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Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools. Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register. Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

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Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Posted August 23, 2023

Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. to ensure educators are prepared to support their students in a manner consistent with the recommendations in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read report for the full school year. Additionally, staff will focus on the implementation of the new Language curriculum in grades 1 – 8 and on embedding high yield strategies in reading across the various subject curriculum areas. In Secondary schools, teachers will continue professional development on the de-streamed grade 9 course and on effective practices for teaching reading across various subject areas. Furthermore, enhancing teacher efficacy in supporting students to consolidate foundation knowledge and skills in Grade 9 destreamed English will be a focus of this professional learning time.

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2023/2024 Registration

Posted August 9, 2023

Welcome to the 2023/2024 School Year!

September 5th 2023 is the first day of school for all students.
Please find all registration information for new students within this link ⇒ UGDSB Registration
*Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

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Report Cards available June 21st 2023

Posted June 16, 2023

Final Report Cards will be available June 21st 2023 from the Parent Portal

Click here to access the Ottawa Crescent Parent Portal ⇒ HERE

If you have not already registered for the parent portal, instruction for this can be found HERE. You will need to register for the portal before you can access the …

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June 2023 policy updates in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted June 14, 2023

At the June 13, 2023, UGDSB Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

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Information: Air quality due to forest fires

Posted June 7, 2023

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and are providing Environment Canada guidance to all schools.

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Air Quality Letter to Parents/Guardians

Posted June 7, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and …

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Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

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Supporting Caregivers with Math at Home

Posted May 26, 2023

Caregivers have access to the UGDSB Games and Activities that Support Mathematical Thinking website. This website includes information about mindsets for math and the importance of math play, as well as games for Primary, Junior & Intermediate-aged children. 

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safeTALK SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING

Posted May 26, 2023

Summer SAFETALK training sessions are available to parents/caregivers and guardians.  Please see the flyer for information and registration ⇒   safeTalk Flyer

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