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

Math Website for Families

Posted May 3, 2021

The elementary curriculum department invites families to come and explore a new math website for Parents and Guardians called, Games and Activities that Support Mathematical Thinking at Home. The site is full of parent/guardian resources and activities you may use at home to strengthen foundational numeracy skills with your ...

#UGUmbrella – This May we are looking at Autonomy – our ability to make decisions 

Posted April 30, 2021

This May, the Upper Grand District School Board is looking at autonomy as our Umbrella Skill. Autonomy is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives.

Draft school year calendars for 2021-22 approved

Posted April 28, 2021

At the Board Meeting held on April 27, 2021, trustees approved draft school year calendars for the 2021-2022 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

Learn to Nature Journal!

Posted April 27, 2021

Thank you to our School Council for promoting this family fun activity.  Click here to see a poster about this wellness activity for all ages!  See a live demonstration of what nature journaling looks like by going to the given on the poster. Have fun!

Update regarding remote learning resuming April 19

Posted April 15, 2021

Information for families regarding the resumption of remote learning on April 19, including information for students in specialized DD class placements.

All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break

Posted April 12, 2021

On Monday April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools would participate in remote learning following the April Break.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on April 18

Posted April 9, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on April 18, 2021. 

Earth Day 2021

Posted April 8, 2021

The most celebrated environmental event worldwide - Sisters of Providence  of St. Vincent de Paul Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd! Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada inspires people of all ages across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities as well as foster an ...

Talking About Mental Health: Intrinsic Motivation

Posted April 8, 2021

This month’s Umbrella Theme is Intrinsic Motivation. So what is that? It is when we can do something, enjoy something, complete something – and feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. It’s about not needing anything external to make you feel better – grades, rewards, incentives, etc. We want our ...

All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Updated April 6, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

Week of March 15th Reminders

Posted March 15, 2021

This coming Friday, March 19th, is picture re-take day.  If you would like your child/ren to have their picture from December retaken, please email your child’s teacher(s).  Students who missed picture day in the fall will have a picture taken on Friday.  Secondly, we have been made aware ...
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