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UGDSB continues to plan for restart of Community Use of Schools program

The board is currently working through the process of safely re-introducing permits for Community Use of Schools and we anticipate having further information available by the end of the month. The UGDSB supports the use of school/board facilities by community members and we look forward to being in the position to once again offer spaces this fall.

John F. Ross CVI alum wins Nobel Prize

John F. Ross CVI alum , David Card receives recognition on the world stage after winning the Nobel Prize for economics.

John F. Ross CVI explores food sustainability for World Food Day

Students at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute “grew” their understanding of food sustainability for World Food Day.

Update on secondary inter-school athletics (Oct. 13, 2021)

We wanted to provide secondary students and families with an update regarding the resumption of indoor inter-school athletics. We know that students and families are eagerly awaiting the return of indoor sports and we believe that athletics is an important part of high school life. 

October is Islamic Heritage Month

The month of October is Islamic Heritage Month, which was officially established by the Canadian government in 2007. Islamic Heritage Month is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of Islam, the vast diversity within Islam, and to break down stereotypes and beliefs that interrupt our goals of inclusion.

UGDSB staff preparing for second annual United Way fundraiser

The Upper Grand School District will be participating in the United Way fundraiser for another year. 

Inter-school athletics and spectators at sporting events

In order to prioritize safety and reduce the possible transmission of COVID-19 at events, we are limiting access to sporting events to players, coaches and those required for the event operations. Spectators are not permitted to be in attendance for school sporting events at this time.

UGDSB to host virtual leadership event for aspiring and current Supervisory Officers

The Upper Grand District School Board is looking for dynamic leaders to re-engage, refresh and reimagine public education in our school communities. On October 14, 2021, from 6-8pm, the UGDSB is hosting a virtual event for aspiring and current Supervisory Officers. 

UGLearnGreen: Mask disposal and the environment, impact on wildlife

Masks are a crucial layer of protection in the controlling of COVID-19, however when disposed of improperly, masks can have a serious impact on the environment and wildlife.

Let’s walk, wheel and roll to school on October 6!

Wednesday October 5, 2021, is International Walk to School Day, an annual event where students, families and staff are encouraged to walk, wheel or roll to school.