News & Announcements

Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

In-person learning resumes on January 18, 2022. Please click here for health and safety measures in the UGDSB. And a reminder to families to screen children daily for symptoms before leaving for school: COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool

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

Parent Council Meeting Jan. 19, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Posted January 19, 2022

You are warmly invited to attend this evening's Parent Council Meeting. The virtual meeting can be accessed through the following link. Parent Council Meeting! Wednesday, January 19 · 6:30 – 7:30pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/abh-yjcu-syh Or dial: ‪(CA) +1 587-797-9029‬ PIN: ‪904 824 809‬# More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/abh-yjcu-syh?pin=8057751171446 I have attached the ...

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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Resumption of Transportation Services

Posted January 17, 2022

Date: January 16, 2022  Re: Full return to in‐person learning and resumption of all transportation services With all transportation services resuming Monday January 17, 2022, STWDSTS wants to advise students and families that STWDSTS may encounter higher than normal rates of absence for school vehicle drivers due to COVID-19 and the ...

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COVID Vaccine Clinic

Posted January 17, 2022

Please see the Public Health attachement for information on a COVID vaccine clinic in Orangeville this week. COVID Vaccine Clinic Poster_Orangeville_Jan.2022

Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes

Posted January 12, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is developing a Temporary Remote Learning Option for elementary students that will be launched once in-person learning resumes.

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January Newsletter 2022

Posted January 10, 2022

Laurelwoods January 2022

Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

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Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

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Chromebook Request for Remote Learning Starting January 5th.

Posted January 3, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians: As you are aware, all Upper Grand schools will close to in-person learning and will shift to remote learning effective Wednesday January 5th. The remote learning period will last until January 17th, with the possibility of extension if needed.  As has been past practice, families may request the use of ...

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Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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Dec. 21, 2021 Positive COVID 19 Case Positive Case NO contact tracing/no further action required

Posted December 21, 2021

 

Laurelwoods ELEMENTARY SCHOOl

374027 6th Line, Amaranth, ON L9W 0M6

Phone: 519-940-3666   Web Site: https://www.ugdsb.ca/laurel/

    December 21, 2021   Dear Laurelwoods Families,  ...

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COVID 19 Positive Cases December 20, 2021

Posted December 20, 2021

School/Bus Case Information Letter   School: Laurelwoods Elementary School Date: December 18, 2021   Dear Parent/Guardian/Staff:   Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health is working to manage COVID-19 cases and contacts.   WDG Public Health has notified the school of a COVID-19 exposure. Any individuals within the school that have been identified ...

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COVID Positive Case December 18, 2021

Posted December 18, 2021

School/Bus Case Information Letter   School: Laurelwoods Elementary School Date: December 18, 2021   Dear Parent/Guardian/Staff:   Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health is working to manage COVID-19 cases and contacts.   WDG Public Health has notified the school of a COVID-19 exposure. Any individuals within the school that have been identified as a close contact will receive an additional ...

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WDGPH has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at Laurelwoods Elementary

Posted December 16, 2021

  Laurelwoods ELEMENTARY SCHOOl 374027 6th Line, Amaranth, ON L9W 0M6 Phone: 519-940-3666   Web Site: https://www.ugdsb.ca/laurel/     December 16, 2021   Dear Laurelwoods Families,   We are writing to ...

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Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021 Dear parents and guardians, Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. We understand that there may be ...

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