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Welcome back! Here’s how you can prepare for the return to school

August 30, 2021

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board is so excited to welcome students and staff back this September, whether it is in-person or through remote learning. We’re also looking forward to meeting those students who are new to our school board.

As we prepare to welcome you back, know that the UGDSB is committed to keeping students and staff safe by following the latest safety protocols from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the Ministry of Education.

Like last year, this school year will look a little bit different. Families can find all re-opening information in the 2021-22 School Operations: Student and Family Guide. This guide provides information about in-person and remote learning, safety protocols that will be in place, ventilation, school day operations, transportation and more. This guide can be found on the board website.

As a reminder to students and parents/guardians, the UGDSB has many resources available to help families throughout the school year.

Resources include:

Stay connected this school year

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to stay connected this school year as we share the latest board news.

Families can stay connected and learn the latest UGDSB news by checking the board website –, and by checking school websites.

Parents/guardians and students can also download the UGConnect app which is available for Android and iPhone.

Along with following the UGDSB on social media, parents/guardians are encouraged to read the monthly UGDSB Together newsletter which comes out at the end of each month and will be shared on the board website and through social media.

Official UGDSB social media accounts include:

We cannot wait to welcome you to the classroom in September! If we all work together this year, we can have a great school year. What are you most looking forward to this school year? Let us know on Twitter by using #UGBackToSchool

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