News & Announcements

Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

In-person learning resumes on January 18, 2022. Please click here for health and safety measures in the UGDSB. And a reminder to families to screen children daily for symptoms before leaving for school: COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool

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

Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

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Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

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Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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Positive Case of COVID-19 (December 16th)

Posted December 16, 2021

Dear Wolverine Parents / Guardians, Students, 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 provided us with letters to forward by email to high-risk contacts in specific classes and busses on UGCloud. Students should check their email accounts for more information later this afternoon.  Our building is safe and remains open to staff …

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Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

Dear parents and guardians,

Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.

We understand that there may be challenges as the winter break approaches and encourage all families to consider what we can all do to make …

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Legion Remembrance Day Contest Winners

Posted December 14, 2021

Great news about two of our Wolverine students!

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November Newsletter

Posted December 13, 2021

Check out all of the amazing things that have been going on at Wellington Heights this past month by reading our November Newsletter.

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Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break

Posted December 10, 2021

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board is distributing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every elementary and secondary student who chooses to participate. Kits will be distributed prior to the winter break.

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Warm Winter Wishes

Posted December 10, 2021

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Our Warm Winter Wishes campaign is in full swing again this year with a few new twists, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Ms. CJ Lopez and her BOH4M Business Leadership class took a leading role, once again, in this fundraising endeavour in collaboration with a committee that also included Student Council, Athletic Council, the Equity Club, and …

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Warm Winter Wishes

Posted December 9, 2021

Please see the attached link if you would like to donate to our Warm Winter Wishes Program and do not need a tax receipt.   https://ugdsb.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/46170/64/False/True

Grade 8 Information Night

Posted December 7, 2021

Our Wellington Heights Virtual Grade 8 Information Night was held on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m. on Google Meet.

The virtual meeting was brief, as all of the important information is also included in a comprehensive video for our prospective Grade 9 Wolverines to watch at any time.  You can watch the Grade 8 Information Video by clicking on the following link:  Grade 8 …

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Positive Case Of COVID-19 (December 5th)

Posted December 5, 2021

Dear Wolverine Parents / Guardians, Students, 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 provided us with letters to forward by email to potential high-risk contacts in specific classes and busses on UGCloud.  Students should check their email accounts for more information.

Our building is safe and remains open to staff and …

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Legion Poster, Poetry & Essay Contest Winners

Posted December 3, 2021

Congratulations to Gr. 10 Wolverine, Brody, who won 1st Place in the Mount Forest Legion’s Senior Boys Black & White Poster category, and to Gr. 9 Wolverine, Sam, who won 1st Place for the Intermediate Black & White Poster category!  These two students represented WHSS very well, and are the recipients of cash prizes.  Way to go, Sam & Brody!

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