News & Announcements

LABOUR: Upcoming strike dates and school closures in the UGDSB

Due to provincial strike action, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed to students on the following dates (unless the strikes are averted):

  • Friday February 21 (elementary and secondary schools)

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at www.ugdsb.ca/labour.

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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Monday is Orange Shirt Day

Posted September 25, 2019

Orange Shirt Day On September 30, we acknowledge Orange Shirt Day to remember the pain and suffering Indigenous children were forced to endure at the hands of the Canadian government in residential schools.  On Monday you can wear an orange shirt to show your support and ...

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Rowan’s Law Day

Posted September 25, 2019

Today is Rowan's Law Day...a day marked in memory of Rowan Stringer; who died after multiple concussions in 2013. This day is to remember her, and inform others of the signs and symptoms of concussions within our schools. Image result for signs of concussions ontario

After school Karate program

Posted September 16, 2019

Starting Sept. 26th, there will be an $8/class Karate program running out of the OCPS gym on Thursdays. More info Karate

No more plastic spoons given out

Posted September 11, 2019

In an effort to continue our commitment as an eco-school,  in October we will no longer be giving out plastic spoons to students at lunch. Students are encouraged to bring reusable spoons from home in their lunch and take these back home at the end of the day for reuse. ...

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School-wide communications

Posted September 6, 2019

Welcome back! In an effort to save paper and continue our commitment to being an eco-school, all school-wide communications (except urgent notes and reports) will be done electronically. You can get important dates and notes from our website, or use the "UGConnect" app - available from your app store. If you ...

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School starts Sept. 3

Posted August 27, 2019

We look forward to seeing everyone again at 8:55 AM on September 3. The office is open this week for any new registrations or questions.

Reminder for parents/guardians: Accidents happen – be prepared with Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 27, 2019

Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on and off school premises during school activities.  Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans. The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under The Education ...

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What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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