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Upcoming Parent Engagement Sessions

Posted January 6, 2021

Upcoming Parent Engagement Sessions

Want more information on curriculum, mental health or special education? Check out these upcoming parent engagement sessions offered by the UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee.

Upcoming Parent Engagement Sessions

#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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JANUARY is the time to carry out your Eco Resolutions!

Posted January 4, 2021

 
JANUARY is the time to carry out your Eco Resolutions!
 “There will be more waste plastic in the sea than fish by 2050” Dame Ellen MacArthur
It’s a brand new year and the perfect time for positive change. For example, let’s end plastic pollution.
Based on the daily news, it’s never been more critical to increase …

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Talking About Mental Health: Self Compassion

Posted January 4, 2021

January 2021

Talking About Mental Health: Self Compassion

Welcome back from the Winter Break.  This has been a different break than any other year we can remember.  We all had to adjust to different traditions, different expectations, different connections, different situations to manage in our lives.  January is the beginning of a new year.  January’s Umbrella …

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UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey for Parents/Guardians of Students in JK to Grade 5

Posted January 4, 2021

UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey for Parents/Guardians of Students in JK to Grade 5 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:   

 

Starting January 5, 2021, a Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents and guardians of new JK/SK students registering for September 2021, as well as …

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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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Families requiring a Chromebook for online learning

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. 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 4th, 2021.  …

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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 learning from Jan. 4-8 …

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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 support for students with …

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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 schools will resume in-person …

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Let’s be generous this December- Help support our local foodbank

Posted December 7, 2020

Can we fill Mr. K’s truck with canned food? Can we raise some money to send a cheque to the foodbank?
We are going to do a COVID style food drive and …

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