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Semester 2 Schedules

Semester 2 Schedules will be emailed out to students' OCSB account on Wednesday, February 1.

Snow Day & Exams: Thursday January 26

Due to the inclement weather ('snow day'), OSTA transportation has been cancelled today, but schools remain open.

What this means for High School Students

Exam schedules at all OCSB schools have been changed. Here is the new exam schedule:

  • Thursday, January 26: no exams (high school students are not to come to school)

  • Friday, January 27: period three exams @ 8:45am

  • Monday, January 30: period four exams @ 8:45am

  • Tuesday, January 31: credit intervention day (students attend by invite only)

  • Wednesday, February 1: PD Day (7 to 12)

What this means for 7&8 Students

Students are welcome to attend their classes.

High School Exams Information

January 17, 2023

Dear Students, Parent & Guardians,

As we are nearing the end of Semester 1 for our high school students, final course assessments are underway. Please see the information below about the expectations and supports for students at the end of the semester.

The last day of Semester 1 classes for high school students in grades 9-12 is Monday, January 23rd, 2023.


It is important that students are present and prepared on the days Rich Summative Tasks (RSTs) take place in classes. RST dates are communicated to students by their teacher and differ by course.


Final course marks are determined as follows:

  • 70% Term Work

  • 30% Summative Assessments (RST and/or an exam)

Report Cards will be available on the Parent Portal on Thursday, February 16th, 2023.


Please note that grade 9 courses do not have final exams.

Grade 9 students who are in need of extra support in achieving their credits may be invited to the school for credit intervention by their teacher. Other Grade 9 students can work on their community service hours during this time.


High school semester 1 exams will occur over a period of four days, from Tuesday, January 24 to Friday, January 27. All exams begin at 9:00am.

Tuesday, January 24 - All Period 1 exams

Wednesday, January 25 - All Period 2 exams

Thursday, January 26 - All Period 3 exams

Friday, January 27 - All Period 4 exams

Monday, January 30 - Inclement Weather Day (if needed)

See this link: Semester 1 Exams for a complete exam schedule, including dates, times and locations. There are no final exams in Open-level courses at any grade level. Exams are generally written in students’ regular classrooms (please review the schedule for classroom assignment). For a complete summary of exam procedures please see: Exam Procedures for Students - January 2023.


High school classes are not in session during the exam period, so students are only to attend if they have an exam scheduled on that day.

Students are to stay in the classroom for a minimum of one hour. As they complete their exam, students may be dismissed by the supervising teacher. Students must leave the building once they have finished their exam. OC Transpo departure times at the end of the day will remain the same.

Vacation and work arrangements are expected to be made around the examination timetable (Student Handbook, pg 32).


Students must be in school uniform for their exams and/or credit intervention days. If they are in the building, they must be in school uniform.


In the event of an inclement weather day during the high school exam period where yellow school bus transportation is canceled, exam schedules at all OCSB schools for all students will be affected (not just for school bus riders).

The missed exam will be written the following school day. All other exams will be pushed ahead by one day. For example, if Friday, January 27th were declared an inclement weather day, then all period 4 exams would be written on Monday, January 30th. During a snow day, the school will be open, but exams will not be written.


Tuesday, January 31 has been designated as a Credit Intervention Day for students in grade 10-12 with outstanding work.

We will also host Credit Intervention Days for grade 9 students with outstanding assignments on January 24th and 25th.

These appointments will be scheduled by teachers when necessary.


Wednesday, February 1st will be a PD Day for all students in grade 7-12.


Semester 2 courses will begin for all grades 9-12 students on:

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023.

ND After 3 Session 2 Sign Up

ND After 3 Parent Permission forms were sent out to parents January 16.

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