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Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

For school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

WHY Survey

Posted February 11, 2022

Beginning on February 14, the Upper Grand District School Board is collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents/guardians/caregivers and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area.

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Quad 2 Report Cards

Posted February 10, 2022

This is an important message from the Upper Grand District School Board regarding online report cards for secondary school students. The UGDSB will continue to use the online report card system for the 2021-22 school year.  Final report cards for Quadmester 2 classes will be available online, as of Friday, February 11th, 2022.

If you previously accessed our Electronic Report Card system in November of 2021, no action is required …

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Graduation Photos

Posted February 9, 2022

CHSS Grads! Please access the following link for information about booking graduation photos Graduation Photos

Student Leadership Program

Posted February 8, 2022

CHSS Huskies,

Please fill out this form if you are interested in being a part of a leadership program for our incoming Grade 9 students next year (2022-2023). Students applying must be entering Grade 11 or above (currently in Grade 10 or above).

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeXiNt4pTFdUa4jKNxFniZ0FRybq_5C7jWAKEjHMJOauahC-g/viewform

Students that are part of this program will be expected to:
– Attend an orientation in the spring (one or two afternoons or mornings, potentially off site)
– Participate …

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Secondary Schools: Semester 2 Guidebook for Students and Families 

Posted February 1, 2022

Students and families in UGDSB secondary schools are encouraged to read the Semester 2 Guidebook for students and families.

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Semester 2

Posted January 28, 2022

Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools (both in-person and the Secondary Remote Program) will return to a regular timetable for Semester 2, where students take four courses per day. Please see our new Semester 2 daily schedule below beginning on February 2nd

Please remember Monday and Tuesday are turnaround days. Students in specialized class placements will attend on Monday however Tuesday is a PD Day and there will be …

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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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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Five Spare Guards Positions

Posted January 26, 2022

Crossing_guardsFive 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 hourly rate is $15.95. Training and equipment is provided. Spares must …

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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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Secondary Schools: Semester 2 Information

Posted January 21, 2022

Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools (both in-person and the Secondary Remote Program) will return to a regular timetable for Semester 2, where students take four courses per day. 

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Update: EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment 

Posted January 20, 2022

In recognition of the level of ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the decision has been made by the Upper Grand District School Board to defer the administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment.

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

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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Academic Support for Students Working from Home Jan 18 – 28

Posted January 17, 2022

Live Academic Support for Students Working from Home:

Beginning Tuesday, Jan 18th through Friday, Jan 28th, students who are working from home can access a resource teacher online between the hours of 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm each day.  Student work is found on the Google classroom. 

Please join using the Google meet link below:

Video call link: …

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Student Supports Jan 2022

Posted January 17, 2022

CHSS Students, Please do not hesitate to reach out and connect to the supports available to you. See the attached link for directions on how you can connect to resource and guidance supports. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13XkIZL-sCGr5gWMW182o65jYymuHI1h91XdPGPf87iA/edit

Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

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

Posted January 13, 2022

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

Posted January 13, 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

Posted January 13, 2022

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.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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2021 Grad Video

Posted January 10, 2022

Please fill out the following form if you would like a link to watch the 2021 Graduation Ceremony: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VfbVGL9F9pMWFF6CckfpEzbkq2HChRv8b_zVH6xz8a0/edit?usp=sharing

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