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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: Air quality due to forest fires
Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and are providing Environment Canada guidance to all schools.
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École Fred A. Hamilton raises the Progress Pride FlagIn support of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, École Fred A. Hamilton raised the Progress Pride Flag this morning. The flag will fly for the entire month of June. Flying the Progress Pride flag not only signals that our school is an inclusive space for everyone, it also ...
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Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB
This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.
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Silver OPHEA Healthy Schools CertificationThank you staff and students for championing the Wellness Works themes each month. Due to our participation in Wellness Works learning, Mental Health Week activities, mindful moments, etc., our school has received silver certification in the OPHEA Healthy Schools Program. Merci beaucoup! ...
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UGDSB Long Term Accommodation PlanAt the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”. The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections. The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District ...
Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme DiseaseThe Blacklegged tick is the species of tick that has the potential to carry and transmit the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, Borrelia burgdorferi. NOTE: Male Blacklegged ticks can become infected, but they are not known to be capable of transmitting the bacterium. Infected Blacklegged ticks are only able to transmit ...
Please save the date: School Council Year End CelebrationPlease save the date for the School Council Year End Celebration. This event will take place on Thursday, June 22nd from 5:00-7:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for School Council events or donating to the silent auction, please let us know ...
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UGDSB seeking public input on board policies
The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.
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