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Grade 12 Important Info

Please see the message from Mr. Bowman below:

Attention Grade 12s and Potential Graduates.


On Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11 you will be coming into the school to clean out your lockers. In addition, potential graduates will also participate in some activities for our virtual commencement. When you  arrive at the school you will stop off at the front doors of the building to participate in a graduate art project hosted by Ms Cooper-Wagner and Ms Whytock. You will be signing your name on the graduates’ art mural. You will then enter at the front of the school. In the forum you will see tables set up near the entrance to the library - you will head over to these tables to collect your graduation cap and gown to put on. Grads may wish to dress up a bit. From there you will head into our library where a videographer will film you saying your name and something about your plans for next year or a reflection on your years at OSS. Please prepare these comments ahead of time. They are to be extremely brief (approximately 10 seconds). Please make sure these comments are school appropriate! These short video clips will be included in our virtual commencement and will be aired on Nighthawks TV on Thursday, June 25th @ 3:00pm.


After you have completed these commencement activities you will have the opportunity to return music instruments, library books, sport uniforms or text books that you no longer require.  As well, you may pick up any spirit wear you may have ordered.


From there it is expected that you head to your locker to gather your belongings before exiting the school. Don’t forget to take your lock with you.


The schedule for times is based on the first letter of your last name and is as follows:

Tue June 9

10:00 - A

10:30 - B

11:00 - C

12:30 - D / E / F

1:00 - G / H

1:30 - I / J / K / L


Thurs June 11

10:00 - M

10:30 - N / O / P / Q

11:00 - R

12:30 - S

1:00 - T - Z

1:30 - Anyone that missed their time

April 2020 Grad Letter.jpg

grad letter April 2020.pdf

FAQ - Covid-19

Of particular interest to potential graduates:

If schools do not reopen before the end of the school year, will my child still graduate, progress to the next grade and/or receive their current credits?

Our shared goal is to ensure the successful completion of the school year for all students, and to support students to advance to the next school year, earn credits and to graduate. A priority will be placed on students scheduled to graduate this year and any student on track to graduate will be supported to graduate.

The Ontario government is holding discussions with colleges and universities about the adaptations required to support the admission process for students applying for post-secondary education, and further information will be provided as it becomes available.

I am graduating and have not completed my community/volunteer hours. Will that requirement be waived?

The graduation requirement to complete 40 hours of community involvement is suspended for this school year. Community involvement hours that have been completed should be reported on the report cards of graduating students. Graduating students should be encouraged to complete their hours wherever possible, where the health and safety of the student can be assured.

I am currently in a co-op or SHSM program. How will I achieve my credits and/or complete my SHSM?

All in-person community placements are currently suspended. Co-op teachers will work with their students to modify their co-op learning plans so that they may work through the curriculum expectations.

The SHSM program has an override request process already in place. Graduating students in the SHSM program who are unable to complete their SHSM requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be supported through the override request process.

Will EQAO assessments and the OSSLT resume next year?

EQAO assessments and the OSSLT have only been cancelled for the 2019-20 school year.

Grad Gown Orders

Graduation Celebration.jpgAttention:  Potential Graduates!

Commencement (Graduation) Ceremonies take place June 25, 2020.  Grad Gown Order Forms are now available in Guidance.  Completed forms & payment are due by Jan. 31, 2020.  Please speak to someone in Guidance if financial assistance is needed.

Gr 12 Prom Dress Days 2020.jpg

Planning Guide

To help keep yourself on track, for important dates and deadlines, please see the Grade 12 Planning Guide below.

Grade 12 Planning 2019-2020.pdf

Grad Photos - Retakes February 20, 2020


Edge Imaging will be at Orillia Secondary School, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, for Grad Photos retakes, or to take your Grad Photo if you missed the November session.

Students are able to book appointments online in three simple steps:

1)  Visit

2)  Enter in the three-letter school code:  ORI

3)  Select sitting type, date and time

There are 4 options to choose from! Please choose the option that works best for you. Even if you are not planning on purchasing your grad photos please have your photo taken in order to be included on the composite and in the yearbook.  

Grad Photo Flyer.pdf

Grad Photo Flyer.jpg

Calendar of College and University Liaison Visits to Orillia Secondary School


Please note the date and time of each visit and be sure to sign up in Guidance if you are interested in attending any presentation.  The rep will answer your questions about programs, residence, scholarships, sports, and general campus life.

In an attempt to limit the number of classes missed, we have tried to book the majority of the visits at lunchtime.

Please sign up in Guidance for every presentation you wish to attend!


On this calendar you will also find some special events.  Locally, College Information Program will be held at Georgian College, Orillia Campus and Ontario Universities' Regional Fair (OURF) will be held at Orillia Secondary School.

Ontario College Information Fair and the Ontario Universities' Fair are held in Toronto.

It may be worthwhile attending these events if you have missed a presentation or if the college or university in which you are interested has not visited our school.  Not all colleges and universities send reps to Orillia Secondary School.


Remember to check your college or university's website to find out about Fall Preview Days, Open Houses and booking campus tours.  The best way to decide if a college or university is right for you is to visit the campus!!  A list of these dates may be provided to you via email or on the Guidance page of the school website at some point.

2019 2020 CALENDAR of VISITS.pdf