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Upper Grand asking for parents’ input on French instruction

The Upper Grand District School Board is inviting parents and guardians to share their thoughts on French Language instruction within UGDSB schools. From Friday Oct. 2 until Oct. 30, 2015, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to complete a short, confidential survey. Click here to take the survey.

October 7th is International Walk to School Day


On Walk to School Day students from more than 40 countries will walk, bike or wheel to and from school.

To celebrate, the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School Committee encourages students to walk, bike or wheel to and from school, take a picture and post it on Twitter or Instagram with #walktoschoolday and a hashtag for your city/town (for example, #guelph, #orangeville). All posts will be entered to win one of five gift cards.

For more information, including rules and regulations, please visit Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

Click here for more information on Active & Safe Routes to School.

Photo contest poster 

Welcome to Centre Dufferin District High School, home of the "Royals"  

CDDHS has a proud tradition of academic excellence and extra-curricular success. We believe students, staff, parents and the whole community are all partners, responsible for student learning at CDDHS. As a school, our commitment, flexibility and mutual respect ensures success for all students. Our goal is to create a welcoming safe and friendly environment where all students develop a pathway that leads to future success.     

Pat Hamilton, Principal  

Welcome CDDHS parents. Text @cddh to 289-204-2193 to receive regular CDDHS updates via text to your cell phone. To access your student's attendance click here.

Bus Delay and Cancellation Subscription Service Available. Information about 2015-2016 procedures here including FAQ and a new Twitter feed. 


Yearbooks on sale now - $40.

Interim reports go home Oct 8. Parent-Teacher Night Oct 15, 6:15-8:30 pm. 

On Thursday, October 15 CDDHS will be holding its Parent-Teacher Interviews. Appointments with teachers must be booked through the on-line booking system and are done on a first come first served basis. The link will be opened starting Friday October 9th at 9:00 am and will stay open until 11:00 am on October 15th. This link should only be opened on a desktop or laptop computer running the Google Chrome Browser.  

 The Upper Grand District School Board is inviting parents and guardians to share their thoughts on French Language instruction within UGDSB schools. From Friday Oct. 2 until Oct. 30, 2015, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to complete a short, confidential survey. Click here to take the survey.

 CDDHS 2015-16 Calendar and daily timetable

Read the UGDSB Annual Report for 2014

Do you have a child studying French? The DELF scolaire is a diploma issued by the French Ministry of National Education in recognition of French-language studies. These diplomas are recognized around the world and senior level students in any UGDSB school can apply to take the assessment. A brochure is available here or contact your child's French teacher for additional information.

CDDHS is proud to offer students the option of Advanced Placement (AP) in History. AP provides opportunities for motivated and prepared students to experience college-level courses while in high school, thereby fostering critical thinking and college persistence and success. For more information see the AP coordinator, Ms Wright-Elliott, or click here

Follow Centre Dufferin on Twitter - get the news you need now about all the great things going on. Just click on the Twitter icon found in the right upper hand corner. Follow the library on Twitter: @LibraryCDDHS.  New to Twitter? Learn about it here.

Applying to a college or university this year? Need a transcript - click here. Read the university guide and the college guide  7 Conversation Tips for Parents of Post-Secondary Students  

 Locker Rules      Late to Class Policy     Volunteer Opportunities  2015-2016 CDDHS Brochure 

 Once again this year, math students in Grades 7 to 10 will have access to live, interactive, online math help through the expansion of a pilot project funded by the Ministry of Education. Homework Help is free, real-time math tutoring by certified Ontario teachers. During the summer all resources are available but the live interactive math help is not.

  • Manon Racine, RN BScN, who is here Monday and Thursday is a Public Health Nurse (PHN). Ms. Racine can be reached at 519-925-2244, ext. 320 or at the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit at 1-800-265-7293, ext. 5630. PHN help students achieve an optimum level of health by offering: catch up immunizations, birth control counselling, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections as well as providing health promotion and classroom support for the health curriculum.
    NOTE: The PHN does not offer first aid or attend to health emergencies. Ill or injured students are required to report to the main office of the school immediately.
  • EQAO results for Literacy, Math and grades 3 and 6 are available on line at www.eqao.com along with tips for parents and students.

Busing information from STWDSTS

The staff at Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportations services will be planning new, efficient routes over the summer. Since transportation is not finalized until late August, information for individual students is not available by phone. Information will be available through the following means:

  • If your child is new to the Ontario school system, has been registered at a school prior to the end of June, and is eligible for transportation under our policies, transportation information will be mailed to your mailing address on August 24, 2015.
  • If you are new to the area, transportation cannot be arranged until your child is registered at a school, and may then take a further two weeks to be finalized. Note that elementary schools are closed over the summer until August 31, 2015. Please ask about transportation when registering your child.
  • If your child is an existing student, go to www.findmyschool.ca and login to this secure site with your child’s OEN number (located on report card), school name and house number. This will not be available until after August 24, 2015.

For more information about school bus transportation visit www.stwdsts.ca. Beginning in August you can also follow on Twitter @STWDSTS

Dress Code at Centre Dufferin

Dress is a form of expressing individuality, however, staff and students at Centre Dufferin must dress in a manner which neither offends nor distracts others because of immodesty or offensive logos or language.

Therefore the following applies:

  • No clothing or hats illustrating alcohol, drugs, racial or religious slurs, inappropriate language or slogans.
  • Shorts and skirts must be appropriate length (eg. end of fingertips with arms extended)
  • Tops and bottoms must meet
  • No inappropriate top exposure
  • No underwear showing
  • Students may be offered items of school clothing to wear during the school day so that they are dressed in an appropriate manner.

Upcoming Events

  • October 12 - Thanksgiving Monday holiday for staff and students
  • October 30 - Commencement


Partners Learning Together; Creating Successful Tomorrows

School Effectiveness Framework Components of Focus

Assessment for, as, and of Learning
Students and teachers share a common understanding of the learning goals and related success criteria.

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Timely and tiered interventions, supported by a team approach, respond to individual student learning needs.

Other Indicators from School Self-Assessment
Staff, students and school community promote and sustain student well-being and positive student behaviour in a safe and healthy learning environment.
Resources for students are relevant, current, accessible and inclusive.

Please see our school brochure for more information.