News & Announcements

Important information regarding reopening schools, COVID-19 and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020, COVID-19 and supports for students and families: 

Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

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.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

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.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

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.

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

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. ​

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Term 2 Report Cards

Posted June 25, 2020

Good Morning! I hope that this message finds everyone well and that you are looking forward to summer. Please note, as was indicated in our End of Year Newsletter, that report cards are being mailed to you and you should be receiving them soon. ...

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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UGDSB Gifted screening in fall 2020 postponed

Posted June 23, 2020

Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.

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Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

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.

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Racialized/Marginalized Survey

Posted June 18, 2020

    Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to disrupting and addressing systemic racism and oppression in all of its forms. We are committed to making sure the work we do is fully transparent and accountable to all Upper Grand students, staff, families, and stakeholders. If you ...

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Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work

Posted June 9, 2020

As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it. 

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Updating parent/guardian contact information

Posted June 8, 2020

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.

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Returning Patrol Vests, Library and/or Home Reading Books,

Posted June 6, 2020

Books   Please continue to scour your home for any unreturned patrol vests, library and/or home reading books. These items can be returned to the bin/box outside the front doors of the school on Thursday, June 11th from 9 am -12 pm. We ask that technology ...

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BORROWED TECHNOLOGY

Posted June 5, 2020

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who have helped support student distance learning during our closure period.  We hope the use of the borrowed Chromebook has been helpful.   You may  keep the Chromebook over the summer to continue to support learning and help children stay ...

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Purchase your 2019 -2020 Yearbook before June 30th!

Posted June 5, 2020

Victory Yearbook Flyer   This has been a most interesting year!  Purchase your 2019-2020 Yearbook by June 30th! You may purchase your yearbook via the link below. Yearbooks will arrive in the fall and students going to a different school or graduating will be contacted to ...

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Update to families regarding expanded provincial COVID-19 testing

Posted June 3, 2020

Information from the province regarding expanded testing for COVID-19 in Ontario.

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Summer School programs for students in grades 6-12

Posted June 1, 2020

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.

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Flying the Pride flag in the UGDSB

Posted May 29, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VIQDygCIq0 For more information about why we fly the Pride flag in June, visit the UGDSB website.

Kindergarten Orientation Information

Posted May 29, 2020

To our new JK and SK Families, Please find below that links that were shared with you via email. Welcome To Kindergarten 2020SD (1) (1) Welcome FDKFactSheetEN (1) BASP Brochure No Survey Updated May 2020 (1) Self ID Postcard Fillable 04272020 FINAL 5pm (2) ...

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