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OSS Eighth Annual Commencement June 29, 2023


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2022-23 Grads

Orillia Secondary School Commencement / Graduation

Rotary Place, Orillia

June 29, 2023

What will you wear?

This is easy! All graduates wear black gowns and caps. They have a great appearance and save the expense of a new outfit.

We will be ordering "Souvenir Packages" this year, which means that students will keep both the cap and gown.

Graduation gowns and caps are available for order starting Wednesday, January 11! Please log onto school cash online to place your order and indicate your sizing.  Please see the Guidance Office if you need a paper copy of the form.

The cost is $25 dollars and your order must be in by February 26th.  

No jeans please! This is a formal occasion and we expect our grads to be dressed appropriately.

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Seating is plentiful but parking is limited at Rotary Place. Please consider transportation options and be sure to park in designated areas.

If you will require assistance being seated, please contact the guidance office at (705) 329-4537, ext. 42262.

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What to do on Commencement day:

Students arrive at Rotary Place by 2:00 p.m. to be grouped for processional purposes.

Ceremony begins at 3:00 pm, the commencement usually lasts two hours.


Please remember to send thanks for any awards or scholarships that you have received.

Ontario Scholars

If the average of six of your final grade 12 marks is 80% or higher, then you are an Ontario Scholar. Although there is no monetary reward attached to being an Ontario Scholar, it is a very impressive achievement.

A reminder to Potential Graduates:
In order to graduate you need the following:

* To have achieved 30 credits (18 compulsories and 12 optional)
* To have completed 40 community service hours
* To have passed the OSSLT (Literacy Test) or the OLC course.

Check to make sure that you are on track to achieve all of the Diploma requirements.