News & Announcements

Gr 8 Information Night – Feb 7th @ 7 pm

Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to Grade 8 Information Night on February 7th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm.  Learn important information about our school and grade 9 course selection as well as all the great opportunities Centennial CVI has to offer.

Course Selection Information Session

Parent Council Meeting, January 21st, 7:00 p.m., GI Room (B104)

Representatives from CCVI’s Guidance Dept. will be presenting at the January parent council meeting to provide parents with information about course selection.  While we will be giving information pertinent to all grade levels, there will be a special focus on the course selection for gr. 11s, especially as it relates to post-secondary pathways.

Exam Schedule: January 25th to January 31st, 2019

If there is a snow day (buses cancelled) on one or more of the exam days, the entire exam schedule will move forward by the number of snow days, so please do not book appointments or travel during the exam schedule.

All Exams Start at 9:10 am

Exam Day 1, Friday Jan. 25 — Period 1 Classes

Exam Day 2, Monday Jan. 28 — Period 2 Classes

Exam Day 3, Tuesday Jan. 29 — Period 3 Classes

Exam Day 4, Wednesday Jan.30 — Period 4 Classes

Exam Day 5, Thursday Jan. 31 — Make-Up Exam Day

Friday February 1st is a Professional Activity Day for semester turn around activities.

Semester 2 begins on Monday February 4th, 2019.

Get outside the box next year! CELP & Headwaters

Applications are due soon for Grade 10 CELP and Grade 12 Headwaters.

Go to  for details.

Celp Headwaters

Gr 9 Cocoa & Cram

An Exam Study Prep Session on Wed Jan 16th @ 3:30-5:00 pm in the Cafeteria.  Study areas will be set-up for each subject  with student leaders providing exam/study tips.  Free hot chocolate & goodies will be available.

Gr 9 Math EQAO – Friday January 18, 2019

All students enrolled in Grade 9 applied or academic mathematics courses must participate in the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics created by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an independent agency of the Government of Ontario. This assessment is administered to all students in Grade 9 applied or academic mathematics courses in Ontario’s publicly funded school system.  For students enrolled in math in Semester One, the assessment will be administered on Friday January 18, 2019.

The students will be writing a practice version of the EQAO assessment on Tuesday January 8th during class time.  These will be marked and students will receive feedback on their performance, in order to make improvements for the assessment later in January. (more…)

CPA Ontario Trip

Thanks CPA Ontario​!   Centennial students travelled to Toronto to learn more about the accounting profession.  Great view of the city and a great event!   Centennial loves CPA Ontario.


Inclement Weather

Weather conditions occasionally cause bus & taxi transportation to be delayed or cancelled and, or for the schools to be closed. 

Want to Be an International Student Homestay Family

Homestay is an integral part of the experience in studying abroad.  The Upper Grand District School Board – International Student Program works closely with various homestay service providers through the year. We are very appreciative of the families who provide homestay for our students. 
 Due to increased interest in our programs (February and September intakes) one of our associates is currently looking to add more families to their roster. For more information on becoming a homestay family in our communities please contact:  
Canada Homestay Network   1-877-441-4443 ext. 2176     

A Message to Students and Parents about Cannabis Legalization Oct. 17

Cannabis is already part of the High School Health Education Curriculum, along with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. The legal age to use, purchase, or possess alcohol, tobacco, or cannabis is 19. Being impaired at school is not acceptable, no matter what the substance. (more…)

Do You Want to Host a Centennial International Student?

MLI is currently recruiting new host families for international students while they attend Centennial.  Compensation and support is provided. If interested please contact :

Rustann Steele-Yeo, Homestay Coordinator – Guelph (Centennial CVI and Fergus)

 Mobile: (226) 971-2856


You can now pay your $50 Spartan Fee On-line.  That is $25 for your student fee and $25 for your yearbook.  Every student is attached to the Football Team.  However, if you are not on the football team, DO NOT PAY THE TEAM FEE!

If you still prefer to pay by cheque or cash then please pay in the office main office.  We are happy to assist!


Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

If your child has a life threatening condition – Please look at the Life-Threatening information on our website as per the New UGDSB Policy.  Please complete the appropriate form(s) and submitt to the office ASAP!

Policy 518 – New June 2018


The Upper Grand App

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

Centennial Spartan Wear Online Store

Spartans now you can purchase school wear for any sport or club.  Free Shipping during the school year. Visit the website below and start shopping!!

Kairos Charity Gala – Jan 12 @ 6 pm

Posted January 9, 2019

 Beyond Borders – “Kairos Charity Gala” will be held at the River Run Centre in Guelph. The annual event is student led, organized and run by Beyond Borders youth. This year’s gala will feature performances from musicians Alysha Brilla, Megan Bonnell, and Lauren Roy, and poet Wali Shah. The event is an opportunity to bring together members of the community to support three causes: Guelph General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital’s …

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Water Testing

Posted October 2, 2018

The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This standard is based on a national guideline set by Health Canada.

For your information we are publishing the successful Lab Results for Centennial CVI showing that the water is safe. The water continues to be tested regularly and frequently.

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Student Accident Insurance – Information for Parents

Posted September 19, 2018

Reminder for parents/guardians: Accidents happen – be prepared with Student Accident Insurance

Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises 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.

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Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the curriculum that is approved …

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UGDSB Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) and Suicide Protocol Notification

Posted August 30, 2018

Threat Risk Asssessment And Suicide Protocol Notification 2018 Sept

CCVI Healthy Breakfast and Snack Program

Posted December 1, 2017

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 …

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High School Dental Screening Pilot – Promotional Info

Posted October 24, 2017

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 …

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Posted September 19, 2017

Please note where your child can be dropped off and picked up safely. Safe and easy student drop off and pick up lane allows all school buses to enter the parking lot & advance to the bus drop off/pick up zone. The driveway to the parking lot is now one way only. When Parents drop off students they must enter the driveway – immediately turn to the left and pull as …


First Nation, Métis, Inuit Self-identification

Posted September 15, 2017

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 …

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