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

Dogs on School Property

Updated October 2, 2023

When dropping off or picking up students, dogs must be on a leash and kept on the  sidewalk off school property. This is the expectation for all Upper Grand District School Board parents/families. Some students have allergies to animal hair/dander or have a fear of dogs and there’s ...

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 ...

September Meeting Agenda

Updated October 2, 2023

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 ...

June 2023 policy updates in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted August 25, 2023

At the June 13, 2023, UGDSB Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website ( The following updated policies were approved: Policy 213 – Code of Conduct ...
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