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Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

03/12/2020
On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. 

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
  • Special Education Advisory Committee (June 1, 2020)
  • Business and Facilities Standing Committee (June 3, 2020)
  • Program Standing Committee (June 10, 2020)
  • Human Resources Standing Committee (June 10, 2020)
  • First Nations Education Advisory Committee (June 11, 2020)
In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.

 

 

NEW & IMPORTANT INFORMATIONhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/589NEW & IMPORTANT INFORMATION<p><br></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Good afternoon students and parents of Orillia Secondary School. I hope this message finds you and your family well. I have key information to share with you regarding assessment and final reports for this semester, locker clean-out, distribution of spirit wear, collection of books and computers and commencement.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">All students will begin completing a culminating task in each of their courses over the next two weeks. Students are asked to do their very best on each of the assigned tasks. If you have questions please contact your classroom teacher. Teachers will then reflect on all work completed prior to March 13th and any work completed through distance learning to determine a final mark in each class. Report cards will be completed and distributed to parents by mail in the first week of July. Please make sure the school has your current mailing address on file.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Locker clean-out at OSS will occur on Wednesday June 3rd, Thursday June 4th and Friday June 5th for all Grade 9 10 and 11 students.  All students are assigned a specific date and time based on the first letter of their last name. For a complete list of the schedule please refer to an email that was sent to parents, each student email address or the school website. </span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">All grade 12 students will be invited to do their locker cleanout on Tuesday June 9th or Thursday June 11th. On the same date as locker clean-out, grade 12s that are potential grads will be given their cap and gown. They will then be invited to spend a moment with a professional videographer where they will state their name and share a brief, school appropriate, comment on their plans for the future or reflections on their time at OSS. This video clip will be included in our virtual commencement ceremony and it will be broadcast using the NHTV YouTube channel. A link will also be placed on our website. Our commencement ceremony will include the usual elements of a commencement, including your valedictorians address. It is our intention to also provide an in person, social celebration for all graduates and their families at some point in the future. Ideally we would do this on Thanksgiving weekend when many of our students will be home to be with family. These plans are not confirmed as we are waiting on direction regarding large group gatherings. The moment we are able to confirm a date and time, we will do our best to communicate to students and their families.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">Students that have purchased spirit wear will be able to pick up their items at the school time to clean out their locker. Students that are still using textbooks and library books to complete their culminating tasks will be given an opportunity to drop those items off at the school at a later date. Students that have been assigned a computer from the school will be contacted with details about the pickup or drop off of those items. At this time we are intending to use the school bus Consortium to pick up computers from students’ homes. Again, concrete details will be sent to those families affected.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;">At this time I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to our staff for the extra effort they have made to work with and support students during this semester. I would also like to thank students and parents who are working together to complete their part of the continuity of learning plan. Truly this whole experience will be one that none of us will ever forget. I also recognize that many of you will have questions about next year. At this time I have absolutely no answers. I am as anxious as you to know what school will look like in September. I will do my best to keep you informed as details become known.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;"><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;"><a href="/Documents/Full%20locker%20plan%20Jun%202020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Full locker plan Jun 2020.pdf</a><br></span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:arial, sans-serif;color:black;"></span><span style="color:black;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:white;">Peter Bowman</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:white;"></span><span style="color:black;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:white;">P</span><span style="color:black;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:white;">rincipal</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:white;"></span><span style="color:black;font-family:arial, sans-serif;background-color:white;">Orillia Secondary School</span></p><p><br></p>
Reminder to Potential Graduateshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/588Reminder to Potential Graduates<p>​A link to the Grad Profile (for Awards and Scholarships) was sent to your school email account in February and again on April 27th.  Completion of the Grad Profile ensures your eligibility for various school & local scholarships and bursaries.  Be sure to check your email account regularly for important updates and information from Guidance!</p><p>Visit <a href="/Pages/Scholarships.aspx">this page</a> for other scholarship and bursary information.<br></p>
Key information for our Continuity of Learning Planhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/583Key information for our Continuity of Learning Plan<p>​<a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1j6EODNYhFyn9_BI6FoMNnMPMMC3wAwWrXEvz96orx30/edit?usp=sharing">How Families Can Support Distance Learning</a><br></p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jOUYr34xtfZv59pw6sKUetqajWvZtX5XNl2fsJrxmwo/edit?usp=sharing">Distance Learning Strategies for Students</a><br></p><span><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">As many of you are aware, next week OSS will commence their “continuity of learning plan”. Students are asked to check their SCDSB email (link on the school homepage) and school virtual learning environments (like Google classroom or D2L) starting Monday morning. To mirror our four period day, teachers will, for the most part, roll out content for their course according to the following schedule:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Homeroom classes on Monday,</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Period 2 classes on Tuesday,</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Period 4 classes on Wednesday and,</span></p></li><li dir="ltr" style="list-style-type:disc;font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre;"><p dir="ltr" role="presentation" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Period 5 classes on Thursday. </span></p></li></ul><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.38;margin-top:12pt;margin-bottom:12pt;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Following this kind of a schedule will hopefully allow students to ease into the routine of working from home and managing the course loads in all four of their courses. We are asking everyone to be patient as we get this rolling. Undoubtedly it will take a little bit of time to get everyone into a routine and managing the flow of information back and forth between teacher and student. All students are reminded of the expectations in an online community. The SCDSB Code of Conduct still applies and we are asking students to model excellent digital citizenship during this time.</span></p><div><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><br></span></div></span><p><br></p>
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><p>There are supports available for students and families.  Please click <a href="/Pages/Support-for-Students.aspx">here</a> for more information.<br> </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>
Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/127Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19<div><strong>On May 19, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year, in response to COVID-19</strong>. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools and adult learning centres will not reopen on May 31, 2020. The decision to extend the school closure period for the remainder of the school year is based on advice from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health in order to protect the health and safety of students, families and staff. <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<br></li><li><div>Special Education Advisory Committee (June 1, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>Business and Facilities Standing Committee (June 3, 2020)</div></li><li><div>Program Standing Committee (June 10, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>Human Resources Standing Committee (June 10, 2020)<br></div></li><li><div>First Nations Education Advisory Committee (June 11, 2020)<br></div></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.<br></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>
Laurentian University Virtual Information Sessionhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/586Laurentian University Virtual Information Session <p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US">On Thursday, May 21st, Laurentian University is holding two virtual information sessions about the importance of course selection in Grade 12.<span>  For more information or to register go to: <a href="https://www.laurentian.ca./postsec101">www.laurentian.ca./postsec101</a><br></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US"><span><a href="/Documents/Parent%20Invitation.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Parent Invitation.pdf</a><br></span></span></p>

 

 

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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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