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Temporary online learning extended

Water/Rink Safety

Posted January 25, 2021

Dear Families, Here is a letter from our local OPP:

Hello all,

Could you please share the following safety message with your staff and students? Our priority is to keep your students safe even when they can’t physically be in school.

The County is asking the public to stay ...

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Spending Time With Mr. Creighton

Posted January 25, 2021

Dear Families, I will be posting links to videos of myself reading books to our students here, on our school website. Here is a link for one video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ObO2D78d855MsTjlbSzu6oGCdKRSC1xZ/view?usp=sharing And a link to a second video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HdiayUhCcR_iyiJ1-7FC-2z88eLBtkur/view?usp=sharing These videos are about 15 minutes long, are completely voluntary for families to watch and are intended to bring ...

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Update regarding extension of online learning

Posted January 22, 2021

At this time, we do not expect that schools will resume in-person learning until the end of the provincial emergency orders on February 11, 2021, at the earliest. 

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Temporary online learning extended until Jan. 29, 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

Public Health has instructed the UGDSB that the current measures in place for online learning in the UGDSB will be extended until at least January 29. 

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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No additional board-wide survey, reorganization in elementary schools

Posted January 12, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.  

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UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

Posted January 11, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

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We Will Be Reaching Out

Posted January 8, 2021

Dear Families, We understand how challenging remote learning is, particularly with younger children. Staff will be reaching out to you shortly, through surveys, phone calls, or during Google Meets, to get feedback from you on how we can best meet the unique learning needs of your household. While educators have been working ...

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Picture Day Postponed

Posted January 8, 2021

Dear Families, As you would understand, our picture day that was scheduled for January 21st has had to be rescheduled. As soon as a new date has been selected, information will be communicated with you. Be safe and well, Mr. Creighton

Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

Posted January 8, 2021

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty. 

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Public Health officials instruct schools to continue online learning until Jan. 24, 2021

Posted January 7, 2021

Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021. 

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#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

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UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Posted January 4, 2021

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Posted January 1, 2021

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

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Technology for January 4-8

Posted December 28, 2020

Dear Families, If you need technology for the week of January 4-8, please click the link below to complete the survey. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJILvh8yZo4lFsmCtLLZeg07lcgIaoc8IVzF_pMftcloi2Pg/viewform?usp=sf_link Pick up of tech will be held at the school on January 4th from 10:00-2:00. I am thinking of all of you and am wishing all of you well:)!!! Mr. Creighton

Information for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 28, 2020

As communicated last week, the provincial government has directed schools in Ontario to move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. All UGDSB elementary and secondary students will begin the new year working remotely, with the exception of DD classes (please see below for further details). UGDSB elementary schools will participate in remote ...

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Information about in-person learning for students in DD classes

Posted December 28, 2020

As you know, the message from the Minister of Education is that elementary and secondary school students province-wide will participate in remote learning from January 4-8 (elementary) and January 4-22 (secondary). In-person instruction will not be permitted during this period. However, school boards have been required to make provisions for in-person ...

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UGDSB schools to shift temporarily to remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 21, 2020

On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January 4, 2021. UGDSB elementary ...

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Photo Day January 21

Posted December 15, 2020

Dear Families, The school Board has given us the go ahead to have individual school photos taken! Lifetouch photography will be coming to our school on January 21st. More information will be communicated in the new year. Take care, Mr. Creighton

Final Week Activities

Posted December 11, 2020

Dear Families, For our last week before the winter break, we will be having our three dress-up days (Dec 16- Fun Sweater Day, Dec 17- Red and Green Day, Dec 18- Comfy Cozy Day) and each day, next week, Mr. Creighton will be reading a book to the whole school, which ...

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