News & Announcements

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until at least May 4, 2020. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. 

Important Information and Resources:

Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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SIB News for April 1st, 2020

Posted April 1, 2020

Dear SIB Parents and Families, I hope that this email finds you and your family safe and doing well.  The information regarding school closures and accessing learning materials for all students in the UGDSB is changing daily. Please continue to check our school website ...

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Parent Resources for UGCloud and Google Classroom!

Posted April 1, 2020

Hi everyone, WOW things are coming together quickly and we really appreciate your patience as we work together to build a digital community for distance learning for all. Parents, I'd like to draw your attention to three important resources for you to help with logging in and gaining a better understanding of ...

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Notice of cancelled and postponed school events 

Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 31, 2020)

Posted April 1, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students. 

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Ontario school closures extended until at least May

Posted March 31, 2020

On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.

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IMPORTANT Information from School

Posted March 30, 2020

To request your child's password reset, please email the school. The school's email address can be found at the very top right corner of this webpage. Please be sure to include your child's full name as well as the name of their homeroom teacher.

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.

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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.

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SIB Overnight Trips Cancelled, Grade 8 Graduation Planning Postponed – Please Read

Posted March 26, 2020

Dear Parents of Grade 6 and Grade 8 Students at SIB, GRADE 6 and Grade 8 OVERNIGHT TRIPS CANCELLED Please be advised that due to ongoing school closures and concerns about COVID-19, the Upper Grand DSB will be canceling all planned overnight field trips for the ...

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Gaining Access to UGCloud and UG2GO – PLEASE READ

Posted March 25, 2020

To access this information, students will need to use their UGCloud log-in and password. If your child does not remember their password or if you have any technical difficulties please visit this page for information.

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.

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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.

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PLEASE READ: Important Information Regarding SIB School Closure

Posted March 13, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, Please read the following information carefully. Parents and guardians please read the important letter that outlines the school closure from March 14th to April 5th, from Martha Rogers, UGDSB Director of Education that is attached to the link on our website: https://www.ugdsb.ca/sibps/2020/03/13/information-for-ugdsb-families-regarding-covid-19-school-closures/ Please continue to check the school board’s ...

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INFORMATION FOR UGDSB FAMILIES REGARDING COVID-19: School Closures

Posted March 13, 2020

Parents and guardians please read the attached letter from Martha Rogers, UGDSB Director of Education & Secretary-Treasurer. 20 08 Letter To Parents Re COVID 10 March 13 (2)

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. 

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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.

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Grade 7 students at Sir Isaac Brock PS spread kindness

Posted March 12, 2020

Grade 7 students at Sir Isaac Brock Public School have been busy learning how cool kindness can be. Read more about this on the UGDSB website.

Strengthening Family Relationships brought to you by PIC

Posted March 11, 2020

Guelph Parent Involvement Committee has put together a Spring event on April 16. This free workshop is open to families interested in learning about 5 key areas to strengthen family relationships. For more information or to register, visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/strengthening-family-relationships-tickets-99370989304?utm_term=eventurl_text Strengthening Family Relationships
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