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

Lunch Hour Supervisor Position

Posted June 14, 2024

We are beginning the process of looking for a new lunch hour supervisor for next year. The position will require a commitment of two hours daily (10:30 - 11:30 and 1:00 - 2:00), 5 days per week, not including holidays and PD days. The hiring process is done ...

Celebrating Pride Month in the UGDSB

Posted June 2, 2024

June is Pride Month, all schools in the UGDSB raise the Pride Flag for the month of June to show our support and acceptance and to celebrate the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Flying the Pride flag not only signals that our schools are committed to building safe spaces for everyone, ...

Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Posted May 27, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians Date: June 7, 2024 Length: Full Day Topic AM: Curriculum Topic PM: Report Card Writing Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Description:  Elementary Staff will spend half the day focused on various math and literacy topics and strategies. The second half of the day will be dedicated to report card writing, as per the employee group collective agreements. Elementary ...

UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change) Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change) ...

BOOK FAIR is coming to Maryborough!

Posted May 15, 2024

We will be holding a Scholastic book fair from May 21 to 24! On Tuesday, May 21 and Wednesday, May 22, the book fair will be open at designated recesses for students to make purchases. If you would rather shop with your child, stop by on Thursday, May 23 ...

End of May Reminders

Posted May 15, 2024

End of May Reminders Pizza, subs , and milk are finished end of May. Any unused milk cards will still be honoured until used up. Tomorrow is our May Colour House Day. Please keep an eye on our web site calendar. The remainder of May and June is very ...

Jump Rope For Heart

Posted May 8, 2024

Our school is excited to participate in Jump Rope for Heart this year! Our students will discover fun ways to get active, practice healthy habits and learn about helping others while raising money to beat heart disease and stroke. Our event day is Wednesday June 12th, however we will be ...

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 ...

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

Updated April 22, 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 ...

Year End School Wide Trip

Posted April 4, 2024

We are in the process of planning our year end school wide trip. We are currently booked to visit African Lion Safari Monday June 24th. We are interested in surveying our school community to determine interest amongst parents and guardians to join us. If you are interested in ...

School Council – Fresh Box Fundraiser

Posted March 25, 2024

School Council - Fresh Box Fundraiser opens on March 28 to April 11. Friends and family can also order through the provided link. FRESHBOX ORDER FORM The customer information form must be completed and returned to Maryborough April 12th. This information is used to deliver your order to your ...

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, ...

Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day


Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence ...

The Grove Hub – Palmerston

Posted March 6, 2024

  Please see details below for an upcoming March Break Junior Youth Day at the Grove Hub in Palmerston. Palmerston_Grove

March Break Activities – Drayton Branch, Wellington County Library

Posted March 1, 2024


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 ...

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