News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools. Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register. Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 2023

Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. to ensure educators are prepared to support their students in a manner consistent with the recommendations in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read report for the full school year. Additionally, staff will focus on the implementation of the new Language curriculum in grades 1 – 8 and on embedding high yield strategies in reading across the various subject curriculum areas. In Secondary schools, teachers will continue professional development on the de-streamed grade 9 course and on effective practices for teaching reading across various subject areas. Furthermore, enhancing teacher efficacy in supporting students to consolidate foundation knowledge and skills in Grade 9 destreamed English will be a focus of this professional learning time.

Community Involvement Hours

Posted July 13, 2023

The summer is a great opportunity for all Wolverines to complete their mandatory 40 hours of Community Involvement, which is a requirement in order to earn a high school diploma.  As graduating Grade 8 students begin enjoying their summer between Grade ...

Bus Transportation Information 2023-2024

Posted June 27, 2023

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Please find at the following link some information about bus transportation for the 2023-2024 school year:

STWDSTS 2023-2024 NEWSLETTER ENGLISH.pdf STWDSTS 2023-2024 NEWSLETTER FRENCH.pdf

June 2023 policy updates in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted June 14, 2023

At the June 13, 2023, UGDSB Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

Information: Air quality due to forest fires

Posted June 7, 2023

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and are providing Environment Canada guidance to all schools.

Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan

Posted May 11, 2023

At the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”. The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections.  The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District ...

UGDSB seeking public input on board policies

Posted April 26, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

Scholarships Available – Apply Now!

Posted March 31, 2023

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All Grade 12 graduating students are invited to apply for scholarships, as outlined on our school website.  Interested students should click on the “Guidance” tab at the top of our website, and then click “Scholarships” in the drop down menu.  ...

Senior Girls Volleyball Team District 4 Champions

Posted March 22, 2023

Volleyball Girls Congratulations to our Senior Girls Volleyball Team, who won the District 4 Championship for the first time in our school history!  They defeated Norwell DSS in the semi-final game, and then beat Westside SS in a nail-biting championship final.  The Wolverines ...

Parents/guardians invited to PIC Spring Event: Building Engaging School Councils

Updated May 25, 2023

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) parents/guardians are invited to a great free event happening in April. The UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) presents “Building Engaging School Councils.” Whether you’re currently part of a school council or are looking to become involved, this event is an opportunity open to all parents/guardians to ...

Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 315 – Privacy Protection and Information Access

Posted March 1, 2023

You are invited to review the policy draft and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is April 14, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

Celebrating Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, Black Futures Month at WHSS

Posted February 2, 2023

The month of February provides us with an excellent opportunity to celebrate Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures. The learning however, does not stop after the days of February have passed. It is our mission that the resources provided will continue to enrich the teaching and learning in the UGDSB throughout the year and that the celebration of diversity and inclusion is a continuous aspect of our curriculum.

WHSS achieves EcoSchool platinum standing for 2022

Posted February 2, 2023

Wellington Heights Secondary School’s (WHSS) dedication to green initiatives over the many years has paid off as they have achieved platinum standing as an Ontario EcoSchool.

Semester 1 Final Exam Schedule (Updated)

Updated January 26, 2023

Update: Due to the cancelled buses today our exam schedule and semester 2 start date have been pushed back by 1 day.  The schedule has been updated below.

All Wolverines will complete a final assessment during the Final Exam Week.  This assessment could range from a written exam, to an ...

Procedure for high school exams if buses are cancelled

Updated January 30, 2023

There are 5 days of exams set aside for secondary schools, Semester 1. Should an inclement weather day (with cancelled buses) occur during Days 1 to 4, the entire exam schedule and professional activity day, and start date for semester 2 will move forward by the number of snow days for ...

Tips for Parents/Guardians to Support Youth During Exams

Posted January 20, 2023

Exams can be a stressful time for students.  Linked below are some tips and resources to support your students during their exam preparation. Tips for Parents/Guardians to Support Youth During Exams

WARM WINTER WISHES CAMPAIGN

Posted November 30, 2022

   

WWW B WWW AFor the past 21 years, the Grade 12 Business Leadership Class at Wellington Heights Secondary School in Mount Forest has championed our Warm Winter Wishes charity initiative and students have ...

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