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Board News for Secondary

‘UGTalks about’ initiative centres student voice on issues of social justice

This year, the UGDSB launched ‘UGTalks about’ – an initiative inspired by TED Talks, to centre student voice.

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End of the year information (June 2021)

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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Secondary Principal/Vice-Principal Transfers and Appointments, effective Sept. 1, 2021

The following Secondary Principal and Vice-Principal transfers and appointments are effective September 1, 2021.

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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Transportation information for 2021-22

The school board’s transportation provider, STWDSTS, has posted important information about transportation for the 2021-22 school year on its website. 

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Students ages 12+: COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration and vaccination clinics

Information for students ages 12 years and older, and their families, on pre-registering for the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as upcoming vaccination clinics.

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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Policy 519 states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

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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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