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Lost Items of Clothing

Posted November 20, 2023

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

Progress Reports – Available for download now.

Posted November 15, 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 identify issues that could …

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

Posted November 13, 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 your child’s school know …

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Professional Activity Day Description – Nov. 24, 2023

Posted November 7, 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 the Progress Reports go …

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Spirit Wear!

Posted November 6, 2023

Get some awesome Palmerston gear!

Order your school apparel online @ www.schooltee.com.

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 required for your child’s …

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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. “Put on your own …

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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 to the school no …

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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 November 7 at 7pm …

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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 (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

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Attendance Support

Posted October 23, 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. Connecting earlier is better …

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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. canada.ca/dental

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 students, staff and families …

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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 mind that attendance issues …

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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 UGDSB mental health and …

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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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Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Posted August 29, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information.
In-Person Learning
We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a few students who will …

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Student Material List

Posted June 30, 2023

Palmerston School Supply List 2023

Some parents have asked what materials they can buy their children for the upcoming school year. A list of commonly used materials is included. Please remember that we will have materials at the school for those students that do not bring their own supplies. Have a wonderful summer!

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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