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Course selection time is coming!  Students and parents may view this link: to view a tutorial on myblueprint course selection. Forms can be printed off from the downloadable forms section on the OSDSS website.

ATTENTION PARENTS!!  Sign up for (Owen Sound District Secondary School Community) for school to home updates by text or email!

Our Goal is to be a cashless school: Please register for Cash Online to pay for any school related item - follow this link

Student Fees:  This year's $50 student fee supports clubs and athletics at the school. It provides a yearbook, free mini wolf backpack, discounts to dances  and other school events. Payable on Cashonline or main office.

School Clothing -
School cloting link all year
Special Order clothing below. This site will open and close throughtout the school year:


Principal's Message:

Welcome to Owen Sound District Secondary School's new website!! OSDSS is the result of an amalgamation of Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute and West Hill Secondary School.  We are in Owen Sound on Georgian Bay and located in the beautiful Niagara Escarpment. Owen Sound is an area known for outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, biking, boating and sledding to name a few.  We are also a cultural centre and home to the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Grey Roots Museum and the Roxy Theatre.  

OSDSS is the largest secondary school in Bluewater with an enrolment of approximately 1300 students and over 100 staff.  We have a great Link Crew program in our school which has senior students welcome our new grade 9’s to the school and mentor them for their entire first year of secondary school.  

Our parents are always encouraged to be a part of our school.  The School Community Council are a valued part of our school community.  New parents are always welcome to attend information meetings. Be sure to check our website for meeting details.

We have a wonderful diversity in our programs at OSDSS.  We offer French Immersion, allowing students to take 1/3 of their secondary courses in French.  We have a strong technology department offering courses in green technologies, construction, manufacturing, automotive, design, communications and hospitality.  The Arts are alive here!  Our drama students put on great plays each year.  Our music department is a thriving area which is award winning.  Our art department offers a wide variety of courses including both traditional arts and crafts, including photography.  We offer a very popular Specialist High Skills Major in Art and Culture  where our students will specialize in fashion and hairstyling and aesthetics.  We also offer a Specialist High Skills Major in Manufacturing Technology.

OSDSS offers a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities in the form of teams and clubs.  We enter a team in almost every sport that participates in the Bluewater Athletic Association.  Many of our teams and athletes are very successful winning league, CWOSSA and OFSAA championships.  

Vistors are always welcome!

Lucy Hilts

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  • Character Development
  • Board News
  • Trustee News
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The OSDSS Code of Conduct is derived from the Ontario Code of Conduct, Bill 81  - the Safe Schools Act, 2000, and Bluewater District School Board Policies – Foundations For Learning, and  Safe Schools. It has been developed in collaboration with students, staff, parents/guardians and the community.

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  • Today's Events
  • Upcoming Events
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  • Monthly Calendar
  • Board Calendar
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We are very excited to announce that we are one of the first schools in Bluewater District School Board to offer parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events.
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. School related expenses will be available online for you to make payment.
Click on the School Cash Online image to get started.
Click here to register or login.

Be sure to sign up for Flash Alerts. Notifications about Online Payments for things like student fees, field trips, etc. will be sent as Flash Alerts as we prepare to offer this payment option.

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Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff

Flashalerts is being replaced by for all school to home communication so be sure to join the group by signing up.
Remind is available through: Email, Text Messaging – simply text @owensou to the number (519) 800-2426, at, Desktop app for Macs, Remind app for devices with access to App Store (iOS) and Google Play Store (Android).

There is no Windows app at the moment. The app does not work on a Blackberry unless your device supports Android apps.
To unsubscribe from receiving messages from OSDSS please click on the following link for instructions: