of Mathematics & Business, to the evening to discuss Mathematics pathways and opportunities. Classroom presentations for students will occur in the week of February 6 – 9th. Grade 12 students who are not returning to Colonel By will need to complete a not-returning form during the week of February 6 - 9th as well.

Friday, February 17th is a PD Day, and Colonel By SS will be closed that day. Monday, February 20th is the Family Day holiday in Ontario. School will re-open on Tuesday, February 21st.

On Tuesday, February 21st at 7 pm, CB’s School Council is hosting guest presenters from Partners for Life in the school library to talk about Youth Mental Health. This is the regularly scheduled meeting night, time and location! Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month, all are welcome. Contact information for our co-chairs and past minutes are available on the CB website ( under the School Council tab.

CB’s Students’ Council and SAFE Group are organizing a day of recognition for Pink Shirt Day, February 22nd. As part of our student well-being initiatives, there will be a whole school activity to help students think about how each of us contributes to a safe and welcoming learning space.

Our music students are preparing for MusicFest, which will be happening at the end of February. We are delighted to share that all of our bands will be competing this year!

As always, there are many activities and events happening at CB each month. We welcome your feedback. CB’s Administration team is available by phone, email or in person by appointment.

J. Fulton-Hale

Cross Boundary Transfer Period
For those families seeking information on Cross-Boundary Transfers, the application period is February 6th- 21st, 2017. Information is available on the OCDSB website, For your information, the Colonel By SS building will be closed on February 17th for the PD Day.

Winter Reminders From Admin
Hello CB Families!
Winter is definitely just around the corner! Just a few reminders as we adjust to the changes in the season.
If you anticipate your CB student being absent from school due to the weather, please send an EMAIL to . It may take up to 24 hours to process your request at peak times, but please be assured we will make every effort to have your student’s attendance recorded correctly.
Safety is our shared responsibility, and your support is appreciated. Between the hours of 8:45 am - 9:15 am, and 2:45 - 3:30 pm the driveway is reserved for buses and OSTA approved vehicles. They require more space to manoeuvre and can delay the exit of vehicles from the property given their size.
If personal vehicles enter the driveway during these posted times, please do not stop in the bus lanes. We ask that you proceed carefully to the parking lot, and park your vehicle in a designated spot to wait for your student. Please do not block cars in or double park. We have specialized transportation vehicles and they must have the ability to enter and exit on schedule.
The driveway in the front of the school is a ONE-WAY loop. For the safety of students at the start and end of the school day, we remind parents to drop off students before 8:45 am or pick up after 3:30 pm.
When winter weather arrives, the snow and ice make the driveway even narrower. Please be extremely cautious when entering the property at the end of the school day, as students are on their way to the buses.
Our yellow bus zone is at the front of the property on Ogilvie Road. Please note that these areas are marked and reserved for the buses. Please exit our driveway with care, especially during the winter when visibility is reduced.
Thank you for making our students' safety a priority.

Update From Admin
Dear CB Families,
November is upon us, and with that, some key dates to remember and plan for:
November School Council Meeting is TUESDAY, November 15th at 7pm in the Library. Please see the attached agenda. All are welcome!
Parent-Teacher Interviews are on THURSDAY, November 17th from 3:45 - 7:45 pm. It is a busy afternoon / evening at CB, and we ask parents to prioritize the teachers/subjects for your time slots. If you are open to a phone call or email from the classroom teacher, please indicate that on the request form. The form is attached to this email, is posted on the website, grade 9 - 10 students were given a hard copy, and senior students may pick up a copy from the main office. Teacher names/contact information is available on our website under the faculty tab.
For your information and planning, please note that Colonel By is also a polling station for the Ottawa-Vanier provincial by-election on November 17th. The parking lot will be extremely crowded. Please give yourself extra time to find a place to park. You may need to access residential streets. It is very important that we keep the fire lanes open, please DO NOT park your vehicles in the fire lane / driveway.
Report Cards will be sent home with students on Thursday, November, 24, 2016 for term 1.
Colonel By hosts the IB Program Information Nights on November 23 & 24. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the session begins at 7:00 pm. The information evenings are identical; parents/guardians need only attend one. Please sign up on our website so we may balance attendance at the sessions.
CB's Music Night will be Thursday, December 8th. CB invites you to join us that evening to celebrate the talent and hard work that goes into our music and band program!
The winter break will be from December 26, 2016 - January 6, 2017 inclusive. The school will be CLOSED during these two weeks. The last day of class in December is Friday, December 23.
There are so many exciting learning opportunities and field trips going on at CB! Stay up to date by checking our website and following us on Twitter!
We look forward to seeing you next week at Parent-Teacher Interviews!
J. Fulton-Hale

