News & Announcements
ETFO Feb. 4 & Feb. 6 strikes: All UGDSB elementary schools to close – Secondary schools to remain open
On Tuesday Feb. 4 and Thursday Feb. 6, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools are closed to students due to planned one-day ETFO strikes. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools are to remain open to students on these dates and will operate as usual. For additional details visit: http://ow.ly/iXz450y69uN
TRANSPORTATION: On Feb. 4 and Feb. 6, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students is cancelled. Transportation for secondary students will continue to run.
COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.
UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.
ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close, unless strike is averted – UGDSB secondary schools remain open
On January 23, 2020, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that its elementary teachers and occasional teachers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in select locations across Ontario on Tuesday Jan. 28. The Upper Grand District School Board is listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Jan. 28 strike.
The ETFO strike will not impact UGDSB high schools. If this strike proceeds, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students; transportation for those students will be cancelled. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled. Transportation will continue to run for secondary students.
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We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
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 January 2020
A reminder to all W.H.S.S. students to finalize your course choices on myBlueprint by February 10th. Please discuss your plan for next year (and subsequent years) with parents/guardians, teachers, friends and guidance. Paper copies will not be sent home – it is expected that students have been discussing course pathways and choices over the last months.
Click the above GUIDANCE tab – COURSE SELECTIONS to view 1) List of courses …
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 …
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 …
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.