News & Announcements

Reopening Schools, Health and Safety Information

For important school reopening 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. 

 

Terry Fox Run

Posted September 17, 2021

Terry Fox Run

Wellington Heights will be hosting its annual Terry Fox Run again in person on Wednesday, September 29th.  All students will be invited to run or walk with their classroom cohorts and teachers outside near the school in downtown Mount Forest.  You will notice our Terry Fox flag flying at the school beginning next week, in order to …

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LINK Day

Posted September 17, 2021

Link CrewToday our LINK Crew leaders did a great job delivering some engaging and interactive activities with all of our Grade 9 students in order to help them get to know other Grade 9 students in the school, as well as get to know some senior student mentors.  Thank you to our staff supervisors, Ms. Bell, Ms. Cork, and Mr. Norton, …

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Update on secondary inter-school athletics

Posted September 8, 2021

Please see the following for updates on the start of inter-school athletics in secondary schools in District 10 and District 4.

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Information from Public Health: Vaccination Clinic at WHSS

Posted September 7, 2021

Please see the following information below from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health regarding an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held at Wellington Heights Secondary School.

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Student Timetable Access (Maplewood ConnectED)

Posted August 30, 2021

 

DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES STUDENT ACCOUNTS COULD NOT BE ACCESSED YESTERDAY.  THIS HAS BEEN FIXED AND TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW

 

Students can now view their timetables electronically by accessing Maplewood ConnectED.  In order to view your student profile, please go to https://students.ugdsb.on.ca/.  To log in you will use the first 5 letters of your last name, and the first 3 letters of …

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Student Accident Insurance 

Posted August 18, 2021

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.

A Director’s letter will be sent home with students …

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Registration for 2021-22 Secondary Remote Learning is August 3-12, 2021

Posted August 3, 2021

Registration for Secondary Remote Learning is open from August 3-12, 2021. Please review program information for 2021-22 Secondary Remote Learning and to register for remote learning. Only those wanting to register for Secondary Remote Learning should complete a registration form.

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Community Resource Centre Backpack program available

Posted July 23, 2021

Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.

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Secondary student report cards are now available online

Posted July 5, 2021

Secondary student report cards are now available online. Secondary report cards will be available for parents/guardians to download from July 5 to 16, 2021. 

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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.

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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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School Council & Newsletter

Posted June 22, 2021

We are looking for parents and guardians to join our WHSS School Council for next school year.  If you are interested in ensuring the voices of parents are heard at the school level, if you want to stay better informed regarding what is going on at the school, or if you simply want to learn more about this opportunity, please send an e-mail to Principal Brent Bloch at [email protected]

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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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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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