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

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 ...

Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Updated September 23, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.


Posted September 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

Dear parents/guardians,

As we continue to welcome students back into our schools and focus on new protocols to help keep students and staff safe, the Upper Grand District School Board has notified schools that school-organized fundraising will be paused at this time.

The board recognizes that ...

Covid-19 Screening Tool for Children

Updated September 16, 2020

Once the poster is open, click on the link that appears on the device: Promotional Poster For Online Screening Tool Sept 15 2020

Food and Friends at Home

Posted September 14, 2020

Ff H Logo What is Food & Friends at Home? An evolution of our Fresh Food for Kids initiative, Food & Friends at Home will be supporting children and youth through their transition back to school. Our Fresh Food for Kids initiative worked to continue to support the needs ...

Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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