News & Announcements

UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

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Summer School Registration is now Open!

Posted May 19, 2021

There is in-school face to face and online e-learning courses available. To sign up for face to face in school courses you would pick courses in My Blueprint under continuing education and then Dufferin Summer School. If you are interested in online e-learning, you would need to explore the courses on this website, then email a guidance counsellor the course you are wanting to take and we will register …

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Clarification regarding remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 12, 2021

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

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Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”

Posted May 10, 2021

A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.

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Informal survey: Are you interested in attending the Secondary Remote School next year?

Posted May 6, 2021

All UGDSB Grade 8 and high school students are invited to fill out an informal survey to indicate their interest in attending the Secondary Remote School for the 2021-22 school year. The survey closes on May 17. Please note that this informal survey is not registration.

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Preliminary information about remote learning options for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to welcoming students back in September 2021. We are currently working on plans for next school year, and once those plans are finalized we will share the information widely with our students and families.

The UGDSB will offer a remote learning option for both elementary and secondary students in the 2021-22 school year. 

In the coming weeks, the UGDSB …

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#UGUmbrella – This May we are looking at Autonomy – our ability to make decisions 

Posted April 30, 2021

This May, the Upper Grand District School Board is looking at autonomy as our Umbrella Skill. Autonomy is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives.

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Draft school year calendars for 2021-22 approved

Posted April 28, 2021

At the Board Meeting held on April 27, 2021, trustees approved draft school year calendars for the 2021-2022 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

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Virtual IPRC Review Meetings are May 6th and 7th

Posted April 20, 2021

Every year ODSS holds annual Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) school-level reviews.  The annual IPRC review is to ensure that both your child’s identification (e.g. LD or Gifted) and placement (regular class or special class placement) continues to support the needs of your child.  These review meetings are only scheduled for parents/guardians of students with IPRC’s.  To book your virtual review meeting this year please complete the Google …

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Update regarding remote learning resuming April 19

Posted April 15, 2021

Information for families regarding the resumption of remote learning on April 19, including information for students in specialized DD class placements.

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