News & Announcements

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all UGDSB schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. Please click the links below for information on COVID-19 and distance learning. 

Student Registration

We continue to accept school registrations during the COVID-19 school closures.

To register your child, please complete this registration form and email it to the school you are registering for. Parents/guardians are asked to bring in their documentation, outlined above, once schools reopen.  Email your registration form to [email protected]

Message For Parents – Picking Up Student Belongings Information

Posted May 27, 2020

Now that an announcement has been made stating that Ontario schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the Provincial Government has permitted schools to return personal belongings to students.  The UGDSB, along with Public Health, have provided an outline of how items can be returned ...

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Update on retrieving student belongings in schools

Posted May 20, 2020

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 ...

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Letter from the Minister of Education (May 19, 2020)

Posted May 19, 2020

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.

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All schools to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year

Posted May 19, 2020

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.

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Letter from the Director of Education: Synchronous Learning (May 15, 2020)

Posted May 15, 2020

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.

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A Message From Staff

Posted May 11, 2020

As we continue to be participating in Distance Learning,  the staff at DHPS want to let you know that we are still here for you if you need us! Please reach out for support when you need it.   From us to you...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmhoYaV13LQ&feature=youtu.be Be kind to each other and take care!

Update regarding students’ belongings in schools

Posted May 1, 2020

Please note that in order to adhere to the provincial school closures order and Public Health protocols around physical distancing, access to our schools is restricted.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (April 28, 2020)

Posted April 28, 2020

Parents and guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, sent April 28, 2020.

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Letter from the Director of Education (April 27, 2020)

Posted April 27, 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. 

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Schools to remain closed until at least May 31, 2020

Posted April 26, 2020

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.

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Learning at Home: Setting students up for success

Posted April 24, 2020

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.

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April 24 PD Day is postponed

Posted April 20, 2020

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.

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UGDSB launches parent website for supporting students with special education needs

Posted April 17, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a website for parents/guardians with resources and information to support students with special education needs. 

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Board Approves 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted April 17, 2020

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 ...

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Pizza / Milk / Hot Lunch Refunds

Posted April 15, 2020

The school office, along with the Hot Lunch organizer, has decided that we will be issuing refunds for the following:  Hot Lunch Make Up Days (for January 28th, February 4th and February 11th, which were to occur after March break) Hot Lunch ...

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Update on Out of Area applications

Posted April 14, 2020

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.

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Distance learning tech support for parents and students

Posted April 9, 2020

To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students. 

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Letter to elementary students and parents: Learning at Home (April 6, 2020)

Posted April 6, 2020

Please read the attached letter for further information regarding Learning at Home, including important information about resources for students with special education needs, access to technology and printed materials and more.

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Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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