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Asymptomatic targeted testing expansion (April 2021)

Opportunities to access asymptomatic COVID-19 testing during the upcoming April break have been expanded by the province.

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COVID-19 safety over the April Break

Thank you to all Upper Grand District School Board staff, students and families for continuing to follow the COVID-19 health and safety measures that help keep our school communities safe. It is more important than ever that we continue to follow public health advice over the Spring Break.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to UGDSB community

Beginning March 11, COVID-19 testing will begin to become available to specific schools within the Upper Grand District School Board. The testing is voluntary and consent will be required. Testing is for asymptomatic individuals only.

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UGDSB launches new mental health website for parents/guardians

The Upper Grand District School Board has launched a new parent website focusing on mental health.

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Ministry of Education postpones March Break, new date April 12-16, 2021

On Feb. 11, 2021, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that the Ministry has postponed March Break in Ontario schools until April 12-16, 2021.

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COVID-19 health and safety reminders for in-person learning

Please take the time to review the following COVID-19 health and safety protocols, as some of our protocols have been updated. We all have a part to play in helping to keep our schools and communities safe. 

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Important changes on bus cancellation days and inclement weather days in the UGDSB

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, there are changes to bus cancellation and inclement weather days in the Upper Grand District School Board in the 2020-21 school year. 

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UGDSB introduces Period Equity program to schools 

The Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Department is introducing the Period Equity program to schools. 

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