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

Free Strengths to Grow Research Study opportunity for parents.

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 ...

Grade 8 Your Future Your Choice Resource Fair Opportunity.

Posted October 30, 2023

Your Future Your Choice event is organized in partnership with the Career Education Council. Grade 8-12 parents and students are invited to Centennial CVI to speak with a wide variety of vendors representing secondary programs, postsecondary pathways and workplace opportunities. Nov. 15th 6pm-8pm Please see attached flyer  YFYC ...

Attendance Support Week 4

Posted October 27, 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. ...


Posted October 25, 2023

Parents and Caregivers have an important role to play in supporting students with career/life planning and course selection. We are inviting them to join us for a virtual information session around maximizing the 7-12 myBlueprint Digital Pathways Planning Tool on November 7 at 7pm as a key tool ...

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 (

An update from School Council

Posted October 25, 2023

Attendance Support Week 3

Updated October 18, 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. ...

School Council Agenda and message for October 18th.

Posted October 18, 2023

Good evening folks,

For anyone who is new to this distribution list, thanks for sharing your email at Open House or on our committee survey!

Please find the agenda for tomorrow night's school council meeting attached. Minutes from September can be ...

Attendance Support Tips Week 2

Posted October 10, 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.

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