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Morning Announcements for Friday, October 15, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/683Morning Announcements for Friday, October 15, 2021<p>​Please dismiss the Jr boys football team at 12:30 today for their game against Bear Creek.<br></p><p>Congratulations to all cross country runners who competed in Collingwood yesterday.  McKenna K., Hannah K., Claire K., and Keira K. made up our senior girls' team and all had strong finishes.  The team will travel to GBSSA's next week.<br></p><p>Our schools Terry Fox Walk will take place TODAY during your period 5 class. After lunch, we will start to call grades out to the track at their scheduled time. All period 5 teachers are reminded to bring out your classes brown donation envelope when your class gets called out for the walk. It is also your last day to bring donations to your period 5 teacher. Remember the class who raises the most money will win a prize! We will also have a donation collection bin inside the office next week if you are wishing to donate more. See you out there OSS!</p><p>Student ID cards will be sold today at lunch in the front foyer for $10 cash. If you pre paid for your card online through school cash online, you can come at lunch to the foyer to pick it up. Forgot your money today? No worries. We will have them on sale all next week for purchase and pickup. <br></p><p>Hey OSS, starting October 18th (that's next Monday) your students for change team will be holding a food drive! A box will be placed in the front foyer and we will be accepting any <strong>unopened and non perishable food items. </strong>This year has been especially hard for food banks all over and has made it even harder for those in need. It has been shown that the number of people visiting the food banks has increased by 25% during the pandemic, making it super important that they get the support and help they need. All items will be donated to the Sharing Place here in Orillia. Any unopened or non perishable food items will be accepted and are greatly appreciated. <br></p><p>Reminder to Grade 12 students that a representative from the University of New Brunswick will be making a "Virtual Visit" to OSS today.  Great school AND a chance to explore more of Canada while you study!   The zoom link was sent to you in an email yesterday.  Starts at 10:40 today.  Zoom in and have a listen – it could change your life!!!<br></p><p><br></p><p> </p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Return to School Letter to Familieshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/655Return to School Letter to Families<p>Good afternoon. This message has a significant amount of important information regarding our return to school on Tuesday Sept 7. </p><ul><li>If you received tech from OSS last year (Chromebooks or Wi-Fi Hubs) please return them to the school library</li><li>If you have text books or other learning materials from last year, please return them to the main office. Where possible please identify the name of the teacher of that course.</li></ul><p>The following practices are in place in order to increase protective measures for all staff and students:</p><ul><li>all students are required to complete a covid-19 self-assessment: <a href="https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/">https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/</a></li><li>during morning attendance, teachers will confirm completion of the assessment with each individual student,</li><li>similar to last year, all students are required to properly wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose. If your student has a medical exemption, we will require a medical note. Students are to wear a mask while outdoors if unable to be physically distant from others,</li><li>when entering the school in the morning, students will report directly to their classroom,</li><li>hand sanitizer is available at the main entrance and in each classroom - please use it often!</li><li>throughout the course of the day, students are to only use the washroom that is located closest to their classroom,</li><li>when leaving their classroom for break, for lunch or at the end of the day, students are to only use their designated fire exit. This is being done to further reduce any potential congestion in the halls</li><li>Halls and stairwells are for traveling. At this time there will be no loitering or unnecessary traveling in the halls.</li><li>the cafeteria will only be open at lunch, students will need to line up (just like everywhere else in the world) and wait for their turn to enter the servery. The seating in the cafe is greatly reduced to ensure physical distancing. It may be accessed on a first come-first served basis. Some classrooms (not specialty classrooms, like Tech) will remain open during the lunch. Unfortunately not all classrooms are able to remain open. Students that were in a given classroom for the morning class are entitled to remain in that space for lunch. All students will be encouraged to spend their lunch time outdoors. The school campus has terrific outdoor spaces that should be enjoyed.</li><li>Students are not to enter any classroom other than their designated class at any time.</li><li>students are to avoid congregating in large groups. This includes both on school property and off school property. Our community historically has been intolerant to groups of students congregating together and in particular when they are doing so without masks,</li><li>if students take advantage of the opportunity to go outside on their break, there is to be no congregating and masks will be required at all times when not physically distancing.</li><li>Clubs and teams will be starting back up as our staff volunteers are able to facilitate them. Please be patient as there is a lot of work that goes into these extra-curricular activities. Students are asked to pay close attention to announcements for details of meeting times and locations and tryout dates and times.