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Information for regarding the return to school plan for regarding the return to school plan<p>On July 30, the Premier’s Office announced that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will reopen in September. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will return under a conventional school day model subject to cohorting/timetabling considerations, and enhanced public health protocols. As such, SCDSB schools and adult learning centres will reopen to students on the first day of school, September 8, 2020.<br><br>For information for families regarding COVID-19 and the Simcoe County District School Board, please visit <a href=""></a>. <br></p>
Draft Copies of Timetables for 2020-21 Copies of Timetables for 2020-21<p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px 0px 0px 36pt;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="font-size:10pt;font-family:century gothic, sans-serif;"></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">Your tentative DRAFT timetable for next year should be visible on your student portal and/or student email as of June 19.  Please be aware, there may be changes before school begins next September.<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2">PLEASE NOTE that first priority will be given to:</strong></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br><strong></strong></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">• Students who are requesting a pathway change in a course <em>(e.g. from Academic Mathematics to Applied Mathematics)</em>; Parents/guardians must approve all pathway changes for students not yet 18 years old. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">• Students who have failed a compulsory course this semester, or are enrolled in a course for which they do not have the pre-requisite <em>(e.g. you are in a grade 11 University English but haven’t passed 10 Academic English)</em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><em><br></em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">• Grade 11 or 12 students who are missing a key course required for their diploma or post-secondary pathway. <em>(e.g. you need a group 2 credit or you need Biology and Chemistry but you didn’t get Biology)</em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><em><br></em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">• Students who have a “blank” in their timetable <em>(in some cases, students may be on a wait list for a space in a currently full course or registered in an eLearning course to help fill this blank)<br></em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br><em></em></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">If you have simply changed your mind about courses that you wish to take next year, please be aware that timetables are based as much as possible on student requests, including alternatives.   Opportunities for changes will be limited because openings in other classes are limited. You may fill out the Google Form with your request, but we will be addressing the priority needs identified above first.    <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">We will endeavor to address these requests for changes systematically before the end of this school year; <span style="text-decoration:underline;">however</span> it is quite likely that you will hear back from us about the possibility of change in the first week of school in September. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">You can request timetable changes by using this link : <strong><a href="" target="_blank"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:blue;"></span></a><br></strong></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;line-height:normal;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"><br><strong></strong></span></p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeFontFace-1"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeFontFace-1" style="line-height:115%;">Thank you for your patience as it takes longer to process timetable changes at a distance.</span>
NEW & IMPORTANT INFORMATION JUNE 15, 2020 & IMPORTANT INFORMATION JUNE 15, 2020<p>​<br></p><p>This communication is intended for families of students who attend Orillia Secondary School.<br></p><p>As we approach the end of the school year, communication with our families is more important than ever. This message is intended to inform you that our school will be using SchoolMessenger to distribute important information directly to families electronically, including your child's report card and information related to transportation.  <br></p><p>To do this effectively, efficiently and securely, it is important that we have the most current contact information on file, including updated email and telephone information. Families are asked to contact our school directly if information needs to be updated.      <br></p><p>If you have any questions or need to update your contact information, please feel free to contact us at 705-329-4537.<br></p><p>In addition, we will be offering one last opportunity for students to clean out their locker on Wednesday June 17 from 9am until noon. If you still have items in your locker, please come to the front doors of the school during this time. Grads that missed picking up their cap & gown can pick them up Wednesday morning. That same date and time is also an opportunity for students to return any textbooks, library books, music instruments, chromebooks & laptops that they are no longer using for school. There will be another opportunity to return items but this will be your last chance to clean out your locker.</p><p> <br></p><p>Thanks,</p><p>Pete Bowman</p><p>Principal</p><p>Orillia Secondary School</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
