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Orangeville District Secondary School


Citizenship Ceremony at ODSS on Nov. 16th

Posted November 7, 2017

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 ODSS will host a Citizenship Ceremony beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the cafe. We will have many of the classes attending to observe the ceremony of 35 community members becoming Canadian Citizens. This is a unique opportunity for many of us to celebrate with new Canadians and it has not been done before at ODSS.
Glenn Drinkwater, Member of the Order of Canada, will be …

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Flu Season

Posted November 2, 2017

As you know the Flu season is upon us and the number of staff and students who are getting sick is increasing.  At ODSS, we recognize the importance of daily attendance to the success of all our students.  However, it is important to remember that we can avoid the spread of illness by making sure that when students are sick they remain at home.  We have a number of …

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Ontario Literacy Test Practice Information

Posted October 17, 2017

Students in Grade 10 and any students in Grade 11 & 12 who have not yet successfully completed the Grade 10 literacy test, will write the test this year on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  In order to prepare for the test, we invite students to visit practice site for tips and suggestions.  If you have any questions, please see Ms King in the library or contact the school.

Vehicles Stopping in prohibited areas

Posted September 13, 2017

We have been advised by the Town of Orangeville that By-law staff will be monitoring the area in front of ODSS (Faulkner Street and Sunset Drive). Vehicles should not be stopping in areas clearly marked with “No Stopping” signage. By-law staff will be asking motorists stopped illegally to move and will provide the option to pick up students in the Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre parking lot or a …

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Reporting Student Absences

Posted August 23, 2017

You can let us know if your child missed school by:

  • telephone: 519-941-0491, ext. 258,
  • e-mail our attendance secretary:,
  • or send a note with your child on their first day back (note should be brought to the office)
Please let us know the date and times the child is excused (i.e. morning or all day) and the reason for the absence.

Welcome to ODSS!

Posted August 23, 2017

If you are just starting high school or coming to us from another high school, we want to welcome you to O.D.S.S.!  If you need admission forms, course selection forms or a list of what to bring and how to register, please click here.

We have some documents that we will provide students the first day but if you’d like to check them out now, here’s a list:


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Pay for School Co-curricular fees ON-LINE!

Posted November 28, 2016

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

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Ryan’s Law Notice

Posted November 28, 2016

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 …

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Consent to Receive Email Messages

Posted November 28, 2016

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 …

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