News & Announcements
Important information on Reopening Schools & COVID-19
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.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action.
Information from Public Health:
Debunking myths about vaping
E-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, vapes, vape pens, mods and tank systems, are battery operated devices that change a liquid chemical (e-juice) into an aerosol that can be inhaled. Knowing the facts about the risks of vaping can be tricky as the e-cigarette industry is new and growing rapidly.
To help, Public Health has developed an e-cigarette fact sheet to answer …
Creating a Culture of Privacy
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERYONE TO PROTECT STUDENTS’ PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION
All Parents, guardians, and visitors to the school are reminded that the privacy of all our students must be maintained at all times. We are ultimately responsible for the safety and security of our students and the security and confidentiality of our students’ personal information. including first and last names, images and any …
Great news from WHSS athletes at the International Special Olympics. We have 2 athletes out of 2000 and they both are bringing home medals and HUGE smiles because of the experiences they’ve had including going to Ripley Aquarium, living in a university dorm, riding the subway and meeting lots of interesting people.
Thomas Ryan – gold in the 100m and Alec Elliott gold in the long jump. WHSS is so …
The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019.
This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.
Information from Public Health:
Free dental care for children and youth (17 and younger)
If you can’t afford dental care, we have FREE services for your children at Public Health. We provide free basic dental care, including cleanings, x-rays, check-ups and treatment to children and youth.
Our dental hygienists provide preventive services (e.g. cleanings) out of all Public Health locations. Our dentist also provides dental care to children and youth enrolled in …
Thank you for bringing healthy food to hungry minds to all who have contributed to our Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington Food & Friends student nutrition program. Donations of time, money and in-kind offerings are very much needed and appreciated. Contact Matt Timberlake ext 529 for more information.
We are pleased to announce that the Upper Grand DSB is introducing a new parent communication tool for your smart phone. Designed to streamline communication between schools and the communities they serve, the Upper Grand Mobile app provides parents with a simple interface with up to date information including news, calendars and social media feeds.
The Upper Grand Mobile App is available today for free at either the Google Play …
The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a strategic review of secondary school education across the district.
The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) will be presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on June 12, 2018. The meeting starts at 7 pm in the boardroom at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph.
The final report has considered the feedback received during the second phase of public engagement conducted throughout May. The LTAP Final …
The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) is going to be presented at 5 regional public meetings throughout the month of May.
The draft report includes a list of proposed short (1-5 yrs.) and long (6-10 yrs.) accommodation priorities. The report does not include any recommended changes to school programs or boundaries.
We invite you to attend any of the following …
Board staff is presenting the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) and Phase 2 Public Engagement Plan at the Board’s Business Operations Committee meeting on April 10, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Guelph Board Office located at 500 Victoria Rd N, Guelph starting at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend.
The draft report includes a list of proposed …
The first phase of public engagement for the UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is complete. Thank you to all who attended a workshop or provided input online. Your feedback will be shared in a report to trustees on March 20, 2018.
One of the questions that we have received at the workshops is what will be included in the Final LTAP Report? …
On January 30, 2018, trustees approved a Public Engagement Plan as a part of the Board’s process to develop a Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP).
The LTAP is a strategic review of the Board’s facilities, population projections, and enrolment forecasts. At the end of the process, the LTAP will identify accommodation priorities for the Board. Public engagement is an important part of the LTAP process. We want to have conversations with our school communities to promote a shared understanding of local school issues.