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June 2024 Newsletter

Posted June 1, 2024

Our June 2024 Newsletter is available here.

Celebrating Pride Month in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted May 31, 2024

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and UGDSB Community,

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board is kicking off Pride Month. As we approach this important time, it’s essential that we come together to ensure our schools are supportive, inclusive spaces for all students.

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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

Morning (150 mins) – …

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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)

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May 2024 Newsletter

Posted April 30, 2024

Our May 2024 Newsletter is avaiable here.

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 with all teachers’ unions …

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

Posted April 5, 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 can make school attendance …

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April 2024 Newsletter

Posted April 1, 2024

Our April 2024 Newsletter is available here.

Highlights include:
Solar Eclipse Safety Information
Wolverine’s Night Out
Earth Day

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, where there will be …

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Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topics:

Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics

Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being

Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence

Secondary Topic PM: Mental Health …

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March 2024 Newsletter

Posted February 29, 2024

Our March 2024 Newsletter is available here.

Highlights include:
Beach Day
Pizza Orders for Block 3
Grade 8 Graduation Photos
Circle of Security Parenting Group

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 7 and 8 Health …

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Provide your input on the 2024-25 School Year Calendars

Posted February 15, 2024

Planning for the next school year has begun and the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking feedback on the proposed 2024-2025 school year calendars.

Each year, the UGDSB’s School Year Calendar Committee submits draft calendars for the upcoming school year to the Ministry. Once approved, these calendars are …

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February 2024 Newsletter

Posted February 2, 2024

Our February 2024 Newsletter is available here.

Highlights include:

Dance-a-thon
Winter Walk to School Day
Circle of Security Parenting Program

Remote Learning Pre-Registration for the 2024-25 school year

Posted February 1, 2024

During the 2023-2024 school year, the Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB), in partnership with Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Grand Erie District School Board (GEDSB) worked together to provide remote learning for elementary students. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

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