News & Announcements

New JK-8 English Elementary School coming to Northwest Fergus

The Upper Grand District School Board is going to conduct a review process to set the new Centre Wellington elementary school boundary starting in September 2024 and we want to hear from you!  Please go to to fill in a survey to give your thoughts on this project.

2024-25 School Year Start Up Information

Posted July 5, 2024

Dear Families, Happy Summer!   The school is now closed.   If you are a new family moving to Fergus, welcome!  Please use the Find My School application to see where your child will attend school in September.  A reminder that Junior ...

Out of Area Policy – Feedback Requested

Posted June 4, 2024

Policy 521 Admission and Registration - Public Consultation and Policy Feedback Public consultation on this new draft policy is now open.  Feedback will be received until July 12, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. EST.  Policy 521 Admission and Registration This new policy ...

Celebrating Pride Month in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted May 31, 2024

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and UGDSB Community,

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board is kicking off Pride Month. As we approach this important time, it’s essential that we come together to ensure our schools are supportive, inclusive spaces for all students.


Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Posted May 27, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians Date: June 7, 2024 Length: Full Day Topic AM: Curriculum Topic PM: Report Card Writing Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Description:  Elementary Staff will spend half the day focused on various math and literacy topics and strategies. The second half of the day will be dedicated to report card writing, as per the employee group collective agreements. Elementary ...

Pride Month

Posted May 21, 2024

In the month of June, Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride month.  During that time, James McQueen will join with all schools across Upper Grand to display the Pride flag duing that month in accordance with our Display of Flags policy. We fly the Pride flag to ...

UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change) Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change) ...

Every Day Counts! Supporting Regular Student Attendance [Week 3]

Posted May 16, 2024

ATTENDANCE SUPPORT WEEK 3 This week our tips for supporting your child’s attendance at school focuses on ways to involve the school. See below for some strategies you could try.  Know that there are supports in your child's school.  Connect with them as soon as ...

James McQueen Cookbook!

Posted May 3, 2024

We are thrilled to bring to you our very first cookbook packed with delicious recipes from former and present staff! Cookbooks are $20.00.  All proceeds will go to outdoor Education and STEAM Resources for our learners.  **Cash payment due on pickup.** Thank you for your support!  Please note, Mme ...

UGDSB Newsletter – May 2024

Posted May 2, 2024

The May UGDSB Communications Newsletter is out!  In this month's issue we have information about: Every Day Counts! Student attendance tips Mental Health and Education Week Public Health webinar on cannabis and other drugs ...

Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements ...

Every Day Counts! Supporting Regular Student Attendance [Week 2]

Posted April 29, 2024

Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 2 We are continuing to share information to help families support their child’s attendance at school. Below are some tips you can try that involve the routines and the environment at home. Practice consistent bedtime and morning routines with ...

Every Day Counts! Supporting Regular Student Attendance [Week 1]

Posted April 18, 2024

Every Day Counts! Student Support - Week 1 Is your child struggling with attending school? We are here to help! Throughout the month of April we will be sharing tips and strategies with parents/guardians to help encourage regular school attendance - because Every Day Counts! This week, we ...

Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Updated April 22, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that ...

Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted March 20, 2024

GUELPH, ON – At the March 19, 2024, Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, Upper Grand District School BoardTrustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report.”

The report will now be taken to the Board Meeting on April 9, 2024, for approval by Trustees, ...

Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day


Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence ...

Provide your input on the 2024-25 School Year Calendars

Posted February 15, 2024

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking feedback on the proposed 2024-2025 school year calendars.

Each year, the UGDSB’s School Year Calendar Committee submits draft calendars for the upcoming school year to the Ministry. Once ...

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-2025 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. 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.

Professional Activity Day Description – Jan. 26, 2024

Posted January 22, 2024

Elementary Staff will spend the full day on Assessment and Evaluation that includes report card preparation/reporting of student achievement and learning skills, to be communicated with parents/guardians.  

CMHAWW offering 2nd part to Understanding Human Trafficking webinar

Posted January 19, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board and several other community partners, is pleased to announce part two of the Understanding Human Trafficking series.

Kindergarten Registration is fast approaching – Here’s what you need to know

Posted December 4, 2023

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 9, 2024. The French Immersion on-time application window for registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open from January 9 to January 26 at 4:00 pm.

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