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Thursday October 10th Day 1

Posted October 10, 2019

Hey Westside!  Tomorrow Edge Imaging is coming back for photo retakes or for any students or staff who did not get their pictures taken.  If you would like to order photos the order forms can be picked up in the main office.

Attention all actors!  If you are interested in being part of a drama Improv Club, please attend a brief meeting in the theatre next …

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Water Testing at Westside Secondary School

Posted October 9, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board has been testing for lead in school drinking water since 2007. New provincial testing requirements came into effect July 2017, which increase the amount of sampling that is required.

We  are pleased to inform you that all designated fixtures for drinking water, making of food and drink that were tested are satisfactory at our school.

More information, and all of the results of water testing …

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Wednesday October 9th Day 2

Posted October 9, 2019

The EcoTeam Fresh from the Farm fundraising orders are due TODAY. 

Hey Westside! Edge Imaging is coming back this Friday October 11 for photo retakes or for any students or staff who did not get their pictures taken.  If you would like to order photos the order forms can be picked up in the main office.

Looking for volunteer hours?  The Alton Mill Arts Centre …

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Tuesday October 8th Day 1

Posted October 8, 2019

The Junior and Senior Soccer teams must attend a quick, mandatory meeting today at lunch in room 210.

The EcoTeam Fresh from the Farm fundraising orders are due TOMORROW October 9th, 2019, and can be placed through school cash online or through order forms picked up from the office. 

Did you miss photo day in September?  Does everyone have a student …

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Monday October 7th Day 2

Posted October 7, 2019

Art club at lunch today in room 309.

The EcoTeam Fresh from the Farm fundraising orders are due October 9th, 2019, and can be placed through school cash online or through order forms picked up from the office.

Westside is hosting all Ontario Universities tomorrow afternoon in the gym.  Grade 12 teachers will bring their class to the gym at 12:30.

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Creating a Culture of Privacy

Posted September 13, 2019

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYONE TO PROTECT STUDENTS’ PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

All parents, guardian, and visitors to the school are reminded that the privacy of all our students must be maintained at all times.  We are ultimately responsible for the safety and security of our students and the security and confidentiality of our students’ personal information, including first and last names, images and any …

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Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

Please …

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Dress for the Cause Top Fundraiser

Posted December 12, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

Dress for the Cause Top Fundraiser

Westside Secondary School is the top fundraiser for four consecutive years!

SARNIA, Ont., December 11, 2018 – The Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC) is delighted to
announce Westside Secondary School, in Orangeville, Ontario is the top fundraiser for the 2018
Dress for the Cause.

Dress for the Cause, supporting Breast Cancer Awareness month, has raised more than $10 Million for
Canadian breast cancer research. From across Canada, …

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Emergency Drills

Posted September 5, 2018

As a reminder, each year our school must conduct drills to ensure staff and students are prepared in the event of a real emergency.  While our school has been conducting fire drills, lockdown drills and tornado drills for the last several years, beginning this school year, we are also required to conduct a bomb threat drill.

The following number of drills are required each school year:

Three (3) fire drills …

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Secondary Program Review: UGDSB creating guiding vision for secondary school education

Posted September 5, 2018

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district. The purpose of the review is to create a guiding vision for secondary education in the UGDSB to meet the learning needs of all students. We are gathering feedback and information on existing programs to create a current snapshot of secondary education in the UGDSB.

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Life-Threatening Allergies

Posted August 23, 2018

We have students in our school with potential life-threatening allergies (called anaphylaxis) to various foods and other materials.  Anaphylaxis is a medical condition that can cause death within minutes.   In recent years, anaphylaxis has increased dramatically among students. Although this may not affect your child’s class(es) directly, we are letting you know so that you are aware that we aim to create an allergy safe environment at our school. …

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Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Posted August 23, 2018

UGDSB Policy 518: Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions, outlines the roles and responsibilities for all in the educational community to support students with possible life-threatening medical conditions.  The prevalent medical conditions covered under this policy are Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes and Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders.  If your child has one of these, or any other life-threatening medical condition, please visit: www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy (and look for Policy 518) or contact the school as …

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