News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

After school programs from our Neighborhood Group

Posted December 2, 2019

Options to keep those growing kids busy! Registration is now open for our After-School Series for January to March Break. This is part of our Youth Sports & Activity League. We are offering 11 hours of programming. (We will let you know SOON what we will be ...

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Video Surveillance at Ottawa Crescent

Posted November 20, 2019

To ensure the safety and security of our school buildings, all schools in Upper Grand have video surveillance both inside and outside of the buildings. The use of video surveillance is governed by strict policy and training to ensure a balance of security and privacy. Our policy regarding video surveillance ...

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Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Spirit Wear order begins on Monday

Posted November 14, 2019

Have a peak at our spirit wear order form here. Order deadline is Nov. 28. Size samples will be available at the school to try on from Nov. 18-22. Orders can be made with the order forms coming home, or online through School Cash.

Construction Notice – Stevenson Street North

Posted November 8, 2019

Stevenson Street North will be closed from Elizabeth Street to Eramosa Road for construction. Construction will start on November 11th and will take about three weeks to complete, weather permitting. Pedestrian access will be maintained. However, the east sidewalk will be closed at 1 Stevenson Street North. Pedestrians will need to ...

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Re-take day is tomorrow

Posted November 7, 2019

Picture re-take day is Friday Nov. 8th. Be sure your child indicates their desire to have a picture taken to their teacher, as not all students will be called down.

Spirit Wear coming on Nov. 18

Posted November 5, 2019

  OTTAWACRE Logo   Check out our new logo! Tons of spirit wear will be available for sale starting on Nov. 18. These orders will arrive in time for Christmas.  Lots of stylish clothing to choose from. Order forms will go home on Nov. 18.

WHY Survey being completed by Grade 4-6 students

Posted November 1, 2019

Beginning next week, all students in Grades 4-12 will be given the Well-Being Health and Youth Survey (WHY) in class. This survey is conducted by Public Health and School Boards in an effort to gauge student well being and issues around this. Students will complete the survey in class, and ...

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Halloween costumes at school

Posted October 29, 2019

On October 31, students are welcome to wear costumes to school if they wish. We ask that students leave any masks, weapons or scary/gory costumes at home. Any costumes that may be disrespectful or offensive to others are requested to stay at home.  If students are unsure if they should ...

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Get your flu shot!

Posted October 25, 2019

Get your Flu Shot! • As a parent, you are at risk of exposure to communicable diseases because of your close contact with children. • Children under two years of age are the most susceptible for hospitalization related to flu and flu related complications, while 5-9-year-olds are the most likely to ...

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Feedback welcome on draft board policies

Posted October 23, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft policies. Currently under review is: 213 – Code of Conduct This policy is important to students, staff, school councils, parents, and community members because everyone plays a role in maintaining a healthy and safe learning and working environment in our ...

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Nov 29th is “Buy Nothing Day”

Posted October 22, 2019

Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Anne Frank Celebrate Buy Nothing Day on November 29th! Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It is a day for society to examine the issue of over-consumption and is held on ‘Black ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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