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School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 


Retirement for Mrs. Poster

Posted October 14, 2021

Mrs. Poster

As you may be aware, Mrs. Poster's last day at Harris Mill will be tomorrow.  Please join us in wishing her a happy retirement.  Mrs. Poster is planning on spending time at her cottage with her family and her ...

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Welcome Madeleine Smyth and Jessie Gaumond

Posted October 11, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Madeleine Smyth who has been hired for the additional contract grade 1/2 position.  Madeleine is currently on maternity leave and in the meantime, Jessie Gaumond has returned as a long-term occasional to fill this position.  We look forward to working with Jessie again this year.  ...

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October Wellness Works

Posted October 8, 2021

October Wellness Works_ Umbrella Project And Growing

Virtual Open House

Posted October 2, 2021

Hello Harris Mill Families, In lieu of an in-person open house, teachers have prepared a virtual open house which will be posted to their Google Classrooms by the end of the day on Monday, Oct 4th, 2021.  Have your child log in and take you on a tour!  

Staff Book Club Reflection

Posted October 2, 2021

A group of Harris Mill staff members participated in a book club last spring facilitated by our school's Equity Committee.   The book club read "The Skin We're In" by Desmond Cole. Please see our staff reflections below: Reading The Skin We're In and participating in our school's book club was a ...

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Fire Prevention Week

Posted October 1, 2021

School Email Blast To Families Request

*Picture Day, Date Changed

Posted September 30, 2021

Please see the date change for Picture Day.  Picture day at Harris Mill will take on October the 12th, 2021.

Video Surveillance

Posted September 28, 2021

Harris Mill Public School is monitored by 24 hour video surveillance. Security cameras are in operation for the safety of the students, staff and the school community and for the protection of the Upper Grand District School Board property. For additional information please contact the Principal (519-856-0309) of the school ...

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Drop-off and Pick-up

Posted September 27, 2021

Hello Harris Mill Families, It is greatly appreciated if people continue to wear masks outdoors at drop-off and pick-up as the sidewalk becomes very congested and it can be difficult to maintain social distancing during those very busy times of the day. If you are bringing your dog during drop off and ...

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School Emergency Response Training and Annual Drills

Posted September 27, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians, I am writing to provide you with some information regarding emergency drills that we will be conducting this school year. The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority.  Although we hope that an incident that requires response from emergency personnel will never occur in our ...

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Drop off/Pick up

Posted September 20, 2021

MacLennan street gets very busy in the morning and afternoon due to families dropping off/picking up their children.   If you live within walking distance we encourage you to walk to school in order to provide closer parking for those who must drive. If you are unable to walk your child ...

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School Reorganization

Posted September 15, 2021

September 15th, 2021   Dear Parents / Guardians,   We have had a positive and smooth start to our 2021-2022  school year. As you are aware, classes within the Upper Grand District School Board are tentative for the first two weeks of school. The Upper Grand District School ...

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Smoke and Vape-Free Environment

Posted September 9, 2021

Smoke and Vape-Free Environment The Upper Grand DSB provides a smoke and vape-free environment for its students, staff and others while on Board property, in accordance with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Board policy 208.  This policy refers to all forms of tobacco, and any processed form of tobacco that may ...

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Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Posted September 9, 2021

Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions   UGDSB Policy 518: Students with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions, outlines the roles and responsibilities for all in the educational community to support students with possible life-threatening medical conditions.  The prevalent medical conditions covered under this policy are Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes and Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders.  If your child has ...

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Dot Day

Posted September 9, 2021

Dot Day Family Letter 2021
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