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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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Adjustment to the daily schedule to accommodate on-line learning

Posted April 7, 2021

April 7th, 2021 Dear parents/guardians, As we shift to remote learning for a third time, the staff here at RCPS wanted to take into consideration the feedback we’ve received from students and parents in regard to the challenges of the on-line learning environment. Some specific concerns ...

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April Pivot Chromebook Request Form

Posted April 6, 2021

Dear Rockwood families, We sent home many Chromebooks on Tuesday, April 6th to the same families who needed one during the January closure. However, please complete the following April Pivot Chromebook Request Form only if you do not currently have a UGDSB compatible device at home and require one. At this ...

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RCPS Pivot Day Plan on Wednesday, April 7

Posted April 6, 2021

April 6/2021

Dear parents/guardians,

 As students will be shifting to remote learning on Wednesday, we wanted to provide you with some additional information about what this week will look like for students learning at home.

On Wednesday, teachers moving from in-person to remote will focus on ...

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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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Positive Case of COVID-19 at RCPS

Posted April 2, 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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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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A Message from Lifetouch to RCPS Grads & Remote Otters’ Grads from RCPS and our Yearbook

Posted March 10, 2021

***RCPS students in Grade 8 who are in the remote school can have their picture and name added to our 2020-2021 Yearbook and Grad Celebrations. If interested, please read the information below.

Hello Parents/Guardians!

Lifetouch is excited to offer in-studio sessions for grads who missed picture day or remote ...

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RCPS School Council Meeting ~ Tuesday, March 9th 2021

Posted March 8, 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians, Just a reminder that our next school council meeting is this Tuesday, March 9th at 6 pm. Please email our School Council Chair, Lynn Clack at [email protected] to be added to the meeting attendance and to be sent the Google Meet link. Visit ...

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UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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Reminders about COVID-19 Screening and Isolation Requirements

Posted March 4, 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians, Just a reminder about the updated protocols for children with COVID-19 symptoms and their subsequent return to school after illness. These rules have been put in place to protect students and staff from illness and it is important for us all to follow ...

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Addressing anti-Asian racism, resources to support educators

Posted March 3, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Team shared with staff a resource on addressing anti-Asian racism. We all have a role to play in learning, unlearning and working to dismantle racism and oppression in our communities.

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UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

Posted February 26, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board recognized and celebrated Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. 

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#UGUmbrella – This March we focus on Mindfulness

Posted February 26, 2021

This month for the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of what’s happening right now without wishing it was different.

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Black Heritage Month spotlight: Alfred M. Lafferty

Posted February 23, 2021

Throughout Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month, many schools have been celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals in Canada and beyond.

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