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GCVI Music joins several other music programs to create ambitious virtual performance 

The Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute’s Music Program has joined forces with four other high school music programs and McMaster University to create an impressive virtual performance.  

#UGUmbrella – This March we focus on Mindfulness

This month for the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of what’s happening right now without wishing it was different.

UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

As part of the month, the UGDSB Equity Department and several UGDSB Black Student Union groups organized guest speakers, video tributes and features, and virtual information sessions for students and staff.  

Board Meeting Highlights for February 2021

The February meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on February 23, 2021. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

UGDSB launches new mental health website for parents/guardians

The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a new parent website focusing on mental health.

OPSBA offering scholarship opportunity to secondary students 

The Ontario Public School Board Association’s (OPSBA) Central West Region is offering a scholarship opportunity for one student who will be entering a post-secondary school in 2021. 

Black Heritage Month spotlight: Alfred M. Lafferty

Throughout Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month, many schools have been celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals in Canada and beyond. One individual had a direct connection to the school board and our region, although much of this history was not widely known until a few years ago.

COVID-19 School Self-Screening Changes

The Ministry of Education has revised the self-screening requirements for all students in Ontario, effective immediately. Please review the following information for important updates.

Victoria Terrace PS students research and pay tribute to Viola Desmond

During Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures month, grade 1 and 2 students in Elizabeth Newman’s class at Victoria Terrace Public School researched the life of Viola Desmond and her role in Canada’s Black History.

Preliminary information about COVID-19 testing in schools

The Ministry of Education has instructed school boards to implement a targeted COVID-19 testing program in schools. The testing will be voluntary and consent will be required. Testing will be for asymptomatic students and staff only. The UGDSB is currently in the process of developing a targeted testing plan.