Some University Programs still have open spaces University Programs still have open spaces<p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">The Admission Information Service (AIS) will open on June 5, 2020.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">The AIS allows Ontario high school students to determine which universities have places remaining in specific programs.</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;"><strong>NEW</strong> this year:</p><p style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;">Visit the <a href="">101 web page</a> and click “Search Open Programs” to access the AIS.</p> The new <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable">AIS flyer [PDF]</a> is also available
LINK CREW, LINK CREW, LINK CREW! CREW, LINK CREW, LINK CREW! <p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:#763e9b;">LINK CREW Applications!</span></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Grade 10 and 11 </span><span style="font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">students, please <span style="background:yellow none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">CHECK YOUR EMAIL </span>for the LINK CREW application form that was sent to you! </span><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">For those Grade 10 and 11 students that are interested in applying and do not have access to the application form, please email Ms. Hartley or Ms. Bolger! (<a href=""></a>, <a href=""></a>)! </span><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">This is an important year to be part of the support group for our incoming grade 9's-we need your leadership skills and your positivity for the 2020-2021 school year! Get those applications in!  </span><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p>
Important News for Graduates News for Graduates<p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">If you were unable to clean out your lockers last week and pick up your graduation cap/gown you will have an opportunity on the morning of Wednesday, June 17</span><sup><span style="font-size:12pt;">th</span></sup><span style="font-size:12pt;">.  At that time you  will be able to pick up your cap/gown to take home and we encourage you to film yourself stating your name and your plans for next year.  This video clip will be used in <strong>our virtual commencement ceremony which will be aired on Thursday, June 25 at 3:00 pm</strong> through NightHawk TV.  It is important that, for your video, you wear your cap/gown, have very little background noise, and to film the video in landscape with good lighting.  Once your video is complete please share it with Ms Romanek through the google platform – her email address is </span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"><span style="font-size:12pt;"></span></a></p><p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span></p><p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">If you are unable to film a video, please email Ms Romanek giving your permission for us to use your graduation photo in our virtual commencement.</span></p><p style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;margin:0px;"> </p>
Message to OSS Students to OSS Students<br> <p class="MsoNormal">Good day. I’d like to provide you with some information regarding the end of the school year. Locker cleanout went well last week. We have our grade 12s coming through this week. We realize that not everyone was able to make it on their scheduled date and time. The “makeup date” will be Wed June 17 from 9am until noon. There won’t be a set student schedule. Come to the front doors of the school during that time window. We will be limiting the number of students in the building at any given moment, please be prepared to wait if necessary. After that date, locks will be removed and the contents will be bagged and labelled. Please call the school to arrange a pick up time.</p><p class="MsoNormal">On that same date of Wednesday June 17<sup>th</sup>, we will also have a “drive by drop off” option for any text books, library books, sport uniforms, musical instruments, band shirts, music folders, etc. that students had at home that they wish to return. This will also run from 9am until noon.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Students that received computers or chromebooks will have the option to have the device picked up at their home by the bus consortium on Wednesday June 24. Exact times will be communicated to each person directly. If no one is able to meet the driver on that scheduled date and time, students and parents are welcome to drop the device off at the school on either Wed June 17<sup>th</sup> or Tues June 23<sup>rd</sup>. </p><p class="MsoNormal">We have updated information about report cards. We have been informed that they will be emailed to parents in the first week of July. If we do not have an accurate email address, we will mail the report card. If we don’t have an email address and you wish to provide one, please call the school. Leave us your name, your student’s name and your phone number. An office staff member will contact you for the email address. </p><p class="MsoNormal">Thank you, if you have any questions please contact the school. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner. </p><h3>Peter Bowman</h3><h3>Principal</h3><h3>Orillia Secondary School<br></h3><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;text-align:left;"><span style="font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;"><br></span><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:0.5in;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;"><br> <a href="/" title=" Ctrl+Click or tap to follow the link"><span style="font-size:11pt;color:black;"></span></a></span><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"></span></p>
NEW & IMPORTANT INFORMATION & 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 Graduates 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>
Laurentian University Virtual Information Session 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=""></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>