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Update to Families - New Logo, Black History Month & More
Update to Families - New Logo, Black History Month & More
Posted on 02/09/2023

It’s been a while since we sent a district update and today we have a few items we wanted to update and remind our families about. 

  1. New UCDSB Logo 

We are excited to share that the Upper Canada District School Board has a new logo!   

The current UCDSB logo was adopted when the school board was first amalgamated more than 20 years ago. Our school board has gone through significant changes since amalgamation and continues to evolve.   

The UCDSB is a people-centred organization, with the goal to welcome, educate and inspire everyone that comes through its doors. Our mission is to prepare all students for a successful life and this refreshed logo adds excitement to our mission and visually represents what is at the heart of our organization.  

This logo was derived from feedback from staff, students and parents/guardians. The main element is still a maple leaf, but at the centre of the leaf is a person with outstretched arms showing excitement. Within the leaf, on either side, sits a subtle depiction of books which represents our dedication to learning. The multi-colour approach represents diversity and our commitment to equity and inclusion, with the orange being a nod to our commitment to Indigenous education.  

You’ll start the see this new logo being integrated into school communication, social media and the UCDSB website this month! 

  1. February is Black History Month 

The UCDSB schools make efforts throughout the year to celebrate the valuable contributions of all Canadians. The communities that we serve are more diverse than ever before and it is very important that all students, staff and families see themselves reflected in our schools and school curriculum.   

February is Black History Month across Canada. Our students will be celebrating Black History Month in many different ways. Here are some things you can do at home: 
Read books, graphic novels and poetry centred on Black History and Culture on the Sora website or app. All UCDSB students have access; - Learn the history of Black History Month; and - Watch the Heritage Minutes stories of Chloe Cooley, Jackie Shane, Richard Pierpoint and more on Historica Canada.


  1. Reminders:  

  2. - Report cards will go home with students on or around February 16. The new logo won’t be on these, but you will see it on the end-of-year report cards!

  3. - Family Day is February 20 Schools will be closed on this day.


Lastly, we are aware that there were issues with our mass messaging system again this morning. We are actively investigating this new issue and hope to have a resolution soon. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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