</li></ul><p>Without a doubt, one of the most important things we can all do to ensure in-person learning may continue is to follow the public health measures. It is vital that students carefully self-screen each day prior to coming to school. If, during your self-screen, it is recommended that you not come to school, please stay home. </p><p>Teachers will post content on their D2L shell for their classes. To our new grade 9 students, this is the virtual learning platform used by secondary schools in SCDSB. We realize that there will be a learning curve as it is different from Google Classrooms that many are accustomed to. </p><p>If you have any questions about the learning environment please contact the teacher directly. If you require further assistance after that, please contact the office and speak to an administrator.</p><p>Thank you for your time and attention to this. Have a good evening.</p><p>Peter Bowman<br></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for Thursday, October 14, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/682Morning Announcements for Thursday, October 14, 2021<p>​Please join us in room 311 at the beginning of lunch today for the first OSS Book club meeting of the year. There's no commitment, and no essay writing - drop in to share your love of literature!<br></p><p><strong>Our schools Terry Fox run will take place TOMORROW your period 5 class. We are encouraging all students to bring a toonie for terry or a donation of your choice to your period 5 classroom teacher up</strong><strong> until the time of your scheduled run for tomorrow. The class that fundraises the most will win a prize! Next week there will be a donation bin inside the office for students wishing to donate more for Terry Fox. Our goal this year is 2000 dollars. Let's keep up the great work OSS!</strong></p><p><strong>Student ID cards are available this week to purchase with cash in the front foyer during lunch. If you paid with school cash online, you can come down to the foyer this week at lunch to pick up your ID card. </strong></p><p>The Senior Girls Basketball team hosted Bear Creek last night in the ice cold gym. The girls from OSS played their best game of the season and hustled to their first win of the season with by a 38 to 35 score. The grit showed by OSS came through with some tough rebounds and great defence. Timely shooting propelled the girls to a lead in the second quarter and they never gave up the lead. </p><p>Awesome job girls. Go Hawks!<br></p><p>Envirohawks will be meeting today (Thursday) in room 303.  New members are always welcome!<br></p><p>HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Everyone is welcome.</p><p> For all grade 12 students interested in getting information about the University of New Brunswick please look at your email to get the zoom number meeting for the presentation tomorrow at 10:40.<br></p><p>Attention Grade 12s. </p><p>The Guidance Department will be continuing to reach out to each of you to discuss your Post-Graduation plans for next year. If you have not already had an individual appointment, you will be called in to see a  counsellor very soon.</p><p>Also, many of you are still in need of the Revised Provincial Requirement of 20 Community Service Hours needed for Graduation. If you need the Recording Sheets for the verification of these hours, please visit the Guidance office and pick one up on the table in the Guidance Office.</p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for Wednesday, October 13, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/681Morning Announcements for Wednesday, October 13, 2021<p>​A reminder that STAGE BAND REHEARSES TODAY at 5:00pm and that SENIOR CONCERT BAND begins tonight at 7:00 ... information was emailed out to all Senior Concert Band members -- so ensure you check it.<br></p><p>Do you love to read? Are you missing English class this semester? Feel like you need a little enlightenment in your life? Come to room 311 tomorrow at lunch for the first meeting of the book club. Tomorrow we will discuss books you might like to read together. Don't worry - there's no essay at the end!!<br></p><p>Indigenous Students are reminded to check their school email to sign up for a Ribbon Skirt or Ribbon Shirt workshop beginning next Tuesday, October 19th at lunch. If you're interested in the teachings and want to learn some sewing skills to make your very own ribbon skirt or ribbon shirt, this workshop is for you! </p><p>Again, please check your school email or see Ms. Schlorff in the Indigenous Hub if you have any questions.<br></p><p>Feeling stressed?  Want help managing anxiety?  Need help focusing?  Having trouble sleeping? </p><p>Try colouring!</p><p>Colouring mandalas are available in the library.  Come pick some up whenever you want.  There are many designs to choose from.  Mandalas are circular designs with concentric shapes or geometrical designs.  The word "mandala" means sacred circle and they originated in India.  </p><p>Colouring has been proven to alleviate stress, improve concentration, induce meditative states, and lessen anxiety by relaxing the fear centre of the brain.  </p><p>Create something beautiful as you give yourself some care and attention when things get overwhelming.  <br></p><p><strong>Our schools Terry Fox run will take place this Friday during your period 5 class. We are encouraging all students to bring a toonie for terry or a donation of your choice to your period 5 classroom teacher up</strong><strong> until Friday. The class that fundraises the most will win a prize! Next week there will be a donation bin inside the office for students wishing to donate more for Terry Fox. Our goal this year is 2000 dollars. Let's make this happen OSS!</strong></p><p><strong>Student ID cards are available this week to purchase with cash in the front foyer during lunch. If you paid with school cash online, you can come down to the foyer this week at lunch to pick up your ID card. </strong></p><p> Anyone interested in trying out for Varsity Hockey is invited to attend an introductory meeting at the start of lunch on Thursday, Oct. 14 in Rm. 306.  That's Varsity hockey in Rm. 306 @ lunch on Thursday.<br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for Tuesday, October 12, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/680Morning Announcements for Tuesday, October 12, 2021<p>​Just a reminder to all students that student ID cards are on sale starting today at lunch in the front foyer for only two weeks. You can come buy yours for 10 dollars cash or through school cash online.