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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:

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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Occupational Therapists in our School

Posted January 18, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, During this school year, an occupational therapist (OT) from KidsAbility Children Treatment Center will be working with students and teachers in our school. OTs are health professionals who focus on function and participation.  They work with the school team to support students by promoting functional skills such as printing, cutting ...

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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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PPS Chromebook Return

Posted January 13, 2022

Hello Families, If you borrowed a chromebook from us for online learning this January, please send the chromebook and the charger back with your child on Monday when we return to school.  We will go around to classrooms in the morning to collect them. Thank you for getting them back to us!   ...

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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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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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PPS Chromebook Requests

Posted January 3, 2022

Hello Families, Today the Ontario Government announced that starting Wednesday, January 5th school will be online until at least January 17th. If your child(ren) need a Chromebook for online learning, please fill out this request form:  https://forms.gle/sYpnU258ATs1e3TL9 If you do not have a computer to fill ...

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School Case Information Letter – Dec.17th

Posted December 17, 2021

School/Bus Case Information Letter School: Palmerston PS Date: December 17, 2021 Dear Parent/Guardian/Staff: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health is working to manage COVID-19 cases and contacts.  If your child's class was affected, families would have received a direct call from the school. WDG Public Health has notified the school of a COVID-19 exposure. Any individuals within the ...

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School Case Information Letter: Dec.16th

Posted December 16, 2021

School/Bus Case Information Letter – Omicron Variant of Concern School: Palmerston Public School Date: December 16th, 2021 Dear Parent/Guardian/Staff: Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG) Public Health is working to manage COVID-19 cases and contacts related to a positive COVID-19 case with test results suggestive of having the Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of ...

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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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Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break

Posted December 10, 2021

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board is distributing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every elementary and secondary student who chooses to participate. Kits will be distributed prior to the winter break.

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UGDSB Kindergarten Registration starts in January – here is what families need to know

Posted December 9, 2021

Kindergarten registration for the Upper Grand District School Board is fast approaching. Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2022 will take place between January 4-21, 2022.

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Take Home, Rapid Antigen Testing Kits

Posted December 9, 2021

The Ontario Government is providing take home, rapid antigen screening tests for every student in Ontario schools to use over the holidays. Using the kits is voluntary and not required for students to come back to school in January. We will be sending the kits home with every child next week. If ...

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Gr.8 Parent Night (Virtual) for Norwell D.S.S.

Posted November 30, 2021

Join Norwell D.S.S. Thursday December 2 at 6:00pm for Norwell DSS’s Virtual Grade 8 Night! This presentation will help get you started with course selection for secondary school. A link to the presentation will be posted on the Norwell Website the day of. This presentation will focus on Course Selection ...

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Food Days are Returning to Palmerston PS

Posted November 29, 2021

Just a quick note to check your children's backpacks in the upcoming days for order forms for Pizza and Sub Days.  It is with great excitement that we will be offering Pizza Days and Sub Days beginning in January 2022. Please note all payments must be made through School Cash Online.     ...

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