News & Announcements
Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school
In-person learning resumes on January 18, 2022. Please click here for health and safety measures in the UGDSB. And a reminder to families to screen children daily for symptoms before leaving for school: COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool
For other school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:
Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools (both in-person and the Secondary Remote Program) will return to a regular timetable for Semester 2, where students take four courses per day.
In recognition of the level of ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the decision has been made by the Upper Grand District School Board to defer the administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment.
As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.
Date: Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: St. Andrew Elementary School
50 Meadow Drive, Orangeville ON,
Book an appointment online for 4:00PM – 7:00PM
(open to the whole community):
WDGPH Online Booking System
Please bring your OHIP card (health card)
or other …
Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school. The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily.
Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school.
As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.
Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.
The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures.
As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.
On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.
Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022. There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.
December 23, 2021
Dear parents/guardians and staff,
WDG Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school have tested positive for COVID-19. As part of their established infection prevention and control measures, Public Health has directed two classes to self-isolate. Please note that due to an increasing number of cases, all high-risk contacts are required to isolate for ten days, regardless of vaccination status.
Instructions for household members (i.e. siblings or other persons living in …
December 15, 2021
Dear parents and guardians,
Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.
We understand that there may be challenges as the winter break approaches and encourage all families to consider what we can all do to make …