News & Announcements

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all UGDSB schools will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. Please click the links below for information on COVID-19 and distance learning. 

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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April 24 PD Day is postponed

Posted April 20, 2020

In light of the provincial closure of schools and the transition to distance learning, the UGDSB has decided to postpone the April 24 PD Day to a later date.

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UGDSB launches parent website for supporting students with special education needs

Posted April 17, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a website for parents/guardians with resources and information to support students with special education needs. 

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Board Approves 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report

Posted April 17, 2020

The 2020 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Special Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on April 14, 2020. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor ...

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Update on Out of Area applications

Posted April 14, 2020

Due to the on-going school closures, we are asking that parents submit any outstanding Out of Area requests prior to the end of April.

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Distance learning tech support for parents and students

Posted April 9, 2020

To assist our families with tech support related to distance learning, the Upper Grand District School Board has a Tech Help webpage for parents and students. 

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Home Use of Technology Protocol- Chromebooks

Posted April 6, 2020

Dear families, Please see below for our Technology Protocol for families that have borrowed a school Chromebook. Thank you!   STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: USE AND CARE OF EQUIPMENT 1. Only Board-approved software is to be loaded onto the computer by Board personnel. This ensures the proper configuration of the system. 2. The Board’s Acceptable Use of Digital ...

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Letter to elementary students and parents: Learning at Home (April 6, 2020)

Posted April 6, 2020

Please read the attached letter for further information regarding Learning at Home, including important information about resources for students with special education needs, access to technology and printed materials and more.

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Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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SCHOOL AND PLAYGROUNDS CLOSED!

Posted April 2, 2020

Dear Westwood Community, As a directive from Public Health, we are asking all families to remind their children that the school grounds such as the Playgrounds- Playscape, Basketball Courts and the school are closed until further notice. We ask that you continuously remind your children around Social Distancing and minimizing contact to ...

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Notice of cancelled and postponed school events 

Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 31, 2020)

Posted April 1, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students. 

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