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

May At A Glance

Posted May 5, 2024

Hello Dragon Families, At Jean Little, the excitement amplifies as preparations for the annual book fair kick into high gear. Books, the gateway to countless worlds and adventures, beckon students and educators alike, fostering a love for reading that transcends the classroom walls. Amid this whirlwind, it's crucial to mark the calendar ...

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! 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 ...

March At A Glance 2024

Updated March 4, 2024

Hello Dragon Families, As February gently concluded its presence at Jean Little School, the corridors reverberated with the joyful laughter of students and the ambient buzz of academic endeavors. This month has unfolded as a tapestry of communal experiences, ranging from heartening moments within classrooms to lively activities that have enveloped ...

UGDSB introducing new grade 7/8 Mental Health Literacy Modules to support student mental health and well-being

Posted February 27, 2024

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board will be delivering modules to grade 7/8 students to enhance mental health literacy.   

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education introduced a series of modules to support the existing mental health literacy expectations within the grades ...

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 ...

Report Cards Go Live – Thursday Feb 13 At 3pm

Posted February 12, 2024

Report Cards will be available for downloading February 15th at 3pm.  Please access from the UGDSB Parent/Guardian Portal. Click here for to access the Jean Little Parent Portal If you are new to the UGDSB please refer to the following instruction for account setup ⇒ Parents and guardians will need to ...

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-25 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.

Term 2 Food Programs

Posted January 16, 2024

Good afternoon Jean Little Families, Term 2 Food Orders are now available on School Cash Online. Paper order forms can be found on our school website. Remember, all orders must be submitted by Thursday, February 1st. If you require assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to the ...

January At A Glance

Posted January 15, 2024

Hello Dragon Families, The new year at Jean Little School has kicked off with exceptional energy and enthusiasm. The first week was a resounding success, as students and staff seamlessly transitioned back into the groove of daily school routines.  Term 1 Food Programs (Ends Week Of Feb 7 - ...

December At A Glance

Posted December 6, 2023

Hello Dragon Families, December at Jean Little School is known as the best time of the year, as festive spirit hits the classrooms. Excitement is buzzing with winter decorations, and students eagerly anticipating seasonal events. The warmth of friendship and the joy of learning are being blended seamlessly, creating ...
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