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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

From the Principal’s Desk – October 10, 2023

Updated October 9, 2023

Hello Arbour Vista families, We hope you all had a wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving weekend. We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of this incredible community, and we hope you enjoyed quality time with family and friends. As the weather changes we have a number of students who are taking ...

Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB students, staff and families who are connected to the region. These students and communities need our support, understanding, compassion, and care.   These events may cause a variety of reactions, emotions and responses among staff, students, and families. To support staff in responding to questions and/or engaging in dialogue with students, we are providing resources for schools to ensure safe, inclusive learning and working environments.


Posted October 9, 2023

If you child is in grades 1-8 and interested in some languages classes on Saturday mornings 10 am – 12 pm in the following languages: Dari, Hindu, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish or Tingrinya please see the link below.  Classes will be held at Willow Rd. PS starting ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Oct. 27, 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Date: October 27, 2023 Length: Full Day Topic 1: AM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules Description: Staff will spend the morning completing mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Training on the board’s Online Learning Platform. This is self-directed learning made of online modules for staff to work through independently. Topic 2: PM – Progress ...

Information about the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026

Posted October 3, 2023

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026. This framework looks at the Foundations and Guiding Principles and establishes key Priority Areas.   The Principles and Foundations guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of the ...

From the Principal’s Desk – October 2, 2023

Updated September 29, 2023

Hello Arbour Vista families, Thank you to those of you who were able to join us at our Open House last Thursday evening. It was wonderful to see so many parents, guardians and community members come together to support our students, allowing them to showcase their accomplishments ...

From the Principal’s Desk – September 25, 2023

Posted September 25, 2023

Hello Arbour Vista families, I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. It gives me immense pleasure to share the outstanding success of our recent Terry Fox Run.  I am proud to announce that, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our ...

School Cash Online

Posted September 18, 2023

Please see the link below for instructions on School Cash Online. School Cash Register For School Purchaes

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023. Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity ...

From the Principal’s Desk – September 18, 2023

Posted September 18, 2023

Good morning, Arbour Vista families! We hope that this message finds you well and that our students are enthusiastic about their start to the new school year. As I visit classrooms I see students hard at work, engaged and eager to share their learning. I’m getting to know students and the ...
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