<br></p><p>Last Friday, the Jr Boys football team improved their record to 2-0 with a hard-fought 14- 9 win over Innisdale. Touchdowns were scored by Junior Stinson with his second receiving touchdown of the season and Mason B. on a one yard run. On a day when the offence struggled to put drives together, the defense led the way with several goal line stands including two that started inside the 10 yard line. The team showed impressive resilience and determination to preserve victory but realize that there is lots of room for improvement. Next action is Friday at Bear Creek.<br></p><p>A QUICK REMINDER TO ALL THOSE WHO SIGNED UP FOR SENIOR CONCERT BAND -- REHEARSALS BEGIN TOMORROW -- CHECK YOUR EMAILS FOR IMPORTANT INFO THAT WENT OUT LAST WEEK.<br></p><p>On Friday Denis G. competed at the GBSSA finals in Collingwood.  Playing in a very strong singles field Denis had a long day playing 5 matches over 4 hours and he covered many kilometers to make it to the finals.  At 6-6, Denis finally ran out of energy and dropped the last 2 games in a very exciting finals.  Congratulations Denis on 2<sup>nd</sup> place in GBSSA!<br></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for Friday, October 8, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/679Morning Announcements for Friday, October 8, 2021<p>​Please dismiss the jr boys football team at 12:50 today for their game against Innisdale.<br></p><p>Congratulations to all of those athletes who competed yesterday in our cross country team at Hardwood Hills.  Each athlete has worked tirelessly and competed relentlessly.  Special mention to McKenna K., Cody L., Kristie J., and Toby M.<br></p><p><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:black;background:white;">Hi OSS, do you like playing card games and Chess? Then the Games Club is for you. We will be meeting today at lunch in room 134. Come out and meet some new people and learn some new card games during lunch. </span></p>
Morning Announcements for Thursday, October 7, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/678Morning Announcements for Thursday, October 7, 2021<p>The Senior Girls Basketball team hosted Eastview yesterday. The Girls worked extremely hard defensively but Eastview hit a string of 3 pointers in the second half to pull ahead. The Nighthawks never quit, and clawed back to make it close at the end. Unfortunately, the clock ran out of time before the Hawks drew even. Next action is next week. Go Hawks!<br></p><p>HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Everyone is welcome.<br></p><p>The Envirohawks will be meeting today (Thursday) in room 303.  New members are always welcome.<br></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for Wednesday, October 6, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/677Morning Announcements for Wednesday, October 6, 2021<p>The SR Boys Soccer team travelled to Bear Creek yesterday to play the first place Kodiaks.  Jacob B. made some big saves to keep the game close.  The defensive line of Giles L., Yuto T., Kyle H., and Zander T. turned away countless attacks and should be very proud of their efforts.  Isaac L. played a very smart and physical game despite being targeted on many questionable challenges.  The Nighthawks fell short 2-0 but should hold their heads high after a hard fought match.  Practice at 2:20 today.<br></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for Tuesday, October 5, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/676Morning Announcements for Tuesday, October 5, 2021<p>​Hello OSS. For students who haven't received your literacy test results, come down to the office to grab them!<br></p><p>Students who signed up for SENIOR CONCERT Band are asked to check their school emails -- as important information was sent to you this morning.</p><p>If you have any questions - please see Matthie or Christie<br></p><p>Last night the Junior girls flag football team battled Nantyr Shores to a thrilling 6 to 6 tie.  The Nighthawks were led by an incredible defensive effort that included 5 intercepts, 1 by Jorja H., 2 by Mikayla S. and 2 by Jayme H.  Jayme H. ran one interception all the way back for a touchdown scoring our only points of the night.  Great job team.<br></p><p>Feeling stressed?  Want help managing anxiety?  Need help focusing?  Having trouble sleeping? </p><p>Try colouring!</p><p>Colouring mandalas are available in the library.  Come pick some up whenever you want.  There are many designs to choose from.  Mandalas are circular designs with concentric shapes or geometrical designs.  The word "mandala" means sacred circle and they originated in India.  </p><p>Colouring has been proven to alleviate stress, improve concentration, induce meditative states, and lessen anxiety by relaxing the fear centre of the brain.  </p><p>Create something beautiful as you give yourself some care and attention when things get overwhelming.  <br></p><p>Hi OSS, do you like playing card games and Chess? Then the Games Club is for you. We will be meeting today at lunch in room 134. Come out and meet some new people and learn some new card games during lunch. <br> See you then. <br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for Monday, October 4, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/675Morning Announcements for Monday, October 4, 2021<p>Last Friday the Jr Boys Football team started their season with an impressive 25- 8 home victory over Eastview. The offence was lead by the calm signal calling of quarterback Mason B. who threw a touchdown to tight end Junior S.. Running back Scott I.made  would be tacklers miss on several occasions during the game on his way to two touchdowns. Fullback Caleb S. also scored with a punishing short yardage run.</p><p>On defence, Linebacker Brayden G. was a leader with double digit tackles and defensive ends Trent A. and Jaxson W.  put pressure on the opposing offence throughout the game.</p><p>The coaches were impressed with the effort and determination shown by the entire team. Next action is Friday at Innisdale.<br></p><p>The Enviro-hawks meeting today (Monday) after school will be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.  We hope to see everyone again Thursday at lunch in room 303.<br></p><p>Reminder Fitness Club, we are working out today at lunch. If you are still interested but have not come out yet, stop by and grab a form at lunch.<br></p><p><br></p>