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Maplewoods Centre workshops to manage anxiety and develop self-confidence

Posted October 22, 2023

These workshops are provided by the Maplewoods Centre through the University of Guelph.

POSITIVE AND CONFIDENT KIDS (PACK) GROUP! PACK is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy group that works on developing skills to manage anxiety, develop confidence, and foster friendships.

These workshops are for children 8-13 years old with anxiety or a neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g. FASD, ASD, …

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Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB students, staff and families who are connected to the region. These students and communities need our support, understanding, compassion, and care.   These events may cause a variety of reactions, emotions and responses among staff, students, and families. To support staff in responding to questions and/or engaging in dialogue with students, we are providing resources for schools to ensure safe, inclusive learning and working environments.

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Grade 1-8 Language Classes Through Continuing Education

Posted October 6, 2023

The attached poster is for any students in Grades 1-8 interested in languages classes on Saturday mornings 10 am – 12 pm in the following languages: Dari, Hindu, Punjabi, Bengali, Spanish or Tingrinya.  Classes will be held at Willow Rd. PS starting October 21st (enrolment dependent).  Registration can …

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Professional Activity Day Description – Oct. 27, 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Date: October 27, 2023

Length: Full Day

Topic 1: AM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training

Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB

Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules

Description: Staff will spend the morning completing mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Training on the board’s Online Learning Platform. This is self-directed learning made of online modules for staff to work through independently.

Topic 2: PM – Progress Reports

Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB

Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): Independent …

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Information about the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026

Posted October 3, 2023

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board has launched the Student Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy – Strategic Framework 2023-2026. This framework looks at the Foundations and Guiding Principles and establishes key Priority Areas.  

The Principles and Foundations guide the development, implementation, and monitoring of the UGDSB mental health and …

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Resources from our partners at Kids Ability

Posted October 1, 2023

The links below cover a range of topics from Pre-printing to Calming Strategies.  These resources may be useful for all students and families and are being shared by our Kids Ability Occupational Therapist.

P4C Newsletter 2023 Winter Dressing Temperature P4C Newsletter 2023 Universal Design P4C Newsletter 2023 Typing P4C Newsletter 2023 …

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Inspiring Engagement with Parents & School Councils – UGDSB PIC invites you to its fall event

Posted September 18, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – The Upper Grand District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is inviting UG parents/guardians to join them at the free PIC event on October 25, 2023.

Whether you are currently part of a school council or are looking to become more involved in your child’s school, this opportunity is a great way …

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Supports for students, staff and members of the Muslim community

Posted September 15, 2023

As a united UGDSB community, we are unwavering in our commitment to identifying and dismantling all forms of racism and oppression. Our dedication also extends to specifically addressing Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community. We acknowledge the profound impact of the tragic loss of members of the Afzal family in London, Ontario, and the observance of the current legal proceedings can have on the well-being of our staff, students, and the broader UGDSB community. Considering this, we appeal for empathy and support for those impacted.

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First Day of School – September 5 2023

Posted September 1, 2023

Hello Erin Eagle Families, 

Welcome back! We hope that everyone has had a safe and fun summer!!  

Myself (Ms. Coulombe or Ms. C) and our new Vice Principal, Mr. Allen, along with the Erin P.S staff look forward to meeting and working with all of the Eagle students …

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Safe Access to Schools During Construction

Posted August 30, 2023

Dear parents and guardians,

Please see below for updates to safe access to our school during the construction in Erin.

The Transportation Consortium is working diligently to ensure that buses have safe access to our school during the construction and we recognize that there may be some delays during the …

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