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Important information for the summer months

For helpful information over the summer months, please use the links below:

Semester 2 Timetables’ available online-Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Posted January 20, 2022

Parents and students have the option of verifying their child’s 2nd Semester Timetable online starting Thursday , January 27th, 2022

Please note that these timetable’s could still change, and guidance will be available to support during the first week of the new semester.

Semester 2 begins Wednesday February 2nd-June 27th, 2022

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Reminder- Virtual School Council Meeting- Tonight @ 6:30pm

Posted January 20, 2022

Here is the link to tonight's School Council Meeting @ 6:30pm Google Meet Link:  https://meet.google.com/ygo-emcy-kna School Council Meeting Agenda          

Update: EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment 

Posted January 20, 2022

In recognition of the level of ongoing uncertainty due to COVID-19, the decision has been made by the Upper Grand District School Board to defer the administration of the EQAO Grade 9 Math Assessment.

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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.

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School Council Meeting- Thursday January 20th @ 6:30pm

Posted January 16, 2022

School Council Meeting

The next School Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 20th at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will take place virtually and a link will be sent out on the day of the event.  The guest speaker this week will be our Head of Guidance, Heather Buck. The presentation will focus on what Guidance has to offer along with information around pathways and upcoming course selections.

The Google Meet …

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Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school.  The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily. 

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GRADE 8 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

Grade 8 Information Night 2022

Welcome to the GCVI Grade 8 Virtual Parent Information Presentation. Please click the link above to view all of the videos we have put together for you.

A reminder to click on each icon and course to view individual videos.

Make sure to watch the Welcome and Presentation Video first!

If you have any questions, please feel free to fill out this form. Thank you and …

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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures. 

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GCVI Scholarship Presentation Tuesday January 11th at 6pm

Posted January 11, 2022

GCVI Scholarship Presentation

Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.

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Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.

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