News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Student Illness

The current COVID symptom list includes the following:

  • Fever (= or > 37.8) and/or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell

If a child has any of the symptoms listed above, they need to stay home, as do any siblings that are not fully vaccinated. They must stay at home until the child with symptoms gets a negative COVID-19 test result, is cleared by public health, or is diagnosed with another illness.

If a child becomes symptomatic at school, the child and siblings will be sent home.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but we simply cannot deviate from these directives from public health.

Thanks for your continued support.

Rain Club!

Posted September 28, 2021

On rainy days we have indoor recess.  This year, we want to offer something new for any interested students. This year, any of our students who come dressed to go out in the rain, and who want to go outside for recess, will be allowed to go outside as part of ...

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Picture Day – October 5, 2021

Posted September 24, 2021

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Posted September 24, 2021

Immigrant Services is inviting you to join Zoom session on upcoming Information Session 'Connecting to Your School-Upper Grand District School Board. SWIS is running a session on 'Connecting to Your School-UGDSB’. If you are interested to know more on how to connect with your child’s school , please join us ...

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UGDSB Ventilation Report

Posted September 2, 2021

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year. The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government ...

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School Supplies

Posted August 11, 2021

Hello Families, We hope you are having a relaxing summer with family and friends.  We are looking forward to seeing our students on the first day of school - September 7th!  The Ministry of Education have released their new COVID guidelines for schools this year.  As many of you know, this ...

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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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Report Cards – Ready For Downloading

Posted June 23, 2021

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 ...

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Important Updates

Posted June 16, 2021

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 ...

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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

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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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