News & Announcements

IMPORTANT UPDATES

INCLEMENT WEATHER: A reminder that, as with every winter, inclement weather conditions may result in bus cancellations and/or school closures. Decisions on buses and school operations due to inclement weather are made as soon as key information is available and no later than 6:30am the morning of. To check the status of school buses each morning visit www.stwdsts.ca, and to check the status of school closures visit www.ugdsb.ca.

DAILY SCHOOL ABSENCE REPORT: The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

 

$2,000 Raised for the Canadian Red Cross – Pakistan Flood Relief

Our Spartan Multicultural Club held a special fundraiser event, where students and staff helped to raise nearly $2,000 for the Canadian Red Cross, for its Pakistan flood relief efforts. The main event was attended by nearly 400 students and featured a motivational speech and performance from Wali Shah – a Pakistani-Canadian poet and author from Mississauga, Ontario.

The event was opened up by student MCs Rupkatha and Yasira describing the situation in Pakistan. “33 million people, 2 million homes and 12 million acres of crops, all have been destroyed by the worst climate disaster in a decade to hit Pakistan,” the students said before introducing Shah.  Throughout his 40 minute presentation to the students, Shah spoke to the students about various topics including, struggling with his identity as a Pakistani-Canadian while growing up in Mississauga, visiting Pakistan and observing its “abject poverty” and reminding students of the privileges that they have in Canada. He encouraged the students to step out of their comfort zones by doing something meaningful in their own communities and spaces.   After the event, CCVI’s Multicultural Club, Desi Club, Muslim Students Association & Social Responsibility Club all pitched in to sell samosas and snacks after Wali’s talk. These food sales combined with the event’s ticket sales contributed to the funds raised for the Red Cross.  Desi Club supervisor, Shailja Pandey, described that students enjoyed Wali’s meaningful and motivational presentation and appreciated the time he took after to speak and take pictures with students, as well as joining them in their prayer room for afternoon prayers.  “Students felt proud to contribute to the humanitarian crisis that Pakistan currently faces,” said Pandey.

More information about the Canadian Red Cross’ Pakistan Flood Relief Efforts can be found on its website.

Semester One – Midterm Report Cards-Available Thursday November 24th, 2022, after 4pm

Parents and guardians will need to create an account (if they do not already have one) with the Upper Grand before they can download their child’s report card.

To create a Parent Portal account, please click this link for instructions.

If you already have any account, please click here   https://connect.edsembli.com/on/ugdsb/ccvi/portal/viewer/login/login.aspx?logintype=P

Parents/guardians can create their account provided they have an email on record with the school. Once your account is activated, you will see each of your children listed.

To access the report cards, Click Personal and then Digital Documents

Please visit our support page for instructions https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/report-cards-parent-portal.

 

Students can also check their marks and report cards through the student portal: 

Student access to ConnectEd –  Website https://connect.edsembli.com/on/ugdsb/ccvi/portal/viewer/login/login.aspx?logintype=S

The Username is the student’s last name (up to 10 characters) and their “usual” first name (up to 10 characters).  Do not use any spaces, hyphens or special characters. 

The password is the student’s 9-digit Ontario Education Number (OEN), which can be found on a previous report card to the right of their name.  

Select Login and you will have access. 

Spiritwear On Sale

Please read all instructions and fill out the form if you would like to purchase spiritwear.  https://forms.gle/nShfXjmAcfj4CxkD8

Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schools

UGDSB Inclement Weather Infographic

 

 

 

With winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days.

Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures due to inclement weather, and more.

LINK: UGDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

**A reminder to please follow our Transportation Consortium, STWDSTS, for all bus cancellation alerts and information – the UGDSB does NOT communicate to families bus cancellations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Grade 8 Parent/Guardian Information Night is on Thurs. Jan. 12th, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Please review the following information 

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Keeping UGDSB schools healthy and safe

 

Schools are experiencing absences this season due to the spread of respiratory illnesses. The UGDSB strongly recommends everyone to continue to follow public health’s preventative measures to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses in schools and help keep children and youth healthy. Please read below for measures for keeping schools healthy and safe.

Masking in Schools

On Monday November 14, 2022, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said he is “strongly recommending” that Ontarians wear masks in all indoor public settings, including in schools and in childcare settings, due to the circulation of respiratory viruses and the pressure this is putting on the province’s health care system.

