News & Announcements

Heat Advisory

Hot and humid conditions are expected.  Hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Access health and safety resources on the UGDSB website

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

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 (

Family Fun Night Info – Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 7pm

Posted June 13, 2023

Hello Ken Danby Families! As we approach our “Family Fun Night” on Thursday, June 15 from 5 to 7pm, we wanted to share a few reminders and to provide a map to help families navigate their way around the school grounds: bring water and be sure to hydrate yourself (there will ...

Raffle Basket Donations for Family Fun Night (due Mon, June 12)

Posted June 8, 2023

Hello Ken Danby Community! We are very excited for our upcoming Family Fun Night on Thursday, June 15 from 5-7pm. Our classes will again be joining together to donate a Raffle Basket to this event. Families are asked to bring in a new item pertaining to the theme of their child’s class. A ...

Intermediate Track & Field Event – Thursday, June 8th – postponed

Posted June 7, 2023

Good afternoon all,

Please note that due to predicted higher air quality index concerns for tomorrow, the Intermediate Track and Field Event at the University of Guelph scheduled for Thursday, June 8th has been postponed.  Please inform your students, staff and school communities accordingly.  We will advise ...

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.

Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

Trauma-Informed Practices – Free Webinar for Parents/Guardians/Caregivers

Posted May 13, 2023

Trauma-Informed Practices - Free Webinar for Parents/Guardians/Caregivers This webinar is open to any parents/guardians/caregivers and there is no cost associated - Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00pm. Click the link below and see the info pictured. Trauma-informed Practices - Free Webinar ZOOM Webinar - click link here to register: ...

UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan

Posted May 11, 2023

At the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”. The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections.  The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District ...

UGDSB seeking public input on board policies

Posted April 26, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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