Grade 12 Update

Grade 12 Update
Posted on 11/02/2023

Good afternoon class of 2024,      

Welcome to December! We hope everybody has had a great week, and we look forward to seeing many of you this evening at the KSS semi formal. A few important updates are included in the email below- please read through carefully. 


Midterm Reports & Full Disclosure 

  Midterm report cards were distributed on Wednesday this week.   The full disclosure for semester 1 courses is Friday, December 8th. Any semester 1 courses dropped prior to this date will not show on your final transcript. If you have any questions or concerns with your current schedule, please connect with a member of the KSS Student Services team.  Any students who have applied to University or College can check their applications to make sure all midterm mark information has been accurately reported. Please check carefully if you are taking a course outside of KSS (e.g. online, night school, etc.).  If you have any questions or concerns about the transcript on your application, please connect with Tamiko Ferguson ([email protected]).  

Save the Date: Life After High School event @ KSS- December 14th  

KSS is thrilled to be hosting the LDSB Life After HIgh School Event on December 14th   from 6pm-8pm.   Students and families are invited to attend this evening being held at KSS. Attendees will be able to select two sessions from the following: 

  • OSAP & Financing your Education 
  • Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships 
  • Service Canada 
  • Employment Supports 
  • A Day in the Life from an Equity Ambassador Lens  
  • Housing 101 
  • Education Services for Community Livin 
  • Indigenous Education Supports 
  • Accessibility Service @ post-secondary school 
  • Queen’s University Promis & Commitment Scholars workshop 

More information and to register visit the LDSB Life After HIgh School Event page. We look forward to seeing many KSS families there! This event is open to all students and families in the Limestone District School Board. 


KSS Grad Photos-  January 9-23, 2024 

Prestige Photography will be at KSS from January 9-23 to take this year’s graduation photos. Booking details and further information will be in next week’s grade 12 weekly email update. Stay tuned! 


Important Update re: Dalhousie University 

Several KSS students have been applying to Dalhousie University. Dalhousie's preference is that you submit (and pay for) your OUAC application first, so that you can use your OUAC reference number in your Dalhousie application. In addition to being asked for your OUAC reference number, you will also be asked to self-report your grade 11 and 12 marks to date. If you need any assistance with this, please book a student services appointment at a time that works for you. If you are NOT asked to self-report your grades, it is possible you have made an error or have skipped a step. You can reach out to Dalhousie directly for any assistance (902) 494-2450 or email [email protected]


Housing 101 Workshop- December 11 

On Monday, December 11th we will be hosting a Housing 101 workshop run by HomeBase Kingston.  This workshop is intended for students who may need guidance on how to obtain housing in the future and/or students who may be thinking about leaving their home or who have been asked to leave their home. All students are welcome- whether they are looking for housing urgently in the short term, or plan to in the years ahead.  Come on out to the library at lunch on Monday, December 11! 


Volunteer Opportunities 

All grade 12 students must complete 40 hours of community volunteer work prior to graduation in June. See upcoming volunteer opportunities below.  *Students who are new to Ontario this year should connect with the Student Services team to confirm the number of volunteer hours required. 

  • Maple Elementary School Movie Night- December 8: Maple Elementary School is hosting a family moving night on Friday, December 8. They are looking for high school volunteers to help with set up, canteen, sorting and serving pizzas and clean up. Set up begins at 4:30pm and clean up will finish by 9:15pm. There are various options for shifts throughout the evening. For more information and to sign up, visit the Maple Volunteer Sign up page 
  • Kingston Canine Centre: The Kingston Canine Centre is looking for high school volunteers to assist with dog training and digital marketing (building a website, social media marketing, etc.). For contact information see Ms. M-P in the student services office or email: [email protected]


Scholarship & Award Opportunities   

Additional scholarship opportunities can be explored at and     

If you require a reference letter, it is appropriate to reach out to your referee 2-3 weeks in advance to provide time for a letter to be written.      

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines  

Friday, December 8- OLTS deadline (transition program for students with IEPs)   

Friday, December 8- Semester 1 Drop Date 

Monday, December 11- Housing 101 Workshop, KSS Library @ lunch 

Thursday, December 14- Life after High School event, KSS 6pm-8pm 

January 15, 2024: Ontario Universities Application deadline (for equal consideration)   

February 1, 2024: Ontario Colleges Application Deadline (for equal consideration)    

Have a wonderful weekend!     




Bonney Morris-Pocock, she/her 

Head of Student Services 

Kingston Secondary School 

(613)544-4811 x11169 

Schedule a Student Services appointment here!