News & Announcements

Transportation Information for the 2020-21 school year

If buses are cancelled in Divisions 1, 2, 3, or 4: Division 1 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 2 – elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed. Division 3 – elementary schools and secondary schools are closed to students. Division 4 – elementary schools and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students. Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations. 

Information on COVID-19 and school operations:

Information regarding positive COVID-19 cases

Posted November 27, 2020

Please read the following information about additional positive COVID-19 cases in our school.

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Feedback welcome on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools

Posted November 25, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public feedback on board Policy 503 – Safe Schools. The deadline to provide feedback is January 19 at 4pm.

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Information regarding positive COVID-19 case

Posted November 23, 2020

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has recently investigated a COVID-19 exposure in our school community.  They have determined that this case creates a low risk to the school.  No classes will be closed in this situation.

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Important changes on bus cancellation days and inclement weather days in the UGDSB

Posted November 20, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, there are changes to bus cancellation and inclement weather days in the Upper Grand District School Board in the 2020-21 school year. 

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health letter to the community

Posted November 18, 2020

Dr. Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has shared a letter with important information for the community regarding COVID-19. 

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Thank You

Posted November 16, 2020

Mr. Boyce and I would like to thank all the staff, parents, and extended family members who helped with today's early school closure due to the power outage.  We appreciated everyone's calm nature as they waited for us to radio and pick up students in their classrooms.  Thank you for ...

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Monday Nov. 16: Power outage at Minto-Clifford PS

Posted November 16, 2020

Please be advised that we are experiencing a power outage at Minto-Clifford Public School. 

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Letter from the Director: Elementary school staffing and organization

Posted November 11, 2020

This letter is to provide all parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board with information on changes required in our elementary schools following the survey that allowed students to switch between in-person and remote learning. 

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Principal Updates

Posted November 6, 2020

Updates from the office: The William Street pathway will be closing and the Lawrence Avenue pathway will be opening, please have your children begin to use the new path on Monday. The old pathway is not owned by the school or the town and will not be maintained moving forward. ...

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UGUmbrella: The quality of being thankful – this November we celebrate Gratitude

Posted November 2, 2020

The theme for November is Gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It is an essential skill that helps us keep our focus on what we have, instead of what we do not have. This skill is especially important at a time when there are so many restrictions in ...

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Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Posted October 19, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

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Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

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Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

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Update on Face Covering

Posted September 29, 2020

Starting Wednesday September 30 our students and staff will be wearing face coverings in the halls at all times, including as we exit for recess, gym, and/or outdoor learning.  This is a change that we are doing as we follow the new  recommendations of Public Health.  To help support this ...

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UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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Updated Information From Public Health

Posted September 18, 2020

The province has released a new online COVID-19 school screening tool for use by students, parent/guardian (on behalf a student), employees, and visitors of school setting https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/ This is available in both English and French.   We ask that you use this tool daily before sending your child to school. We ...

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Fundraising/Terry Fox Run

Posted September 15, 2020

September 15, 2020   Dear parents/guardians,   As we continue to welcome students back into our schools and focus on new protocols to help keep students and staff safe, the Upper Grand District School Board has notified schools that school-organized fundraising will be paused at this time.   The board recognizes that fundraising is a big ...

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