News & Announcements

IMPORTANT UPDATES

INCLEMENT WEATHER: A reminder that, as with every winter, inclement weather conditions may result in bus cancellations and/or school closures. Decisions on buses and school operations due to inclement weather are made as soon as key information is available and no later than 6:30am the morning of. To check the status of school buses each morning visit www.stwdsts.ca, and to check the status of school closures visit www.ugdsb.ca.

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

 

PPS Food Drive Dec.5th-Dec.9th

Posted November 30, 2022

Palmerston Public School will be hosting a Food Drive on the week of December 5th. All donations will be going to the Palmerston Food Bank. If you are able to donate, the following are items that are the most sought-after items:

Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews) ...

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Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schools

Posted November 18, 2022

With winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days. Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures due to inclement weather, and more. LINK: UGDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES **A reminder ...

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Parent – Teacher Interviews: Online Booking System

Posted November 18, 2022

Book an Interview You will need your child's OEN to book an interview. The OEN is listed on the front page of your child's Progress Report/Communication of Learning. The online system closes November 23rd at 11:00 pm. If you are having difficulties, please contact your child's teacher.

Progress Reports Ready For Downloading

Posted November 16, 2022

Go to the UGDSB website https://www.ugdsb.ca/ Under the Parent tab, select Report Cards. Select our school. Please call the office if you need support.  

Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supports

Posted November 9, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support and resources were made possible through funding provided by the Ontario ...

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Grad Wear (Grade 8’s Only) & Spirit Wear (All Grades)

Posted October 19, 2022

We have school clothing available for purchase at the following site: https://schooltee.com The site works in Chrome and Firefox only. Our Access Code is: PSTO.PAL The deadline for orders is November 16th. If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Parents/Guardians invited to free webinar: Post-pandemic Mental Health

Posted October 17, 2022

Parents/guardians are invited to join a free webinar in November on post-pandemic mental health. Join Kevin Cameron as he shares information and strategies relating to post-pandemic mental health for adults and children. A survey by CMHA Ontario showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Ontarians say their mental health has worsened ...

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Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB website

Posted October 14, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year. The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at www.ugdsb.ca/ventilationreport. To access a specific school report: Download the full report (Microsoft Excel document) ...

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Parents/Guardians: The next North Wellington Hub meeting is November 3, 2022

Posted September 22, 2022

Parents/caregivers with child/ren attending an Upper Grand District School Board school located in North Wellington are invited to join the North Wellington Hub. The next Hub meeting is November 3, 2022, at 7pm.

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Help the UGDSB make positive change – Complete the Student Census today!

Posted September 19, 2022

Everyone counts. Complete the Student Census today! The “UGDSB Counts Student Census” launches today for all Upper Grand District School Board students in grades Kindergarten-12. Participation in the Student Census will help the UGDSB make systemic changes that will create more equitable outcomes for all students. The census is a confidential, voluntary survey ...

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Wellness Works: Welcome Back!

Posted September 15, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is continuing with the Wellness Works monthly themes across all grades in the 2022-2023 school year.  For September we are once again bringing our collective focus to the theme of:  WELCOME, CONNECTION and BELONGING. 

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New School and Child Care Screening Tool is available online

Posted September 1, 2022

The Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health have provided a new “School and Child Care” screening tool. It is recommended that students/children and visitors continue to self-screen for illness every day before attending school or child care using this updated Screening Tool.

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Back to School! Information for students and families

Posted August 29, 2022

It’s back to school season! We are excited to welcome and welcome back all students and families to the Upper Grand. To help make the transition back to school smoother for our students and families, we are sharing a website with information about back to school.

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Register your child for school on August 30

Posted August 23, 2022

On August 30, 2022 from 1 PM to 4 PM, registration will open online for parents and guardians to register their child to their home elementary school.

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Run to be a school board trustee!

Posted July 25, 2022

As the next municipal elections approach on October 24, 2022, the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking nominations for school board trustees for the 2022-2023 school year. School Board Trustees have a big impact on shaping the education system for Upper Grand students. The UGDSB is looking for individuals who can ‘re-engage, re-fresh, and re-imagine’ the best education system for the students in our community.

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The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved

Posted May 25, 2022

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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North Wellington Parent Hub Reminder

Posted March 23, 2022

This message is a reminder that parents/caregivers with child/ren attending an Upper Grand District School Board school located in North Wellington are invited to join the North Wellington Hub. The Hub is an opportunity for parents/caregivers in North Wellington to meet on a regular basis to discuss topics related to their ...

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Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences 

Posted January 24, 2022

The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.

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Occupational Therapists in our School

Posted January 18, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, During this school year, an occupational therapist (OT) from KidsAbility Children Treatment Center will be working with students and teachers in our school. OTs are health professionals who focus on function and participation.  They work with the school team to support students by promoting functional skills such as printing, cutting ...

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