School News

June 20th, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This morning, approximately three minutes after we began our exam session, we experienced a fire alarm.  Construction workers were onsite making electrical upgrades in our library and accidentally tripped the alarm.  The building was evacuated quickly and safely, the Ottawa Fire Service inspected the building, and we were given the all-clear to return to normal operations.  Upon re-entry, teachers continued with the exam introduction exercises and students were provided with extended time to accommodate for the disruption.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child's teacher.

Thank you,

Steve Spidell, Principal

Google Accounts for Graduating Students

To All Graduating Students or Students Leaving the OCDSB:

This is to inform you that once you are no longer a student with the OCDSB your email and Google Drive accounts will remain active until June 26, 2020 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

June Examination Schedule

14 May 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Exam Schedule for June 2019.  This schedule will also be shared with students and will be published on our website,

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher or Vice Principal Larry Ruch (

Best of luck to all of our students as they begin preparations for this important evaluation season!


Steve Spidell, Principal

February 19th School Council Presentation

The "Depression is reversible" presentation, part of the Partners For Life program, will be presented to parents at the school council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19th, at 7 pm in the school library.  All are welcomed to attend.
This presentation, which is being given to all grade 10 students as well, will provide information about depression and the importance of taking care of one's mental health as an adolescent.  The focus is on recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression and using concrete strategies to address them.

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!