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Updated COVID-19 Screening Toolhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/607Updated COVID-19 Screening Tool <p class="MsoNormal">On October 1<sup>st</sup>, 2020 the Ontario Ministry of Health updated the COVID-19 screening tool for children in school.  These are important changes for you to be aware of if your child becomes ill.   </p><p class="MsoNormal">This updated COVID-19 screening tool provides basic information only and contains recommendations for children, to support decision making by parents about whether their child should attend school and/or needs to be tested for COVID-19.    Please be aware that screening must continue to occur daily and at home before a child enters school.  </p><p class="MsoNormal">A copy of the complete and updated COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School can be found here: <a href="/Documents/covid-19-student-screening-tool%20Oct.%207,%202020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />covid-19-student-screening-tool Oct. 7, 2020.pdf</a></p><p class="MsoNormal">A copy of the document to be reviewed if your child did not pass the daily screening test can be found here:<br></p><p class="MsoNormal"><a href="/Documents/my-child-did-not-pass-the-covid-19-daily-screening---now-what.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />my-child-did-not-pass-the-covid-19-daily-screening---now-what.pdf</a><br> </p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>
Learn at Home Communicationshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/605Learn at Home Communications<p>​If you have already registered for Learn at Home, please see the information below:<br></p><p><a href="/Documents/Secondary%20Learn.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Secondary Learn.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/Documents/Learn%20At%20Home%20Letter_Grade%209%20and%2010.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Learn At Home Letter_Grade 9 and 10.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/Documents/Learn%20At%20Home%20Letter_Grade%2011%20and%2012_Sept%2024%202020.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Learn At Home Letter_Grade 11 and 12_Sept 24 2020.pdf</a><br></p><p>Your teachers will contact you at your SCHOOL email account, which ends in @scdsb.on.ca.  There is a Quick Access button to bring you to the log-in screen.</p><p><img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Email%20Button%20Picture%202.jpg" alt="Email Button Picture 2.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:500px;height:325px;" /><br></p><p><br></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">Grade 9 & 10 students – two courses per quadmester – currently working on A and B week courses during the assigned week</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:18pt;"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">These courses are taught by SCDSB teachers using D2L and should be accessed through the SCDSB hub (quick link on main OSS page)</span></li></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">Grade 11 & 12 students – four courses that run for the entire semester (some grade 12 students may only have 3), not period specific</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0cm;"><li class="x_MsoListParagraph" style="margin-left:18pt;"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">Some of these courses are taught by SCDSB teachers (V at end) and others have been provided by TVO (T at end of course code)</span></li></ul><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">All students in all grades must check their @scdsb email accounts regularly for information.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><strong class="ms-rteForeColor-1" style=""><span style=""><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">Need Help??</span></span></strong></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><span style=""><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;"><span style="">For SCDSB courses:</span></span></span></em></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">If students need help with course content or attendance, they should contact the teacher(s) of their course(s) directly.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">If students require technical assistance, they should visit scdsb.on.ca and click on the Technology icon.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;"><a href="mailto:elearning@scdsb.on.ca" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"><span style="color:windowtext;">elearning@scdsb.on.ca</span></a> may also be helpful.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><em class="ms-rteForeColor-2" style=""><span style=""><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">For TVO courses:</span></span></em></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">If students require academic support, log in to your TVO ILC portal, go to the Dashboard menu and click on “Request Academic Help”</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">If students require general or technical assistance, log into TVO ILC portal, go to the Dashboard menu and click on “Need Help/FAQ”</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">For all OSS students who are working on Learn at Home courses, please contact the SERT and/or Guidance counsellor for your grade if you have other questions or concerns.</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"abadi", sans-serif;">IMPORTANT:  There can be no changes to current semester 1 timetables at this point in time.</span></p><p><br></p>
Make a Guidance Appointmenthttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/603Make a Guidance Appointment<p>​Please follow <a href="/Pages/Guidance.aspx">this link</a> for the form to request an appointment with your Guidance Counsellor.<br></p>
New! Registration Informationhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/596New! Registration Information<p>Guidance Counsellors are in the office.  However, due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding school start up this year, we are experiencing higher than normal volume in phone and email requests.  In order to receive the quickest response, please follow the options below:</p><ul><li>If you are registering for the 2020-21 school year, please go to <a href="https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/app/StudentRegistration/Register/GettingStarted">https://www1.scdsb.on.ca/app/StudentRegistration/Register/GettingStarted</a> to complete your online registration.  Please note that registrations are not  available in person at this time.  A Vice Principal will be in contact with you for next steps before Guidance can get involved. <br> <br><br><br>We will do our best to address all other inquiries as soon as possible.<br><br> <br>Thank you very much for your patience.</li></ul><div><br></div><p><a href="/Documents/20-21%20TIMETABLE%20%20student%20version%202.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />20-21 TIMETABLE student version 2.pdf</a><br></p>
