News & Announcements
School Operations, Health and Safety Information
For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:
UGDSB Ventilation Report
The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.
The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.
Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.
If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, you or your youth can call and leave a voice mail at:
519-822- 4420 ext 588
Mental Health Clinicians are available and voice mails will be checked regularly from July 2 to August 30. ...
The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.
This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...
The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.
This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.
Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”
A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.
This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.
The Ministry of Education has revised the self-screening requirements for all students in Ontario, effective immediately. Please review the following information for important updates.
The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, there are changes to bus cancellation and inclement weather days in the Upper Grand District School Board in the 2020-21 school year.
If you have tech support questions, please visit Upper Grand District School Board's Parent Tech Help page: https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/Topic include:
- Logging into Chrome & UGCloud
- Google Meet
- Google Classroom
- Frequently Asked Questions
As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it.
To support families, the Upper Grand District School Board has put together some helpful tips for parents/guardians to set their child up for success.
The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a website for parents/guardians with resources and information to support students with special education needs.
To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students.