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Wear Blue on April 16th

Posted April 15, 2018

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Long Term Accommodation Plan Final Report (Draft) – Public Meetings

Posted April 11, 2018

The Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) is going to be presented at 5 regional public meetings throughout the month of May.

The draft report includes a list of proposed short (1-5 yrs.) and long (6-10 yrs.) accommodation priorities. The report does not include any recommended changes to school programs or boundaries. Pin

We invite you to attend

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Release of the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft)

Posted April 6, 2018


Board staff is presenting the Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report (Draft) and Phase 2 Public Engagement Plan at the Board’s Business Operations Committee meeting on April 10, 2018.  The meeting will be held at the Guelph Board Office located at 500 Victoria Rd N, Guelph starting at 7:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.

The draft report includes

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Booster Juice Order Forms

Posted April 5, 2018

We are going paperless for our next series of Booster Juice Orders. Please place your order through SchoolCashOnline at If you need any help setting up an account please contact the school.BoosterJuice Apr19 Lunch DUE Apr11 BoosterJuice Apr26 Lunch DUE Apr18 BoosterJuice May3 Lunch DUE Apr25

Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) – Update

Posted March 5, 2018

PinThe first phase of public engagement for the UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) is complete.  Thank you to all who attended a workshop or provided input online. Your feedback will be shared in a report to trustees on March 20, 2018.

One of the questions that we have received at the workshops is what will be included in

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LTAP Public Workshop – Cancellation Notice

Posted February 20, 2018

Due to continued inclement weather and low visibility due to fog, the Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Long Term Accommodation Plan public workshop to be held at Norwell DSS has been cancelled.  All are welcome to attend the next scheduled workshop on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Centre Wellington DHS in Fergus starting at 7pm.  Please visit to get more information, provide feedback, complete

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Background Report and Public Engagement Plan

Posted January 31, 2018

On January 30, 2018, trustees approved a Public Engagement Plan as a part of the Board’s process to develop a Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP).

The LTAP is a strategic review of the Board’s facilities, population projections, and enrolment forecasts.  At the end of the process, the LTAP will identify accommodation priorities for the Board.

Public engagement is an important part of the LTAP process.  We want

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Salem in the News!!

Posted December 22, 2017

We are proud of the work we have done to help support one of our students. Please see the story posted in The Wellington Advertiser.

Sledge Hockey

Posted December 12, 2017

Our Junior classes had a great time today learning how to play sledge hockey. Thanks to School Council for covering the ice rental for the day. A big thanks to all of our parent volunteers and Leah Shantz for coming out to ensure all students were able to participate. Sledge2Sledge1

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The Year of Community

Posted December 11, 2017

The Year of Community has never been more evident than in the past few weeks. Please see our Good News story on the Board's website:

December 2017 Newsletter

Posted November 30, 2017

Please have a look at our December Newsletter to see how much money we raised for the Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy at our Smoothie Bar. We are very proud of our Kindergarten A class who raised money for Colton’s wheelchair by selling Rice Krispie Squares and Playdough.

In December our Junior classes will have the opportunity to learn about sledge hockey at the Elora Arena.

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Kindergarten Registration for September 2018 is Just Around the Corner.

Posted November 10, 2017

JK Info Night Poster The UGDSB will be hosting registration information evenings to share our *new online registration process* for both English and French Immersion JK and new SK students. Parents are welcome to attend any evening that suits them.

November 2017 Newsletter

Posted November 1, 2017

In our November newsletter find out how to book parent-teacher interviews; join us for our November School Council meeting; find out about our Community Involvement evening and see what charity we are donating our smoothie bar proceeds to. November Newsletter 2017  

Salem supports the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association

Posted October 11, 2017

We are very proud of our school community. Today at our Salad Bar we raised more than $165 for the Ontario Rett Syndrome Association.

2017-2018 School Bullying Prevention Plan and Safe, Equitable and Inclusive School Strategy

Posted October 1, 2017

Our 2017-2018 School Bullying Prevention Plan and Safe, Equitable and Inclusive School Strategy is now posted here and in our Resources section.   Bullying Prevention Plan 2017-2018

School Conduct of Conduct 2017

Posted September 18, 2017

Please see the attached for our updated School Code of Conduct for 2017.   School Code of Conduct 2017

Updated links to UGDSB Threat Risk Assessment and Suicide Protocol Notification letter

Posted September 6, 2017

The attached is revised and replaces the letter received in our school newsletter that was sent home yesterday. Revised 17-25 UGDSB Threat Risk Asssessment and Suicide Protocol Notification 2017 Sept

September Newsletter

Posted September 6, 2017

September Newsletter 2017We had a great start to the new school year. Every family will have received a paper copy of our September newsletter. In the future we will be posting our newsletters online in order to save paper and do our part for the environment. If you would like a paper copy please let us know.

We are all looking forward to a fantastic

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Board wide information for the 2017-2018 school year

Posted August 21, 2017

Welcome to a new school year. In the attached you will find helpful information regarding policies and procedures of the Upper Grand District School Board as welcome as a Welcome message from our Director, Dr. Martha Rogers. 2017-2018 Common Agenda Pages (Final) (1)

2017 Annual Reports on Drinking Water Systems

Posted June 6, 2017

There are 14 schools in our district that get their drinking water from wells. All of our other schools are on municipal water systems.

The Province’s Drinking Water Systems Regulation (Ontario Regulation 170/03) requires us to test the water at these schools regularly and provide annual reports. These reports cover all aspects of the drinking water system and include information on the performance, operation and test

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Winners of the UGDSB Environmental Curriculum Contest

Posted April 7, 2017

Salem is the proud winner of the UGDSB Environmental Curriculum Contest. We are the recipient of a $1000 prize for our school.

Salem won the contest because we had a “remarkable 100% teacher participation.” Each and every one of our teachers submitted the maximum number of lesson plans. Karen Acton, Environmental Sustainability Lead for UGDSB, commented that “this is a feat no other school achieved!” and

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