News & Announcements
Important information on Reopening Schools & COVID-19
Graduation Package Pick Up
Graduation Packages will be available for pick up on October 26th from 9:15-11:15 and 12:45-5:15 p.m. If you are able to come during these times please come to the front doors to pick up your packages. You will need to have identification to pick up packages and you can’t have someone else pick these up for you as you will have to sign. Packages will include: Composite photo ( if one was ordered), Diploma, transcript, certificates, graduation programme , and if you are a recipient of an award you will get it at this time. If you are for some reason unable to come during this time, please call the school at 519-323-3430 ext 230 to book another time for your pick up.
Please see the attachments for the most recent Return To School Guidance document and Covid-19 Screening Tool. Parents and students are encouraged to use Public Health’s online screening tool, but if unable to access the online tool, may use the attached screening tool instead. Since procedures and guidelines are constantly evolving and changing, always check the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health website for the most current and up-to-date information regarding Covid-19 …
Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.
The Lifeskills “Den” students at Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest, built and posted a message of gratitude and respect to frontline workers this week on the school grounds. The wooden letters were cut and painted by the students with the assistance of teachers, Dave Griffiths and Greg Senyshyn, and educational assistants, Dorothy Dunbar and Kim Uhrig. Some of the letters were painted a rainbow of colours to …
This year instead of an Awards Assembly on the W.H.S.S. Commencement day, we will be presenting our award winners with their certificates in class.
We are very proud of our students for their achievements!
Honour Roll Award of Excellence
Certificates Awarded to Year 4 students who achieve an average of 80% in their best six credits.
We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding quadmester 2, the board’s Intent to Change Survey, assessment, community hours and more.
To request a change between in-person and remote learning, secondary parents/students must complete a survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.
This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.
Wellington Heights has now enabled Maplewood Connect Ed for parents and students.
In order to view your student’s 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 your first name eg.
Your password will be your OEN number.
Once into your student’s profile you will be able to view timetable, transcript and attendance.
If you have any …
At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.
The Everyday Hero Awards Selection Committee chose nine finalists from a group of deserving nominees. This year’s Everyday Hero Awards recipients include dedicated school and board staff, a student and volunteers.
Due to ongoing restrictions with respect to large gatherings, it will not be possible for schools to hold commencement ceremonies this fall.
The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.
Wellington Heights is looking for parent and guardian volunteers to serve on our school Parent Council this year. The purpose of the Parent Council at the secondary panel is, through the active participation of parents, to improve student achievement and well-being, and enhance the accountability of the education system to parents and guardians. The Parent Council will act in an advisory capacity to the school’s Principal, …
Secondary Remote School
Classes began today also for students in the Secondary Remote School. Teachers reached out last week to let students know how to get started. Students are reminded to check their UGCloud email accounts daily, as well as the Remote School website at www.ugdsb.ca/srs for more information.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.
Students in our developmentally delayed class will begin school on Tuesday, September 8th, and students in Grades 9-12 will begin their classes starting Monday, September 14th.
Students will receive information about the reopening of school, their timetables, and their cohorts by email early next week through their UGCloud email accounts. All bus students will attend class in the morning, and only some of our students, who walk to school, will attend …
A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
Information for WHSS students on the secondary instructional day, including more details about in-person vs remote learning, and schedule/cohort information. More information about cohorts will be communicated in the coming days.