Violence Threat Risk Assessment Protocol (VTRA)
The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members. When a student behaves inappropriately, principals use progressive discipline to help a student take responsibility for their actions, change their behaviour, and learn from their mistakes. When safety is threatened by the potentially violent or dangerous behaviour of a student, which places either the student or others at risk, school staff follow specific protocols for the protection of all. It is important that you and your children are aware of these protocols. For more information, visit the board's website.
Update on elementary progress reports and interviews
What parents need to know about progress reports and interviews now that the elementary teachers have voted to ratify the central agreement. For more information, visit www.ugdsb.on.ca.
PD Day - November 27, 2015
Friday November 27, 2015 is a scheduled Professional Development Day. Erin District staff will be joining Orangeville District staff in Orangeville to work with Canadian Educator, Sandra Herbst.
Distribution of Report Cards(1)
Mid term report cards are scheduled to be distributed this Friday, November 20, 2015. They will be distributed in homeroom during our period 1 class.
Launch of the Raiders' Retreat
This week, the Raiders' Retreat was opened and available for use. The Raiders' Retreat is a quiet space in our Guidance office that has comfortable furnishings and lower levels of lighting. The purpose of the room is to provide a quiet space for students to "gather themselves" on a difficult day, reduce sensory input in "return to learning" plans, or for quiet contemplation and reflection. It will also serve as a space where students can pray.
Students can access the Raiders' Retreat through Mrs. Paterson or through Ms. McDuffe. The expectation would be that students use the space for short periods of time during the school day, and return to regular daily activities as quickly as possible.
Remembrance Day Assembly - November 11, 2015
EDHS's Remembrance Day Assembly will be held on Wednesday November 11, 2015. Mr. Sherry and the drama students have been busy preparing and rehearsing.
Students will be called from their Block B classes over the P.A. Students are asked to be mindful of the nature of this event and to leave hats and backpacks safely locked in the classroom during the assembly.
Raiders Awards Assemblies - Nov. 4, 2015
Tomorrow, November 4, 2015, Erin District High School will celebrate the achievement of our students from last year. Our profiency award, honour roll, and Raiders' award recipients from each of the grades will be presented.
Take Our Kids To Work Day - November 4, 2015
Each year Grade 9 students across the country, participate in a career exploration day called Take Our Kids To Work Day. This year, it is November 4, 2015. Erin District High School students have received information to take home to explain the day so that parents/guardians can plan for this fantastic experience for their children. If you have not received information, please feel free to contact the school or to go to the Learning Partnership website at:
Welcome Back Grads! Commencement 2015
Welcome Back to the Class of 2015!
On October 8, 2015, Erin District High School will host Commencement for the Class of 2015 in the gymnasium. The event will begin at 7 pm.
Grads are asked to confirm their attendance at their earliest convenience.
Terry Fox Run,Walk for Cancer
Congratulations to the EDHS community for their support of this year's Terry Fox Run/Walk. We raised over $5800, making the total that Erin District High School has raised, over $148,000. Outstanding support for an incredible cause!
Interim Report Cards and Parent Teacher Interviews
Interim report cards will be distributed on Wednesday October 7, 2015. This report is to provide some early information for parents on student progress, and is focused more on learning skills.
Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled for Thursday October 15, 2015. Parents will be able to go online to book appointments starting Thursday October 8, 2015 at 9 am. Information about the online scheduling will be coming home with the interim report card.
The link to schedule an appointment is: https://www.ugdsb.on.ca/pti/
To schedule an appointment you will need your son's or daughter's OEN and birthdate. The OEN is printed on the top corner of the interim report.
School Cash Online
Yesterday afternoon, our school received confirmation that the School Cash Online service was functioning and ready for use.
The UGDSB as indicated that "Parents should now be able to create a new account and
attach their child without issues. If they do experience any issues, [the UGDSB] suggests that you ensure they are not trying to enter the “Student Number”
and have them use the calendar to complete the “Birth Date” field. If
problems persist, please have them call Kevgroup Parent Help Desk at
Information sheets were provided to students and families at pre-registration, providing step-by-step instructions to get started. Additional copies are still available in the school's Main Office.
We apologize for the delay but are excited by the prospect of this new service for families and hope that it provides a convenient method of payment.