Pancake Breakfast and Awards
Hello CB Families!
A reminder to students and families of our pancake breakfast this Friday to recognize our academic award winners from the 2015-16 school year.
The breakfast is open to all students and families, and we welcome donations to our Open Eyes club, the group of student volunteers providing the pancakes!
The breakfast is from 7:30 - 9:15 am, with a guest speaker, a CB alumnus, at 8:30 am. Students and their parents/guardians can arrive, enjoy a warm breakfast and pick up their award envelope and have a photo done in our photo booth.
We congratulate all award winners and acknowledge their commitment to learning! Well done!
J. Fulton-Hale

International Baccalaureate Information Nights November 23rd & 24th
On November 23rd and 24th IB Open House will take place at Colonel By. Please see the attached flyer for more information or the 10 Reasons Why IB is an Ideal Preparation for University.
International Baccalaureate Application

Take Our Kids to Work Day - November 2nd
On Wednesday, November ​2nd, 201​6​​,​ grade 9 secondary students across Canada will spend the day at the workplace of a parent, relative, friend, or volunteer host. For students this is an opportunity to see what the workplace is like, to appreciate the expectations of employment, to understand their paren​​t​'​s life better, and to understand the importance of planning a career path. For this enriching learning opportunity to occur​​​ ​we need your consent. Forms for ​T​ake ​O​ur ​K​ids to ​W​ork ​D​ay consent will be sent home with students during the week of October 1​7 - October 2​1​, 201​6. This form outlines where students will be spending the day and with whom, and includes an elements of risk waiver. To learn more about the ​Take ​O​ur ​K​ids to ​W​ork ​D​ay initiative or to download resources​,​ please visit

Completed forms should be handed in to students' grade 9 Geography teachers or to Mr. Milne in Guidance.

October Update From Admin
Hello CB Families!

A busy school is a great place to be each day! We encourage you to stay connected to us by visiting our website to check our calendar and to watch past episodes of CougarVision, our daily newsmagazine.
Student verification forms were due to the office in late September. If there are any changes to contact information, please inform the Main Office.
Does your CB student have a health issue we should know about? Medical forms were sent home with the July report card. If you need replacement forms please contact the Main Office. Help us keep our students safe!
Letters of Concern will be mailed home during the week of October 17th. If you have any questions regarding your CB student's learning experience, we encourage you to reach out to their teachers. Faculty contact information is on our school website under the faculty tab.
Tuesday, October 18th is photo re-take day. If your CB student missed the original day in September, or you wish to have a re-take for portraits, the photographers will be at school for the morning.
Tuesday, October 18th is also our regular School Council meeting. The meetings take place in the CB Library and begin at 7 pm.   All are welcome. 
Tuesday, October 25th Colonel By hosts a post-secondary application information session for parents from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the cafetorium.  This is the same session that all grade 12 students will have received in class, which guides them through the college/university application process. 
This session will be followed by the University Information Program fair, from 6:15-9:00 p.m.  Representatives from all Ontario universities will be present to share information about programs and admission procedures.
Although this evening may be of particular interest to grade 12 students and their parents, all are welcome to attend.
Wondering when you’ll fit in a bite to eat? There will be food sold in the atrium (chili and baking) beginning at 3:45 p.m.  The proceeds from the food sales will help support a student-led project of creating care projects for CHEO patients.
Friday, October 28th is the Academic Awards Breakfast from 7:30 – 9:15 am – new format for 2016! – open to all students, parents and staff.  Guests will enjoy a pancake breakfast provided by CB’s Open Eyes Club, student award winners will collect their awards envelope, have an opportunity for a CB Photo Booth photo to commemorate the morning, and CB alumni will be speaking to assembled guests and students.   
Students currently in grades 10-12 should check the lists outside of the main office (by grade from 2015-16) to verify if they have won an award. Lists will be posted the week of October 17.
As always, if you have questions, concerns, or compliments, the CB Admin team is available by phone, email, or in person by appointment.
J. Fulton-Hale, Principal

