News & Announcements

Important information for the summer months

For helpful information over the summer months, please use the links below:

Feedback opportunity – Secondary Remote

We are looking to gather feedback from students and parents/guardians on our Secondary Remote program.  Please take some time to fill out the short survey (link below) to provide us with information on your child’s time with the Secondary Remote program.
https://forms.gle/kYfB6sXrZF3HRRrh8
Thanks in advance for taking the time to share your thoughts!

Semester 2 Final Report Cards

Posted 06/07/2022

Students that finished with Secondary Remote for their Semester 2 courses (and parents/guardians) can access report cards online through the ConnectED portal.  Please note that once logged in, they should look for “Semester 2- Final” for this report (under the “Personal” menu, choose “Digital Documents”).

Parents and guardians will need to create an account with the Upper Grand (if you haven’t already) before they can download their child’s report card. …

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Secondary Remote Culture Club Publishes a Cookbook!

Posted 16/06/2022

We really wanted to highlight a fantastic project that the Secondary Remote “Culture Club” took on this month.  The group wanted to focus on celebrating the diverse backgrounds of students and staff from our program, so put out calls for any recipe that was special to that person in some way. Some of the submissions also come with personal memories, or some cultural history behind the recipe.

Thanks to the …

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Semester 2 – midterm reports available

Posted 29/04/2022

Students that are with Secondary Remote for semester 2 courses (and parents/guardians) can access their midterm report cards online through the ConnectED portal.  Please note that once logged in, look for “S2 First 2022” for this report (under the “Personal” menu, choose “Digital Documents”).

Parents and guardians will need to create an account with the Upper Grand (if you haven’t already) before they can download their child’s report card. To …

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted 27/04/2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted 10/03/2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools.

Effective March 14, 2022:

School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or collect proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions.
Visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.

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UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted 09/03/2022

March 9, 2022


On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon as we can. Thank you.

Secondary Schools: Online Learning Graduation Requirement

Posted 08/03/2022

Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students in Ontario must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out. In response, the UGDSB is offering an increased number of UGDSB lead eLearning courses.

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Grad Photo Opportunity – University of Guelph Studio

Posted 23/02/2022

Please see the following information from Edge Imaging about an opportunity for Grad Photos coming up in March at their studio at the University of Guelph.  Please contact Edge Imaging with any questions regarding this opportunity or follow the link in the document to book a sitting. Graduation Studio Photo Day

Important Info: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test for Secondary Remote Students

Posted 17/02/2022

Important information about the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

As you likely know, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a requirement for graduation in Ontario. Given the circumstances of the past few years, there have been some changes to the way this has been administered in the past. Below is some current information regarding the OSSLT for the remainder of this year:

Students who will …

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Quad 2 Reports available

Posted 11/02/2022

Students that were with Secondary Remote for quad 2 courses (and parents/guardians) can access quadmester 2 report cards online through the Maplewood ConnectED portal.  Please note that once logged in, look for “S1 Final 2022” for this quad’s report.

Parents and guardians will need to create an account with the Upper Grand (if you haven’t already) before they can download their child’s report card. To create a Parent Portal account, …

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