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Important update for graduating students: 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Posted March 17, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to provide an update to secondary students and families regarding the 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

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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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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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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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Black Heritage Month spotlight: Alfred M. Lafferty

Posted February 23, 2021

Throughout Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month, many schools have been celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals in Canada and beyond.

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Information about positive COVID-19 case (Feb. 11, 2021)

Posted February 11, 2021

Please read the following letter from Public Health regarding a positive COVID-19 case in our school community. 

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Ministry of Education postpones March Break, new date April 12-16, 2021

Posted February 11, 2021

On Feb. 11, 2021, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that the Ministry has postponed March Break in Ontario schools until April 12-16, 2021.

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UGDSB and PIC to host second parent engagement event

Posted February 10, 2021

Following the success of the January event, the board and PIC are pleased to announce the March 4, 2021 event. This event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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UGDSB Secondary Model Information – Semester 2

Posted February 4, 2021

Please review this information for secondary school students and families regarding the UGDSB secondary school model for Semester 2 (Quadmesters 3 and 4).

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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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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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Last chance for UGDSB high school students to change their mode of learning (Jan. 4-11)

Posted January 4, 2021

The Upper Grand DSB is providing secondary students with a final opportunity to change between in-person and remote school modes of learning.

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Information for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 28, 2020

As communicated last week, the provincial government has directed schools in Ontario to move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break.

All UGDSB elementary and secondary students will begin the new year working remotely, with the exception of DD classes (please see below for further details).

UGDSB elementary schools will participate in remote learning from Jan. 4-8 and will resume in-person learning on Jan. 11. UGDSB secondary schools will participate in remote …

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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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