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Grad Gown Information for Potential Graduateshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/536Grad Gown Information for Potential Graduates<span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:115%;">Commencement Ceremonies take place June 25, 2020.<span>  </span>Grad Gown Order Forms are now available in Guidance.<span>  </span>Completed forms & payment are due by <span style="color:#cc0000;"><strong>January 31, 2020</strong></span>.<span>  </span>Please speak to someone in Guidance if financial assistance is needed.<br></span>
Grade 8 Information Nighthttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/533Grade 8 Information Night<p> <span class="sizeable" style="font-size:13px;color:#000000;">Starting high school is an exciting time.  There will be many new opportunities and new challenges.  <a href="/students/grade-8-transition">Grade 8 Information Night</a> will provide you with information on courses, extracurricular activities, sports and more!  Join us on January 15, 2020.</span><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>
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed to students Wednesday, Dec. 11http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/116SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed to students Wednesday, Dec. 11<p><br></p><p>On Dec. 6, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with rotating one-day walkouts in a number of school boards across Ontario, with the first occurring on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has been identified as one of the boards affected. In the SCDSB, OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</p><p>Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with rotating one-day strikes today in a number of school boards across Ontario, including the SCDSB.</p><p><strong>All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.</strong></p><p>All secondary out-of-school activities will also be cancelled on Dec. 11.</p><p><strong>Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools will remain open to students.</strong></p><p>For ongoing updates, visit the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).</p><p>Thank you for your understanding.<br></p>
Morning Announcements for December 10, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/545Morning Announcements for December 10, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">The Hawk Shop is open Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at lunch</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Spirit wear is in so come down on lunch to pick it up</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">We sell Popcorn for $1.50 on Fridays</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Don't forget to keep on bringing in non-perishable goods for the OSS food drive! All donations will go to local shelters such as the lighthouse, or food banks like the sharing place </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">Ever wanted to taste food from around the world? Well now you can, come down to room 221 and 223 at lunch on December 12th for free food from all around the world!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Senior Stage Band meets TODAY at 11am in room 108</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Junior Concert Band meets today at lunch in room 110</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Interested in joining our AV club — thats correct learn how to work our sound & lighting systems … come to a meeting at 11:10 on FRIDAY!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The Music Department is holding its annual SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERT on THURSDAY December 12 thats only 2 more sleeps away.  Doors open at 6:30 and music begins at 7:00pm.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Don’t miss this great event that is sure to put you into the Holiday spirit</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:black;">Attention Europe trip students</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Gift cards are in.  See Mrs Young in room 337 at the start of lunch for pick up.   <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for December 9, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/544Morning Announcements for December 9, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">This is a reminder that all Improv Team members should see Mrs. Munro today (Monday) to get a permission form for Thursday's competition. Please also bring in money for T-Shirts. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Did you know that 1 in 8 Canadian families struggle to put food on the table? This is why you should donate to our annual food drive! Bring in non-perishable food items to your home room class! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The OSS Music Department will be hosting their annual concert “sounds of the season" this THURSDAY.  This show features all of our musicians doing what they do best!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Doors open at 6:30 and concert begins at 7pm.  Admission is by cash donation</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>SENIOR CONCERT BAND MEETS TODAY AT 11am to run through our concert pieces.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>JUNIOR BAND WILL MEET TUESDAY to run through pieces</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>SENIOR STAGE BAND will meet TUESDAY in room 108 to run through pieces</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>INTERMEDIATE CONCERT WILL MEET AS USUAL</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p>
Morning Announcements for December 6, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/543Morning Announcements for December 6, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Reminder to Peer Leaders that we have class today instead of Friday. Those who forgot and missed class period 1 can stop by and see Mrs. Couvrette period 1 tomorrow in guidance to get the work.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">CONTEST ALERT </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">It's getting cold outside and it’s time to snuggle up by the fire or in your favourite reading spot and read a good ol' book! What better time to read a book than over the holiday break! Over the next two weeks if you sign out a book at the library your name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a sweet gift certificate! Not sure what to sign out? We will have some recommendations ready for you! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Congratulations to all swim team members who took part in the Bracebridge Time Trial yesterday.  Practice Sunday morning.  See you there!