News & Announcements

School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

Remembrance Day 2021

Posted October 7, 2021

Remembrance Day 2021 On Thursday, November 11, at 11:30 am, Montgomery Village Public School will have a school-wide, in-class, commemoration of Remembrance Day. We would like to create an audio-visual presentation that highlights the families of our students for the ceremony. If you have photos of veterans, those who were involved ...

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Masks and Dogs

Posted October 1, 2021

Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for your ongoing support in working with our staff through ongoing COVID restrictions. I have just a few reminders so we can continue to keep our community safe. MASKS: In the morning and during pick up at the end of the day, we are asking all students ...

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Dufferin Parent Support Network

Posted September 30, 2021

MVPS Families. Please use the link below to see the October Workshops available through Dufferin Parent Support Network. Family Support October

MVPS Food Drive

Posted September 27, 2021

MVPS will be having a Thanksgiving Food Drive! Students can donate non-perishable food items. We will be collecting items from Wednesday September 29th to Thursday October 7th. All donated food will be brought to the Orangeville Food Bank. We hope to provide many meals to many families in our community. Below is ...

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MVPS Adult Lending Library

Posted September 23, 2021

With the help of our School Council, we are excited to announce our MVPS Adult Lending Library is now up and running. We have 24 titles to borrow so far. If you are interested in borrowing one of the books please fill out the google form. If you have a ...

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Cash Online

Posted September 21, 2021

Good morning, parents and guardians. Our online payments are now available. It's our hope to offer activities and services to families this year despite the restrictions of COVID. To prepare for this, we are asking parents to ensure they register for Cash Online. For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce ...

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First School Council Meeting

Posted September 15, 2021

Good afternoon, parents and guardians; Our first school council meeting of the year is next Wednesday, September 22nd beginning at 6:00 PM. Due to COVID restrictions, our meeting will be virtual. We will send out a link for the meeting on the 22nd. School Council meetings allow parents to get involved with ...

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School Reorganization

Posted September 15, 2021

Dear parents and guardians; Each year, schools within the Upper Grand District School Board go through a staffing process that reflects changes in school populations from the previous Spring. Our school population is determined by who shows up to school in that first week of September. Some changes were expected, but ...

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Outdoor Masking Guideline Change

Posted September 3, 2021

Good morning MVPS families. Yesterday, we received changes to the outdoor masking guidelines that we previously communicated with families. At this point, we are still able to have students go out for nutrition breaks and mix with students from other cohorts. However, if students choose to mix with students from other ...

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First Day!

Posted September 1, 2021

Dear parents and guardians; Welcome back to school. As a staff, we are using this week for training, professional development, and preparing to receive our students on September 7th. There are many new members joining our school community this year. Many of you will be wondering what our first day looks like. ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Summer Mental Health Support Line

Posted June 18, 2021

If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, you or your youth can call and leave a voicemail at 519-822-4420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voice mails will be checked regularly from July 2 to August 30. Please note that this is not ...

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Congratulations, Kara!

Posted June 8, 2021

One of our MVPS students, Kara Taylor, has won big! Kara participated in a National Writing contest where students from across the country were asked to write on the meaning of home. Inspired and encouraged by Mrs. Lee, Kara wrote a passionate poem describing what home means to her. Kara ...

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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#UGUmbrella – This June we are looking at Mastery

Posted May 27, 2021

We’ve almost completed our first year of exploring a different Umbrella Skill each month. This June, we will be looking at Mastery as our final Umbrella Skill for the 2020-2021 school year.

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12+ Student Vaccine

Posted May 26, 2021

Hello Parents and Guardians, As you may be aware, all students aged 12+ and their families are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine through Public Health. Attached to this message you will find instructions on how to pre-register and then get an appointment for a vaccine. Please read and ...

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