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John F Ross Guidance News:  FALL 2023

Posted September 29, 2023

JFR Guidance News_ Fall 2023

School Council

Posted September 25, 2023

The first School Council meeting of the year will take place on September 27th at 7:00 pm.  The meeting will be virtual using Google …

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 …

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 …

UGDSB Newsletter

Posted September 5, 2023

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

Posted August 29, 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 …

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.

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Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Posted August 23, 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.

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Student ConnectED Accounts – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Posted July 12, 2023

In an effort to standardize Student Connect Accounts across all schools, we will be changing the login information of the student accounts.

This process will …


Posted July 12, 2023

Transportation information for Fall 2023 will be available after Tuesday August 22, 2023.




2023 School Opening

Posted June 30, 2023

2023 School Opening Poster DRAFT



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