News & Announcements

Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

ALL UGDSB students have shifted to remote learning, effective Wed. April 7, including students in specialized DD class placements. The Spring Break scheduled for April 12-16 will continue as planned. For more information, please click here. 

Flags At Half-Mast

Posted April 9, 2021

The flags at Wellington Heights will be flying at half-mast in honour of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away on April 9, 2021.  The flags will remain lowered from today until sunset on the day of the funeral and memorial service (to be determined).  Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

CAMH Mental Health Survey for Grades 9 -12

Posted April 8, 2021

Please see the link below for information on the survey: Email From School To Invite Parents_2021OSDUHS Wellington Heights Secondary School Information Invitation Flyer For ParentsStudents_camh SURVEY    

All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about secondary graduation celebrations and prom

Posted March 26, 2021

A letter from the Director of Education to the graduating class of 2021 regarding graduation celebrations and prom.

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on April 1 and 3

Posted March 24, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on April 1 and 3, 2021. 

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Important update for graduating students: 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Posted March 17, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to provide an update to secondary students and families regarding the 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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Parent Contact Week (March 8-12)

Posted March 5, 2021

Parent Contact week will be held this week from March 8-12, which is an opportunity for parents to contact teachers to discuss mid-term marks and the progress of their children’s learning.  Parents are encouraged to reach out to teachers by email or phone if they have any questions or concerns.  Staff contact information is listed on our school website by clicking on the Staff tab at the top of …

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UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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Vintage School Memorabilia Wanted   

Posted March 4, 2021

Did you, your parents or grandparents attend Mount Forest District High School or Arthur District High School back in the day?  Does your family have, vintage school sports jerseys, school sweaters or jackets, vintage memorabilia, school play posters, or old school photos just gathering up dust in the attic?  Well, we would like to celebrate the school history and culture within our community by gathering up these treasured mementos …

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Addressing anti-Asian racism, resources to support educators

Posted March 3, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Team shared with staff a resource on addressing anti-Asian racism. We all have a role to play in learning, unlearning and working to dismantle racism and oppression in our communities.

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Farewell, Mr. McCabe!

Posted February 26, 2021

Our current Head of Special Education, Mr. Ben McCabe, has just been appointed Temporary Vice Principal at Guelph Collegiate and Vocational Institute.  Mr. McCabe will begin in his new role on Monday, and Mr. Adam Barnard will assume the Special Education duties at Wellington Heights.  Although we are going to greatly miss having Mr. McCabe at Wellington Heights, we are very happy for him and wish him …

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UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

Posted February 26, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board recognized and celebrated Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. 

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#UGUmbrella – This March we focus on Mindfulness

Posted February 26, 2021

This month for the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of what’s happening right now without wishing it was different.

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Black Heritage Month spotlight: Alfred M. Lafferty

Posted February 23, 2021

Throughout Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month, many schools have been celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals in Canada and beyond.

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COVID-19 School Self-Screening Changes

Posted February 22, 2021

The Ministry of Education has revised the self-screening requirements for all students in Ontario, effective immediately. Please review the following information for important updates.

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