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

Welcome to the ERLP

The Elementary Remote Learning Program (ERLP) is a joint education agreement between Avon Maitland School Board, Grand Erie District School Board, and Upper Grand District School Board to provide remote learning for Grade 1 to Grade 8 students.

Students are placed in a dedicated remote classroom, with a dedicated remote learning teacher. The ERLP does not use a hybrid learning model for remote learning.

Synchronous Learning

  • School day begins at 9:00am and ends at 2:40pm (with a 40 minute break in the middle of the day)
  • 300 minute daily schedule set by teacher
  • Live instruction using Google Meets
  • Use of Google Classroom online learning environment
  • Daily attendance

UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change) Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change) ...

Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements ...

Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements ...

ERLP Spirit Wear Available

Posted April 18, 2024

Items featuring our student designed (and program chosen) new logo/mascot are now available. Please see the attached posted for instructions on ordering. Please note that the window to order something is Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 26. If you have questions, you can reach out directly to the company ...

Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Updated April 22, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that ...

Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted March 20, 2024

GUELPH, ON – At the March 19, 2024, Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, Upper Grand District School BoardTrustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report.”

The report will now be taken to the Board Meeting on April 9, 2024, for approval by Trustees, ...

Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topics:

Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence ...

Grade 2 student writes book about helping the environment

Posted February 20, 2024

Grade 2 student writes book about helping the environment February 20, 2024  GUELPH, ON – A second grade student at the Elementary Remote Learning Program named Jacob is making a positive impact within his school and local community through his writing and commitment to environmental conservation.   ...

Provide your input on the 2024-25 School Year Calendars

Posted February 15, 2024

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking feedback on the proposed 2024-2025 school year calendars.

Each year, the UGDSB’s School Year Calendar Committee submits draft calendars for the upcoming school year to the Ministry. Once ...

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-2025 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

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