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Temporary online learning extended

February Mental Health Newsletter for Parents

Posted January 25, 2021

February Parent Newsletter “Talking About Mental Health” Umbrella Theme: Healthy Lifestyle This month at UGDSB we are bringing our focus onto healthy lifestyles.  Sounds easy, right? It may seem like eating well, getting enough sleep and prioritizing our own care and health is easy but for many of us this is not ...

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National Sweater Day February 4!!!

Posted January 25, 2021

Sweater   Celebrate National Sweater Day on February 4th! National Sweater Day is a way to learn about the importance of saving energy and to inspire you to use less energy all winter. Heating accounts for 80% of residential energy use in Canada. If all Canadians ...

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Hyland Heights News for January 22nd

Posted January 22, 2021

Hello Parents and Guardians,  We hope everyone had fun today as they participated in our beach spirit day. Be sure to check out our daily announcements on your child’s Google Classroom. Today, Mrs. Marshall took a virtual visit to the beach!  As you are aware, on ...

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Update regarding extension of online learning

Posted January 22, 2021

At this time, we do not expect that schools will resume in-person learning until the end of the provincial emergency orders on February 11, 2021, at the earliest. 

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Temporary online learning extended until Jan. 29, 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

Public Health has instructed the UGDSB that the current measures in place for online learning in the UGDSB will be extended until at least January 29. 

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Museum of Dufferin: Solidarity in my Community Submission Opportunity

Posted January 18, 2021

Black History Month Exhibition - Museum of Dufferin

  A Black History Month Exhibition, presented by the Museum of Dufferin in partnership with the Dufferin County Canadian Black Association (DCCBA) is looking for submissions of art and photography with the theme: “Solidarity in My Community”.  There is no fee for submission ...

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News from Hyland Heights January 15th

Posted January 15, 2021

Hello Parents and Guardians, Online learning continued this week and will continue next week. On January 20th we expect to hear from Public Health about the status of online learning and a return to in person learning. As soon we know more, we will communicate with you. Please continue to listen ...

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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Virtual Parent Sessions

Posted January 12, 2021

PIC Virtual Presentations 2021   Jan. 28, 2021 (2) UGDSB and PIC present Virtual Parent Engagement Sessions.  These sessions are being held January 28, 2021 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Learn about the new math curriculum, the kindergarten program, grade 8 to 9 transitions and ...

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No additional board-wide survey, reorganization in elementary schools

Posted January 12, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.  

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UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

Posted January 11, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

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Hyland Heights News For January 8th, 2021

Posted January 8, 2021

Happy New Year to all of our families. We wanted to reach out and let you know what a fantastic job you are doing as parents, helping your children navigate distance learning. We are proud of our kids and the online engagement that we have seen. Please, if you have any ...

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Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

Posted January 8, 2021

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty. 

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Public Health officials instruct schools to continue online learning until Jan. 24, 2021

Posted January 7, 2021

Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021. 

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Virtual Grade 8 night at CDDHS

Posted January 7, 2021

2021 GRADE 8 INFORMATION DAY Parents of Grade 8 students don't miss out on this important information session that is being held virtually on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  Please visit http://www.ugdsb.ca/cddhs

#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. 

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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. 

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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Posted January 1, 2021

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

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

Posted December 28, 2020

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 ...

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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 ...

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IMPORTANT: CHROMEBOOK REQUEST for January 4th to 8th

Posted December 28, 2020

Parents/Guardians, On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. All elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January 4th, 2021. Elementary schools will resume in-person learning on January ...

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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 ...

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Happy Holidays: News for December 18th

Posted December 18, 2020

Good evening, Thank you for a great start to our school year. We are proud of students and staff who have navigated through a very different fall start. We want to wish everyone celebrating Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Kwanzaa a very happy and safe holiday. We’ll see everyone back at school ...

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Mental Health January Newsletter

Posted December 17, 2020

Please find attached a January Mental Health Newsletter that speaks about compassion. January 2021

Grade 7 Immunization Clinics

Posted December 16, 2020

Public Health is offering grade 7 immunization clinics at the end of December. They have appointments available in Guelph and Orangeville on Dec. 29 and 30 for Grade 7 and ISPA immunizations. Visit the website to book an appointment: https://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/clinics-classes/2020-21-grade-7-school-immunizations

Kiss Ride

Posted December 16, 2020

A reminder that our parking lot at the front of the school is closed from 8:30-9am and again from 3pm-330pm every school day. Please use of kiss and ride. We have staff present, ready to help. Thank you for your cooperation. Please see the attached map and instructions. Kiss And Ride ...

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News & Updates for December 4th

Posted December 4, 2020

Hello Parents & Guardians, It was another great week here at Hyland Heights. Children and staff looked fantastic in their holiday hats and with their holiday hair. Please note, School Council will not be meeting in December, but will be in January on the 4th at 6pm. ...

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Community Resources for COVID

Posted December 3, 2020

Below are two sites for families who may be struggling and particularly for those families isolating due to a Covid case in their home.  Some will find it difficult to get groceries and other essentials if the entire family is isolating.

Ontario Community Supports:  ...

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Reaching out for support

Posted December 1, 2020

December can be a difficult time for many of us and for many reasons. More than ever, now is the time reach out if you need support and to look out for friends and family who may need support. 

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Buses Cancelled- Schools Closed to Students- Dec. 1st

Posted December 1, 2020

Buses Cancelled (Elementary Division 3 and 4) This is a message from Hyland Heights ES. Today, Tuesday December 1st  all buses to Hyland Heights have been cancelled. As a result, the school is closed to students. Students may access remote learning today which will be supported by their teacher by accessing their Google Classroom. Thanks and have a ...

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