Morning Announcements for November 24, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/620Morning Announcements for November 24, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:13pt;font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;">“Hey OSS! your students for change team has an opportunity for you to help out your local food bank and win a prize for your whole class!</span><span style="">  </span><span style="">The students for change November food drive is going great and we are still accepting any donations! If you have any unopened or non perishable food items that you would like to donate bring them in and they will be kept and collected in your class! We will also be holding a draw for your chance to win a box of chocolates for your class! If your class brings in 5 items you will win 1 ballot, 10 items will get you 2 ballots, etc! There is a leaderboard in the front foyer showing who's in the lead so make sure you check that out! Will Mr. Wylie’s class win again? Or will another class take the lead? Draws will be held at the end of each week! Thank you OSS for helping the Sharing Place and doing your part!”</span><span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;">The nighthawk students for change club is running a Christmas Toy Drive for the children on the paediatric floor at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital! The Toy Drive will start next week, on Monday November 30th and will run throughout the month until Friday December 18th. Please remember to bring you donations to the main foyer as there will be a box to store your donations. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;">This will not be a competition, but we hope that everyone can help bring joy to some kids during this holiday season! Your teachers will each have a list for the best toys to bring in, as well as some of the toys we will not be accepting.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;">Thank you for all your help nighthawks!”<br></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Grade 12 students who are planning to go into science, math, engineering or technology in university:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Don't forget to apply for the Schulich scholarship in guidance to be our school's nominee. Applications are available on Mrs. Couvrette's door, and are due into guidance by January 15th.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;"><br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal"><br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;"></span></p>
Morning Announcements for November 17, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/619Morning Announcements for November 17, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Did you know that it has been hard for all food banks this year due to the pandemic? The number of families visiting has increased and donations are needed greatly. OSS, you have an opportunity to help. Your students for change team has been doing a food drive and are accepting any unopened, non perishable food items. And, you have a chance to enter our draw! If your class brings in 5 items you will win 1 ballot, 10 items will get you 2 ballots, etc! There is a leaderboard in the front foyer showing who's in the lead so make sure you check that out! The draws will still be at the end of each week and you still will have the opportunity to win a box of chocolates for your class! All donations will be kept in your classroom and will be donated to the Sharing Place in Orillia. Thank you OSS for helping! Keep up the great work</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p>
Morning Announcements for November 12, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/618Morning Announcements for November 12, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">This is a reminder to all students taking Health and Physical Education courses next Quadmester.  Please bring proper gym clothes, shoes, and a refillable water bottle if you are starting a Phys-Ed class on Friday or Monday.  If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact a teacher in the Phys-Ed area.<br></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">A reminder to grade 12's that the application forms for the Queens Chancellor Nominee are due in guidance by 2:30 on Friday.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><br><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"></span></p>
Morning Announcements for November 9, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/617Morning Announcements for November 9, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">The food drive continues this week. Please bring in non-perishable food items to your teachers this week.  A draw will be held this Thursday.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Here is a list of the top needed items:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Peanut Butter</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Canned meat (chicken, ham) and fish (tuna, salmon)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Whole grain low sugar cereals (cheerios, corn flakes, low sugar granola)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Canned tomatoes</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">pasta sauce</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">diapers (4, 5 and 6)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">coffee</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">toilet paper</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Thanks for your generosity, OSS!</span></p>
Morning Announcements for November 6, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/616Morning Announcements for November 6, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Hey OSS</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Thank you for your support in bringing in non-perishable food items for the Sharing Place. Today, your teachers will email the number of can goods into Mrs. Wylie for your chance to win a delicious chocolate treat.  Every ten items earns you a ballot to be put into a draw.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Didn't reach your goal this week? No worries. Next week you get to start all over again with your period 2 (Week B) teacher. Again, a tally will be taken, and the draw will be done at the end of next week.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Not sure what to bring in? Here is a list of the top needed items:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Peanut Butter</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Canned meat (chicken, ham) and fish (tuna, salmon)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Whole grain low sugar cereals (cheerios, corn flakes, low sugar granola)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Canned tomatoes</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">pasta sauce</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">diapers (4, 5 and 6)</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">coffee</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">toilet paper</span></p>
Morning Announcements for November 4, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/615Morning Announcements for November 4, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Attention all music students</span>: this is a reminder that it's not too late to join Virtual Band! We will meet today at 5:00 and we will be discussing how to record your part for our virtual performances.  The Google Meet link will be posted on the Google Classroom.  If you would like to join and you need an instrument or the Google Classroom code, please contact Ms. Christie or Mrs. Matthie.<br></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Reminder to students that the applications to be the OSS nominee for the Queens Chancellor's Scholarship are due in guidance November 13th.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Forms are available on the door of Mrs. Couvrette's office. <br></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Attention grade 12's!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Today and tomorrow you can check out the Ontario Colleges Virtual Fair. Register to join and make an avatar that can wander to the displays for every college in Ontario. It is worth checking out!!<br></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Did you know that the local Sharing Place food bank has seen a significant increase in the number of individuals and families in need over the pandemic? The food bank needs your help.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;">Please bring in non-perishable food items to your teacher this week so that you don't miss out on your chance to win a prize. </span><br><span style="font-size:12pt;color:black;"></span></p>