News & Announcements

Photo Re-take Day

Save-the-Date! Photo Re-take Day


We had photo day this past Monday.  If your child missed it, or would like a re-take, this will take place on Wednesday, October 25th.  



Yearbooks are here!

They can be picked up at the beginning of lunch this week.

If you are a 2022-2023 graduate student, you can pick up yours at commencement.Year Book



Terry Fox Run

Dear CDDHS Parents/Caregivers, 


On the 28th of September the students at CDDHS will be taking part in the Terry Fox Run.  This is an event we look forward to and take great pride in raising money for the Terry Fox Foundation. This year our goal is to raise $6000.00. Beginning Friday, September 22nd, we will be running activities and lunch-hour sales to help work towards our goal. The fundraiser will finish on Thursday, the 28th with the run itself, and our annual teacher “pie-to-the-face” auction . It is a fun day and does a great job in building connections within our school community. 


The students are each part of a Google Classroom page, where money can be donated online. The link can be found here: . We encourage competition between classes and will provide prizes for the most successful classes. Students may also elect to sign up on the site as an individual and compete for a prize amongst individuals who have raised the most money. 


T-shirts are available for purchase through School Cash Online, designed by Ryan Reynolds for the Terry Fox Foundation. Shirts cost $25.00 and 100% of the proceeds go towards our fundraising efforts and ultimately the Terry Fox Foundation. 


We look forward to working together towards supporting this great cause. If you are interested in becoming involved in any way don’t hesitate to contact Matt Barlow ([email protected]). 


Matt Barlow &

The CDDHS Sport and Rec Leadership Class

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023.

Whether you are currently part of a school council or are …

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

As a united UGDSB community, we are unwavering in our commitment to identifying and dismantling all forms of racism and oppression. Our dedication also extends to specifically addressing Islamophobia.

We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the …

UGDSB Together Newsletter

Posted September 5, 2023

Please click on the link below to read the Upper Grand District School Board September Newsletter.

UGDSB Together Newsletter 


Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information.
In-Person Learning
We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of …

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 28, 2023

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

Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools. Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register. Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 2023

Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. to ensure educators are prepared to support their students in a manner consistent with the recommendations in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read report for the full school year. Additionally, staff will focus on the implementation of the new Language curriculum in grades 1 – 8 and on embedding high yield strategies in reading across the various subject curriculum areas. In Secondary schools, teachers will continue professional development on the de-streamed grade 9 course and on effective practices for teaching reading across various subject areas. Furthermore, enhancing teacher efficacy in supporting students to consolidate foundation knowledge and skills in Grade 9 destreamed English will be a focus of this professional learning time.

Vaping on School Premises

Posted May 5, 2023

May, 2023

Greetings CDDHS Families & Caregivers,

In recent months, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of students vaping in our school washrooms and premises.  We have increased supervision and are working …

UGDSB seeking public input on board policies

Posted April 26, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

Attendance Support

Updated April 20, 2023


“This week our tips for supporting your child’s attendance at school focuses on ways to involve the school. See below for some strategies you could try.

Know that there are supports in your child’s school.  …

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