Island Lake class makes trip to Indigenous Education Center

Students at Island Lake Public School make their first visit of the year to the Upper Grand’s Outdoor Education Centre, at Island Lake Conservation Area – to learn about local Indigenous culture, history and sport.  

Commemorating National Truth and Reconciliation Week at the UGDSB

In this year’s preparation for National Truth & Reconciliation Week, educators are reminded that this time is an opportunity for Canadians to learn and act. This is not a week of celebration; rather, it is about commemoration for survivors, their families and the children who did not come home.

Management of illness in schools, key protective measures

As we head into the fall (and cold and flu season), now is a good time to review measures for management of illness in schools. 

Supports for students, staff and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community

The UGDSB stands in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.  We will not tolerate hate directed at the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and other oppressed groups.

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023.

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

As a united UGDSB community, we are unwavering in our commitment to identifying and dismantling all forms of racism and oppression. Our dedication also extends to specifically addressing Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community.

Board of Trustees approves the resignation of trustee for Orangeville, Kenn Manzerolle

At the September 12, 2023, Board Meeting, Trustee Kenn Manzerolle, trustee for Orangeville, tendered his resignation from the Board of Trustees.

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day is a chance for everyone to highlight and work together in promoting awareness about suicide: those impacted by a suicide attempt or loss, family and friends, charitable organizations, professionals, politicians, volunteers, and community members. 

Let’s raise awareness – September 9th is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Day

September 9 is recognized worldwide as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day.  

Minister of Education letter to Ontario families (September 2023)

Ontario’s Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has shared a message to all Ontario families as the 2023-24 school year kicks off.