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If your child will be absent from school send an e-mail message to and include your child's name, the date(s) of the absence and the reason for the absence. Please include your name and a phone number so that we can contact you if necessary.

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Parent Mock Timetable Night - Thursday September 22, 2016

We invite all parents/guardians to attend a mock timetable evening to meet their child's teacher and get information about the courses that they are enrolled in. A synervoice e-mail was sent home this week. The evening begins at 4:30pm - please get a copy of your child's timetable. Parking is extremely limited; we encourage you to park at City Hall. Following the timetable evening, parents are welcome to attend an information session on the new SHSM program at Lisgar, and post-secondary information session - these information sessions will begin at 6:00pm in the Auditorium. A copy of the post secondary information is available here. We hope to see you there!

Ivy League College Event - September 28, 2016

Representatives from Columbia, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, Penn, Princeton, Harvard, MIT and Stanford will be visiting Lisgar to present to graduating students and parents/guardians on September 28, 2016 at 7:00pm in the auditorium. We hope you can join us. Please register here. (08/15/2016)

New Pedestrian Crossovers

The City of Ottawa has installed new pedestrian crossovers near Lisgar CI over the summer (at Mann and Russell). Pedestrian Crossovers are identified by specific signs and pavement markings, and vehicles (including cyclists) must yield to pedestrians at these locations. Please see this poster for more information. (08/30/2016)

2016-2017 Registration Process

If you are looking to register at Lisgar Collegiate Institute for the 2016-2017 school year please follow the steps below.

Find out if Lisgar Collegiate Institute is your designated home school by using the OCDSB School Locator or by calling the OCDSB Boundary Information Line at (613) 596‐8780.

For students entering grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 a registration appointment is needed. Please call the school to book a registration appointment.

If Lisgar is your designated home school, proof of address must be presented at the main office at Lisgar Collegiate Institute by providing the following:

  • proof of address (property tax bill, assessment notice, purchase of sale agreement, or rental agreement); and
  • a minimum of one other form of identification that includes the address and the guardian’s name (which may include the previous list as well as utility bills, driver’s license, etc.); and
  • copy of Canadian Birth Certificate, Passport, or Permanent Resident documentation.

Please bring the following documents with you to your registration appointment:

  • most recent transcript showing all completed secondary school courses
  • most recent report card
  • Individual Education Plan, if applicable
  • Academic or Psychological Assessments, if applicable
  • vaccination records (for any students coming from outside of Ottawa)

If your designated home school through the OCDSB School Locator is either: Cairine Wilson SS, Canterbury HS, Colonel By SS, Glebe CI, Gloucester HS, Hillcrest HS, Lisgar CI, Nepean HS, Osgoode Township HS, Rideau HS, Ridgemont HS, Sir Wilfrid Laurier SS, or Woodroffe HS - Lisgar Collegiate Institute becomes the home school for gifted learners.

In order to register at Lisgar Collegiate Institute for the OCDSB Secondary Gifted Program you must provide the results of a recent cognitive abilities test (ex. Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC‐IV or WISC-V)) for evaluation by the Student Services Department at Lisgar. Please note: these tests must be completed at your elementary school or by a psychologist and have been administered within the past two years and eleven months.Once these documents have been reviewed, a member of the Student Services Department will contact you regarding the next steps for registration. Students who are currently attending an OCDSB Congregated Gifted Program are not required to resubmit documentation.

If Lisgar is not your designated home school, you must apply for a Secondary Student Transfer. Secondary Student Transfer Application forms are available at any OCDSB Secondary School between Monday, February 8 to Friday, February 19, 2016 and must be submitted to the main office at Lisgar Collegiate Institute by Friday, February 19, 2016. Registration instructions will be sent with approved transfers. (12/07/2015)

From OSTA: 2016-17 Student Transportation Information

Route information will be available to parents as of August 19, 2016 via the online Parent Portal.  Schools may have access to some routes prior to this date, through the school web portal or via OSTA’s website link to the Parent Portal Log In.

Student Transportation Information can also be found using the “Stop Finder” located on the main page of our website, which will link to the “BusPlanner - Parent Portal”. The parent must enter the student’s last name, birthdate, school and grade in order to access route and stop information.  

The “Stop Finder” feature returns bus stop and route information for eligible students who are assigned to regular yellow school bus or small school purpose vehicle service, or for students who are assigned to OC Transpo Service.

OC Transpo route schedules will also be made available through the OSTA website or can be found directly through the OC Transpo website at More information on routes to specific schools can be obtained on OC Transpo’s Quick Planner under High Schools and Middle Schools.

Transportation Information During the Summer Months

Please note that the Ottawa Student Transportation Authority will be open during the summer months from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Parents should be advised to call OSTA for changes to home address.

OC Transpo Presto SmartCard System

Many students in grades 9-12 will be assigned an annual Presto pass and must register and replace their own cards (if necessary).  A user guide and online information will be made available for students and staff upon distribution of the passes.

Any high school students with special needs or students requiring financial assistance may receive assistance from OSTA providing their school sends us the appropriate request for transportation forms.  These Presto passes should NOT be registered.  OSTA’s updated Public Transit T7 policy and procedure are available online.

Presto School Board Passes will be delivered to schools the second week of August.  Schools may begin distribution at their earliest convenience and we encourage them to provide computer access so that students may register their cards immediately upon receipt.

Please encourage students to TAP their cards on the bus, whether they board at the front or via the rear doors on any bus, every time.  This helps OC Transpo and OSTA assess the number of riders and the number of buses we need to manage loads on particular routes.  More buses means fewer overloads and less waiting for another bus for our students.

Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Please be reminded that three copies of the “Life-threatening Medical Condition Emergency Transportation” forms must be submitted to OSTA by September 30 of each year for all students who may require the emergency administration of epinephrine auto-injectors or other emergency medical attention during transportation to or from school. These forms will be processed and sent to the school bus operators. Forms are not to be given directly to the driver or transportation provider by parents and/or guardians or school staff. It is crucial these forms are sent in at a timely manner so that drivers can respond to emergencies effectively.

Transportation for students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes

OSTA has developed a new policy & procedure to deliver transportation services to students in a joint custody arrangement and having two homes. An application process and other requirements need to be met for parents to receive this service, and the homes or daycares in question must meet all other eligibility requirements. The deadline for September start up transportation was June 1.  Renewals of current schedule calendars are due June 30.  All other applications will be reviewed after September 15, and prior to October 1.

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