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Parents/caregivers invited to webinar: Nurturing Resilience through Community Involvement

Parents and caregivers in the Upper Grand District School Board are invited to attend a free webinar on Nurturing Resilience through Community Involvement.

Letter to parents/guardians from Ontario’s CMOH and Education Minister

A letter to parents and guardians from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce.

Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

Notice: Postponement of Celebration of Life for Martha Rogers

Due to the current public health restrictions, we will be postponing the Celebration of Life for UGDSB’s former Director of Education Martha Rogers.

ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED JAN. 17: Emergency remote learning/working day

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students.

Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

Ontario’s COVID-19 screening tool, what to do after exposure, and other ways to slow the spread of COVID-19

Daily screening and knowledge of what to do after you or your child/ren have been exposed to COVID-19 is incredibly important in helping to keep schools and communities safe.

Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures.