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

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 (

The Ponsonby Three – October 20th, 2023

Posted October 20, 2023

Panther Feast Volunteers1) Volunteers Wanted!  The 46th Annual Panther Feast is Thursday, December 7th, organized by the School Council. We need volunteers for the following: 1 or 2 volunteers to pick up food; 10 volunteers to assist in preparations; and ...

The Ponsonby Three – October 13th, 2023

Posted October 13, 2023

Movie Night October 20231) School Council News:  Friday, October 20th is our first Panther Family Movie Night of the year. Admission is free and there will be popcorn, candy, and juice boxes available to purchase as a fundraiser for ...

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 ...

The Ponsonby Three – October 6th, 2023

Posted October 6, 2023

Open Hosue Fire1) National Fire Prevention Week Sparky the Fire Safety Dog and a Fire Hose Challenge are only a few experiences that the Elora Fire Station will showcase during this year’s Open House. To round off National Fire Prevention ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Oct. 27, 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Date: October 27, 2023 Length: Full Day Topic 1: AM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules Description: Staff will spend the morning completing mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Training on the board’s Online Learning Platform. This is self-directed learning made of online modules for staff to work through independently. Topic 2: PM – Progress ...

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 ...

The Ponsonby Three – September 29th, 2023

Posted September 29, 2023

Terry Fox Goal PosterThank you! We surpassed our Terry Fox Goal and raised over $2000 for cancer research. 1) Field Trip Volunteers Interested in attending a Field Trip this year? You’ll need a police check and volunteer form. Get ...

The Ponsonby Three – September 22nd, 2023

Updated September 29, 2023

Orange Shirt Day1) No Milk this Monday & Lunch Order Reminder Due to a delivery delay, we will not have milk at school on Monday. Wednesday will be a ‘double milk day’ to make up for the missed day. Thank ...

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023. Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity ...
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