News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

Parent Engagement Ontario has some excellent tips for parents.

Posted December 5, 2019

Visit their website at:  https://www.parentsengagedineducation.ca/

Dufferin Holiday Guide 2019

Posted November 21, 2019

The 2019 Dufferin Holiday Guide has been put together by County of Dufferin Children’s Services for distribution into the community. It provides information on free holiday events and a directory of helpful resources for families. https://www.dufferincounty.ca/events/dufferin-holiday-guide-2019

Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Kindergarten Registration 2020 Information Meetings

Posted November 19, 2019

See the link regarding some information meetings about Kindergarten Registration for 2020! JK Info Night Poster

Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Well-Being & Health Survey

Posted November 5, 2019

Please use this link to find out more information about the Well Being and Health Survey that each student from grades 4 - 8, as well as parents and teachers, will be asked to complete. If you have any further questions you will find contact information in the link. Please note ...

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Halloween Dance

Posted October 28, 2019

Just a reminder we are asking for a non-perishable food item for the food bank as your admission to the dance.   See link for more Halloween Dance information. Halloween Flyer

Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019. The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be ...

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Mental Health November

Posted October 22, 2019

Talking About Mental Health Nov 2019  

Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Save the Dates!

Posted October 1, 2019

Please mark your calendars for the following School Council Events.  More details for each event will be provided closer to the event: Halloween Dance:  Wednesday, October 30th - 6-8pm Toonie Store:  December 2nd to December 4th Family Festivus:  Tuesday, December 10th (with a snow date of either Dec 11th or 12th)   If you would ...

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Talking About Mental Health

Posted September 23, 2019

I hope that you had a wonderful summer and start to the new school year!  Even with the fun of summer and the excitement of the first day of school behind us, returning to school can be a stressful and exciting time for both students and their families.  Add to ...

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Creating a Culture of Privacy

Posted September 17, 2019

It is the responsibility of everyone to protect students’ personal and confidential information All parents, guardian, and visitors to the school are reminded that the privacy of all our students must be maintained at all times.  We are ultimately responsible for the safety and security of our students and the security ...

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School Council Pizza Lunches

Posted August 28, 2019

Welcome Back! Johnny's Pizza has increased the cost of a pizza this year, unfortunately to continue to see a profit we have had to increase the cost of a slice of pizza to $2.50, cookies remain at a $1.00. We are encouraging online orders only this year to help with our environmental ...

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What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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Board Decision on IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study in Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin

Posted June 27, 2019

Please read the letter from Jennifer Passy, Manager of Planning, on the Board decision on IB Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. Letter To Parents June 2019  
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