Forms & Correspondence

School Newsletters

Promoting School Communication

To promote open communication, here are the many ways that we communicate with our partners in education:

School website - will host important announcements, monthly school newsletter, calendar of events as well as school council information and other interesting and important links for parents.

School Twitter account - @HolyFamilyOCSB. Follow us on Twitter to see current events, announcements and reminders.

School Connects messages - from time to time the school will send phone messages and/or emails to relay important and time sensitive information.

School Cash online - all families should be registered for school cash online.  You will receive notice when an item for purchase (such as field trips) has been uploaded to your cart.

Paper notices - Holy Family is has official ECO status!  We therefore try to minimize the consumption of paper however, sometimes information will come home on a paper notice.

Class Communication books- this is where notes from individual teachers will be housed. The classroom teacher will share their mode of school/home communication.

Catholic School Council

The School Council is comprised of the school Principal, and members representing:

Meetings are held virtually.

All parents/guardians are welcome to attend and join - we value your input.

See newsletters for council news or follow us on Twitter @HolyFamilyOCSB to receive the most current council news. 

2024-2025 School Council members:

Members to be decided at first meeting this school year.

Chairperson: Carolyn Picard

Treasurer: Maureen Murphy 


Parish Liaison: Janet Lynn MacNeil

CSPA Rep: Jessica Dala

Community Rep: Svetlana Najmi

Teacher Reps: Carolyn Thomson,  Julie Godard

Principal: Jennifer Grant

Holy Family Catholic School Council Constitution

School Council members provide input and advice to the Principal on topics such as:

The School Council needs your voice, your input, your contribution to make the school better for all students, including yours!  

Meeting Dates and Minutes

Board-wide Parent Organizations

Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) 

The Ottawa Catholic School Parents’ Association (CSPA) is a volunteer group representing all OCSB parents. They are a resource for school councils and the parent community for information on local and provincial education issues. Through their website, social media, and email newsletters, they provide updates on education in Ottawa & Ontario, as well as tips, resources and information to help parents support their children in school. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join their e-mail list, follow them on social media @OttawaCSPA, and register to attend their meetings or events via EventBrite.

OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) 

The OCSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a provincially mandated committee made up of parents, a trustee, the Director of Education, an elementary and high school principal, and other school board staff as required. The purpose of PIC is to support, encourage, and enhance parent engagement at the school board level to improve student achievement and well-being. PIC is a subcommittee of CSPA, and parent members are appointed by CSPA.  

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

The OCSB’s Special Education and Advisory Committee (SEAC) makes recommendations to the Board in respect of any matter affecting the establishment, development, and delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional pupils.

Quick Links

The enCOMPASS Parent Portal is a tool for parents and guardians to access important information about their child,
for example Report Cards, IEPs, and Attendance. 

Our school uses the SchoolMessenger communication platform to send automated phone calls and emails to parents.

School Cash Online is an easy to use and safe way to pay for your children’s school fees.

Visit the OCSB Student Health Webpage to learn about the policies and procedures that we have in place for supporting children with serious medical conditions.

The school year calendar lists school holidays and other important dates.

The Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) operates all of our school buses, and special transportation vans.

Find out the process for becoming a volunteer at our school.

Our school offers Before and After School Care through our Extended Day Program (EDP).