News & Announcements

Class of 2019 – Last chance to order a cap & gown for Commencement!

Posted June 18, 2019

Grade 12 grads are asked to order their cap & gown for commencement no later than June 21st!  Commencement will be Friday, Nov. 1st at 7:00 p.m. in the ODSS cafe - but you need to order your cap & gown now!  The cost is $20 and the link to order is See Guidance if you have any questions.  Congratulations!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019! Prom is June 25th!

Posted June 3, 2019

The 2019 Prom will be held on June 25, 2019 at The Manor Event Venue, 16750 Weston Rd., King, ON from 6pm – 11pm.

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the event.  Tickets are $70 and include dinner and dance.

The school is not aware of, nor sanctions, any events that take place before or after prom.

Tickets will be on sale from Monday, June 3 to Friday …

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Month of June is Pride month

Posted June 3, 2019

The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians and community members identify as members of the Rainbow or LGBTQ+ community. Flying the Pride flag not only signals that our schools are safe spaces for everyone, it also aligns with our Vision Statement and Guiding Principles of inclusion and student and staff well-being and our Equity Plan. Our school community is showing our acceptance …

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Community Service Hours

Posted May 3, 2019

Have you completed your 40 hours of Community Service?  These hours must be completed and handed in before you can graduate.  The form to record your hours and the Information Guide is here.  Grads should have their hours submitted no later than June 1st so we can consider you for Graduation awards!

Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

Please …

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On Street Parking Map

Posted February 13, 2019

This map shows where you can park in the surrounding streets. If you need to drive to the school please consider parking on a street where on street parking is allowed and walking the rest of the way to the school. This will help reduce traffic congestion on the school site and immediately in front of the school. On Street Parking Map (PDF)

Smoke and Vape-Free School Environment

Posted December 21, 2018

The Upper Grand DSB provides a smoke and vape-free environment for its students, staff and others while on school Board property and at school events.  Under our policy, all forms of tobacco, and any processed form of tobacco that may be smoked, inhaled or chewed is included. Additionally, all forms of e-cigarettes are also covered under this policy.


Smudging is the tradition of using sacred smoke from sacred medicines (e.g., …

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Life-Threatening Allergies

Posted September 24, 2018

Life-Threatening Allergies

We have students in our school with potential life-threatening allergies (called anaphylaxis) to various foods and other materials. Anaphylaxis is a medical condition that can cause death within minutes.  In recent years, anaphylaxis has increased dramatically among students. Although this may not affect your child’s class(es) directly, we are letting you know so that you are aware that we aim to create an allergy …

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Health and Physical Education Letter for Parents

Posted September 4, 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

We are writing to you to address some of the questions and concerns we have received regarding changes to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum. As you may know, the Government of Ontario has directed all school boards across the province to use the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum (Grades 1-8). Since all school boards are required to teach the curriculum that is approved …

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Reporting Student Absences

Posted August 23, 2017

You can let us know if your child missed school by:

  • telephone: 519-941-0491, ext. 258,
  • e-mail our attendance secretary:,
  • or send a note with your child on their first day back (note should be brought to the office)
Please let us know the date and times the child is excused (i.e. morning or all day) and the reason for the absence.