News & Announcements
Summer Mental Health Supports
Mental health supports are available to students over the summer. If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, please call and leave a voice mail at 519-822-4420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voicemails will be checked regularly from July 2 to August 30. Please note that this is not a crisis line. Learn more on the board website.
Report Cards – Ready For Downloading
Report Cards should be available to parents at this time. If you are having troubles getting set up, please look at the tutorials before calling the school. The most common problem is that parents are using an email address that is different than the one we have on file at the school.
Grade 8 Graduation
Our intermediate staff, along with some much appreciated help from a tech-savvy parent, are in the process of putting together the graduation video for this year. This video will be available at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 28th. Teachers will post a link on their class stream for access. All students are welcome to attend on June 29th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. for pictures, to collect their graduation certificates, and to see their classmates one last time before heading off to high school. Award winners will also be able to collect their keeper trophies at this time. Staff will be setting up an area for picture-taking opportunities. Parents are welcome at the front of the school. If students want to mingle on the tarmac area at the back of the school, they may do so (wearing a mask). This area would be for students only.
We will be holding a brief, school-wide virtual assembly on Monday, June 28th @ 10:00 am. Some awards will be presented at this time for students (other than grade eight awards). Teachers will provide a code to join on their class stream prior to commencement.
Last Day of school
The last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 29th. Teachers will place any student items that may still be at the school into a bag with the student’s name attached. Groups of students will be given times and recess zone locations for opportunities to pick up their items and see other students. Teachers will notify students/parents of the the time slot they have been provided once that has been finalized. Students may also drop-off school Chromebooks at this time; there will be a table set-up outside. Students are not allowed in the school. Parents wishing to join would need to be wearing a mask and would be restricted to the tarmac area (and front of the school). Parents, if you are looking for specific items that you feel have been left at school by your child, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible. If you would like to return a Chromebook before the last day of school, you of course may do so; simply drop of the Chromebook and charger at school any weekday from 9-12 (the last day for returning Chromebooks being June 30th).
Thank you all for your patience and flexibility as we finalize our year-end procedures.
Report Card and ConnectED for Parents
Parents and guardians will need to create an account with the Upper Grand before they can download their child’s report card. To create a Parent Portal account, please visit this page and click on the link for your child’s school.
Parents/guardians can create their account provided they have an email on record with the school. Once your account is activated, you will see each of your children listed. Elementary report cards will be available for downloading beginning on June 23rd. Secondary report cards will be available for downloading beginning the week of July 5th
Please visit our support page for instructions https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/report-cards-parent-portal
Updates – Friday, May21st
We hope everyone is doing well during these trying times. Ms. Dyer and I would like to share some updates with our community at this time.
We have grade 8 graduation photos booked for June 7th. We are still waiting to see if the provincial stay-at-home order is lifted after June 2nd. Our hope is of course that we will be able to get these pictures taken and we will do everything we can to make this happen while complying with public health regulations. We will update our families as soon as we can. Our plan is to have a virtual graduation this year and we will be sending out information to our families soon.
If you are planning to have your child enrolled in the remote school for the 2021-2022 school year, the registration is open now and closes on June 3rd @ 4:00pm. Please do not complete this survey if your child will be attending our school in-person in the fall.
Staff will be placing students into tentative classes for the upcoming school year on the June 4th PA Day. If you have specific requests that you would like for myself or Ms. Dyer to consider, please email us before before June 3rd for consideration. Placements are based on a variety of factors, including academic needs, learning skills, and social factors.
Thanks for your time.
Mr. D. Hale [email protected]
Ms. H. Dyer [email protected]
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has prepared a letter for parents/guardians and staff.
Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.
The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.
This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...
The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.
Elementary student report cards are now available online. Elementary report cards will be available for parents/guardians to download from June 23 to July 5, 2021.
As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school.
On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions.
June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada.
The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith.
Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.
On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.
Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.
UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school
From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.
We’ve almost completed our first year of exploring a different Umbrella Skill each month. This June, we will be looking at Mastery as our final Umbrella Skill for the 2020-2021 school year.
This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.