All Ottawa Catholic schools closed on Tuesday to allow for storm cleanup

All Ottawa English Catholic elementary and secondary schools will be closed on Tuesday, and there will be no virtual learning, as the cleanup continues from Saturday’s storm.

In a letter to parents, guardians and staff, the Ottawa Catholic School Board said schools will be closed on Tuesday.

“The decision to close all OCSB schools was based on the fact that thousands of families are still without power, roads still need to be cleared, and municipal officials are urging residents to stay off city streets as they attempt to stabilize roadways and traffic lights,” said the letter from Director of Education Tom D’Amico and Ottawa Catholic School Board Chair Tom D’Amico.

The board says the closure will give staff one more day to clear downed trees, broken branches and debris in school yards.

There will be no virtual learning on Tuesday for students with Blessed Carlo Virtual School and St. Josephine Virtual School.

St. Monica School on Merivale Road will remain closed for at least the remainder of this week due to significant damages to the school. The storm blew the roof of the school off the building.  Students will move to online learning on Wednesday.

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board says an update will be sent to parents later this afternoon with information on returning to school on Tuesday.


Algonquin College says all classes and services – virtual and in-person are cancelled on Tuesday for the Ottawa campus.

“All employees at the Ottawa campus who are not directly involved with restoring operations, or have not been directly advised by their manager to attend work on campus, should remain at home on Tuesday,” Algonquin College said in a statement on Monday.

It is likely cancellations will be extended further into the week.”

All classes and operations at the Algonquin College Perth and Pembroke campuses on Tuesday.

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