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Safe Schools Reporting Toolhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/361Safe Schools Reporting Tool <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">The SCDSB has developed a Safe Schools Reporting Tool, which is available on this website's home page, </span><a><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;text-decoration:none;"></span></a><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;"> as a Quick Access button.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;"></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">The Safe Schools Reporting Tool gives students, parents and community members a way to report an incident online – whether it be bullying, drug use, vandalism or otherwise. Students are still encouraged to speak with a trusted, caring adult at school or home about their concerns, but the online form provides another option to those individuals who may not feel comfortable speaking in person. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">When an incident is reported, an email will automatically be generated and sent to the principal and vice-principal(s) of that school, and school staff will follow-up.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">Student safety and well-being is always our top priority. All members of our school community have the right to be safe and feel safe in our school community. This is one more tool at our disposal to achieve and maintain a positive school climate.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;"><br> <br> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;"><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p>
Grad Photoshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/359Grad Photos<p>​<span style="font-size:14pt;">Don't miss out!  Grad photos will be taken at OSS from <strong><span style="color:#c00000;">Monday, November 12 to Friday, November 16, 2018</span></strong>.  Book your portrait session online today!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Sign up at <a href="https://www.edgeimaging.ca/en/book-your-grad-session">bookmygrad.ca</a> and enter our school code:  <strong>ORI</strong></span></p> <span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;">For more information, pick up a flyer in the Main Office or Guidance. <br></span>
What to Expect at Medical Schoolhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/354What to Expect at Medical School<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d;">University of Toronto Family Medicine and RVH are partnering with Simcoe County school boards to present “what to expect at medical school”.  If you or a family member are interested in a future career in medicine, then please join us at Bear Creek Secondary School on <span style="color:#7030a0;">Tue</span>sday, November 27<sup>th</sup> at 6 p.m.  Tests, finances, schedules and more will be discussed first-hand by residents, current med students and the teaching unit of U of T Family Medicine.  See guidance to sign up! <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;color:#1f497d;"><a href="http://bit.ly/MedSchoolQuestionnaire">http://bit.ly/MedSchoolQuestionnaire</a></span></p>
Morning Announcements for November 16, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/365Morning Announcements for November 16, 2018<p>It's Friday! That means there will be yoga in the drama room for the first half of lunch today. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Come on down to room 112 and NAMA-STAY a while &#128522;</p><p>Dance team meets at lunch today in the dance studio. </p><p>Tonight is the night of the Improv Team's annual showcase! Come out to the drama room from 6-7pm to see our improv team participate in a friendly yet intensely fierce competition between members. Admission is only $2! Wow, that is a great deal for some top-notch entertainment. Friends, family, staff and students are encouraged to come out to support our Improv Team!</p><p>The Senior Boys Basketball team got their season underway yesterday in style with 2 convincing wins in Milton over Hamilton College and Brampton Centential.  The wins move the boys into the Championship bracket on Saturday vs Eastwood.</p><p>A reminder to link crew members that there will be a short meeting today at the start of lunch in room 335. That's link crew meeting today at the start of lunch </p><p>There will be a very important Enviro-action team meeting Friday at lunch in the front foyer.  We need all hands on deck to help create our fast fashion display.</p><p>This is just a reminder that Orillia's Santa Claus parade takes place on Sunday.  Student volunteers are needed to carry the sponsorship banners through the parade.  If you are interested, contact Doug Bunker at (705) 330-1202 or email <a href="mailto:events@orillia.com">events@orillia.com</a> </p><p>ATTENTION EVERYONE! Tonight, yes tonight is the OSS Improv Team's Showcase Performance! Have an early dinner out and then indulge in dessert in the form of COMEDY. Check out the Improv Showcase this Friday in the drama room from 6-7pm. Admission is only $2! What a deal! </p><p>This is National Addictions Awareness Week:</p><p>Did you know:</p><p>Bootleg Fentanyl is being mixed in many popular street drugs such as</p><p>Cocaine and crystal meth, are being pressed into counterfeit prescription </p><p>pills and being sold as Percocet and OxyContin and Xanax</p><p>Carfentanil is an elephant tranquilizer that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine. It has also been found mixed with other drugs in Simcoe-Muskoka </p><p><strong>Strategies to reduce Harm</strong></p><ul><li>use one drug at a time, or use less of each drug if mixing; </li><li>start off with a smaller amount  </li></ul><p>A representative from <a href="https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/">Lambton College</a> will be here on <strong>Wednesday, November 21 at lunch time</strong>.  Please sign up in Guidance if you are interested.</p><p>A representative from EduTravel will be in the front foyer at lunchtime today.</p><p>Any girls interested in attending the Skills Trades Event next Tuesday be sure to take a form home today to get signed and return to guidance on Monday.</p><p>Forms for the event are available from Mrs. Hollinger in guidance. </p><p>Happy Friday!