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

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023. Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity ...

School Council Pizza Night

Posted September 18, 2023

The FA Hamilton School Council is pleased to invite all families to our Pizza Night from 5-6pm (before the Open House) on Thursday, September 21. This is a School Council sponsored event and school staff will not be supervising. Pre-order your pizza online via SchoolCashOnline - the deadline is today (Monday, ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

As a united UGDSB community, we are unwavering in our commitment to identifying and dismantling all forms of racism and oppression. Our dedication also extends to specifically addressing Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community. Considering this, we appeal for empathy and support for those impacted.

Report Identity-Based Harm and/or Bullying

Updated August 30, 2023

We take all incidents of bullying seriously. If your child(ren) is the victim of bullying and/or identity-based harm, please encourage them to speak with someone at school or use the board’s online reporting tool. The Report Identity-Based Harm and/or Bullying tool gives students and parents 24/7 access for ...

Parking Bylaw Information from the City of Guelph

Updated August 30, 2023

Welcome back to school! City of Guelph Bylaw Officers continue to see challenges around some schools. We would like to remind all new and returning parents on the rules about parking to make the back-to-school experience safe and easy for everyone. If you need to drive, one way to ensure that your children ...

Video Surveillance Annual Reminder

Posted September 1, 2023

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. ...

UGDSB September Communications Newsletter

Updated August 31, 2023

In this month's issue we have information about: Important information to start the new school year UGDSB Pathways, a new website to support students transitioning through the grades Tips for creating having a healthy back to ...

Welcome to a new school year!

Updated September 1, 2023

Bienvenue à une nouvelle année scolaire!  Welcome to a new school year! We hope that you enjoyed the lovely weather this summer and we look forward to connecting with returning students and families and meeting new students and families on Tuesday, September 5th as we launch the 2023-2024 school ...

Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information. In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 25, 2023

Date: September 18, 2023 Length: Full Day Topic 1: AM – Literacy Entity Hosting: School board Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators Description: Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. to ensure educators are prepared to support their students in a manner consistent with the recommendations in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to ...
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