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Grade 10 Literacy Test-Letter to Parentshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/396Grade 10 Literacy Test-Letter to Parents<p>​Dear Parent/Guardian,<br></p><p>Re: Literacy Test <br></p><p>Beginning October 18<sup>th</sup>, 2021, students in Grades 10 and 11, and non-graduating Grade 12 students will have the opportunity to attempt the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) at Bear Creek Secondary School. If successful, this will count towards satisfying the literacy requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).<br></p><p><strong>Please note that the literacy graduation requirement for all students graduating during the 2021–2022 school year has been waived. </strong></p><p>Should a student who is learning from home within the hybrid system wish to participate in the OSSLT, the student must come into the school and write the test with their class cohort. In this manner, we are ensuring that cohorts are maintained, and that all necessary public health directives and school board health and safety measures continue to be implemented.</p><p>Even with safety measures in place, we recognize that not all families will feel comfortable with their student entering the building and attempting the OSSLT. Please know that we understand that this concern exists, and staff will work with students to ensure that they can complete the literacy requirement for the OSSD in the future. </p><p>Unlike past years, there will not be a dedicated day to the writing of the OSSLT. Instead, all students will be assigned a day to write the OSSLT and they will have two opportunities to write.  The first writing session will be between October 18<sup>th</sup> and November 5<sup>th</sup> and again from March 21<sup>st</sup>, 2022 and April 8<sup>th</sup>, 2022. Please note that the normal daily school day schedule will be unaffected and will continue as normal. </p><p>OSSLT Writing Day Schedule<br></p><p>Period 1 Booklet 1 8:05-9:20</p><p>5 minute break</p><p>Period 1 Booklet 2 9:25-10:45<br></p><p>We believe that students, working with their teachers, parents/guardians and administrators, can be successful on the OSSLT. Additional information and materials about the OSSLT are posted on the EQAO web site at <a href="http://www.eqao.com/">http://www.eqao.com</a>. <br></p><p>Sincerely,<br></p><p>Tyson Maxwell </p><p>Vice Principal <br></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Week A Grade 10 Classes </strong></p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Monday Oct. 18th</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Tues Oct. 19th</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Wed. Oct 20</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Thurs. Oct. 21</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:20%;"><strong>Friday Oct 22nd</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Cruise</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">N. Mavor</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Morrison</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">J. Waye</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>PD Day</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">S. McCuaig</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Prince</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Vanek</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">R. Malboeuf</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">L. Dolbear</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">P. Dyck</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">D. Runnalis</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">C. St. Jean</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">​</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">L. MacDonald</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">E. Mizier-Barre</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">C. Gilewicz</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"> </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>****All eligible grade 11 and 12 students will receive an invitation to write the week of November 1</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><strong> to 5</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> .</strong><strong>  </strong></p><p><br></p>
Student Councilhttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/395Student Council<p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18Y_HV3O2UEUv2zAyACxzyRVnFpCbOeXohAw6XxY4zNo/edit?ts=614248b6">​Appointed Postion Application Form 2021</a><br></p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1T9yYhq6Q9JwIPcIzJxnVBoJBi48qzxgGvEA1_viJG-k/edit?ts=6142490c">Student Council President Application 2021</a><br></p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7AAVOW3Yu0_CuYgIQ1TXSlgARVuL9b41l2vRemm4w1gcKvg/viewform">Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 Representative Nnomination Form</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Link Crew Grade 9 Orientaionhttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/394Link Crew Grade 9 Orientaion<h2>​Link Crew Grade 9 Orienation</h2><p><br></p><h3>Date: Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 <br></h3><h3>Time: 1 hour sessions (between 9 am and 3 pm)</h3><p>Location:  Google Meets</p><p>For more information<a href="/Documents/Link%20Crew%20Orientation%202021%20Invitation.docx.pdf"> Click Here</a><br></p>
