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. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public.

Important Information and Resources:

Cafeteria Calendar

We are pleased to announce that Wellington Heights will be offering food to our students every day this semester – starting on the first day of school. We thank the following local restaurants for partnering with the school to provide a variety of healthy lunches to our school community: Matteo’s Pizza & Cafe  and Scott’s Pizza Burger.

Please see the attachment below for a calendar that outlines the food offerings for the month of  March 2020

March 2020

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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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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Information regarding secondary interim report cards

Posted March 10, 2020

Information for parents and guardians of secondary school students, regarding new provincial sanctions and their effect on secondary interim report cards.

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Letter to Parents Regarding Covid 19 – March 2020

Posted March 9, 2020

Please see the attached letter from Dr. Rogers regarding the ongoing situation with Covid 19 illness. Letter To Parents Re COVID 19 March 9

Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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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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Grade 9 EQAO

Posted January 9, 2020

Please read this important message below regarding EQAO. Message Re EQAO Gr. 9 Math (2)

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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Well Being Health & Youth (WHY) Surveys

Posted November 4, 2019

WHY Parent Information Letter And Refusal Form UGDSB WHY Survey Background Document WHY Survey Intermediate Senior Student Version

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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Heath Unit Information

Posted September 19, 2019

Information from Public Health:

Debunking myths about vaping

E-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, vapes, vape pens, mods and tank systems, are battery operated devices that change a liquid chemical (e-juice) into an aerosol that can be inhaled. Knowing the facts about the risks of vaping can be tricky as the e-cigarette industry is new and growing rapidly.

To help, Public Health has developed an e-cigarette fact sheet to answer …

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Privacy

Posted September 13, 2019

Creating a Culture of Privacy

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

All Parents, guardians, 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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Student Registration Information

Posted July 30, 2019

We will be accepting student registrations for the 2019-2020 School Year on:

August appointment Days to be determined

Please call the school office at 519-323-3430 ext. 0 to book an appointment.

Items to bring with you to your appointment: Birth Certificate/Passport, proof of address (utility bill, bank statement, lease agreement, etc), transcript of marks (if not new to secondary school), custody documentation (if applicable).  To save time at your appointment, you can …

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2019-2020 MASTER Timetable

Posted June 18, 2019

2019 2020 MASTER TimeTable

Special Olympics

Posted May 17, 2019

Great news from WHSS athletes at the International Special Olympics. We have 2 athletes out of 2000 and they both are bringing home medals and HUGE smiles because of the experiences they’ve had including going to Ripley Aquarium, living in a university dorm, riding the subway and meeting lots of interesting people.

Thomas Ryan – gold in the 100m and Alec Elliott gold in the long jump. WHSS is so …

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