News & Announcements

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. 

 

COVID-19 Update Sept. 26th

Posted September 26, 2021

September 26th Dear CMES parents/guardians, Public Health has notified us that an additional individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has sent information to one class at Credit Meadows ES as part of its established infection prevention and control measures. If you have questions, please visit ...

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COVID-19 Case Update

Posted September 22, 2021

September 21st, 2021

Dear parents/guardians and staff,

This is an update to the information we sent you previously (Sept 19th) regarding the confirmed case of COVID-19 at our school. It has been confirmed that we now have 3 cases of COVID-19.

This case is connected to the outbreak that ...

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COVID-19 Outbreak

Posted September 20, 2021

September 19th, 2021

Dear parents/guardians and staff,

This is an update to the information we sent you previously (Sept 17th) regarding the confirmed case of COVID-19 at our school. It has been confirmed that we now have more than one case.

As a result of contact tracing, Public Health ...

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COVID Update

Posted September 17, 2021

September 17, 2021 Dear parents/guardians and staff, Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed one class to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures. If you have questions, please visit the “For Schools” section of ...

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School Organization: September Message

Posted September 10, 2021

September 2021 Message from the Human Resources Department Re: School Organizations Schools have built class lists based on their tentative organizations. Changes may be necessary at your child(ren)’s school in order that our Board remain compliant with Ministry parameters (see below). Any changes would be implemented by Monday September 20th. Principals do not ...

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Welcome Back

Posted September 3, 2021

Dear CMES parents and guardians; The Credit Meadows Elementary School Staff are excited to welcome back our students, after what we hope was a relaxing summer holiday. Please take a moment to read through the details below, which should help to answer some of your questions regarding our September startup. Please use this ...

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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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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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