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The Umbrella Project: Gratitude

Posted October 26, 2020

TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH: This month we explore GRATITUDE

In October we introduced our school communities to the Umbrella Project which supports wellness in our students, staff and communities. As families/guardians you are a valuable member of that community.  Even letting your child know that you are a part of this important work …

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November Environmental News

Posted October 26, 2020

Monthly environmental activities to help celebrate our planet

Friday November 27th  is BUY NOTHING Day!

Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Anne Frank

Celebrate Buy Nothing Day on November 27th!
Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It is …

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Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Posted October 19, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

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Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

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Webinar: Supporting Wellbeing in Children

Posted October 12, 2020

Webinar: Supporting Wellbeing in Children

Family, School and Community Supports

October 21, 2020, 7pm – 8:30pm

In collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington, the ACEs Coalition is pleased to present the following learning opportunity.

Experiences in childhood shape who we are and set the stage …

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Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

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School Safety Video

Posted October 6, 2020

Mentally Healthy Return to School

Posted September 30, 2020

MENTALLY HEALTHY RETURN TO SCHOOL

Welcome back! Whether remote learning or in-building learning, we are all facing a very different return to school. At UGDSB we have committed to ensuring a welcoming, safe and mentally healthy return to school.  Although we don’t know exactly what the next months will look like we DO know that …

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Environmental Activities to Help Celebrate our Planet

Posted September 30, 2020

Environmental Activities to help celebrate our planet

OCT 7th IS INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!

A walk outdoors is good for our hearts and minds!

Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 7th 2020!
In October we celebrate “active travel” by encouraging students to walk or bike between home …

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UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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Fundraising

Posted September 14, 2020

Dear Families,

As we continue to welcome students back into our schools and focus on new protocols to help keep students and staff safe, the Upper Grand District School Board has notified schools that school-organized fundraising will be paused at this time.

The Board recognizes that fundraising is a big part of school …

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Video Surveillance

Posted September 13, 2020

This is a reminder that École Fred A. Hamilton, similar to all schools in the UGDSB, is outfitted with video surveillance cameras, both inside and outside the building. The purpose of the video surveillance cameras is to ensure student/staff safety, and to help reduce vandalism at UGDSB schools. School administration must …

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Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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Bienvenue à l’école! Welcome back to school!

Posted September 9, 2020

Please see our slideshow to “meet” new staff and to see photos of the school.  We are excited to see you later this week!

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