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

Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Updated January 4, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

Free Basket Raffle

Posted December 15, 2021

Free Basket Raffle Winners Congratulations to all of our winners! Please click on the link to see the winners. Call the school to arrange pick up. Special thanks to our School Council and all parents and families who donated so generously.

Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021 Dear parents and guardians, Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. We understand that there may be ...

Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break

Posted December 10, 2021

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board is distributing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every elementary and secondary student who chooses to participate. Kits will be distributed prior to the winter break.

Video Tour of our Free Basket Raffle

Posted December 9, 2021

Hi Everyone! Today was the viewing day at school for our free basket raffle.  Between now and next Wednesday, December 15th, students will have a chance to put their 10 tickets toward the baskets they would like to win.   They can put all their tickets in one basket or spread them ...

UGDSB Kindergarten Registration starts in January – here is what families need to know

Updated January 3, 2022

Kindergarten registration for the Upper Grand District School Board is fast approaching. Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2022 will take place between January 4-21, 2022.

Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 205 School Volunteers

Posted November 24, 2021

UGDSB policy currently under review, 205 – School Volunteers, has been further revised and released for public consultation. Please review the proposed changes and provide your feedback by January 14, 2022.

UGDSB looks ahead to Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Posted November 15, 2021

Schools of the UGDSB will be participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 22 to the 26th. Learn more about bullying and other resources.

School Council Meeting

Posted November 2, 2021

Please join us virtually for our school council meeting Tuesday November 9th at 6:30. Simply copy and paste this link into your web browser and click on screen to enable sound and video. Dial this phone number and input pin code to join us via telephone. Dial-in: (CA) +1 ...

Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education

Posted October 27, 2021

UGDSB Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education is currently under review and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until November 25, 2021.

UGDSB to host Centre Wellington Community Meeting

Posted October 20, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board, in partnership with our regional partners, invites Centre Wellington community members to the first in a series of community engagement meetings aimed at violence reduction and suicide prevention. The Centre Wellington community has experienced much loss and tragedy over the past decade, including recent events that have brought the issues of transphobia and homophobia to the forefront.

Terry Fox Day – A Success!

Posted September 29, 2021

We survived a little bit of rain and our classes participated in our Terry Fox Walk/Run last Friday.   Terry ran in far harsher conditions!   Thank you to our students for their efforts in the event.   Many of them wore stickers to indicate for whom they were running.   Our appreciation goes ...

Notice of Positive COVID-19 Case – no risk of exposure at school

Posted September 23, 2021

Hello, Please review the attached letter.    Notice To Families Of COVID Case Sept. 23  

More September News

Posted September 18, 2021

Please see the attached note for more news from September.  Elora September 2021 Newsletter

School Council Meeting – September 21, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Updated September 16, 2021

Parents!! School Council is an excellent opportunity for parents to become involved in school life.   It is an opportunity to discuss school programs, support the purchase of resources through fundraising, and be an advisory group for the administration and staff at the school.   Anyone can be involved.  ...
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