News & Announcements
Course Selection 2018-2019
Course selection is now open in myBlueprint for choosing next year’s courses. Students access myBlueprint through their ugcloud account. Guidance counselors will be meeting with classes over the next couple of weeks to give important information regarding these selections. Course options need to be submitted in myBlueprint by February 28th.
To all UGDSB school communities re: Influenza:
We wanted to share with you information from Public Health regarding cases of influenza in Guelph-Wellington-Dufferin. Public Health has informed the school board that influenza is circulating in the communities of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph. They have also informed us that this is a community-wide concern and is not specific to any school. Public Health officials have asked that everyone in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph communities get their flu vaccination, if they have not done so already. To help facilitate this, they are adding extended clinic hours this weekend. If your child is sick, please keep them home until they are well enough to attend school. Please read the following link from Public Health about flu in the community and information on getting vaccinated.
If you have questions and the flu and vaccinations, please contact Public Health at 1-800-265-7293 or (519) 822-2715 ext. 4752. Public Health Media Release Flu Deaths Feb 2018
Tues Feb 20-Feb 23, Edge Imaging will be here taking photos. Sign up now at bookmygrad.com. School Code: CES >Then select their sitting type, date and time. Pamphlets are available in the Main Office
Due to continued inclement weather and low visibility due to fog, the Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Long Term Accommodation Plan public workshop to be held at Norwell DSS has been cancelled. All are welcome to attend the next scheduled workshop on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Centre Wellington DHS in Fergus starting at 7pm.
On January 30, 2018, trustees approved a Public Engagement Plan as a part of the Board’s process to develop a Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP).
The LTAP is a strategic review of the Board’s facilities, population projections, and enrolment forecasts. At the end of the process, the LTAP will identify accommodation priorities for the Board. Public engagement is an important part of the LTAP process. We want to have conversations with our school communities to promote a shared understanding of local school issues.
On January 13, students in the Beyond Borders program hosted a charity gala at the River Run Centre. The charities that proceeds supported were The Hospital for Sick Children, Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) at Mount Sinai and the Syrian Refugee Crisis.
Beyond Borders is one of the UGDSB’s Experiential Learning Programs. It explores integrated and experiential educational opportunities, with a focus on business and leadership. The program is run out …
Parents, Business Owners, Members of our community: We are looking for support – monetary or by means of in-kind donations – to our student nutrition program so that every student has the opportunity to thrive and learn. Having a healthy start to a student’s school day is one of the most important factors in creating tomorrow’s leaders. Centennial CVI addresses the issue of student hunger by …
Here are two great links to identify mental health resources, as well as tips on building resilience in children & teens. Mental Health Resources: https://www.ugdsb.ca/students/mental-health-for-students/ Building Resilience in Children and Teenagers: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/resilience.aspx
Special Needs Strategy Vision - “An Ontario where children and youth with special needs get the timely and effective services they need to participate fully at home, at school, in the community, and as they prepare to achieve their goals for adulthood.” (more…)
Public Health is offering free dental screenings to high school students at our school this year from October to April. A Registered Dental Hygienist and Certified Dental Assistant will be available the 2nd Thursday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. No appointment is necessary. Interested students can stop by the Wellness Centre to have their teeth checked and their questions answered about oral health and dental care. If you …
The Board has created "The Upper Grand App" for mobile phones. This App automatically pulls news from school websites. As a parent, if you have kids attending multiple schools, you can turn on the news feed from one or several schools. Our Centennial news feed to the App will include News and Announcements, Calendar of Upcoming Events, and Twitter from our school website. Here is the "How-To" link http://launch.customschoolapp.net/uppergrand/
This is a message to all students and parents/guardians regarding student drop off and pick up zones-- you may have noticed that we have some new yellow lines painted on our driveway and parking area & new signage is installed. Please note where your child can be dropped off and picked up safely. (more…)
If you are a member of a First Nation, the Métis or the Inuit, then please consider self-identifying. Self-identification helps in several ways: Students will have access to more culturally relevant programming and opportunities for unique cultural and academic experiences. The school system will have an opportunity to focus efforts and resources, as well as an increased …
If your child has a life threatening condition. Please make sure that you go to the Life-Threatening information on our website. Please make sure that the form is up to date and submitted to the office ASAP! If you have any questions or concerns please phone the school at 519-821-0360.