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.
Our first School Council meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th @ 6:30 p.m. For more information regarding our School Council and how to access the virtual meeting on September 30th, please click on the links below.
The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.
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.
A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
Please click on the link below for information regarding the first day / week of school.
Please click on the link below for the pickup and drop off locations for students.
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.
Registration Day is Tuesday, September 1st. Upon your arrival, please line-up outside the front doors of the school, being mindful of social distancing measures, noted with pylons. In the event you are the only person in-line, please call the school at 519-766-4555, to let us know you are waiting to register your child(ren). Please …
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.
The school board has posted information about the reopening models for UGDSB elementary and secondary schools. The overviews contain important information including model structure for conventional and remote learning, sample schedules, remote learning expectations and more.
Parents/guardians, join our mental health clinicians as they discuss different issues and strategies to support your child’s return to school success.
A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.
The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.
The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.
During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.
The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school.
A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.
The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.
Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.
In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.
The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.
As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.
As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it.
The school board is in the process of ensuring we have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and families. Please check your child’s UGCloud email account this week.
As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and then work to dismantle it. Please see the board website for a letter from the Chair and Director of Education.
Information from the province regarding expanded testing for COVID-19 in Ontario.
The Upper Grand District School Board has announced a range of Summer School programs and opportunities available to students in grades 6-12 this summer.
As you are aware, schools in the Province of Ontario are closed for the duration of this school year. As a result of the closure, we have created a structured plan for parents and/or students to retrieve personal belongings from the school. To maintain the social distancing measures mandated by the Government of Ontario, …
In light of the Ministry of Education’s announcement that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the UGDSB is putting plans in place for families and students to retrieve their personal items …
Parents/guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, following the announcement from the province that schools will not reopen this school year.
The province has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario schools will not reopen this school year. Distance learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
Upper Grand District School Board Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to parents/guardians providing updated information on synchronous learning in the UGDSB.
Parents and guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, sent April 28, 2020.
Parents/guardians are asked to please read a letter from the Director of Education regarding the extension of the school closures and information from the Ministry regarding final grades.
All publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.
To support families, the Upper Grand District School Board has put together some helpful tips for parents/guardians to set their child up for success.
In light of the provincial closure of schools and the transition to distance learning, the UGDSB has decided to postpone the April 24 PD Day to a later date.
The 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Special Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on April 14, 2020.
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 …
Due to the on-going school closures, we are asking that parents submit any outstanding Out of Area requests prior to the end of April.