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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Mr Creighton’s Home Office Blog #4

Posted April 1, 2020

Hi Everyone! The answer to where are the flowers in yesterday's photo normally located is....in the window in my office! They are geraniums that I bring to school every year and then put them outside of my house at the end of the school year. They are about 8 years old, ...

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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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Mr. Creighton’s Home Office Blog #3

Posted March 31, 2020

What a great day it was today at James McQueen school, everyone! Our school Board arranged for all of our educators to have the opportunity to come into the school, with lots of rules in place for appropriate social distancing, to gather the teacher stuff they will need to make distance ...

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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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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.

Mr. Creighton’s Home Office Blog #2

Posted March 30, 2020

Hi Everyone!!! Exciting news, kids...your teachers will be calling you to say hello this week!!! They are all very excited to talk to you! Parents, if you could be sure to read the letter posted on our website, sent by Dr. Martha Rogers, it will explain the technology related information that teachers ...

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Mr. Creighton’s Home Office Blog #1

Posted March 30, 2020

Hello James McQueen Community:)! I will be posting some new and exciting (that will all depend on how you define exciting) pics and thoughts here, as we are separated for a bit.  My goal is to post something frequently, but I have also had goals, like wash the walls in my ...

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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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March 2020 School Newletter

Posted March 2, 2020

Newsletter March 2020

Comfy Cozy Day on Thursday

Posted February 24, 2020

Dear Families,   Due to the strike on Friday, we will hold our comfy cozy day on Thursday, February 27th.   Thanks,   Mr. Creighton

Red And White Day

Posted February 14, 2020

We have had fun dressing in our Red and White on this very chilly Valentine's Day!IMG_3717IMG_2687IMG_3659IMG_8792

Valentine’s Dance!

Posted February 14, 2020

Thank you to our wonderful school council volunteers and community members who gave their time to bake treats and supervise at the dance! We had a wonderful time as DJ Mark Haynes kept us dancing!IMG_4539 ...

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