News & Announcements
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.
Terry Fox Cancer Research FundraisingDear Families, Thank you for your support with the Terry Fox run. We raised $2030 for cancer research! Our students were wonderful participants in the run! Yours truly, Mr. Creighton
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation- September 30National Day of Truth and Reconciliation This past June, the federal government passed legislation designating September 30 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate the history and legacy of Residential Schools in Canada as a statutory holiday. This day is a direct response to Call to Action 80 ...
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Virtual Open House September 29, 6:00 pmDear Families, We will be holding our Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 29, beginning at 6:00 pm. You will log onto your child(rens) Google classroom to see a slide show of the classroom and work the students have completed, as well as see a video of the teacher and of ...
School Council MinutesDear Families, We held our first school council meeting last night. It was a great meeting with some interesting community building ideas that we look forward to sharing with you shortly! Here are the minutes of the meeting: JMQ Minutes September 22 2021 (1) Yours truly, Andrew
Terry Fox Run 2021- September 29thDear Families, Our Terry Fox run will take place on September 29th. Please see the poster link below for information on how donations to cancer research can be made. Terry Fox Run 2021 Thank you, Mr. Creighton
James McQueen School ReorganizationDear Families, In order to meet Ministry of Education class cap restrictions, Boards of Education are required to review and adjust class sizes every September. This is something that is determined by the Board Staffing committee. Principals and teachers have no option but to follow the directive sent to the school ...
Bullying Prevention PlanDear Families, Please click the link to review our bullying prevention plan. School Bullying Prevention Plan 2021
School Code of ConductDear Families, Please click the link to review our school code of conduct. James McQueen PS School Code Of Conduct
School Reorganization ProcessDear Families, Please see the link below for information regarding the process used by the Board, every September, for school reorganization. School Reorganization Process
Student Accident Insurance
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 ...
First Day of School, September 7th, Drop off and Pick Up ProceduresFirst Day (September 7th) Drop off and Pick up Procedures Dear Families, Please click on the link at the end of this letter for instructions and a map for first day pick up and drop off procedures. ***Special Note for Kindergarten Bus Students- One of your teachers will greet you in ...
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Junior Kindergarten Meet and Greet
We have some very exciting news! Our new JK students are ...
James McQueen School Start Information Coming Soon:)!Dear Families, I hope you have had a wonderful summer with family and friends! We are very excited to have everyone come back to school!!! The school board has shared protocols and procedures for the school year start. We are in the process of finalizing the plans that are specific to James ...
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Community Resource Centre Backpack program available
Families in need are invited to register for the 2021 Backpack Program sponsored by the Community Resource Centre.
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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved
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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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities
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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September 2021 School StartDear Families, At this point, we do not know what the start of school will look like in September, in terms of COVID protocols and procedures. Once we have clear direction from the Health Unit, information will be shared with you the final week of August on the school website and ...
Questions and Answers for our New JK FamiliesDear Families, At a June 16 Google Meet, our Kindergarten team met with many of our new families to answer some questions about the upcoming school year. Here is a synopsis of the questions and answers: How do we help prepare our child for French Immersion if we do not speak French ...
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Board News: End of the year information (June 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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