News & Announcements
Changes to Morning Absence Calls for Students in Grades 9 and 10
Starting on Feb. 4, 2019, the start of Second Semester we will no longer be making calls to families when students are absent in the morning and we have not received notice of the absence from a parent or guardian. The purpose of these calls was to help students in grade 9 and 10 transition efficiently to secondary school.
We ask that you continue to inform the school when your student is going to be absent from school. As always, the daily calls home will continue in the evening for missed classes and we encourage you to call the school should you have a concern about your student or their attendance.
In the Fall, we will again restart the program for incoming 9th grade students from the first day of school until the Friday of the Thanksgiving weekend. This will be done to ensure a successful transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 as our students adjust to life as Wolverines.
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 2019.
From March 22 to April 18, 2019, the Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a system-wide survey, to help the board understand the demographic makeup, diversity and ongoing needs of our student population.
Thursday April 4th will be Second Semester Photos and Grad Retake Day. You will need to book an appointment if you are going to have your Grad Retakes done. Unfortunately the online booking system is down, but there will be a sign up sheet in the office to book your spot.
Please see the link below: https://www.ugdsb.ca/blog/students-from-6-high-schools-immerse-themselves-in-french-culture-and-language/
The Upper Grand District School Board is seeking secondary student, parent and staff input as part of the board’s strategic review of secondary school education across the district.
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 …
Wellington Heights Secondary School Staff have two non-negotiables this year.
The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district.
Dear parents and guardians,
We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the curriculum that is approved …
The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) will be presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on June 12, 2018. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the boardroom at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph.
The final report has considered the feedback received during the second phase of public engagement conducted throughout May. The LTAP Final …
The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) is going to be presented at 5 regional public meetings throughout the month of May.
The draft report includes a list of proposed short (1-5 yrs.) and long (6-10 yrs.) accommodation priorities. The report does not include any recommended changes to school programs or boundaries.
We invite you to attend any of the following …
Board staff is presenting the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) and Phase 2 Public Engagement Plan at the Board’s Business Operations Committee meeting on April 10, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Guelph Board Office located at 500 Victoria Rd N, Guelph starting at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend.
The draft report includes a list of proposed …
The first phase of public engagement for the UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is complete. Thank you to all who attended a workshop or provided input online. Your feedback will be shared in a report to trustees on March 20, 2018.
One of the questions that we have received at the workshops is what will be included in the Final LTAP Report? …
On January 30, 2018, trustees approved a Public Engagement Plan as a part of the Board’s process to develop a Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP).
The LTAP is a strategic review of the Board’s facilities, population projections, and enrolment forecasts. At the end of the process, the LTAP will identify accommodation priorities for the Board. Public engagement is an important part of the LTAP process. We want to have conversations with our school communities to promote a shared understanding of local school issues.
Canadian Tire JUMPSTART can help enrich the lives of kids (4-18) in need through sports and physical activity by assisting with the costs associated with registration. To apply please call Marianne Christie at 519-323-4273 or apply directly on the website at: jumpstart.canadiantire.ca