Update from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board related to the opening of a new elementary school for September 2016 in the Half Moon Bay Community, at the northeast corner of River Run Avenue and Riverboat Heights
A study working group made up of Principals, school council representatives, community association representatives, and Board Planning staff was formed in March 2015. Over the course of three meetings held this spring, good progress has been made on the following topics.
- The group is focusing on a plan which would see the new building open as a dual-track English and Early French Immersion Program school serving students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6. The attendance area for the new school would include all of the Half Moon Bay Community and the Stonebridge West neighborhood (west of Jockvale Road).
- A potential revision of future grade structures at Barrhaven Public School, Chapman Mills Public School, Jockvale Elementary School, and Mary Honeywell Elementary School to Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 is being examined. This would result in uniform JK to 6 grade structures for all elementary schools serving students in South Nepean.
- Solutions to alleviate current and future accommodation pressures at Cedarview Middle School and Mary Honeywell Elementary School are also being discussed.
- An examination of the possible introduction of a second Middle French Immersion Program site in South Nepean, to be located at either Barrhaven Public School or Jockvale Elementary School, and feeding to Cedarview Middle School, is taking place as well.
A Public Consultation Meeting to receive community input regarding the study and resulting proposals is tentatively scheduled to take place in October 2015. Final decisions for the study are scheduled to be made by Board in December 2015.
For further updates and information regarding the study, please visit the Quick Links section of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board website at www.ocdsb.ca and click on New Half Moon Bay Elementary School.