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Track & Field is Cancelled for Friday, June 21st.

Posted June 20, 2024

Event Canceled
Cancellation of Dufferin County Track and Field Meet
Earlier this week, Environment Canada issued a heat warning for Dufferin County. This advisory provided warnings about health risks of being outside for prolonged periods of time. Schools have been asked to limit time outdoors for …

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Celebrating Pride Month in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted May 31, 2024

Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and UGDSB Community,

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board is kicking off Pride Month. As we approach this important time, it’s essential that we come together to ensure our schools are supportive, inclusive spaces for all students.

pride month flag

During June and throughout …

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June is Pride Month!

Posted May 30, 2024

Island Lake will be flying the Pride flag for the monPrideflagth of June to acknowledge and celebrate the 2SLBGTQIA+ community. Our school is committed to building supportive spaces for everyone-no matter gender, race or religion. We include and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. For more information please check …

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Professional Activity Day Description – June 7, 2024

Posted May 27, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: June 7, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topic AM: Curriculum

Topic PM: Report Card Writing

Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB

Description: 

Elementary Staff will spend half the day focused on various math and literacy topics and strategies. The second half of the day will be dedicated to report card writing, as per the employee group collective agreements.

Elementary

Morning (150 mins) – …

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UGDSB policy updates for May 2024

Posted May 21, 2024

At the May 14, 2024, Board Meeting, the following policy items were approved:

Policy 406 – Health and Safety (annual review; no change)

Policy 417 – Violence in the Workplace (annual review; no change)

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STWDSTS First Rider Program

Posted May 9, 2024

 

STWDSTS is pBusleased to announce its annual First Rider Program has been scheduled for Tuesday August 27, 2024.

Online only registration will be open as of June 1 at the following link: https://stwdsts.ca/first-rider-program/

Please visit the above link for …

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Letter to families from the Minister of Education on changes to Provincial Code of Conduct

Posted April 29, 2024

Please see below for a letter from the Minister of Education, to Ontario parents/caregivers. To download a copy of the letter, please click here.

Dear parents,

For the first time in nearly a generation, our government successfully negotiated agreements with all teachers’ unions …

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Every Day Counts! Why regular student attendance at school really matters

Posted April 5, 2024

In the UGDSB, we know how important school attendance and established routines are for students to build knowledge, skills and confidence. Regular attendance is more than just a requirement; it’s a critical building block for academic success, social development, and future opportunities. While we may face challenges that can make school attendance …

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Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report

Posted March 20, 2024

GUELPH, ON – At the March 19, 2024, Finance and Facilities Committee Meeting, Upper Grand District School BoardTrustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Final Report.”

The report will now be taken to the Board Meeting on April 9, 2024, for approval by Trustees, where there will be …

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Professional Activity Day Description – April 8, 2024

Posted March 18, 2024

Information for Elementary Parents/Guardians

Date: April 8, 2024

Length: Full Day

Topics:

Elementary Topic AM: Mathematics

Elementary Topic PM: Mental Health and Well-Being

Secondary Topic AM: Mathematics or Artificial Intelligence

Secondary Topic PM: Mental Health …

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