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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. 

 

Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 205 School Volunteers

Posted November 24, 2021

UGDSB policy currently under review, 205 – School Volunteers, has been further revised and released for public consultation. Please review the proposed changes and provide your feedback by January 14, 2022.

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Weekly News November 22-26

Posted November 22, 2021

Report Cards and Interviews:   This is a reminder that progress reports are available now online. Please ensure you book an interview with your child’s teacher. Information was sent home in backpacks on how to access both the reports and the interview booking system.   Feel Good Fridays:   Fridays at James McQueen are now called ...

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November Report Cards and Interviews

Posted November 16, 2021

Progress Reports and Kindergarten Communication of Learning Initial Observations will be available online on November 18th at our Report Card Portal here:  https://mwweb.ugdsb.on.ca/jmcqu/parents. Please take the time to look over the Progress Report and discuss it with your child. This is a ...

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UGDSB looks ahead to Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Posted November 15, 2021

Schools of the UGDSB will be participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 22 to the 26th. Learn more about bullying and other resources.

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November 3rd School Council Minutes

Posted November 4, 2021

JMQ School Council Meeting Minutes 03 NOV 2021 Thank you to all of the families who were able to join us! We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education

Posted October 27, 2021

UGDSB Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education is currently under review and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until November 25, 2021.

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After School Student Wellness Workshop- Grade 3 Students

Posted October 21, 2021

Dear Families,   Please see the attached flyer for a program being offered by our Board: Stress Busters Flyer Mr. Creighton

October 28th CW Community Meeting

Posted October 21, 2021

Dear Families,   Please see the attached flyer about a community meeting on October 28th: CW Community Meeting Flyer Mr. Creighton

UGDSB to host Centre Wellington Community Meeting

Posted October 20, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board, in partnership with our regional partners, invites Centre Wellington community members to the first in a series of community engagement meetings aimed at violence reduction and suicide prevention. The Centre Wellington community has experienced much loss and tragedy over the past decade, including recent events that have brought the issues of transphobia and homophobia to the forefront.

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Halloween 2021

Posted October 18, 2021

Dear Families, We will hold our Halloween dress-up on Thursday, October 28th, as October 29th is a PD Day. Students will wear their costumes to and from school, as we cannot mix cohorts of students to get dressed at school into their costumes. We would ask that masks and accessories stay at ...

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Picture Day-October 27

Posted October 1, 2021

Dear Families, Our picture day has been scheduled for October 27th, with the retake day being on November 24th. Thanks, Mr. Creighton

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Posted October 1, 2021

Dear Families, Starting on Monday, we will have our annual thanksgiving food drive, we’ve been given the ok to bring in any non- perishable items to help support our local food bank. We will donate to the Fergus Food Bank next Friday! So we have 5 full days to donate! Thank you so ...

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Terry Fox Cancer Research Fundraising

Posted September 30, 2021

Dear Families,   Thank you for your support with the Terry Fox run. We raised $2030 for cancer research! Our students were wonderful participants in the run!   Yours truly, Mr. Creighton

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation- September 30

Posted September 27, 2021

National Day of Truth and Reconciliation This past June, the federal government passed legislation designating September 30 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate the history and legacy of Residential Schools in Canada as a statutory holiday. This day is a direct response to Call to Action 80 ...

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Virtual Open House September 29, 6:00 pm

Posted September 27, 2021

Dear Families, We will be holding our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 29, beginning at 6:00 pm. You will log onto your child(rens) Google classroom to see a slide show of the classroom and work the students have completed, as well as see a video of the teacher and of ...

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School Council Minutes

Posted September 23, 2021

Dear Families, We held our first school council meeting last night. It was a great meeting with some interesting community building ideas that we look forward to sharing with you shortly! Here are the minutes of the meeting: JMQ Minutes September 22 2021 (1) Yours truly, Andrew

Terry Fox Run 2021- September 29th

Posted September 16, 2021

Dear Families, Our Terry Fox run will take place on September 29th. Please see the poster link below for information on how donations to cancer research can be made. Terry Fox Run 2021 Thank you, Mr. Creighton

James McQueen School Reorganization

Posted September 16, 2021

Dear Families, In order to meet Ministry of Education class cap restrictions, Boards of Education are required to review and adjust class sizes every September. This is something that is determined by the Board Staffing committee. Principals and teachers have no option but to follow the directive sent to the school ...

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Bullying Prevention Plan

Posted September 10, 2021

Dear Families, Please click the link to review our bullying prevention plan.   School Bullying Prevention Plan 2021

School Code of Conduct

Posted September 10, 2021

Dear Families, Please click the link to review our school code of conduct.   James McQueen PS School Code Of Conduct
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