News & Announcements

Important information regarding reopening schools, COVID-19 and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020, COVID-19 and supports for students and families: 

Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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Report Cards

Posted July 8, 2020

All student's report cards were mailed home on July 8, 2020.

New App

Posted July 7, 2020

As of July 1, 2020 John F. Ross will be switching their communication from the John F. Ross App to the UGConnect App. It can be downloaded to your mobile device in the same manner as all other Apps. Once downloaded you can select Settings and Select John F. Ross as your school. You will continue to receive notifications as you did before and many of the features are …

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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Welcome Grade 9 Royals!

Posted June 22, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOg4QhotU2k

Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.

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The Class of 2020

Posted June 19, 2020

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Textbook and Materials Drop Off

Posted June 18, 2020

Students that have textbooks and school materials can return them to the school during the following dates and times:

June 22- Grade 9, 10 (9:00-1:00)

June 23 - Grade 11, 12 (9:00-1:00)

June 23 - pm (3:00-5:00 pm) and June 24 all remaining students (9:00-1:00)

Resilience and perseverance of students recognized through Achieving by Believing Awards

Posted June 11, 2020

In recognition of student achievement, the UGDSB holds an annual celebratory event to recognize the recipients of the Student Success: Achieving by Believing Awards. The 2020 award recipients have been announced.

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Community Involvement Hours information for grade 8 and high school students

Posted June 10, 2020

As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.

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ROSCARS 2020

Posted June 9, 2020

ROSCARS 2020 ROSCARS ADS June 15 18 2020

Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work

Posted June 9, 2020

As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it. 

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