School News

Important Message regarding December 21st *Inclement Weather*

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may be aware, Environment Canada has issued a Freezing Rain Warning for this evening, into Friday morning.  The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) determines if school transportation will be provided on days where inclement weather may affect driving conditions and student safety.  Decisions about bus cancellations will be posted on the websites for OSTA and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board no later than 6:15am.

If school transportation is cancelled...

  • Colonel By Secondary School will remain open to students.
  • Parents/Guardians have the right to keep their child at home if they have concerns about the weather or road conditions.
  • All evaluations will be rescheduled.
  • Students will have opportunities to review school work with teachers but no new material will be introduced.
  • Attendance will be taken. If students will be staying home with parent/guardian permission, please notify the school by sending an email to:

With thanks,

Steve Spidell, Principal

Healthy & Active Living Presentation

Colonel By Secondary School Council proudly hosts a Healthy & Active Living Presentation for students and parents:

"You'd better (NOT) sit down for this! Why the whole day matters for good health"
By: Dr. Michelle Guerrero, PhD and Dr. Allana LeBlanc, PhD
CHEO Research Institute, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research

These presentations will discuss physical activity, sedentary behaviour, sleep and the importance of motivation. They will also include "how-to's" to meet guidelines for healthy and active living. 

The CHEO HALO Research Institute is an internationally recognized centre for trainees, researchers and professionals interested in healthy active living and obesity research, leadership and advocacy for children and youth. HALO researchers made practice-changing contributions to the development of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour, and Sleep – a world first. They also co-created the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth which is now the ParticipACTION Report Card. 

When: December 4th 7-9 PM in the Colonel By Library

Open to any OCDSB Parent and Student

Please click here to register - Registration Closes November 29th

American University Information Night - Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania

Join us at Colonel By to learn more about Yale University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, 11 October at 7:00 in the Cafetorium.

Admissions representatives will hold a joint, public information session for students and families to learn about each university and the highly selective college admissions process.  Students and families in all grades are encouraged to attend.

Please register:  

Any questions?  Please contact Colonel By Secondary School Student Services (

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


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!