News & Announcements

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all UGDSB schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. Please click the links below for information on COVID-19 and distance learning. 

Student Property Retrieval- Our Process

Posted May 25, 2020

Dear Families, Please read the following plan carefully, as it is important for everyone's safety that it be adhered to. A parent from each family will line up at the front door of the school, based on the letter of the last name (please see the schedule below). We will control entrance ...

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Update on retrieving student belongings in schools

Posted May 20, 2020

In light of the Ministry of Education’s announcement that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the UGDSB is putting plans in place for families and students to ...

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Letter from the Minister of Education (May 19, 2020)

Posted May 19, 2020

Parents/guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, following the announcement from the province that schools will not reopen this school year.

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All schools to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year

Posted May 19, 2020

The province has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario schools will not reopen this school year. Distance learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

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Letter from the Director of Education: Synchronous Learning (May 15, 2020)

Posted May 15, 2020

Upper Grand District School Board Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to parents/guardians providing updated information on synchronous learning in the UGDSB.

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New Kindergarten Student Orientation

Posted May 13, 2020

Dear Families, We know the transition to kindergarten is a big step for children and families and we want to make sure that transition is as smooth as possible. To help with this, in the past we have had kids and families come to the school for an hour in early June. ...

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Update regarding students’ belongings in schools

Posted May 1, 2020

Please note that in order to adhere to the provincial school closures order and Public Health protocols around physical distancing, access to our schools is restricted.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (April 28, 2020)

Posted April 28, 2020

Parents and guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, sent April 28, 2020.

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Letter from the Director of Education (April 27, 2020)

Posted April 27, 2020

Parents/guardians are asked to please read a letter from the Director of Education regarding the extension of the school closures and information from the Ministry regarding final grades. 

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Schools to remain closed until at least May 31, 2020

Posted April 26, 2020

All publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.

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Learning at Home: Setting students up for success

Posted April 24, 2020

To support families, the Upper Grand District School Board has put together some helpful tips for parents/guardians to set their child up for success.

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A Special Video For You!

Posted April 23, 2020

Dear James McQueen Community, We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe and healthy! Here is a video that the staff made.  We hope it will bring big smiles to your faces! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EY35ELfV7rhg0_ZGMVZnr6wAjoZ5hR6l Please copy this link and post it to a web browser to see the video! Stay safe, be kind, and find ...

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April 24 PD Day is postponed

Posted April 20, 2020

In light of the provincial closure of schools and the transition to distance learning, the UGDSB has decided to postpone the April 24 PD Day to a later date.

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UGDSB launches parent website for supporting students with special education needs

Posted April 17, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a website for parents/guardians with resources and information to support students with special education needs. 

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Board Approves 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted April 17, 2020

The 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Special Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on April 14, 2020. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor ...

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Mr. Creighton’s Home Office Blog #7

Posted April 16, 2020

Well Hello, Everybody! We have just completed the second week of distance education. Tonight, we had a distance school council meeting! It is clear and wonderful to see that families are doing the very best they can to make these sudden changes work the best they possibly can. All of the ...

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Update on Out of Area applications

Posted April 14, 2020

Due to the on-going school closures, we are asking that parents submit any outstanding Out of Area requests prior to the end of April.

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Distance learning tech support for parents and students

Posted April 9, 2020

To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students. 

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Mr Creighton’s Home Office Blog #6

Posted April 9, 2020

Hi Everyone!   I want to take a minute to wish everyone a Happy Easter!!! The James McQueen staff are holding an online meeting today at 3:00 (Mr. Creighton forgot it was a long weekend when he booked the meeting). We will be talking about how distance education is working for families and ...

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Mr. Creighton’s Home Office Blog #5

Posted April 7, 2020

Hello Everyone!   I hope all of you have had a good start to distance learning.  Remember, this is just our first couple of days and it will take awhile to understand how it will work for your family; everyone's situation is different. Please reach out to us with any questions you ...

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