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VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENThttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/652VIRTUAL COMMENCEMENT<p>​Virtual commencement scheduled to take place on June 29, 2021.  The time and link for viewing will be posted and sent out to families as soon have them.    Also, drive by diploma pick up is scheduled for June 30, 2021.  More information to come.<br></p>
2021-22 Timetableshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/6512021-22 Timetables<p>​An early tentative version of next year’s timetable can be viewed in the student & parent portals.  Please be advised that schools continue to work on timetabling until the end of the year, and that student timetables may change until they are finalized at the end of August. </p><p>For further information, including timetable change requests, click <a href="/Pages/Course-Selection.aspx">this link</a>.<br></p>
Grad Photos & Virtual Commencementhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/650Grad Photos & Virtual Commencement<p>Good afternoon. This is an important message regarding <strong>grad photos and virtual commencement</strong>. As of late yesterday we have been given permission (assuming the stay at home order is lifted as scheduled) to proceed with our grad photos and video recording of grads for our virtual commencement. I know this is short notice but we are thrilled that this will be able to happen on <strong>Thursday June 3</strong><strong><sup>rd</sup></strong><strong> & Friday June 4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong>. Here are the key things you need to know:</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Photos / videos will be done by appointment</li><li>Appointments are to be booked through Edge Imaging. If you have not booked an appointment please visit:  <a href="https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://booking.edgeimaging.ca/portal/book/ORI&data=04%7c01%7cldevlinmarshall%40scdsb.on.ca%7c373f8fd7bdcd44fa746608d9252448ac%7c573d7e64d5434fd8b3da0c64adc4eb35%7c1%7c0%7c637581660032832627%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=6AH9WFcGI/vMR9xvlMt8BgY%2BL55d6sJXkytPbiHV7yg%3D&reserved=0">https://booking.edgeimaging.ca/portal/book/ORI</a></li><li>Students scheduled for June 3<sup>rd</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup> - appointments will remain unchanged</li><li>All May 31<sup>st</sup> and June 2<sup>nd</sup> appointments will need to be rescheduled  (these students were notified by Edge)</li><li>June 1<sup>st</sup> appointments were moved to June 4<sup>th</sup> (all appointments were notified by Edge)</li><li>If you have questions about your booking date or time please email:  <a href="mailto:msegriff@edgeimaging.ca">msegriff@edgeimaging.ca</a> </li></ul><p>Day of your appointment information</p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>You will enter through the front doors, staff will check you in. You must confirm that you have passed the COVID self-assessment for school prior to entering the school. You must wear a mask the entire time (except for your photo / video moments)</li><li>You will be directed to the lower forum</li><li>You will be given a grad gown to wear (to be returned immediately following your photo/video – gowns will not be reused until they have been laundered and quarantined for 72 hours) </li><li>You will also be given a grad cap (this is yours to keep)</li><li>You will be directed to enter the caf to meet with your photographer</li><li>After your photo(s) you will go through the side door into the drama room for your video shoot</li><li>During the video, you will receive a scroll (yours to keep) and asked to state your name followed by either your plans or a thank you to whomever, etc. The videographer will help you if necessary. You will have approximately 10 to 15 seconds of air time. Of course, if you are not comfortable speaking – that's ok. We'd still really like you to be part of the commencement ceremony.</li><li>Once that is done you will be asked to remove the grad gown and exit the building.</li><li>Due to the public health restrictions there can be no grouping inside the school and there is to be no loitering outside the school. You are certainly welcome to take a couple of quick pics outside of the school as long as you maintain physical distancing. Also recall, masks are a requirement on school property even when outdoors.</li></ul><p>We realize that virtual classes are happening on these days. Teachers are aware that there will be disruptions. We also realize this is short notice. All we can ask is that students do their very best to have this happen on these two days. We will be working from 7:45am to 4:00pm to try to fit everyone in. If you are completely unable to make it in on these days please know that we may be able to have a small number accommodated on a "make up" date of Mon June 14<sup>th</sup>. Please recognize that we simply cannot have lots of students ask to be moved to this date. We are hoping we can get almost everyone accommodated this week.</p><p>Again, we realize this is short notice but appreciate everyone doing their best to make it happen. If you have questions, please call the school. Thanks. </p><p> </p><p>Peter Bowman<br> Principal<br> Orillia Secondary School<br> (705)329-4537 x42257</p><p><a href="mailto:pbowman@scdsb.on.ca">pbowman@scdsb.on.ca</a></p><p><a href="/">http://oss.scdsb.on.ca</a></p><p>Twitter: @pbowmanSCDSB</p><p> </p><p><br></p>
Grade 12 Studentshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/649Grade 12 Students<p><span style="color:#ff0000;"></span>Please check your school email accounts for some <strong>very important</strong> information and reminders sent on May 21, 2021!​</p>
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>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Morning Announcements for April 7, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/648Morning Announcements for April 7, 2021<p>​Reminder to all grade 12 girls who are intending to apply to the Canadian Federation of University Women's Club scholarship that the application deadline is April 15th which is during the break. That means that you will need to request your transcripts from Mrs. Hollinger in guidance by this Friday Morning!</p><p>You may not be aware, but paper towels need to be put in the garbage when there are no green bins available.  Paper Towels DO NOT go in the recycling.  I know what you are thinking -but paper towels are made of paper - it's right there in the name!  UnforUnfortunately the fibers that make up the paper towel can not be recycled as paper can.  When you put paper towels in the recycling bin that bag of recycling ends up being thrown out, and the rest that could have been recycled ends up in the garbage.  Please remember PAPER TOWELS need to go into the GARBAGE.<br></p>
Morning Announcements for April 6, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/647Morning Announcements for April 6, 2021<p>​Grade 12's, Applications are available in guidance to be the OSS nominee for the Young Woman of the Year sponsored by the Orillia Business Women's Association. Stop by and pick one up today or see your school email last week.</p>
Morning Announcements for March 31, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/646Morning Announcements for March 31, 2021<p>Hello OSS! Do you want to win a Coco’s Cookie gift card for one dozen cookies? It's so super easy through the Students for Change March Scavenger hunt! Your task for today is to share an @oss_studentsforchange Instagram post on your story! ​</p>
Morning Announcements for March 29, 2021http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/645Morning Announcements for March 29, 2021<p>Grade 12's- Check your school email for important information about Grad Photos, Commencement and more! The information is also on the OSS website under Grade 12 Information.​</p><p>Hello Nighthawks! Did you know that you still have time to participate in the Students for Change March Scavenger hunt? All students have a chance to win four amazing prizes, including a $25 Mariposa Market gift card. To enter this draw, your task for to today is posting a book recommendation! Good luck OSS! Please remember to tag @oss_students<br></p><p><br></p>