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

November At A Glance

Posted November 3, 2023

Hello Dragon Families, November, came in with its crisp autumn air and colorful leaves decorating the schoolyard. Cozy classrooms and a sense of togetherness set the tone for a promising month of learning and camaraderie. Dance A Thon Update: The Dance-A-Thon was an enormous success, as the community came together ...

Jean Little Spirit & Grad Wear On Sale Now

Posted October 29, 2023

Jean Little Families, It’s that time of year again. Spirit and Grad Wear will be on sale from now until November 13th. Orders can be placed using School Cash Online. ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN ON NOVEMBER 13TH. See the attached flyer for ...

Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (

Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Oct. 27, 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Date: October 27, 2023 Length: Full Day Topic 1: AM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules Description: Staff will spend the morning completing mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Training on the board’s Online Learning Platform. This is self-directed learning made of online modules for staff to work through independently. Topic 2: PM – Progress ...

Information about the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026

Posted October 3, 2023

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026. This framework looks at the Foundations and Guiding Principles and establishes key Priority Areas.   The Principles and Foundations guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of the ...

Dance A Thon – Oct 31st

Posted October 3, 2023

Dragon Families, Get ready to dance the day away on Tuesday, October 31st, as our much-anticipated Dance-A-Thon takes center stage. Pledge forms made their way home last night (Intermediates today), and the excitement is building for this community-driven event. It's not just about showcasing your best dance moves; it's about making ...

October 2023 – At A Glance

Posted October 3, 2023

Hello Dragon Families, October has arrived with a whirlwind of activity. With fall in full swing, the month is bustling with exciting events. Cross-country will have students lacing up their running shoes, ready to conquer the challenging course at Rockwood and test their endurance. Meanwhile, Jean Little will throw ...

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023. Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

As a united UGDSB community, we are unwavering in our commitment to identifying and dismantling all forms of racism and oppression. Our dedication also extends to specifically addressing Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community. Considering this, we appeal for empathy and support for those impacted.

Term 1 Pizza, Sub and Booster Juice Forms

Posted September 12, 2023

Hey Dragon Families, Our website now features live order forms for Pizza, Sub, and Booster Juice. Hard copies are available at the office, and online ordering is accessible through School Cash Online. Don't forget to place your orders by Friday, September 22, for these delicious options. Dowload/Print a copy here: Term 1 ...

Terry Fox Run Friday Sept 22

Posted September 7, 2023

4dd166d2 0eb8 11ee Bf95 0ec8adf44ab4 Dear Jean Little Families, The 2023 Terry Fox School Run is set for this month and we are excited to be taking part. This event supports vital cancer research while also building incredible school spirit ...

Back To School Plan – Tuesday September 5th 2023

Posted August 30, 2023

Hello Dragon Families, Back to school is approaching quickly and we have outlined our plan for the first day and beyond. Please review the following routines with your child/children: Jean Little Back To School Plan 2023 Follow us on X (Twitter): @JeanLittlePS

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 ...

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.  

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