News & Announcements

Temporary online learning extended

Update regarding extension of online learning

Posted January 22, 2021

At this time, we do not expect that schools will resume in-person learning until the end of the provincial emergency orders on February 11, 2021, at the earliest. 

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Temporary online learning extended until Jan. 29, 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

Public Health has instructed the UGDSB that the current measures in place for online learning in the UGDSB will be extended until at least January 29. 

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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No additional board-wide survey, reorganization in elementary schools

Posted January 12, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.  

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UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

Posted January 11, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

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Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

Posted January 8, 2021

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. 

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Parent Engagement Presentations – Save the Dates!

Posted January 6, 2021

The Parent Involvement Committee and the Upper Grand District School Board, with the support of the Ministry of Education are presenting some opportunities for parents.  Please take a look at the attached flyer.
Parent Engagement Presentations Save The Dates

#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

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UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey for Parents/Guardians of Students in JK to Grade 5

Posted January 4, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:   

Starting January 5, 2021, a Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents and guardians of new JK/SK students registering for September 2021, as well as children currently registered in grades JK to grade 5. This survey is intended to gather information about the ...

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Chromebook Request Form to help with temporary remote learning

Posted December 28, 2020

If your family needs a Chromebook for the temporary remote learning that is currently taking place, please click on this link.

Important changes on bus cancellation days and inclement weather days in the UGDSB

Posted November 20, 2020

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. 

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health letter to the community

Posted November 18, 2020

Dr. Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has shared a letter with important information for the community regarding COVID-19. 

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Grade 7 Immunization Update

Posted November 12, 2020

Attention parents! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Hepatitis B, HPV and Meningitis immunizations will be offered through booked appointments at Public Health rather than in schools as in past years. Public Health is making automated phone calls to all grade 7 students within the next ...

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When can children with COVID-19 symptoms return to school?

Posted November 3, 2020

Please read the attached information from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health with information about children's symptoms and when they can return to school. WDG Public Health COVID 19 Guidance Return To School Thank you for continuing to help keep our school and community safe and our loved ones healthy.

Fundraising Letter

Posted September 29, 2020

September 2020 Dear parents/guardians, As we continue to welcome students back into our schools and focus on new protocols to help keep students and staff safe, the Upper Grand District School Board has notified schools that school-organized fundraising will be paused at this time. The ...

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Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Everyday Heroes

Posted September 28, 2020

The Everyday Hero Awards Selection Committee chose nine finalists from a group of deserving nominees. This year’s Everyday Hero Awards recipients include dedicated school and board staff, a student and volunteers.

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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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Parents/Guardians: Are you looking for Tech Help?

Posted September 15, 2020

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

Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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Preparing for Lunch at School!

Posted September 8, 2020

Here are some ideas to consider when packing your child's lunch. School Lunch Ideas!

First Day of School Procedures & Class Lines Map

Posted September 8, 2020

Hello Waverley Parents and Guardians, Please click on this link to learn more about our First Day of School Procedures and to view our Class Lines Map. Waverley Drive PS First Day Procedures  

Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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Waverley Drive PS Parent Communication: September 2020

Posted August 29, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and returning students back to Waverley Drive Public School this September! Please click on this link for important information about our school's start up, including new routines and procedures to help keep our school community healthy ...

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IMPORTANT: Reopening models for UGDSB schools posted online

Posted August 18, 2020

The school board has posted information about the reopening models for UGDSB elementary and secondary schools. The overviews contain important information including model structure for conventional and remote learning, sample schedules, remote learning expectations and more.

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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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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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Learning at Home: Setting students up for success

Posted April 24, 2020

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.

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