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All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until at least May 4, 2020. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. 

Important Information and Resources:

Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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Contact Information for Parents and Guardians

Posted April 2, 2020

Attention Parents/Guardians,
Over the next few weeks there will be important updates and communication from the school. If you would like to update your contact information, or provide an email address for easier communication please email [email protected].  Thank you!

Login and Password Assistance

Posted April 1, 2020

If you are having trouble logging on, please double check the following:

1) You typed your username correctly.  It is the first two letters of your first name, first three letters of your last name, and last four numbers of your OEN (found on timetable or report card) eg Paul Richard’s would be paric1234.

2) Your typed your password correctly (eg CAPS lock isn’t on).

3) If you’re logging on to UGCloud, …

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Notice of cancelled and postponed school events 

Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 31, 2020)

Posted April 1, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students. 

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Ontario school closures extended until at least May

Posted March 31, 2020

On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.

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Parents please read: Distance learning and staff reaching out to families

Posted March 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.

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Letter to Parents from the Director: Continuity of Learning (March 23, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

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IPRC and Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted March 13, 2020

Please be advised that IPRC meetings scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th 2020 and Parent Teacher Interviews scheduled for Thursday, March 26th 2020 are cancelled due to the Ministry school closure and will be rescheduled once regular operations resume.  Thank you.

School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

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Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

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CHSS to start fundraising campaign for outdoor classroom

Posted March 12, 2020

College Heights Secondary School is starting a “Click a Brick” fundraiser to help them build an outdoor classroom. Read more about this fundraiser on the UGDSB website.

Information regarding secondary interim report cards

Posted March 10, 2020

Information for parents and guardians of secondary school students, regarding new provincial sanctions and their effect on secondary interim report cards.

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Information letter regarding COVID-19

Posted March 9, 2020

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Adult Crossing Guard Site Reviews

Posted March 5, 2020

City staff will be conducting site reviews for the next few weeks all across the city.  Staff will be at some current adult crossing guard locations and at other locations where there has been a request for an adult guard. Site reviews are completed prior to scheduling a field study.

All staff will have a vest or jacket that has the City of Guelph logo.

Please note that they may ask …

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IEP Communication for Parents

Posted March 5, 2020

On Friday, March 6th, all students with an Individualized Education plan (IEP) will receive a print copy of their IEP in their homeroom classes (period 1).  Included in the envelope with the IEP is a letter with the contact information of your student’s resource teacher, and a consultation form to be signed and returned to the guidance office at College Heights.

If you have any questions or do not receive …

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Interim Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted March 3, 2020

On Monday, March 9th 2020 Interim reports will be distributed to students.   Parent Teacher Interviews are being held Thursday, March 26th 2020 from 6:30pm-8:30pm.   Please refer to the attached for booking instructions ⇒ Parent Teacher Interview Instructions

Woodworking at College Heights

Posted February 26, 2020

James2 James Russel (4)  James1 James Russel (3)     College Heights student James excels in woodworking with the construction program. James has been a student at College Heights since Grade 9 and is graduating next year with his expertise!    

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