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Board Meeting Highlights for April 2022

Posted April 27, 2022

The April meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on April 26, 2022. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see the following post for a summary of the changes that affect schools.

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21.

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UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement 

Posted March 9, 2022

On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon as we can.

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Elementary temporary remote option ending on March 10, 2022

Posted February 14, 2022

The UGDSB’s elementary temporary remote learning option will end on March 10, 2022. March Break runs from March 11 to 18, 2022. Students in temporary remote learning will return to in-person learning on March 21, 2022. 

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Ongoing distribution of rapid antigen tests in schools

Posted February 8, 2022

Moving forward and due to current supply levels, rapid antigen tests available at schools will be distributed to students on an as-needed basis. For example, a student who was required to be away from school and used their previously RATs during that unplanned absence – the school may distribute an additional two tests to this student upon their return to in-person learning.  

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Upcoming Public Health vaccination clinics

Posted January 28, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) continues to offer numerous COVID-19 vaccination clinics across our region. 

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COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Posted January 27, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.

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Board Meeting Highlights for January 2022

Posted January 26, 2022

The January meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on January 25, 2022. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

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Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences 

Posted January 24, 2022

The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.

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