News & Announcements
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.
Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions
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
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
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
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
Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021.
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#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion
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
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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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails
The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.
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Request for technology Jan. 4-8
I sincerely hope you have had some time to relax and enjoy a slower pace over the winter holidays.
I also want to take a moment to thank everyone, our students, teachers, ...
Information for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021As 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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