News & Announcements

Help the UGDSB make positive change – complete the Student Census today!

Posted September 19, 2022

The “UGDSB Counts Student Census” launches today for all Upper Grand District School Board students in grades Kindergarten-12. Participation in the Student Census will help the UGDSB make systemic changes that will create more equitable outcomes for all students. 

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Wellness Works: Welcome Back!

Posted September 15, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is continuing with the Wellness Works monthly themes across all grades in the 2022-2023 school year. For September we are once again bringing our collective focus to the theme of: WELCOME, CONNECTION and BELONGING.

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New School and Child Care Screening Tool is available online

Posted September 1, 2022

The Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health have provided a new “School and Child Care” screening tool. It is recommended that students/children and visitors continue to self-screen for illness every day before attending school or child care using this updated Screening Tool.

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First Day Procedure and Information

Posted August 31, 2022

We are looking forward to seeing and welcoming all new and returning students to Gateway Drive Public School this September.  Please see the link below for a detailed plan for the first day (Tuesday September 6th) and beyond. The second link is specific information about the school and all the ...

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Back to School! Information for students and families

Posted August 29, 2022

It’s back to school season! We are excited to welcome and welcome back all students and families to the Upper Grand. To help make the transition back to school smoother for our students and families, we are sharing a website with information about back to school.

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Register your child for school on August 30

Posted August 23, 2022

On August 30, 2022 from 1 PM to 4 PM, registration will open online for parents and guardians to register their child to their home elementary school.

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Run to be a school board trustee!

Posted July 25, 2022

As the next municipal elections approach on October 24, 2022, the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking nominations for school board trustees for the 2022-2023 school year. School Board Trustees have a big impact on shaping the education system for Upper Grand students. The UGDSB is looking for individuals who can ‘re-engage, re-fresh, and re-imagine’ the best education system for the students in our community.

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Term 2 Report Cards June 2022

Posted June 20, 2022

Student Term 2 Report Cards will be available to download starting Tuesday, June 21st 2022 Please use the following Gateway Drive access for your student https://connect.edsembli.com/on/ugdsb/gatew/portal/viewer/login/login.aspx?logintype=P For assistance setting up your account, please review the following PDF Create Your Parent Portal Account.docx (1) If you require assistance in ...

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Elementary report cards available for download starting next week

Posted June 14, 2022

The UGDSB is continuing to use the online report card system for the 2021-22 school year.

If you previously accessed our Electronic Report Card system this year, no action is required at this time. If your email address has changed, please contact your school office coordinator.

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The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved

Posted May 25, 2022

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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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! Gatorfest ...

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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
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