News & Announcements

Complete the Student Census by October 9

Students/families in Kindergarten to Grade 12 are encouraged to complete the UGDSB Counts Student Census survey by October 9, 2022. The link to complete the census can be found at the bottom of the email sent to parents/guardians (Kindergarten – Grade 8) and students (Grades 9-12+). It is a rectangular blue button that says “Begin Survey.” If you need assistance, please email [email protected]

Learn more about the importance of this census data, how the board is protecting privacy and examples of ways that the board will using the data to direct its resources and supports at

Parent’s Night – Tuesday October 18

Join us Tuesday October 18 for Parent’s Night. 

Norwell DSS will be holding Parent’s night on Thursday October 18 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  This is an opportunity to schedule a meeting with your student’s teachers if you wish to do so.

On line booking for parent night will open this Thursday, October 06 2022 12:00 AM. Please go to 

If you have any questions or concerns about using this online booking system, please call the school.

Terry Fox Run – NDSS Surpasses $1500.00 Goal

TerryFoxImageThank you to everyone who participated and donated to Norwell’s 26th annual Terry Fox Walk. We appreciate your support and are excited to announce that we surpassed our $1500.00 goal and raised $1711.50 in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.  Mr. Frayne’s LEAF class raised the most per student  and is the winner of the donut party and will get a front row seat at VP Mr. Martin’s ice bucket challenge.  We would also like to thank Tim Horton’s for sponsoring our event and providing timbits for all of our participants.  Norwell was super excited to host our first post covid school event of the year, and we look forward to many more.




Parents/Guardians: The next North Wellington Hub meeting is October 12, 2022

September 22, 2022

Parents/caregivers with child/ren attending an Upper Grand District School Board school located in North Wellington are invited to join the North Wellington Hub.

The Hub is an opportunity for parents/caregivers and community members in North Wellington to meet on a regular basis to discuss topics related to their child/ren’s schools and education, and to receive information from the board related to schools. The purpose of the Hub is to facilitate communication and collaboration about North Wellington schools in a positive and respectful environment, where information is exchanged, learning and understanding is provided, and more.

The next meeting is October 12, 2022, at 7pm.

  • In-person: Wellington Heights Secondary School (405 Sligo Road East, Mount Forest)
  • Virtual: via Microsoft Teams

Please RSVP at:

Questions? Please email Robin Ross at [email protected] 

North Wellington Hub   Flyer (Fall 2022)

Remembrance Day Submissions Requested

Posted October 5, 2022

Kissclipart Remembrance Day Clipart Armistice Day Remembrance 758ea7aefd5e0a07Join us in honouring the family and friends of Norwell who are veterans or have served in the Armed Forces!


If you have a family member or friend who has served in any battle or peacekeeping unit throughout Canada’s history, we invite you to submit their photo and information so that we can …

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Help the UGDSB make positive change – Complete the Student Census today!

Posted September 19, 2022

Everyone counts. Complete the Student Census today!

The “UGDSB Counts Student Census” launches today for all Upper Grand District School Board students in grades Kindergarten-12.

Participation in the Student Census will help the UGDSB make systemic changes that will create more equitable outcomes for all students.

The census is a confidential, voluntary survey for all students (K-12) in the Upper Grand District School Board. The goal of the census is to better …

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Wellness Works: Welcome Back!

Posted September 15, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is continuing with the Wellness Works monthly themes across all grades in the 2022-2023 school year.  For September we are once again bringing our collective focus to the theme of:  WELCOME, CONNECTION and BELONGING. 

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Terry Fox Event

Posted September 15, 2022

Terry Fox Run LogoNorwell’s 26th annual Terry Fox walk takes place on Fri. Sept. 23rd.  Staff and students are invited to participate in the walk through Palmerston Lions Heritage Park and to donate to the Terry Fox Foundation.  All donations will be collected in period 1 homeroom classes from Mon. Sept. 19th through to Fri. Sep. …

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School Council Meeting (Presentation on Post-Secondary Application Process) – Tuesday September 20 6:30pm

Posted September 12, 2022

Welcome back Parents and Guardians! Our first School Council meeting is Tuesday September 20 at 6:30pm. Join us in our library or virtually. Our meeting will begin at 6:30pm with introductions and elections (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer) followed by a presentation on Post-Secondary Pathways from our Guidance department. To join us virtually, click this link: Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 515-605-0118 and enter this PIN: 702 426 423#  

New School and Child Care Screening Tool is available online

Posted September 1, 2022

The Ministry of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health have provided a new “School and Child Care” screening tool. It is recommended that students/children and visitors continue to self-screen for illness every day before attending school or child care using this updated Screening Tool.

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School and community supports for our students

Posted August 29, 2022

Dear Norwell students and families,

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that one of our students passed away over the weekend.

Our deepest sympathies go out to this family and we are working to support them in any way we can.

We know many students may be impacted by this tragedy; we have been working closely with The Grove to put supports in place for students. For Tuesday August …

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Back to School! Information for students and families

Posted August 29, 2022

It’s back to school season! We are excited to welcome and welcome back all students and families to the Upper Grand. To help make the transition back to school smoother for our students and families, we are sharing a website with information about back to school.

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Register your child for school on August 30

Posted August 23, 2022

On August 30, 2022 from 1 PM to 4 PM, registration will open online for parents and guardians to register their child to their home elementary school.

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First Day of School – Tuesday September 6th

Posted August 23, 2022

Welcome back ! NDSS staff are very excited to see you all return to Norwell for the 2022-23 school year!  Before you return on Tuesday September 6, there is some important information to share with you.  All students, Grade 9-12, are to attend classes on Tuesday September 6. Please read the following information carefully.


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