• Bus Delays & Cancellations
  • UG2GO - virtual learning commons
  • Community Involvement Program
  • School to Career - Career Education Council - A Business & Education Partnership
  • Ontario Youth Apprenceship Program
  • Upper Grand Learning Foundation
  • Wellington Dufferin Guelph Children's Charter of Rights
  • Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health
  • Specialist High Skills Major
  • Upper Grand District School Board Everyday Heroes
  • Student Success 7-12 Annual Report 2012-2013
Board News

Custodial and Maintenance Appreciation Day – April 24, 2014

"On Thursday, April 24th the Upper Grand District School Board celebrates its First Annual Custodial and Maintenance Appreciation Day. All of our schools will recognize the women and men who work so hard to keep our schools clean and well maintained.

"I hope you will join with me, our staff, students and me as we take one day to appreciate our Custodial and Maintenance staff. These are those people who make our schools and administrative offices clean, safe and in good repair. Thanks to them we have beautiful places to work and learn. Thank you all." – Mark Bailey, Chair of the Board

Theatre Norwell presents Disney's BEAUTY and the BEAST

Beauty and the Beast showNorwell D.S.S presents Disney's BEAUTY and the BEAST 

May 8th, 9th,10th at 7:30 pm and May 10th at 2:00pm.

Children are encouraged to come in costume and may have their picture taken with the cast at the end of the show.

Tickets are adult $12, Student/Senior $10.

View Poster - PDF.

Highlights of the April 2014 board meeting

The April meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

Summer exchange helps youth improve French skills

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange (SWSE) is a national, non-profit exchange program offering 16- and 17-year-old youth the opportunity to improve their second official language skills while also gaining valuable work experience through a paid placement in the non-profit sector or public sector. An information session will be held Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Mitchell Woods PS, 670 Willow Road, Guelph.

2014 results from the Regional Technological Skills Competition for secondary students

Gold medal winners from recent Regional Skills Competitions held in the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic school boards will soon be proceeding to the Ontario Technological Skills Competitions in Waterloo May 5-7, 2014. [ Media Release ]

Jekyll and Hyde - the Musical

Jekyll and Hyde posterCentre Dufferin DHS presents "Jekyll and Hyde - the Musical" May 1-3 at 7:30 pm with a matinee performance Saturday May 3 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and now on sale. Use the CDDHS online reservation system to reserve your tickets. Note: some scenes may frighten.

Special Education Survey for Parents/Guardians

Does your child have an Individual Education Plan (IEP)? If so, the Special Education Department would like your feedback about special education supports and services. Parents who have children at the Upper Grand District School Board with IEPs are asked to complete the survey found below. The information from the survey will be used to help in the planning of special education supports and services. The survey will be open from April 14 - April 30.

Thank you so much for sharing your ideas on special education supports and services.

Take the Special Education Survey

Come and Celebrate with Us!

The Upper Grand District School Board invites you to attend the Official Opening of

John Galt Public School and Education Week
50 Laurine Ave., Guelph
Monday, May 5, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Open House and Refreshments to follow

RSVP by April 22nd, 2014

View Poster - PDF  

Results of the UGDSB Elementary Skills Competition

Twelve teams of elementary students will be heading off to the 2014 Ontario Technological Skills Competition at RIM Park in Waterloo on May 5-7 after winning first place medals at the UGDSB Elementary Skills Competition on April 3. View Competition Results 

Winners of the Elementary Skills competition for Health and Safety with their medals 

Elora PS teacher Scott Montgomery with the first place medal winners in the Workplace Health and Safety competition, Molly F. and Mikayla S.

Winners of the Elementary Skills competition for TV-Video with their medals 

Andrew S. and Isis V. (not present) of Elora PS took the top honours in the TV-Video competition, with coaching from teacher Mark Turner.

Skills Work! Summer Camp

Student in a laboratoryThe “Skills Work!®” Camp is a week-long summer day camp that provides students going into grades 7 and 8 with an opportunity to explore careers in skilled trades and technologies. Throughout the week, campers develop communication, problem solving and teamwork skills through various activities, workshops and industry tours. As they build, fix, design and create, campers learn about careers in transportation, construction, manufacturing, communication and services. The camp runs 9 to 4 p.m. daily at Linarmar in Guelph August 11-15, 2014 (All-Girls). Registration is full for the All-Boys camp July 7-11. The $50 registration fee has been generously subsidized by the OYAP and SHSM programs at Upper Grand DSB and Wellington Catholic DSB. There are limited spaces available, with registrations on a first come, first serve basis.

Visit www.skillsontario.com/sponsoredcamps to register.

View the Skills Work! poster (PDF)

New speed limits for Guelph elementary schools

Maximum 30 signStarting in April, the City of Guelph is implementing reduced speed limits in elementary school zones across the city. To learn more, read the media release. external site  


Digital Saturday open house introduces parents to technology

Students using Minecraft at Digital Saturday 

Students showed how they collaborate to create 3D virtual worlds with Minecraft during a popular workshop at the Digital Saturday open house at King George PS in Guelph on March 22. Parents came out to learn how kids are using technology in the classroom, and about resources for the home use of technology. Read the story in the Guelph Mercury. external site