News & Announcements

New Registrations

Posted July 31, 2019

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Are you new to the area?  Need to register for school?

Registration appointments are being made for Aug 29th & 30th, Sept 4th & 5th, please call the office to make an appointment 905-938-9355 ext 221

Things to bring; proof of age (birth certificate, passport), proof of address (utility bill)

Student Admission Form …

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Grade 9 Orientation Day – Aug 28th

Posted July 31, 2019

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Wednesday August 28th, 9am-11am.  Lunch to follow.

Parent orientation from 9am-10am in the library.

Come prepared to have fun!  Wear comfortable clothing and leave valuables at home.

Time tables will be given out.  Please bring $50 activity fee and your signed verification forms.

Registration

Posted June 20, 2019

 

Report Cards are ready for pickup at the main office.

Time tables for grades 10-11-12 can be picked up  Mon-Thurs, 8:00 am-3:30 pm throughout the summer.

$50.00 activity fee and signed verification forms can be brought in now or at the beginning of the school year.

Activity fees can be paid online, by cash or cheque.

Grade 9 Timetables will be available at …

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DATE CHANGE: Special Olympics Track & Field Meet moved to Wednesday May 15

Posted May 12, 2019

Due to rain in the forecast, the Special Olympics Track & Field Meet has been postponed to Wednesday May 15, 2019.

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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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Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the curriculum that is approved …

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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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