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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test moves online for 2016-17http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/51Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test moves online for 2016-17<p>​The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be completed online in 2016-17. The test will be administered twice because of the move to the online format. Students will write the test at school on school computers. <br><br>Simcoe County District School Board students who started Grade 9 in September 2015 may be eligible to write the test next school year. <br><br>The first test date is Oct. 20, 2016. Students who are successful on the Oct. 20 test will have met the graduation requirement. Students who are not successful in October can write the test again on March 30, 2017. The October test will not count as a failed attempt.<br><br>In October 2016, the test will be the online format only. In March 2017, the test will be available both online and in paper format. <br><br>A sample test is available for students to preview and practice. Further details about the October test day will be shared in the fall.<br><br>The OSSLT is a graduation requirement managed by Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Test dates are set by EQAO. <br><br>More information about the OSSLT is available on EQAO’s website: <a href="http://www.eqao.com/">www.eqao.com</a>. </p>
Join the staff and students of Penetanguishene Secondary School as they celebrate ‘Through the Decades’http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/49Join the staff and students of Penetanguishene Secondary School as they celebrate ‘Through the Decades’<p>Students, staff and members of the Penetanguishene community will come together June 3 to 5 to celebrate the history of Penetanguishene Secondary School (PSS). <em>The Ultimate Reunion – Through the Decades</em> is an opportunity to relive memories and reunite with old friends.</p><p>Highlights of the closing celebration include:</p><p><strong>​Friday, June 3</strong></p><ul><li>open mike, 6 to 9 p.m.</li></ul><p><strong>Saturday, June 4</strong></p><ul><li>self-guided tours, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.</li><li>pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 10 a.m.</li><li>official closing ceremonies, 1 to 2 p.m.</li><li>PSS Ultimate Reunion Dance, 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.</li></ul><p><strong>Sunday, June 5</strong></p><ul><li>Sunday at the Museum, 12 to 4 p.m.</li></ul><p>Further details are available online at <a href="http://www.pssreunion.com/">www.pssreunion.com</a>.   </p><p><em>Information:</em><br><em> Brian MacIsaac, Principal</em><br><em> 705-549-7446 x. 42564</em></p><p><em>Irene Lau</em><br><em> 705-528-8215<br></em><a href="mailto:Irenelau705@gmail.com" style="line-height:1.6;"><em>Irenelau705@gmail.com</em></a></p>
Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at schoolhttp://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/47Parents, tell us what you think: survey about climate, safety at school<p>​Parents and guardians can provide feedback on the climate at our school through a survey that will be open from Feb. 22 to March 11.  <br><br>Survey topics include: the overall tone of the school, feeling of safety, student well-being, and equity and inclusion.<br> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><a href="http://fluidsurveys.com/s/201516SCSParent/" target="_blank">Complete the survey now</a></strong><br>Password: SecondaryParent2015  <br></p><p style="text-align:left;">A similar survey is being conducted with staff and students. Each school will receive a report of the school results. The Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) senior administrative team and Board of Trustees also review the board-wide results.  <br><br>The data will show our progress over time, and will highlight areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.  <br><br>The parent and staff versions of the secondary school <em>School</em><em> Climate Survey</em> are new this year and will be added to the elementary school survey next year. Student feedback has been collected since 2007.  <br><br>Questions can be sent to <a href="mailto:research@scdsb.on.ca" target="_blank">research@scdsb.on.ca</a>.</p>
PSS Student Agenda 2015-2016http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/15PSS Student Agenda 2015-2016<p>​<a href="/Documents/PSS%20Student%20Agenda%202015-16.doc"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icdoc.png" alt="" />PSS Student Agenda 2015-16.doc</a>​​</p><p>The Student Agenda contains valuable information regarding student expectations, behaviour, policies, etc.</p><p>​<br></p>
CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule actionhttp://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/40CUPE reaches tentative agreement; suspends work-to-rule action <p>The collective bargaining agreement between the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) expired on August 31, 2014. In the SCDSB, CUPE represents our custodial and maintenance staff. Since September 10, 2015, CUPE members have been engaged in provincial job action in the form of a work-to-rule campaign.   </p><p><strong>On November 2, CUPE reached a tentative agreement at the central bargaining table with the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA).  </strong>The tentative deal must be endorsed by CUPE's local leaders before it is presented to all CUPE members for ratification. CUPE has agreed to suspend central job action while ratification takes place.  Terms of the tentative agreement have not yet been made public. </p><p> To learn more about the labour situation, visit the <a href="http://scdsb.on.ca/Board/Pages/Labour-Situation.aspx" target="_blank">Labour Situation page</a> on the SCDSB's website.</p>
Get Ready to Generate Some Excitement!http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/9Get Ready to Generate Some Excitement!<p>​<span lang="EN-CA">The Simcoe County District School Board has partnered with AMP Solar Group and Potentia Solar to install solar panels on the rooftops of 41 schools across the County, generating over 4 mW. The 41 schools were successful applications approved by the Ontario Power Authority as part of the Feed In Tariff (FIT) program, producing renewable energy to feed the provincial energy grid. As part of this partnership, students will be able to monitor the energy produced at their school and compare it to other schools in the County as well as other schools in Ontario. Students will have access to real data that can be used in the classroom. Students will also have opportunities to engage in solar and renewable energy workshops and presentations at their school. The preparation for construction will commence March 11 and will be fully operational by the end of July. Revenue generated through this program will be used to enhance environmental learning opportunities for staff and students and expand on energy conservation efforts in our building. For more information, please contact the SCDSB Environmental Systems Coordinator, Jessica Kukac at 705-734-6363 extension 11514.</span></p>
Courses offered at PSS in 2015-2016​http://pss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/8Courses offered at PSS in 2015-2016​<p><a href="/Documents/Revised%20PSS%20Condensed%20Course%20calendar%20with%20hyperlinks%20and%20bookmarks.docx" target="_blank"><img src="/_layouts/15/images/icdocx.png" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" />Revised PSS Condensed Course calendar with hyperlinks and bookmarks.docx</a><br></p>

 

 

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