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Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

For school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: May 18, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 0

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

Updates For May 16-20, 2022

Posted May 18, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week:   Please remember that Monday, May 23 is Victoria Day and there will be no school.   We are excited to welcome Natasha ...

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Updates For May 2-6, 2022

Posted May 4, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week:   Our School Council meeting will be held tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  The meeting will be held in the library learning commons but a ...

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Updates For April 25-29, 2022

Posted April 27, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: Our School Council meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  The meeting will be held in the library learning commons but we will ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Updates For April 18-22, 2022

Posted April 20, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week:   Our School Council meeting has been rescheduled and will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM.  We have moved up ...

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Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Updates For April 11-15, 2022

Posted April 11, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week:   Thank you for continuing to complete your daily screening.  It is a very important step in keeping our schools safe.  As we have shared, masking ...

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Updates For April 4-8, 2022

Posted April 6, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: As schools are opening up and we start to look at opportunities to connect with family and community members, we are looking at starting up the role of volunteers at ...

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.   Prayer in Schools and Board Offices Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the ...

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Updates For March 28-April 1, 2022

Posted March 30, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: Given the seasonal changes ahead, this is a great time to remind families of the importance of indoor shoes.  To help prevent mud from being tracked into the school, please ...

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Updates For March 21-25, 2022

Posted March 23, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  I trust you are safe and sound on this icy day.  I hope you had a restful March Break and enjoyed some extra family time with your children.  I am extremely proud of how well our students and families have transitioned back to our new ...

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools. Effective March 14, 2022: School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or ...

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21. Here are the facts: On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements ...

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JK Registration site is temporarily disabled

Posted March 10, 2022

The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled.  It will open again on March 15th, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

Updates For March 7-11, 2022

Posted March 9, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Please remember that March Break starts this Friday, March 11 and we return to school on Monday, March 21.  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: For our Live Free Fundraiser for our school snack program, our ...

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