The UGDSB strongly recommends people wear masks in schools as a key preventative measure, in addition to the layers in place and detailed below.

We understand that people may choose to wear or not wear a mask in schools, and we will continue to ensure our learning environments are respectful and supportive of an individual’s personal choice.

UGDSB Protocols

The following health and safety protocols continue to be in place at UGDSB schools:

  • Screen daily prior to arriving at school/work for symptoms
  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided (medical masks, eye protection, gowns, gloves etc.) including non-fit N95 and medical grade masks, eye protection for staff
  • We continue to emphasize proper hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Alcohol-based hand rub is available throughout schools and buildings
  • We continue with daily cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces
  • Every class, learning space and staff eating area in the UGDSB has a standalone HEPA filter unit, with more than 2,500 units across the board. Standalone HEPA units must be running in all occupied spaces where they are located
  • We continue to encourage the opening of windows where possible and maximizing the use of outdoor learning spaces
  • Our schools’  staff, students and visitors will continue to see signs encouraging best practices related to preventative measures
  • We continue to meet with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health regularly and will provide schools, families and staff with public health recommendations

Resumption of Absence Tracking

We know how important quick access to information and data is to families, students and staff.  The UGDSB will resume Daily School Absence reporting on the board website allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public.

Starting on November 21, 2022, the UGDSB will post absenteeism data daily, by school, from Monday to Friday on the UGDSB public website. The webpage will show the overall percentage of absenteeism in any given school and compare it to that particular school’s September attendance baseline.

Public Health Recommendations

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Stay home until all of the following apply to you:
    • Your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours (or 48 hours if you had nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea)
    • You do not have a fever
    • You do not develop any additional symptoms
  • When your symptoms are improving and you are no longer isolating at home, doing the following can provide extra protection against the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses circulating in the community. For 10 days after your symptoms started:
    • wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings
    • avoid non-essential activities where you need to take off your mask (for example, dining out)
    • avoid non-essential visits to anyone who is immunocompromised or may be at higher risk of illness (for example, seniors)
    • avoid non-essential visits to highest risk settings in the community such as hospitals and long-term care homes
  • Wear a well-fitted mask in public settings

Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supports

The Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support and resources were made possible through funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education. (more…)

Our 1st Spartan Diwali Formal Dinner & Dance

Our 1st Spartan Diwali Formal Dinner & Dance had an incredible turnout & amazing night! MCs & dance performances were fabulous, the food was great & the dance floor was LIT! Our CCVI DESI Club was happy to organize & share the festival of Diwali with Spartans.

UGDSB:  The halls of Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute (CCVI) were alight with celebration as students and staff participated in its first cultural-themed dance for Diwali – the festival of lights. Read the full story here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/blog/centennial-cvi-celebrates-first-diwali-dance/

Guelph Today:  Centennial high school celebrates Diwali guelphtoday.com/local-news/cen via @guelphtoday

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Please donate & help to support our Snack & Breakfast for our Cadence Program!

Cadence is a leadership program for students who are at risk of not graduating from Highschool. Food and Friends Program funding allows our program to offer daily breakfast/lunch giving our students an opportunity to be successful without the worry of daily nutrition and food security.If you require a tax receipt please donate directly through the Food and FriendsWebsite: https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E920301QE&id=150Choose Cadence CVI from the drop-down list & your donation will be directed to our Cadence Student Daily Food Nutrition Program.

For school cash online donations:  https://ugdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/55696/64/False/True

The UGDSB and Partners present new Family Initiative Webinar Series

 

The Upper Grand District School Board and its partners at the Wellington Catholic District School Board and Pine River Institute Centre are hosting a webinar series for parents and families.   The Family Initiative webinar series will tackle a different topic each month that is important for parents/guardians to discuss with their children. The seminars will include topics such as: positive mental health, managing screen time, connection and empathy, and recognizing addictive patterns.  All webinars will be held on a Thursday night at 7pm.

You can get more information on each session and to register here.

