We are writing to let you know that EQAO has been experiencing technical issues with their online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which was scheduled to take place in schools across the province this morning.  Due to these technical difficulties, students will be unable to complete the test at this time.  It has been cancelled for the day. We are awaiting further communication and direction from EQAO, and we will follow up with you as soon as we have more … Continue reading

EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

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Dear BRCSS Parents and Guardians, Successful completion of the EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a provincial requirement of graduation. This test is typically written in the spring of a student’s Grade 10 year. This year, EQAO is piloting an online version of the test on Thursday, October 20th. This means our students will have two opportunities this year to satisfy their literacy requirement: an online test on October 20, 2016 and the choice of an online or … Continue reading

Catholic School Council – Nomination


Catholic School Council – Please see attached, the nomination forms for the 2016-2017 advisory Catholic School Council.  These forms are also attached to our recently sent synermail communication and are available in the Main Office.  If you would like to hold a position on our Council, we encourage you to complete a form and return it to the school’s Main Office by Monday, September 26th to the attention of Cheryl Morrison.  If necessary, we will hold Council Elections at our … Continue reading

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test – After School Literacy Program


Dear Parents and Guardians: The next writing of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Attached, please find a letter inviting your grade 10 child to take part in the After School Literacy Program to be offered, at no financial cost to families, beginning next week.  If you are interested in finding out more about the online assessment, please visit http://www.eqao.com and follow the link to EQAO online.  If you would like to … Continue reading

McCarthy Uniforms – Store Hours

MILTON POP-UP LOCATION This location will be closed as of November 1, 2016. For purchases as of November 1st, please visit our Oakville Retail Location. 531 North Service Road East, Oakville Alternatively, feel free to order from our NEW website mccarthyuniforms.ca or our Call Centre (please visit our website for Oakville store hours) Call Centre 416.593.6900 mccarthyuniforms.ca NEW STORE HOURS: MONDAY (CLOSED) TUESDAY – THURSDAY (3pm – 8pm) FRIDAY (CLOSED) SATURDAY (10am – 6pm) SUNDAY (12pm – 5pm) … Continue reading

Important Information and Reminders for 2016 2017 School Year

Dear Students and Families of Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School, We are excited to welcome you to another great school year here at BR.  For those of you new to us, welcome!  To our returning families, welcome back!  We wanted to share some important information and reminders with all of our families! School beginson Wednesday, September 7th (Tuesday, September 6th is a PD Day) Student Timetables– Students will be able to access their timetables through the SIS system (check under the … Continue reading

Student Services

Student Services will be open Monday, August 29th to Thursday, September 1st from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. During this time we will see parents and students for the following reasons: • New registrations and course selection • Timetable changes for current students due to summer school (credits achieved and not achieved) • Timetable changes for current students who have made a pathway change over the summer and therefore require different post -secondary program pre-requisites. No appointments are necessary, we … Continue reading

Grade 9 Day

ATTENTION GRADE 9 STUDENTS Bishop Reding’s Grade 9 WELCOME DAY & BBQ Thursday, September 1, 2016 9:00 a.m. – 12: 00 p.m. Activities include a guided school tour, locker assignment and receiving locks and agendas, timetables, and various ice breaker activities run by the Leaders in Black (LIBs). BBQ Lunch generously served by BR Student Government. Bring a reusable water bottle! Students are expected to dress appropriately for the school environment – uniforms are not mandatory for the BBQ day. … Continue reading