News & Announcements

ETFO Jan. 28 strike: All UGDSB elementary schools to close - UGDSB secondary schools will remain open

On Tuesday Jan. 28, all UGDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be closed to students due to the one-day ETFO strike, unless the strike is averted. Elementary schools will re-open to students on Jan. 29. All UGDSB SECONDARY schools will remain open to students on Jan. 28 and will operate as usual. Jan. 28 is an exam day in secondary schools; exams will continue as scheduled.

TRANSPORTATION: On Jan. 28, buses/student transportation for all UGDSB elementary students will be cancelled; transportation for UGDSB secondary students will run as normal.

COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE: Community Use of Schools and third-party operated child care centres remain open during this labour action. Some Before and/or After School Programs may be operating and each operator will communicate directly with families.​

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at

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  

Our New Track!!

Posted June 18, 2019

East Gary has had a ‘Track Makeover’. Thanks to Greenwood Construction and their generous donation of 3 truckloads full of stone dust we have been able to add years of use to our track. East Garafraxa is one of the few elementary schools in our Board that still has a running ...

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Staff Presentation of Orangeville/Dufferin Erin IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study Report

Posted June 7, 2019

Thank you to all who filled in the survey to express interest in an International Baccalaureate programme (IB) in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The survey results and other feasibility criteria such as enrolment levels, participation rates and financial implications of offering the IB programme have been considered in the report “Orangeville/Dufferin ...

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Drop In Pickleball

Posted June 3, 2019

See link for more information May 21 - September 10th 7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m Grand Valley Community Centre Pickle Ball


Posted April 30, 2019

Speeches   Special congratulations to Kolby and Alex who did us proud at the Lions Clubs International effective speaking contest.

Thank You!!

Posted April 18, 2019

Thank you to our East Gary community for giving generously to the cats. We raised over $400 and 50 cans of cat food!! East Gary Raiders are Awesome!

Thinking About Cats…..

Posted April 15, 2019

Our yearly “Cats Anonymous” fundraiser is being run this week. “Guess the Eggs” competition. Students can win $20 worth of Chocolate Eggs. $1.00 for 2 guesses.

Thursday is our “Disco” Dance – A – Thon. We will be collecting cash, cat food and cat items.
Please give generously to help the Cats!

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Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019. 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 ...

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Free Dental

Posted March 26, 2019

Free dental care for children and youth (17 and younger) If you can’t afford dental care, we have FREE services for your children at Public Health. We provide free basic dental care, including cleanings, x-rays, check-ups and treatment to children and youth. Our dental hygienists provide preventive services (e.g. cleanings) out of ...

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Diversity Data Survey

Posted February 11, 2019

This winter, the UGDSB is conducting a system-wide survey, to help the board understand the demographic makeup, diversity and ongoing needs of our student population. The sole purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the students and families in our communities, so that the board can ...

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Videotaping or Photography at Public Events Reminder

Posted February 7, 2019

We all love to take pictures of our children, especially during memorable events (e.g., plays, awards assemblies and sporting events). The Upper Grand District School Board allows videotaping and photography at UGDSB public events. We do ask, however, that you respect the privacy of others and ...

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