News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

WHY survey

Dear Parent(s)/ Guardian(s),

In February, Upper Grand District School Board, is collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area.

If you did not complete the WHY Survey in November, and would like to complete the WHY Survey as a parent/ guardian, please click on this link is.gd/2024parentwhy.

The WHY Survey has been translated into Amharic, Arabic,  Filipino/ Tagalog, Hindi, Punjabi, Simplified Chinese, Tigrinya, Urdu, and Vietnamese. If you require a translated video walkthrough, please click on this link to access these videos. Google doc translations can be found here.

Lost Items of Clothing

Please refer to our “Virtual Lost & Found” page (button top right home page) for items that are looking for a home.

Every Day Counts!

Posted April 12, 2024

Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 2:  We are continuing to share information to help families support their child’s attendance at school. Below are some tips you can try that involve the routines and the environment at home. Practice consistent bedtime and morning routines with ...

Tick Information

Posted April 11, 2024

TICK INFORMATION  A few of you have asked about Tick information to share with families who may be inquiring this time of year.   The memo below and links from Public Health may be helpful if you are looking for information.  Please feel free to share with your community ...

Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Posted April 5, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that ...

UGDSB April Newsletter

Posted April 3, 2024

April 2024 Communications Newsletter

Parent Presentation – Nurturing Your Child’s Emotional Well-Being

Posted March 22, 2024

All parents are welcome to attend this wonderful presentation hosted by Minto Clifford PS. Screenshot 2024 03 22 At 10.34.23 AM

Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted March 20, 2024

GUELPH, ON – At the March 19, 2024, Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, Upper Grand District School BoardTrustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report.”

The report will now be taken to the Board Meeting on April 9, 2024, for approval by Trustees, ...

Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topics:

Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence ...

Jr. Youth Day at the Grove

Posted March 4, 2024

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What’s happening at the Grove this March!

Posted March 4, 2024

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UGDSB introducing new grade 7/8 Mental Health Literacy Modules to support student mental health and well-being

Posted February 27, 2024

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board will be delivering modules to grade 7/8 students to enhance mental health literacy.   

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education introduced a series of modules to support the existing mental health literacy expectations within the grades ...

CPF Canadian Parents for French

Posted February 23, 2024

We are pleased to say that our PPS chapter of CPF (Canadian Parents for French) is FINALLY back and having our first in-person meeting post-Covid! We will be meeting on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 pm in ...

Revised School Calendar (Solar Eclipse)

Posted February 23, 2024

Please see the link here for the revised Elementary Cycle Day calendar to reflect the  PA day move to Monday, April 8th.   The changes impact cycle days from April 9th to April 19 ...

Report Cards

Updated February 20, 2024

Report cards are available for parents to view/download. If you run into any difficulties, please contact us at the school. We believe the issue with some SK reports has been resolved.

Provide your input on the 2024-25 School Year Calendars

Posted February 15, 2024

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking feedback on the proposed 2024-2025 school year calendars.

Each year, the UGDSB’s School Year Calendar Committee submits draft calendars for the upcoming school year to the Ministry. Once ...

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-2025 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

Join us in celebrating Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures this month!

Posted February 1, 2024

Black Heritage Month

Professional Activity Day Description – Jan. 26, 2024

Posted January 22, 2024

Elementary Staff will spend the full day on Assessment and Evaluation that includes report card preparation/reporting of student achievement and learning skills, to be communicated with parents/guardians.  

PA Day January 26

Posted January 22, 2024

There is a PA Day on Janaury 26, 2024 for UGDSB schools. January PA Day Description Poster For Elementary Schools

CMHAWW offering 2nd part to Understanding Human Trafficking webinar

Posted January 19, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board and several other community partners, is pleased to announce part two of the Understanding Human Trafficking series.

Parent Workshop Opportunity

Updated January 19, 2024

The board is offering an AHST (Anti Human Sex Trafficking) Workshop for parents. Please see the attached poster for information on signing up. AHST Poster Winter 2024
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