News & Announcements
Jan. 2021 info, temporary online learning extended
- Click here for information on temporary online learning: Jan. 7 info, Jan. 13 info. During this period, child care centres will remain open and Before and/or After School Programs (BASP) will remain closed.
- UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 – Learn more
- Tech Support for Parents/Guardians
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington, in recognition of Bell Let’s Talk is launching a new Wellness Works Program for secondary students.
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.
The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.
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.
Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 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.
The Upper Grand DSB is providing secondary students with a final opportunity to change between in-person and remote school modes of learning.
Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021.
The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.
If your child does NOT have access to a device for at home learning, please click on the LINK:
DEADLINE for device request is Friday January 8th, at 4 p.m.
Information Regarding Lending a device to your child:
Please complete the form above if your child requires the use of a technology device for remote learning (January 4 to Jan 25, 2021).
Documentation will accompany the device: …
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 and will resume in-person learning on Jan. 11. UGDSB secondary schools will participate in remote …
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 special education complex needs where it is difficult to accommodate these needs through remote learning.
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 learning on Jan. 11. UGDSB secondary schools will resume in-person learning on Jan. 25.
The UGDSB …
December 19, 2020
Dear parents/guardians and staff,
Public Health has notified us that an individual in our school has tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health is currently undergoing contact tracing. Where Public Health determines there was a transmission risk to others in the school, they perform a risk assessment for any contacts. All students and staff determined to be at high risk of …
We would like to take this opportunity to provide you with information regarding Quadmester 2, which is currently running, as well as Semester 2 (Quadmester 3 and 4), which runs from Feb. 3 to June 29, 2021.
Photo Day at JFR is Thursday, December 17th.
Photo day will look very different from past years in order to comply with Covid-19 guidelines. Students will be provided with this information from their teacher.
Photo re-take dates will be offered in January and February 2021, the first Photo re-take date is Wednesday, January 6th, 2021, with more information to follow on our website.
Grad photos will be offered February 16th-26, 2021, with …
School Council meeting that was scheduled for December 16 has been cancelled.