News & Announcements

Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

All UGDSB schools are currently participating in remote learning, as directed by the provincial government. 

UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey for Parents/Guardians of Students in JK to Grade 5 

Posted January 5, 2021

UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey for Parents/Guardians of Students in JK to Grade 5 

Dear Parents/Guardians:   

Starting January 5, 2021, a Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents and guardians of new JK/SK students registering for September 2021, as well as ...

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#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

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UGCloud Login Trouble-Shooting

Posted January 4, 2021

If you are having difficulty logging onto UGCloud, please see the following link which may help: Logging into UGCloud If you continue to experience difficulty, please reach out to your classroom teacher who can confirm the login information and help troubleshoot.    

UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Posted January 4, 2021

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Posted January 1, 2021

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

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Alma PS Update and Tech Request

Posted December 28, 2020

Hello there everyone, I hope you are enjoying your holidays and getting out in the fresh air and snow we have been having! As you know, we will be pivoting to remote learning for the first week of January 2021.  In the Spring we had a few families in need of devices ...

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Information for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 28, 2020

As communicated last week, the provincial government has directed schools in Ontario to move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. All UGDSB elementary and secondary students will begin the new year working remotely, with the exception of DD classes (please see below for further details). UGDSB elementary schools will participate in remote ...

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Information about in-person learning for students in DD classes

Posted December 28, 2020

As you know, the message from the Minister of Education is that elementary and secondary school students province-wide will participate in remote learning from January 4-8 (elementary) and January 4-22 (secondary). In-person instruction will not be permitted during this period. However, school boards have been required to make provisions for in-person ...

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UGDSB schools to shift temporarily to remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 21, 2020

On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January 4, 2021. UGDSB elementary ...

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Important reminders for the holidays and January 2021 return to school

Posted December 16, 2020

Please see electronic copy of the following letter, with important links to information, below. Dear parent/guardian, Thank you for your ongoing efforts which have made the school re-opening process possible, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. The ...

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Reaching out for support

Posted December 1, 2020

December can be a difficult time for many of us and for many reasons. More than ever, now is the time reach out if you need support and to look out for friends and family who may need support. 

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Do not forget to check the following sources for important school updates and information

Posted December 1, 2020

School Communication Please remember to check the following sources for important school information: School Website School Twitter @AlmaPublic UGConnect App Bus Cancellations  https://stwdsts.ca/  Receiving Bus Notifications In ...

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December Newsletter

Posted December 1, 2020

It is hard to believe that December is here already!    Thank you to teachers, ECEs and families for participating in this year’s Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews.  While school-home communication is ongoing throughout the year, the November interviews were a great opportunity to connect with families, sharing how students are ...

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#UGUmbrella – Imagine what others may be going through, this December we look at Empathy

Posted November 30, 2020

The Umbrella Project, founded by Dr. Jen Forristal, features monthly themes, activities and curriculum links to support students and staff as they focus on wellness.

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December Celebrations Family Choice Board

Posted November 25, 2020

Dear families, This year, in lieu of a holiday production, we have opted for a  December Celebrations Family Choice Board!  You may decide to try out all the activities or just one or two . . . the choice is up to you!  ...

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Feedback welcome on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools

Posted November 25, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public feedback on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools. The deadline to provide feedback is January 19 at 4pm.

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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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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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Posted November 16, 2020

Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews: The window to sign-up for an interview begins November 19th and closes November 25th at noon. Please sign up for a parent-teacher meeting between these dates. Unless communicated differently directly from the classroom teacher, interview times are available either Thursday, November 26 from 3:45 - 7:15pm and November 27 ...

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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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