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Parents please read: Distance learning and staff reaching out to families

Posted March 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.

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Letter to Parents from the Director: Continuity of Learning (March 23, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

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School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

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Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

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Morning Drop Off

Posted March 8, 2020

Morning drop off is a very busy time of day.  There is a lot of traffic in our parking lot and student safety is of our utmost concern.  To drop off your children safely and efficiently, please be sure to drive all the way up to the bend before the snowbank before letting them out of …

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Visual Health

Posted March 8, 2020

Information from Public Health:

Visual health is an important part of overall health and wellbeing. The Ontario Association of Optometrists recommends that children have their first eye exam at 6 months-old, again at 3 years old, yearly after that, or as recommended by an eye doctor. In Ontario, children and youth 0-19 are eligible for …

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Public Health

Posted March 8, 2020

Information from Public Health:

March is Nutrition Month and dietitians across Canada are talking about how healthy eating is about so much more than food! Cooking together as a family is a great way to help kids learn food skills, put math into action, develop confidence, and have fun.  Starting at age 2 kids can …

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Earth Hour, March 28th

Posted March 8, 2020

It is vital to teach our children to respect and take care of the environment
Join the global Movement! Celebrate Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30pm.
 

Earth Hour’s mission is uniting people to protect the planet by raising awareness of about climate change and encouraging positive action.

 

 “Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event …

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Screenagers

Posted March 2, 2020

LET’S TALK (NOT TEXT) ABOUT SCREEN TIME

Are screens the new smoking? Parents and students are invited to learn more about the many impacts of screens on our lives and how we might foster a healthier relationship with them.  Come and join us Thursday, April 23 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the John F. Ross …

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