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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. 

 

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

School Reorganization Process

Posted September 7, 2021

Dear Families, Please see the link below for information regarding the process used by the Board, every September, for school reorganization. School Reorganization Process

Student Accident Insurance

Posted September 2, 2021

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance 

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper ...

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First Day of School, September 7th, Drop off and Pick Up Procedures

Posted September 1, 2021

First Day (September 7th) Drop off and Pick up Procedures

Dear Families, Please click on the link at the end of this letter for instructions and a map for first day pick up and drop off procedures.   ***Special Note for Kindergarten Bus Students- One of your teachers will greet you in ...

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Junior Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Posted August 27, 2021

We have some very exciting news! Our new JK students are ...

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James McQueen School Start Information Coming Soon:)!

Posted August 26, 2021

Dear Families, I hope you have had a wonderful summer with family and friends! We are very excited to have everyone come back to school!!! The school board has shared protocols and procedures for the school year start. We are in the process of finalizing the plans that are specific to James ...

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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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September 2021 School Start

Posted June 21, 2021

Dear Families, At this point, we do not know what the start of school will look like in September, in terms of COVID protocols and procedures. Once we have clear direction from the Health Unit, information will be shared with you the final week of August on the school website and ...

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Questions and Answers for our New JK Families

Posted June 21, 2021

Dear Families, At a June 16 Google Meet, our Kindergarten team met with many of our new families to answer some questions about the upcoming school year. Here is a synopsis of the questions and answers: How do we help prepare our child for French Immersion if we do not speak French ...

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