News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Photos Retakes Oct 18th & Grad Photos Oct 25th-Nov 5th

Photo Retakes: Monday October 18th

Grads 2022: Photos Oct 25th – Nov 5th

Book Online:

Grad Photos Oct 2021

Update on secondary inter-school athletics (Oct. 13, 2021)

October 13, 2021 – We wanted to provide secondary students and families with an update regarding the resumption of indoor inter-school athletics.  We know that students and families are eagerly awaiting the return of indoor sports and we believe that athletics is an important part of high school life.  This week, Directors of Education are meeting with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health officials for their updates and guidance regarding the resumption of indoor sports and what safety parameters should be in place in order for these indoor activities to proceed safely.  Board staff are also meeting with their Athletics Steering Committee, which is awaiting further details from Public Health and continues to plan for the resumption of indoor sports. Board staff and the Steering Committee are continuing to plan schedules for indoor inter-school athletics.  We hope to have finalized guidance and further information for schools, students and families next week.  Thank you.  ~ Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board

Inter-school athletics and spectators at sporting events

Dear students, parents, guardians and caregivers,  As you may recall, information was provided to families on Sept. 8, 2021, regarding the resumption of secondary inter-school athletics in our board.  Since that time, coaches and athletes have been preparing for a return to play and schedules have been provided for those outdoor sports currently being offered. We hope to provide an update regarding indoor sports soon. Athletics and extra-curricular activities are an important part of the high school experience and we look forward to their return. In order to prioritize safety and reduce the possible transmission of COVID-19 at events, we are limiting access to sporting events to players, coaches and those required for the event operations. Spectators are not permitted to be in attendance for indoor or outdoor school sporting events at this time. Current regulations required for access to sport and recreational activities require a number of Public Health protocols to be established and enforced for these events.  The focus of the board and our staff and coaches remains on the safe return to sport for our students.  Further information concerning the return to indoor extra-curricular activities will be provided in the coming weeks. We thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation. Thank you.

Congratulations – Grads of 2021!

We celebrated the achievements of the graduating class of 2021. Many grads walked across the stage and others will celebrated from afar. Please use the following link to view a congratulatory video from the Upper Grand District School Board AND watch Aidan Derderian’s valedictorian address. Thank you Aidan!

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.  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 far up in the line as they can. The student drop off zone is designated by diagonal yellow lines on the pavement.  Once the student has exited the vehicle, the car pulls forward towards the traffic lights at College and Janefield.  Student drop off and pick up is only at the front doors to the school when pre-approved by the office.  Special Needs buses are dropping off and picking students up in this area so no student drop off or pick up in the front laneway.  Thanks for your cooperation in maintaining a safe school environment.

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:

Quad 1 & 2 Calendar:  UGDSB Secondary School Calendar Quad 1 & 2

CCVI Period Schedule: 

Pd 1:  9:10-11:40    Lunch: 11:40-12:40   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.  Students with last names A-L:  Michelle Burns (extension 306), [email protected]  Students with last names M-Z:  Lori Keller (extension 313), [email protected]

Lunch Details: 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.

Locker Info:  Find an available locker near your period 1 class & put a lock on it. Make sure you write down the locker number & combination 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.

Reminders for Students & Parents:  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.

Bus Transportation:   Link: 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.  If your child is eligible for school vehicle transportation and you know that other plans are in place to get your child to school, please complete this Transportation Opt-Out form.  Please note: Due to relevant physical distancing and public health safety measures, the assignment of Courtesy transportation has been delayed indefinitely for the 2021-2022 school year.

Media/Website Consent Form & FOI Notice

Yearly Consent Newsletter Media And Website Reviewed 2020 JUNE 15 – Please return this form if you do not consent /or want limited consent

Routine Use And Disclosure FOI Notice 2020 JUNE 15

Students with Life Threatening Allergies &/or Medical Conditions

Students must carry their medical devices with them at all times.

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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Transitioning to High School Pathways

Posted November 25, 2020

Please refer to the following link for information on transitioning to high school ⇒ UGDSB Pathways

Student Nutrition Program

Posted September 10, 2020

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

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

Posted March 28, 2019


Water Testing

Posted October 2, 2018


First Nation, Métis, Inuit Self-identification

Posted September 15, 2017