News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

Annual Reminder: Video Surveillance 2023-2024

Posted August 31, 2023

As an added security measure, our school facility is monitored by 24 hour video surveillance.

Security cameras are in operation for the safety of the students, staff and the school community and for the protection of Upper Grand District School Board property. Information is collected under the authority of ...

Safety Drills 2023-2024

Posted August 31, 2023

The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority. Although we hope that an incident that requires response from emergency personnel will never occur in our school, we must be prepared to respond quickly and effectively in case it does.

Each year our school must ...

Safe Arrival/Student Attendance Reminders

Posted August 31, 2023

Please read below a very important reminder about our student attendance/safe arrival routines, in line with Board policy 510: Student absences can be reported at any time (24 hours a day) by calling the school and leaving a message on the attendance line (line 100) Our office staff will follow ...

Medication at School?

Posted August 31, 2023

Does your child require medication at school?  Please ensure you have connected with us if your child has a new medical condition or requires medication to be administered during school hours. We will provide you with the required paperwork to support keeping your child safe! ...

Medical Plans of Care for Students With Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Posted August 31, 2023

The UGDSB is committed to minimizing the risks for students who have asthma, diabetes, epilepsy/seizure disorder, life-threatening allergies and/or other serious health condition through the development and implementation of individualized Plans of Care. Please contact the office if your child requires a plan of care. Please note: Plan of Care information ...

UGDSB Threat/Risk Assessment and Suicide Protocol Notification

Posted August 31, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to providing safe learning environments for all students, staff, school visitors, and community members. When safety is threatened by the potentially violent or dangerous behaviour of a student, which places either the student or others at risk, school staff follow specific protocols for the protection ...

Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information. In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a ...

Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Bus Information

Posted August 28, 2023

To find your child's bus information, Opt out of busing if your child will not be using the bus and read the Fall 2023 Transportation Information please go to the STWDSTS website:

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 28, 2023

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools. Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register. Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 2023

Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. to ensure educators are prepared to support their students in a manner consistent with the recommendations in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read report for the full school year. Additionally, staff will focus on the implementation of the new Language curriculum in grades 1 – 8 and on embedding high yield strategies in reading across the various subject curriculum areas. In Secondary schools, teachers will continue professional development on the de-streamed grade 9 course and on effective practices for teaching reading across various subject areas. Furthermore, enhancing teacher efficacy in supporting students to consolidate foundation knowledge and skills in Grade 9 destreamed English will be a focus of this professional learning time.

June 2023 policy updates in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted June 14, 2023

At the June 13, 2023, UGDSB Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (

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