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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

 

Book a private tour.  Call 519-941-0491, ext. 221


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:

 

 

 

Welcome to ODSS!

If you are starting Grade 9 at ODSS in September, we hope you are enjoying your summer and looking forward to starting your high school adventure!  Here is some information to get you started:

 

  • Timetables showing your course schedule, teachers, room numbers and locker number are available to be picked up now.  Drop by the front office from Monday-Thursday between 8am and 5pm to pick up.  Please bring your $60 fee at that time (includes extra curricular support, yearbook, printing fees, assemblies, etc.)
  • Grade 9 Orientation is Thursday, September 1st from 8am - 2pm.  Attend this day to find out more about the school and meet many new classmates!  There will also be a session for parents from 8am-9am in the library.
  • Camp NGWEDWE is for Grade 9 students and will be held from October 3 - 5, 2016.  This is a great experience and will be a highlight of your high school career.  Click here for more information.
  • Follow ODSS_News on Twitter to see what's new!

 

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.

 

ODSS Yearbooks

The 2015-16 ODSS yearbooks contain video clips that you can access using Aurasma.  Download the Aurasma app for your phone and follow the ODSSYB account.

When using Aurasma find the pictures with the green symbols (it's a green circle with a white arrow in it) and go to your Aurasma app, put your phone over top the symbol and enjoy the video that plays! 

 

Having trouble with On-line payments to the school?

Here are some helpful tips from the help desk and a very nice parent who helped us figure it out!

If you have trouble adding your student to your account 

 

  • make sure the name & birthdate are correct (use the calendar to select the birthdate)
  • do not enter the OEN
  • make sure the box that says I do not have the OEN number is checked (it should be checked by default)
Note:  if you see items owing or past due on your child's account that you have already paid, do not pay them again!  If you paid by cash or cheque at the school and did not use the on-line system, it will still show as owing.  You can ignore this message.  We do not update the on-line system to reflect payments received by other methods.

     

    Pick up your timetable for next year!

    Get your 2016-17 timetable showing your classes and your teachers beginning on Tuesday at lunch in the front foyer.  Bring your $60 student fee in order to pick up your timetable.  You may also pay your student fee on-line.

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    Board News

    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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    • : 22 Faulkner Street, Orangeville, Ontario, Canada L9W 2G7
    • : 519-941-0491
    • : 519-942-4901
    • : orangeville.dss@ugdsb.on.ca