2021-22 School Operations
Reopening Schools in Fall 2021 – Student and Family Guide
In August, the provincial government released its guidance document for the reopening of schools in September 2021. To view the UGDSB’s Student and Family Guide for Fall 2021, please visit this webpage: www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/2021-22-school-operations-student-and-family-guide/. The guide is available to download as a PDF or can be read in plain text on the webpage. The information contained in this guide will be updated as new information is provided by the Ministry and public health officials.
Ventilation and Air Quality
The school board will continue to optimize air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and/or filtration. Ventilation is one layer of the protective strategies that will be utilized to support healthy and safe learning environments for students and staff. Additional measures such as masking, physical distancing and hand hygiene must also be followed. Please visit this page to see the work being done in UGDSB schools, how the board is meeting the provincial requirements and ways in which the board is going above and beyond the requirements, to help ensure safe learning and working environments: www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/2021-22-school-operations-ventilation-and-air-quality/
Vaccination Disclosure Reporting
As announced by the province on August 17, 2021, all school boards must collect, maintain, and disclose key data metrics that relate to the provincial Vaccination Disclosure Policy. School boards are required to report aggregated, depersonalized statistical information regarding attestations to the Ministry of Education. School boards will not provide any identifying information to the Ministry; information shared will be in aggregate form. Boards are also required to post aggregated, depersonalized statistical information on the public website and continue doing so on a monthly basis for the 2021-22 school year.
The required information for the UGDSB is posted at the link below and will be updated regularly. Please note that these numbers are changing often as more individuals complete their attestation.
COVID-19 Management and Reporting
For information on Public Health’s process for managing cases of COVID-19 in schools, please visit: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/managing-covid-19-symptoms-and-cases-in-schools/
In the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a school setting, the school board is required to post information on the board website. This information will be posted here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/covid-19-advisory-reporting/
Tech Support for Remote Learners
If you have a question regarding technology related to the remote learning schools, as a first step, please visit the UGDSB’s Parent Tech Help website at https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/. The Tech Help website contains answers to the most commonly asked questions, and also has information on accessing UGDSB online tools, a Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom and more. If you cannot find the answer to your question on the Tech Help website, parents/students can ask their question by filling out the form at the bottom of the page. Tech Help staff will post a response on the website as soon as they can. If parents/students are still having tech issues, they are to contact their remote school teacher directly.