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Centre Wellington DHS student launches “The Kindness Pledge”

Centre Wellington District High School has launched The Kindness Pledge – a promise that individuals, groups and businesses can take to make their communities more kind and inclusive. The initiative was started by Abby G, a grade 12 student who is passionate about social justice and positive change. 

Secondary Schools: Semester 2 Information

Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools (both in-person and the Secondary Remote Program) will return to a regular timetable for Semester 2, where students take four courses per day. 

Update: EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment 

In recognition of the level of ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the decision has been made by the Upper Grand District School Board to defer the administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment.

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.