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Jan. 2021 info, temporary online learning extended

Temporary online learning extended until Jan. 29, 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

Public Health has instructed the UGDSB that the current measures in place for online learning in the UGDSB will be extended until at least January 29. 

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UGDSB Virtual Clubs

Posted January 14, 2021

Are you interested in joining a “UGDSB” club? We have clubs that will match a wide variety of interests, and the great news is that they are open to all secondary UGDSB students! Please click on the link below to view a slide deck detailing the virtual clubs available. Please keep checking back here too, as our Club Master will be adding new clubs to the list, including clubs from …

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Local school boards collaborate with CMHA for youth wellness sessions

Posted January 14, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington, in recognition of Bell Let’s Talk is launching a new Wellness Works Program for secondary students.

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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Course Selection in myBlueprint

Posted January 13, 2021

Course selection will be opened in myBlueprint for Grade 8 students on Monday, January 18th. This will allow Grade 8 students presently attending a UGDSB school to submit their course selections. They should aim to do so by the end of January. For more information, visit: https://www.ugdsb.ca/cwdhs/departments/guidance/grade-8-info/

Course selection will be opened in myBlueprint for current CWDHS Grades 9, 10, and 11 students in February, …

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Grade 8 Virtual Presentation

Posted January 12, 2021

Click here to visit the "Information for Grade 8 Students and Families" webpage * Click the arrow in the upper right hand corner to view full screen of the video if you receive an error message.    

UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

Posted January 11, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

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Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

Posted January 8, 2021

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty. 

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Public Health officials instruct schools to continue online learning until Jan. 24, 2021

Posted January 7, 2021

Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021. 

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#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

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UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Posted January 4, 2021

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Posted January 1, 2021

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

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Information about in-person learning for students in DD classes

Posted December 28, 2020

As you know, the message from the Minister of Education is that elementary and secondary school students province-wide will participate in remote learning from January 4-8 (elementary) and January 4-22 (secondary). In-person instruction will not be permitted during this period.

However, school boards have been required to make provisions for in-person support for students with special education complex needs where it is difficult to accommodate these needs through remote learning.

The …

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PLEASE READ – CWDHS Student Entry and Exit Procedures

Posted December 11, 2020

Scroll through the graphic below or Click Here to access the Google Doc

Reaching out for support

Posted December 1, 2020

December can be a difficult time for many of us and for many reasons. More than ever, now is the time reach out if you need support and to look out for friends and family who may need support. 

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