Courtice Secondary & Intermediate School

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Upgrades & Renovations

March 10th, 2015

Courtice Secondary and Intermediate School will undergo approximately $1.6 M in upgrades over this summer.

Upgrades and renovations will include:

~ upgrade of existing  heating system throughout the school;

~ new drop ceilings and lighting on the first floor of the two storey section of the school;

~ new lighting in the greenhouse;

~ new radiators;

~ additional building controls installed;

~ water heater replacement;

~ new unit ventilation in the receiving area;

~ new accessible washroom and change room facilities.

Europe 2015 Trip Update

February 25th, 2015

There will be an IMPORTANT and mandatory evening meeting regarding the Europe trip on Thursday April 9th (more details to follow). Parents, please reserve this date so that you can attend. Our trip is fast approaching (Thursday May 7-Sunday May 17, 2015) so please make sure your son/daughter has returned all  their paper work to either Ms. Petherick or Mr. Dobos.

CSS Grad Photo Retake Day-March 2, 2015

February 24th, 2015

Grad photo retake day is Monday, March 2nd for students that would like retakes or for students who did not have their photo doneSign up now at

 Retake Policy:  Students who return their original proofs will receive a complimentary sitting. Students who paid for sitting during the first photo session and keep their proofs can purchase an additional full sitting for $10.00 at the camera.

Measles Communication

February 17th, 2015

Measles Communication


With the recent cases of measles in Ontario, the Durham Region Health Department is continuing to encourage measles immunization. The risk to the general public of reported measles cases is low; however, given that measles is highly contagious, it is very important that everyone ensure their measles immunization is up-to-date.


By the time children are in school they should have received two doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) vaccine; the first dose after their 1st birthday and the second dose at 4-6 years of age. Anyone born in 1970 or after should also ensure that they have received two doses of MMR vaccine.  Those born before 1970 are assumed to be immune as they likely were exposed to measles as a child. If you and your family are planning to travel abroad, consult your health care provider in advance of travel in order to allow sufficient time for optimal immunization schedules to be completed for you and those travelling with you, especially young children. The measles vaccine is a safe and an extremely effective way to prevent measles.


According to the immunization records that the health department currently has on file for all school age children in Durham Region, about 93% of children have received 2 doses of MMR vaccine.   It is important to notify the Health Department by calling the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729 when your child receives immunizations so that their immunization record can be updated.


Measles is a very contagious virus that spreads easily through the air from person to person.   The measles virus can live for up to two hours on a surface or in an airspace where an infected person coughed or sneezed.   Symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, and red eyes followed a few days later by a red rash around the face and spreads to the chest, arms and legs. Complications can occur in up to 30% of cases and include ear infections, pneumonia, seizures, encephalitis and very rarely, death.


For more information, please visit the health department’s website at or call the Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.


February 13th 2015


Paula Hanley RN, BScN | Program Manager

Durham Region Health Department


COI Pizza Lunches

January 14th, 2015

Courtice Intermediate pizza lunches arrive on Monday January 26th and Wednesday January 28th.  A reminder that your form and money are due by Wednesday January 21st.  Forms are available from your teacher and can be returned to Mr. Chatten.

Adopt-a-Family and Food Drive

December 2nd, 2014

The students and staff of Courtice Intermediate and Secondary School have once again shown their care and support of local families and the agencies that help others in need.  Your generosity and Christmas and holiday spirit has helped to raise $2 223.45 in gift cards and money donations; 30 boxes of new toys, clothing and gift items for families; and 22 boxes of food items.  The families, The Denise House, The Bethesda House, and Simcoe Hall Settlement House were overwhelmed by your support.  It is clear that Courtice Intermediate and Secondary students and staff truly have embraced that giving is the reason for the season.

Open House and Information Session for Grade 8 students and parents/guardians

November 17th, 2014

Thursday, January 15, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  Courtice Secondary School invites Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians to a Grade 9 Information Session and Open House.  We welcome you to our school for a presentation about our grade 9 program.  You can also meet our teachers and take a tour of our school.   Looking forward to seeing you on the 15th.

Photos available to purchase in Guidance

October 23rd, 2014

Photos and ID cards are available to purchase in Guidance for CSS students.  ID cards $15.00, Photos $35.00, Spirit Package (photos, ID card and agenda) $50.00.

Spots still available for May’s Italy/France trip!

September 4th, 2014

Grade 10-12 students  can still participate in our school`s 70th Anniversary of VE Day trip! Limited spots are available for this trip to France and Italy. See Ms. Petherick (rm 215) or Mr. Dobos for more information.

Parents and Guardians are now welcome to sign up for this amazing trip! There are six seats available.

Online Registration for May 2015 France/Italy trip

May 7th, 2014

This Friday May 16, the link for current grade 10s and 11s wanting to register for the May 2015 70th Anniversary of VE Day trip will open.

 For more information, click on the Europe 2015 link on the  left sidebar.