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Important Information/Updates

Procedure for high school exams if buses are cancelled:
Please review the following procedures for what happens with the secondary school exam schedule if buses are cancelled.

Daily School Absence Report:
The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

Semester 1 Final Evaluation Days

All students will complete an assessment each day (minimum of one hour) on the Final Evaluation Days. The assessments may include a written exam, an activity, an interview/conference or presentation. 


UPDATED Thursday January 26, 2023

Final Evaluation Days:

Friday, January 27th– Day 1 – Period 1 (starts @ 9:30 am)

Monday, January 30th– Day 2 – Period 2 (starts @ 9:30 am)

Tuesday, January 31st – Day 3 – Period 3 (starts @ 9:30 am)

Wednesday February 1st– Day 4 – Period 4  (starts @ 9:30 am)

Thursday, February 2nd – Day 5 – (VP Approved Only for student makeups)

Friday, February 3rd  – PD Day (no classes)

Monday February 6th – Semester 2 Classes Begin


Transportation will operate as per usual. The cafeteria servery will be open for breakfast.


Inclement Weather Memo – January 25, 2023 

Should an inclement weather day (with cancelled buses) occur during Days 1 to 4, the entire exam schedule and professional activity day, and start date for semester 2 will move forward by the number of snow days for the affected area(s).

If buses are cancelled on Day 5, the exam schedule, PA Day and start of semester 2 do not change. Should an inclement weather day occur on the PD Day, no adjustment will be made in the schedule for the commencement of semester 2.



The School and Child Care Screening Tool has been updated to align with recent recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health.  Please be sure to complete the screening before coming to school.

Students/children and visitors who do not pass the screening should follow the advice provided upon completion of the screening tool.


Procedure for high school exams if buses are cancelled

Posted January 25, 2023

The secondary school examination schedule for semester 1 is set for January 26-February 1, 2023 (5 days).

Thursday, February 2nd is scheduled to be a Secondary Professional Activity Day for semester turn around activities.

Semester 2 is scheduled to begin on …

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Posted January 18, 2023

Understanding Human Trafficking: An Information Session for Parents

Posted January 10, 2023

Attendance – Vacation Notice

Posted December 12, 2022

Sticky Note Paper With Vacation Red Color Text Isolate White Background Vector Illustration_320153 463 (2)If your student is going to be absent for 5+ consecutive days, please fill out …

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Masks are Strongly Encouraged

Posted November 29, 2022

Stress Busters Program

Posted November 29, 2022

Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schools

Posted November 18, 2022

With winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days.

Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures …

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Midterm Reports

Posted November 17, 2022

Report CardMidterms will be available to students and parents/guardians on Thursday November 24. You can access your midterm on the Student Profile or the Parent …

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School Council Meeting

Posted November 16, 2022

Our next School Council meeting will be Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30pm in the Norwell Library. The focus of our meeting will be to identify an executive with three positions to fill. We will also …

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Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supports

Posted November 9, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support …

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