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

Strengths to Grow Research Study

Posted November 2, 2023

Parents and guardians of elementary school children are invited to participate in the Strengths to Grow research study. This brief study is entirely online and can be completed at any time. Participants will complete two 10-minute surveys and the 30-minute Strengths to Grow program which helps parents identify and develop their child’s unique strengths. Every participant ...

Please save the date: Scholastic Book Fair

Posted November 2, 2023

Scholastic Book Fair FAH Nov20 24

Attendance Support Week 4

Posted October 26, 2023

This week, let’s discuss some things to do if all the strategies you’ve tried so far to encourage regular attendance at school with your child haven’t worked.  Be consistent! Don't give up. And know that there are supports for parents if you need them. ...

Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (

Attendance Support Week 3

Updated October 17, 2023

This week our tips for supporting your child’s attendance at school focuses on ways to involve the school. See below for some strategies you could try.  Know that there are supports in your child's school.  Connect with them as soon as an issue starts. ...

Grade 1-8 language classes through Continuing Education

Posted October 12, 2023

HLP 2023-24 flyer.pdf Continuing Education is offering Saturday morning language classes from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to Grade 1-8 students.  Classes are available in the following languages: Dari, Hindu, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish or Tingrinya.  Classes will be held at Willow Rd. P.S. starting October 21st ...

Attendance Support Week 2

Posted October 11, 2023

We are continuing to share information to help families support their child’s attendance at school. Below are some tips you can try that involve the routines and the environment at home. Practice consistent bedtime and morning routines with your child.  ...

Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB students, staff and families who are connected to the region. These students and communities need our support, understanding, compassion, and care.   These events may cause a variety of reactions, emotions and responses among staff, students, and families. To support staff in responding to questions and/or engaging in dialogue with students, we are providing resources for schools to ensure safe, inclusive learning and working environments.

Attendance Support: Week 1

Posted October 6, 2023

Is your child struggling with attending school? We are here to help! Throughout the month of October il we will be sharing tips and strategies with parents/guardians to help encourage regular school attendance.   This week, we are going to focus on strategies around attitudes and ...

Student Attendance at School: Tips and Strategies for Families

Updated October 4, 2023

Student Attendance at School: Tips and Strategies for Families In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. We also recognize that ensuring consistent attendance at school relies on strong home/school relationships and consistent communication. Every day that a ...
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