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Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

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Updates For May 22-26, 2023

Posted May 26, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are 3 things for you that are key to know for this week and next:

 

Please remember that next Friday, June 2 is our next PA Day and there will be no school.  Staff will be working on literacy and other professional activities and working …

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Updates For May 15-19, 2023

Posted May 18, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are 5 things for you that are key to know for this week and next:

 

A huge thank you goes out to our students who attended the guest presentations by Tim McGregor this week who presented on his Anishinaabemowin language and powwow regalia.  He wanted …

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Updates For May 8-12, 2023

Posted May 12, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are 7 things for you that are key to know for this week and next:

 

Our grade 2 students will be visiting the Arthur Agricultural Centre with students from across our region soon.  A special thanks goes out to the Alma Optimist Club for covering …

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UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan

Posted May 11, 2023

At the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”.

The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections.  The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District School Board’s Vision and …

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Updates For May 1-5, 2023

Posted May 5, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are 5 things for you that are key to know for this week and next:

 

Our School Council gardening committee has generously offered to spread the mulch that the UGDSB has sent for our school.  They would like to invite anyone else who would like …

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UGDSB seeking public input on board policies

Posted April 26, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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Updates For April 17-21, 2023

Posted April 21, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are 6 things for you that are key to know for this week and next:

 

The School Council fundraising information went home this week for the Candle Barn fundraiser.  Orders are due by midnight on Monday, April 24.  Paper order forms are to be returned …

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Updates For April 10-14, 2023

Posted April 14, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  It’s been a great week but there’s a lot on the go!  Here are 4 things for you that are key to know for this week and next:

 

We were informed today that Alma Town Convenience has kindly offered to provide a free single scoop ice …

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Updates For April 3-7, 2023

Posted April 6, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  It’s been a great week but there’s a lot on the go!  Here are 9 things for you that are key to know for this week and next:

 

There is no school from April 7-10.  Please enjoy this extra time with your family.  We look forward …

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Updates For March 27-31, 2023

Posted March 31, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week:

 

Our Book Fair with Magic Pebble was a huge success.  Families purchased almost $700 of books to enjoy.  Thanks for helping to support the love of literacy in our …

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2 More Updates For March 3-10, 2023

Posted March 10, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are 2 more things you need to know today to keep up to date this week:

 

On March 22 there is a special presentation by Niigaan Sinclair about a special presentation put on by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.  Please open the flyer in …

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Parents/guardians invited to PIC Spring Event: Building Engaging School Councils

Posted March 10, 2023

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) parents/guardians are invited to a great free event happening in April.

The UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) presents “Building Engaging School Councils.”

Whether you’re currently part of a school council or are looking to become involved, this event is an opportunity open to all parents/guardians to discuss, learn and share …

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Updates For March 3-10, 2023

Posted March 9, 2023

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 6 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week:

 

Our meat order fundraiser pickup is today!  Items will be sorted and available for pickup under the overhang near the dumpsters at 3:30 PM today.  Thanks to our School …

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Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 315 – Privacy Protection and Information Access

Posted March 1, 2023

You are invited to review the policy draft and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy.  The deadline for public input is April 14, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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