Important Message regarding Timetables for 2020-21
Your tentative DRAFT timetable for next year should be visible on your
student portal and/or student email as of June 19. Please be aware, there
may be changes before school begins next September.
PLEASE NOTE that first priority will be given to:
• Students who are requesting a pathway change in a course (e.g.
from Academic Mathematics to Applied Mathematics); Parents/guardians must
approve all pathway changes for students not yet 18 years old.
• Students who have failed a compulsory course this semester, or
are enrolled in a course for which they do not have the pre-requisite (e.g.
you are in a grade 11 University English but haven’t passed 10 Academic
• Grade 11 or 12 students who are missing a key course required for
their diploma or post-secondary pathway. (e.g. you need a group 2 credit or
you need Biology and Chemistry but you didn’t get Biology)
• Students who have a “blank” in their timetable (in some cases,
students may be on a wait list for a space in a currently full course or
registered in an eLearning course to help fill this blank)
If you have simply changed your mind about courses that you wish to take
next year, please be aware that timetables are based as much as possible on
student requests, including alternatives. Opportunities for changes
will be limited because openings in other classes are limited. You may fill out
the Google Form with your request, but we will be addressing the priority
needs identified above first.
We will endeavor to address these requests for changes systematically
before the end of this school year; however it is quite likely that you
will hear back from us about the possibility of change in the first week of
school in September.
You can request timetable changes by using this link: https://forms.gle/vFdi1pHZT4jbJmWT6
Thank you for your patience as it takes longer to process timetable
changes at a distance.
Contact Information for your Guidance and Student Success Team:
The guidance office is a comfortable and welcoming environment for students and families—a place where you can obtain information and support. The secondary school guidance department serves the school community in a variety of ways:
Supports students in academic planning and course
Helps students seek out special pathways programs in
secondary school that support their learning styles, interests and needs
Helps individual students to envision a plan for
post-secondary and target some short- and long-term goals
Provides information about all post-secondary and
Supports students in establishing effective study
habits and exam preparation
Coaches in career/life planning, including college and
university scholarship application process
Supports students with life skills like
decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution, stress and time
management and relationship awareness
Provides personal support and referrals to community
College and university rep visits to O.S.S.
12 students who are considering college or university next year may be
interested to hear presentations by college and university reps who will
discuss things like: campus life, scholarships, programs, residence,
etc. Look through the calendar and, if you are interested in attending
any presentations, sign up in Guidance. You will notice that some
visits have been scheduled over the lunch-hour. Usually the
representative will set up a display in the front forum area and you
will be able to ask questions and/or pick up a viewbook at that time.
This year, OSS is pleased to be hosting:
* APSIP, the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program on Tuesday, October 25th.
The University Information Program (UIP) is being held this year at Twin Lakes Secondary School on Thursday October 25, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
College Information Program (CIP) will be held at Georgian College, Barrie Campus on Friday, October 26, 2018. There will be a sign-up list in Guidance for students who are interested in attending.
Stay tuned for a list of university and college liaison reps who will be visiting OSS over the next few months.