News & Announcements

ETFO Feb. 4 & Feb. 6 strikes: All UGDSB elementary schools to close – Secondary schools to remain open

On Tuesday Feb. 4 and Thursday Feb. 6, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools are closed to students due to planned one-day ETFO strikes. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools are to remain open to students on these dates and will operate as usual. For additional details visit:

TRANSPORTATION: On Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students is cancelled. Transportation for secondary students will continue to run.

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

Letter to Parents regarding Coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

20 02 Letter To Schools Coronavirus

Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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ETFO January 28th Strike Information

Posted January 23, 2020

ETFO January Strike


Posted January 23, 2020

Exam Schedule January 24th – January 30th 2020

All Exams Start at 9:10am

Exam Day 1 Friday January 24th – Period 1 Class

Exam Day 2 Monday January 27th – Period 2 Class

Exam Day 3 Tuesday January 28th – Period 3 Class

Exam Day 4 Wednesday January 29th – Period 4 Class

Exam Day 5 Thursday January 30th – Makeup Exam Day

PA Day Semester Turn Around Friday January 31st

Semester 2 Start Monday February 3rd


Important Information about Semester 1 Reports Cards

Posted January 22, 2020


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, …

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Valentine’s Day from the Bakeshop

Posted January 22, 2020

Valentine's Day Order Form Please find the attached Bakeshop order form. Orders are due by February 7th 2020.  

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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Guest Speaker Event

Posted January 17, 2020


Who: Free guest speaker for all interested Parents and students in the UGDSB and community


She is a bestselling parenting author and the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio. She is the creator of The Mother of All Book series and the author, most recently, of Happy Parents, Happy Kids and Parenting Through the Storm.

A passionate …

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Congratulations to Our Students

Posted January 14, 2020

CNC Mill Operator  Congratulations to James and Jacob for completing the HAAS CNC Operator Certification.

Parent Letter re: OSSTF Strike January 15th 2020

Posted January 14, 2020

Parent Letter For Jan. 15 2020 OSSTF Strike.doc

Grade 8 Parent Night at College Heights

Posted January 14, 2020

Parents of Grade 8 students, please join us for an Information Night on Thursday, January 16th beginning at 6:30 pm.  We will begin the evening in the cafeteria with a short presentation.  Then there are tours of the school and you will have an opportunity to ask CHSS staff about programs, student support and other school-related events. We look forward to seeing you there!


**At this time, OSSTF job action allows our Gr 8 information night to run as …

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Course Selection Evening

Posted January 6, 2020

On Wednesday, January 8th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, CHSS guidance department is hosting an evening for parents and Grade 9 – 11 students to come in and complete or review course selection.   At this time, we will be picking courses using MyBlueprint for the next school year (2020-2021).  Staff will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the process.  We look forward to seeing you there.  



If you have any questions, please contact Marian Box ( …

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Haas CNC Operator Certification Success

Posted December 3, 2019


Congratulations to Kevin and Sawyer for completing the HAAS CNC Operator certification!

To achieve competency the students needed to average 30 hours of machine operation in class, demonstrating specific skills while also completing a required 20 hour online course study.

The final examination took place at a HAAS Facility in Toronto where the students individually demonstrated their CNC operation knowledge and practical skills …

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Grade 8 Visit Information

Posted November 21, 2019


From Tuesday November 26th, until Thursday November 28th, College Heights will be hosting Grade 8 visits. Over 1100 students, teachers, and parent supervisors will be coming through to see what College Heights has to offer.  The purpose of our elementary school tours is to exhibit the variety and high quality of ‘hands on’ learning opportunities available to students who attend College Heights.


During these visits, junior …

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Midterm Report Cards

Posted November 20, 2019

Midterm Report Cards will be going home with students Monday November 25th 2019. Please find the marks and comments guide attached for your reference.  We are saving 500 pieces of paper at College Heights with our PDF version! Report Card Page

Holiday Bake Shop and Boutique Information

Posted November 12, 2019

Please find the annual Holiday Bake Shop form attached which includes information for our 2019 Holiday Boutique. Click on the following PDF for our full bake list Holiday Goodies 2019    

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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School Council Meeting

Posted November 4, 2019

School Council



Please join us on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library


Meet the College Heights’ School Support Team and find out about the many resources that are available at CHSS to support students.  Staff from Guidance, Special Ed., School Success, Attendance Counselling, Child and Youth Counselling, Administration, and the School Officer will …

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Volunteer Day at College Heights

Posted November 4, 2019

College Heights Secondary School will be offering a Volunteer Day on Thursday, November 28, 2019.  As you may be aware, volunteer hours are a graduation requirement for all students.  In an effort to encourage the completion of the required 40 hours as well as create positive connections to the community, students are invited to find a placement and participate in our Volunteer Day.


Some ideas for placement include:


 Support: …

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WHY Survey Information for Parents

Posted November 4, 2019

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a survey in your child’s school. Please click on the following attachments for more information. WHY Survey Background Document (003)   WHY Parent Information Letter And Refusal Form UGDSB (003)   Parents are invited to participate in the WHY Survey at the following link:  

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