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The deadline for students to change courses in quadmester 1 is Friday, September 18, 2020.

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For Last Names A – K –Mr Kirby

For Last Names L –Z – Mr Wolfe 

Mrs. O'Donnell- Guidance Technician (Students investigating career paths,applications to College & University and Community Service Hours)

2021-2022 Course Selection procedures
Students at Cairine Wilson, and across the OCDSB will use XELLO to choose courses for the upcoming school year. Below are some resources to help explain how to use XELLO. In addition, the guidance staff will be posting videos on course selection, and specific  grade level choices coming up soon.
XELLO Course Selection Guide.pdf
XELLO Course Selection Video 
XELLO Student Guide for Course Selections

Click here to listen to a podcast about transitioning from G8 to G9 at CW.

The Royal Ottawa Hospital hosts -  The kids are alright

Exhale - The Kids are Alright
Conversations at the Royal presented by TD
Thursday, February 18 at 12:00pm-1:00pm
Virtual Event Link: 

Youth Psychiatrist Dr. Gail Beck will share her tips for staying well and combatting stressful situations.  Her advice will be helpful for both youth and parents navigating the pandemic and life in general.

Do it For Daron (DIFD) founder, Stephanie Richardson, will also share her personal story and encourage parents to talk openly about mental illness and the importance of asking for help when needed.

La docteure en psychiatrie des jeunes du Royal, Dre Gail Beck, partagera ses conseils pour rester en bonne santé et composer avec les situations stressantes. Ses conseils seront utiles tant pour les jeunes que pour les parents qui doivent faire face à la pandémie et à la vie en général. Stephanie Richardson, fondatrice de l’organisation Do it For Daon (DIFD), partagera également son histoire personnelle et encouragera les parents à parler ouvertement de la maladie mentale et de l’importance de demander de l’aider en cas de besoin.

Veuillez noter que cette événement est seulement disponible en anglais.

All students applying to Ontario Universities will be doing the whole process on-line through OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre).
Website :
The OUAC deadline for applications is JANUARY 15, 2021 for equal consideration.
Since the website gets extremely busy in the new year, the recommended deadline is to complete your application before Christmas holidays.

To see the tutorial videos on how to apply visit:

Special Notes on Applications:
1) The cost for 3 program choices is $150.00. Each additional choice is $50.00. Once you have submitted your application to make a change of program to another school you will pay an additional $50.00. If changing programs within the same school there is no extra fee.
2) Obtain your confidential PIN Access Letter from CW Student Services (ARRIVES IN NOVEMBER).
3) The easiest and recommended method of payment is by credit card.
4) All academic information (courses, marks) will be forwarded automatically to OUAC by CW.

5) Please ensure that you have the appropriate prerequisite courses for your program choices.


All students applying to Ontario Colleges will be doing the whole process online through OCAS (Ontario College Application Service). Website:

The deadline for application is February 1, 2020 for equal consideration. Since the website gets extremely busy in the new year, the recommended deadline is January 17, 2020.

Please Note:
1) The cost to apply to 5 program choices is $95.00. No more than 3 program choices can be made at one college.

2) To apply you will need your Ontario Education Number (OEN) from Student Services (also is on your Status Sheet and Report Card).
3) The easiest and recommended method of payment is credit card.
4) All academic information (courses, marks) will be sent automatically to Ontario Colleges by our school.
5) For out of province colleges, the student must apply directly to the college. Check the college's website for application information and deadlines.
6) Please ensure that you have the appropriate high school prerequisite courses for your program choices before applying.

Check out The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) Virtual Open House for new students, and family members, to meet CAL staff for an introduction to CAL.

§  Tuesday, June 23 • 6pm – 7pm

§  Tuesday, July 14 • 6pm – 7pm

§  Wednesday, August 5 • 10:30am – 11:30am

§  Wednesday, August 19 • 6pm – 7pm

More information and registration available here

The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at Algonquin College will be offering a free, virtual transition event for students with disabilities starting their first year at Algonquin College in the Fall of 2020. The Strategic Learning In the College Environment (SLICE) conference will provide an overview of the services of the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) and Algonquin College, and also provide opportunities for incoming students to engage with upper level students and professors, and to develop self-advocacy and post-secondary survival skills. SLICE will be taking place on September 1 this year. In combination with SLICE, the CAL will be offering a workshop series that focuses on key skills and topics that will support the transition to post-secondary education in the week before college programs begin.  Both the SLICE conference and the workshop series will be advertised on the SLICE website – website will be updated in July with the content and registration information for this year’s events.

Free Literacy and Numeracy support for OCDSB Students.
Please click this link for more information.


Algonquin College will be at CW at lunch on Dec.17 to help with College applications.

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