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

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

School Classroom Organizations

Posted September 7, 2021

Schools have built class lists based on their tentative organizations. Changes may be necessary at your child(ren)’s school in order that our Board remain compliant with Ministry parameters (see below). Any changes would be implemented by Monday, September 20th. Principals do not have the option of changing the school organization ...

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Accident Insurance

Posted September 7, 2021

Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance 

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.

The Upper ...

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First Day Procedures

Posted August 31, 2021

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!    We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and returning students back to Harris Mill Public School this September! Our school continues to update plans that include both operational changes (how we manage the people and resources within ...

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School Start Date and Registration for New Students

Posted August 23, 2021

UPPER GRAND DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD SCHOOL START DATE  ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th    PLEASE CONSULT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL FOR ENTRY TIME. www.ugdsb.ca    TO FIND YOUR SCHOOL AND TRANSPORTATION ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE VISIT: www.findmyschool.ca    FOR REGISTRATION    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Tuesday, August 31st – 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.   SECONDARY SCHOOLS Please ...

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End of year message to our Harris Mill Huskies!

Posted June 29, 2021

As our school year comes to a close I would like to thank families and students for their dedication to learning and their flexibility through what has been an unprecedented school year.  I continue to be impressed by the resilience that our students have shown through the 2020-2021 ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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TECHNOLOGY RETURN

Posted June 23, 2021

Hello Harris Mill Families, As the school year comes to a close we have put aside the following dates and times to return school technology that was borrowed for remote learning.  Devices can be returned on June 29th, from 3:00 pm -6:00 pm and June 30th from 8:00 am- 12:00 pm. On the ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Harris Mill Item Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Posted June 20, 2021

Dear Harris Mill Families,   We are very excited to announce that Harris Mill students will be given a chance to briefly connect with their teachers prior to the end of our school year.  Classroom Teachers will share the specific time and date that their class will be meeting.  During ...

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Summer Mental Health Support Line

Posted June 19, 2021

Summer Mental Health Support Line

If your child or youth needs mental health support over the summer, you or your youth can call and leave a voice mail at

519-822-4420 ext 588. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voice mails will be checked regularly from July 2 to August 30. Please note that this is not a crisis line.

If your matter is time sensitive and you need support right away, please call (CMHA) Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247 (Guelph/Wellington) or DCAFS 519-941-1530 (Dufferin). Children and youth can also contact kidshelpphone.ca, 1-800-668-6868, Text message: 686868.

Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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