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For school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing  a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.

The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded). 

We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.  

Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.

Self-reported cases

  • Date updated: May 16, 2022
  • Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 2

Daily School Absence Reporting

The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools. 

You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/ 

Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Recruiting Crossing Guard for Watson Pkwy at Grange Rd and Hall Ave at Goodwin Dr.

Posted April 22, 2022

A regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at the roundabout beside Westminster Woods Public School. One regular adult school crossing guard is needed for the crossings at Watson Pkwy at Grange Road morning shift.

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Virtual Parent Engagement Presentation – May 4, 2022

Posted April 12, 2022

Please see PIC Flyer May 2022 for more information and the registration link for the virtual parent engagement presentation on May 4th with Gerry Walker, Coordinating Principal of Equity & Indigenous Education, and Colinda Clyne, Curriculum Lead, First Nation, Métis, Inuit Education.

Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard at Speedvale Ave at Stevenson St

Posted April 5, 2022

Crossing Guard PicTwo regular adult school crossing guard are needed for the intersection of Speedvale Avnue East at Stevenson Street North. For the morning shift, 8:05 to 8:40 a.m. and the afternoon shift, 2:55 to 3:40 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays ...

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.   Prayer in Schools and Board Offices Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the ...

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Talking about Mental Health: April, 2022

Posted March 31, 2022

Wellness Works: April 2022 Authenticity

“In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen, really seen.” BRENÉ BROWN Authenticity is so important, but not always easy! Learning to be authentic means: ● Speaking your truth in an honest and respectful way while remembering to also value that others ...

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools. Effective March 14, 2022: School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or ...

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21. Here are the facts: On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements ...

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JK Registration site is temporarily disabled

Posted March 10, 2022

The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled.  It will open again on March 15th, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  

UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022 On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools. Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools. We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon ...

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We’re recruiting for a crossing guard

Posted March 4, 2022

Five Spare adult school crossing guard positions are vacant. Shifts are scheduled between 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. and 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays and P.D. days). Spare guards are paid for a full hour per shift as well as mileage to an form their home. The ...

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FAH Staff and Students are participating in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge

Posted March 3, 2022

Dear FAH families, Our school has signed up for the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge (OSBRC) run by the Raw Materials Company.  The challenge runs until May 13, 2022.  Our EcoTeam learned about the challenge after it had already launched, but fortunately, we were still ...

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March environmental activities to help celebrate our planet

Posted February 25, 2022

It is vital to teach our children to respect and take care of the environment. Join the global Movement! Celebrate Earth Hour on March 26th at 8:30pm. Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to protect the planet by raising awareness of about climate change and encouraging positive action. “Earth Hour was famously started ...

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Talking about Mental Health: March, 2022

Posted February 25, 2022

Wellness Works! @ UGDSB March theme is Self Compassion

This month we collectively focus on reminding ourselves that we, too, deserve the same kindness, compassion and care that we give to so many others. This is especially true as we all work individually, and collectively, to make ...

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