Meet the Teacher Night - Sept 27th
Reminder! Tuesday, September 27th is Meet the Teacher Night at Colonel By.

Timetable pick up: 5:15 - 5:45 pm
Club Fair & Info Booths: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Opening Remarks in the Gym: 6:00
Classroom visits: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Update From Admin
Hello CB Families!
It certainly feels like everyone has settled into their back to school routines!

East Accommodation Review Update
As part of the Eastern Accommodation Review, Colonel By students and families are invited to visit the OCDSB website for more detailed information on both the Eastern Accommodation Review and for opportunities to participate in the online consultation process through Thought Exchange. Links are unique and sent to individuals via the following:

Students in grades 7-12 will receive an email to their OCDSB GEM account with a link during the student consultation phase.

Parents/guardians will receive an email to the email account on file with the school with a link during the parent/guardian consultation phase.

Your participation and engagement in the process is welcomed and appreciated by the OCDSB. All related documents can be found at

French Exchange – Expressions of Interest, Home Stay Families
Families of Grade 9 & 10 French Immersion students --- read on! We are looking for host families for visiting students from France, with the option for our students to participate in a visit to France in 2018! Please see the attached brochure or fill out the form here! An information session will be held by OCENET at 440 Albert Street, Sept 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

School Photo Day – September 20th
Our school photo day is fast approaching! Please remember to mark Tuesday, September 20th on your calendar, as Edge Imaging will be in the school that day capturing everyone’s smiles. Edge provides a variety of photo options to capture your child’s true personality, preserving all their school day memories. Photo day flyers were sent home with students today. Please return the order form and payment to the school on photo day and give to the Photographer. For more information on photo day, please visit for answers to frequently asked questions.

Save the Dates!
Tuesday, September 20th is our School Council AGM! All are welcome. The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the school Library, and start at 7 pm. See you there!

Tuesday, September 27th is our MEET THE TEACHER Evening, starting at 6pm. See our schedule!
5:30 – 7:00 pm Student Club Fair (CAF)
5:30 – 7:00 pm School Partners Info Booths (Atrium)
6:00 – 6:30 pm Opening Plenary Session: in the Gym
6:30 – 8:00 pm Classroom visits

We look forward to seeing you soon!
The CB Administration

Eastern Ontario Accomodation Review Update
As part of the Eastern Accommodation Review, Colonel By students and families are invited to visit the OCDSB website for more detailed information on both the Eastern Accommodation Review and for opportunities to participate in the online consultation process through Thought Exchange. Links are unique and sent to individuals via the following:

Students in grades 7-12 will receive an email to their OCDSB GEM account with a link during the student consultation phase.

Parents/guardians will receive an email to the email account on file with the school with a link during the parent/guardian consultation phase.

Your participation and engagement in the process is welcomed and appreciated by the OCDSB.

First Week Update From Admin
Hello CB Families!

We have had a wonderful first week of school with all of our students, new and returning!

Today, we held our grade assemblies to remind students of our school expectations. During each assembly, we also welcomed Thomas Louttit, a First Nations elder, who talked of his experiences of residential schooling and reconciliation with each grade. He emphasized the values of respect, acceptance and shared responsibility.

The in-school TV systems are running a scrolling powerpoint of key expectations for all of next week for any student who may have been absent today.

