News

Elementary report cards available for download starting this week

Posted February 14, 2022

Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.

Read more about Elementary report cards available for download starting this week »

Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities

Posted February 14, 2022

The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.

Read more about Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities »

COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Posted January 27, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.

Read more about COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health »

We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Five Spare Guards Positions

Posted January 26, 2022

Crossing_guardsFive Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well as mileage to an …

Read more about We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Five Spare Guards Positions »

Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences 

Posted January 24, 2022

The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.

Read more about Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences  »

Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

Read more about Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB »

School Closure: January 17th, 2022

Posted January 17, 2022

Good Morning SIB families,

Due to inclement weather today, January 17th 2022, all schools, including Sir Isaac Brock Public School, are closed. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools. The board offices are also closed. All students and staff are to shift to remote learning and working for the day, …

Read more about School Closure: January 17th, 2022 »

Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

Read more about Planning for potential staff shortages at schools »

Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

Read more about Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school »

Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

Read more about Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022 »

Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

Read more about Wear and care of cloth masks for students »

Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

Read more about Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning »

UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes

Posted January 12, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is developing a Temporary Remote Learning Option for elementary students that will be launched once in-person learning resumes.

Read more about UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes »

Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

Read more about Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions »

Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

Read more about Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022 »

SIB Chromebook Lending Request & Remote Learning

Posted January 3, 2022

Happy New Year and Good Afternoon SIB families,

Earlier today, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning beginning on Wednesday, January 5. UGDSB elementary schools will hopefully resume in-person learning on January 17th.

We understand that some families will require a device to support student learning online. If you …

Read more about SIB Chromebook Lending Request & Remote Learning »

Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

Read more about Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022  »

Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

Dear parents and guardians,

Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.

We understand that there may be challenges as the winter …

Read more about Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break »

Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break

Posted December 10, 2021

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board is distributing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every elementary and secondary student who chooses to participate. Kits will be distributed prior to the winter break.

Read more about Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break »

UGDSB Kindergarten Registration starts in January – here is what families need to know

Posted December 9, 2021

Kindergarten registration for the Upper Grand District School Board is fast approaching. Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2022 will take place between January 4-21, 2022.

Read more about UGDSB Kindergarten Registration starts in January – here is what families need to know »

1 2 3 4 26