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Welcome to owen sound district secondary school

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All in town and out of town buses are cancelled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
The school is closed to all students who are not in a self contained Special Education classroom.

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Interested in coming back to in person learning or going to remote learning for Quadmester 3?  Please complete the following form by January 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

Coming back from or going to Remote Learning Q3
 

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Parent Letter regarding Inclement Weather
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OSDSS extends warm congratulations to our Academic Achievement Award Winners 2019-2020!

 

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

 

As Principal of Owen Sound District Secondary School, it is my privilege to congratulate each of our 2019-2020 Academic Award Winners. Each year, we celebrate our Junior Award Winners. These students had an average of 80% or better in six of their subjects, are recognized for their efforts in Math contests, or have been awarded special awards. In the past, we were able to come together to acknowledge their hard work and success in a spectacular evening of celebration, though this year, as I am sure you can appreciate, we may not. However, just because we are unable to come together, does not mean that we cannot take time acknowledge their many accomplishments. 

 

This year, each award winner will be invited to the foyer to receive their recognition, receive a program, be congratulated by our administration team, and have an opportunity to take a “selfie” with their award with a special backdrop if they choose. 

 

While the celebration may not be the same, our feelings about their accomplishments remain unchanged. We are incredibly proud of each one of them. Their commitment to excellence is a “beautiful thing” and for that, we applaud them. On behalf of our entire staff and school community, congratulations!

 

Please see the attached program and join us in congratulating each of these hard working individuals.

Awards Assembly Program 2019.pdf

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BWDSB letter to parents and guardians Nov. 16th 2020.pdf
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If you need to make a Guidance appointment,
please complete a
             
Request for Guidance Appointment form


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OSDSS Spirit Wear

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Latest Covid-19 Return to School Protocol as of October 7, 2020


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Decision Dates for Transitioning


The following are the dates when students need to inform the school if they wish to transition to either the home or remote school for each quadmester.  It is essential that the school be notified of the students intentions by these dates so that there is time to place them in suitable courses.

Quadmester 2 - by 4 p.m. October 19, 2020
Quadmester 3 - by 4 p.m. January 11, 2021
Quadmester 4 - by 4 p.m. March 29, 2021


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Information Letter regarding updated student screening protocols
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Information Letter regarding transition dates for in-person and remote learning


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Student Accident Insurance Plan Information

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Click on the link below to learn about what Ontario universities have to offer

Ontario Universities' Info
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Below, please see our new attendance prototcols due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Attendance Protocols
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Below please find a letter with details of our return to school this September

Information regarding our Return to School this September

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Please see our Recent News section at the bottom of the main page for the Student Permission to Leave Property form

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Revised Secondary School Timetable as directed by the Ministry of Education and Public Health

Letter from the Director regarding the revised Secondary School Timetable


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If you need to make a Coop appointment,
please complete a


Request for Coop Appointment form


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 Principal's Message:

Welcome to Owen Sound District Secondary School's new website!! OSDSS is the result of an amalgamation of Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute and West Hill Secondary School. We are in Owen Sound on Georgian Bay and located in the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. Owen Sound is an area known for outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, boating and sledding to name a few. We are also a cultural centre and home to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Grey Roots Museum and the Roxy Theatre.

OSDSS is the largest secondary school in Bluewater with an enrolment of approximately 1200 students and over 100 staff. We have a great Link Crew program in our school which has senior students welcome our new grade 9’s to the school and mentor them for their entire first year of secondary school.

Our parents are always encouraged to be a part of our school. The School Community Council are a valued part of our school community. New parents are always welcome to attend information meetings. Be sure to check our website for meeting details.

We have a wonderful diversity in our programs at OSDSS. We offer French Immersion, allowing students to take 1/3 of their secondary courses in French. We have a strong technology department offering courses in green technologies, construction, manufacturing, automotive, design, communications and hospitality. The Arts are alive here! Our drama students put on great plays each year. Our music department is a thriving area which is award winning. Our art department offers a wide variety of courses including both traditional arts and crafts, including photography. We offer a very popular Specialist High Skills Major in Art and Culture where our students will specialize in fashion and hairstyling and aesthetics. We also offer a Specialist High Skills Major in Manufacturing Technology.

OSDSS offers a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities in the form of teams and clubs. We enter a team in almost every sport that participates in the Bluewater Athletic Association. Many of our teams and athletes are very successful winning league, CWOSSA and OFSAA championships.

Vistors are always welcome!

Jeff Brookshaw
Principal

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