News & Announcements

Transportation Information for the 2020-21 school year

If buses are cancelled in Divisions 1, 2, 3, or 4: Division 1 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 2 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 3 – elementary schools and secondary schools are closed to students. Division 4 – elementary schools and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students. Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations. 

Information on COVID-19 and school operations:

Important changes on bus cancellation days and inclement weather days in the UGDSB

Posted November 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, there are changes to bus cancellation and inclement weather days in the Upper Grand District School Board in the 2020-21 school year. 

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Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted November 19, 2020

Parent Teacher Interviews can be booked until November 22, 2020 online by following this link https://webapp.ugdsb.on.ca/pti/Account/Login

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health letter to the community

Posted November 18, 2020

Dr. Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has shared a letter with important information for the community regarding COVID-19. 

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Letter from the Director: Elementary school staffing and organization

Posted November 11, 2020

This letter is to provide all parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board with information on changes required in our elementary schools following the survey that allowed students to switch between in-person and remote learning. 

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UGUmbrella: The quality of being thankful – this November we celebrate Gratitude

Posted November 2, 2020

The theme for November is Gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It is an essential skill that helps us keep our focus on what we have, instead of what we do not have. This skill is especially important at a time when there are so many restrictions in ...

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Paid Noon Hour Supervisor Needed

Posted October 20, 2020

If you or anyone you know are interested in being a paid lunch hour supervisor please contact the principal at [email protected] for information.

Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Posted October 19, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

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Halloween Information

Posted October 19, 2020

Students are welcome to dress in orange and black, students may choose to wear their regular clothing, they may wear costumes but must adhere to the below information : (this will assist with distancing as often younger students require a significant amount of help) ‘Accessories’ are to stay home – ...

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Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

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Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

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UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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School Fundraising

Posted September 15, 2020

Please click this link regarding School Fundraising

Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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Food & Friends

Posted September 4, 2020

Food & Friends Information

Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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Welcome Back – Return to school procedures

Posted August 31, 2020

Welcome back Panthers!  Please take a moment to read the attached link so that you are prepared for the first day of 2020-2021. Welcome Back Return To School Procedures

IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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2020 Ponsonby Opening Poster

Posted August 26, 2020

2020 Ponsonby Opening Poster

Changing Pre-Registration Decision – Deadline Sunday Aug. 23 at 4pm

Posted August 19, 2020

In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.

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