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">OSS, keep on bringing in food drive items! Some more ideas for items to bring in are dried fruit, cooking oil, peanut butter and instant mashed potatoes! Do your part and help your community! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">The Envirohawks will be meeting today in room 303. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Congratulations to the OSS boys Curling Team on yesterday's excellent win over Midland. Way to go, team!</span></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for December 5, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/542Morning Announcements for December 5, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal">The co-op department is hosting a job fair today from 10:15 – 12:45 in the lower forum. Please drop by to check out employment and co-op opportunities in the community.</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">In hockey action Tuesday the Nighthawks got off to a rough start and found themselves down 3 to nothing with 10 minutes remaining in the 3rd.  Noah M. finally found a way to break through and opened the floodgates.  His goal was followed by an epic clapper from Brock M. and 12 seconds later Jesse M. tied the game at 3 apiece.   With 8 seconds left in the game Noah M. had a sweet deke to slam the puck home but the goalie made a sprawling paddle save to deny us a victory.  Final score 3 all, great job Nighthawks!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians will use a food bank at some point in their life? Or that dependence on food banks is increasing all across Canada? And on top of that, food banks aren't receiving enough support to match this increasing reliance on them! You can help! Bring non-perishable food donations to you home room class! All donations will go to the light house and the sharing place!</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">The swim team will leave today at 11:45 for the time trial in Bracebridge. </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Please meet on the foyer stairs at 11:35. </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Good luck to all swimmers. </p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Hello all, please add the following to this morning's announcements if possible.</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#212121;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">HUGS will meet at lunch in room 309. All are welcome.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Thank you.</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="color:#212121;">Last call for gift card orders.  Final order going in this morning. Please bring any forms and money to Mrs. Young ASAP. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">This is a reminder to any music students who ordered poinsettias that your orders must be picked up by the end of the day today.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>The senior Stage band meets today at lunch.  Please be ready to begin promptly at 11 am</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Intermediate concert band meets at 11</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Next week is our concert!!!!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Are you interested in learning how to use a sound board?  Come out to our AV club NEXT FRIDAY at 11:10 in room 112 if you are interested.</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="color:black;">There will be a meeting today at lunch in room 222.</span> <br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#212121;"> </span></p>
SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/115SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres closed Wednesday, Dec. 4<div>On Nov. 28, the provincial branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced their intent to proceed with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario on Wednesday, Dec. 4. In the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), OSSTF represents permanent and occasional secondary teachers and continuing education instructors.</div><div><br></div><div>Members of the provincial branch of OSSTF are moving forward with a full legal one-day walkout across Ontario today, Wednesday, Dec. 4.<br></div><div><br></div><div><strong>All SCDSB secondary schools and adult learning centres are closed to students today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, as there is not sufficient supervision to ensure student safety. All Grade 7 and 8 students at Elmvale District High School and Stayner Collegiate Institute will still report to school for classes as usual.</strong><br></div><div><br></div><div>All secondary out-of-school activities are cancelled on Dec. 4.</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Please note that all SCDSB elementary schools remain open to students.</strong></div><div><br></div><div>For ongoing updates, visit the <a href="http://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/labour_updates">labour updates page on the SCDSB website</a>, or follow us on social media (Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/SCDSB_Schools">@SCDSB_Schools</a> or Facebook: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/SCDSB">www.facebook.com/SCDSB</a>).<br></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you for your understanding.<br></div>
Morning Announcements for December 3, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/541Morning Announcements for December 3, 2019<p>​</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>There is a mandatory swim team meeting today at the start of lunch in room 125.  Mini meet is on Thursday.  See you today at lunch!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">The co-op department is hosting a job fair on Thursday, December 5 from 10:15 – 12:45 in the lower forum. Please drop by to check out employment and co-op opportunities in the community.<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The Taylor Cup, a pond hockey championship which raises money for cancer research, is being held <strong><span style="color:#c00000;">January 24 -25, 2020</span></strong> at the Bayview Wildwood Resort.  They are looking for volunteers to help out at this event.  Please your school email for more information!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Remember to start bringing in food drive items to your home room classes OSS! All donations will go back to the community through the Sharing Place and the Lighthouse! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Over the weekend the Jr Boys basketball team travelled to Bear Creek secondary school in Barrie for a tournament. The boys won their first game, lost their second game and won their third game for a third-place finish in the tournament. Last night the boys played Barrie North in league play and won with a score of 68-44. Great work team on a strong start to the season! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>