News & Announcements

LABOUR: Upcoming strike dates and school closures in the UGDSB

Due to provincial strike action, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed to students on the following dates (unless the strikes are averted):

  • Friday February 28 (elementary and secondary schools)

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.

Information: Drayton Minor Soccer Registration

Posted February 23, 2020

Drayton Soccer Ad February 2020

Potato & Ham Soup Day (Tuesday, February 18th)

Posted February 14, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18th there will be a FREE Potato and Ham Soup hot lunch at second nutrition break. Please send a bowl and a spoon with your child if they would like to participate! Thank you to our SCA for providing this opportunity! ...

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Environmental Post – Sweater Day (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

February 6th is National Sweater Day!

Make the Earth better by wearing a sweater

National Sweater Day is a way to learn about the importance of saving energy and to inspire you to use less energy all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada. If all Canadians ...

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Talking About Mental Health – Tests & Stress (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

Talking About Mental Health – Tests and Stress (February 2020) Taking tests is stressful for most students; however, there are lots of ways that your child and youth (and you!) can decrease the stress related to tests. Anticipate stress and be ready for it. Practice relaxing activities every day so during ...

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Public Health Communication (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

Information from Public Health: Fun facts about vaccines! You are 4 times more likely to get hit by a meteorite than to have a serious reaction to a vaccine. You have a 0.00013 percent chance of having a serious reaction to a vaccine! Vaccination is among the most successful and cost-effective ...

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Days of Significance (February 2020)

Posted February 2, 2020

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world! If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Dickieson. If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would love to hear from you. ...

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Information for parents/guardians about coronavirus

Posted January 27, 2020

Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.

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Important letter regarding Term 1 Report Cards

Posted January 22, 2020

Please read for important information about the impact current provincial job action will have on elementary Term 1 report cards.

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Important information about the Transportation website during strikes

Posted January 20, 2020

Please read for important information about student transportation (busing) communication during a strike that results in the closure of schools to students. 

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Turkey Soup Hot Lunch Rescheduled to January 16th

Posted January 13, 2020

The Turkey Soup Hot Lunch (purchased in advance for Term Two) has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at second nutrition break. If you have purchased this lunch option, please send in a bowl and spoon with your child on Thursday. Thank you!

Public Health Communication (January 2020)

Posted January 13, 2020

Protect You and Your Family From Cold and Flu Viruses: Wash hands often with soap and water. Carry an alcohol-based hand rub in your purse and car to use if soap and water are not available. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way. Avoid ...

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NEW DATE: JK Registration & French Immersion On-Time Application Window

Posted January 10, 2020

The French Immersion on-time application deadline has been extended to Monday January 20, 2020, at 4 p.m.

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Kindergarten Registration begins January 7th, 2020.

Posted January 6, 2020

Registration for new UGDSB JK and SK students for September 2020 will take place at your child’s home school from January 7-17, 2020.

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School Bus Delays & Cancellations (January 2020)

Posted January 2, 2020

BUS CANCELLATIONS: Transportation to and from school is provided by Service de transport de Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services (STWDSTS). STWDSTS has inclement weather procedures for school buses which are common for all five school boards in the Wellington-Dufferin region. The decision to cancel buses is made by STWDSTS after consultation with the ...

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Just a Reminder to Report All Immunizations to WDGPH (January 2020)

Posted January 2, 2020

This is a reminder to report immunizations to WDGPH:

Online: www.immunizewdg.ca

Email - Send copy to: vaccine.records@wdgpublichealth.ca

Fax - to Vaccine Records: 519-836-2986

Call: 1-800-265-7293 ext 4396

If you have questions about immunizations to call 1-800-265-7293 ext. 4746.

Talking About Mental Health – Starting the Year Mindfully (January 2020)

Posted January 2, 2020

STARTING THE YEAR MINDFULLY

Starting a new year, coming off of a two week school break, new resolutions and on-going challenges are a few of the things we have on our plates in January.  There is a lot of research that has shown the power of mindfulness ...

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