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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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Updated: Information about concerning message in school

Posted November 30, 2021

Updated December 1, 2021

On December 1, police reported that the have completed their investigation and that no charges will be laid. Police said they do not believe there was ever a risk to the school community. You can read more on the Guelph police website: https://www.guelphpolice.ca/en/media-release-december-1-2021.aspx

We thank school staff, students, and police for their swift and thorough attention to this matter.

November 30, 2021

The board is aware …

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Webinar with Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Ungar

Posted November 24, 2021

Please find attached a flyer for a free webinar being offered to parents, caregivers, elders and those who care for our children and youth. Dr. Michael Ungar will be presenting in this virtual setting on the importance of nurturing resilience through relationships on Dec 1st at 6:30pm. Nurturing Resilience Through Relationships Featuring Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Ungar

Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 205 School Volunteers

Posted November 24, 2021

UGDSB policy currently under review, 205 – School Volunteers, has been further revised and released for public consultation. Please review the proposed changes and provide your feedback by January 14, 2022.

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Quad 1 Report Cards

Posted November 19, 2021

This is an important message from the Upper Grand District School Board regarding online report cards for secondary school students. The UGDSB will continue to use the online report card system for the 2021-22 school year.  Final report cards for Quadmester 1 classes will be available online, as of Monday, November 22, 2021.

If you previously accessed our Electronic Report Card system in June of 2021, no action is required …

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Trans Awareness Week

Posted November 19, 2021

CHSS is flying the modern Pride flag to show our support for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community during Trans Awareness Week.         Resized_20211118_120942 Resized_20211118_120825

Project of Heart

Posted November 16, 2021

This year College Heights created a display to honour the children lost at the Mohawk Institute Residential School, in Brantford Ontario. This Project of Heart initiative involved the entire school and many thanks to all of the staff and students that took part.   Project Of Heart

UGDSB looks ahead to Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Posted November 15, 2021

Schools of the UGDSB will be participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 22 to the 26th. Learn more about bullying and other resources.

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Scent Awareness Reminder

Posted November 12, 2021

Dear school community,

Our goal in the UGDSB is to keep our school as safe as possible.  To that end, we ask that all in our school community recognize that College Heights is a Scent Awareness Zone. The use of scents and fragrances such as perfume, colognes, and hand creams can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. We ask that for medical …

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Message From Principal

Posted October 29, 2021

Dear CHSS community,

 

I was informed this week  that VP H. Ginzel will be leaving CHSS to take on the responsibilities as VP with the UGDSB remote school program Nov. 1.  This is an amazing opportunity for her!  I want to thank Ms. Ginzel for her work over the last two years at CHSS.  Her professional leadership and  background related to Equity in the UGDSB has offered a …

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