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

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: June 16, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 2

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

Hold and Secure

Posted June 20, 2022

Hello College Heights Community, This morning College Heights Secondary School was notified there is an issue in the community and we entered into hold and secure. At 11:20am we were notified by Guelph Police that there was no longer a threat and activities can resume as usual.

Exam Week Info

Posted June 13, 2022

Please note the following for the week of exams – June 20-24:

 

Students will be writing exams from 9:30 to 11:30 – all student must remain in class during this time.

 

Bus Schedule runs as normal.

 

Students can access Resource in the afternoons or the Cafeteria – or go home.

 

Breakfast and lunch will be available as usual.

 

We are asking students to return Chrome Books and Chargers. We …

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Yearbooks 2021-2022

Posted June 1, 2022

Yearbooks are available to purchase on Schoolcash Online!

Spring Commencement Update

Posted June 1, 2022

Commencement will be held at College Heights S.S. in the cafetorium on Monday June 27th.Grads are to meet in the gym at 6:15p.m. so that they can get their gowns and sashes and get organized for the evening. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.

 

Please contact the school if anyone in your family has any accessibility needs.

 

Please come to Guidance with any questions or talk to Mr. Smith

 

We can’t wait to …

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The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved

Posted May 25, 2022

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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We’re recruiting for crossing guards at Willow/Bonar and Speedvale/Stevenson and Six Spare/Rover

Posted May 5, 2022

Six Spare or Rover adult school crossing guard are needed for the City of Guelph Crossing Guard Program. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson Street for the both shifts. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Willow Road at Bonar Place for the afternoon shift

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Guelph Job Fair

Posted May 4, 2022

There is an upcoming virtual job fair on Thursday May 14th, 1:30-5:30pm. For information, please visit the following link - Guelph Epic Job Fair Student Engagement Opportunity  

Report Card Access April 29, 2022

Posted April 29, 2022

Report Cards will be available Friday April 29th.  Please click on the link below to access through ConnectED. If you do not have an account set up you will be able to do so through this link. Accounts will need to be set up with the e-mail on file for parents/guardians. If you have any problems accessing your student’s report card please call the office at 519-821-4510 ext. 303

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Recruiting Crossing Guard for Watson Pkwy at Grange Rd and Hall Ave at Goodwin Dr.

Posted April 22, 2022

A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at the roundabout beside Westminster Woods Public School. One regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Watson Pkwy at Grange Road morning shift.

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Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Prom 2022

Posted April 6, 2022

Prom will be held at the Guelph Country Club Golf Course on June 3rd at 7pm. Tickets are $45 and include dinner and dance. Tickets can be purchased in school, or at schoolcashonline.com Permission forms can be picked up from Ms. Eckerman or Ms. Rivers. We hope to see you there!

We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson St

Posted April 5, 2022

Crossing Guard PicTwo regular adult school crossing guard are needed for the intersection of Speedvale Avnue East at Stevenson Street North. For the morning shift, 8:05 to 8:40 a.m. and the afternoon shift, 2:55 to 3:40 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Adult guards are paid for a full hour per shift. The hourly rate is $15.95. Training …

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.  

Prayer in Schools and Board Offices

Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer space with the signage that has been provided to them.  The location of  prayer space …

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Academic Resource Support for March 23

Posted March 23, 2022

Students can access academic resource support today from 9:00 - 3:00 using the following Google meet link: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/jbg-fkfx-psf   Please see the following link for accessing Guidance Supports: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13XkIZL-sCGr5gWMW182o65jYymuHI1h91XdPGPf87iA/edit?usp=sharing

Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools.

Effective March 14, 2022:

School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or collect proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions.
Visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21.

Here are the facts:

On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements for Ontario schools, beginning on March 21.
At a Special Board Meeting of the UGDSB in August 2020, …

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March 23, 2022 is the Ontario-wide School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

Posted March 10, 2022

Crossing Guard PicThank you to all our school crossing guards for helping keep our community safe! Print a Thank You card for your favourite crossing guard at: http://www.guelph.ca/crossing-guards

 

UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022


On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon as we can. Thank you.

Secondary Schools: Online Learning Graduation Requirement

Posted March 8, 2022

Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students in Ontario must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out. In response, the UGDSB is offering an increased number of UGDSB lead eLearning courses.

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