Notice to Parents / Guardians of Elementary Students

Update as of May 15, 2015: Phase One of ETFO's elementary teachers’ job action is continuing. Schools are open however EQAO testing for grades 3 and 6 has been postponed. Please check our labour relations page for more information.

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Attendance Notes for ODSS Students: 

Click here to send an attendance note by e-mail.   

Please include:

  • your name and a phone number where we can reach you,
  • the student's full name and the date of the absence,
  • the reason for the absence, and
  • if the student was absent for less than a full day, include the times/classes you are excusing him/her for.

Remember that you can check your child's attendance on-line.     Click here for directions

Codes for on-line attendance:  P-Present, A-Unexcused Absence, B-School Excused (i.e. field trip), E-Parent Excused (note or call received from parent), L-Late


Would you or someone you know be interested in donating an award for our Commencement? We are very proud our our graduates and their accomplishments.  We welcome the support of the community as they take their next steps.  If you know any individual or business interested in sponsoring a graduation award, please contact the O.D.S.S. Guidance Department at 519-941-0491, ext. 221 or send an email to  Thank you from the Class of 2015!

Ryan's Law Notice

May 25, 2015


Dear Parent/Guardian:

As you may be aware, the Ontario Legislature recently passed Ryan’s Law, 2015. This piece of legislation is an important step to support the well being of students with asthma in Ontario schools.

Over the course of the next school year, the Upper Grand DSB will be working to implement the requirements of this legislation.

If your child has asthma, we ask that you immediately contact the main office so that we can identify all students who take asthma medication.  Your child is allowed to carry this medication.  Children under the age of 16 years need parental permission.

The Ministry of Education website has resources on asthma that can be found at:

As a best practice and to support your child, please let the school know if your child has a medical condition so that the school is aware and can keep this information on file.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.



Bill Lenny, Acting Principal