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Daily School Absence Report

The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here

#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Posted January 4, 2021

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Updated January 6, 2021

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

January 2021 Chromebook Request : Harris Mill Public School

Posted December 28, 2020

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 for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Updated January 1, 2021

As communicated last week, the provincial government has directed schools in Ontario to move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. All UGDSB elementary and secondary students will begin the new year working remotely, with the exception of DD classes (please see below for further details). UGDSB elementary schools will participate in remote ...

Information about in-person learning for students in DD classes

Posted December 28, 2020

As you know, the message from the Minister of Education is that elementary and secondary school students province-wide will participate in remote learning from January 4-8 (elementary) and January 4-22 (secondary). In-person instruction will not be permitted during this period. However, school boards have been required to make provisions for in-person ...

UGDSB schools to shift temporarily to remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 21, 2020

On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January 4, 2021. UGDSB elementary ...

Are you interested in becoming a playground supervisor?

Posted December 17, 2020

We are looking for a community member who would be interested in supervising students on the playground.  This is a paid position.  If interested, please contact the Principal, Shashana Hare at [email protected]  

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: COVID-19 Health and Safety Letter for Parents

Posted December 17, 2020

Health And Safety Letter For Parents

December Spirit at Harris Mill

Posted December 3, 2020

Dear Harris Mill Families, December is here and so is the snow!  Let’s beat the winter blahs by showing our Harris Mill school spirit this month! We are going to have a number of spirit days throughout December, as well as a one-day food drive.  Read ...
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