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


Book Fair 2022

Posted September 19, 2022

Book Fair  

UGDSB Counts Student Census

Posted September 19, 2022

Dear parents and guardians, The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the board-wide “UGDSB Counts Student Census.” The goal of the census is for the school board to learn more about the diversity of students in our communities and make positive change to support students. The Student Census opened on September ...

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CCAT-7 2022

Posted September 19, 2022

For Grade 3 Students During the week of Tuesday October 11th to Friday October 14th, 2022, the Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test –Version 7 (CCAT-7) will be administered to all Grade 3 students in the Upper Grand District School Board.  The CCAT-7 results will help the school to ...

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Gr. 7 Immunization 2022

Posted September 19, 2022

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GRADE 7 VACCINATIONS Dear Parent/Guardian, Public Health provides free vaccinations to Grade 7 students in the schools in the fall and in the spring. Your child’s first immunization clinic is October 3, 2022 Read more at: Gr 7 Immunizations Consent

Terry Fox Run 2022

Posted September 19, 2022

For many years, Canadian school students have registered to take part in a coast-to-coast Terry Fox Run. John McCrae has proudly participated in this event since 2000, raising an incredible $75,110.88 for this charity dedicated to further the cause of cancer research. Read more at: Terry Fox Fun 2022 ...

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Wellness Works: Welcome Back!

Posted September 15, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is continuing with the Wellness Works monthly themes across all grades in the 2022-2023 school year.  For September we are once again bringing our collective focus to the theme of:  WELCOME, CONNECTION and BELONGING. 

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Reorganization September 2022

Posted September 15, 2022

As indicated in the September newsletter, on our website, and as posted on the school doors, our school organization was tentative until student enrollment numbers were reviewed by the Upper Grand District School Board staffing committee.    The District Staffing Committee has now informed us that ...

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Posted September 12, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, During this school year, an Occupational Therapist (OT) from KidsAbility Centre for Child Development will be working with students and teachers in our school. OTs are health professionals who focus on activities of daily living: at school, they look at how students are managing with taking part in classroom activities. ...

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Queen Elizabeth II – September 8, 2022

Posted September 8, 2022

Our flag along with other UGDSB flags will be lowered, due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022.   Flags will remain lowered until further notice.  

Firefighters’ National Memorial Day – Sunday, September 11, 2022

Posted September 7, 2022

 Firefighters’ National Memorial Day – Sunday, September 11, 2022 September 11th is designated as Firefighters' National Memorial Day. This is in memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. Firefighters' National Memorial Day commemorates their courage, their selflessness, and their unwavering commitment to serving our communities.
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