News & Announcements

Report Card and ConnectED for Parents

Parents and guardians will need to create an account with the Upper Grand before they can download their child’s report card. To create a Parent Portal account, please visit this page and click on the link for your child’s school.

Parents/guardians can create their account provided they have an email on record with the school. Once your account is activated, you will see each of your children listed. Elementary report cards will be available for downloading beginning on June 23rd. Secondary report cards will be available for downloading beginning the week of July 5th

Please visit our support page for instructions https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/report-cards-parent-portal

School Council & Newsletter

Posted June 22, 2021

We are looking for parents and guardians to join our WHSS School Council for next school year.  If you are interested in ensuring the voices of parents are heard at the school level, if you want to stay better informed regarding what is going on at the school, or if you simply want to learn more about this opportunity, please send an e-mail to Principal Brent Bloch at [email protected]

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Summer Mental Health Support Line

Posted June 18, 2021

If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, you or your youth can call and leave a voice mail at

519-822-4420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voice mails will be checked regularly from July 2 to August 30. Please note that this is not a crisis line.

If your matter is time sensitive and you need support right away, please call (CMHA) Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 (Guelph/Wellington) or DCAFS 519-941-1530 (Dufferin). Children and youth can also contact kidshelpphone.ca, 1-800-668-6868, Text message: 686868.

Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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Graduation

Posted June 15, 2021

Two weeks from today will be the last day of school for this year, which means that many of our Wolverines will be graduating from Wellington Heights!  We recognize and congratulate these graduating students on their outstanding accomplishments, determination, and resilience – especially during these last two years during the pandemic.  We will be recognizing our graduates in the fall at Commencement on October 15th, either through our traditional …

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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Curbside Drop-Off of Books, Learning Materials and Chromebook

Posted June 4, 2021

On June 2nd the Provincial Government announced that students will continue with remote learning for the rest of the school year, except for those students in specialized classes.

We will be collecting from students all materials lent by the school (i.e. textbooks, novels, art supplies, Chromebooks, laptops, etc.) on Monday, June 28th, 2021 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 …

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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Vaccine Clinics For Students Aged 12 +

Posted May 27, 2021

Hello Parents and Guardians,

 As you may be aware, all students aged 12 + and their families are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine through Public Health.  Attached to this message you will find instructions on how to pre-register and then get an appointment for a vaccine.  Please read and follow the information in the “Youth Vaccination Communications” May 25th letter.  

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#UGUmbrella – This June we are looking at Mastery

Posted May 27, 2021

We’ve almost completed our first year of exploring a different Umbrella Skill each month. This June, we will be looking at Mastery as our final Umbrella Skill for the 2020-2021 school year.

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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

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Opportunity To Participate In An Online Learning Student Survey

Posted May 17, 2021

Student voice is so important in making decisions about the future of education in Ontario. The UGDSB is working with other school boards in Ontario to collect information about students’ experiences with remote/online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to hear directly from students. Below is a link to the survey. It will take about 10 minutes to complete, and all responses will be anonymous. You can complete the …

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Clarification regarding remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 12, 2021

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

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Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”

Posted May 10, 2021

A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.

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Informal survey: Are you interested in attending the Secondary Remote School next year?

Posted May 6, 2021

All UGDSB Grade 8 and high school students are invited to fill out an informal survey to indicate their interest in attending the Secondary Remote School for the 2021-22 school year. The survey closes on May 17. Please note that this informal survey is not registration.

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