News & Announcements
Community Use of Schools Update
March 22, 2023: Please note that the Community Use of Schools’ booking system has mistakenly cancelled all public use elementary school gym bookings from March 22-29. The March 22 bookings will be restored by Wednesday afternoon, and all other bookings should be restored by Thursday afternoon.
Parents/guardians invited to PIC Spring Event: Building Engaging School CouncilsUpper 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 ...
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Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 315 – Privacy Protection and Information Access
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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January 25- Hot Dog DayJanuary 26- Pizza Day and Skating January 27- PA Day January 30- Skating February 1- Hamburger Day February 2- Pizza Day and Skating February 6- Skating February 8- Pulled pork on a bun day February 9- Soup/Salad Day and Skating February 14- Skating February 15- Grilled Cheese Day and Report Cards Go home ...
Registration for the 2023-2024 UGDSB Remote Program
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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The UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey goes live January 10, 2023
Guelph, ON — Our Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents/guardians starting on January 10, 2023.
The survey is intended to gather information about the number of children who need before and/or after school care for September 2023 at schools that do not currently offer a BASP....
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Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schoolsWith 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 ...
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Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supportsThe 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 ...
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Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB websiteThe 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) ...
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The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved
The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. 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 Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.
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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy
This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.
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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.
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