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Preliminary information about remote learning options for the 2021-22 school year

May 6, 2021 (Updated May 12, 2021)

The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to welcoming students back in September 2021. We are currently working on plans for next school year, and once those plans are finalized we will share the information widely with our students and families. 

The UGDSB will offer a remote learning option for both elementary and secondary students in the 2021-22 school year. 

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

In the coming weeks, the UGDSB will send out information about the 2021-22 elementary and secondary remote learning programs, as well as important dates and registration information. 

While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances.

We recognize that making a decision about next school year may be challenging, however families are asked to start thinking about their preference of learning mode (i.e. in-person vs remote learning) for the 2021-22 school year. Detailed information about the elementary and secondary remote learning programs will be shared with families prior to the registration period and deadline. 

Families should note that the decision they make about remote learning vs in-person learning for 2021-22 will be for the entire school year (elementary) or semester (secondary), as movement between learning modes can cause disruptions for many students and classrooms.

Please see below for preliminary timelines and when students/families can expect to receive more information to help guide their decisions about next school year. Please note that due to differences in programming and timetabling, there are differences in the required timelines for elementary and secondary schools. 




Informal survey to gauge interest in remote learning for next school year


May 6-17, 2021 (*see the information below)

Detailed information about remote learning program shared with families

Late May 2021

July 2021

Registration for remote learning begins

Late May 2021

Early August 2021

Registration for remote learning deadline

June 3, 2021, at 4pm

Mid August 2021

Final review of enrolments and class organizations/timetables

Late August 2021

Late August 2021

Annual reorganization of classes

September 2021


*Secondary and Grade 8 students only – Informal Survey

All UGDSB Grade 8 and high school students are invited to fill out an informal survey to indicate their interest in attending the Secondary Remote School for the 2021-22 school year. 

The informal survey will be open from May 6 to May 17 at 4pm. SURVEY LINK:

Please note that this is an informal survey to gauge interest and assist us in planning for next school year. This is not a formal registration survey. Registration for the Secondary Remote School will be held in August.

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