Parent Information and Resources

*Our Parent newsletters are located under the "Gaels in Touch" tab in this section (News and Events).

*Please check our School Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glengarry-District-High-School and Blog http://gdhsblog.com/ for day to day information information.

Guidance and Daily News

For the latest from guidance and a snapshot of our daily news tap into Mrs. MacDonald's blog at gdhsblog.com

Our new UCDSB blog known as ‘studentsfirstalways’ is indeed a “new” venture to communicate with our students, parents, teachers, support staff and the general public. 

In the past we have used press releases, school newsletters and letters sent home with students to keep our communities informed. This did work to keep everyone informed of the events. However, the way we can communicate and the way our communities expect us to communicate have changed. Parents want information as close to real time as possible and it is incumbent upon us to fulfil that expectation. This portal is designed to achieve that. When events occur, you can visit this portal to get up to date, relevant information. Consider it as a clearing house for information that you require.

http://www.studentsfirstalways.ca/

Virtual Learning Commons  (A message from Mrs. Williams-Learning Commons Informationist)

http://vlc.ucdsb.ca

The virtual Learning commons is a place for students and teachers and even parents to Discover, Collaborate and Create.

We Discover books, websites, research databases, help with homework, cool software and a whole lot more.

We collaborate by posting comments, talking to other students on discussion boards, taking online polls.

We create with cool software, sending us your projects, and pictures, telling us about books you like and more.

On this site we have  Grade specific sections (elementary students-K-6; and secondary 7-12 homepages)

There are Subject guides for each grade section!! Each subject guide was created by a Learning Commons Informationist with the Ontario Curriculum as a guide.

We also  have Student success tips, health and wellness, Online Homework help, Book Clubs,Tech Talk, Cool Software and Tips, Discussion boards, Videos, Podcasts, and Blogs, you name it we got it, there is something for every one.

We have "Ask us" online homework / reference help, and the best thing about this web site is The Learning Commons Informationists have done all the work for you, researched all the web sites, sifted through hundreds of sites, Thousands of pieces of information, and brought it to you all in one place, The VLC!  

Mental Health Support

Glengarry has developed a great partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association. As a result we received their 2012 "Service Award".

The CMHA is offering "Suicide Prevention" information to our community on September 10th and the 13th. Please click on the following link for more details.

suicideTALK poster

Parent Library

A parent library has been initiated and can be found in the main office. With the support of school council and a funding grant, books were purchased to create a parent library that includes many relevant and recent books relating to teens, education and parenting. These books can be signed out from 7am till 2:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Parent Library Books

Home Communication

Glengarry District High School is pleased to announce our subscription to SchoolConnects Automated Notification Service provided through Synrevoice Technologies Inc. SchoolConnects can deliver a wide variety of messages by phone and to parents and our staff at a very high speed. It will help enhance overall communication within our school community and improve our emergency preparedness. Click the following link to view our parent letter!

Synrevoice letter to parents

 
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