Please note that the room has changed for the Literacy/Numeracy support program offered by our Continuing Education Department being held at Earl of March Secondary School.
Secure School Update 3:00-Sept 22
Thank you for your patience. We have ended our secure school. All students have been dismissed and should be home shortly.
Secure School update 2:30pm Sept 22
This is an update from West Carleton. We remain in a secure school at this time. All students are under the supervision of teachers and are safe. Our dismissal has been delayed. We will post more information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience.
Secure School-September 22
West Carleton is currently in a secure school. Our students and staff are safe. We have gone into a secure school in response to a concern within the community and the Ottawa Police are investigating.
Literacy and Numeracy Support
Our first School Council meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 6:30pm in our Library. All parents are welcome!
Student Accident Insurance, September 2015
Student Accident Insurance
Creating a caring and safe environment for our students is our top priority. Unfortunately,
despite all reasonable precautions being taken, accidents can still happen. Some injuries may
result in medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or
employer group plans. As a parent/guardian, you become responsible for these expenses.
Student accident insurance is available for purchase, on a voluntary basis, through Reliable
Life Insurance Company. Forms can either be picked up from the school office or downloaded
at www.binks.ca, or you may apply online at www.insuremykids.com.
The OCDSB encourages all parents/guardians to consider purchasing this insurance. If your
child is involved in school related sports activities or is participating in any field trips out of the
province you may wish to seriously consider the coverage options, which range from
$13.50/year to $32.00/year. This coverage is for the entire calendar year and also applies
outside of school hours. If you have any questions, please call Binks Insurance Brokers
directly at 613-226-1350.
Gr 9 Welcome on September 2!
We are really looking forward to welcoming our Grade 9 students on Wednesday September 2. We are asking that students be at the school at 9, and please ensure that they can be picked up again at 3pm. Parents wishing to come into the school to pay the $30 voluntary school fee, and pick up their childs West Carleton T-shirt and other West Gear are welcome to do so. Students are reminded to bring a combination lock as the school will not have locks to sell. Please memorize your combination. Finally, there will be a free BBQ lunch for our students! Again, we are really looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday! Thank you!
Gr 9 Orientation Day on Sept 2, 2015
Hello! This is Reg Lavergne, Principal at West Carleton Secondary School. This is a message for the families of our grade 9 students! We are very excited to welcome you all to West Carleton! You’ll soon find that this is an amazing school filled with fantastic students and a phenomenal staff who support each other every day. You can feel the sense of community as soon as you enter the halls of our school, and we are very happy to welcome you as a new part of our community!
We invite all of our grade 9 students to the school on Wednesday September 2 from 9am to 3pm. During this time, students will participate in orientation activities lead by students in our LINK and Student Council! You will have a chance to meet your peers, participate in activities, see your new school, get your locker, pick up your timetable, and pay your voluntary school fee of $30. You can also pay for your yearbook at this time as well. This year, our yearbook is $40. We will have a free hotdog lunch available for our students that day so you don’t need to bring a lunch with you. If you have specific dietary needs, please call us by Friday August 28.
All grade 9 students must bring a combination lock with them on September 2 as you will be putting that lock on a locker that will be yours to use for the entire year. The school does not have locks to sell, so please bring a lock that you have purchased, and please ensure that you have memorized the lock combination.
Your $30 voluntary school fee help to support our clubs, athletics, Student Council events, Student Leadership activities, and extracurricular activities including our LINK program that helps grade 9 students transition into high school. We greatly appreciate your willingness to contribute these funds so that we can continue to support the great things that happen at West each year.
Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions at 613-832-2773. You can also check out our website at www.westcarletonss.ocdsb.ca and follow us on Twitter @WestCarletonSS. We are really looking forward to welcoming you to West Carleton. Thank you!