News & Announcements

Transportation Information for the 2020-21 school year

If buses are cancelled in Divisions 1, 2, 3, or 4: Division 1 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 2 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 3 – elementary schools and secondary schools are closed to students. Division 4 – elementary schools and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students. Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations. 

Information on COVID-19 and school operations:

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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Planning for Next School Year

Posted May 5, 2020

While many elements of school these days are far from what we are used to, some routines do carry on as normal.   Along with our day-to-day tasks associated with distance learning, we are making some preparations for the upcoming school year.  Parents sometimes would like to request a ...

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Special Message for May 4-8 – Hello Elora!!

Posted May 4, 2020

Hi Everyone, Well, I was brave and did another video for the start of this week......and I have a special guest! Check it out!       Special Message   Have a great week! Mr. McQueen...... and Mrs. Airdrie

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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A Monday Morning Message from Mr. McQueen

Posted April 27, 2020

Hello.  Please see the attached video.  I am not a great editor yet, so I had to put 2 videos together.  One will play right after the other.   Take care!  Mr. McQueen Monday Morning Message  

Who’s Wearing Which Socks??

Posted April 27, 2020

Hi Everyone! Check out this video put together by our CYC Danielle.   Thanks Danielle!  So fun! SOCKS!  

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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Update from the Learning Commons

Posted April 23, 2020

Hi Folks!   A message today from Mrs. Siegwart.... 50 Humanitarian groups have come together to create and publish the children's book, My Hero Is You to help children to understand and cope with the current global health pandemic.   If you are interested in ...

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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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Update from the Learning Commons

Posted April 16, 2020

A message from Mrs. Siegwart about the Learning Commons:   We know many library books are safe at home with our students. Please enjoy the books during this time. When you are done with a book, a friendly reminder to put it in a safe place ...

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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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Local Supports

Posted April 13, 2020

This is a difficult time for many. We have a number of supports available in our community. Please click on the supports link below Local Supports    
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