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

Letter from the Director: Elementary school staffing and organization

Posted November 11, 2020

This letter is to provide all parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board with information on changes required in our elementary schools following the survey that allowed students to switch between in-person and remote learning. 

UGUmbrella: The quality of being thankful – this November we celebrate Gratitude

Posted November 2, 2020

The theme for November is Gratitude. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It is an essential skill that helps us keep our focus on what we have, instead of what we do not have. This skill is especially important at a time when there are so many restrictions in ...

Guidance from Public Health: When can children with COVID-19 symptoms return to school?

Posted October 25, 2020

This resource was emailed to families .  Hope this information is helpful.  

Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Updated October 20, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

Reminder of Security Cameras

Posted October 9, 2020

Every fall, we notify our community that our video cameras remain active. All schools within the Upper Grand have security cameras. The purpose of this video surveillance is to increase security and safety within the school. The video footage is only used to investigate issues that occur within or around the ...

Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

School Council Meeting – Tuesday, October 13th

Posted October 8, 2020

School Council AGM | École St. John Paul II School Our next virtual school council meeting  will take place on Tuesday, October 13th at 6:30 pm.  Please use this link to join the Google meeting: All parents and guardians are welcome to attend.

Virtual Open House

Posted October 7, 2020

Open House We are pleased to announce the launch of our Virtual Open House! Families, please check your child’s Google Classroom for a link to a video. We look forward to welcoming you all into the building when we are allowed to. Thank you:)

September 30th Updates

Posted September 30, 2020

Thank you to all of our families for a great beginning to the school’s unbelievable that tomorrow is already October!  With cooler and sometimes rainy days ahead, it’s important to send students dressed for the weather as we will be doing our best to get the kids ...

UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

Orange Shirt Day – September 30th

Posted September 23, 2020

Picture The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune ...

School Council Meeting – September 28th

Posted September 22, 2020

School Council AGM | École St. John Paul II School Our first virtual school council meeting for the 2020-2021 school year will take place on Monday, September 28th at 6:30 pm.  Please use this link to join the Google meeting: Elections for executive positions on council will ...

Rowan’s Law Day – September 30th

Posted September 21, 2020

Speak Up About Concussions – Rowan’s Law Day is September 30 On September 30, schools across the Upper Grand District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day – a day to raise awareness about concussions. In March 2018, the Ontario government passed a law known as Rowan’s Law, named after 17-year-old ...

Terry Fox School Run/Walk Event

Posted September 21, 2020

Header Image   In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope, our school is participating in the Terry Fox School Run. We are proudly committed to raising much-needed funds for cancer research. Please consider supporting our efforts for this very worthwhile cause.  Our school event will be ...
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