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

Heritage Language Program

Posted October 6, 2023

Hello Westminster Families, Please see the attached Flyer with information regarding Heritage Language Programs for students in Grades 1-8 interested in some languages classes on Saturday mornings 10 am – 12 pm in the following languages: Dari, Hindu, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish or Tingrinya.  Classes will be held at Willow Rd. PS ...

Professional Activity Day Description – Oct. 27, 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Date: October 27, 2023 Length: Full Day Topic 1: AM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules Description: Staff will spend the morning completing mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Training on the board’s Online Learning Platform. This is self-directed learning made of online modules for staff to work through independently. Topic 2: PM – Progress ...

Guelph Food Bank

Posted October 3, 2023

Please see the attached information from the Guelph Food Bank. They are looking for our support in distributing information/food collection bags for their Thanksgiving food drive.   

Information about the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026

Posted October 3, 2023

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026. This framework looks at the Foundations and Guiding Principles and establishes key Priority Areas.   The Principles and Foundations guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of the ...

Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023. Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity ...

Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community. Considering this, we appeal for empathy and support for those impacted. Our dedicated UGDSB Support Services staff are here to support students and can be coordinated through their classroom teachers. For staff, Employee and Family Assistance Programs supports are available.

Occupational Therapists in the School

Posted September 7, 2023

September 2023 Dear Parents/Guardians,  During this school year, an Occupational Therapist (OT) from KidsAbility Centre for Child Development will once again be working with teachers and students in our school. OTs are regulated health professionals who focus on improving activities of daily living. An OT ...

September Communications Newsletter

Posted September 1, 2023

  SEPTEMBER COMMUNICATIONS NEWSLETTER September 2023 Communications Newsletter.pdf The September Communications Newsletter is out!  In this month's issue we have information about: Important information to start the new school year UGDSB Pathways, a new website to support students transitioning through the ...

Professional Activity Day Description – September 18th, 2023

Posted August 29, 2023

Please see below the plan for our upcoming PA day on September 18th.  Please remember, there is no school for students on September 18th!   Professional Activity Day Descriptions 2023/24 Date: September 18, 2023 Length: Full Day Topic 1: AM -  Literacy Entity Hosting: School board Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators Description: ...

Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information. In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a ...

Back to school 2023-24: School operations and health and safety information

Updated August 30, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board looks forward to welcoming all students, staff and families this September. Please see below for important school operations and health and safety information. In-Person Learning We are looking forward to welcoming back the majority of our students to in-person learning for the 2023-24 school year.  We have a ...

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 28, 2023

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

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