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Survey for parents/caregivers on student mental health resources

In partnership with the Ontario Coalition for Children and Youth Mental Health, we are providing information about the opportunity for you to participate in a survey that will inform the development of student mental health resources next year. 

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Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Information on what staff will be focusing on in elementary schools on the June 7, 2024, PA Day.

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Parents/caregivers invited to collaborate with School Mental Health Ontario

School Mental Health Ontario (SMH-ON) is now accepting applications for our Parent and Caregiver Collaboration Group (PCCG). The PCCG provides an opportunity for parents and caregivers to deepen their learning about student mental health, share their perspectives about what they need as parents/caregivers to support mental health and to collaborate with SMH-ON to co-develop resources and supports for parents and caregivers.  

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Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that can make school attendance difficult, it’s important to understand the impact of frequent absenteeism and how we can work together to support regular attendance.

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Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Please see a description of what Upper Grand District School Board staff will be doing on the April 8, 2024, Professional Activity Day.

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EQAO offering parent information webinars for primary and junior assessments

EQAO has announced a series of webinars focusing on the Primary and Junior assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. 

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Looking Back on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures month at the UG

As February comes to an end, we remember that this month is more than just about history. In 2021, Upper Grand students and staff in their work to re-conceptualize Black History Month, ended up renaming it Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures month.

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February 2024 Policy Updates

At the February 27, 2024 Board meeting, the following updated policies were approved and are now available on the board website.

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Student Trustees elected for the 2024-25 school year

At their February 2024 meeting, Upper Grand District School Board Student Senators elected the Student Trustees for next school year.

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UGDSB approves draft school year calendars for 2024-25

At the February 27, 2024, Board Meeting, the Upper Grand District School Board approved draft calendars for the 2024-2025 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

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