Notre Dame High School

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Preparation

Grade 10, 11 and some grade 12 students will be writing the new modernized online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in May 2021. A successful outcome is a graduation requirement. We have three phases in our plan leading up to the official test days. In November, Grade 10s wrote a practice test (phase one). In order to prepare students for the new online modernized OSSLT, we are offering three in class lessons (phase two), and another practice test (phase three) which models the modernized version. Grade 11 students already wrote a practice test last year and a number of students were able to participate in our after school preparation program.


We are offering an after school literacy test preparation program to any interested students. This program will run twice a week on Mondays and Tuesdays for a total of 9 sessions beginning March 22 and ending on May 4. Should your child decide to participate, attendance is important and we ask for your help in ensuring that your son/daughter attends all of the sessions. The course will run virtually at home from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. and will be facilitated by Ms. Smith. The preparation sessions are designed to prepare students for the OSSLT.


Session dates ( Mondays and Tuesdays) are as follows:

March 22,23,29,30

April 6,26,27

May 3,4


Parents please check your email with the link to sign up.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the school.


OCSB Community Involvement Hours

OCSB Community Involvement Hours

Please use this form to submit Community Involvement Hours ONLY if you are unable to submit a paper or emailed copy or a photo to your school.


Please Note:


The 40 hour Community Involvement requirement has been reduced to 20 hours for students graduating by August 2021.


Because of the pandemic, the Ministry is providing increased flexibility in how all secondary students can earn hours in 2020-21, as follows:


1) Students may earn hours during the school day, or for duties normally performed in the home (e.g., walking a younger child to and from school, helping younger siblings with school work).


2) Students aged 14 years and older can count up to a maximum of 10 hours from paid employment towards their earned hours. Students counting paid employment towards their graduation requirement will be required to complete a reflection exercise indicating how their work contributed to the service of others.


OCSB Community Involvement Hours Form


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