News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

Holiday Spirit Days (Mon. Dec 16-20)

Posted December 5, 2019

Holiday Spirit Days

Dec. 16- Holiday Hat Day Dec. 17- Green/ Red Day or Holiday Sweater Day Dec. 18- Holiday Sock/ Slipper Day Dec. 19- Hockey Jersey Day Dec. 20- PJ Day

Talking About Mental Health December 2018 – GIVE THE GIFT OF RESILIENCY

Posted December 4, 2019

As we head through December and towards the holidays, it is important to be aware that this can be a very exciting time of year, but for some it is also a difficult time of year. REMEMBER: eat well get good sleep don’t over schedule stay connected to family and friends ...

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Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are 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. 

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019. The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Rain Date for Cross Country Meet

Posted October 1, 2019

The cross country meet has been postponed until October 9th, the scheduled rain date. It is expected there will be significant rainfall on October 2nd. We look forward to better weather next week and a great day for all of our young athletes.

October 2nd is International Walk to School Day!

Posted September 24, 2019

Environmental Newsletter Insert Oct 2019

Talking About Mental Health

Posted September 24, 2019

Talking About Mental Health October 2019

What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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Board Decision on IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study in Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin

Posted June 27, 2019

Please read the letter from Jennifer Passy, Manager of Planning, on the Board decision on IB Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. Letter To Parents June 2019  

Staff Presentation of Orangeville/Dufferin Erin IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study Report

Posted June 7, 2019

Thank you to all who filled in the survey to express interest in an International Baccalaureate programme (IB) in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The survey results and other feasibility criteria such as enrolment levels, participation rates and financial implications of offering the IB programme have been considered in the report “Orangeville/Dufferin ...

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DATE CHANGE: Special Olympics Track & Field Meet moved to Wednesday May 15

Posted May 12, 2019

Due to rain in the forecast, the Special Olympics Track & Field Meet has been postponed to Wednesday May 15, 2019.

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IB Survey Response Deadline – April 12th

Posted April 10, 2019

If you have not yet responded to the International Baccalaureate survey, the deadline is this Friday, April 12th. The survey is being conducted by the UGDSB to confirm interest in and the feasibility of establishing an IB Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. www.ugdsb.ca/IBsurvey

A Survey to Confirm Interest in and the Feasibility of Establishing an IB Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin

Posted April 1, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a survey to confirm interest in and the feasibility of establishing an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The IBDP is respected by leading universities across the globe. IB offers an education focused on teaching students to think critically and independently, ...

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Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019. 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 ...

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IB Survey

Posted March 27, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a survey to confirm interest in and the feasibility of establishing an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The survey is available online from March 28 – April 12, 2019 at www.ugdsb.ca/IBsurvey.  Survey results will be included in a report ...

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Students, staff and parents – please take our voluntary Diversity Data Survey

Posted March 22, 2019

From March 22 to April 18, 2019, the Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a system-wide survey, to help the board understand the demographic makeup, diversity and ongoing needs of our student population.

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Staff Presentation of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted June 8, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) will be presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on June 12, 2018. Pin The meeting starts at 7 pm in the boardroom at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph. The final ...

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Long Term Accommodation Plan Final Report (Draft) – Public Meetings

Posted April 11, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) is going to be presented at 5 regional public meetings throughout the month of May. The draft report includes a list of proposed short (1-5 yrs.) and long (6-10 yrs.) accommodation priorities. The report does not include any recommended changes to school ...

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Release of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft)

Posted April 6, 2018

Pin Board staff is presenting the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) and Phase 2 Public Engagement Plan at the Board’s Business Operations Committee meeting on April 10, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Guelph Board Office located at 500 ...

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) – Update

Posted March 5, 2018

PinThe first phase of public engagement for the UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is complete.  Thank you to all who attended a workshop or provided input online. Your feedback will be shared in a report to trustees on March 20, 2018. One of ...

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New App to enhance School to Home Communication

Posted September 26, 2017

Exciting News!  The Upper Grand District School Board has now launched an APP for parents to receive school information through an APP.  Please see the links below for instructions on how to download this amazing APP on your Iphone or android phone! Upper Grand Mobile App for your Smartphone - ...

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