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Asymptomatic targeted testing expansion (April 2021)

Opportunities to access asymptomatic COVID-19 testing during the upcoming April break have been expanded by the province.

Secondary Remote School hosts virtual book club

Earlier this year, the Secondary Remote School started and ran a successful White Pine book club.

COVID-19 safety over the April Break

Thank you to all Upper Grand District School Board staff, students and families for continuing to follow the COVID-19 health and safety measures that help keep our school communities safe. It is more important than ever that we continue to follow public health advice over the Spring Break.

John F. Ross CVI student takes action against anti-Asian racism during culminating assignment 

Grade 12 Canada and World Politics students at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute were given the task of identifying an issue of importance to them and creating a plan to do something about it for their culminating assignment.

Students at Taylor Evans PS have a lesson in empathy and kindness 

Earlier this year, students in Lisa Enright Cornish’s junior/intermediate MID class looked at empathy and kindness.  

All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

Students at Aberfoyle PS work on kindness project

Grade 6, 7 and 8 students in Jamie Skeoch’s class at Aberfoyle Public School have been working hard on kindness projects this year.

Grade 12 students at ODSS host fundraiser for Headwaters Health Care Centre through virtual auction

Grade 12 students in the leadership class at Orangeville District Secondary School have started a fundraising effort to honour and support health-care employees at Headwaters Health Care Centre.

UGDSB shares resource for parents of youth with Intellectual Disabilities 

The Upper Grand District School Board in collaboration with community partners have created a presentation for parents and guardians of youth with intellectual disabilities.  

#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.