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All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until at least May 4, 2020. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. 

Important Information and Resources:

Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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Notice of cancelled and postponed school events 

Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 31, 2020)

Posted April 1, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students. 

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Ontario school closures extended until at least May

Posted March 31, 2020

On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.

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Parents please read: Distance learning and staff reaching out to families

Posted March 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.

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Letter to Parents from the Director: Continuity of Learning (March 23, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

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School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

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Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

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Information regarding secondary interim report cards

Posted March 10, 2020

Information for parents and guardians of secondary school students, regarding new provincial sanctions and their effect on secondary interim report cards.

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Please read: COVID-19 Letter to Parents (March 9, 2020)

Posted March 9, 2020

Please see the following letter from UGDSB Director of Education, Dr. Martha Rogers, regarding COVID-19:

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted March 6, 2020

Parent Teacher Interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday, March 26th, 2020.  The system for booking Parent Teacher Interviews will open next Thursday, March 12th, 2020.  Please follow the instructions posted here to book interviews with your student’s teachers. Parent Teacher Interview Instructions

This has been shared with all UGDSB Staff – COVID-19

Posted March 5, 2020

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Adult Crossing Guard Site Reviews

Posted March 5, 2020

City staff will be conducting site reviews for the next few weeks all across the city.  Staff will be at some current adult crossing guard locations and at other locations where there has been a request for an adult guard. Site reviews are completed prior to scheduling a field study.

All staff will have a vest or jacket that has the City of Guelph logo.

Please note that they may ask …

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Plans to close Dublin Street at railway crossing

Posted March 2, 2020

The City of Guelph has advised the Board that the railway crossing at Dublin Street and Kent Street no longer meets Transport Canada regulations.  City staff will present a bylaw amendment to close Dublin Street at the railway crossing at the March 30 Council meeting. If the bylaw is approved by City Council, the permanent closure is planned for April 20, 2020.

Students will have to cross the railway using …

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OSSTF Friday, February 28 Strike

Posted February 24, 2020

Dear parents and guardians,

 

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that its teachers and education workers will take part in a one-day, full withdrawal of services on Friday Feb. 28, 2020.

 

In the UGDSB, OSSTF represents a number of different employee groups in both elementary and secondary schools. As a result, if a deal is not reached and this strike occurs, all schools in the UGDSB (elementary, secondary and …

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On Your Way Fare Card

Posted February 20, 2020

It’s time to say goodbye to traditional bus pass and get your reloadable OnYourWay fare card for March

As of April 1, 2020, all riders using Guelph Transit, including high school students, must load a monthly bus pass and/or rides onto the new reloadable OnYourWay fare card.

This card can be purchased at ServiceGuelph (inside City Hall) or at a City recreation facility (Evergreen Seniors Community …

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