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OrangevilleDistrict Secondary School

Orangeville District Secondary School

Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol (VTRA)

The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members. When a student behaves inappropriately, principals use progressive discipline to help a student take responsibility for their actions, change their behaviour, and learn from their mistakes. When safety is threatened by the potentially violent or dangerous behaviour of a student, which places either the student or others at risk, school staff follow specific protocols for the protection of all. It is important that you and your children are aware of these protocols. For more information, visit the board's website.

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Consent to Receive EMail Messages

If you would like to receive emails from ODSS - including updates from the Parent Council, please go to to subscribe.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

The Upper Grand District School Board is CASL (Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation) compliant. Please visit our CASL consent website at to ensure we have your consent to receive newsletters, school and Board updates, announcements, event invitations and other electronic messages which may contain advertising or promotions regarding school fundraisers, field trips, the sale of yearbooks, student pictures, uniforms, books, prom or dance tickets or similar events and offers.

OSSTF Labour Sanctions

 OSSTF support staff which includes Educational Assistants and Secretarial staff at ODSS are currently on labour sanctions.  We appreciate your understanding as we work through any issues which may arise as a result.


Student Accident Insurance

Parents or guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities.  Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under the Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.

Information has been sent home with respect to Student Accident Insurance offered by the Old Republic Insurance Company of Canada (“Old Republic”).  You should receive the Director’s letter, an Acknowledgment to be signed by parents (and returned to school) and a Student Accident Insurance Application form (to be mailed directly to Old Republic).  Old Republic offers a variety of options, including family rates and multi-year plans, at affordable prices.  The cost must be paid by parents or guardian.

Subscription is directly through Old Republic by mail or on line.  Questions should be directed to Old Republic at 1-800-463-5437 or

For today’s active children, especially those who participate in field trips, co-curricular and other school activities outside the school day, Student Accident Insurance is valuable.

Information on Busing for September 2015

If your child is new to the Ontario school system and has been registered at a school prior to the end of June, transportation information will be mailed to your mailing address on August 24, 2015.

NEW TO THE AREA (i.e. not registered at a school yet)

If you are new to the area please contact your school to register your child. STWDSTS will not be accepting new student information over the phone for security reasons. Any new students throughout the summer will not receive transportation arrangements until they are registered at their home school. Once this occurs, you can contact your school directly to obtain your new busing information. Please note that during start-up, busing could take up to 2 weeks to be arranged.


If your child is an existing student, go to [ ] and login to this secure site with your child’s OEN number (located on report card), school name and house number. This will not be available untill after August 24h.

Ryan's Law Notice

May 25, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As you may be aware, the Ontario Legislature recently passed Ryan’s Law, 2015. This piece of legislation is an important step to support the well being of students with asthma in Ontario schools.

Over the course of the next school year, the Upper Grand DSB will be working to implement the requirements of this legislation.

If your child has asthma, we ask that you immediately contact the main office so that we can identify all students who take asthma medication. Your child is allowed to carry this medication. Children under the age of 16 years need parental permission.

The Ministry of Education website has resources on asthma that can be found at:

As a best practice and to support your child, please let the school know if your child has a medical condition so that the school is aware and can keep this information on file.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Bill Lenny, Acting Principal

Graduation Awards

Would you or someone you know be interested in donating an award for our Commencement? We are very proud our our graduates and their accomplishments. We welcome the support of the community as they take their next steps. If you know any individual or business interested in sponsoring a graduation award, please contact the O.D.S.S. Guidance Department at 519-941-0491, ext. 221 or send an email to Thank you from the Class of 2015!

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  • : 22 Faulkner Street, Orangeville, Ontario, Canada L9W 2G7
  • : 519-941-0491
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