News & Announcements

Important information regarding reopening schools, remote learning and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020 and supports for students and families: 

Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.

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Resilience and perseverance of students recognized through Achieving by Believing Awards

Posted June 11, 2020

In recognition of student achievement, the UGDSB holds an annual celebratory event to recognize the recipients of the Student Success: Achieving by Believing Awards. The 2020 award recipients have been announced.

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Community Involvement Hours information for grade 8 and high school students

Posted June 10, 2020

As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.

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Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work

Posted June 9, 2020

As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it. 

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Updating parent/guardian contact information

Posted June 8, 2020

The school board is in the process of ensuring we have the most up-to-date contact information for parents and families. Please check your child’s UGCloud email account this week.

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Update to families regarding expanded provincial COVID-19 testing

Posted June 3, 2020

Information from the province regarding expanded testing for COVID-19 in Ontario.

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UGDSB Continuing Education Summer School Programs

Posted June 2, 2020

Please see attached information regarding Summer School Programs Summer School 2020 Programs

Summer School programs for students in grades 6-12

Posted June 1, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board has announced a range of Summer School programs and opportunities available to students in grades 6-12 this summer.

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Flying the Pride flag in the UGDSB

Posted May 29, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VIQDygCIq0 For more information about why we fly the Pride flag in June, visit the UGDSB website.

Flying the Pride Flag

Posted May 29, 2020

Flying The Pride Flag At WHSS[1]

Update on retrieving student belongings in schools

Posted May 20, 2020

In light of the Ministry of Education’s announcement that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, the UGDSB is putting plans in place for families and students to retrieve their personal items from schools – lockers, desks and other areas.

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Letter from the Director of Education: Fall Commencement (May 20, 2020)

Posted May 20, 2020

Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to the graduating class of 2020 and their parents/guardians to provide details about secondary schools’ plans for fall commencement. 

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Letter from the Minister of Education (May 19, 2020)

Posted May 19, 2020

Parents/guardians are invited to read a letter from the Minister of Education, following the announcement from the province that schools will not reopen this school year.

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All schools to remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year

Posted May 19, 2020

The province has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario schools will not reopen this school year. Distance learning will continue for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

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Letter from the Director of Education: Synchronous Learning (May 15, 2020)

Posted May 15, 2020

Upper Grand District School Board Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to parents/guardians providing updated information on synchronous learning in the UGDSB.

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Letter to students and parents: Accessing students’ marks

Posted May 7, 2020

UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, has written a letter to all secondary students and parents regarding accessing students’ marks. 

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