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IMPORTANT UPDATES

INCLEMENT WEATHER: A reminder that, as with every winter, inclement weather conditions may result in bus cancellations and/or school closures. Decisions on buses and school operations due to inclement weather are made as soon as key information is available and no later than 6:30am the morning of. To check the status of school buses each morning visit www.stwdsts.ca, and to check the status of school closures visit www.ugdsb.ca.

DAILY SCHOOL ABSENCE REPORT: The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

 

Planning for Next School Year

Posted May 3, 2021

While many elements of school these days are far from what we are used to, some routines do carry on as normal.   Along with our day-to-day tasks associated with online learning, we are making some preparations for the upcoming school year.  Parents sometimes would like to request a certain placement ...

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#UGUmbrella – This May we are looking at Autonomy – our ability to make decisions 

Posted April 30, 2021

This May, the Upper Grand District School Board is looking at autonomy as our Umbrella Skill. Autonomy is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives.

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Draft school year calendars for 2021-22 approved

Posted April 28, 2021

At the Board Meeting held on April 27, 2021, trustees approved draft school year calendars for the 2021-2022 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

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Congratulations to Mrs. Lawson’s Grade 2/3 Class

Posted April 26, 2021

Students in Mrs. Lawson’s 2/3 class took part in the Virtual Earth Day Contest organized by the Grand River Agricultural Society.  Students made posters to celebrate Earth Day, wrote stories about how our community could do their part to help “Restore our Earth” and created a class mural.  Their ...

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Update regarding remote learning resuming April 19

Posted April 15, 2021

Information for families regarding the resumption of remote learning on April 19, including information for students in specialized DD class placements.

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All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break

Posted April 12, 2021

On Monday April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools would participate in remote learning following the April Break.

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All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on March 25, 27, 28

Posted March 17, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on March 25, 27 and 28, 2021. 

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Final review of elementary waitlist on April 1, 2021

Posted March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board will conduct one final review of the waitlist for families wishing to switch between the Elementary Remote School and in-person learning on April 1, 2021. After April 1, students will be required to remain in their current ...

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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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March 15-19 – Spirit Week!

Posted March 8, 2021

Hi Everyone! Well, we don't have March Break next week, but we do have Spirit Week!  Please check the link below for the themes each day. Spirit Days  

It’s Cape Day at Elora P.S.!

Posted March 5, 2021

Cape Day Today, Elora P.S. has joined forces with Mrs. Lawson's grade 2/3 class.   We  are wearing capes to support Holland Bloorview Rehabilitation Hospital. Alex is one of the students in Mrs. Lawson's class.   He has Cerebral Palsy.   Two years ago, Alex ...

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UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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