A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.
Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.
Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students.
On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.
Diamondbacks, please check out the video that your teachers have put together for you! A big thank you to Mrs. Carruthers for organizing and getting this all put together.
To request your child’s password reset, please email the school. The school’s email address can be found at the very top right corner of this webpage. Please be sure to include your child’s full name as well as the name of their homeroom teacher.
A reminder to all members of our school communities that in alignment with municipal closures around COVID-19, all Upper Grand DSB schoolyard play structures are closed.
A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.
Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.
Hello Diamondbacks! We hope everyone is doing ok and practicing social distancing and proper hand washing!
For the next 2 weeks, the Premier has recommended that students use the online learning tools available here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home
If you require more support, please go to the board website: https://www.ugdsb.ca/
Please look after yourselves and one another! …
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.
The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020.
With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.
City staff will be conducting site reviews for the next few weeks all across the city. Staff will be at some current adult crossing guard locations and at other locations where there has been a request for an adult guard. Site reviews are completed prior to scheduling a field study.
All staff will have a …
Ken Danby will be taking part in the “Live Free Challenge”. Students and staff will be challenged to “Live Free” of something they take for granted every day. The challenge will take place this Friday March 6th and students will be asked to give up something they like or enjoy for the …
Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships.
It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of their differences.
On Pink Shirt Day and every day we ask you to Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
Monthly Environmental Activities to help Celebrate our Planet
March 28th is Earth Hour!
It is vital to teach our children to respect and take care of the environment.
Join the global Movement! Celebrate Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30pm.
Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to …
LET’S TALK (NOT TEXT) ABOUT SCREEN TIME
Are screens the new smoking? Parents and students are invited to learn more about the many impacts of screens on our lives and how we might foster a healthier relationship with them. Come and join us Thursday, April 23 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the John F. Ross …
There has been an increase in vehicles trying to access the school parking lot for drop off and pick up. We would like to remind parents that the parking lot is closed between 8:15-8:45am and from 2:30 – 3:15pm. For the safety of our students, we ask that you find alternate areas to park …
Starting Monday February 24th we are in need of Lunchroom Supervision. If you could spare a day or two to come to the school and supervise students during the eating portion and the outdoor portion please let Mrs. Tutty know in the office.
This is a paid position.
Our nutrition break times are: 10:30-11:15 and 12:35 …