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Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

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UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan

Posted May 11, 2023

At the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”.

The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections.  The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District School Board’s Vision and …

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UGDSB seeking public input on board policies

Posted April 26, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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UPDATED: Information for families regarding reported online threats to Guelph school communities

Posted March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023

We would like to provide you with an update regarding the general online threats that were reported last night. Guelph Police began investigating this immediately. 

On Thursday morning, Guelph Police reported that they believe there is no immediate threat. Police said that …

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Information for families regarding reported online threats to Guelph school communities

Posted March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023

We wanted to provide you with information regarding general online threats being made against schools Wednesday night. These reported threats follow similar threats made online to various schools in the GTA earlier this month. 

Multiple school boards are aware of these threats and …

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Parents/guardians invited to PIC Spring Event: Building Engaging School Councils

Posted March 10, 2023

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) parents/guardians are invited to a great free event happening in April.

The UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) presents “Building Engaging School Councils.”

Whether you’re currently part of a school council or are looking to become involved, this event is an opportunity open to all parents/guardians to discuss, learn and share …

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Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 315 – Privacy Protection and Information Access

Posted March 1, 2023

You are invited to review the policy draft and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is April 14, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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February Newsletter

Posted February 1, 2023

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Dolly’s Books for Brant

Posted January 20, 2023

Dolly Poster Imagination Library Guelph

The Guelph Imagination Library is an amazing free book program through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library where free books are mailed directly to children from birth to 5 years old.The Rotary Club of Guelph has raised enough funds for …

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Registration for the 2023-2024 UGDSB Remote Program

Posted January 12, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to continuing to offer the Erin Public School Remote Program for the 2023-2024 school year. This program is an option for elementary students only. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances. The decision families make about remote learning vs. in-person learning for 2023-2024 will be for the entire school year, as movement between learning modes during the school year can cause disruptions for students, families, and classrooms.

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January Newsletter

Posted January 6, 2023

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Kindergarten Yard Mud Kitchens

Posted December 5, 2022

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December Newsletter

Posted December 1, 2022

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Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schools

Posted November 18, 2022

With winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days.

Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures due to inclement weather, and more.

LINK: UGDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

**A reminder to please follow our …

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Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supports

Posted November 9, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support and resources were made possible through funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

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November Newsletter

Posted October 31, 2022

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Parents/Guardians invited to free webinar: Post-pandemic Mental Health

Posted October 17, 2022

Parents/guardians are invited to join a free webinar in November on post-pandemic mental health.

Join Kevin Cameron as he shares information and strategies relating to post-pandemic mental health for adults and children.

A survey by CMHA Ontario showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Ontarians say their mental health has worsened over the past two …

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Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB website

Posted October 14, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year.

The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at www.ugdsb.ca/ventilationreport.

To access a specific school report:

Download the full report (Microsoft Excel document)
Click on the tab …

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October Newsletter

Posted October 4, 2022

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Help the UGDSB make positive change – Complete the Student Census today!

Posted September 19, 2022

Everyone counts. Complete the Student Census today!

The “UGDSB Counts Student Census” launches today for all Upper Grand District School Board students in grades Kindergarten-12.

Participation in the Student Census will help the UGDSB make systemic changes that will create more equitable outcomes for all students.

The census is a confidential, voluntary survey for all students (K-12) …

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