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 17th, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 10
  • 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/ 

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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Westside Secondary School – PROM 2022!!

Posted May 25, 2022

Prom 2022

Its happening!

 

Prom will be held on June 28th at the Royal Ambassador in Caledon. Doors open at 5pm and Prom will end at 10pm

Prom Tickets will ONLY be available for purchase through SchoolCash online and are available May 24th to June 10th.

IF you are planning on bringing a guest, your guest my fill out a form …

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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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Summer Job Opportunity for Students!!

Posted April 22, 2022

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn a skill and earn some money this summer?  This opportunity through Georgian College, is a great way to get some pre-employment training, and then a summer job!  Check out this brochure for more information.  Please see Mrs. Lloyd for more information and help signing up.       Summer Job

Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.  

Prayer in Schools and Board Offices

Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer space with the signage that has been provided to them.  The location of  prayer space …

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools.

Effective March 14, 2022:

School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or collect proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions.
Visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21.

Here are the facts:

On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements for Ontario schools, beginning on March 21.
At a Special Board Meeting of the UGDSB in August 2020, …

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UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022


On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon as we can. Thank you.

Secondary Schools: Online Learning Graduation Requirement

Posted March 8, 2022

Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students in Ontario must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out. In response, the UGDSB is offering an increased number of UGDSB lead eLearning courses.

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ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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Virtual Parent Council Meeting on April 26th at 7pm

Posted February 15, 2022

Would you like to join our Virtual Parent Council Meeting on April 26th at 7pm? Click on the link below to sign up! .Download **Link to meeting will be sent to your email 30 minutes before starting.

Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities

Posted February 14, 2022

The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.

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Secondary Schools: Semester 2 Guidebook for Students and Families 

Posted February 1, 2022

Students and families in UGDSB secondary schools are encouraged to read the Semester 2 Guidebook for students and families.

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