News & Announcements

Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

In-person learning resumes on January 18, 2022. Please click here for health and safety measures in the UGDSB. And a reminder to families to screen children daily for symptoms before leaving for school: COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool

For other school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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Academic Support for Students Working from Home Jan 18 – 28

Posted January 17, 2022

Live Academic Support for Students Working from Home:

Beginning Tuesday, Jan 18th through Friday, Jan 28th, students who are working from home can access a resource teacher online between the hours of 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm each day.  Student work is found on the Google classroom. 

Please join using the Google meet link below:

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Student Supports Jan 2022

Posted January 17, 2022

CHSS Students, Please do not hesitate to reach out and connect to the supports available to you. See the attached link for directions on how you can connect to resource and guidance supports. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13XkIZL-sCGr5gWMW182o65jYymuHI1h91XdPGPf87iA/edit

Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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2021 Grad Video

Posted January 10, 2022

Please fill out the following form if you would like a link to watch the 2021 Graduation Ceremony: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VfbVGL9F9pMWFF6CckfpEzbkq2HChRv8b_zVH6xz8a0/edit?usp=sharing

Grade 8 Virtual Open House

Posted January 10, 2022

Hello Gr. 8 Families, 

 

We are excited to announce that on Wednesday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m. College Heights SS will be hosting a Virtual Information Night for students/parents/guardians. 

 

To join us please email [email protected] to be sent a link to join us live.

 

We hope to see you there. 

 

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions and be sure to check out our guidance website for more information. 

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Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

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Technology Needs

Posted January 3, 2022

Please complete the Google Form below if you require a Chromebook or other technology to participate in Remote Learning. https://forms.gle/azDXRrs5Ji5aWudW7 Pick up times will be Tuesday January 4th from 12 pm - 4 pm and Wednesday January 5th from 10 am - 4 pm. Please call the school if you require further assistance.

Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

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Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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College Heights SS students successfully complete chainsaw training

Posted December 16, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – Let ‘er rip! Congratulations are in order for Ms. Peterson’s SHSM Horticulture and Landscaping and Ms. Beatson’s SHSM Construction students at CHSS who successfully completed Chainsaw Training recently.

Shawn Doucette, College Heights Secondary School’s SHSM Lead provided the students with an interactive workshop rich in relevant industry standards, “the importance of having a trained individual deliver this information face to face cannot be underestimated,” said Doucette.

Doucette recalled …

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Message to Students and Parents/Guardians for the Winter Break

Posted December 16, 2021

Please see the attached letter from our Principal with some important information for over the winter break. Doc04395920211216103648

Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

Dear parents and guardians,

Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.

We understand that there may be challenges as the winter break approaches and encourage all families to consider what we can all do to make …

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Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break

Posted December 10, 2021

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board is distributing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every elementary and secondary student who chooses to participate. Kits will be distributed prior to the winter break.

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GCVI/CHSS Parent Information Night

Posted December 1, 2021

Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute & College Heights Secondary School will be hosting a virtual Grade 8 Night  Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.  Hear from staff at CHSS and GCVI about their grade 9 programs. Learn more about available programming and life at each high school. Please see flyer for instructions on how to access the link. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Uc8XxfyxmZeALval0ync-AJQ0JeDwP22cprqVW3Z4RQ/edit?usp=sharing

College Heights SS students use their technical skills to collaborate with local artist

Posted December 1, 2021

Students at College Heights Secondary School were recently commissioned to collaborate on a unique piece of metal work for local artist Mike Salisbury.

Salisbury and College Heights have been working together on various projects for over five years. This project required accurate cutting and assembly using technical drawings in addition to some very creative welding.

Phone Booth 1
The working title of …

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