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

Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information. In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a ...

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.

Welcome Back 2023-2024 School Year

Posted August 23, 2023

Welcome Back 2023 Website

Let’s Get Loud! Year End Staff Video 2023

Posted June 29, 2023


Thank You Ken Danby School Council

Posted June 22, 2023

Thank You School Council 2023 June

Term 2 Report Cards – available for parents/guardians online for viewing – Thursday, June 22 at 12noon

Posted June 21, 2023

Attention Ken Danby Families, ​​​​​​​Term 2 Report Cards will be available online by 12noon on Thursday, June 22 at our school Report Card Portal (barring any technical difficulties): If you have previously accessed our electronic Report Card Portal, no action is required at this time, and you will be able to ...

Family Fun Night TONITE – Rain or Shine :)

Posted June 15, 2023

Good afternoon, Ken Danby Families, We are looking forward to seeing you at our Family Fun Night this evening from 5-7pm. A quick note: We will be proceeding, Rain or Shine, and if rain comes, we will move some events inside, and adjust accordingly. ******* Also, please don't be shy to express your gratitude ...

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 (

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