News & Announcements

Summer Mental Health Supports

Mental health supports are available to students over the summer. If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, please call and leave a voice mail at 519-822-4420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voicemails will be checked regularly from July 2 to August 30. Please note that this is not a crisis line. Learn more on the board website. 

 

Report Card and ConnectED for Parents

Parents and guardians will need to create an account with the Upper Grand before they can download their child’s report card. To create a Parent Portal account, please visit this page and click on the link for your child’s school.

Parents/guardians can create their account provided they have an email on record with the school. Once your account is activated, you will see each of your children listed. Elementary report cards will be available for downloading beginning on June 23rd. Secondary report cards will be available for downloading beginning the week of July 5th

Please visit our support page for instructions https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/report-cards-parent-portal

Public Health letter to staff and parents (July 29, 2021)

Posted July 29, 2021

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has prepared a letter for parents/guardians and staff.

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Lowering of Flags Following Discovery of 751 Children At the Former Marieval (Cowessess) Residential School, SK

Posted June 29, 2021

Our flags are lowered to honour the 751 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Marieval (Cowessess), SK. The flags will remain at half-mast from now until further notice.

Important Year End Information

Posted June 28, 2021

Good Morning, 

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day of school. Thank you parents for supporting your children through this very different time. We are proud of our students and want to take the time to wish everyone a fun, restful, and safe summer. We will post ...

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Free Camp Opportunity Grades 4-7: One Voice/ One Team

Posted June 25, 2021

We are excited about this opportunity for our students! Through One Voice, One Team's amazing sponsors,they have secured 10 spots PER SCHOOL for young people to participate in one week of their Virtual SWOLE Summer Camp, completely free of charge! The ambassadors selected should fit the following criteria: - In grades 4 to 7 - Demonstrated ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism- Flags Lowered

Posted June 23, 2021

We have lowered our flags today to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. The flags will remain at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Elementary student report cards are now available online

Posted June 23, 2021

Elementary student report cards are now available online. Elementary report cards will be available for parents/guardians to download from June 23 to July 5, 2021. 

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Important Year End Information

Posted June 22, 2021

Good afternoon, We wanted to send an email reminding our community about very important year end information. That requires action from our parents and guardians. Please touch base with your child’s teacher or call our office if you have questions or need assistance. We’re here to help: Report ...

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Information From Public Health About COVID- 19 Vaccines

Posted June 22, 2021

Myths and Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccines A new webpage has been added to our website to address some common misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines. Visit https://wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/covid-19-information-public/covid-19-vaccine-information/myths-and-facts-about-covid-19 for factual information debunking the myths circulating in our community about the vaccine.   COVID-19 Vaccine Youth and Parent Information Night

A presentation ...

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Summer Mental Health Support Line

Posted June 18, 2021

Summer Mental Health Support Line

If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, you or your youth can call and leave a voice mail at 519-822- 4420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voice mails will be checked regularly from ...

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Annual Compass Run for Food

Posted June 17, 2021

The 8th Annual Compass Run for Food is an opportunity for students to be active, support local food programs, and have fun! Participating classes will run or walk during a school day in October, or students can run from home. Registration is optional. Participation is counted to award the School ...

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Hyland Heights News for June 16th

Posted June 16, 2021

Good afternoon, Thank you to our students who continue learning remotely and to our students who are completing paper packages. Everyone is working hard, including our parents and guardians who are supporting our learners. We are grateful for everyone’s hard work,  support, and understanding.  Our students ...

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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Updated; Student Belonging Pick Up Information

Posted June 9, 2021

Good afternoon,

Below you will find information about several items. Please read this email carefully. It will have important answers to questions that you may have.

Pick up of student belongings:

Parent/Guardian pick up will be June 23rd to June 29th 9am to 3pm. We will have your student ...

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Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics in Rural Areas

Posted June 9, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination clinics in rural areas (June 8, 2021)  HL = COVID-19 vaccination clinic available in our community June 8, 2021 Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is holding COVID-19 vaccination clinics in our community this spring. These clinics are providing COVID-19 vaccine first doses to anyone aged 12 and older, as well as second doses ...

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Lowering of Flags to Mark the Tragic Event Targeting Muslim Community in London, Ontario

Posted June 8, 2021

At Hyland Heights, we have lowered our flags to honour the lives of the four members of a family who were killed in an attack in London, Ontario. The flags will remain at half-mast from now until sunset on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Islamophobia, racism, hate and oppression cannot be tolerated. ...

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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Important Year End News (Student Belongings/Return of Tech/IEPs/ Lost & Found)

Posted June 7, 2021

Good afternoon,

Below you will find information about several items. Please read this email carefully. It will have important answers to questions that you may have.

Pick up of student belongings:

Parent/Guardian pick up will be June 23rd to June 29th 9am to 3pm. We will have your student ...

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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Hyland Heights News for June 2nd

Posted June 2, 2021

Good afternoon,  Thank you to our students who continue to work hard while remote learning and our families who continue to support them. We are incredibly proud of our students and our Hawks community.  On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will ...

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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June is National Indigenous Peoples Month

Posted May 31, 2021

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June Is Pride Month & Our Pride Flag Will Be Proudly Flown

Posted May 31, 2021

June is Pride month and we will be proudly flying our Pride Flag. 🏳️‍🌈 Flying the Pride flag signals that our school is safe space for everyone and that we support our 2SLGBTQIA+ community every day of the year. Happy Pride! Should you have more questions about the PRIDE Flag and ...

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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A Graduate Celebration

Posted May 31, 2021

HHES welcomes our grads for a special evening of celebration on Tuesday June 22, 2021.  Please arrive at your designated time and follow public health guidelines.  Graduation Invitation Graduation Invitation

Flags Lowered at Hyland Heights

Posted May 30, 2021

On Monday, we will lower our flag to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. The flags will remain at half-mast from sunrise on Monday, May 31st, 2021 and will remain lowered for 215 hours, to honour the 215 lives that were taken. Further ...

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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