News & Announcements

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.

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.

Pick up times will be Tuesday January 4th from 12 pm – 4 pm and Wednesday January 5th from 10 …

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

Updated January 4, 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.

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.  

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 …

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 …

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.

GCVI/CHSS Parent Information Night

Updated December 6, 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 …

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 …

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 …

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!  …

Schedule and criteria for the resumption of indoor inter-school athletics

Posted October 22, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board, in consultation with District 4 and District 10 officials, are excited to announce the resumption of indoor inter-school athletics.

Homework Support After School

Posted October 15, 2021

We are excited to announce that beginning Tuesday, Oct 12, we will have homework support in the library from 3:10 pm – 3:40 pm each day.

This space is available to all students to get some support to complete assignments/homework.  …

Update on secondary inter-school athletics (Oct. 13, 2021)

Posted October 13, 2021

We wanted to provide secondary students and families with an update regarding the resumption of indoor inter-school athletics. We know that students and families are eagerly awaiting the return of indoor sports and we believe that athletics is an important part of high school life. 

School Spirit Wear

Updated December 6, 2021

School spirit wear is now available to order! Please fill out the google form using the following link to place your order: For payment please visit school cash online: Studentform2022

Inter-school athletics and spectators at sporting events

Posted October 7, 2021

In order to prioritize safety and reduce the possible transmission of COVID-19 at events, we are limiting access to sporting events to players, coaches and those required for the event operations. Spectators are not permitted to be in attendance for school sporting events at this time.

Commencement 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Congratulations 2021 Graduates! Please see the following link to book a timeslot to pick up your commencement documents.

From the Guelph Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.

Fire Safety Week

Posted September 30, 2021

Fire Safety Week is October 3rd to October 9th. Please see the attached brochures from the Guelph Fire Department for some helpful safety tips.

FPW21ThemeSafetyTipSheet Every Second Counts! Plan Two Ways Out Info Sheet ENG_0 Check The …

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