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Prospective Students

For more information about our admissions process visit our School Information page.

Absence Reporting by e-mail!

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.

Lisgar School Council

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January Exam Schedule Available

The Semester One - January Final Exam Schedule is available. (11/19/2014)

Student Support

The end of the semester can be a challenging and stressful time for students. While anxiety is not unusual, there are times that a student's response to events can interfere with their social, academic, and/or emotional functioning. When feelings of worry become persistent and intense a student's learning potential, performance, and social relationships can be affected. Anxiety may be a problem for students when:

  • it is very intense
  • it is unreasonable or out of proportion to the situation
  • it persists over longer periods of time
  • it interferes with their ability to learn, socialize and participate in activities.

Some strategies to help get through stressful times:

  • Communication between with parents, the school team, and others involved to increase the possibility of success
  • Maintain a regular schedule as much as possible
  • Develop a schedule to complete tasks, larger projects will need to be broken into smaller chunks
  • Complete one task at a time
  • Have a clear understanding of what is required, it may be necessary to have the expectations clarified
  • Eat well and exercise
  • Use good organization and study skills (Study Skills Information)

For more information about anxiety-related behaviour, please see The ABCs of Mental Heath. The Youth Mental Health Walk-in Clinic offers single counselling sessions for youth whose needs are more immediate. Guardians may require support and information to help to support their children who are facing mental health challenges. Support is available through the Parents' Lifelines of Eastern Ontario. You may also find Drop The Worry Ball by Dr. Alex Russell is a valuable resource to understand and work with anxiety.

If any students are requiring support, please contact or come to Student Services to speak to a Guidance Counsellor. (01/05/2015)

2015-2016 Registration Process

If you are looking to register at Lisgar Collegiate Institute for the 2015-2016 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.

If Lisgar is your designated home school, you must complete a Lisgar Collegiate Institute Student Registration Form. Student Registration Forms are available through select OCDSB Elementary Feeder schools or can be picked up at the main office at Lisgar Collegiate Institute upon 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.

If you have been formally identified as a gifted learner by an Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC) within the OCDSB and 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.

If you have not been formally identified as a gifted learner by an Identification, Placement & Review Committee (IPRC) within the OCDSB please provide the results of a recent cognitive abilities test (ex. Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC‐IV)) for evaluation by the Special Education Department at Lisgar. Please note: these tests must be completed at your elementary school or by an Ontario psychologist and have been administered within the past two years.Once these documents have been reviewed, a member of the Special Education Department will contact you regarding the next steps for registration.

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 9 to Friday, February 20, 2015 and must be submitted to the main office at Lisgar Collegiate Institute by Friday, February 20, 2015. Registration instructions will be sent with approved transfers. (01/06/2015)

Student Transfer Application Period

The Student Transfer Application Period will run from Monday, February 9 to Friday, February 20, 2015. Transfer forms are available from any Ottawa Carleton District School Board secondary school office during the transfer period. For more information visit the Student Transfer page or refer to the Student Transfer Parent Guide. (12/10/2014)

Important Changes Coming to the Presto Card Program

As of February 1st, 2015 OSTA will no longer be replacing lost/stolen/damaged PRESTO cards for this school year. Students will be able to continue to replace the cards themselves online or at an OC Transpo kiosk. In order to do so, they must register their PRESTO card online. Currently, close to half of the 10, 000 OSTA issued cards have NOT been registered by the students they have been assigned to. These students will no longer receive transportation if they should lose their unregistered card. It is not too late to register -- please do so right away! For more information on the changes coming to the Presto Card Program please refer to the memo from OSTA or How to Replace your Presto Card. (01/15/2015)

What's Happening?

Jan. 26
Day 2
  • Final Exams
Jan. 27
Day 1
    Nothing Scheduled.
Jan. 28
Day 2
    Nothing Scheduled.
Jan. 29
Day 1
    Nothing Scheduled.
Jan. 30
Day 2
    Nothing Scheduled.

Upcoming Events

Monday February 2nd:
Semester 2, Term 3

Thursday February 5th:
Course Change Timeline- Sem2

Roses (Stud Co)

Candy grams -Valentine's Day (Vox)

Wednesday February 11th:
Report Card Distribution

Thursday February 12th:
Supporting Your Child in Course Selection- 6pm

Vox Refreshments for PMT

Mock Timetable Night

Friday February 13th:
Professional Activity Day (for staff)

Wednesday February 18th:
Full Year Courses: Full Disclosure Date

Friday February 20th:
Reach Trivia/Key Club Evening event

Friday February 27th:
Night Event (Stud Co) (?)


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