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    Orangeville District Secondary School

  • An array of program to meet needs of students
  • Winner of Premier's Safe School Award
  • Close to home


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Grade 9 Orientation Camp is October 3-5, 2016

Don't miss out on Camp NGWEDWE at Youth Leadership Camps Canada October 3-5, 2016. 

At ODSS we feel it is important to make our students feel safe and at home when joining our school community. Camp NGWEDWE will help make the adjustment to Grade 9 much easier. Students will create and strengthen friendships, participate in team building, leadership skills and develop cooperation and trust through personal and group challenges. Activities include high and low ropes courses and group initiatives.  Students will also participate in information sessions on anti-bullying, mental health, and where to find help if needed.

Don't miss out - this is a positive and rewarding experience that they will never forget!  Click here for a complete package of information.

Literacy Test Information for 2016-17

New for 2016/17, there will be two writings of the OSSLT (Grade 10 Literacy Test):


  • October 20, 2016 - students will write an on-line version of the test (a mock on-line test to prepare will be held on September 27, 2016)
  • March 30, 2017 - there will be a paper and an on-line version of the test

In order to prepare for the Literacy Test, your child may wish to access the following resources for practice:




Time to update our files!

We are in the process of updating our files for students with Life Threatening Management Plans and students with Asthma Management Plans.  These plans are kept at the front office for reference by staff when needed and are also provided to the transportation office and shared with bus company personnel as required.  If your student requires a Life Threatening Management Plan and/or and Asthma Management Plan, please take a few minutes to complete the attached form and return it to the ODSS office as soon as possible.  If you have any questions, please contact the school at 519-941-0491.

Life Threatening Management Plan

Asthma Management Plan


 Asthma Friendly Schools Policy

Asthma is a very common chronic lung disease that can make it hard to breathe.  The Upper Grand District School Board adopted a new policy in June 2016 to provide support for students with Asthma.  If your child has asthma, the policy requires an Asthma Management Plan (AMP) to be completed by parents, a child’s doctor and the principal of the school.  A copy of this plan is available on the Board’s website under Policy 516.  Parents are requested to complete the AMP and return it to the school as soon as possible at the beginning of the school year.

Life-Threatening Allergies

We have children in our school with potential life-threatening allergies (called anaphylaxis) to various foods and/or other materials.  Anaphylaxis is a severe medical can cause death within minutes.  In recent years, anaphylaxis has increased dramatically among students. 

Our school has procedures in place for the management of anaphylactic reactions.  If your child has health concerns of any kind, please inform  the office and we will take the necessary health protection steps. 

Thank you for your understanding in ensuring an allergy-safe environment for all of our students.


Senior Class Trip to Boston - Spring 2017

The senior class trip to Boston is now accepting names and deposits of $50 to reserve your spot on the trip. The final cost of the trip has yet to be determined but it should be similar or higher than the cost of this year's trip to Washington ($629). If you are in grade 10 this year or grade 11 or 12 next school year then you are eligible for this trip. The trip will include: a walking tour of the downtown Boston area, a night in Salem examining the witch trials, whale watching on the Atlantic Ocean, tax free shopping in New Hampshire, a tour of the USS Nautilus - the first nuclear powered submarine, a visit to Mystic Aquarium and a dinner and dance in Mystic. Plus a few more items along the way. Discipline issues or behaviour that requires attention by the school Administration could disqualify a student from attending the Boston trip.  To pay your $50 deposit, please use the on-line banking.  (If you get a warning when you try to access the site, click on Continue to the Site)

Pay Course Fees Online

This option will allow you to pay funds to ODSS with School Cash Online.

If you are trying to pay for something that does not appear on your child's account, call us and we will add it for you. 519-941-0491, ext. 219

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Celebrate Walk to School Week from October 3 to 7

This October, leave the car at home and walk, bike or roll to school. From Oct. 3 to 7, Active and Safe Routes to School is encouraging students to join schools across Canada in celebrating Walk to School Week. To learn more, visit the UGDSB website.

Seeking public input on police-school board investigation protocol

The Upper Grand District School Board is working with local police services and school boards to update our shared protocol, which defines the working relationship between police and schools.

Your feedback is wanted!

From now until Sept. 30, we’re welcoming members of the public to review the draft protocol and provide their input. For more information and to review the draft protocol, visit the board website.


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