June Newsletter

Principal’s Message June 2018

As we close out another school year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students, parents and community members that have helped to make this year so special.

It is nice to look back at all of the celebrations and special events that have made up this school year and I am so proud of all the accomplishments both Inside and outside the classroom. Some of my personal highlights include watching our students run the “Lunch and Learn” sessions with local seniors, seeing our junior soccer teams compete, and, of course, participating in the Redwalk.

It is also a good time to look ahead to next year and all of the great things that are to come. We have exciting improvements happening in the library. We are looking into the possibility of setting up an eSports arena. And, most importantly, we will continue to connect and celebrate with our local community. We are so proud of the history and role that Central Huron Secondary School plays in this community.

I wish all students a safe and restful summer. Congratulations to our graduates and we are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students in the fall.

Chris Smith

CHSS Students with Medical Conditions

The Avon Maitland DSB schools are committed to supporting students with prevalent medical conditions such as asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes and epilepsy to fully access school in a safe, accepting, and healthy learning environment. We want you to be active participants in supporting your child’s medical condition at school. Prior to the beginning of the new school year, please Inform us about your child’s medical condition and help us create, review and/or update their Individual Medical Management Plan of Care.

A Note from Guidance

How quickly the end of the school year came! Exams are over and students are free to enjoy their summer vacation. Most students will be returning to CHSS on September 4th to begin a new school year. A number of  graduating students, however, will be leaving CHSS and entering the world of work, starting an apprenticeship or leaving Clinton to attend a College or University of their choice. Just a reminder to all graduating students that we hope you will be able to return to CHSS for Commencement which is being held on Friday October 5th.

Students should also order their grad gowns at a cost of $25.00 in Student Services before the end of June or during the first week of July

Any outstanding community hours needed to graduate also must be handed in at this lime. Summer School is scheduled to take place July 3rd and 4th at CHSS in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) for students taking Co-op. Placements must be completed by August 10th. Students taking new credit courses of ENG3U, ENG4U, GLC2O/CHV2O will begin their on-line courses on July 3rd and must have course requirements completed before August 10th. Summative assessments will take place at Clinton Public School in the Library. Students taking the Literacy course OLC4O will be required to attend on-site Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 12:00 noon from July 3rd to July 20th at Clinton Public School in the Library.

Also, students who were unsuccessful in completing a compulsory credit will be required to attend each day at the Clinton PS Library starting July 3rd from 8:30 to 12:00 noon until they have met course expectations. The last day to meet the expectations will be July 20th.Students who are in need of a 30th credit to graduate or students who have been unsuccessful in a course should have filled out a summer school application.

Students who are attending summer school and planning on going to college or university in the fall need to notify Student Services of this. Once they have completed their credit at summer school they should contact the university or college to which they have applied and inform them that an official final transcript has been submitted to OUAC or OCAS for input. They should also send a photocopy to the institution they will be attending in the fall, noting that the original is being submitted by CHSS.

Students have already received their timetables for next year and Guidance staff will be available for any changes during the first week of July by making an appointment. We also plan on being here during the last week of August. On Wednesday August 29th, the grade 9 Orientation day will be held from 10:00 am to noon beginning in the large gym. Grade 9 students will receive their timetables and visit their first semester  classrooms. The day will conclude with a BBQ in the courtyard. The month of September will be filled with activity. Students will receive their timetables on the first day of school. Universities and colleges will begin their visits to the school to inform grade 12 students about their programs. CHSS will be hosting the University Information Night on Tuesday October 2nd from 6:15 to 8:10pm. All Ontario Universities will be in attendance. There will be an opportunity to visit with university reps during a walk-about in the large gym. We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer and see you on Tuesday September 4th.


After consultation with staff, students and parent council, the following daily schedule will be implemented in the fall:

Period 1: 8:55-10:15

Period 2: 10:20-11 :35

LUNCH: 11:35-12:25

Period 3: 12:25-1:40

Period 4: 1:45-3:00

CHSS Devices

There are still a number of students who have not returned their devices and accessories. Any devices not returned by Wednesday, July 41h, will be remotely shut down. Devices that are not returned to the school by Friday, July 6th will then be followed up with a bill.