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

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 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 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


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 ...

Midterm Report Cards Available for Download

Posted November 24, 2022

Your child(ren)’s Midterm Report is now available for viewing online.  Please follow these steps to access the Midterm Report: Go to Wellington Heights Secondary School and click on the link to the UGDSB Parent/Guardian Portal.  Click on the link ...

Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schools

Posted November 18, 2022

With winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days. Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures due to inclement weather, and more. LINK: UGDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES **A reminder ...

WHSS Student Receives The Queen’s Jubilee Medal

Posted November 14, 2022

A student from Wellington Heights Secondary School has received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her bravery and thoughtfulness. On October 18, 2022, Grade 12 WHSS student, Tori, was at her home when a tragic car accident occurred on Highway 6 in front of her home, causing both vehicles involved in the ...

Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supports

Posted November 9, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support and resources were made possible through funding provided by the Ontario ...

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Posted October 20, 2022

Grade 10 students who are taking English this semester will be writing the two part Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test on Tuesday November 29th and Thursday December 1st in their English classes. Staff will work with students to prepare and practice so they are ready and primed ...

Parents/Guardians invited to free webinar: Post-pandemic Mental Health

Posted October 17, 2022

Parents/guardians are invited to join a free webinar in November on post-pandemic mental health. Join Kevin Cameron as he shares information and strategies relating to post-pandemic mental health for adults and children. A survey by CMHA Ontario showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Ontarians say their mental health has worsened ...

Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB website

Posted October 14, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year. The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at To access a specific school report: Download the full report (Microsoft Excel document) ...
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