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Important information for the summer months

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

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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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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Updates For January 10-14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

Good day Alma PS families!  We are very excited to be planning to return to in-person learning starting Monday, January 17, 2022.  There has been a lot of information coming these last few days from both the Ministry of Education and the UGDSB.  There is also the potential that more ...

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes

Posted January 12, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is developing a Temporary Remote Learning Option for elementary students that will be launched once in-person learning resumes.

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Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

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Updates For January 3-7, 2022

Posted January 5, 2022

Welcome back virtually Alma PS families!  I am so proud of the transition everyone is making with online learning.  From students to families, to staff, everyone is working very hard to make the best of things.  This is what Alma PS is all about and I'm sure our kids will ...

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Updates For Online Learning

Posted January 4, 2022

Good morning Alma PS families.  Teachers will be spending Tuesday and Wednesday getting ready for the shift to remote learning.   I am extremely proud of our team as they are working hard to shift and support your students in this online environment.  They will be reaching out to families tomorrow ...

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Happy New Year!

Posted January 3, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,  Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely, restful, and safe holiday. With the recent announcement about switching to online learning, we know that some families will need to borrow a Chromebook to participate in online learning. If you wish to ...

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Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

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Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021 Dear parents and guardians, Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff. We understand that there may be ...

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Updates For December 13-17, 2021

Posted December 15, 2021

Updates For December 13 - December 17, 2021 Congratulations Alma PS families!  We’ve made it to the holiday break and we’re ready to enjoy a well-deserved rest and some much-needed family time.  We are very proud of the efforts of students and grateful for the support from families as we have ...

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Holiday Concert Link Posted

Posted December 14, 2021

The link for the Google Meet Livestream for tonight's concert has been posted in your child's Google Classroom.  It is listed under the heading of Holiday Concert.  The show begins at 7 PM sharp on Tuesday, December 14.  Please open the link and you will see a message that asks you ...

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