OCVSS Updates: Dec 12th

OCVSS Updates: Dec 12th School News
Posted on 12/12/2022

Dear Families,

As we head into the final 9 days of class before the winter break, we wanted to keep you updated on things happening at OCVSS.

To support student success and wellbeing and to maximize the technologies available in OCV, all students in grades 7-12 will participate in weekly Skills Labs. Each Wednesday, students are learning about executive functioning, time management, and organizational strategies essential to achievement. We invite you to ask about Being a Proactive Learner, Juggling Workload, Problem Solving and Advocating for Yourself. You might take-away a helpful tip for your workplace or household too! Special thanks to OCV staff member Kayla Keenan for developing this resource. 

Online French Second Language Resources 

The OCDSB Bilbliothèque Virtuelle is a resource for parents to access French language materials to support students registered in Core French and French Immersion.

School divisions and CEFR Language levels are available as an age and language ability reference Ministry of Ontario Learn-at-home Primary (K–3) Junior (4–6) Intermediate (7–8) Secondary (9–12). Please see online resources for students K-12, teachers and parents. Target audiences are indicated on each resource.

Student Councils

December 12th - 19th will be the first OCVSS Spirit Week

OCV Secondary Student’s Council Presents: Gr. 7-12 Battle of the Bakers! 

Have you got a favourite recipe or a family treat you love to eat? This week students are being asked to submit photos of their favorite baked goods, or photos of themselves baking, along with their recipe. Recipes will be collected and shared out to students in an OCV holiday cookbook for anyone who wants to learn new recipes to try over the winter break. All tasty submissions are welcome. Students who submit an entry can also be entered for a chance to win a prize. Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Fewest Ingredients, Best Story Associated with the Recipe and Most Intricate Decoration.

OCV Intermediate StudCo presents Grades 7-12 Events:

  • Monday Dec.12: Winter-themed Art Work launch (for Student Art Gallery submission)
  • Tuesday Dec.13: Cozy, Comfortable Clothes Day
  • Wednesday Dec. 4: Winter-themed Writing Event launch (for Virtual Voice submission)
  • Thursday Dec.15: Winter-Wonderland Photo Album launch

Below are the the events occurring for grades 7&8 only during virtual recess 1:45-2:20pm:

  • Monday Dec. 12: Minecraft Winter Wonderland launch 
  • Wednesday Dec. 14: The Interview Game
  • Friday Dec. 16: Kahoot Trivia; Baking/recipe Album due
  • Monday 19th: Minecraft Winter Wonderland submissions due, virtual visits date tbd

Secondary Summative Tasks and Assessment Dates

Preparation for final course assessments is approaching as we near the end of semester 1 courses.  It is important that students are present and prepared on the days that summative tasks take place in classes.  Key dates are communicated to students by their teacher and differ by course. At OCV, most courses' summative assessments will consist of project(s), final tests or quizzes, and/or an “exit interview” to provide students a final chance to demonstrate their learning. For specific details about summative assessments in a particular course, please contact your child’s teachers directly.

High school semester 1 summative assessments (in all courses) will occur over a period of four days, from Tuesday, January 24 to Monday, January 30. 

Tuesday, Jan 24 - All Period 1(A) assessments (exit interviews, projects due, tests/quizzes)

Wednesday, Jan 25 - All Period 2(B) assessments (exit interviews, projects due, tests/quizzes)

Thursday, Jan 26 - All Period 3(C) assessments (exit interviews, projects due, tests/quizzes)

Friday, Jan 27 - All Period 4(D) assessments (exit interviews, projects due, tests/quizzes)


Looking Ahead

Dec 13: OPH Catch-Up for School Vaccines Clinic 1-5pm, 1645 Woodroffe Ave 

Dec 26-Jan. 6: Winter Holidays - no school for staff or students

Jan 9: Classes resume

Jan 18: “Best Foot Forward Day” - catch up on overdue tasks!

Jan 20: PA Day Grades 7&8

Jan 24-30: Summative Assessment days, Grades 9-12

Jan 31: PD Day (Secondary, No classes)

Feb 1: Start of Semester 2 (Secondary)


Student Attendance
Good daily attendance is a critical part of student success. If your child will be late of absent for any reason, please let us know by emailing us ([email protected]) with the details.


Have a safe and happy winter holidays!
The OCVSS Team

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