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

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023. Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

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. Our dedicated UGDSB Support Services staff are here to support students and can be coordinated through their classroom teachers. For staff, Employee and Family Assistance Programs supports are available.

School CashOnline Fixed: Milk and Pizza Sales

Posted September 13, 2023

Good evening families,  Good news, the board and the School Cash Online vender have fixed any problems in School CashOnline. If you were not able to see items for purchase before, you will be able to now.  This is just in time for donations for the ...

Important Safety Reminders: Please Read

Posted September 12, 2023

Good afternoon, Please take some time to read the following reminders carefully, as it impacts our student safety. Thank you for your attention to these reminders.  -Children will need to remain on the tarmac from 820-830am when they arrive before the bell in the morning. This ...

PMPS Weekly Update September 8th, 2023

Updated September 7, 2023

Dear Mustang Families,  What a great week! Students were excited to be back and eager to learn and make new friends. Routines are quickly being established and students are settling into the rhythm of a new school year. It’s been great to catch up with students, to ...

First Day Update

Posted September 5, 2023

Dear Mustang Families,  What a day it was back at school! Students were excited to be back and eager to learn and make new friends. Routines are quickly being established and students are settling into the rhythm of a new school year already. Thanks for all that ...

September 2023 Communications

Posted August 31, 2023

September 2023 Communications Newsletter.pdf The September Communications Newsletter is out! This is the monthly public-facing newsletter from the communications department.  In this month's issue we have information about: Important information to start the new school year UGDSB Pathways, a ...

Welcome Back: Important Information to Start the 23/24 School Year

Posted August 29, 2023

Welcome Back PMPS Mustang Families! It is hard to believe that August is almost over. We hope everyone had a safe and happy summer! We are excited to start the 2023/2024 school year. Staff have been working hard to get the building ready for our students.  ...

Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information. In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a ...

Elementary School Organizations

Posted August 28, 2023

September 2023 Elementary School Organizations Schools have built class lists based on their tentative organizations. Changes may be necessary at your child(ren)’s school in order that our Board remains compliant with Ministry parameters (see below). Any changes would be implemented by Monday, September 18th. Principals do not have the option of ...

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 28, 2023

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

Elementary Registration Day is just around the corner – Here’s what you need to know

Posted August 24, 2023

Elementary Registration Day is happening August 29, 2023, between 1:00-4:00 p.m., at all Upper Grand District School Board elementary schools. Only new students to the UGDSB are required to register for the 2023-24 school year. If your child attended a UGDSB school last year, you do not need to re-register. Please register at your local school. To determine which school your child is eligible to attend, visit the UGDSB’s School Locator.

Professional Activity Day Description – Sept. 18, 2023

Updated August 28, 2023

Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers will receive professional learning on early reading instruction, universal design for learning, and screening. to ensure educators are prepared to support their students in a manner consistent with the recommendations in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read report for the full school year. Additionally, staff will focus on the implementation of the new Language curriculum in grades 1 – 8 and on embedding high yield strategies in reading across the various subject curriculum areas. In Secondary schools, teachers will continue professional development on the de-streamed grade 9 course and on effective practices for teaching reading across various subject areas. Furthermore, enhancing teacher efficacy in supporting students to consolidate foundation knowledge and skills in Grade 9 destreamed English will be a focus of this professional learning time.

Our Last PMPS Weekly Update/ News for New School Year

Posted June 27, 2023

Have a wonderful summer PMPS Mustang Families! I have one last update for you. 

What a busy and fun last week of school we are having. We celebrated our grade eights who are off to high school in the fall. They are a fine group of young ...

PMPS Weekly Update June 21st, 2023

Posted June 21, 2023

Good Evening Mustang Families, It’s been another great  week at Princess Margaret. Thank you to all of our families who were able to come out to our Arts and Family Fun Night evening. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful artwork,  our school choir, the games, the watermelon ...
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