young girl reading a book, in a room full of books

Education matters!

On Monday, October 27
voters will elect
school board trustees.

The future of our children
is in your hands.

Learn more about local
UGDSB trustee candidates.


Support children through tragic events

Dear Upper Grand Students, Staff and Families:

We are shocked and saddened by the tragic events that happened yesterday in Ottawa. We are keeping our thoughts focused on those affected and the bravery and service of the emergency personnel who reacted so quickly to protect the community. Read more in a letter from Martha Rogers, Director of Education (PDF).

Official opening École Arbour Vista Public School

Photo illustration of École Arbour Vista Public School with red ribbon being cut

The Upper Grand District School Board invites you to attend the Official Opening of École Arbour Vista Public School, 200 McCann Street in Guelph, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Open House and refreshments to follow. RSVP by October 31st, 2014 to Anne Bonnar  at 519-766-4555 or email

Walking and cycling to school is the healthy option

Ken Danby PS and Holy Trinity CS students walking to schoolEducation Minister Liz Sandals celebrates walking to school and health food with students

Friday, October 10 students from Ken Danby PS and Holy Trinity CS marked "International Walk to School Month" by walking to school with parents, school board staff, trustees, Guelph city staff, Guelph police officers, Guelph Mayor Karen Farbridge and Hon. Liz Sandals, Minister of Education. The Upper Grand District School Board is one of several stakeholders in the Wellington Dufferin Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Committee. The ASRTS Committee is involved in the promotion of different initiatives across the jurisdiction to encourage students to choose active modes of travel to school (i.e. walking, cycling).

First Nation artist Michael Cywink at Ottawa Crescent PS

Michael Cywink outlines images on the muralStudents at work with paint brushes

Last week (Sept. 29-Oct. 3) Ottawa Crescent PS welcomed artist Michael Cywink for a week-long mural creation project involving the entire school. Kudos to teacher Michelle Hornett for orchestrating this opportunity through the Aboriginal Artists in Schools program. Look for the gorgeous murals to be hung in the library.

Minto-Clifford students to get temporary walkway

Upper Grand District School Board representatives, the Town of Minto and the developer of the former Harriston Senior Public School property have agreed to a temporary walkway for students to access Minto-Clifford Central Public School. The temporary walkway will be available once the George Street reconstruction is completed. This is estimated to be by the end of October. Media Release: Temporary walkway approved for access to Minto-Clifford Central Public School

Board meeting highlights from September 30, 2014

The September 2014 meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on Tuesday, September 30. The following are highlights from the meeting.

Spotlight on schools

Priory Park Public School gets playground with community support

New playground at Priory Park Public SchoolPriory Park Public School received a new playground structure this year thanks to community donations from their neighbour, Sifton Properties, the Royal Canadian Legion John McCrae Branch #234 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Upper Grand Learning Foundation’s Free to Achieve program.


Upcoming Events

  • October 27Voting Day - 2014 Municipal Election
    All Day
  • October 28Board Meeting
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • October 28Social Media - Parents Night
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • October 29Public Information Session #4 - Wellington North Elementary Accommodation Review
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • November 04Program Committee Meeting
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
  • November 06Official opening École Arbour Vista Public School
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM