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:
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
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.
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.
Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 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.
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.
Information for parents and guardians of secondary school students, regarding new provincial sanctions and their effect on secondary interim report cards.
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 UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.
Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students.
Please read this important message below regarding EQAO. Message Re EQAO Gr. 9 Math (2)
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.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action.
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 …