News & Announcements
Important information on Reopening Schools & COVID-19
Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.
To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.
This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.
At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.
The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.
A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed.
In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.
The school board has posted information about the reopening models for UGDSB elementary and secondary schools. The overviews contain important information including model structure for conventional and remote learning, sample schedules, remote learning expectations and more.
Parents/guardians, join our mental health clinicians as they discuss different issues and strategies to support your child’s return to school success.
A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.
The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.
The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.
During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.
The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school.
A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.
The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.
Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.
In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.
The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.
As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.
As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it.
The school board is in the process of ensuring we have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and families. Please check your child’s UGCloud email account this week.
Information from the province regarding expanded testing for COVID-19 in Ontario.
The Upper Grand District School Board has announced a range of Summer School programs and opportunities available to students in grades 6-12 this summer.
In light of the Ministry of Education’s announcement that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the UGDSB is putting plans in place for families and students to ...
Parents/guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, following the announcement from the province that schools will not reopen this school year.
The province has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario schools will not reopen this school year. Distance learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.
Upper Grand District School Board Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to parents/guardians providing updated information on synchronous learning in the UGDSB.
Please note that in order to adhere to the provincial school closures order and Public Health protocols around physical distancing, access to our schools is restricted.
Parents and guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, sent April 28, 2020.
Parents/guardians are asked to please read a letter from the Director of Education regarding the extension of the school closures and information from the Ministry regarding final grades.
Thank you to everyone who made Friday’s community car parade possible, it was so wonderful to see your smiling faces!
All publicly funded schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 31, 2020, as part of an effort to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19.