News & Announcements

Jan. 2021 info, temporary online learning extended

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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No additional board-wide survey, reorganization in elementary schools

Posted January 12, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.  

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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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Before and After School Care – Important Survey

Posted January 5, 2021

UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey for Parents/Guardians of Students in JK to Grade 5 

 Dear Parents/Guardians:   

 Starting January 5, 2021, a Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents and guardians of new JK/SK students registering for September ...

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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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Looking forward to the coming week….

Posted January 2, 2021

In case you missed it, below is a copy of the voice message sent to families on Saturday evening. Hello Elora Families. This is Mr. McQueen. I hope you were able to have a nice, relaxing holiday with family during this difficult time. With the exception of our life skills class, ...

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Parent Tech Help for Online Learning!

Posted January 1, 2021

Hello Families... With online learning happening this coming week, you may need a bit of assistance with working with UG Cloud and Google Classroom.   A couple of quick reminders......make sure you are logged into Chrome and make sure you are logged out of all other email accounts.   Here is a link ...

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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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Technology Needs for January 4-8

Posted December 30, 2020

Elora families should have received an email regarding any needs with respect to technology at home for online learning January 4-8.  If you did not receive this message, please contact us at [email protected]  

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 ...

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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 ...

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UGDSB schools to shift temporarily to remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 21, 2020

On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January 4, 2021. UGDSB elementary ...

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Reminders for a Safe and Healthy Holidays!

Posted December 17, 2020

Hello Elora Families!    Please review this document which reviews some key reminders of how to remain healthy and safe during the holidays and when you return.  Some Reminders To Have A Safe Holiday

Candy Canes from the Fire Department!!

Posted December 10, 2020

Thank you to members of our local fire department who dropped by the front of Elora PS and delivered candy canes for everyone.   Because there is no parade this year, they were unable to do their typical candy cane "hand-out".  We have organized the candy canes by class and will ...

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