News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

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

LOST and FOUND

Please see the attached for the current lost and found items in the office.  Feel free to let your child’s teacher or the office know if any of these items belong to your family.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gQnU1z9ZTzbq1eMsKXBlcZLUsxWnvUOe-KXQdMgT9fQ/edit?usp=sharing

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

Photo Retake Day November 15, 2021

Posted October 13, 2021

Further details will follow.

Positive Case but NO contact tracing/no further action required

Posted October 7, 2021

Dear Drayton Heights Public School families, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has notified us that an individual at our school has tested positive for COVID-19, however, Public Health has determined that this individual was not at school during their infectious period. Classmates and staff were not at risk of exposure through this case. ...

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Student Photos

Posted October 6, 2021

Student photo proofs have arrived and are being sent home today.  Paper orders are due on October 19th.  As always, you can place your order online as well.

October Food Drive

Posted October 4, 2021

Drayton Heights Public School is organizing an October Food Drive October 12-15th.  Each day we will have a different theme to help with the needs of the Drayton Foodbank. TUESDAY - School snacks WEDNESDAY - Personal Hygiene items (toilet paper, kleenex, baby wipes, diapers, body wash, soap, toothpaste, etc) THURSDAY - Breakfast and ...

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Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 6th 2021!

Posted September 27, 2021

Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 6th 2021! In October we celebrate “active travel” by encouraging students to walk or bike between home and school, or to actively travel as much as they can in their local environments. “In the ParticipACTION Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, the overall ...

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October Wellness Works – Umbrella Project and Growing

Posted September 23, 2021

Welcome back! We are happy to welcome all of our students, families, and caregivers back to the UGDSB. We are continuing to provide monthly wellness themes to our students and families to support mentally healthy and safe classrooms and environments. We know that students need to be seen and heard to ...

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Terry Fox Event September 29th

Posted September 20, 2021

Drayton Heights Public School will be participating in a Terry Fox walk on September 29th.  For safety and efficiency reasons, the UGDSB would like to reduce the amount of cash coming into the school.  If anyone would like to make a donation, all proceeds go to the Terry Fox Foundation, ...

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First Day Procedures – September 7, 2021

Posted September 2, 2021

Hello everyone! Welcome back!!  Whether you are a new or returning student, the staff of Drayton Heights Public School look forward to welcoming all of you to school this Tuesday, September 7, 2021!  As you are aware, the Upper Grand District School Board has put extensive ...

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Student Accident Insurance 

Posted August 31, 2021

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance 

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper ...

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Transportation Information for 2021-2022

Posted August 24, 2021

The school board’s transportation provider, STWDSTS, has posted important information about transportation for the 2021-22 school year on its website. Please visit the STWDSTS website and review the information in the annual Transportation Newsletter. Important details include: How to subscribe to receive ‘bus delay and cancellation’ notifications Information for students returning ...

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Supply Lists – Kindergarten, Primary (Grades 1-3) and Junior (Grades 4-6)

Posted August 18, 2021

The following lists are meant to help you prepare for your child's return to school this September.  These items will be for personal use only.  Please note these are suggested items and your child's teacher will provide further instructions regarding student supplies in September. KINDERGARTEN -Pencil Case -Pencils -Eraser -Crayons -Pencil Crayons -Washable Markers -2-3 Glue ...

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Community Resource Centre Backpack program available

Posted July 23, 2021

Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.

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Drayton Heights Public School – Summer

Posted July 2, 2021

Drayton Heights Public School is now closed for summer break.  We wish all our students and families a great summer. Voicemails and generic school emails will be addressed the week of August 30th. If you would like to register a student for September, please see the UGDSB Board website for further information  ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Vaccinations 12+ – A message from Public Health

Posted June 8, 2021

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics in our community this spring.These clinics are providing COVID-19 vaccine first doses to anyone aged 12 and older, as well as second doses to those currently eligible. Please see below for information on a clinic that will be held soon in our ...

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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