Dear Parents and Guardians,

On Thursday, March 29, 2012, Grade Ten students across the province, including our students at the YMCA Academy, will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).  The successful completion of the test is a requirement for any student pursuing an Ontario Secondary School Diploma granted by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

This year we have 11 students writing the OSSLT. This number accounts for nearly 37% of our student body and as such, we require the full support of staff and resources at the Academy on the day of the test. To meet the needs of our students and to provide individual accommodations for those writing the OSSLT, we require additional space and staff support on the day of the test.

For this reason, school will be closed on Thursday, March 29, 2012 for all students who are NOT writing the OSSLT. School will resume with regular classes on Friday, March 30, 2012.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Academy.


Don Adams
Head of School

Mar. 26th, 2012 – OSSLT on March 29th, 2012