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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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#UGUmbrella – This June we are looking at Mastery

Posted May 27, 2021

We’ve almost completed our first year of exploring a different Umbrella Skill each month. This June, we will be looking at Mastery as our final Umbrella Skill for the 2020-2021 school year.

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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

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2021-2022 Bell Times

Posted May 20, 2021

Our bell times have changed slightly for the 2021-2022 school year.  Our start time remains the same, our break times will both be 40 mins in length and our dismissal time will be at 2:50. 2021-2022 Aberfoyle PS Bell Times   8:30 Morning Bell 8:30-9:20 Period 1 9:20-10:10  Period 2 10:10-10:50  Morning Break ...

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Registration for the 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is May 20-June 3

Posted May 20, 2021

Registration for the UGDSB’s 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is open from May 20-June 3. Any families wishing to enrol their child in the ERS are asked to register before the deadline of June 3, 2021, at 4pm.

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Summer School 2021: Grade 6, 7, 8 Programs

Posted May 13, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board is offering summer programming to students. Registration is now open for the Grade 6, 7, 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs and the Grade 8 Reach Ahead Credits. 

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Clarification regarding remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 12, 2021

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

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Community Involvement – Information for Grade 8 students

Posted May 12, 2021

Information for current Grade 8 students regarding Community Involvement hours and opportunities.

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Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”

Posted May 10, 2021

A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.

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Learning About Mental Health

Posted May 7, 2021

This week was Mental Health week and Aberfoyle classes explored traits associated with positive mental health in education.  Please see our slide show detailing our student voice around these traits. Aberfoyle Umbrel

Preliminary information about remote learning options for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to welcoming students back in September 2021. We are currently working on plans for next school year, and once those plans are finalized we will share the information widely with our students and families. The UGDSB will offer a ...

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on May 13 and 15

Posted May 5, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on May 13 and 15, 2021. 

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Grade 8 Graduation Plans

Posted April 30, 2021

As a result of the pandemic, this year’s Grade 8 graduation will differ from previous years.  The Upper Grand District School Board has provided some guidelines on how to celebrate this milestone in students’ education and the Aberfoyle staff has decided to plan with the assumption that we will be ...

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#UGUmbrella – This May we are looking at Autonomy – our ability to make decisions 

Posted April 30, 2021

This May, the Upper Grand District School Board is looking at autonomy as our Umbrella Skill. Autonomy is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives.

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