Welcome to owen sound district secondary school

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


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

Information Letter regarding updated student screening protocols

Information Letter regarding transition dates for in-person and remote learning

Student Accident Insurance Plan Information

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Below, please see our new attendance prototcols due to COVID-19

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

Information regarding our Return to School this September


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

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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 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


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