While many students are now back to in-person learning, some remain at home and distance-learning continues to be a manageable option for our CDSBEO students. 

 Students can access their virtual class (Microsoft Teams and/or BrightSpace) through www.mycdsbeo.com. To log in, students will use the same username and password as they do on devices (computers/iPads) at school. If there are issues logging in, please contact our support team: 

  • EmailICT_Support@cdsbeo.on.ca (Please provide the student name, grade and school.) 
  • Phone: 613-258-7757 or 1-800-443-4562 and press 3 for ICT Support. If you need to leave a message, please provide a call back number, the student name, grade, and school. 

Access to Devices for Distance Learning

CDSBEO continues to work with local public health to establish a protocol to safely distribute devices to families. Please contact your school Principal if you are in need of a device.

For Families Without Internet Access

Schools will continue to monitor and reach out to families that do not have access to the Internet to discuss options and how to continue moving student learning forward.

Special Education

Support for our identified learners is at the forefront of our considerations as we work to develop online learning possibilities for all students. Our Special Education team, consisting of clinical, educational and support staff, have been involved in determining plans for allocation of SEA equipment, individual student support plans and conversations with our families. Our Special Education Department will continue to collaborate with our school communities and families to determine the best learning experience for each individual student based on the realities of our current at-home learning situation.

Self-Identified Students

Any Self-Identified students, or their parents/guardians, who are in need of support should contact Indigenous Education Leads Marian Lawson MacDonald marian.lawsonmacdonald@cdsbeo.on.ca or Celine Langevin Celine.Langevin@cdsbeo.on.ca.  To self-identify, please contact your school or complete a form found at https://indigenoused.cdsbeo.on.ca/ and return to your child’s school.

Mental Health Resources and Supports

This continues to be a stressful time for everyone and it’s normal to feel worried. Students, parents, and staff may be feeling a range of emotions and be struggling with time away from school, work, community activities, and not being able to see their family and friends. Please visit our Mental Health Resources page for mental health supports, information and updates. We also have links to many additional resources posted to our COVID19 Information Page, including information for local mental health services provided during the COVID19 closures.

Elementary Students (Kindergarten to Grade 8)

CDSBEO Elementary Students all have access to Microsoft Teams. It is in Teams that students connect with their teacher and classmates, as well as view and submit assignments. Synchronous learning is based on the school day. Teachers are available to connect with students during their course times.

Once students have accessed www.mycdsbeo.com they will see a list of apps. All students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 can find their online learning in the Microsoft Teams App. Please click here for student login instructions.

Please click here for instructions on uploading an assignment in Microsoft Teams. Should you wish to contact your child’s classroom teacher, please email them at firstname.lastname@cdsbeo.on.ca.

Assessment and Evaluation – Elementary Students (K-8)

All students will receive a report card and final report card marks. Teachers will assign learning tasks and projects and will provide students with feedback on their learning.  Results from the work done through in-person learning and/or distance learning will be used by teachers to inform the final mark. Please reference the Ontario Ministry of Education document Growing Success.

Secondary Students (Grade 9-12)

All CDSBEO students have access to Microsoft Teams and BrightSpace. Once students have accessed www.mycdsbeo.com, they will see a list of Apps available to them. All students in Grades 9 through 12 can find their courses on either the Microsoft Teams App and/or the BrightSpace VLE App. Please click here for student login instructions.

Should you wish to contact your child’s classroom teacher, please email them at firstname.lastname@cdsbeo.on.ca

Assessment and Evaluation – Secondary Students (9-12)

All secondary students will receive a report card and final report card marks. Teachers will assign learning tasks and projects and will provide students with feedback on their learning.  Results from the work done through in-person learning and/or distance learning will be used by teachers to inform the final mark. All secondary course marks are achieved through course work (80%) and a culminating task (20%) as per the Ontario Ministry of Education-approved document Growing Success.

Graduating Students

For CDSBEO students graduating this 2020-21 school year, please note the slight changes in requirements and expectations.

  1. Students are still required to achieve 30 credits.
  2. Community involvement hours must reach a total of at least 20 (as opposed to 40 hours in past years).
  3. The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) does not need to be successfully achieved for students to meet graduation requirements. This is expected to change for 2021-2022 graduating class.

Learn at Home Resources

Cross-Curricular Resources

Resource Link Grade Level Description
TVO JK-6 Educational games, apps and programming for school age and preschool learning.

Literacy Resources

Resource Link Grade Level Description
SORA K-12 SORA is the CDSBEO online digital library for eBooks and AudioBooks. All CDSBEO staff and students can access SORA through mycdsbeo.com or by downloading the SORA app on smartphones or tablets. Over 130 French e-books and French read-alongs.
Boukili K-8 A free, illustrated children’s book app, including French resources.

Other Resources

Resource Link Grade Level Description
Girls Who Code Resources Grades 3 to 12 Weekly activities, some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty which will be released and updated regularly over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.
Mathify Grades 6-10 Mathify provides real-time homework help led by Ontario College of Teachers educators for students between grades 6-10, six days a week, including weekdays from 9AM ET – 9PM ET.

French Resources

Resource Link Grade Level Description
Idello K-12 Learning resources including real-time online classes.
*when creating an account please choose school board: Catholic DSB of Eastern Ontario
*please note: when creating an account, please choose STUDENT OVER 13 to avoid requiring a teacher code – you will still have access to resources for all student grade levels
Boukili K-8 A free, illustrated children’s book app, including French resources. Explore more than 120 French books.
Eurêka! Eureka is another online learning support program that helps students in French language schools from grades 1 to 12 with their schoolwork and their learning.
SORA K-12 SORA is the CDSBEO online digital library for eBooks and AudioBooks. All CDSBEO staff and students can access SORA through mycdsbeo.com or by downloading the SORA app on smartphones or tablets. Over 130 French e-books and French read-alongs.

Religious Education

Resource Link Grade Level Description
CARFLEO JK to Grade 12 Faith at Home resources provided by Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario.
Archdiocese of Kingston Youth Ministry Outreach JK to Grade 12 Interactive Catholic worship services, online faith resources, links to additional sites, videos, for children, youth and young adults.
EOCCC Grade 9 to 12 Eastern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Cooperative offers many religious education resources for secondary students to support the secondary religious education policy document (2016).

Video: www.youtube.com/eoccc

Unplugged/Low-Tech Learning Activities for K-8 Students
Created by the CDSBEO Curriculum Team

Grades K-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-8
K-3 Literacy Activities 4-6 Literacy Activities 7-8 Literacy Activities
K-3 Numeracy Activities 4-6 Numeracy Activities 7-8 Numeracy Activities
K-3 FSL Activities 4-6 FSL Activities 7-8 FSL Activities

Series 2: Unplugged/Low-Tech Learning Activities for K-8 Students

Grades K-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-8
K-3 Literacy Activities (Series 2) 4-6 Literacy Activities (Series 2) 7-8 Literacy Activities (Series 2)
K-3 Numeracy Activities (Series 2) 4-6 Numeracy Activities (Series 2) 7-8 Numeracy Activities (Series 2)
K-3 FSL Activities (Series 2) 4-6 FSL Activities (Series 2) 7-8 FSL Activities (Series 2)