News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

Lost Items of Clothing

Please refer to our “Virtual Lost & Found” page (button top right home page) for items that are looking for a home.

Strengths to Grow: Invitation to Parents & Guardians

Posted December 5, 2023

Parents and guardians of elementary school children are invited to participate in the Strengths to Grow research study. This approved brief study is entirely online and can be completed at any time. Participants will complete two 10-minute surveys and the 30-minute Strengths to Grow ...

JK Registration 2024/2025 School Year

Posted December 4, 2023

Get Ready for School!  Kindergarten Registration January 9-26, 2024. How to Register: Pre-register online at www.ugdsb/Kindergarten Once the pre-registration has been successfully submitted, make an appointment at the school to show the required documents. If applying to French Immersion, you must complete the application process, including submission of all required documents ...

Kindergarten Registration is fast approaching – Here’s what you need to know

Posted December 4, 2023

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year opens January 9, 2024. The French Immersion on-time application window for registration for the 2024-2025 school year is open from January 9 to January 26 at 4:00 pm.

Food Drive – December 4th to 8th 

Posted November 23, 2023

Palmerston Public School will be hosting a Food Drive on the week of December 4th. All donations will be going to the Palmerston Food Bank. The following are items that are the most sought-after items:

Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews) Canned meats and fish Infant foods and baby formula Canned vegetables and fruit Bathroom ...

Progress Reports – Available for download now.

Updated November 20, 2023

Please contact your child's teacher if you are having difficulties accessing reports.

Parents/guardians invited to complete WHY Survey to help improve well-being of youth

Posted November 13, 2023

All parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board are invited to complete the 2023 WHY Survey, in partnership with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. The purpose of the Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys is to collect information from youth, parents, and school staff about youth health and well-being. These surveys will ...

It’s that time of year again – everything you need to know about UG Inclement Weather Procedures

Updated November 9, 2023

BUS DELAYS/CANCELLATIONS: In the event of bus cancellations, all schools will remain open for students and staff who can get there safely. If parents/guardians do not feel it is safe to bring their child/ren to school, the decision to keep their child/ren home is theirs to make. Just be sure to let ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Nov. 24, 2023

Updated November 10, 2023

Date: November 24, 2023 Length: Full Day Topics: Elementary Topic: Parent-Guardian / Teacher Interviews Secondary Topic 1:  AM – Curriculum PD and Workshops Secondary Topic 2:  PM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training as per the Collective Agreement Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules Description:  Elementary Staff will spend the full day communicating with parents/guardians about student progress after ...

Spirit Wear!

Posted November 6, 2023

Get some awesome Palmerston gear! Order your school apparel online @ Access Code: PSTO.PAL

WHY survey

Posted November 6, 2023

September 28, 2023 Dear Parent or Guardian, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct  a survey in your child’s school. All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked to complete this survey. Completion of the survey is not ...

Attendance Support

Posted October 31, 2023

This week, let’s discuss some things to do if all the strategies you’ve tried so far to encourage regular attendance at school with your child haven’t worked.  Be consistent! Don't give up. And know that there are supports for parents if you need them. ...

2023 Poinsettia Fundraiser

Posted October 26, 2023

Poinsettia Pic School Council is hosting a fundraiser this year to raise money towards "Phase 2" of the Creative Playground at Palmerston Public School. Order sheets will be coming home shortly to families offering various colours, sizes and arrangements of poinsettias.  Orders are due ...

Parent Virtual Info Session for myBLUEPRINT

Posted October 25, 2023

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY: PARENT VIRTUAL INFO SESSION FOR myBLUEPRINT Parents and Caregivers have an important role to play in supporting students with career/life planning and course selection. We are inviting them to join us for a virtual information session around maximizing the 7-12 myBlueprint Digital Pathways Planning Tool on ...

Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (

Attendance Support

Updated October 20, 2023

This week our tips for supporting your child’s attendance at school focuses on ways to involve the school. See below for some strategies you could try.  Know that there are supports in your child's school.  Connect with them as soon as an issue starts. ...

Canada Dental Benefit

Posted October 20, 2023

Applications for the second period of the Canada Dental Benefit are open. Eligible families can receive up to $650, to help with expenses for their children under 12 who receive dental care between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024.

Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB ...

Is your child struggling with attending school? We are here to help!

Posted October 6, 2023

Throughout the month of October  we will be sharing tips and strategies with parents/guardians to help encourage regular school attendance.  This week, we are going to focus on strategies around attitudes and beliefs - try some of these tips at home! Keep in ...

Information about the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026

Posted October 3, 2023

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026. This framework looks at the Foundations and Guiding Principles and establishes key Priority Areas.   The Principles and Foundations guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of the ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community. Considering this, we appeal for empathy and support for those impacted. Our dedicated UGDSB Support Services staff are here to support students and can be coordinated through their classroom teachers. For staff, Employee and Family Assistance Programs supports are available.

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