News & Announcements

Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

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

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: May 19th 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 3

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

Gatorfest Spring Festivial 2021/2022

Posted May 16, 2022

  Screenshot 2022 05 16 135912 Join us Thursday, June 2nd 2022 from 5:15pm-7:30pm in the backfield. Food and tickets can be purchased Monday, May 16th - Thursday, May 26th via School Cashonline. Please refer to the following PDFs for all the information! ...

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We’re recruiting for crossing guards at Willow/Bonar and Speedvale/Stevenson and Six Spare/Rover

Posted May 5, 2022

Six Spare or Rover adult school crossing guard are needed for the City of Guelph Crossing Guard Program. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson Street for the both shifts. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Willow Road at Bonar Place for the afternoon shift

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Recruiting Crossing Guard for Watson Pkwy at Grange Rd and Hall Ave at Goodwin Dr.

Posted April 22, 2022

A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at the roundabout beside Westminster Woods Public School. One regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Watson Pkwy at Grange Road morning shift.

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Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson St

Posted April 5, 2022

Crossing Guard PicTwo regular adult school crossing guard are needed for the intersection of Speedvale Avnue East at Stevenson Street North. For the morning shift, 8:05 to 8:40 a.m. and the afternoon shift, 2:55 to 3:40 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays ...

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.   Prayer in Schools and Board Offices Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the ...

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April Newsletter

Posted April 1, 2022

April Please see the April 2022 newsletter. April

Guelph Storm Student Day 2022

Posted March 22, 2022

Guelph Storm Student day is Saturday, April 16th 2022!  

Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools. Effective March 14, 2022: School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or ...

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21. Here are the facts: On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements ...

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JK Registration site is temporarily disabled

Posted March 10, 2022

The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled.  It will open again on March 15th, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022 On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon ...

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Gateway Drive Pizza and Milk Order

Posted March 8, 2022

  • Pizza and Milk Orders are due this week by Wednesday March 9th 2022
  • Orders can be places using schoolcashonline.  Please refer to the following document for account setup and assistance ⇒ School Cash Online
  • Pizza and Milk will be begin for students on Friday, March 25th 2022

We’re recruiting for a crossing guard

Posted March 4, 2022

Five Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well as mileage to an form their home. The ...

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March Newsletter

Posted February 28, 2022

Please see this months newsletter. March

ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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Gateway Drive Report Card Information

Posted February 15, 2022

Please find the attached letter ⇒ Gateway Student & Parent Guardian Report Information  

Make it Sow Seed Fundraiser

Posted February 15, 2022

Make It Sow Great Green Fundraiser Brochure    

Elementary report cards available for download starting this week

Posted February 14, 2022

Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.

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Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities

Posted February 14, 2022

The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.

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February Newsletter

Posted February 2, 2022

Please see the attached newsletter. February

WHY Survey

Posted February 1, 2022

Beginning on February 14, the Upper Grand District School Board is collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents/guardians/caregivers and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, ...

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