News & Announcements

Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

ALL UGDSB students have shifted to remote learning, effective Wed. April 7, including students in specialized DD class placements. The Spring Break scheduled for April 12-16 will continue as planned. For more information, please click here. 

Information regarding COVID-19 testing for CHSS

Posted April 9, 2021

Please read the following letter for more information ⇒ Parent Staff Letter Testing (Week 5 April 17 Guelph)

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on April 17

Posted April 9, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on April 17, 2021. 

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Huskies Daily Announcements

Posted April 9, 2021

Good Morning Huskies! Today is Friday, April 9th 2021

  • Live announcements start at 10am and the link will be provided in your classroom
  • Your song of the dayAdventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay
  • Your quote of the dayIt's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up

Access to Guidance and Resource during Remote Learning

Posted April 6, 2021

Access to resource is available 9:30 – 3:00pm (lunch 11:30-12:30) via google meet link https://meet.google.com/uuo-hvsr-vkd
Jeff Patrick – Online Office Hours   10:00 – 11:00am  Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ghz-ncdy-udf
Greg Smith – Online Office Hours 11:30am – 12:30pm Video call link: https://meet.google.com/muj-zwrd-jwh
Dave Sevigny – Online Office Hours 1:30 – 2:30pm (except Wednesdays) Video call link:  …

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All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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Maplewood Access for Parent/Guardians and Students

Posted April 1, 2021

#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about secondary graduation celebrations and prom

Posted March 26, 2021

A letter from the Director of Education to the graduating class of 2021 regarding graduation celebrations and prom.

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Dual Credit/OYAP Message for Grade 11/12

Posted March 23, 2021

Don’t miss out on some exciting opportunities when it comes to Dual Credit and OYAP Level 1 Apprenticeship Programs available to Grade 12 students during the next school year!

Are you a Grade 11 student going into Grade 12 (or a returning Grade 12 student) that would like the chance to take a College course while you’re still in high school?
Are you still undecided about your post-secondary pathway?
Do …

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College Heights Blood Donation Days

Posted March 22, 2021

  CHSS Blood Donor

Important update for graduating students: 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Posted March 17, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to provide an update to secondary students and families regarding the 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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Summer School Registration now OPEN

Posted March 5, 2021

Please find all related summer school information in the following PDF ⇒ Summer School 2021 Flyer Registration is now open!

UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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UGDSB Eco Club Art Contest

Posted March 3, 2021

Art Contest Poster (5) Click here for poster details ⇒Art Contest Poster Information

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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Positive COVID-19 Case in School – February 28th 2021

Posted February 28, 2021

CH EmblemCollege Heights Secondary School  

February 28, 2021

Dear parents/guardians and staff,

As you may be aware, Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for
COVID-19. As a result, some potentially affected classes have been asked to stay at home while Public
Health does contact tracing.
Please note that these are not considered ‘closed’ classes, which sometimes happens …

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UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

Posted February 26, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board recognized and celebrated Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. 

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