News & Announcements

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until at least May 4, 2020. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. 

Important Information and Resources:

Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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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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Pizza Refunds

Posted April 2, 2020

Pizza refunds were issued today for Hyland Heights families that purchased pizza on School Cash Online.  It may take a few business days for this to process.  This credit was for the round of pizza dates;  March 10, 24, 31 and April 7 and 14.  Credits were given for all ...

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Notice of cancelled and postponed school events 

Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 31, 2020)

Posted April 1, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students. 

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We Miss You & Hope To See You Real Soon

Posted March 31, 2020

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Ontario school closures extended until at least May

Posted March 31, 2020

On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.

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DCAFS Support

Posted March 30, 2020

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IMPORTANT Information from School

Posted March 30, 2020

To request your child's password reset, please email the school. The school's email address can be found at the very top right corner of this webpage. Please be sure to include your child's full name as well as the name of their homeroom teacher.

Fresh Food for Kids Basket: Food Support

Posted March 30, 2020

Like so many in Dufferin, Wellington, and Guelph, the Children’s Foundation is concerned about how best to support the most vulnerable in our community during this unusual time of shut-downs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are especially concerned about the children who rely on food support through our  ...

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Grade 8 Information

Posted March 30, 2020

Hello grade 8 parents,

At this time, no decision has been made about grade 8 graduations. We are putting our planning on hold pending a return to school later this Spring.  Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Please also be advised that due to ongoing school closures and ...

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Reminder: All UGDSB playgrounds are closed

Posted March 28, 2020

A reminder to all members of our school communities that in alignment with municipal closures around COVID-19, all Upper Grand DSB schoolyard play structures are closed.

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Parents please read: Distance learning and staff reaching out to families

Posted March 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.

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Letter to Parents from the Director: Continuity of Learning (March 23, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

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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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Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment

Posted December 9, 2019

The Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment – Final Report is being presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on December 10, 2019. The report has considered secondary FI programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate ...

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Kindness Campagin

Posted October 18, 2019

The Kindness Campaign    Let’s work together to #IncreaseKindness online On Nov. 20, the UGDSB is launching The Kindness Campaign and we’re excited to join in! The Kindness Campaign will focus on promoting the positive use of social media and will share tips and resources for students, educators and parents/guardians. We encourage everyone to ...

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