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Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements with all teachers’ unions …

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Intermediate Art Club: Spotlight on Earth Day

Posted April 27, 2024

The Ken Danby Intermediate Art Club was asked “How might we create a work of art that celebrates our Earth and recognizes the current challenges it is now facing?”  Through the inquiry process students planned a collaborative piece that incorporated the elements of art and the exploration of climate issues.  As you check out …

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2023/2024 School Yearbook on sale now!

Posted April 17, 2024

Yearbooks are available for purchase online for $25 from now until May 19th.  If your family is interested in obtaining a personal copy please follow the instructions here (also pictured below). Also, please note the school also purchases a copy for the library each year that is available for all students to view.  …

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April UGDSB Together Newsletter is out!

Posted April 6, 2024

The April Communications Newsletter is out!

In this month’s issue we have information about:

  • Every Day Counts! Student attendance
  • Student career fairs
  • Mental health literacy for students
  • And more!

Download the newsletter here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/communications/communications-newsletter/

Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Posted April 5, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that can make school attendance …

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted March 20, 2024

GUELPH, ON – At the March 19, 2024, Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, Upper Grand District School BoardTrustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report.”

The report will now be taken to the Board Meeting on April 9, 2024, for approval by Trustees, where there will be …

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Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topics:

Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics

Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being

Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence

Secondary Topic PM: Mental Health …

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UGDSB introducing new grade 7/8 Mental Health Literacy Modules to support student mental health and well-being

Posted February 27, 2024

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board will be delivering modules to grade 7/8 students to enhance mental health literacy.   

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education introduced a series of modules to support the existing mental health literacy expectations within the grades 7 and 8 Health …

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Provide your input on the 2024-25 School Year Calendars

Posted February 15, 2024

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking feedback on the proposed 2024-2025 school year calendars.

Each year, the UGDSB’s School Year Calendar Committee submits draft calendars for the upcoming school year to the Ministry. Once approved, these calendars are …

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Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-2025 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

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