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Temporary online learning extended

An Announcement from the OPP

Posted January 25, 2021

The County is asking the public to stay off of storm water facilities. These are not safe for recreational use. The following outdoor rinks are available for use:   Belwood Ball Diamond (4 Smith Street, Belwood)  (Currently open, capacity 10) Bissell Park (127 East Mill St., Elora)  (Currently open, capacity 10) Centre Wellington ...

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Update regarding extension of online learning

Posted January 22, 2021

At this time, we do not expect that schools will resume in-person learning until the end of the provincial emergency orders on February 11, 2021, at the earliest. 

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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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An Update: Friday, January 15, 2020

Posted January 15, 2021

Hello everyone;   I hope all of you are keeping well.  I thought I would send you a note since there had been a few questions asked about this remote learning experience.  There have been a number of challenges over the last period of time. The internet has not always been our friend.  ...

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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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Thank You Eramosa PS Community!

Posted January 12, 2021

Dear Eramosa Public School community, As we look back at another year, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout 2020. Your contributions and ...

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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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Support for Learners: Funding from the Ontario Government

Posted January 12, 2021

Hello. To learn more about this program or apply, please feel free to click on the link below. https://www.ontario.ca/page/get-support-learners ...

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Google Meet Basics

Posted January 12, 2021

Hello everyone;   Here is something you may or may not need. The Board uses this resource as well. Feel free to click on the link to learn ...

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Parent Involvement Committee Virtual Events!

Posted January 11, 2021

Please take a look and register for one or more of these opportunities. You will find a link in the poster that will allow you to sign up. The first event takes place on January 28th. ...

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

Posted January 11, 2021

  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 2021, as well as children currently registered in grades JK to grade 5. This survey is intended to gather information about the number of families who need ...

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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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In-School Time is Delayed

Posted January 7, 2021

Hello everyone.   Today there was an announcement that in-school learning will be delayed until January 25th. ...

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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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Chromebook Request Form

Posted January 2, 2021

Hello and Happy New Year. Below is a link to a request form for those families who will need a Chromebook. Since we have a relatively few devices on hand, we will start with one per family request and then see where we stand. I hope you have had a good ...

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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 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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