</p><p>OSS Musicians performing in the Orillia Santa Claus Parade are reminded to meet at the front of the School at 11:15 — DRESS WARM — layers would be the best, bring a blanket and feel free to get into the holiday spirit by sporting a Santa hat etc.  We will provide you with the music when you get here.</p><p>Intermediate Band members are encouraged to get their Geneva Park Forms in.</p><p>Hey OSS!!! Bring in your donations for the Hats and Mitts drive. So far, we have raised $40 towards our $100 goal. Bring your gently used hats and mitts or money to the front forum at lunch. Proceeds go towards the Orillia Youth Centre.<br></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for November 15, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/364Morning Announcements for November 15, 2018 <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span lang="EN" style="font-size:14pt;">Did you know </span></strong><span lang="EN" style="font-size:14pt;">that there are ways to reduce your risk if you use Cannabis (Weed)?</span><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;color:#009999;"></span></strong></p><p class="Pa2" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="A9"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">Delaying cannabis use until after the age of 25 reduces risk. </span></span><span class="A9"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-weight:normal;">Because your brain is developing until the age of 25, using weed at a younger age can increase the chances of developing health, educational and social problems.  </span></span><span class="A8"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"></span></span></p><p class="Pa2" style="text-align:justify;"><span class="A9"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">Don’t get in a vehicle will someone who has used cannabis.  </span></span><span class="A9"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;font-weight:normal;">Many folks who would never consider drinking and driving think that cannabis and driving is safer. It’s not</span></span><span class="A9"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">.  </span></span><span class="A8"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction stop in at a safe space here at school and ask for help.</p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">We are almost at the end of our ‘Hats and Mitts Drive’. TODAY AND TOMORROW ARE YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITIES TO BRING ANY DONATIONS to help make a change in our community.  Students of the MeToWe team will be in the front foyer accepting donations at lunch. Be a part of the change and make a difference this winter! </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">Nighthawks Closet is now open! Come down to the store at lunch today to browse through the selection of vintage clothing. Today only, T-shirts will be 2 for $1. </span><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">All proceeds from the store will be donated to The Greenhaven Shelter, so come on down, support a good cause and find your style at Nighthawks closet today!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"courier new";color:black;">Revolution, the Christian Group, will be meeting at lunch today in room 343. Come on out and bring your friends. That's room 343. All are welcome!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Intermediate Concert Band meets today at 11 am</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Poinsettia sales are due the end of November</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Any student interested in trying out for the Junior Boys basketball team are invited to the gym Friday and Monday at lunch to participate in the opportunity to play on the team the season.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">Attention sport fans, your senior boy nighthawks were in non-league volleyball action last night at the hawk's nest taking on some of your favourite OSS staff. The boys came out strong taking the first set, but your highly skilled and experienced staff took the next 2 sets with ease. Ice packs may or may not have been brought out directly after the game for OSS staff. Well done everyone, fun was had by all, especially by the staff who once again reigned superior in the battle against staff and student. <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for November 14, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/363Morning Announcements for November 14, 2018 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This is a reminder to all Improv Team members that we will be meeting today at lunch to practice for Friday's Showcase. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Speaking of Friday's Showcase... Staff, students, friends, and family are invited to come to see the Improv Team perform this Friday in the drama room from 6-7pm. Admission is only $2! If you have never seen an Improv Showcase before, make this a first! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Au revoir to Florian who has been visiting us from France!  We thank you for sharing your language and culture during your time at OSS and we wish you all the best as you return home!  Bon Voyage!!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">Do you feel stressed about midterm report cards? Come down to Nighthawks Closet. Located in the school store, room 131, the OSS vintage store is a great place to come for some retail therapy! Prices will range from $1 to $4.50. </span></em><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;"> <em>Grand opening is THIS Thursday at lunch, so come on down and find your style at Nighthawks Closet.</em></span><span style="color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">There will be a quick meeting at lunch next Tuesday November 20<sup>th</sup> in room 303 for any students interested in competing on this year’s Enviro-thon team.  Attendance is mandatory for any students that wish to participate.  If you have any questions, please talk to Ms. Stephens.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Are you a Bob Ross wanna-be?    Lunch is a good time to paint.  Come to the art club today at lunch in room 322 and help with some paintings that are being created to brighten up the school.    Art club today rm.322--new members welcome.