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OSSTF update: Dec. 11 strikes in some Ontario school boards (not UGDSB)

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that on Wednesday Dec. 11, OSSTF teachers and education workers in some school boards will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services in selected locations across Ontario: http://www.osstf.on.ca/news/mr-dec-06-2019.aspx

The Upper Grand District School Board is not listed as one of the school boards that will be included in the Dec. 11 OSSTF job action. 

Please continue to check www.ugdsb.ca/labour for updates.

Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment

Posted December 9, 2019

The Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Assessment – Final Report is being presented at the Business Operations Committee meeting on December 10, 2019. The report has considered secondary FI programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate ...

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Posted November 28, 2019

December 10th is HUMAN RIGHTS Day!Humanrights “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall Celebrate ...

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Talking about Mental Health

Posted November 28, 2019

GIVE THE GIFT OF RESILIENCYThinkstockPhotos 185819515   Mental Health Fill 276x347 As we head through December and towards the holidays, it is important to be aware that this can be a very exciting time of year, but for some it is also a ...

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Do you have a child starting JK or SK in September 2020?

Posted November 19, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is hosting four Kindergarten registration INFORMATION nights in November and December 2019.

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Grade 8 Parent’s Night at C.D.D.H.S.

Posted November 13, 2019

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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment

Posted October 25, 2019

An Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin French Immersion (FI) Impact Assessment – Initiation Report was approved by the Board on October 22, 2019. The impact assessment will consider secondary programming in Orangeville, Dufferin and Erin including; the history of FI, enrolment, cohort sizes, and participation and retention rate information.  Consideration will be ...

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Buy Nothing Day

Posted October 22, 2019

Friday November 29th  is BUY NOTHING Day!Barcode Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Anne Frank Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It is a day for society to examine the ...

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Talking About Mental Health & Nature

Posted October 22, 2019

Fall is here and so is that pre-winter chill!  Getting outside makes such a difference to how we all are doing ThinkstockPhotos 185819515   Mental Health Fill 276x347inside. Spending time in nature improves our mental health and well-being.  Being outdoors is ...

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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Guidance Counsellor Update

Posted September 27, 2019

Introducing Your Grade 7/8 Guidance CounsellorMyblueprint 1 My name is Christine Kennedy and I am assigned to your child’s school as a Grade 7/8 Guidance Counsellor. I currently work alongside Grade 7 and 8 Teachers, ...

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