News & Announcements

Bus Cancellation Information for 2020-21:

  • If buses are cancelled in Division 1, elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 2, elementary schools are open to students, secondary schools are closed.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 3, elementary and secondary schools are closed to students.
  • If buses are cancelled in Division 4, elementary and secondary schools (*including EDHS) are closed to students.
  • Please visit www.stwdsts.ca for bus cancellations. STWDSTS posts bus cancellations by 6:30am each morning.

Information on COVID-19 and school operations:

Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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Welcome to the 2020/21 School Year! – Important Updated Information!

Posted August 28, 2020

Our preparation to start the school year has been evolving daily. New information is coming and changes have been made to reflect this new landscape. Please note the new Staggered Entry schedule for students listed below with the link to the larger Parent Communication document previously posted.   JK to Grade ...

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IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 School Year!

Posted August 26, 2020

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!   We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and returning students back to Willow Rd. P.S. this September! As you are aware, the Upper Grand District School Board has put extensive plans in place ...

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Changing Pre-Registration Decision – Deadline Sunday Aug. 23 at 4pm

Posted August 19, 2020

In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.

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IMPORTANT: Reopening models for UGDSB schools posted online

Posted August 18, 2020

The school board has posted information about the reopening models for UGDSB elementary and secondary schools. The overviews contain important information including model structure for conventional and remote learning, sample schedules, remote learning expectations and more.

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Introducing back to school parent/guardian webinars

Posted August 18, 2020

Parents/guardians, join our mental health clinicians as they discuss different issues and strategies to support your child’s return to school success. 

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Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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