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.

 

Important Updates

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.

Virtual Assembly

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.

https://forms.gle/W2EzYFr8giZdiGXo7

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]

Public Health letter to staff and parents (July 29, 2021)

Posted July 29, 2021

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has prepared a letter for parents/guardians and staff.

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Community Resource Centre Backpack program available

Posted July 23, 2021

Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.

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Grade 8 Grad Photos

Posted June 24, 2021

Proofs and order forms will be emailed directly to families from Edge Imaging. Individual orders will be sent directly to the home. If you order a composite, they will be delivered to the school in the fall and we will distribute them at this time.

2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

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. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

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.

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Elementary student report cards are now available online

Posted June 23, 2021

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. 

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 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. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

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. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

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. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

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. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

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.

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

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.

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Congratulations Graduates!

Posted June 1, 2021

From the Town of Minto. Congrats_Grads2021

Meat Orders – New Pick-Up Date

Posted June 1, 2021

Pick up for Harriston Packers and Elmira Poultry will be Saturday, June 12th 10-12 at the Palmerston arena. Please enter from Cavan Street. It is a drive-by pick up.  Thank you for your patience.
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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

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.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

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.

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Vaccine Appointment Ages 12+

Posted May 27, 2021

Hello Parents and Guardians, As you may be aware, all students aged 12+ and their families are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine through Public Health.  Attached to this message you will find instructions on how to pre-register and then get an appointment for a vaccine.  Please read and ...

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#UGUmbrella – This June we are looking at Mastery

Posted May 27, 2021

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.

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Meat Fundraiser – Pick Up Date – Saturday, June 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Posted May 26, 2021

On behalf of School Council; Due to the extension of the stay-at-home order, the pick up for the meat orders had to be postponed. The pick up date is now scheduled for Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Palmerston Arena.  Please enter from Cavan St.  It ...

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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

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.

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