News & Announcements

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

Reminder of Security Cameras

Posted August 28, 2023

At the beginning of every school year, we notify our community that our video cameras remain active. All schools within the Upper Grand have security cameras. The purpose of this video surveillance is to increase security and safety within the school. The video footage is only used to investigate issues that ...

Smoke and Vape-Free Environment

Posted August 28, 2023

The Upper Grand DSB provides a smoke and vape-free environment for its students, staff and others while on Board property, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Board policy 208. This policy refers to all forms of tobacco, and any processed form of tobacco that may be smoked, inhaled ...

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.

Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools. Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register. Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 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.

Term Two Report Cards – Available Online June 22nd

Posted June 21, 2023

Term Two Report Cards will be available online at our Report Card Portal here:  You can also access the link above through our website.  Along the right side of our home page, find the blue tab “UGDSB Parent/Guardian Portal’.  Once there, ...

June 2023 policy updates in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted June 14, 2023

At the June 13, 2023, UGDSB Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (

Information: Air quality due to forest fires

Posted June 7, 2023

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and are providing Environment Canada guidance to all schools.

School Council Meeting (Virtual) – Tues., June 13th at 6:30

Posted June 5, 2023

School Council AGM | École St. John Paul II School Our next School Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 pm.   The meeting will be virtual.  Please use this link to join the Google meeting:  All parents and guardians are welcome to ...

Celebrating Pride Month

Posted May 31, 2023

For the month of June, June Ave along with other schools in the UGDSB will be flying the Pride Flag.  To learn more, please read the letter from our Board Chair and Director on school websites dated May 30th.
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