News & Announcements
Important information regarding distance learning, COVID-19 and more
Please click the links below for information on COVID-19, distance learning and supports for students and families:
- Information on learning at home, COVID-19 and the latest communications
- Tech support for parents and students
- Parent website: Supporting students in distance learning, special education needs
- Mental health resources
- Summer Supports for Students
Fall school reopening survey: All parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 are asked to complete an important survey on the fall restart. Survey deadline is July 10. Please click here for more.
Due to the on-going school closures, we are asking that parents submit any outstanding Out of Area requests prior to the end of April.
To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students.
Please read the attached letter for further information regarding Learning at Home, including important information about resources for students with special education needs, access to technology and printed materials and more.
A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.
Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.
Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students.
On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.
A reminder to all members of our school communities that in alignment with municipal closures around COVID-19, all Upper Grand DSB schoolyard play structures are closed.
A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.
Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.
Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.
The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020.
With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.
Information for UGDSB parents and guardians regarding coronavirus.