Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year

Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 School Year - September 4, 2018
Posted on 08/24/2018

First Day of School is September 4, 2018

Welcome all new and returning mustangs to the 2018 - 2019 school year at Ottawa Technical Secondary School! I hope that you have enjoyed your summer and that you are looking forward to a wonderful school year.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th, starting at 9:00 am. This will be a full day of classes, beginning with an assembly in the morning, followed by Grade 9s receiving their timetables.

Regular school bus service to and from school will be available. If your student lives 3.2 kilometres or more from the school, the OCDSB will be providing transportation. Please confirm your eligibility for transportation by visiting Presto passes can be picked up on September 4th from the main office starting at 8:15 a.m.. If your student is taking specialized transportation, please check for routes and schedules.

Students will need to bring a combination lock for their lockers. We also request that students bring in their voluntary $20.00 student activity fee, and if paying by cheque, it should be made payable to ‘Ottawa Technical Secondary School’. This money is used to offset the cost of school supplies, to subsidize student clubs and to sponsor special events throughout the school year. All Grade 9 students will receive a backpack and school supplies the first day of school.

This is my first year serving as principal at OTSS and I look forward to a great year of working together. I am available by calling the main office or by email at Please make note of the following two important evening events, as I do hope to meet you in person early in the year:

School Council Elections and First Meeting: Tuesday, September 11th

Meet the Teacher Evening: Thursday, September 20th

On behalf of the OTSS staff, we look forward to meeting our incoming students and working with you in the coming year.


Shannon Smith

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