News & Announcements

Heat Advisory

Hot and humid conditions are expected.  Hot and humid air can bring deteriorating air quality and can result in the Air Quality Health Index approaching the high-risk category. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Access health and safety resources on the UGDSB website

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

Reminder: All UGDSB playgrounds are closed

Posted March 28, 2020

A reminder to all members of our school communities that in alignment with municipal closures around COVID-19, all Upper Grand DSB schoolyard play structures are closed.

Parents please read: Distance learning and staff reaching out to families

Posted March 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.

Letter to Parents from the Director: Continuity of Learning (March 23, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.

Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

Salem Reading Challenge!

Posted March 13, 2020

Dear Parents and Students, I know many of you will be wondering what you can do with your child over the next little while. One of the most beneficial things that can be done is to read daily. At Salem we have decided to have a ...

School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

Pizza – Milk – Pita Orders!

Posted March 11, 2020

Orders for the next term go on sale this Thursday. Please take a moment to place your order through School Cash Online. Last day to order will be March 27th, 2020.

Scent Sensitivity

Posted March 9, 2020

At Salem PS, we have both staff and students who experience physical symptoms when exposed to perfumes or scents.  Please do not send your child to school with scented products. We are especially noticing a lot of scented hand sanitizers. Please avoid wearing perfumed products when visiting the school.  Thank you ...

Mother’s Pantry

Posted March 5, 2020

Coming home soon, the Mother's Pantry fundraiser. Funds raised will go towards supporting the end of the year school trip and/or student activities and resources. Forms will be coming home March 11 and need to be returned to school on March 25th. Thanks for all you do to support the ...
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