Graduation will be held on Wednesday, June 17th at 5:30 p.m. in our large gym A reception will follow in our cafeteria. 

Health Canada has isued an Epi-pen Recall for pens that have been purchased since June 1, 2015 and are in lot nubers: 2857508 and 2857505, DIN 02382059. Further information can be found at

Dear Parents/guardians, please read the following information. Thank you.                                                                                                          

MAY, 5, 2015 - 8:53 a.m.

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has provided notice of strike action in all Ontario elementary schools beginning Monday, May 11, 2015.  Based on the information available at this time, it is believed that ETFO will be implementing a partial withdrawal of service.  According to media reports elementary teachers will not participate in EQAO testing, will perform limited duties in relation to report card preparation, and will not participate in professional development.  This job action applies to all elementary schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, as well as other elementary schools in Ontario.

Based on the information received, parents can expect elementary schools to be open and all classes running as usual.  All extended day programs will operate as regularly scheduled.  The school district will provide more information about the specific services that the union is withdrawing in the coming days.  

The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario strike action relates to 'central bargaining'‎. The school district does not sit at the central bargaining table; all Ontario school districts are represented by the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA); and the government of Ontario also sits at the table.  At the local level, the school district is continuing to meet with our elementary teachers and Occasional teachers, however this is separate from the 'central table' negotiations. 

Secondary Teachers Legal Strike Position
Our secondary teachers and occasional teachers (OSSTF) remain in a legal strike position. The OCDSB is one of seven Ontario school districts which OSSTF has targeted for strike action. Currently strike action is underway by OSSTF at the Durham District School Board, Rainbow District School Board, and  the Peel District School Board. OSSTF must provide 5 days advance notice of any planned strike action to the OCDSB. To date, we have not received notice of strike action at the OCDSB.  The school district remains committed to negotiating fair and fully funded collective agreements for our employees.

We understand that the potential for labour disruption can create anxiety for our students, parents and staff.   We remain committed to communicating with parents and students to ensure that you have as much information as possible.  Regular updates are posted on the district website at   ‎If you have questions, please feel free to contact your school principal or e-mail the school district at

In celebration of Education Week at Crystal Bay please join us on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for our students' performance of Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.  Please complete the yellow form that went home with your child and return it to the teacher.   

Please note that Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education is now a chalk-free school. 


Please join us for our final School Council meeting on June 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.    



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Welcome to our school!

Crystal Bay Centre for Special Education was founded in 1972. The Centre is located in the Ottawa Area and serves 96 students with moderate to profound developmental disabilities.  All students range in ages from 4-21 years. All of our students have a developmental disability that may be coupled with one of the following: autism, hearing impairment or deafness, visual impairment or blindness, physical disability.  Crystal Bay Centre offers a summer learning program that is accessed through an application process. 

Our mission statement is as follows: We offer a caring and individualized approach to meet the diverse needs of our students. We believe in, advocate for and are committed to their independence, dignity and future successes.

The Director of Education and the Secretary of the Board is Jennifer Adams. Our Superintendent is Nadia Towaij. The Principal is Karen McMorine and the Vice principal is Karen Landheer. The Office Administrator is Kathy Trotman and the Chief Custodian is Joshua Rebertz. The Trusee for Zone 4 is Theresa Kavanagh.


Employment opportunities for the Ottawa Carleton District School Board are listed on You may find specific emplyoment infomation on the OCDSB's website.