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School Operations, Health and Safety Information

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

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. 

 

UGDSB received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS)

Westwood PS

The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) for various projects throughout the district.

The UGDSB acknowledges the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for this opportunity at the following schools: Alma PS, Central PS, Centre Peel PS, College Heights SS, Gateway Drive PS, John McCrae PS, June Avenue PS, Ken Danby PS, Maryborough PS, Norwell DSS, Parkinson Centennial PS, Princess Elizabeth PS, Priory Park PS, Ross R MacKay PS, Salem PS, Sir Isaac Brock PS, Victoria Cross PS, Victory PS, Westwood PS and Willow Road PS.

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Join the Running and Reading Club!

Posted October 8, 2021

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From the Guelph Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.

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Notice of a Positive Covid-19 Case at Westwood

Posted September 29, 2021

Wednesday September 29, 2021   Dear parents/guardians and staff,  WDG Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed one class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.  ...

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41st Annual Terry Fox Run

Posted September 28, 2021

Westwood PS will be participating in the 41st Annual Terry Fox Marathon of Hope on September 29th.  Please bring in "Toonies for Terry" on the day of the event!!   You may also donate to our school’s online fundraising page at terryfoxschoolrun.org and search for Westwood PS

First Day of School and Meet Your Teachers!

Posted September 2, 2021

As you know, Tuesday, September 7th is the first day of the 2021-22 school year and we are very excited to welcome back our amazing community of Hornet learners! Please continue reading for important information about first day procedures. We can't wait to see everyone on Tuesday! First Day of School: Families ...

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Lillian’s Children Centre – Before and After School Program starting September, 2021 

Posted June 25, 2021

In January a survey was distributed to parents in school communities that do not currently have a BASP and results from the Westwood PS survey indicate that there is a need for additional child care. The number of families needing care was much higher than in previous years and as ...

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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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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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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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