News & Announcements

Heat Advisory

Hot and humid conditions are expected.  Hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Access health and safety resources on the UGDSB website

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

Video Surveillance

Victoria Terrace Public School is monitored by 24 hour video surveillance. Security cameras are in operation for the safety of the students, staff and the school community and for the protection of the Upper Grand District School Board property. Information is collected under the authority of the Education Act in compliance with the MFIPPA. For additional information please contact the Principal (519-843-2720) of the school or contact the F.O.I. Co-ordinator at the Upper Grand District School Board office at 519-822-4420.

Celebrating Pride Month in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted May 31, 2024

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and UGDSB Community,

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board is kicking off Pride Month. As we approach this important time, it’s essential that we come together to ensure our schools are supportive, inclusive spaces for all students.


Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Posted May 27, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians Date: June 7, 2024 Length: Full Day Topic AM: Curriculum Topic PM: Report Card Writing Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Description:  Elementary Staff will spend half the day focused on various math and literacy topics and strategies. The second half of the day will be dedicated to report card writing, as per the employee group collective agreements. Elementary ...

UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change) Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change) ...

Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements ...

Ticks – A Warm Weather Problem

Posted April 11, 2024

TICK INFORMATION It's barely spring! Yet here we are, talking about creepy crawly ticks. The geographic region that is now home to ticks has grown in the past few years. Sadly, that region now includes Centre Wellington.  The memo below and links from Public Health may be helpful if ...

Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 2: 

Posted April 11, 2024

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 your child.  ...

Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 1:

Posted April 11, 2024

Is your child struggling with attending school? We are here to help! Throughout the month of April we will be sharing tips and strategies with parents/guardians to help encourage regular school attendance - because Every Day Counts! This week, we are going to focus on strategies around attitudes and beliefs - ...

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

Updated April 22, 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 ...

No Need to Debate, Go to School. Don’t Be Late!

Posted March 20, 2024

Chronic late attendance can have severe consequences on student wellbeing and achievement. When students regularly are late coming to school, they often miss out on the same class every day. Most teachers have set weekly schedules and usually it is the core subjects that are missed - math and language. ...

UGDSB Thoughts About Student Attendance

Posted March 20, 2024

ATTENDANCE Did You Know? Every day that a student is absent from school is a lost opportunity for that child or adolescent to learn, build social skills, and receive the benefits associated with the sense of community found within our schools. Chronic or prolonged absenteeism can also result in ...
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