Student Services

CW Student Services

To Make a Guidance Appointment with your councillor, please click below.

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)

Summer School 2022

Registration for Summer School 2022 is now open. The following programs are being offered this year. Please click on the links below to learn more information about each Summer School program, including available courses:
Reach Ahead Credit Program (Grade 9-12)*

Registration dates: April 4th at 12:00pm - June 28th, 2022 by 4:00pm

Academic Upgrading Program

Registration dates:  April 4 at 12:00 pm  - June 28, 2022 by 4:00 pm

eLearning Summer Program*

Registration dates: April 4th at 12:00pm - June 28th, 2022 by 4:00pm

Co-operative Education Summer Program*

Registration dates: April 4th at 12:00pm - May 20th, 2022 by 4:00pm

*Please use this Google Form to select a course and register for one of the above programs.

In addition to the above programs, the OCDSB is proud to be offering a number of Equity Based Programs during Summer School 2022:

Students are encouraged to speak with their Guidance Counsellor if they have any questions about Summer School.

                                  Community Service opportunity
Forest Valley ES is running EQAO from June 6-10, and they are looking for HS students to scribe for the ES students. It will take place in the morning from 8:30-10:30. Speak to your guidance counsellor for more information.  
Mandatory eLearning Graduation Requirement and Opt-out Information
Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in 2020-21 (current Grade 10 students), all students must earn a minimum of two e-learning credits in order to graduate with an OSSD. Students in certificate pathways are exempted from this requirement. Students who were in Grade 9 in 2020-21 will receive one e-learning credit in recognition of their pandemic learning experiences.
Students who would like to opt-out of this requirement can do so using this form. Please note, current grade 10 students will receive one eLearning credit due to their experiences with pandemic learning, and current grade 11 and 12 students are exempted from the requirement and do not need to complete the opt-out form. Frequently asked questions about the mandatory eLearning requirement and the opt-out process are available on the OCDSB website.   
For those students who have already completed their course selection, please contact your Guidance Counsellor to discuss any potential changes and/or to select an eLearning course. Here is the full list of elearning courses available for students to select from in Xello.
Attention Grads, click here to find out more about the Lynch-Getty Global Student Award.


Brick & Stone Mason Pre-Apprenticeship program

The Ontario Masonry Training Centre (OMTC) is excited to announce we have been funded to run a Brick & Stone Mason Pre-Apprenticeship program this spring in Mississauga & Ottawa. Can you please share the attached flyer to promote this wonderful program with your fellow employment consultants and potential interested students. It is a fantastic opportunity that leads to a rewarding career. 

Ottawa (Orleans) Campus - Spring 2022 La Cite College, 8700 Jeanne D’Arc Blvd. North Orleans, ON K4A 0S9 
This is an OMTC Program, NOT a La Cite College program 
COVID Policy: Must be fully vaccinated 
The pre-apprenticeship program is funded by the provincial government and includes: No tuition fees, Free Textbook, Free Tools, Free Safety Equipment, Free Safety Training, PAID Work Placements 
Level 1 Apprenticeship credentials at successful completion 
For more information, please view the pre-apprenticeship info session on our website:
This 17 minute video needs to be carefully viewed to understand outcomes and expectations of the program.  It also explains the process to apply.  We are accepting applications now and the interview process has begun
Let me know if you have any questions. Your consultants or students are welcome to email me directly at [email protected] for further information. And I’m happy to go over anything with you by phone if you provide me with your contact number or schedule an online meeting.  

                         Attention Graduating Students of 2021/22
Post-Secondary Information Session
For any students interested in learning more about post-secondary opportunities pertaining to university and/or college, Mr. Kirby and Mr. Wolfe hosted a virtual Information Session on Thursday, Oct. 28th, 2021 from 7pm to 8pm wherein we discussed application procedures, post-secondary programs, deadlines, etc. 
You can watch the recording we made of this session by using this link:
Please contact Mr. Kirby or Mr. Wolfe if you have any questions.

                                          Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
The OSSLT requirement has been waived for graduating students in the 2021/22 school year.
                                 Community Involvement Hours for 2021/22 Graduating Students
For students graduating in the 2021/22 school year, the community involvement graduation requirement has been reduced to a minimum of 20 hours of community involvement activities.
Please speak with your guidance counsellor if you have any questions.
Mr. Kirby (A-K): [email protected])
Mr. Wolfe (L-Z): [email protected])
For more information about this and volunteer opportunities, please consult this link.

                                 Community Service hours - online submission
Great news! The OCDSB now let's you submit your completed community service hours by filling in this google form.
                      Boys and Girls club Opportunity
My name is Linnea, and I oversee the virtual club at the BGC (formally known as the Boys and Girls Club). We are offering a few virtual programs this fall that can benefit high school students. Below is a complete list of our youth programs and their times. Also, our website is:

The virtual clubhouse has been safely connecting youth from across Ottawa since 2020. The virtual clubhouse is a great support system and best of all, they are absolutely free!

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

International Certificate Program
For any students interested in knowing more about the International Certificate Program, please access the following links and/or contact either Ms. Robinson-Sisk or Mr. Wolfe.
Ms. Robinson-Sisk: [email protected]
Mr. Wolfe: [email protected]
                                           A Message from Carleton University
Has the pandemic affected your grade 12 average? We know that grades don’t always tell the whole story! Find out how Carleton University’s Enriched Support Program (ESP) and Indigenous Enriched Support Program (IESP) can help you achieve your goals. ESP/IESP give you the opportunity to:
  • Start first-year university studies
  • Earn admission to a degree program (pathways include: Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Science and more!
  • Build excellent academic skills and habits
  • Benefit from support during your transition to university

If you’d like to learn more information on our programs, you can book a one-on-one visit with one of our Student Ambassadors here: 

                                               ONTARIO UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS
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 was JANUARY 13, 2022 for equal consideration.
You've applied to University NOW WHAT? click to view this information just posted from OUAC.

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) All academic information (courses, marks) will be forwarded automatically to OUAC by CW.

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

                                                 A Message from Algonquin College
Erik Franz is our AC recruiter and here to help you.
Please click the following link to watch his welcome video.
Create your own AC Viewbook: http://customviewbook.algonquincolleg... Attend a Virtual Event: Book a Meeting/Presentation:

Algonquin College is conducting presentations to students every Tuesday to Thursday starting at 3:30pm. These presentations pertain to programming and information pertaining to college applications and the admissions process. 
In addition, students can book appointments with college recruiters to ask questions and gather more information pertaining to their post-secondary aspirations. 
Please consult this link to learn more about the above opportunities and/or contact your guidance counsellor.
                                                           ONTARIO COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

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, 2022 for equal consideration. Since the website gets extremely busy in the new year, the recommended deadline is January 17, 2022.

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.

Brick and Masonry Trades training - Free! Click on the link to view the free training flyer.

Construction Trades workshop
Are you interested in the construction trades? If so click here to book a spot in a virtual trades fair for students going to school in Ottawa. The webinar goes over how to apply, free tools, paid work experience, as well as free training and certifications.

                                   Free Literacy and Numeracy support for OCDSB Students

Please click this link for more information.

Please click this link to view the list of College and University presentations and dates 

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