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Public input sought for draft policies

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on the draft policy and procedures for 215 - Public Concerns (deadline May 31, 2016). Please review the draft documents and submit online feedback at


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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. 


15th Annual Hair Off for Headwaters-A proud Centre Dufferin Tradition-Help us reach our goal by donating online. Help keep quality cancer care local!

Spring Concert and Musical Theatre Showcase
Wednesday June 8, 7 pm in the CDDHS cafe featuring grade 9 classroom band, movie theme music from the concert band, highlights from "Adam's Family Musical" from the musical theatre class, grade 12 guitar trio, solo performances from various musicals and grade 12 music graduation ceremony. All for the low price of $5 for all ages!
Tickets available at the door or in advance from the music department.

June Dates - EQAO is 14 and 16, all subject exams are 21 to 27

 UGDSB is again offering a wide selection of options for summer learning - click here to learn more or visit Student Services  .

Dual Credits available this summer - click here for more information

Congratulations to Principal Pat Hamilton for being noted as one of Canada's top principals. Read more here. Canada’s Outstanding Principals recognizes outstanding contributions of principals in publicly funded schools. It honours principals from every province and territory in Canada who demonstrate innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and who have done something truly remarkable in public education.

Congratulations to Neil Orford, who has won a Government of Canada History Award for his project that marries history and math for students in the Upper Grand District School Board. Read more here.

 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 along with tips for parents and students.

Busing information from STWDSTS

The staff at Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportations services planned new, efficient routes during July and August 2015. Information is 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 was 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. Please ask about transportation when registering your child.
  • If your child is an existing student, go to and login to this secure site with your child’s OEN number (located on report card), school name and house number. 

For more information about school bus transportation visit and 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

  • May 23 - Victoria Day holiday for staff and students
  • June 14 and 16 - Math EQAO for grade 9 students
  • June 20 - Last day of classes for semester 2
  • June 21-27 Exams for all students