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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 English)


• 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.



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Contact Information for your Guidance and Student Success Team:

Susan Bolger

Student Success

ext. 42236

sbolger@scdsb.on.ca

Shelley Brady

Student Success

ext. 42249

sbrady@scdsb.on.ca

Kiera Gagnon-Dept. Chair

& Grade 10

ext. 42261

kgagnon@scdsb.on.ca

Jennifer Couvrette

Grade 11

ext. 42282

jrcouvrette@scdsb.on.ca

Trevor Scott

Grade 12

ext. 42264

tdscott@scdsb.on.ca


 

Kate Allan

Grade 9

ext. 42263

kallan@scdsb.on.ca

Wendy Hollinger
Office Assistant
ext. 42262
whollinger@scdsb.on.ca


 


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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 selection

·         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 career pathways

·         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 resources



College and university rep visits to O.S.S.

Grade 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.