Literacy Test Information




Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Start time: 8:15 (Breakfast provided)

Who: Grade 10 students and others who have not yet met the graduation requirements

If you have any questions about whether or not you need to write, please see Mrs. Maclellan Fraser, Mrs. Francis or Mrs. Ford

About the test:

The test is written in two sessions with a 15 min break between booklets.

Bring a pencil and eraser or blue/black pen.

You will be assigned a room to write in, that information will be given to you on the Monday before the test and will be posted in the front foyer the morning of the test.

Please do not bring anything else to the test room.  You are not allowed to have any electronic devices (i.e., cell phones) in the test room.

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), administered by Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), is used to determine whether a student has the literacy (reading and writing) skills required to meet the standard for understanding reading selections and communicating in a variety of writing forms expected by The Ontario Curriculum across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. The successful completion of this test or the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course is a requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

The OSSLT is written on the same day in every school across the province.  Please ensure that you avoid scheduling appointments during that time as we are not able to have students complete the test during a different time/date.

Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday

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Bayside Secondary School's Parent Teacher Interviews will be held this Thursday from 3:30-6:00. Parents are encouraged to make appointments with teachers using the yellow slips attached to the Early Bird Reports sent home last week. 

Bayside Wins BOQ Swimming and Wrestling

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Congratulations to the Bayside Swim Team on their 9th Consecutive Bay of Quinte Championship yesterday at the Wellness Centre. BSS won the Overall, Men's and Women's Divisions! Top point getters yesterday were Lina Brennan, Thomas Butler, Evelyn Brooks, Madalyn Andrus, Olivia Booker-Morphet, and Simon Hawes. Big time improvements included Greg Moorish, Erica Corbett, Matt Waters, Emma Layton, James Cameron, Emily Harvey, Ander Villar, and Kiera Miller.

All swimmers are moving on to COSSA next Wednesday in Port Hope!

Bayside Wrestling was also successful at their competition in Haliburton winning Bay of Quinte Overall, with some great individual results. More details to follow.




Photos by Abby Barrett