News & Announcements

Walk to School Day – October 4th

Posted September 18, 2017

ON OCTOBER 4TH, UGDSB IS CELEBRATING WALK TO SCHOOL DAY AND WALK AT SCHOOL DAY!   Walk to School Day is an international event that encourages students to be active on their journey between home and school. The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) committee encourages parents and guardians to walk, bike or wheel […]

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School Messenger App for your Smartphone –

Posted September 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the Upper Grand DSB is introducing a new parent communication tool for your smart phone. Designed to streamline communication between schools and the communities they serve, the Upper Grand Mobile app provides parents with a simple interface with up to date information including news, calendars and social media feeds. […]

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UG2GO

Posted September 6, 2017

Our board has a wonderful resource for all of our students that can be accessed 24/7 from school or from home. It’s called UG2GO and includes Learn360 (educational video streaming), Student Link (a site children use at school that gives them access to web sites that are kid friendly and relate directly to their current […]

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Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 31, 2017

Reminder for parents/guardians: Accidents happen – be prepared with Student Accident Insurance  Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities.  Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans. The Upper Grand District School […]

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Talking About Mental Health Sept 2017 – Heading Back to School

Posted August 31, 2017

Hope that you had a wonderful summer!  As the children and youth head back to school, here are a few suggestions on how to make this a mentally healthy school year. Start each day with a positive thought. Everyone in the family choose a positive thought for the day. Talk about what they like about […]

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The Benefits of Making Mistakes

Posted August 31, 2017

As the new school year begins, there is one quote that educators wish that all students would consider they enter their new classrooms, “making mistakes is part of life—and a really big part of growing up. It’s how you learn who you want to be” (http://talkingtreebooks.com/quotes/quote-making-mistakes.html). As adults, we understand that making mistakes is an […]

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Transitions to School in the Fall

Posted August 31, 2017

  Returning to school is both an exciting time as well as one that can be challenging for some of our students.  As our students get ready for new September routines, here are some tips to support parents on things to consider when the new school year is beginning again: If you are new to […]

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September 27th is National Tree Day!

Posted August 31, 2017

Monthly Environmental Activities to help celebrate our planet   “Let nature be your teacher.” William Wordsworth Celebrate National Tree Day on September 27st 2017! “National Tree Day will serve as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us – clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with […]

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September 2017 Newsletter

Posted August 30, 2017

start up newsletter 2017

End of June 2017

Posted June 30, 2017

What a busy year this has been! This month we welcomed a number of new families at our Kindergarten orientation and this week we say good-bye to our Grade 8 graduates, and so goes the circle of life at Rickson Ridge. As we leave for the summer, we would like to thank staff, students, parents […]

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Transportation Information for 2107

Posted June 21, 2017

Please see the important information from Student Transportation Services. Transportation-newsletter-2017-EN (1)    

PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM LEAD IN DRINKING WATER

Posted June 21, 2017

Ontario is continuing to protect children’s health with new regulation changes aimed at improving drinking water testing in child care centres and schools to minimize children’s exposure to lead. New amendments to Ontario Regulation 243/07 that take effect July 1, 2017 will now require lead testing within these facilities for all fixtures used to provide […]

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June Newsletter

Posted June 1, 2017

It is hard to believe the school year is almost over. Students continue to learn the knowledge and skills that will prepare them for the next grade. Grades 3 students have just finished writing EQAO and the Grade 6’s will finish up this week. Final report cards will go home on June 28th and the […]

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May Newsletter

Posted April 28, 2017

We certainly had some inconsistent weather in April with lots of rain, but hopefully we will see the sunshine in May. The grade 3 and grade 6 students will be writing EQAO during late May and early June. Grade 3 students will be writing on May 23rd, 24th & 25th and Grade 6 students will […]

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