Update on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test 

Today (Wednesday, March 24), Grand Erie District School Board provided an update on this year’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessment for secondary school students.

EQAO is piloting a new online assessment for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) this year where school boards have the option of choosing to participate. After careful consideration in assessing the equity of access for all learners, meeting the requirements for the test, and the impacts of the pandemic on student well-being, Grand Erie has made the decision not to participate.

Grand Erie recognizes this year’s tests have presented challenges which affect equitable learning opportunities, physical health and safety, mental health and well-being among students and school communities. As such, the board believes it is in the best interest of Grand Erie students not to create further undue pressure as they work towards the completion of the school year. 

Grand Erie remains focused on ensuring students receive the quality education they deserve. 


Registration packages have been delivered to most elementary schools.

If you are from Notre Dame or St. Patrick's, please drop by the Guidance Office to pick up your registration packages.

Call the school in the New Year to book your registration appointment for January 30th. (905)765-4466 ext. 732205

Dates for Transition Meetings are as follows:

January 26th - River Heights

January 27th - Centennial

January 30th - Notre Dame and St/ Patrick's @ McKinnon Park

January 31st - Oneida

January 26th - February 1st - Six Nations Schools - please check with your school for dates