Timetable Change Request 2021-22http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/393Timetable Change Request 2021-22<p>​Studens can view their timetables for 2021-2022 school year on the student portal.  If you are unsure how to access the student portal, please see the directions below.</p><p>If a timetable change is required, students can complete the google form below to submit their request.  Guidance will be prioritizing timetable requests, base on need. (i.e, level change, pathway and incomplete timetables)  We ask for your partience during this process.  If a change can be made it will be reflected on the student portal.  Please check your portal and your studetn email regularly for updates on wheather a change could be accommodated.  If a change cannot be made, students mus follow their current timetable<br></p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmwBFd1MSi4OlIy6d0WCeLxxG2y5ApuayJOrqx-clHPDCvag/viewform">TimeTable Change Request Link</a></p><p><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/How%20to%20Access%20Student%20Portal.docx">How to Access Student Portal</a><br></p>
2021 Yearbooks are Sold Out!http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/3922021 Yearbooks are Sold Out!<p><strong>​2021 Yearbooks are sold out!</strong></p><p>This year's yearbook has been send off to the plant for printing.  As of now, pre-order sales are locked in sales have been closed.</p><p>If you missed out on the deadline and want to be included on the wait-list, please email Ms. Sweet at <a href="mailto:kasweet@scdsb.on.ca">kasweet@scdsb.on.ca</a>. If any overflow books come with our shipment in June, people on the wait lis will have first dibs.<br></p>
Grade 8 Virtual Nighthttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/385Grade 8 Virtual Night<p><a href="/departments/guidance/grade-8-virtual-night">Grade 8 Virtual Night Information</a></p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/gXh4Ks3n6jk">Grade 8 Night 2021</a><br></p>
Closure of outdoor recreational amenitieshttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/135Closure of outdoor recreational amenities<p>In accordance with the provincial direction in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the use of outdoor recreational amenities, including basketball courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, is not permitted. In addition, permits for the use of these amenities will not be scheduled until further notice. The use of playgrounds is permitted provided that public health measures, including physical distancing and limits on outdoor gatherings, are followed. <br><br>Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time. <br></p>
Course Selection http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/387Course Selection <p><strong>​LAST CALL-Course Selection  </strong><br></p><p>If you have not selected your courses for next year,  please remember to log into the student portal to complete your requests.  Instructions are below.<br></p><p>How to select courses instruction sheet:</p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kcptPjaiD0pL43yoV30RjwbOmCuX-fpk&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kcptPjaiD0pL43yoV30RjwbOmCuX-fpk&authuser=0</a><br></p><p><strong>Current Grade 9s</strong><br></p><p>Video:   <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1udOyo6p9DraCiTHU9Jh8Gvzt_FIndD91&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1udOyo6p9DraCiTHU9Jh8Gvzt_FIndD91&authuser=0</a></p><p> List of Grade 10 courses to choose:</p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=14tW7peFI2q1_qavx1QhXUTSD16jEuG6s&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=14tW7peFI2q1_qavx1QhXUTSD16jEuG6s&authuser=0</a><br></p><p><strong>Current Grade 10s</strong><br></p><p>video: <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=11QftZoFjM_NiKCiZyfaafHVAkTe8B00E&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=11QftZoFjM_NiKCiZyfaafHVAkTe8B00E&authuser=0</a><br></p><p>List of Grade 11 courses to choose:<br></p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FBnoakH8HX0vkBoCGtq7naPOJgs4L8zA&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FBnoakH8HX0vkBoCGtq7naPOJgs4L8zA&authuser=0</a><br></p><p><strong>Current Grade 11s</strong><br></p><p>Video: <a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p2qnrFB3tPmZvEWezNhPJALZjEypkdbA&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p2qnrFB3tPmZvEWezNhPJALZjEypkdbA&authuser=0</a><br></p><p>List of Grade 12 courses to choose:</p><p><a href="https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZfQ0FEQwaEFnseS3qo1uGLQPK5Ke6QEt&authuser=0">https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZfQ0FEQwaEFnseS3qo1uGLQPK5Ke6QEt&authuser=0</a><br></p>
TimeTable Changehttp://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/386TimeTable Change<p>​As quad 2 winds down, we would ask students to check their student portals to review their courses for quads 3 and 4 (formerly known as semester 2) If you require a timetable change, please fill out the google form link below.<br></p><p><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRO5sWRbtOyTVl1VfC1nuCNdmbfDFtjAXzQvKwAs1xRZ1J5A/viewform">Timetable Change</a><br></p>
New scholarship for graduating secondary students http://bss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/board-news/128New scholarship for graduating secondary students <div>The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is has created a new scholarship for graduating secondary students. The Public Property Assessment Network Scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000 to one recipient in the OPSBA Central East Region. Scholarship recipients are students of strong character, who care deeply for their communities and furthering their own learning.</div><div><br></div><div>Could this be you? Learn more about <a href="https://www.scdsb.on.ca/UserFiles/Servers/Server_210898/File/News%20documents/The%20Public%20Property%20Assessment%20Network%20Scholarship%20-%20Central%20East%20Final.pdf">eligibility and the application process</a>. <br></div><div><br></div><div>The deadline to apply is May 29, 2020. </div>