News & Announcements

Return to School Protocol for Students

We are continuing to receive updates from WDGPH regarding protocols for Symptoms, Cases and Return to School.  Please refer to the WDGPH website WDGPH SCHOOLS PAGE for up to date information.

UPDATE OCTOBER 16, 2020.  WDGPH COVID 19 Guidance_Return To School Or CC_Oct 15 2020

WDGPH COVID 19 Guidance_Return To School Or CC_Oct 15 2020

Webinars For Parents – Mark your calendar!

Posted October 28, 2020

Check out the attached flyer for information on the following webinars: Nov. 3: Building Mindfulness in Children Nov. 9: Positive Parenting Strategies Nov. 17: Supporting Children with Anxiety & Taking Care of You So You Can Be The Best Parent You Can Be! Nov 18: Strategies to support Learning at Home K - 3 ...

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Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Posted October 19, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

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Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

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Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

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End of Day Dismissal

Posted October 2, 2020

We've noticed that it is almost impossible for parents to social distance at the end of the day when picking up grade 1-3 children at the front of the school. Starting Monday, October 5th, our Primary students will be dismissed from the primary doors at the back of the school ...

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Google Meet School Council Meeting – Joining Information

Posted September 29, 2020

Join us at our first School Council Meeting of the 2020 - 2021 School Year. The Google Meet will start at 7:00pm. Here is the joining information: To join the video meeting, click here

UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

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First School Council Meeting of 2020 – 2021 School Year

Posted September 24, 2020

Join us on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00 for our virtual DHPS School Council meeting. Google Meet joining information will be posted here by 6:30, for the 7:00pm start time. New members are welcome!  

Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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Reminder of Class Placement

Posted September 15, 2020

This is a reminder that classes are temporary until the district staffing committee finalizes our numbers this we and ensures we meet the Ministry of Education’s class size goals. If changes are necessary, staff will work hard to make sure that students feel comfortable in their new classroom. Please understand ...

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Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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A Sample of Classrooms

Posted September 6, 2020

All of our classrooms have been set up to promote maximum physical distancing between our students. Each classroom has taped areas to show direction and specific areas, similar to directional arrows in grocery stores.  Teachers will be posting photos in their Google Classroom, but for now, here is a sample ...

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Message from Mrs. Reiner

Posted September 4, 2020

I know our families have many questions about our unique start up this year. We know waiting is difficult and not knowing can be extremely frustrating. I’d like to thank all of our families for being so patient with us. Tonight, you will receive an email ...

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Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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September Start Up Information for Families

Posted August 28, 2020

Thank you to all of our Drayton Stars families for being so patient. We know that making plans without the information is impossible. The link below outlines procedures and routines for our September start up.  This is a long document, but worth the read so that you can help prepare ...

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IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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Student Transportation Newsletter

Posted August 28, 2020

STWDSTS BUS SHEET Pandemic Startup Newsletter 1

Changing Pre-Registration Decision – Deadline Sunday Aug. 23 at 4pm

Posted August 19, 2020

In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.

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Introducing back to school parent/guardian webinars

Posted August 18, 2020

Parents/guardians, join our mental health clinicians as they discuss different issues and strategies to support your child’s return to school success. 

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Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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