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Distance Learning Resources

Students can access their virtual class(es) (Microsoft Teams and/or Brightspace) through 

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: (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. 

Learn more about Distance Learning by clicking on the links below:

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. 

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 class times. 

Once students have accessed they will see a list of apps. All students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 can find their online virtual class in the Microsoft Teams App. 

Should you wish to contact your child’s classroom teacher, please email them at  

Assessment and Evaluation – Elementary/Intermediate 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, 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 secondary student login instructions. 

Should you wish to contact your child’s classroom teacher, please email them at

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. 

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 or Celine Langevin  To self-identify, please contact your school or complete a form found at 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. 

Learn at Home Resources

Official Ministry of Education Website:
Ministry of Education Learn at Home Website

Parent Involvement Committee: Distance Learning Resource

Cross-Curricular Resources

Resource LinkGrade LevelDescription
TVOJK-6Educational games, apps and programming for school age and preschool learning.

Literacy Resources

Resource LinkGrade LevelDescription
SORAK-12SORA is the CDSBEO online digital library for eBooks and AudioBooks. All CDSBEO staff and students can access SORA through or by downloading the SORA app on smartphones or tablets. Over 130 French e-books and French read-alouds.
BoukiliK-8A free, illustrated children’s book app, including French resources.

Numeracy Resources

Resource LinkGrade LevelDescription
Mathify6-10Mathify 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 LinkGrade LevelDescription
IdelloK-12Learning resources including real-time online classes.
Please Note
When creating an account please choose:
Catholic DSB of Eastern Ontario and STUDENT OVER 13 to avoid requiring a teacher code – you will still have access to resources for all student grade levels.
Eurêka!1-12Eureka is another online learning support program that helps students with their schoolwork and their learning.

Religious Education

Resource LinkGrade LevelDescription
CARFLEOK-12Faith at Home resources provided by Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario.
Archdiocese of Kingston Youth Ministry OutreachK-12Interactive Catholic worship services, online faith resources, links to additional sites, videos, for children, youth and young adults.
EOCCC9-12Eastern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Cooperative offers many religious education resources for secondary students to support the secondary religious education policy document (2016).