News & Announcements


INCLEMENT WEATHER: A reminder that, as with every winter, inclement weather conditions may result in bus cancellations and/or school closures. Decisions on buses and school operations due to inclement weather are made as soon as key information is available and no later than 6:30am the morning of. To check the status of school buses each morning visit, and to check the status of school closures visit

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


EQAO Results 2021-2022

Posted November 9, 2022

EQAO has shared the following information about our schools results. Click here to access our results. Grade 3 Results Grade 6 Results Grade 3                                                    ...

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National Indigenous Veterans Day – Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Posted November 7, 2022

Our flag will be lowered from sunrise until sunset on National Indigenous Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  

Update on Switching to Remote Nov 7th

Posted November 7, 2022

Shift to Online Learning: As was communicated by the Board over the weekend all elementary schools will shift to remote learning on Wednesday, November 9th. More information can be found on an FAQ Page which can be accessed through the UGDSB Labour Updates Page. Technology to ...

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Free Tutoring

Posted November 4, 2022

The Ontario Ministry of Education has provided funding to support community based tutoring opportunities for students.  This year Upper Grand DSB will be working with The Grove, Streams Community Hubs, The Learning Disabilities Association & Reading Rocks Program, and Tutor Bright. We will share tutoring opportunities as they ...

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Remembrance Day

Posted November 4, 2022

Bonjour, re: Remembrance Day - John McCrae 150 (Friday November 11,2022) After first break (11 am), staff & students will walk to the John McCrae house. Students will be organized in the gardens from youngest at the front, to oldest at the back.  Parents & public ...

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Parent / Teacher Interviews 2022

Posted November 2, 2022

K to 8 interviews are booked ONLINE unless your child’s teacher has communicated something differently. Please follow the directions below to book an interview online with your child’s teachers. Interviews are a wonderful opportunity for parents, teachers and students to work collaboratively to discuss, plan and set effective next steps ...

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Hello November!!

Posted October 31, 2022

Hello November Vector. Autumn Leaves And Text On White Background. Important dates in November: November 7- 11th – Treaty Recognition week November 11th – Remembrance Day November 14th – School Spirit Day – Wear School Colors November 21st – 25th ...

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John McCrae Public School Apparel

Posted October 26, 2022

Welcome to the official, school-approved web store for John McCrae Public School Apparel. Order online and have the order shipped directly to your home at a flat rate or free ship to school in batches. Read more at: ...

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Parents/Guardians invited to free webinar: Post-pandemic Mental Health

Posted October 17, 2022

Parents/guardians are invited to join a free webinar in November on post-pandemic mental health. Join Kevin Cameron as he shares information and strategies relating to post-pandemic mental health for adults and children. A survey by CMHA Ontario showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Ontarians say their mental health has worsened ...

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Download school ventilation reports from the UGDSB website

Posted October 14, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board continues to make board and school-based ventilation reports available in the 2022-23 school year. The board report and each school report is available for download on the UGDSB website at To access a specific school report: Download the full report (Microsoft Excel document) ...

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