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Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

ALL UGDSB students have shifted to remote learning, effective Wed. April 7, including students in specialized DD class placements. The Spring Break scheduled for April 12-16 will continue as planned. For more information, please click here. 

COVID 19 EXPOSURE-WEDNESDAY APRIL 7TH, 2021

Posted April 7, 2021

Good Morning GCVI Families, Wellington Dufferin Public Health (WDGPH) has recently investigated a COVID-19 exposure in our school community.  They have determined that this case does not create any risk to other students or the public beyond the general community risk. Please see the link below with regards to information about our schools recent COVID-19 Case. GCVI Family COVID 19 Letter April 7th,2021  

All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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COVID 19-CASE, SUNDAY APRIL 4TH, 2021

Posted April 4, 2021

Hello GCVI Families,

Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, two cohorts have been asked to stay at home while Public Health does contact tracing.

Public Health has already initiated their contact tracing protocols and a case manager will call any high-risk contacts and give them direction.  The school remains open.

It is important to note that the case reported …

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COVID 19 CASE-SATURDAY APRIL 3RD, 2021

Posted April 3, 2021

Hello GCVI Families,

Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, one cohort has been asked to stay at home while Public Health does contact tracing.

Public Health has already initiated their contact tracing protocols and a case manager will call any high-risk contacts and give them direction.  The school remains open.

It is important to note that the case reported …

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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COVID 19 Case-Sunday March 28th, 2021

Posted March 28, 2021

GCVI Families, Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has recently investigated a COVID-19 exposure in our school community. They have determined that this case does not create any risk to other students or the public beyond general community risk.  No classes with be closed in this situation. No action needs to be taken on your part. Please refer to the attached letter.   GCVI Family COVID 19 Letter March 28

Information about secondary graduation celebrations and prom

Posted March 26, 2021

A letter from the Director of Education to the graduating class of 2021 regarding graduation celebrations and prom.

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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COVID 19 CASE-TUESDAY MARCH 23, 2021

Posted March 23, 2021

Hello GCVI Families,

Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19.  As a result, one cohort has been asked to stay at home while Public Health does contact tracing.

Public Health has already initiated their contact tracing protocols and a case manager will call any high-risk contacts and give them direction.  The school remains open.

It is important to note that the case reported …

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Important update for graduating students: 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Posted March 17, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to provide an update to secondary students and families regarding the 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on March 11, 13, 14

Posted March 5, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on March 11, 13 and 14, 2021. 

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UGDSB hosting final PIC parent engagement event, focusing on Special Education

Posted March 5, 2021

April 8, 2021 – Navigating Special Education. This event features five breakout session topics, with participants given the option to select two sessions to attend. 

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