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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

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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 

To all parents and guardians:

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Centre Wellington DHS start-up will proceed as usual as OSSTF teachers have suspended sanctions pending ratification of their tentative settlement. We are pleased to let you know that registration and orientation activities will go ahead as previously planned. The grade nine registration and orientation will be held on Wednesday, September 2, from 9am-2pm. Registration for grade 10, 11 and 12 will take place on Tuesday, September 1st, from 10am -2pm. Please see the documents for additional details on grade nine orientation, student activity fees and other useful information.

[Letter Home with Report Cards for Current Students 2015-16 (PDF)]

[Registration Information 2015-16 (PDF)]

Summer hours

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During the summer period, the school office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.

We will be closed every Friday.

Busing information from STWDSTS

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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

Mental Health Resources

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The shift from the school year to summer break can be challenging for some students,
particularly those children and youth who experience mental health concerns or have 
experienced grief or trauma. The supports provided at school are missing in the summer and 
can leave a gap in a child or youth’s life. 
If you notice changes in your child or youth, such as: an increase in isolation/withdrawal from friends or 
activities; increase in anxiety, sadness, anger or aggression; increase in substance use; feelings of 
hopelessness or helplessness; or other changes in mental health, please seek out mental health or 
addiction supports for your child/youth.

If your child or youth is in immediate danger, call 911.

More resources for help and support:
1) here247.ca 1 844 437-3247 (here247)
   Drop-in Mindfulness Group, age 13-18, Wednesdays starting  July 8, 1-2 pm, 234 St. Patrick
   St. E, Fergus
2) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
3) Kids Help Phone  1-800-668-6868
4) Drop-in Summer Mental Health Support with Mental Health and Addiction Nurses, CCAC:
Thursday, 2-4, Centre Wellington District High School, 905 Scotland Street, Fergus
5) Your family physician is an important part of your mental health support team.  
Centre Wellington Family Health Teams

Report Card Pickup

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Report cards can be picked up at the school on:

Friday, June 26th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 29th from 9:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 30th from 9:00 - 4:00 pm

Report cards will not be mailed home.

Vote for your 2015 Valedictorian

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Grade 12's, it is time to vote for your 2014-2015 Valedictorian!

You will be able to vote today, Tuesday, June 2nd between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The winner will be announced tomorrow.

VOTING IS OVER! Thanks for voting grads!

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