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

UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

Registration for the 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is May 20-June 3

Posted May 20, 2021

Registration for the UGDSB’s 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is open from May 20-June 3. Any families wishing to enrol their child in the ERS are asked to register before the deadline of June 3, 2021, at 4pm.

Summer School 2021: Grade 6, 7, 8 Programs

Posted May 13, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board is offering summer programming to students. Registration is now open for the Grade 6, 7, 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs and the Grade 8 Reach Ahead Credits. 

Clarification regarding remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 12, 2021

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

Community Involvement – Information for Grade 8 students

Updated May 13, 2021

Information for current Grade 8 students regarding Community Involvement hours and opportunities.

Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”

Posted May 10, 2021

A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.

Talking About Mental Health: May 2021

Posted May 3, 2021

Let’s talk about AUTONOMY Autonomy, our theme for May, is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives. Autonomy helps with the development of independence and trust and is an important part of our individual growth and development. As a parent nurturing autonomy, we ...

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 bit.ly 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 ...
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