News & Announcements
Daily School Absence Report
The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here.
JK Registration site is temporarily disabledThe JK Registration site is temporarily disabled. It will open again on March 15th, 2022. We apologize for any inconvenience.
UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcementMarch 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 ...
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We’re recruiting for a crossing guardFive Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well as mileage to an form their home. The ...
School Council FundraiserCALLING ALL Brant Avenue Public School FUNDRAISERS We see good things on the horizon, but to make this year the best one yet, we ask for your help and support. This Winter / Spring fundraising campaign is one that is sure to bring a ...
Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Brant AvePlease see the attached Flyer for information on the Vaccine Clinic Thursday March 3rd from 4:30-7:00. Brant Ave PS March 3
ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day
Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.
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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool
Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.
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Elementary report cards available for download starting this week
Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.
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Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities
The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.
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Report CardsHello Brant Families, Beginning Thursday February 17th, 2022, parents and guardians can access their child’s Term 1 Report by clicking on the “UGDSB Parent Portal” tab on the right hand side of this page, next to News and Announcements. On the next screen, select the link for Brant Ave PS. The ...
COVID-19 information for parents/caregivers from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.
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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Five Spare Guards PositionsFive Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well ...
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Notice: Temporary cancellation of bus routes due to bus driver absences
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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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB
As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.
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Planning for potential staff shortages at schools
Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school. The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily.
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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school
Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school.
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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022
As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.
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Wear and care of cloth masks for students
Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.