News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB students, staff and families who are connected to the region. These students and communities need our support, understanding, compassion, and care.   These events may cause a variety of reactions, emotions and responses among staff, students, and families. To support staff in responding to questions and/or engaging in dialogue with students, we are providing resources for schools to ensure safe, inclusive learning and working environments.

Professional Activity Day Description – Oct. 27, 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Date: October 27, 2023 Length: Full Day Topic 1: AM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules Description: Staff will spend the morning completing mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Training on the board’s Online Learning Platform. This is self-directed learning made of online modules for staff to work through independently. Topic 2: PM – Progress ...

Video Surveillance

Posted October 3, 2023

It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to support the use of video surveillance cameras. Video surveillance can promote a secure environment while upholding the essential and legislated rights of privacy of individuals. Video surveillance is only one means by which the board will ensure a ...

Information about the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026

Posted October 3, 2023

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026. This framework looks at the Foundations and Guiding Principles and establishes key Priority Areas.   The Principles and Foundations guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of the ...

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023. Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

As a united UGDSB community, we are unwavering in our commitment to identifying and dismantling all forms of racism and oppression. Our dedication also extends to specifically addressing Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community. Considering this, we appeal for empathy and support for those impacted.

2023 – 2024 School Council Dates

Posted September 6, 2023

September 12, 2023  - 6:30 - 7:30 November 14, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:30 February 13, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:30 April 9, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:30 May 14, 2023 - 6:30 - 7:30

Important Beginning of the Year Information for September 2023

Updated August 31, 2023

*Please Return to School these Items: (They will be brought home by your child on their first day of school.) Student Information Forms (Please update and return) (Light Purple)  Student Personal Information Consent to share.  Form (Yellow) Student Consent for Walking Trip (Blue) Also it is important that you read the ...

Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information. In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a ...

Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools.  Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register.  

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 2023

Date: September 18, 2023

Length: Full Day

Topic 1: AM – Literacy

Entity Hosting: School board

Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators

Description: Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. ...

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Updated August 28, 2023

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.  The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.  

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Updated August 28, 2023

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.  The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.  

End of Year Letter

Posted July 4, 2023

June 30, 2023 As the 2022-2023 school year comes to a close we would like to take this time to celebrate Elora PS. This year has been filled with lots of learning, many exciting events and many changes. We would like ...

School Supplies

Updated September 2, 2023

School Supplies! Hello Elora Families! As we head into summer we have had some questions about school supplies.   While there will be specific information coming home during the first week of school, in September, regarding what is needed, here is a general list below for those who might be doing ...

June 2023 policy updates in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted June 14, 2023

At the June 13, 2023, UGDSB Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

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