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. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. Please click the links below for information on COVID-19 and distance learning.
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
To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students.
Please read the attached letter for further information regarding Learning at Home, including important information about resources for students with special education needs, access to technology, information for graduating students, responsibilities of students and parents, and more.
A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.
Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.
Earlier this week the Minister of Education announced the extension of school closures to May 4 for students. Further, he instructed schools to begin planning for teacher lead instruction of students through distance learning. As part of the Upper Grand District School Boards distance learning plan your student’s first period teacher has tried to contact you through phone and/or email. The purpose of this …
Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students.
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.