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.
Information: Air quality due to forest fires
Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and are providing Environment Canada guidance to all schools.
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Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB
This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.
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UGDSB Long Term Accommodation PlanAt the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”. The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections. The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District ...
UGDSB seeking public input on board policies
The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.
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Parents/guardians invited to PIC Spring Event: Building Engaging School CouncilsUpper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) parents/guardians are invited to a great free event happening in April. The UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) presents “Building Engaging School Councils.” Whether you’re currently part of a school council or are looking to become involved, this event is an opportunity open to all parents/guardians to ...
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Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 315 – Privacy Protection and Information Access
You are invited to review the policy draft and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is April 14, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.
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Registration for the 2023-2024 UGDSB Remote Program
The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to continuing to offer the Erin Public School Remote Program for the 2023-2024 school year. This program is an option for elementary students only. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances. The decision families make about remote learning vs. in-person learning for 2023-2024 will be for the entire school year, as movement between learning modes during the school year can cause disruptions for students, families, and classrooms.
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Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schoolsWith winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days. Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures due to inclement weather, and more. LINK: UGDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES **A reminder ...
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Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supportsThe Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support and resources were made possible through funding provided by the Ontario ...
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Parents/Guardians invited to free webinar: Post-pandemic Mental HealthParents/guardians are invited to join a free webinar in November on post-pandemic mental health. Join Kevin Cameron as he shares information and strategies relating to post-pandemic mental health for adults and children. A survey by CMHA Ontario showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Ontarians say their mental health has worsened ...
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Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB websiteThe Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year. The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at www.ugdsb.ca/ventilationreport. To access a specific school report: Download the full report (Microsoft Excel document) ...
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