News & Announcements

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.

The focus of the Health Education Curriculum is on fostering skills like resiliency and positive thinking that lead to not using substances, as well as to making healthy informed decisions. To that end, here is brief factual summary that may be helpful in family discussions:

The Effect of Cannabis THC on the Brain

The brain is what enables us to feel, think, and do. When we feel, or think, or act, brain cells (neurons) communicate with each other by sending messages (neurotransmitters). But this elaborate and complex messaging system that controls our emotions, thoughts, and stimulates our actions is overwhelmed by THC (cannabinoids) which act like a “dimmer switch” slowing down communication between brain cells (neurons).

Cannabinoids block and replace the effect of natural neurotransmitters like endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin by binding to the receptors to create the characteristic “high”.

After a period of continual use, the brain eventually responds to the repetitive avalanche of cannabinoids. To relieve the chronic stimulation of the neuron receptors, the brain simply reduces the number of endorphin, dopamine, and serotonin receptors. (This is why, over time, is takes a greater concentration of THC to achieve the same “high”)

But when the use of cannabinoids is stopped, the brain has trouble processing the natural endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin because the number of receptors has been reduced. Consequently, the functioning of our emotions, thoughts and actions can be drastically affected. The documented results are often irritability, depression, and the inability to plan or focus.                                                                 — Source:

The important thing to remember is that the brain is still being formed in the adolescent years — let’s keep it healthy, now and for the future.

Grad Photos Oct 22-Nov 2/18

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Interim Reports & Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews

Interim Reports – Friday Oct. 19th

Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews – Thurs Oct 25th  2:00-4:00  & 5:30-7:30

Booking Link  will be Open from  Oct 19 2018 4:00 PM  until  Oct 24 2018  5:00 PM

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

Water Testing

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.

Centennial CVI Lab Results


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!!

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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Secondary Program Review: UGDSB creating guiding vision for secondary school education

Posted September 5, 2018

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district.

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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

Inclement Weather

Posted December 8, 2017

Weather conditions occasionally cause bus & taxi transportation to be delayed or cancelled and, or for the schools to be closed.  Centennial CVI is designated: South Wellington & City of Guelph  When there is Inclement Weather please check this Link for up to date info

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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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