News & Announcements

Attention Parents/Guardians

We would like to remind parents and guardians that any Westside trips that are being planned have staff contacts and have school permission forms. Recently, some of our students have been contacted about a trip being planned for 2019 at a resort in Honduras. This is not a Westside trip. Students have been reminded to not advertise this trip at Westside or as a Westside trip.

There have been many concerns in the media recently regarding companies that offer grad/student trips that provide very little supervision to students. We strongly encourage parents and students to do research before signing up for any external trip.

Host Families for International Students

Are you interested in hosting an international student? Check out this link for more information about a group of students coming to Westside next year. https://goo.gl/forms/jmoB3N3jAbZ4URrv2

RedLeaf is looking for two more homestay families in the Westside area for visiting Spanish students.  A female student will be here from September  to late November.  A male student who will be here from September to the following June.    If you are interested please contact Lynda Houseman at : lhouseman@red-leaf.com or 519-217-4853

MLI is seeking a family to host a German international student from September until the end of January.   This student has a severe nut allergy (peanut and walnut)  and needs a safe home.  If interested please contact Jennifer Gauthier at Orangeville@mlihomestay.com  or 519-217-0830

Staff Presentation of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted June 8, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) will be presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on June 12, 2018. Pin The meeting starts at 7 pm in the boardroom at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph.

The final report has considered the feedback received during the second phase of public engagement conducted throughout May. The LTAP Final …

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Long Term Accommodation Plan Final Report (Draft) – Public Meetings

Posted April 11, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) is going to be presented at 5 regional public meetings throughout the month of May.

The draft report includes a list of proposed short (1-5 yrs.) and long (6-10 yrs.) accommodation priorities. The report does not include any recommended changes to school programs or boundaries. Pin

We invite you to attend any of the following …

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Release of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft)

Posted April 6, 2018

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Board staff is presenting the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) and Phase 2 Public Engagement Plan at the Board’s Business Operations Committee meeting on April 10, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Guelph Board Office located at 500 Victoria Rd N, Guelph starting at 7:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The draft report includes a list of proposed …

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) – Update

Posted March 5, 2018

PinThe first phase of public engagement for the UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is complete.  Thank you to all who attended a workshop or provided input online. Your feedback will be shared in a report to trustees on March 20, 2018.

One of the questions that we have received at the workshops is what will be included in the Final LTAP Report? …

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Background Report and Public Engagement Plan

Posted January 31, 2018

On January 30, 2018, trustees approved a Public Engagement Plan as a part of the Board’s process to develop a Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP).
The LTAP is a strategic review of the Board’s facilities, population projections, and enrolment forecasts. At the end of the process, the LTAP will identify accommodation priorities for the Board. Public engagement is an important part of the LTAP process. We want to have conversations with our school communities to promote a shared understanding of local school issues.

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International Students coming to Westside!

Posted January 17, 2018

We are excited to announce that Westside will be welcoming a group of students from Japan for 10 days from March 21 to March 30.

Each of our guests will be assigned to a class “buddy”, and we hope that most or all of these buddies will also be able to host the student in their home. This is a great opportunity for our students to meet young people from …

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Reminder 101

Posted November 28, 2016

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