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.
At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).
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.
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.
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.