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Important information regarding reopening schools, COVID-19 and more

Please click the links below for information on reopening schools in fall 2020, COVID-19 and supports for students and families: 

Pre-Registration Reminder (Fri, Aug 14th Deadline)

Posted August 12, 2020

Dear Parents & Guardians,

This message is a friendly reminder for families to please check the school board website for the most up to date information regarding the Reopening of Schools in September. In addition, all families must pre-register and complete the online survey, so we can plan for ...

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Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Principal’ Year End Message to Students June, 25th 2020

Posted June 24, 2020

Dear Students, Your teachers have shared my  YEAR END MESSAGE with you in your Google classroom. Here is the link if you wish to view it here. https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/rcpslearnfromhome/principals-announcements On behalf of the staff at RCPS, we wish all our Grade 8 graduates, students and parents a safe ...

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PRINCIPAL’S JUNE 2020 MONTHLY MESSAGE

Posted June 24, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, On June 24th, parents came to pick up report cards. Any report cards not picked up will be mailed out. Please read the letter attached to the report card from our Director, Martha Rogers. Her letter explains how the report card was impacted this year ...

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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Virtual Graduation 2020 Live!

Posted June 24, 2020

Grade 8’s please gather your family together and log into your classroom. Your virtual graduation has been posted! Congratulations Grads! This Grade 8 Graduation site can be accessed through the Grade 8 student's 'ugcloud' accounts from Wednesday, June 24 at 9:00 am until Friday, June 26 at ...

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UGDSB Gifted screening in fall 2020 postponed

Posted June 23, 2020

Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.

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Week 12 Learn from Home (June 22nd) Principal’s Weekly Message to Students

Posted June 22, 2020

Dear Students, Your teachers have shared my weekly message with you in your Google classroom. Here is the link if you wish to view it here. https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/rcpslearnfromhome/principals-announcements Have a great last week of learn from home! Mr. Cutz

Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.

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Virtual-Graduation 2020 Plans Finalized

Posted June 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians of Graduating Grade 8 Students, As promised, we are communicating our plan for our Virtual Graduation which is set for Wednesday, June 24th. On this day, parents/guardians can go into the school to pick up their child(ren)’s report cards and the Grad Gift ...

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School Letter Points Amendments due to School Closure (Grades 7 & 8)

Posted June 16, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,  The following is a description of how students earn points towards a school letter. Due to the COVID 19 school closure and ETFO sanctions we’ve had to alter the criteria. View the explanation and points legen here. COVID RCPS Points Legend For Parents Normally, ...

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RCPS JK-Gr 7 Report Card, Yearbooks & Grade 8 Grad Gift Box Pick Up Instructions for June 24, 2020

Posted June 16, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, We have been given permission to allow parents/guardians into the school to pick up their child(ren)’s report cards on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020. Normally, this would be a straightforward process; however, special measures have been put in place to help keep our community safe.  This plan was ...

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Week 11 Learn from Home (June 15th) Principal’s Weekly Message to Students

Posted June 15, 2020

Dear Students, Your teachers have shared my weekly message with you in your Google classroom. Here is the link if you wish to view it here. https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/rcpslearnfromhome/principals-announcements The trivia prize winner is announced in today's message! Mr. Cutz

Resilience and perseverance of students recognized through Achieving by Believing Awards

Posted June 11, 2020

In recognition of student achievement, the UGDSB holds an annual celebratory event to recognize the recipients of the Student Success: Achieving by Believing Awards. The 2020 award recipients have been announced.

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