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Local school boards collaborate with CMHA for youth wellness sessions

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington, in recognition of Bell Let’s Talk is launching a new Wellness Works Program for secondary students.

Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

No additional board-wide survey, reorganization in elementary schools

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.  

UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

OUR Kitchens: CWDHS highlights hard working local kitchens

A class at Centre Wellington DHS has decided to spend their first week of remote learning highlighting how members of the community can support local, hard working kitchens.

Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty. 

Public Health officials instruct schools to continue online learning until Jan. 24, 2021

Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021. 

UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

UGDSB BASP Survey – for parents/guardians of students currently in JK-Gr 5 at schools that do not currently have a BASP

Starting January 5, a Before and/or After School Program survey will be opened for parents and guardians of new JK/SK students registering for September 2021, as well as children currently registered in Junior Kindergarten to grade 5.