News & Announcements

Important information regarding reopening schools, COVID-19 and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020, COVID-19 and supports for students and families: 

All schools to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year

Posted May 19, 2020

The province has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario schools will not reopen this school year. Distance learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

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Letter from the Director of Education: Synchronous Learning (May 15, 2020)

Posted May 15, 2020

Upper Grand District School Board Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to parents/guardians providing updated information on synchronous learning in the UGDSB.

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Letter to students and parents: Accessing students’ marks

Posted May 7, 2020

UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to all secondary students and parents regarding accessing students’ marks. 

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OPSBA scholarship for graduating students

Posted May 6, 2020

Graduating students in the UGDSB are welcome to apply to a scholarship from the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association.

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GCVI music teacher wins Beckwith Award

Posted May 6, 2020

Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute teacher Dan Austin has recently been named one of the winners of the first ever Beckwith Award. Read more about this on the UGDSB website.

Update regarding students’ belongings in schools

Posted May 1, 2020

Please note that in order to adhere to the provincial school closures order and Public Health protocols around physical distancing, access to our schools is restricted.

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Support

Posted April 30, 2020

If you are struggling with your emotions and need someone to talk to (privately and confidentially) anytime day or night, you can reach out to 1-844-437-3247 (Here 24/7). You can also reach KidsHelpPhone at 1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868. If you would like to connect to in-school supports during school hours, you can complete the online guidance slip at this link:
https://forms.gle/SonqRhGuxx8qNe4g7

Letter from the Minister of Education (April 28, 2020)

Posted April 28, 2020

Parents and guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, sent April 28, 2020.

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An open letter to the graduating class of 2020

Posted April 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education to the graduating class of 2020.

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Letter from the Director of Education (April 27, 2020)

Posted April 27, 2020

Parents/guardians and students are asked to please read a letter from the Director of Education regarding the extension of the school closures and information from the Ministry regarding final grades and dropping courses.

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Schools to remain closed until at least May 31, 2020

Posted April 26, 2020

All publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.

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Learning at Home: Setting students up for success

Posted April 24, 2020

To support families, the Upper Grand District School Board has put together some helpful tips for parents/guardians to set their child up for success.

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GCVI community supports local organizations

Posted April 21, 2020

Over this past week, the Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute community donated $3,000 to help support local organizations in our region. Read more about this on the UGDSB website.

April 24 PD Day is postponed

Posted April 20, 2020

In light of the provincial closure of schools and the transition to distance learning, the UGDSB has decided to postpone the April 24 PD Day to a later date.

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