News & Announcements

OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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November Updates

Posted November 18, 2019

Winter Weather on the Playground It is hard to believe that we are already experiencing the cold and snowy weather of winter! During the snowy winter months, I would like to remind families that we do not permit students to slide on the hills on our school property during or after ...

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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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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019. The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

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

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September News

Posted September 18, 2019

Principal's Message The beginning of each school year is an exciting time for both staff and students. We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and that you were able to enjoy some quality family time. I would like to thank Mrs. Bishop and Mrs. Long for all the hard work they ...

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What you need to know to register your child for school

Posted August 12, 2019

The 2019-2020 school year begins on September 3, which means it is almost time to register your child if you are new to the Upper Grand District School Board.

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Board Decision on IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study in Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin

Posted June 27, 2019

Please read the letter from Jennifer Passy, Manager of Planning, on the Board decision on IB Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. Letter To Parents June 2019  

June News

Posted June 24, 2019

Principal's Message It’s hard to believe that we have come to the end of another year together. It seems like only a few months ago that we were setting up for the first day of school. Through your time, support, and encouragement, we have had ten incredibly busy but wonderful months! Thank ...

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Spencer Avenue ES shares unique robotics showcase with students

Posted June 21, 2019

On June 20, students at at the school had the one of a kind opportunity to learn about robotics. Read about this exciting opportunity on the UGDSB website.

Staff Presentation of Orangeville/Dufferin Erin IB Survey Results and Feasibility Study Report

Posted June 7, 2019

Thank you to all who filled in the survey to express interest in an International Baccalaureate programme (IB) in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The survey results and other feasibility criteria such as enrolment levels, participation rates and financial implications of offering the IB programme have been considered in the report “Orangeville/Dufferin ...

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Routes to School Map

Posted May 24, 2019

The attached map shows where you can park in the surrounding streets.  If you need to drive to the school please consider parking on a street where on street parking is permitted and walking the rest of the way to the school.  This will help reduce traffic congestion on the ...

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UGConnect

Posted May 7, 2019

This is the new form of communication that the Upper Grand District School Board is phasing in to replace CASL.  Please see the attached flyer for instructions. UGConnect Flyer

IB Survey Response Deadline – April 12th

Posted April 10, 2019

If you have not yet responded to the International Baccalaureate survey, the deadline is this Friday, April 12th. The survey is being conducted by the UGDSB to confirm interest in and the feasibility of establishing an IB Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. www.ugdsb.ca/IBsurvey

A Survey to Confirm Interest in and the Feasibility of Establishing an IB Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin

Posted April 1, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a survey to confirm interest in and the feasibility of establishing an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The IBDP is respected by leading universities across the globe. IB offers an education focused on teaching students to think critically and independently, ...

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Staff Presentation of the 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted March 29, 2019

The 2019 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on March 19, 2019. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work ...

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IB Survey

Posted March 27, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a survey to confirm interest in and the feasibility of establishing an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Orangeville/Dufferin or Erin. The survey is available online from March 28 – April 12, 2019 at www.ugdsb.ca/IBsurvey.  Survey results will be included in a report ...

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Students, staff and parents – please take our voluntary Diversity Data Survey

Posted March 22, 2019

From March 22 to April 18, 2019, the Upper Grand District School Board is conducting a system-wide survey, to help the board understand the demographic makeup, diversity and ongoing needs of our student population.

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New Yard Pick-ups/Drop Offs

Posted November 30, 2018

ALL STUDENTS Beginning on Monday, December 3rd, the new drop off/pick-up location for our students will be on the north end of our playground. We will no longer be using the front or south end entrances for drop off or pick-up. The renovation is now complete and the Kindergarten students will ...

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Late Arrivals in the Morning

Posted November 6, 2018

This is just a reminder, that if your child/ren arrive after 8:45 a.m., they need to be signed in at the office. This is to ensure the safe arrivals of all students. If a late student does not sign in at the office, phone calls are made home, usually panicking ...

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Cash Online – New Students

Posted August 28, 2018

All students that are new to Spencer Avenue, please register for Cash Online.  This is the only way to enjoy student lunches, field trips, etc.  Please see the attached for instructions. Flyer Two Sided

Upper Grand Mobile App

Posted April 11, 2018

The new Upper Grand Mobile App is available in both Android and iOS.  Use the search term "Upper Grand" in either the iTunes store or Google Play.  You can then choose which school/schools you wish to keep up-to-date on.