News & Announcements

Bus Cancellation Information for 2020-21:

  • If buses are cancelled in Division 1, elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 2, elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 3, elementary and secondary schools are closed to students.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 4, elementary and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students.
  • Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations. STWDSTS posts bus cancellations by 6:30am each morning.

Information on COVID-19 and school operations:

Morning Announcements – Monday, June 29th, 2020

Posted June 29, 2020

  Monday, June 29th, 2020 Happy Canada Day from the Dobson and Marcoux families! Canada Day Dobson Marcoux Chromebook Drop Off Today Today is the last day to drop off Chromebooks at the school if you do not wish to keep them over the summer.  ...

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Morning Announcements – Friday, June 26th, 2020

Posted June 26, 2020

Today is Friday, June 26th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est vendredi, le 26 juin, 2020.  YOU MADE IT!!!!  Happy Last Day of School everyone!  A special ‘shout out’ to you if you’ve kept up your Distance Learning while we’ve been away.  That is no small ...

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Morning Announcements – Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Posted June 25, 2020

Hello PPS!  Today is Thursday, June 25th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est jeudi, le 25 juin, 2020.   Spirit Day Tomorrow It is our last Spirit Day and Dance it out Friday tomorrow!  We are celebrating Canada Day tomorrow!  So wear your red and white and ...

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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Morning Announcements – Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Posted June 24, 2020

Good Morning Pandas!  Today is Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est mercredi, le 24 juin, 2020.  Welcome to our special Awards Edition morning announcements.  We have so much to celebrate this year! A HUGE Congratulations to our graduating class of 2019-20!!!  You ...

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UGDSB Gifted screening in fall 2020 postponed

Posted June 23, 2020

Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.

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Morning Announcements – Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Posted June 23, 2020

Good Morning!  Today is Tuesday, June 16th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est mardi, le 16 juin, 2020.  There are a number of awards we give out at the end of the year that we’ll be sharing with you here over the morning announcements.    Tune ...

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Morning Announcements – Monday, June 21st, 2020

Posted June 22, 2020

Today is Monday, June 22nd, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est lundi, le 22 juin, 2020.  Congratulations on making it to the last week of school!  This week your teachers will be posting content up to Friday.  I’m guessing there will be a lot of fun ...

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Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.

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Morning Announcements – Friday, June 19th, 2020

Posted June 19, 2020

Today is Friday, June 19th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est vendredi, le 19 juin, 2020.  Hooray for the weekend!  Although I know some people might have felt that we’ve had a giant weekend that started at March Break, I know there are others looking forward ...

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Morning Announcements – Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Posted June 18, 2020

Good Morning!  Today is Thursday, June 18th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est jeudi, le 18 juin, 2020.   Kindergarten Reading Champs! I got this note from Mrs. Cairns and Mrs. Verbeek and wanted to share it with everyone! We wanted to share with everyone how proud we ...

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Morning Announcements – Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Posted June 17, 2020

Today is Wednesday, June 17th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est mercredi, le 17 juin, 2020.  The middle of the week is a good time to stop and take a mindful moment.  Find a quiet spot.  Sit comfortably upright.  Close your eyes.  Keep your eyes closed ...

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Morning Announcements – Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Posted June 16, 2020

Today is Tuesday, June 16th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est mardi, le 16 juin, 2020.  I hope you woke up today feeling refreshed and contented after a great night's sleep.  Did you know that sleep is one of the most important things you need to ...

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Morning Announcements – Monday, June 15th, 2020

Posted June 15, 2020

Good Morning!  Today is Monday, June 15th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est lundi, le 15 juin, 2020.  I hope you had some fun this weekend and got outside for some physical activity.   Outdoor Day Xander (Gr.3) showed off his climbing skills and Paige (SK) with ...

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Morning Announcements – Friday, June 12th, 2020

Posted June 12, 2020

Today is Friday, June 12th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est vendredi, le 12 juin, 2020.  You’ve made it to the end of another week!  You’ve got the weekend coming up to rest, relax, have some fun, and get outside.   Outdoor Spirit Day Today! It’s a ...

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Resilience and perseverance of students recognized through Achieving by Believing Awards

Posted June 11, 2020

In recognition of student achievement, the UGDSB holds an annual celebratory event to recognize the recipients of the Student Success: Achieving by Believing Awards. The 2020 award recipients have been announced.

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Morning Announcements – Wednesday, June 11th, 2020

Posted June 11, 2020

Today is Thursday, June 11th, 2020.  Bonjour, aujourd’hui c’est jeudi, le 11 juin, 2020.  Did Thunderstorms wake you up over the last two nights?  At least we got some rain that we desperately need.  If any of you are living on a farm or ...

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Community Involvement Hours information for grade 8 and high school students

Posted June 10, 2020

As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.

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