News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

Warm feet at Parkinson

Posted December 6, 2019

Socks Many of our students will have extra warm feet thanks to the generous donation of thermal socks from Marks Work Wearhouse.

Dufferin County Holiday Schedule

Posted November 22, 2019

The following link will take you to a guide of holiday dates and events happening around Dufferin County in November and December. Dufferin Holiday Guide 2019

Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Posted November 7, 2019

In light of a recent national investigation regarding lead levels in drinking water across Canada, and questions we have received at the school, we wanted to provide you with information regarding the strict and comprehensive testing that happens at all UGDSB schools. The school board has been testing lead levels in ...

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019. The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be ...

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Dental Screening at Parkinson

Posted October 25, 2019

Public Heal provides free Dental Screening for junior and senior kindergarten, grades 1, 2, and 4, as well as grade 7, if time permits.  Please read the information provided by Public Health around this process. It explains how to opt out of this service, request screening for students not ...

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Waste Textile Recycling

Posted October 21, 2019

Have you ever thought about what happens to all the used textiles that we throw away? At Parkinson Centennial we are trying to help divert some of these used textiles from the landfill. Gather your unwanted clothing, towels, sheets, and other used textiles that you would be otherwise throwing away ...

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Battery Recycling

Posted October 21, 2019

Battery Blitz Follow the links below to learn more about the battery recycling program running at Parkinson Centennial and learn how you can help divert the waste produced by single use batteries. Battery Recycling Battery Blitz

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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Updates on Labour Issues

Posted October 3, 2019

The Upper Grand DSB has set up a website to provide updates regarding provincial labour issues and the impact on UGDSB schools and board sites.   Please visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates.

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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Board Decision on IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study in Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin

Posted June 27, 2019

Please read the letter from Jennifer Passy, Manager of Planning, on the Board decision on IB Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. Letter To Parents June 2019  

Parkinson recycles 379 kg of batteries!!

Posted June 10, 2019

Battery Recyling Program

Staff Presentation of Orangeville/Dufferin Erin IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study Report

Posted June 7, 2019

Thank you to all who filled in the survey to express interest in an International Baccalaureate programme (IB) in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The survey results and other feasibility criteria such as enrolment levels, participation rates and financial implications of offering the IB programme have been considered in the report “Orangeville/Dufferin ...

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