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Norwell District Secondary School

Public Input sought

Public input sought for draft policies

The Upper Grand District School Board has adopted a new approach to the development of policies and procedures, important documents that guide the board, staff and activities of our school system. Our goal is to improve policies and procedures at the draft stage, with your help. By providing an opportunity for input from parents, the community and stakeholders we are aiming for greater openness and transparency in our governance.    

The first policy, procedures and guidelines to be posted for public consultation are related to “Equity and Inclusive Education”. You are invited to review the draft documents and submit online feedback at The deadline for public input is April 13, 2016. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.


Attention Students:  Semester 2 Starts Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 

Please note that the first day of our semester will run on a regular day schedule not on a flip week schedule as previously stated.  

Norwell's Arts Performance Project

Norwell's Arts Performance Program has been an amazing adventure for all the students!  Norwell Arts Program Kids dressed for partyApp Program App Program 1 kindergarten students


Semester 1 Exams

Semester 1 Exams will be held from January 28- February 3, 2016.  Exam week will follow a regular schedule.  

January 28, 2016  Period 1 Exam
January 29, 2016  Period 2 Exam
February 1, 2016  Period 3 Exam
February 2, 2016  Period 4 Exam
February 3, 2016  Final Day of Semester


Thursday February 4, 2016 will be a P.A. Day for secondary students   

Semester 2 will begin on Friday February 5, 2016.  It will be a regular week schedule. 

In the case of bus cancellation due to inclement weather, the exam scheduled for that day will be moved to the next day. The P.A. Day will remain on Feb.4, 2016

Daily Attendance

telephoneJust a reminder to parents that our attendance reporting line is available 24/7.  If your son or daughter will be absent from school we ask that you call us at 519-343-3107 ext.100.


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

In preparation for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), we are running an after school program for students here at Norwell.  The Pass the Test Program is designed to help students prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which will be written on March 31, 2016. 

The program is a voluntary non-credit course, and will occur on the following dates: 

February 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 and March 1, 2, 9, 22, 23, 29, 30 

All classes will begin at 3:15 PM in Room 110 and will end at 4:30 PM.

We will be providing busing for  these sessions to Drayton, Moorefield,  Harriston and Clifford.


If you are interested in signing up your son or daughter,please contact the school at 519-343-3107 and we will send you a registration form.

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 09Course Fair
  • Feb 10Late Bus Day-Pass the Test
  • Feb 11Report Cards
  • Feb 12Valentine's Spirit Day
  • Feb 15Family Day Holiday
Transportation News
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