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Semester 2 Mid-Term Report Cards

Semester 2 Mid-Term Report Cards are available for downloading now.

Parents/guardians can create their account provided they have an email on record with the school. Once your account is activated, you will be able to log in at Student Report Cards and see each of your children listed. 

Click on the link below for further information and instructions.

ConnectED for Parents (Upper Grand District School Board) (ugdsb.ca)Report Cards

 

 

 

 

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: May 19, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 2

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Rapid antigen test kits and cloth masks are available for student use

Posted April 14, 2022

In advance of the long weekend, we are reminding families and students that there are rapid antigen test kits available at the school, if families wish to have more on hand at home.  Students will be reminded of the opportunity to take kits home to their families. This is completely optional for students and voluntary should you wish to have additional test kits at home. Additionally, with the increased …

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Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.  

Prayer in Schools and Board Offices

Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer space with the signage that has been provided to them.  The location of  prayer space …

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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 below for a summary of the changes that affect schools.

Effective March 14, 2022:

School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or collect proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or medical exemptions.
Visitors will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination.

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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.

Here are the facts:

On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements for Ontario schools, beginning on March 21.
At a Special Board Meeting of the UGDSB in August 2020, …

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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

Posted March 10, 2022

All grade 10 students at CDDHS will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy test between March 23, 2022 and May 18, 2022.

Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. A letter has been sent home to all parents and guardians of grade 10 students.

For more information regarding the OSSLT please check out the school website, ‘Parent’ tab for more …

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UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

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. Thank you.

Secondary Schools: Online Learning Graduation Requirement

Posted March 8, 2022

Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students in Ontario must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out. In response, the UGDSB is offering an increased number of UGDSB lead eLearning courses.

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Black History Month Display

Posted February 25, 2022

Social Science bulletin board display with Grade 10 Canadian Black history projects. BHM Display  

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