News & Announcements

LABOUR: Upcoming strike dates and school closures in the UGDSB

Due to provincial strike action, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed to students on the following dates (unless the strikes are averted):

  • Friday February 21 (elementary and secondary schools)

UPDATES: Please continue to check the board website for updates at

Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Talking About Mental Health November 2019 – Nature and Mental Health

Posted November 4, 2019

Fall is here and so is that pre-winter chill!  Getting outside makes such a difference to how we all are doing inside. Spending time in nature improves our mental health and well-being.  Being outdoors is a simple way to add some much needed down time from screens. Adding some time ...

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November Environmental News

Posted November 4, 2019

Friday November 29th  is BUY NOTHING Day! Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Anne Frank Celebrate Buy Nothing Day on November 29th! Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It is a day for society to examine the issue of ...

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WHY Survey

Posted November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019 Dear Parent or Guardian, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a surveyin your child’s school.  All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked to complete this survey. Completion of the survey is not required for your child’s schooling and it ...

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Video Surveillance

Posted October 17, 2019

It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to support the use of video surveillance cameras. Video surveillance can promote a secure environment while upholding the essential and legislated rights of privacy of individuals. Video surveillance is only one means by which the board will ensure a ...

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Mac N’Cheese Lunch Thursday October 17th

Posted October 16, 2019

Please send a bowl and utensil with your student for the Mac N Cheese lunch.  Donations for the lunch will go towards Rett Syndrome Awareness.  Wear purple to show your support.

Photo Retake Day November 14th

Posted October 15, 2019

Thursday November 14th, in the afternoon, Lifetouch will be here to do individual photo retakes.  If you ordered a photo package and wish to have it redone please send it with your child to give to the photographer on retake day.

Lead testing in water.

Posted October 10, 2019

Out school water has been tested for lead and all of our designated fixtures have passed on the flushed sample. To read the complete letter please see the link below. Salem Lead Testing Letter

Nutrition Break Supervisors Needed

Posted October 4, 2019

Salem is looking for anyone interested in helping out with Nutrition Break supervision. We are in need of permanent staff to fill in during second break on Monday, Thursday and Friday. We are also looking for anyone that might be interested in covering 20 minutes of supervision in the mornings ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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