News & Announcements

Update on secondary inter-school athletics

Posted September 8, 2021

Please see the following for updates on the start of inter-school athletics in secondary schools in District 10 and District 4.

Information from Public Health: Vaccination Clinic at WHSS

Posted September 7, 2021

Please see the following information below from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health regarding an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic being held at Wellington Heights Secondary School.

Community Resource Centre Backpack program available

Posted July 23, 2021

Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.

2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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 ...

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

Updated June 24, 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. 

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. 

UGDSB launching online report card system

Updated June 9, 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.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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.

#UGUmbrella – This May we are looking at Autonomy – our ability to make decisions 

Posted April 30, 2021

This May, the Upper Grand District School Board is looking at autonomy as our Umbrella Skill. Autonomy is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives.

Draft school year calendars for 2021-22 approved

Posted April 28, 2021

At the Board Meeting held on April 27, 2021, trustees approved draft school year calendars for the 2021-2022 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

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    

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).

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, ...
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