News & Announcements

Risky Business – a workshop about how to support your preteen and/or teenager

Posted April 10, 2019

Wednesday, May 15th

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

O.D.S.S. Library, 22 Faulkner St., Orangeville

The session will be of interest to any parent who ever finds themselves wondering how to handle typical teenage-parent challenges…especially as their child transitions to high school and expects greater autonomy.

The presenter will share knowledge and expertise gained over their career working with parents and adolescents struggling with addictive behaviours and/or mental health issues. The objective is for …

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IPRC Meetings Scheduled for May 9th or May 14th

Posted April 8, 2019

Parents/guardians of students with IPRC’s are invited to a review meeting on either May 9th or May 14th.  You may schedule your meeting with Jill Milrose, Head of Special Education at ODSS by using the on-line parent-teacher booking system.  (note that the system works best with Chrome Internet browser or Safari – it does not work well with Explorer)  You will need your child’s OEN number (9 digit …

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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: joanne.wilson@ugdsb.on.ca,
  • 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.