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;">St. James’ Anglican Church is holding its annual <strong><span style="color:#00cc00;">St. Nick’s Children’s Shopping Day</span></strong> on <strong><span style="color:#c00000;">Saturday, December 1, 2018</span></strong>.  They are in need of student volunteers to act as “elves” to assist the children with their Christmas shopping.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;">Although this event is sponsored by St. James, volunteers come from throughout the community and the funds raised will be used locally to support needy children and their families.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;">Check the usual places for more information.</span></p><p style="text-indent:0.5in;"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">All OFSAA-bound Senior Girl Basketball Players please meet at the start of lunch in Room 308. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;"><br></span></p><p style="text-indent:0.5in;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">TODAY is the day, OSS. The ‘Hats and Mitts Drive’ has begun! Donate your hats, mitts or money to the MeToWe team who will be around by the cafeteria at lunch. All donations go towards the youth center of Orillia. Our goal is to raise $100!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">From the Music Department:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This is a reminder that the Orillia Santa Claus parade is this Sunday, so if you would like to participate, your forms are due.  Forms are also due for the Coldwater parade.  Intermediate and Senior Stage Band and Senior Concert Band rehearsals will take place at their regular times today.  Our poinsettia fundraiser is in full swing!  Order forms can be picked up in the music rooms.  Music volunteers for grade 8 day are reminded to meet in the large music room at lunch.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;">Today at 8:15 a.m., a representative from King’s University College, an affiliate of Western University, will be at OSS.  Please come to Guidance if you are interested in attending the presentation.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Just a friendly reminder that all Spirit wear orders must be in to the office this Friday!      <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>
Morning Announcements for November 13, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/362Morning Announcements for November 13, 2018<p>​</p> <p><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">Did you know that the textile industry has a negative impact on our environment? </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">When we are done with our “Fast Fashion” (clothing that is low quality and cheap to purchase) it is shipped to third world countries and ends up in landfills. </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">So why waste money on new items when there are already so many awesome pieces out there?! </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">Come down and shop at Nighthawk’s Closet this Thursday at lunch.  You can spruce up your winter attire, while saving the world’s landfills, one garment at a time. </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Do you like laughing? Of course you do! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">What about yelling out random suggestions and watching a bunch of people create wacky situations based off of YOUR ideas? Yes, you like that too! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This Friday from 6-7pm the OSS Improv Team will be performing a series of hilarious scenes at the annual Improv Showcase!  This event is open to the public (staff, students, friends and family) and admission is ONLY a toonie! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This event is taking place in the drama room and tickets are being sold at the door.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention all grade 9 and 10 girls interested in trying out for Junior Girls volleyball. We will have a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 125. Please see Ms. Luubert or Ms. Couvrette if you cannot attend this meeting. That's a Junior Girls volleyball meeting today at lunch in room 125.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;">Sr. Girls Volleyball !!!</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;">There will be a try-out for the Sr. Girls Volleyball team on Thursday after school at 2:40pm… That’s Thursday after school try-out for Sr. Girls volleyball.</span></strong></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention all <span class="highlight"><span><span>Nordic</span></span></span> <span class="highlight"><span>ski</span></span>ers and anyone who is interested in being a part of the <span class="highlight"><span><span>Nordic</span></span></span> <span class="highlight"><span>ski</span></span> team...also known as the cross-country <span class="highlight"><span>ski</span></span> team.  There is an information meeting today at the start of lunch in room 346.   We are looking for new team members.  If you don't have any equipment then NO PROBLEM, we have everything to get you started!  See Mr. Shami or Mr. Jackson if you have any questions.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>A representative from the University of Ottawa will be at OSS this morning at 8:15 a.m.  The presentation will be held in Guidance.  Remember to sign the attendance sheet if you are attending this presentation!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;">Just a reminder that Grad photos are being taken this week on the stage between the cafeteria and the drama room.  Please register online for a sitting time.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Anyone interested in trying out for the Junior Boys Basketball team is invited to the first tryout on Friday at lunch in the main gym.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Just a friendly reminder that all Spirit wear orders must be in to the office this Friday!  </span><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:107%;"><br></span></strong></p>

 

 

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School Hours

Period 1
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Period 2
9:23 - 10:38 AM
Lunch
10:38 - 11:38 AM
Period 4
11:38 - 12:53 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, Debbra Arcuri

 

 

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