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Important information for the summer months

For helpful information over the summer months, please use the links below:

ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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Updates For February 14-18, 2022

Posted February 16, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: In case you missed it, report cards were available online for your child as of Tuesday, February 15.  You can find reports here:  https://mwweb.ugdsb.on.ca/alma/parents.  If you require assistance, ...

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Elementary report cards available for download starting this week

Posted February 14, 2022

Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.

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Chicken Fundraiser & Milk Program Update

Posted February 14, 2022

Hello Alma PS Families! Here are two important pieces of information for you as we start our week: Chicken Fundraiser The Alma Optimists Club has generously offered to host another fundraiser for our school selling Elmira Poultry.  They are hoping to have all online orders placed by February 20th with delivery to be ...

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Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities

Posted February 14, 2022

The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.

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Updates For February 7-11, 2022

Posted February 9, 2022

5 Things  - February 7-11, 2022 Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: Beginning on February 14, the Upper Grand District School Board is collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents/guardians/caregivers and school staff. The ...

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Updates For January 31-February 4, 2022

Posted February 2, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: Beginning on February 14, the Upper Grand District School Board is collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents/guardians/caregivers, and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys ...

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COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Posted January 27, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.

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Updates For January 24-28, 2022

Posted January 27, 2022

Hello Alma Families!  Here are the 5 things you need to know today to keep up to date this week: Please remember that there is a PA Day tomorrow, Friday, January 28.  Teachers will be working on report cards which will once again be accessible online.  We look forward to ...

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Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences 

Posted January 24, 2022

The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.

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Updates For January 17-21, 2022

Posted January 19, 2022

Welcome back to in-person learning Alma PS families.  The students are doing an amazing job of adapting to the new changes.  Thanks for helping to prepare them so well at home for these shifts in procedures.  Staff are grateful to have students back in the building as well. Here are the ...

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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