News & Announcements

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close, unless strike is averted – UGDSB secondary schools remain open

On January 23, 2020, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that its elementary teachers and occasional teachers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in select locations across Ontario on Tuesday Jan. 28. The Upper Grand District School Board is listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Jan. 28 strike.

The ETFO strike will not impact UGDSB high schools. If this strike proceeds, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students; transportation for those students will be cancelled. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled. Transportation will continue to run for secondary students.

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We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

Kitchen Closed

Please note the Cafeteria will not be serving food during exams.

Important information about Semester 1 report cards

Dear parents and guardians,

In November, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced a partial withdrawal of services that included the writing of report card comments on report cards. In the Upper Grand District School Board, OSSTF represents a number of different employee groups, including all secondary teachers and occasional teachers.

As a result of the labour sanctions, Semester 1 final report cards will not contain comments. Teachers will, however, enter final marks, absences and learning skills in the Semester 1 report cards that will be distributed to students on Monday, February 10th, 2020. Teachers will also update all Individual Education Plans (IEPs) as well as provide comments on alternative report cards as per normal procedures.

Procedures related to the uploading of marks to both college and university application centres will continue to take place as usual.

Semester 2 is to begin as previously scheduled on February 3, 2020, provided there are no bus cancellations on the exam days.

For labour updates please:

Final Exams

 

Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule:

Friday, January 24/2020 Block A Exam
Monday, January 27/2020 Block B Exam 
Tuesday, January 28/2020 Block C Exam
Wednesday, January 29/2020 Block D Exam 
Thursday, January 30/2020 Conflict Day
Friday, January 31/2020 P.D. Day 

Welcome to Centre Dufferin District High School, home of the “Royals”

Welcome CDDHS parents! The previously used REMIND text messaging notifications will no longer be available this school year. As an alternative, please click here to download the free UGConnect App on your cell phone to receive important CDDHS updates.  

Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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Grade 9 EQAO

Posted January 9, 2020

Students in the Upper Grand District School Board will not be participating in the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment this January. Please click on the link below for more information. Message Re EQAO Gr. 9 Math

On Street Parking Map

Posted January 7, 2020

This map shows where parking is allowed on the streets surrounding our school. Use this map to find a place where it is legal to park. If you need to drive, consider parking a few blocks away from the school and walking the rest of the way to avoid congestion On Street Parking (PDF)

Routes to School Planner

Posted January 7, 2020

Use this map to plan a walking or wheeling route to school! The map shows safety features such as traffic lights and crosswalks.

The map also shows suggested “walk a block” locations. These locations are areas where on street parking is allowed. If you need to drive to the school, consider parking in these areas and walking the last block or two. This will help reduce vehicle congestion around the …

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment

Posted December 9, 2019

The Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment – Final Report is being presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on December 10, 2019.

The report has considered secondary FI programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration has also been given to secondary FI programs throughout UGDSB and to the learning from other board …

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Inclement Weather Procedures

Posted November 13, 2019

There may be times during the school year when it is necessary to cancel student transportation services due to bad weather. In some cases, the decision may be made to close schools.

Click on link below for more information.

https://www.ugdsb.ca/schools/inclement-weather-procedures/

Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019.

The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be given to secondary FI programs throughout UGDSB and to the learning from other board processes including the Secondary FSL …

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Water Testing

Posted October 10, 2019

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Water Testing

Walk-In Counselling

Posted October 3, 2019

 

Walk-In Counselling

Now Available
Wednesdays from 3pm-7pm
North Dufferin Wellness Centre

712 Main Street East, Shelburne, ON, L0N-1S4

Delivered in partnership by:
Family Transition Place and
Dufferin Child and Family Services

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