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: 

Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Food Support Over the Summer

Posted June 26, 2020

While our students are schooling from home and are not able to access the student nutrition program at our school, the Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington has created an emergency food response program – Fresh Food for Kids, to deliver healthy food directly to families’ homes. If you are ...

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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Summer Distance Learning Resources

Posted June 23, 2020

Please find below some summer ideas for distance learning! Summer Choice Board Learn At Home 2020

UGDSB Gifted screening in fall 2020 postponed

Posted June 23, 2020

Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.

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HAVE A GOOD SUMMER HAWKS!

Posted June 22, 2020

The Staff at Hyland Heights wishes you a healthy and happy summer.  Please watch our message!   https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SyhPM5Ikt2gNxqc4LUY8QeWoWDw8uUtB/view?usp=sharing

Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.

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Let’s Talk About Racism Survey and Google Meet

Posted June 19, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to disrupting and addressing  systemic racism and oppression in all of its forms.  We are committed to making  sure the work we do is fully transparent and ...

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Lunch Supervisors Needed

Posted June 18, 2020

Lunch & Yard Supervisors Needed for the  2020/2021 School Year If you love working with wonderful children, who are enthusiastic, fun and engaging, Hyland Heights ES wants you as a Lunchroom Supervisor. We are currently hiring for this position for the 2020/2021 school year. We require individuals who are caring, energetic, ...

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Resilience and perseverance of students recognized through Achieving by Believing Awards

Posted June 11, 2020

In recognition of student achievement, the UGDSB holds an annual celebratory event to recognize the recipients of the Student Success: Achieving by Believing Awards. The 2020 award recipients have been announced.

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Community Involvement Hours information for grade 8 and high school students

Posted June 10, 2020

As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.

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Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work

Posted June 9, 2020

As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it. 

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Grade 8 Celebration Night

Posted June 8, 2020

You Are Invited

To a HHES Graduates Celebration- in Social Distancing Style

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DATE:  Tuesday June, 23, 2020 

              Rain Date: Wednesday June, 24, 2020 

WHERE:  Hyland Heights Elementary School

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Updating parent/guardian contact information

Posted June 8, 2020

The school board is in the process of ensuring we have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and families. Please check your child’s UGCloud email account this week.

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Update to families regarding expanded provincial COVID-19 testing

Posted June 3, 2020

Information from the province regarding expanded testing for COVID-19 in Ontario.

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Summer School programs for students in grades 6-12

Posted June 1, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has announced a range of Summer School programs and opportunities available to students in grades 6-12 this summer.

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Flying the Pride flag in the UGDSB

Posted May 29, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VIQDygCIq0 For more information about why we fly the Pride flag in June, visit the UGDSB website.

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 from the Director of Education (April 27, 2020)

Posted April 27, 2020

Parents/guardians 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. 

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UGDSB launches parent website for supporting students with special education needs

Posted April 17, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a website for parents/guardians with resources and information to support students with special education needs. 

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Distance learning tech support for parents and students

Posted April 9, 2020

To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students. 

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A Reminder From DCAFS….

Posted April 7, 2020

Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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We Miss You & Hope To See You Real Soon

Posted March 31, 2020

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