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

Professional Activity Day Description – Nov. 24, 2023

Updated November 10, 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 ...

November Newsletter 2023

Posted November 4, 2023

We have a busy month ahead with Remembrance Day, Treaties Recognition Week, progress reports, Parent-Teacher interviews, and Bullying Prevention week to name just a few of the items of significance for this month! Click here for the full November newsletter 2023

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 (

Primrose ES Boundary Review

Posted October 20, 2023

The board’s Planning Department is responsible for monitoring enrollment and accommodation needs for its schools on a regular basis. As part of this process, staff identified increased enrolment pressures at Primrose ES resulting in initiating a Boundary Review Process. At the October 17, 2023 Finance & Facilities Committee Meeting, Trustees approved the staff recommendation to initiate the Primrose ES Boundary Review. It should be noted that the final approval of the commencement of the Boundary Review will occur at the Board Meeting on November 14, 2023. The Initial Report required an approval from Trustees prior to starting the public process and notifying the school communities in accordance with the Board’s Boundary Review policies and procedures.

Boundary Review – Primrose E.S.

Posted October 20, 2023

Boundary Review Notice - Primrose ES Oct 20 2023.pdf

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 who are connected to the region. These students and communities need our support, understanding, compassion, and care.   These events may cause a variety of reactions, emotions and responses among staff, students, and families. To support staff in responding to questions and/or engaging in dialogue with students, we are providing resources for schools to ensure safe, inclusive learning and working environments.

October Newsletter 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Primrose Newsletter October 2023

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 ...

Meet the Teacher Night

Posted September 24, 2023

We are looking forward to hosting you at our “Meet The Teacher” night at Primrose Elementary School this Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. You will be unable to park at the school this year.  Please read the attached memo for information on how to access the ...

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 ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

As a united UGDSB community, we are unwavering in our commitment to identifying and dismantling all forms of racism and oppression. Our dedication also extends to specifically addressing Islamophobia. 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.

First School Council Meeting & Elections – September 27, 2023

Posted September 13, 2023

We look forward to seeing you at our first Council Meeting at Primrose Elementary on Wednesday September 27, 2023 at 6:30 pm.  This will be an in-person meeting only to pick our School Council Committee.  Please click the attached link for more details. Primrose School Council Elections & Parent Council ...

September Newsletter 2023

Posted September 9, 2023

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