News & Announcements

Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

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”

Posted May 10, 2021

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.

Math Website for Families

Posted April 28, 2021

The elementary curriculum department invites families to come and explore a new math website for Parents and Guardians called, Games and Activities that Support Mathematical Thinking at Home. The site is full of parent/guardian resources and activities you may use at home to strengthen foundational numeracy skills with your ...

Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

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.

Keep your crossing guard safe: Always obey walk signals

Posted February 12, 2021

Please review the information below from our community partners and do your part to help keep school crossing guards and pedestrians safe. Adult school crossing guards must stay in the road until everyone is safely on the sidewalk. When you start crossing after the don’t walk signal starts, you put your ...

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. 

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

Updated February 5, 2021

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. 

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:

Topic include:
  • Logging into Chrome & UGCloud
  • Google Meet
  • Google Classroom
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work

Updated June 12, 2020

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

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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