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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>
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>
Parent Teacher Interviewshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/580Parent Teacher Interviews<p>​Due to the recent announcement from the Premier's Office with respect to school closings we will not be booking Parent-Teacher Interviews at this time.   We will notify you once a new date has been set.  <br></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>On March 31, 2020, the Premier’s Office announced an extension to the provincial school closure period in response to COVID-19. As such, Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools, child care centres and adult learning centres will not reopen on April 6, 2020, as originally scheduled. The Premier’s Office has stated that all publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until May 4, 2020, at which time they will reassess school openings. <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</li><li>Accessibility Advisory Committee (March 30, 2020)</li><li>First Nations Education Advisory Committee (April 2, 2020)</li><li>Special Education Advisory Committee (April 6, 2020)</li><li>Program Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)</li><li>Human Resources Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)</li><li>Business and Facilities Standing Committee Meeting (April 8, 2020)<br></li></ul></div><div>In addition, the Education Centre and the Career Centre are closed to the public.</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><p><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>
Morning Announcements for March 13, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/579Morning Announcements for March 13, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:13pt;">The best way to decide if a college or university is right for you is to visit the campus.  Many colleges and universities hold Open Houses over the March Break.  Check their websites for dates or to arrange a tour.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>You can rest easy now colleagues with the knowledge that the staff destroyed the students today 12-9 in the hockey game.</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Thank you to the staff that poured their heart and soul into the match.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">....the winner of the OSS hat for yesterday is Riley L.  Riley you can come and get your hat from room 215.  OSS don't forget to come visit your business students in the forum to check out the clothing.  This is your last day to order and they've got FREE popcorn!!!</span></p>
Morning Announcements for March 12, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/578Morning Announcements for March 12, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;color:#385723;">The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for students to sell daffodil pins at various store locations in Orillia and Brechin on </span><strong><span style="font-size:14pt;color:#f347c2;">April 3rd and 4th</span></strong><span style="font-size:14pt;"> and <strong><span style="color:#f347c2;">April 17th and 18th</span></strong>. <span style="color:#385723;"> Check your school email, visit the Guidance page of the school website OR Guidance Services for more information.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-CA">Students wishing to have a dental checkup at school are invited to sign up for a free screening appointment on Monday March 24<sup>th</sup>.  A free toothbrush, toothpaste and sugarless chewing gum will be provided to all participants. A Registered Dental Hygienist will check for cavities, offer free dental services for those who meet eligible criteria, and answer any questions.  If you would like to book an appointment, please see the guidance department. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>If any students are looking for volunteer hours, the Orillia Museum is hosting an event on Friday March 26th from 5-10pm. They are looking for 10 volunteers to help serve food and sell raffle tickets. If you are interested, see Mrs. Young in room 337 to sign up.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Get ready for twin day! On March 26th come to school in matching outfits with friends. That is the first Thursday after March break, meaning you have lots of time to figure out your amazing outfits! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="color:black;">HUGS will meet at lunch today in room 309. All are welcome.</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">....the winner of the OSS hat for yesterday is Gavin B..  Gavin you can come and get your hat from room 215.  OSS don't forget to come visit your business students in the forum to check out the clothing.  We've got free popcorn!!!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">This is a reminder to grade 10 students of your opportunity to participate in a full day hands-on workshop with Lakehead University at the end of March.  Field trip forms are available in Guidance or from your Careers teacher; they must be returned to Guidance by the end of this week!  <span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;"><br></span><span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#212121;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:#385723;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>
Morning Announcements for March 11, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/577Morning Announcements for March 11, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Tryouts for the OSS Baseball team will begin after March Break. To communicate your interest, please sign up outside the gym doors in the downstairs foyer. We will be assigning tryout times after next week, so we need to know who you are.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">If you have any questions, please find Mr. Elliot, Mr. Burke or Mr. Young.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">This announcement is from the Orillia Youth Centre:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2">There are<span style="font-family:"verdana", sans-serif;"> some amazing programs happening that are <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">FREE of Charge</span></strong> over the <span style="color:red;">March Break</span>!</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"verdana", sans-serif;">including <strong>an OPEN MIC on March 19 at the Orillia Opera House in the Studio Theatre. </strong></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="font-family:"verdana", sans-serif;"> </span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2"><strong><span style="font-family:"verdana", sans-serif;">There are calendars for this week on the bulletin boards in the foyer and in the OSS library </span></strong><span style="font-family:"verdana", sans-serif;"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"verdana", sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-2" style="font-family:"verdana", sans-serif;">For more details, please contact the Youth Centre for more information!