News & Announcements
Important information on Reopening Schools & COVID-19
Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info
The Upper Grand District School Board is seeking input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools. Survey: The survey will be open from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26 at 4pm. To complete the survey, please visit http://ow.ly/fwBk50BY6AP. Only those who were unable to participate in the town hall and Thought Exchange are to complete the survey. More Information: For background information about the work of the board’s Police Presence in UGDSB Schools Task Force, please visit www.ugdsb.ca/policeinschools.
Timetables & Quadmester Schedules
To see your Timetable: https://www.ugdsb.ca/ccvi/our-school/online-attendance/
The schedule for Quadmester 1 and 2 can be found here.
Parent information on quad 1 reporting, quad 2 model
To the Parents/Guardians of UGDSB secondary students: We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding quadmester 2, assessment, community hours and more. UGDSB secondary schools will continue to operate in quadmester 2 using the same model as quadmester 1. For reference, information on the current model is posted on the board website at: https://www.ugdsb.ca/fall2020models (more…)
Daily Screening – Covid-19.Ontario.ca
Parents are responsible for performing a daily screening of their child(ren) for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using a self-assessment checklist. Students and staff are expected to stay home if symptoms or possible exposures are identified and parents must phone the school to inform them of their child’s absence. Screening your child every day before leaving for school is one of the best ways to help keep our schools and community safe. Click here for the provincial daily screening tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/
For Surnames A-L – Please Call Ms. Evans 519-821-0360 X 306 /or email [email protected]
For Surnames M-Z – Please Call Ms. McCallum 519-821-0360 X 313 /or email [email protected]
(Note: No Parents may visit the school)
Students with Life Threatening Allergies &/or Medical Conditions
UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being
The last year has been a very challenging time for students, staff, parents/guardians and community members as we have navigated through the changes brought on by COVID-19. At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices. Learn more about The Umbrella Project on the board website.
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Everyday Heroes
During this year of uncertainty, many UGDSB staff, community members and volunteers continued to go above and beyond to support our schools and communities. The Upper Grand District School Board is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 Everyday Heroes. The Everyday Hero Awards Selection Committee chose nine finalists from a group of deserving nominees. This year’s Everyday Hero Awards recipients include dedicated school and board staff, a student and volunteers.
Update: Due to COVID-19 restrictions fall graduation ceremonies are cancelled
We would like to provide our 2019-20 graduating students with an update from the school board. As you may recall, in the spring we announced that plans for grad ceremonies were to be postponed with the hope that we could come together to celebrate in the fall. However, due to ongoing restrictions with respect to large gatherings, it will not be possible for schools to hold commencement ceremonies this fall. We understand that this will be disappointing news, but at this time the number one priority is the safety of all our students and school community, and to do what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 by adhering to the physical distancing and health and safety protocols in place. We were pleased that we were able to celebrate our graduating students in new ways in the spring, through grad celebration signs and celebratory videos, and in the coming weeks, we will be working on plans for getting graduates their diplomas, awards and graduation packages. We will communicate further about this in the coming weeks. Thank you for your understanding.
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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19
Public Health has developed helpful protocols to manage COVID-19 symptoms and cases in schools. These protocols outline the steps that will be taken by individuals, schools and Public Health in the following areas: When a student or staff member has COVID-19 symptoms; When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19; When a student or staff member can return to school/work – For the most up to date documents and protocols, visit WDGPH’s website at https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/your-health/covid-19-information-schools-parents-and-teachers/schools (more…)
Ontario Provincial Screening Tool
The province has released a new online COVID-19 school screening tool: ow.ly/5PCm50BsTWG. UG parents/students and staff, please complete the screening every day before coming to school/work. Together we will make a difference! #UGTogether
UGDSB Secondary Remote School & Remote Tech Support
Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school. Public Health has great resources for families on their website, including screening tools and checklists. (more…)
You Must Review – Parent Info for Covid 19 Protocols
Daily Expectations for Spartans
Student Nutrition Program
Food & Friends Student Nutrition Program evolves to meet the needs of school-aged kids during COVID 19 precautions. • Families in need of food support can request a Food & Friends at Home kit using this online form Student Nutrition Program 2020
Student Accident Insurance
Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities. Accidents can happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans. The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under the Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students. (more…)
Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school
Please see below for a letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. You can download the letter by clicking the link Letter to Parents – Dr. Nicola Mercer – Back to School (PDF)