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Upcoming Boundary Review

Posted June 21, 2024

Coming Soon!

NEW JK-8 ENGLISH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (39 Kirvan Street)

TARGET OPENING DATE – 2025/26 SCHOOL YEAR

The Upper Grand District School Board is going to conduct a review process to set the new school boundary starting in September 2024 and we want to hear from you!

Go to www.ugdsb.on.ca/ or see the attached flyer to get more …

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Celebrating Pride Month in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted May 31, 2024

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and UGDSB Community,

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board is kicking off Pride Month. As we approach this important time, it’s essential that we come together to ensure our schools are supportive, inclusive spaces for all students.

pride month flag

During June and throughout …

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Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Posted May 27, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: June 7, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topic AM: Curriculum

Topic PM: Report Card Writing

Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB

Description: 

Elementary Staff will spend half the day focused on various math and literacy topics and strategies. The second half of the day will be dedicated to report card writing, as per the employee group collective agreements.

Elementary

Morning (150 mins) – …

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UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change)

Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change)

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Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements with all teachers’ unions …

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Ticks – A Warm Weather Problem

Posted April 11, 2024

TICK INFORMATION

It’s barely spring! Yet here we are, talking about creepy crawly ticks. The geographic region that is now home to ticks has grown in the past few years. Sadly, that region now includes Centre Wellington.  The memo below and links from Public Health may be helpful if you are looking for …

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Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 2: 

Posted April 11, 2024

We are continuing to share information to help families support their child’s attendance at school. Below are some tips you can try that involve the routines and the environment at home.

Practice consistent bedtime and morning routines with your child. 
Parents can model the …

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Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 1:

Posted April 11, 2024

Is your child struggling with attending school? We are here to help! Throughout the month of April we will be sharing tips and strategies with parents/guardians to help encourage regular school attendance – because Every Day Counts!

This week, we are going to focus on strategies around attitudes and beliefs – try some of these …

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Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Posted April 5, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that can make school attendance …

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No Need to Debate, Go to School. Don’t Be Late!

Posted March 20, 2024

Chronic late attendance can have severe consequences on student wellbeing and achievement. When students regularly are late coming to school, they often miss out on the same class every day. Most teachers have set weekly schedules and usually it is the core subjects that are missed – math and language. Absences for these subjects …

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