News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

From the Guelph Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.

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October Wellness Works: Umbrella Project and growing!

Posted September 27, 2021

October Wellness Works: Umbrella Project and growing!

Welcome back! We are happy to welcome all of our students, families, and caregivers back to the UGDSB. We are continuing to provide monthly wellness themes to our students and families to support mentally healthy and safe classrooms and environments. We know ...

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Environmental Activities to help celebrate our planet

Posted September 27, 2021

Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 6th 2021! In October we celebrate “active travel” by encouraging students to walk or bike between home and school, or to actively travel as much as they can in their local environments. “In the ParticipACTION Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, the ...

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Video Surveillance

Posted September 16, 2021

This is a reminder that École Fred A. Hamilton, similar to all schools in the UGDSB, is outfitted with video surveillance cameras, both inside and outside the building. The purpose of the video surveillance cameras is to ensure student/staff safety, and to help reduce vandalism at UGDSB schools. School administration ...

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FAH School Reorganization

Posted September 15, 2021

FAH School Reorganization 2021

How to Report Bullying

Posted September 10, 2021

We take all incidents of bullying seriously. If your child is the victim of bullying or sees bullying behavior at school, please encourage them to speak with someone at school or use the board’s online reporting tool. Report Bullying gives students and parents 24/7 access for reporting bullying. You don’t have ...

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UGDSB Schools and Sites are Smoke and Vape-Free Environments

Posted September 8, 2021

Smoke and Vape-Free Environment The Upper Grand DSB provides a smoke and vape-free environment for its students, staff and others while on Board property, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Board policy 208.  This policy refers to all forms of tobacco, and any processed form of tobacco that may ...

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School Organizations

Posted September 7, 2021

School Organizations

Fred A. Hamilton Revised Return to School Plan

Posted September 3, 2021

2021 2022 Return To School FAH For Students And Families

Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 20, 2021

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance 

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 ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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UGDSB Summer Mental Health Support Line

Posted June 18, 2021

Summer Mental Health Support Line

If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, you or your youth can call and leave a voice mail at 519-822-420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voice mails will be checked regularly from ...

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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Retrieval of Student Belongings

Posted June 10, 2021

As you are aware, schools in the Province of Ontario are closed for the duration of this school year. As a result of the closure, we have created a structured plan for parents and/or students to retrieve their remaining belongings from the school.  School staff will pack up any remaining ...

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