News & Announcements

Well-Being Health and Youth “WHY” Survey for Parents

Posted November 11, 2019

The purpose of the Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys is to collect information from youth, parents, and school staff about youth health and well-being. These surveys will identify issues that could be addressed by schools, school boards, and local service providers. The information can be used to ...

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

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. 

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WHY Survey for Grade 4 -12 Students

Posted November 5, 2019

Dear Parent or Guardian, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a survey in your child’s school.  All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked to complete this survey. Completion of the survey is not required for your child’s schooling and it won’t ...

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NOVEMBER NEWS 2019

Posted November 3, 2019

Giphy We have finished the month of October with our annual Halloween Parade.  There were some incredible costumes and some great energy.   During the week of November 4th - 8th we will be recognizing Treaties week.  Some great learning opportunities ...

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Playground Equipment Closed for the Season

Posted November 3, 2019

Please note the Playground Equipment will be closed Monday, November 4th for the season. The sand box will remain open.

Monthly Environmental Activities To Help Celebrate Our Planet

Posted October 30, 2019

Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Anne Frank Celebrate Buy Nothing Day on November 29th! Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It is a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption and is held on ‘Black ...

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Talking About Mental Health November 2019 – Nature and Mental Health

Posted October 30, 2019

Fall is here and so is that pre-winter chill!  Getting outside makes such a difference to how we all are doing inside. Spending time in nature improves our mental health and well-being.  Being outdoors is a simple way to add some much needed down time from screens. Adding some time ...

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Equity and Inclusion for November and December 2019

Posted October 30, 2019

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world! If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher, Ms. MurrayCako or Ms. Darroch. If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would love ...

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Information From Public Health – Flu Shots

Posted October 30, 2019

Get your Flu Shot! As a parent, you are at risk of exposure to communicable diseases because of your close contact with children. Children under two years of age are the most susceptible for hospitalization related to flu and flu related complications, ...

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Information From Public Health – Free Dental Care

Posted October 30, 2019

Free dental care for children and youth (17 and younger) Dr. Baseer Mohammed (“Dr. B”) provides free dental care including check-ups, x-rays and treatment to children and youth enrolled in the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. He is located in Guelph (160 Chancellors Way). If you have this ...

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