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Pick up and Drop off

Posted January 23, 2022

Hello Harris Mill Families,

Student safety is of utmost importance.  Particularly during the cooler weather, there may be an increase in vehicle traffic at the school.  Pick up and drop off continues to be busy times of the day.  For student safety, it’s imperative that only families with kindergarten students use the front of the …

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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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Return to In-Person Learning for Harris Mill Families (January 17, 2022)

Posted January 16, 2022

Hello Harris Mill Families,

We are looking forward to welcoming students back on Monday, January 17th, as we return to in-person learning. Please review the information below with your child(ren). 

DAILY SCREENING TOOL:

If your child is sick, please keep them at home
Families …

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Chromebook Return, January 17th, 2022

Posted January 14, 2022

Thank you to all of our parents and guardians who have helped support student distance learning during our closure period.  We hope the use of the borrowed Chromebook has been helpful.  Please return Chromebooks with your child on Monday, January 17th.  Chromebooks are to be given directly to the homeroom teacher.  Thank you again …

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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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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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UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes

Posted January 12, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board is developing a Temporary Remote Learning Option for elementary students that will be launched once in-person learning resumes.

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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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January Wellness Newsletter

Posted January 7, 2022

Empathy Jan 2022

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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January 2022 Chromebook Request

Posted January 3, 2022

Please complete the following Chromebook Request Form only if you do not currently have a device that can be used at home. For those requiring a device, we will be prioritizing one device per family. Should you require technology, please complete this form even if you have already communicated this information to …

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Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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