News & Announcements

Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

For school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: June 23, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 0

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

Elementary report cards available for download starting next week

Posted June 14, 2022

The UGDSB is continuing to use the online report card system for the 2021-22 school year.
If you previously accessed our Electronic Report Card system this year, no action is required at this time.

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Student Census

Posted June 14, 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,   This fall, the Upper Grand District School Board is launching the "UGDSB Counts Student Census." The census is a confidential, voluntary survey for all students in the UGDSB.    The goal of the census is to better understand the cultural, social and demographic diversity of ...

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Flying the Pride Flag at Westminster

Posted May 30, 2022

The month of June is Pride month. At Westminster Woods, some of our students, staff, parents/guardians and community members identify as members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Flying the Pride flag not only signals that UGDSB schools are safe spaces for everyone, it also aligns with our Vision Statement and Guiding ...

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Registration Info: Elementary Remote Program 2022/2023

Posted May 30, 2022

Registration for the 2022-23 Elementary Remote Program in the UGDSB is open from Monday May 30 to Friday June 10.

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Kiss and Ride Reminders at Westminster Woods

Posted May 26, 2022

Hello Westminster Families, A few friendly reminders about our Kiss and Ride drop off in the morning: Please make every effort to walk to school if at all possible.  This will help reduce traffic and help with flow! Go slow!  In order to make sure everyone arrives safely to school, please ...

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The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved

Posted May 25, 2022

The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.

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May 16th Virtual School Council Meeting

Posted May 12, 2022

Our final School Council Meeting for this school year will take place on Monday May 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Please use this link to join us on Google Meet. ...

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UGDSB Together: A Moment of Appreciation

Posted May 11, 2022

Recognize someone in your school!  The UGDSB wants to recognize the incredible work members of our school/board community do in making schools/offices an incredible place to learn and work all year round. The past two years have been challenging for everyone. The UGDSB wants to provide an opportunity for ...

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Bike Safety @ Westminster Woods

Posted May 11, 2022

Hello families, Please find attached the advanced notice letter for Bike Safety at Westminster on May 20th. Bike Safety Advanced Notice Letter 2022

We’re recruiting for crossing guards at Willow/Bonar and Speedvale/Stevenson and Six Spare/Rover

Posted May 5, 2022

Six Spare or Rover adult school crossing guard are needed for the City of Guelph Crossing Guard Program. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson Street for the both shifts. A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Willow Road at Bonar Place for the afternoon shift

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Education Week / Children’s Mental Health Week @ Westminster Woods

Posted April 29, 2022

Hello, Westminster families! Please see the attached information about Education Week/Children's Mental Health week next week at Westminster.  Here are the most important points: If possible, please send a rock to school on Monday with your student to paint! It will stay at school to line our front gardens after it ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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