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

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.  

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 2023

Date: September 18, 2023

Length: Full Day

Topic 1: AM – Literacy

Entity Hosting: School board

Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators

Description: Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. ...

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Updated 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.  The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.  

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Updated 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.  The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.  

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 (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

Information: Air quality due to forest fires

Posted June 7, 2023

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and are providing Environment Canada guidance to all schools.

June At A Glance

Posted June 5, 2023

Hello Dragon Families, We're thrilled to announce the exciting 3 weeks ahead as we wrap up the school year! From captivating class field trips to exhilarating Track and Field events, Summerfest celebrations, and Grad ceremonies, we have an array of amazing activities planned. Let's make the most of these final weeks ...

Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan

Posted May 11, 2023

At the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”. The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections.  The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District ...

Spirit Wear Is Back!

Posted May 9, 2023

Spirit Wear is back! Order your JL gear using School Cash Online, https://ugdsb.schoolcashonline.com. Orders will be open from May 7th - May 19th. Please note, we will no longer be offering the option of printing names on clothing.

May At A Glance

Posted May 1, 2023

Hello Dragon Families, Ode to May: May flowers bloom in the sun's warm light, Bringing colors to our sight. Birds sing and fly with such delight, as spring days turn into night. Please see the important dates below: Upcoming Dates: May 2 & 3 - Gr SK, JK, 2, 4, and 7 Dental Screening - Public ...

UGDSB seeking public input on board policies

Posted April 26, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

Montana’s Fundraiser – Tuesday April 25th

Posted April 20, 2023

Montana's Fundraiser April 25 - Please mark this day on your calendar! On Tuesday April 25, Montana's will donate a percentage of their sales (lunch and dinner!) to Jean Little Public School. Make your reservations now, or plan on doing phone in take out (third party providers do not apply). ...

Parents/guardians invited to PIC Spring Event: Building Engaging School Councils

Updated May 25, 2023

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) parents/guardians are invited to a great free event happening in April.

The UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) presents “Building Engaging School Councils.”

Whether you’re currently part of a school council or are looking to become involved, ...

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