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 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 2024-25 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.

Sweater Day

Posted January 31, 2024

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, École Fred A. Hamilton is joining National Sweater Day. Since 2010, more than a million Canadians have participated in this event, integrating it into their schools, workplaces, and homes. This day is dedicated to increasing awareness about climate change and encouraging changes in energy consumption ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Jan. 26, 2024

Posted January 22, 2024

Elementary Staff will spend the full day on Assessment and Evaluation that includes report card preparation/reporting of student achievement and learning skills, to be communicated with parents/guardians.  

CMHAWW offering 2nd part to Understanding Human Trafficking Webinar

Posted January 19, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board and several other community partners, is pleased to announce part two of the Understanding Human Trafficking series.

Is Conflict the Same as Bullying?

Updated August 30, 2023

People may sometimes confuse conflict with bullying, although they are different. Conflict occurs when two or more people have a disagreement, a difference of opinion or different views. Conflict between students does not always mean it is bullying. Children Page 3 of 3 learn at a young age to understand ...

January Issue of UGDSB Together

Updated December 22, 2023

In this month’s issue we have information about: Kindergarten registration for the 2024-25 school year Course selection for students starting high school next year Policy feedback opportunities And more! Please click on the link ...

December Issue of UGDSB Together

Posted December 5, 2023

In this month’s issue we have information about: Where to get updates on inclement weather Information for families about students transitioning to high school Policy feedback opportunities And more! Please click on the link ...

Kindergarten Registration: January 9 to 26, 2024

Updated January 5, 2024

Kindergarten Registration Flyer

Kindergarten Registration is fast approaching – Here’s what you need to know

Posted December 4, 2023

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 9, 2024. The French Immersion on-time application window for registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open from January 9 to January 26 at 4:00 pm.

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