Our Student Services department is working diligently to address remaining timetable issues. Throughout next week we will also be balancing classes, which could impact students at each grade level. This ensures that classes have a reasonable number of students in them, which is a key component of our learning environment.

Fall athletics are starting, as are many clubs. For sports, students will bring home permission forms. If your student-athlete has a previous injury, this is important information to share with the coaches.

Tuesday, September 13 is New Parent Information Night. The evening begins in the Gym from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Together with School Council, the CB Admin Team will provide helpful information to parents/guardians to support you and your CB student to have a great year.

PHOTO DAY is Tuesday, September 20th! All students must have their photo taken for school ID cards, as well as for the yearbook. Packages will be available from the photographer, Edge Imaging. More information will be provided through the homerooms / school website,

Tuesday, September 20th is the first meeting of the CB School Council, and is the AGM. School Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the school library. All are welcome.

Save the Date! Tuesday, September 27th is Meet the Teacher Night! A plenary session will begin at 6:00 pm in the Gym, with classroom rotations between 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

We are a big, busy school ... stay connected to us through our website,! In addition, we have an OCDSB website under construction, Our school events calendar is a terrific parent resource, and we encourage you to visit our site often!

Questions or concerns? Feedback? We welcome your input! CB's Admin team is available to families via email, phone or appointment. Please let us know how we can contribute to the success of your CB student's experience. Our contact information is on the website.

We look forward to a terrific year together!

Jean Fulton-Hale, Principal
Laurie Labelle, Vice Principal
Larry Ruch, Vice Principal

Welcome Back!
The first day of the 2016-17 school year is September 6th, and we look forward to seeing our students again! Our grade specific welcome letters are attached.  The schedule for the first day is included.

The instructional hours of the school are between 9:15 am – 3:15 pm.   During these hours, parents/guardians are asked to communicate with the Main Office should your child be arriving late or leaving early for reasons such as appointments / illness etc.  

Please note that important forms (Media Permission & Acceptable Use of Technology) and our School Council letter are sent home via email as well as being on our school website.  These forms will be available to students on the first day of school.  

Grade 9 Welcome Event & New Student Welcome Event
Our student LINK leadership team and our Students’ Council Executive will be hosting a Welcome and Orientation Event on Thursday, September 1, for all Grade 9 students. Students are asked to be at Colonel By Secondary School from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm.  The morning begins in the Atrium for our LINK Crew/Students’ Council events.  Information on this was mailed home to students. Please contact the school if you did not receive a welcome letter. All welcome letters are posted on our website

If you are NEW to Colonel By and are in grades 10 – 12, and would like to participate in our Welcome/Orientation Event on Thursday September 1st, please fill out the short form. The event will run from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm for this group.  You may also call the school at 613-745-9411 to RSVP.

Students who are eligible for PRESTO passes will receive them in early September following the start of school.  It may take up to two weeks for all passes to arrive at the school and for distribution to occur. 

Parents/guardians are directed to the OSTA website for more specific information as well as to inquire about route information for students who will access yellow bus or van transportation.   Not all students will be eligible for transportation. Please review the information available on the OSTA website.

Community Connections
PLEO – Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario is hosting their AGM on September 12th with two guest speakers.

1)      Bullying – Presented by Dr. Phil Ritchie

2)      Technology Addiction – Presented by Dr. Hazen Gandy

See the attached flyer from PLEO for more information.

As always, the CB Administration team is here to answer your questions! Please let us know how we may be of assistance.  Our contact information is available under the CONTACT tab on the website.

We look forward to a great year together!
Mrs. Fulton-Hale, Principal
Ms. Labelle and Mr. Ruch, Vice Principals

Welcome Back Letters and Link Crew Invitations

Grade 9 Welcome Letter and Information
Grade 10 Welcome Letter and Forms
Grade 11 Welcome Letter and Forms
Grade 12 Welcome Letter and Forms
LINK Crew Invitation to Grade 9's for September 1st Orientation Day
LINK Crew Invitation to new students (10-12) for September 1st Orientation Day