News & Announcements

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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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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IMPORTANT Information from School

Posted March 30, 2020

To request your child's password reset, please email the school. The school's email address can be found at the very top right corner of this webpage. Please be sure to include your child's full name as well as the name of their homeroom teacher.

Reminder: All UGDSB playgrounds are closed

Posted March 28, 2020

A reminder to all members of our school communities that in alignment with municipal closures around COVID-19, all Upper Grand DSB schoolyard play structures are closed.

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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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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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Equity and Inclusion March – June 2020

Posted March 10, 2020

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world! If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher, Mr. Hussain or Mrs Irwin . If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would ...

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Grad & Sibling Pictures

Posted March 6, 2020

Grade 8 grad pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 25th.  Any family who would like Sibling photos taken of their children can do so on that day.

Live Free From Hunger Fundraiser

Posted March 6, 2020

Help Kids Live Free From Hunger Day is TODAY! Due to the work sanctions and snow days, the deadline for fundraising for Live Free has been extended.  You can still purchase Recipes in a Jar until March 11, 2020.  Thank you to all families who have purchased already!!  This fundraiser ...

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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 ...

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March News

Posted March 1, 2020

  Image result for March February was  a busy month at Kortright Hills! We had a variety of safety presentations, and participated in wheelchair basketball activities. Our students also engaged in lessons and activities to recognize Black History Month. March will be another busy ...

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Pink Shirt Day 2020

Posted February 24, 2020

On February 26, 2020, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying. Capture  

Recipes in a Jar Fundraiser

Posted February 13, 2020

Launch of the Kortright Hills Public School fundraising campaign in partnership with Recipes in a jar. Support this fundraising by clicking on the link below :   Click here to access at the online store : http://kortrighthillsps-guelph.recipesinajar.ca/ All proceeds will go to our school ...

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Gr 8 Grad Photos & Sibling Photos

Posted February 5, 2020

Get those smiles ready! Lifetouch will be taking our Grade 8 Grad Photos on Wednesday, March 25th at 9:00 a.m.. This will be the only time that Lifetouch comes to the school to take these photos. If you miss this date, or require re-takes, you will have to schedule an ...

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February News

Posted February 2, 2020

Image result for chinese new year 2020 Gong Xi Fa Cai/Gong Hey Fat Choy / 恭禧發財 With such drastic weather patterns, we continue to remind students to wear appropriate clothing when coming and going from school, and during recesses. As a suggestion, please ...

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Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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Movie Night 2020

Posted January 22, 2020

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Important letter regarding Term 1 Report Cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Please read for important information about the impact current provincial job action will have on elementary Term 1 report cards.

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Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window

Posted January 10, 2020

The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.

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Posted January 7, 2020

January 7th, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians,  It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter. You may be aware that Aran Minogue, an intermediate staff member, has been on leave from teaching since early 2019. Aran had been receiving treatment for a ...

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Equity and Inclusion Jan / Feb 2020

Posted January 7, 2020

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world! If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher, Mr. Hussain or Mrs Irwin . If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would ...

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Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020.

Posted January 6, 2020

Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2020 will take place at your child’s home school from January 7-17, 2020.

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Kortright Hills PS wishing you Happy Holiday

Posted December 19, 2019

From all of us at Kortright Hills PS, we wish you a holiday season filled with laughter and joy, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.   Screen Shot 2019 12 19 At 8.56.32 PM       http://bit.ly/4A2019  

December News

Posted December 2, 2019

Great season texture with winter mood. Spruce branches, cones and snowflakes on old wooden rustic background. Nature december background with hand lettering "Hello December". Message from the Office November has been a month full of wonderful things. As we visit classrooms we see ...

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Grade 8 Newsletter

Posted November 22, 2019

Please see the following newsletter, with details about pathways, highschool information nights, and tours for our grade 8 students. 2019 2020 Grade 8 Newsletter

Cobra Wrap Fundraising Letter

Posted November 21, 2019

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Kindergarten Registration for September 2020

Posted November 19, 2019

JK Info Night Poster For more Registration information visit www.ugdsb.ca/kindergarten

Grade 8 IB info Night at GCVI

Posted November 19, 2019

Grade 8 students and families!  Are you interested in the IB preparatory program at GCVI? If so, please join us tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th, at 7 pm for more information on this exciting learning opportunity. IB Information Night is at Guelph CVI, located at 155 Paisley St, in the Auditorium ...

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Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Kortright Hills PS  will recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week during Nov 17th to Nov 23rd

Posted November 12, 2019

Kortright Hills PS  will recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week during Nov 17th to Nov 23rd.  Please note that we will all wear pink on Tuesday Nov 19th. Here is a list of some of the activities:   Monday Tuesday Wednesday ...

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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November / December Fundraisers and Events

Posted November 6, 2019

Brought to you by Kortright Hills School Council November + December 2019 Flyer (003)  

“Why Survey” for Grade 4 – 12 students

Posted November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019 Dear Parent or Guardian, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a survey in your child’s school.  All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked to complete this survey. Completion of the survey is not ...

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