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Every Day Counts! Student Support Part 3

Posted April 16, 2024

When it comes to student attendance at school, Every Day Counts! This week our tips for supporting your child’s attendance at school focuses on ways to involve the school. See below for some strategies you could try. 

Know that there are supports in your child’s school.  Connect with …

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Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 2

Posted April 15, 2024

We are continuing to share information to help families support their child’s attendance at school. Below are some tips you can try that involve the routines and the environment at home.

Practice consistent bedtime and morning routines with your child. 
Parents can model the …

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Every Day Counts! Student Support Week 1

Posted April 9, 2024

Is your child struggling with attending school? We are here to help! Throughout the month of April we will be sharing tips and strategies with parents/guardians to help encourage regular school attendance – because Every Day Counts!

This week, we are going to focus on strategies around attitudes and beliefs – …

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Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Posted April 5, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that can make school attendance …

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April Issue of UGDSB Together

Posted April 3, 2024

The April Communications Newsletter is out! 

In this month’s issue we have information about:

Every Day Counts! Student attendance 
Student career fairs
Mental health literacy for students
And more!

Download the newsletter here: …

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted March 20, 2024

GUELPH, ON – At the March 19, 2024, Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, Upper Grand District School BoardTrustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report.”

The report will now be taken to the Board Meeting on April 9, 2024, for approval by Trustees, where there will be …

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Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topics:

Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics

Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being

Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence

Secondary Topic PM: Mental Health …

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Ministry of Education Parent Resource Flyer

Posted March 7, 2024

The Ministry of Education is pleased to inform you that the Parent’s Guide to Ontario’s Education System has launched.  

This new resource will provide parents with helpful information that supports them to have a stronger role and actively participate in their children’s education. The guide covers a …

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March Issue of UGDSB Together

Posted March 5, 2024

The March Communications Newsletter is out! 

 In this month’s issue we have information about:

Draft School Year Calendar for 2024-25
Project SEARCH opportunities for students with disabilities
UGDSB policy updates
And more!

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UGDSB introducing new grade 7/8 Mental Health Literacy Modules to support student mental health and well-being

Posted February 27, 2024

GUELPH, ON – The Upper Grand District School Board will be delivering modules to grade 7/8 students to enhance mental health literacy.   

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Education introduced a series of modules to support the existing mental health literacy expectations within the grades 7 and 8 Health …

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