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School Operations, Health and Safety Information

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

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

UGDSB received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS)

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The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) for various projects throughout the district.

The UGDSB acknowledges the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for this opportunity at the following schools: Alma PS, Central PS, Centre Peel PS, College Heights SS, Gateway Drive PS, John McCrae PS, June Avenue PS, Ken Danby PS, Maryborough PS, Norwell DSS, Parkinson Centennial PS, Princess Elizabeth PS, Priory Park PS, Ross R MacKay PS, Salem PS, Sir Isaac Brock PS, Victoria Cross PS, Victory PS, Westwood PS and Willow Road PS.

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UGDSB Stress Busters Camps

Posted October 21, 2021

The UGDSB is presenting three Stress Busters After School Camps this year to students aged 8-12.  Please see the attached flyer for details.  If this is something you would like more information about, please go to the link in the flyer to learn more.  Last year when these programs were offered, ...

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Updates For October 18-22, 2021

Posted October 21, 2021

Hello Alma families!  October is quickly flying by.  Thanks as always for doing your daily screening and also for reminding your children to follow the protocols at school for hand washing, distancing and masking as required.  Here are the 5 things you need to know this week: If you've missed out on ...

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Updates For October 11-15, 2021

Posted October 13, 2021

Hello Alma PS families.  We hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving long weekend and enjoyed some quality time with family and friends as you were able.  Here are 5 things to keep on your radar in the coming weeks: 1.  The township of Mapleton is looking for help with occasionally covering a ...

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Updates For October 4-8, 2021

Posted October 5, 2021

Hello Alma PS families.  Below are 5 pieces of information you need to be aware of for this week: 1.  As Miss Robinson joins our team, unfortunately, there have been some IT problems with having her shift over to our school location from her previous school.  She is getting the Google Classroom ...

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Updates For The Week of September 27-October 1

Posted September 28, 2021

Here's a few quick reminders for this week: 1.  Tomorrow, students who have purple at home can wear purple in honour of Rowan's Law Day.  We have purple yarn here if you don't have purple and want to make a bracelet.  This day is when we remind students about the importance ...

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A Thank You And Updates For Next Week

Posted September 24, 2021

I wanted to take a moment and say thank you to our Alma PS students and staff for your support with the unplanned power outage today.  Students were calm and pivoted quickly.  Staff did an amazing job of looking after the personal needs of our students.  Our septic system was ...

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Terry Fox Run Update

Posted September 20, 2021

Please see below the Terry Fox Run update created by our Grade 6 class.  It is wonderful to see our students, under the direction of Mrs. Hons, take on this leadership opportunity and help with the planning, communicating and organizing.  Once the timing of the event during the school day is finalized ...

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School Reorganization Update

Posted September 15, 2021

Important Memo Regarding School Reorganization September 15, 2021 Dear Parents, As you are aware, classes within the Upper Grand District School Board are tentative for the first two weeks of school.  Schools have built class lists based on tentative organizations.  Changes are sometimes necessary so that our Board remains compliant with Ministry of ...

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Notes From Week 1 & A Tasty Treat

Posted September 9, 2021

Hello Alma families.  It has been wonderful to see all of the hard work of our staff translate into a great start-up for our students.  Clearly, you as parents have done a great job of preparing your children for the transition back to school and things are going well.  As ...

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Further Updates To School Start Up Routines

Posted September 3, 2021

Hello Alma PS families.  I am very excited that we are going to be seeing each other in person on Tuesday.  It's always exciting to count down the final few "sleeps" before school begins.  We are finishing up the finishing touches and are looking forward to learning together soon. As I suggested ...

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September Registration & Fall Startup Updates

Posted August 27, 2021

Hello Alma PS families.  My name is Jason Boyce and I am honoured to serve our community as the new principal.  Both Alma PS and Board staff have been working hard to prepare for a great September startup.  Please follow this link at Alma PS Startup Information For Families ...

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Community Resource Centre Backpack program available

Posted July 23, 2021

Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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