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IMPORTANT UPDATES

INCLEMENT WEATHER: A reminder that, as with every winter, inclement weather conditions may result in bus cancellations and/or school closures. Decisions on buses and school operations due to inclement weather are made as soon as key information is available and no later than 6:30am the morning of. To check the status of school buses each morning visit www.stwdsts.ca, and to check the status of school closures visit www.ugdsb.ca.

DAILY SCHOOL ABSENCE REPORT: The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

 

Healthy Schools Update

Posted November 30, 2022

Please review the following PDF regarding Public Health's preventative measures to reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses in schools and help keep children and youth healthy ⇒ Flyer For Families (Secondary) Health Measures

Report Cards November 24th

Posted November 23, 2022

Report cards will be made available on November 24th via Edsembli ConnectED

Please click on the link below to access through ConnectED⇒https://connect.edsembli.com/on/ugdsb/chss/portal/viewer/login/login.aspx?logintype=P
If you do not have an account set up you will be able to do so through this link. Please refer to the following document for account setup details Create Your Parent Portal Account.docx 1 (1)
If you require assistance in accessing your account or require …

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College Heights Grade 8 Tours

Posted November 21, 2022

From Tuesday November 22nd until Thursday November 24th, College Heights will be hosting Grade 8 visits. Over 1300 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, there …

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Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schools

Posted November 18, 2022

With winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days.

Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures due to inclement weather, and more.

LINK: UGDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

**A reminder to please follow our Transportation Consortium, STWDSTS, for all bus cancellation alerts and information – the UGDSB does NOT …

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College Heights Holiday Bakeshop

Posted November 11, 2022

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  • The College Heights Holiday Bakeshop ordering is now OPEN via the following link ⇒ https://forms.gle/pYBYs2ogDEqafcH47
  • Order deadline is Friday, December 9th 2022
  • Pickup dates are Tuesday, December 20th and Wednesday December 21st 2022 @ College Heights Secondary School

Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supports

Posted November 9, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support and resources were made possible through funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

The Grove

Offers free tutoring services for youth ages 12 to 26 in …

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Parent Involvement Committee Date

Posted November 8, 2022

The PIC "Building the Best School Council" event is happening December 3rd 2022 from 8:45am- 12:15pm For more information on the PIC committee please click on the following link ⇒https://www.ugdsb.ca/pic/

Your Future Your Choice event November 16th 2022

Posted November 7, 2022

CEC  Fun

OSSLT Rescheduled

Posted November 7, 2022

The OSSLT scheduled for Wednesday November 9 and Thursday November 10 has been postponed. If your student was scheduled to write the test this week, they will now be writing Thursday December 1 and Friday December 2.

Student Support Information

Posted November 4, 2022

Tutoring Supports Available 

The Ontario Ministry of Education has provided funding to support community based tutoring opportunities for students.  This year Upper Grand DSB will be working with The Grove, Streams Community Hubs, The Learning Disabilities Association & Reading Rocks Program, and Tutor Bright. We will share tutoring opportunities as they become available. 

The Grove Tutoring (ages 12-26 tutoring support) 

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Photo Retake Day November 4th 2022

Posted November 3, 2022

Friday, November 4th 2022 is photo day for all students who have not had their photo taken, or who would like a retake photo. The photographer will be on site during Period 1 and Period 2.  

Huskies Spirit Wear 2022/2023

Posted November 1, 2022

The 2022/2023 Husky Spirit Wear is now available! Orders are due by November 30th. Please fill out the following FORM and payment is available with School Cash on line

Take Our Kids to Work Day November 2nd, 2022

Posted October 26, 2022

Take Our Kids to Work Day (TKWD) is a Learning Partnership career exploration initiative where Grade 9 students spend the day in the life of a working professional.  This year TKWD will be held on
Wednesday, November 2, 2022.  Please find the attached form to be completed by students who will be participating.  It is a regular school day for those who will not be participating.

Take Our Kids to …

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School Council Thursday, November 8th 2022

Posted October 25, 2022

Thursday, November 8, 2022 @ 6:30 – 7:30pm

Agenda for the evening

School report
Report Cards, assessment strategies and support
Home for the Holidays – events before Dec. 23, 2022
Tour of our Tech classes with department heads
Visual Art at CHSS

Please sign up on the link below so we know you will be joining …

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Parents/Guardians invited to free webinar: Post-pandemic Mental Health

Posted October 17, 2022

Parents/guardians are invited to join a free webinar in November on post-pandemic mental health.

Join Kevin Cameron as he shares information and strategies relating to post-pandemic mental health for adults and children.

A survey by CMHA Ontario showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Ontarians say their mental health has worsened over the past two years. Juggling work, home and caregiving responsibilities resulted in moderate to high levels of stress …

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Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB website

Posted October 14, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year.

The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at www.ugdsb.ca/ventilationreport.

To access a specific school report:

Download the full report (Microsoft Excel document)
Click on the tab titled “School Dashboard”
Select the school from the drop-down menu at the top of …

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CHSS Parent Teacher Interviews October 20th 2022

Posted October 7, 2022

College Heights Parent Teacher Interviews are being held Thursday, October 20th 2022. Please click here for booking link and instructions ⇒ Parent Teacher Interview Instructions

Invitation to Special Event for Treaties Recognition Week 2022

Posted October 6, 2022

Please refer to the following PDF for information and registration information ⇒ Brian Charles Treaties Recognition Week Invite

IEP Distribution

Posted October 6, 2022

On Wednesday, October 5th all students with an Individualized Education plan (IEP) will receive a print copy of their IEP in their homeroom classes.  Included in the envelope is a letter with the contact information of your student’s resource teacher, a reference sheet for parent resources and a consultation form to be signed and returned to the guidance office at College Heights.  

If you have any questions or …

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Help the UGDSB make positive change – Complete the Student Census today!

Posted September 19, 2022

Everyone counts. Complete the Student Census today!

The “UGDSB Counts Student Census” launches today for all Upper Grand District School Board students in grades Kindergarten-12.

Participation in the Student Census will help the UGDSB make systemic changes that will create more equitable outcomes for all students.

The census is a confidential, voluntary survey for all students (K-12) in the Upper Grand District School Board. The goal of the census is to better …

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