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Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

The province has directed all schools to participate in remote learning following the April Break. For more information, please click here. 

All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break

Posted April 12, 2021

On Monday April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools would participate in remote learning following the April Break.

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on April 18

Posted April 9, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on April 18, 2021. 

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Earth Day 2021

Posted April 8, 2021

The most celebrated environmental event worldwide - Sisters of Providence  of St. Vincent de Paul Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd! Founded in 1990, Earth Day Canada inspires people of all ages across the country to connect with nature and build resilient communities as well as foster an ...

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Talking About Mental Health: Intrinsic Motivation

Posted April 8, 2021

This month’s Umbrella Theme is Intrinsic Motivation. So what is that? It is when we can do something, enjoy something, complete something – and feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. It’s about not needing anything external to make you feel better – grades, rewards, incentives, etc. We want our ...

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All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Week of March 15th Reminders

Posted March 15, 2021

This coming Friday, March 19th, is picture re-take day.  If you would like your child/ren to have their picture from December retaken, please email your child’s teacher(s).  Students who missed picture day in the fall will have a picture taken on Friday.  Secondly, we have been made aware ...

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Late March Workshops for Parents

Posted March 13, 2021

The Dufferin Parent Support Network is pleased to offer Late March Workshops 2021

Talking About Mental Health – March 2021

Posted March 13, 2021

This month with the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness. So what is it? Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening in the moment. It is about noticing our own thoughts, feelings, sensations and the environment around us. Too often this information is missed as we rush ...

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March 27th is Earth Hour!

Posted March 13, 2021

  Join the global Movement! Celebrate Earth Hour on March 27th at 8:30pm. Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to protect the planet by raising awareness of about climate change and encouraging positive action. “Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown ...

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Final review of elementary waitlist on April 1, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board will conduct one final review of the waitlist for families wishing to switch between the Elementary Remote School and in-person learning on April 1, 2021. After April 1, students will be required to remain in their current ...

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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