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a mandatory meeting for all students who signed up for Track and Field in Room 340 at the start of lunch. Please be prompt. Still interested? All are welcome!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">The winner of our first draw for an OSS hat is....</span></em><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">...Chloe B! Chloe you can come to room 215 at lunch to collect your hat!</span></em><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><em><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">And remember OSS, the online order is only open until Friday so don't delay. </span></em></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>A reminder to any student interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee this spring, please sign up in room 125 today at the start of lunch.  If you are unable to attend, please see Ms.<span>  </span><span> </span>Guthrie or Mr. Tutty.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom:7.5pt;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:#595959;">Just as a reminder, the Me to We club will be selling the gorgeous Rafiki bracelets today, through Friday. With a variety of dazzling colours and important causes, make sure to check the bracelets out in the main foyer by the office at lunch. With your purchase, you will receive a free package of DAD's cookies!! See you at lunch!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">There will be no improv team practice today after school. Our practice has been moved to tomorrow (Thursday) at lunch. See everyone there!</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Congrats to the boy’s doubles badminton pairs who participated in last night’s tourney.<span>  </span>Ved P. and Nathan D. placed first while Evan H. and Kavish G. placed second in the Junior draw. Awesome job to all!</p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for March 10, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/576Morning Announcements for March 10, 2020<p>Could any members of the model UN team who have not met with Mrs. Young please see her either today or Thursday at lunch?</p><p>Come on down to the foyer at lunch today and pre-order your yearbook for $45. Today's sellers are Kayla and Samara. </p><p>Boys Badminton Tournament today at OSS. 3:00 start time. </p><p>Grade 12 students are reminded to cast their vote for this year's prom theme by logging into their email and using the link to the Google Form. If you are having trouble, please see Mrs. Prentice.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Orillia Young Woman of the Year Award, 2020</strong></span></p><p>Nominations are now being accepted in Guidance for the Orillia Secondary School's selection for our nominee of the Orillia Young Woman of the Year Award for 2020.</p><p>If you would like to be considered for nomination for this year's award, please visit the Guidance Office and pick up a nomination form, complete it, and <strong>return it by Thursday, March 26th</strong> .  </p><p>Attention all students.  If you are interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee this spring, please sign up for tryouts on Wednesday at the start of lunch in room 125.  Please see Ms. Guthrie or Mr. Tutty if you are unable to attend.</p><p>OSS, do you want something to look forward to after March break? Well, we have another spirit day coming up! March 26th is Twin Day, the Thursday after March break. So that means you have all of March break to prepare your matching looks! </p><p>Hey OSS!</p><p>Just as a reminder, the Me to We club will be selling the gorgeous Rafiki bracelets today, through Friday. With a variety of dazzling colours and important causes, make</p><p>sure to check the bracelets out in the main foyer by the office at lunch. With your purchase you will receive a free package of cookies!! What could be better, a math class</p><p>snack as well as supporting an amazing and powerful cause! See you at lunch students! <br></p>
Morning Announcements for March 9, 2020http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/575Morning Announcements for March 9, 2020 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;">The Downtown Orillia Management Board is looking for volunteers for their Great Easter Egg Hunt in the downtown happening on <strong><span style="color:#ff3399;">Saturday, April 11th from 8:30</span><span style="color:#1f497d;"> </span><span style="color:#ff3399;">a.m. -</span><span style="color:#1f497d;"> </span><span style="color:#ff3399;">noon</span></strong>! <span style="color:#1f497d;"> </span>See your school email account, visit Guidance or the Guidance page of the school website for more information!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;">Attention Grade 10 students! Lakehead University will be hosting a full day of interactive workshops and guest speakers on March 27 specifically for university-bound grade 10 students to learn more about financial literacy and future career possibilities.  Registration forms are available with Careers & Civics teachers as well as in Guidance.  30 students can participate and all field trip forms must be returned by the end of this week.</span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Guess what OSS? Right after March break we have another spirit day coming up! March 26th is Twin Day! Come to school matching with a friend of with more friends! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">Congratulations to the cast and crew of Oss’s first musical. “High school musical “was a Huge hit, performing five nearly sold out performances and receiving rave reviews. </span><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">Thanks for all the effort, the highs and lows and travelling this meaningful journey together.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Attention all students.   If you are interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee this spring, please sign up for tryouts on Wednesday at the start of lunch in room 125.  Please see Ms. Guthrie or Mr. Tutty if you are unable to attend.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;">Attention Grade 10 students! Lakehead University will be hosting a full day of interactive workshops and guest speakers on March 27 specifically for university-bound grade 10 students to learn more about financial literacy and future career possibilities.  Registration forms are available with Careers & Civics teachers as well as in Guidance.  30 students can participate and all field trip forms must be returned by the end of this week.</span><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:#002060;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-family:"times new roman", serif;color:#212121;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:#1f497d;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>