Student Drop off/Pick up/Parking lot

The driveway in front of the school is for emergency vehicles & special needs buses only. Please do not use the front driveway to drop off/pick up students.  More than 1200 students rely on school bus transportation to & from CCVI. Please avoid driving into the parking lot to drop off/pick up students as it prevents the buses from entering & exiting the property. Please avoid blocking any laneways.  Vanier Dr. is not available for drop off/pick up. If you choose to drive your student to/from school, please find an alternative location to stop (closer to the mall would alleviate congestion around the school).

Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB website

The Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year.  The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at www.ugdsb.ca/ventilationreport(more…)

Introducing the NEW Leadership Aquatic Program (LAP)

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The perfect program for high school students who want to earn school credits and achieve aquatic certifications, all while saving money!  The Upper Grand District School Board, the City of Guelph and the SHSM program are teaming up to offer the Leadership Aquatic Program at night school. This program will be open to all secondary school aged students. Through the program, students are provided with the opportunity to receive their Standard First AidBronze MedallionBronze CrossNational Lifeguard and Swim Instructor certifications.   Once students become certified, they can use these skills & take advantage of aquatic job opportunities! (more…)

Parent/Guardian – Centennial Advisory Council (CAC)

Who Are We?  We are a group of Centennial parents/guardians that meets five times per school year with the Principal and a staff representative to share information about CCVI programs, events, and activities. We provide advice to the Principal on various matters with the aim of improving student learning. Ambassadors from one of the Student Leadership Councils (SLC) shares activities with the group. (more…)

Spartans with Life Threatening Allergies &/or Medical Conditions.

Students must have their medical devices with them at all times including on field & sports trips. Read the UGDSB Policy/Forms, complete appropriate emergency forms & return to CCVI. ugdsb.ca/board/policy/p

New School and Child Care Screening Tool is available online

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Important Information for CCVI Students and Families

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Back to School! Information for students and families

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Student Accident Insurance 

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.  The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.  (more…)

BUSING INFORMATION

If you are new to the area please ensure your child is registered at their school as Student Transportation will not be accepting new student information over the phone for security reasons.  Busing information: Create a new account through the Parent Portal.  If you already have a Parent Portal subscription from previous years, you will be able to access your child’s through your Parent Portal Subscription.  More info:  Click Here

Secondary Schools: Online Learning Graduation Requirement & Opt-Out Form

Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students in Ontario must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out. In response, the UGDSB is offering an increased number of UGDSB lead eLearning courses.

Click here to download the Online Learning Graduation Requirement Opt-Out Form

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Graduates of 2022

Posted June 30, 2022

Grads

We will miss you!
Please use the first link to view messages from the Director of Education and the Chair of the Board and the second link to view the Principal and Valedictorian addresses from our awards assembly.

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Homestay for International Students

Posted June 29, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board will  again welcome International Students for the 2022 - 2023 school year.  If you would be interested in being a homestay family for an international student, please contact us at 519-941-6191 ext 225.

Immunization Reporting to Public Health

Posted June 21, 2022

You can report your student’s completed immunizations in one of the following ways:
  • Online: The Immunization Connect Ontario (ICON) tool available at immunizewdg.ca allows you to report and view your child’s immunization record.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4396
  • Mail: Vaccine Records, 160 Chancellors Way, Guelph, ON N1G 0E1
Immunization Info:   http://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/ISPA

Donate to our Spartan Student Daily Food Nutrition Program

Posted February 24, 2022

Live Free 1Help Kids Live Free From Hunger!

We are asking that you please DONATE using this link: https://ugdsb.schoolcashonline.com/

Your donation will be directed …

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CCVI Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up – Safe Procedures

Posted February 4, 2022

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Employment Readiness Program for Students with ASD and other Disabilities

Posted January 21, 2022

Interested in getting a job? Thinking about the future after high school? The EmploymentWorks program may be for you!  EmploymentWorks offers training for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. This program involves structured learning sessions, as well as virtual experiential learning, through various online platforms. The program is …

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Addressing anti-Asian racism, resources to support educators

Posted March 3, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Team shared with staff a resource on addressing anti-Asian racism. We all have a role to play in learning, unlearning and working to dismantle racism and oppression in our communities.

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Free dental care for children/youth (17 & younger)

Posted March 28, 2019

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Water Testing

Posted October 2, 2018

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First Nation, Métis, Inuit Self-identification

Posted September 15, 2017

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