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 Flag
In 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 aligns with the Board’s …
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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 Certification
Thank 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!
UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan
At 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 School Board’s Vision and …
Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease
The 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 the bacterium while in …
Please save the date: School Council Year End Celebration
Please 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 by emailing [email protected]
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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Attendance Support Message Week 4
This week, let’s discuss some things to do if all the strategies you’ve tried so far to encourage regular attendance at school with your child haven’t worked.
Be consistent! Don’t give up. And know that there are supports for parents if you need them. “Put on your own …
Strengths to Grow Research Study
Giving Parents Tools to Recognize and Grow their Child’s Strengths: Online Program offered by Dr. Margaret Lumley and her graduate students from UofG (approved by UGDSB Research Committee).
The Strengths to Grow research study aims to increase the well-being of students (via their caregivers/parents) so that they can …