News & Announcements
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 October 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.
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. The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This standard is based on a national guideline set by Health Canada.
Only fixtures designated as a potential source of drinking water …
Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action.
Please see the attached information for a Build a Dream Event at Bingemans on November 14th, 2019. UGDSB PARENT LETTER
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Information from Public Health:
Free dental care for children and youth (17 and younger)
If you can’t afford dental care, we have FREE services for your children at Public Health. We provide free basic dental care, including cleanings, x-rays, check-ups and treatment to children and youth.
Our dental hygienists provide preventive services (e.g. cleanings) out of all Public Health locations. Our dentist also provides dental care to children and youth enrolled in …
The Upper Grand District School Board is seeking secondary student, parent and staff input as part of the board’s strategic review of secondary school education across the district.
Thank you for bringing healthy food to hungry minds to all who have contributed to our Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington Food & Friends student nutrition program. Donations of time, money and in-kind offerings are very much needed and appreciated. Contact Matt Timberlake ext 529 for more information.
We are pleased to announce that the Upper Grand DSB is introducing a new parent communication tool for your smart phone. Designed to streamline communication between schools and the communities they serve, the Upper Grand Mobile app provides parents with a simple interface with up to date information including news, calendars and social media feeds.
The Upper Grand Mobile App is available today for free at either the Google Play …
The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district.