News & Announcements

School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

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Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

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School Council Meeting

Posted March 11, 2020

Attention Parents, the School Council meeting scheduled for Thursday March 26th has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with Parent/Teacher interviews. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Information regarding secondary interim report cards

Posted March 10, 2020

Information for parents and guardians of secondary school students, regarding new provincial sanctions and their effect on secondary interim report cards.

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Letter to Parents/Guardians Regarding Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19)

Posted March 10, 2020

 Letter To Parents Re COVID 19 

Adult Crossing Guard Site Reviews

Posted March 5, 2020

City staff will be conducting site reviews for the next few weeks all across the city.  Staff will be at some current adult crossing guard locations and at other locations where there has been a request for an adult guard. Site reviews are completed prior to scheduling a field study.

All staff will have a vest or jacket that has the City of Guelph logo.

Please note that they may ask …

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Plans to close Dublin Street at railway crossing

Posted March 2, 2020

The City of Guelph has advised the Board that the railway crossing at Dublin Street and Kent Street no longer meets Transport Canada regulations.  City staff will present a bylaw amendment to close Dublin Street at the railway crossing at the March 30 Council meeting. If the bylaw is approved by City Council, the permanent closure is planned for April 20, 2020.

Students will have to cross the railway using …

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Teachers and Education Workers to Take Part in a One Day Strike Friday, February 28, 2020

Posted February 24, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its teachers and education workers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services on Friday Feb. 28, 2020.

In the UGDSB, OSSTF represents a number of different employee groups in both elementary and secondary schools. As a result, if a deal is not reached and this strike occurs, all schools in the UGDSB (elementary, secondary …

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All UGDSB Elementary and Secondary Schools to Close February 21, 2020

Posted February 13, 2020

All UGDSB elementary and secondary schools to close Feb. 21, unless provincial one-day strike is averted

On Friday February 21, 2020, all schools in the Upper Grand District School Board will be closed to students, due to a province-wide, one-day strike by several education unions.

If this strike proceeds, all UGDSB schools (elementary, secondary and Continuing Education) will be closed to students on Feb. 21. Transportation for all UGDSB students will …

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Pass the Test ( Preparation for the Literacy Test): Registration Forms

Posted February 3, 2020

Pass The Test Letter 2020 Pass The Test Registration

Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County Class Offering

Posted January 24, 2020

Attention Parents, SOAR-for LD and ADHD students -Students will learn about what it means to have ADHD and LDs, explore their strengths and interests, learn about self-advocacy at school, and be introduced to concrete techniques for planning and doing projects, chapter analysis, and studying for tests and exams.    Starts Monday FEB 3rd, 7-8:30 pm at GCVI.   Runs for 5 sessions, with a break for family day.

ETFO Jan. 28 Strike: All UGDSB Elementary Schools to Close, Unless Strike is Averted – UGDSB Secondary Schools Remain Open

Posted January 23, 2020

On January 23, 2020, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) announced that its elementary teachers and occasional teachers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in select locations across Ontario on Tuesday Jan. 28. The Upper Grand District School Board is listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Jan. 28 strike.

The ETFO strike will not impact UGDSB high schools. …

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Important information about Semester 1 report cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

 

In November, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) announced a partial withdrawal of services that included the writing of report card comments on report cards. In the Upper Grand District School Board, OSSTF represents a number of different employee groups, including all secondary teachers and occasional teachers.

As a result of the labour sanctions, Semester 1 final report cards will not contain comments. Teachers will, …

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