News & Announcements
Transportation Information for the 2020-21 school year
If buses are cancelled in Divisions 1, 2, 3, or 4: Division 1 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 2 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 3 – elementary schools and secondary schools are closed to students. Division 4 – elementary schools and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students. Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations.
Information on COVID-19 and school operations:
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.
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.
All student's report cards were mailed home on July 8, 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 …
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.
A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.
The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.
In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.
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.
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)
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.
As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.
As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it.
The school board is in the process of ensuring we have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and families. Please check your child’s UGCloud email account this week.
Information from the province regarding expanded testing for COVID-19 in Ontario.