News & Announcements

Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

All UGDSB schools are currently participating in remote learning, as directed by the provincial government. 

#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about positive COVID-19 case (March 28, 2021)

Posted March 28, 2021

Please see the following letter from Public Health regarding a positive COVID-19 case in our school community. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school are taking all necessary steps to prevent the further spread of the virus both in the school and in the community.

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Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Update – March 22, 2021

Posted March 22, 2021

Happy Spring!   I hope that you had a chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather over the weekend. Reminders: our fields get very wet and muddy in the Spring.  Please make sure that your child has extra clothing and a ...

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CHES Update – March 15

Posted March 15, 2021

As the Spring approaches, the CHES fields get very muddy and wet.  Please send your child to school with extra clothing and, if possible, indoor and outdoor shoes.  Students are very likely to get wet and/or muddy when playing outside at recess.   If you pick up your ...

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Final review of elementary waitlist on April 1, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board will conduct one final review of the waitlist for families wishing to switch between the Elementary Remote School and in-person learning on April 1, 2021. After April 1, students will be required to remain in their current ...

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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Addressing anti-Asian racism, resources to support educators

Posted March 3, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board’s Equity Team shared with staff a resource on addressing anti-Asian racism. We all have a role to play in learning, unlearning and working to dismantle racism and oppression in our communities.

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G.E.T. Outreach Presenting a Grande Finale for Black History Month

Posted February 26, 2021

G.E.T. Outreach is presenting (virtually) a grande finale for Black History Month!  "Lift Every Voice" Saturday, February 27th, 2021 4:00- 6:00 pm This is a presentation in honour of the journey, accomplishments and contributions of the Black community. Join guest speakers, spoken word and many more live on zoom and YouTube. This ...

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UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

Posted February 26, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board recognized and celebrated Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. 

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