News & Announcements
Reopening Schools, Health and Safety Information
For important school reopening and health and safety information, please use the links below:
2021 Commencement Update
Our 2021 grads have been patiently waiting for details regarding Commencement. The school board consulted with Public Health and we can now finalize a plan that aligns with the guidelines. In the coming days all grads will be contacted by phone or email to communicate the plan and inquire about attendance. Commencement will take place on October 7th at Centennial CVI and will include timed visits for grads to receive their diplomas and grad packages.
Orange Week for Truth & Reconciliation Sept 27th-30th
Spartans, as part of Truth and Reconciliation Week next week, Centennial will be creating a display on the front lawn. We will hang a clothesline with orange T-shirts & display stuffed animals & shoes in good condition to help honour the children whose lives were taken as the result of Canada’s residential school system. We will also have a chance for you to write the name of a residential school Survivor on the sidewalk in front of the school. If you can donate shoes or a stuffed animal or would like to write the name of a residential school Survivor on our front sidewalk, please visit the display between 8:30 and 9:00 am or during lunch any day from Monday to Thursday next week. Thanks in advance for your support of and participation in Truth and Reconciliation Week.
There will be many activities throughout the week. On Sept 30th there will be Grade specific walks during the day. We will encourage students and staff to wear Orange Shirts. We will be fundraising for the Woodland Cultural Centre, raising money to restore and maintain the Mohawk Institute Residential School, which is the closest residential school to Guelph, and one suggested by our Indigenous Education Lead, Colinda Clyne. We will be raising money through the sale of t-shirts and invite students to donate money before the walk on Sept. 30th. Orange Shirts will be for Sale all week.
The Woodland Cultural Centre’s “Save the Evidence is a campaign to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, and to develop the building into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource. As a site of conscience, the final goal is to create a fully-realized Interpretive Centre that will be the definitive destination for information about the history of Residential Schools in Canada, the experiences of Survivors of the schools, and the impact that the Residential School system has had on our communities.”
CCVI Pickup and Drop off
As you are aware, there is a significant amount of traffic around the school during drop off and pickup times. We want to be respectful of our neighbours and keep residential streets clear. Please refrain from parking on Vanier Dr. and surrounding residential complexes. We understand this is frustrating as the parking lot is gridlocked with buses and student cars. We encourage students to be active by walking or biking to school and please consider picking students up closer to the mall. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and respect.
Important Information & Forms
Daily Covid Screening: Students must Screen Daily before coming to school. Here is the link to the most recent WDGPH screening tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
Quad 1 & 2 Calendar: UGDSB Secondary School Calendar Quad 1 & 2
CCVI Period Schedule:
Pd 1: 9:10-11:40
Pd 2: 12:40-3:10
Student Absences/Lates: If a student is going to be absent/or has been absent from an entire period, please call/or email the school to report the absence. Late students go directly to class.
- 11:40am-12:40pm – Students will eat lunch in their period 1 classrooms
- To reduce contacts in the halls, students will bring their lunches with them to their period 1 classes (no locker visits before lunch)
- Students are permitted to leave the building during lunch – you must exit pd 1 from the closest door
- If students return to the building prior to 12:30pm, they are to go back to their period 1 classroom until classes switch / otherwise stay outside of school until 12:30pm
- Students will bring home all garbage and recycling from their lunches
- Food cannot be purchased in the school. Food cannot be heated in the school.
School Entry and Locker Info:
Find an available locker near your period 1 class and you must put a lock on it. Make sure you write down the locker number & combination as your homeroom teacher will record it. Dudley locks are preferred. All Lockers in Athletic Hallway for Sports Teams only. Please do not put any belongings in an unlocked locker.
- Daily Covid Screening: All students must complete daily Covid screening before 9am – https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
- Lunch: If students return/enter the building prior to 12:30pm, they must return to their period 1 classrooms (to maintain cohort contacts)
- Parent Drop-Off: The front driveway is only for buses transporting students with special needs. CCVI has 1200 bus students and the parking lot is very busy – please follow signs. If possible, please arrange for an alternate location to drop off and pick up students.
- No Spartan Fees this year – students will pay as they go for activities (ie. Sports Teams).
- No Yearbooks this year.
- Best Practice: When using our hallways & stairways – everyone should travel with their right arm closest to the wall.
Please check each day as there may be changes to your student’s bus route. Link: https://findmyschool.ca/ Sign into the parent portal to get assigned bus routes.
If your child opted out of Transportation for the 2020-2021 school year and now you would like to opt-in, please call STWDSTS 1-519-824-4119.
Media/Website Consent Form & FOI Notice
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Students with Life Threatening Allergies &/or Medical Conditions
Students must carry their medical devices with them at all times.
Update on secondary inter-school athletics
UGDSB Secondary Remote School & Remote Tech Support
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.
Please refer to the following link for information on transitioning to high school ⇒ UGDSB Pathways
Food & Friends Student Nutrition Program evolves to meet the needs of school-aged kids during COVID 19 precautions. • Families in need of food support can request a Food & Friends at Home kit using this online form Student Nutrition Program 2020