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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

03/12/2020
On March 31, 2020, the Premier’s Office announced an extension to the provincial school closure period in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools, child care centres and adult learning centres will not reopen on April 6, 2020, as originally scheduled. The Premier’s Office has stated that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until May 4, 2020, at which time they will reassess school openings. 

The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:
  • Permits (Community Use of Schools)
  • All EarlyON and Child Care Centres
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs
  • Accessibility Advisory Committee (March 30, 2020)
  • First Nations Education Advisory Committee (April 2, 2020)
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (April 6, 2020)
  • Program Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)
  • Human Resources Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)
  • Business and Facilities Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)
In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.


 

 

Reminder from Guidancehttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/582Reminder from Guidance<p>​<span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:century gothic, sans-serif;">This is a reminder to students that there are useful resources and links available here on the school website and your guidance counsellors are available by email for any specific questions or concerns.</span></p><p><a href="/Pages/Guidance.aspx">http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/guidance</a> </p>
Ontario’s universities update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/581Ontario’s universities update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) <p>​<span class="css-901oao css-16my406 r-1qd0xha r-ad9z0x r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0">The OUAC & Ontario universities are monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on students' applications.  Universities continue to review key dates & deadlines to offer flexibility throughout the admission cycle in an effort to minimize the impact.  For updated information, visit:  <a href="https://ontariosuniversities.ca/coronavirus">https://ontariosuniversities.ca/coronavirus </a></span></p>
Parent Teacher Interviewshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/580Parent Teacher Interviews<p>​Due to the recent announcement from the Premier's Office with respect to school closings we will not be booking Parent-Teacher Interviews at this time.   We will notify you once a new date has been set.  <br></p>
Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/127Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19<div>On March 31, 2020, the Premier’s Office announced an extension to the provincial school closure period in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools, child care centres and adult learning centres will not reopen on April 6, 2020, as originally scheduled. The Premier’s Office has stated that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until May 4, 2020, at which time they will reassess school openings. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The following programs/meetings will not run or are closed:<br></div><div><ul><li>Permits (Community Use of Schools)</li><li>All EarlyON and Child Care Centres</li><li>Adult and continuing education</li><li>Dual Credit and Cooperative education programs</li><li>Accessibility Advisory Committee (March 30, 2020)</li><li>First Nations Education Advisory Committee (April 2, 2020)</li><li>Special Education Advisory Committee (April 6, 2020)</li><li>Program Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)</li><li>Human Resources Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)</li><li>Business and Facilities Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)<br></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.</div><div><br></div><div>Learn more at <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19">www.scdsb.on.ca/covid-19</a><br></div><p><br></p>
After School Numeracy & Literacy Supporthttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/525After School Numeracy & Literacy Support<p>​</p><table class="ms-rteTable-default" width="100%" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;"><p>Dear Parent or Guardian,</p><p>Orillia Secondary School is excited to be offering an after-hours math support program and an after-hours literacy support program for students in grade 9 and grade 10. </p><p>The <strong>after-hours math support program</strong> will focus on supporting students currently enrolled in grade 9 and grade 10 math courses.  Dates/Time are listed on the back of this form. </p><p>The <strong>after-hours literacy support program</strong> will focus on preparing students for the upcoming Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test that occurs on March 31, 2020. Dates/Time are listed on the back of this form.</p><p>If you would like to see your student take part in these programs, please sign the permission form below. </p><p>If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact me,</p><p>Thank you, </p><p>David Brooks</p><p>Vice-Principal Orillia Secondary School</p><p><a href="mailto:dbrooks@scdsb.on.ca">dbrooks@scdsb.on.ca</a>   (705) 329-4537 ext. 42256</p><p><br></p><p><a href="/Documents/OSS%20AHME%20Form.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />OSS AHME Form.pdf</a><br></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
Morning Announcements for March 13, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/579Morning Announcements for March 13, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:13pt;">The best way to decide if a college or university is right for you is to visit the campus.  Many colleges and universities hold Open Houses over the March Break.  Check their websites for dates or to arrange a tour.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>You can rest easy now colleagues with the knowledge that the staff destroyed the students today 12-9 in the hockey game.</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Thank you to the staff that poured their heart and soul into the match.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">....the winner of the OSS hat for yesterday is Riley L.  Riley you can come and get your hat from room 215.  OSS don't forget to come visit your business students in the forum to check out the clothing.  This is your last day to order and they've got FREE popcorn!!!</span></p>
Morning Announcements for March 12, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/578Morning Announcements for March 12, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;color:#385723;">The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for students to sell daffodil pins at various store locations in Orillia and Brechin on </span><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;color:#f347c2;">April 3rd and 4th</span></strong><span style="font-size:14pt;"> and <strong><span style="color:#f347c2;">April 17th and 18th</span></strong>. <span style="color:#385723;"> Check your school email, visit the Guidance page of the school website OR Guidance Services for more information.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Students wishing to have a dental checkup at school are invited to sign up for a free screening appointment on Monday March 24<sup>th</sup>.  A free toothbrush, toothpaste and sugarless chewing gum will be provided to all participants. A Registered Dental Hygienist will check for cavities, offer free dental services for those who meet eligible criteria, and answer any questions.  If you would like to book an appointment, please see the guidance department. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>If any students are looking for volunteer hours, the Orillia Museum is hosting an event on Friday March 26th from 5-10pm. They are looking for 10 volunteers to help serve food and sell raffle tickets. If you are interested, see Mrs. Young in room 337 to sign up.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Get ready for twin day! On March 26th come to school in matching outfits with friends. That is the first Thursday after March break, meaning you have lots of time to figure out your amazing outfits! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="color:black;">HUGS will meet at lunch today in room 309. All are welcome.</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">....the winner of the OSS hat for yesterday is Gavin B..  Gavin you can come and get your hat from room 215.  OSS don't forget to come visit your business students in the forum to check out the clothing.  We've got free popcorn!!!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">This is a reminder to grade 10 students of your opportunity to participate in a full day hands-on workshop with Lakehead University at the end of March.  Field trip forms are available in Guidance or from your Careers teacher; they must be returned to Guidance by the end of this week!  <span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;"><br></span><span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#212121;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#385723;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>

 

 

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Student Handbookhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/QuickAccessLinks/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=40Student Handbook

School Hours

Period 1
8:00 - 9:19 AM
Period 2
9:25 - 10:40 AM
Lunch
10:40 - 11:40 AM
Period 4
11:40 - 12:55 PM
Period 5
1:01 - 2:16 PM
Travel Time & Dismissal
2:16 - 2:20 PM

School Administration

Principal
Peter Bowman
Vice Principal

David Brooks, Heather Lagace

 

 

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