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Textbook/Chrome Book/Material Drop-Off:

Posted June 11, 2021

1. Students can drop off their current textbooks/chrome books/materials at school on the following collection days:

June 17, 18, 24, 25, 28 

2. Students will enter through the student parking lot entrance and exit through the EL Fox doors. The doors will be open between the hours of 9 am to 3:30 pm.

3. There will be tables (labelled by department) in the hallway for students to place their items.

4. Students …

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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#UGUmbrella – This June we are looking at Mastery

Posted May 27, 2021

We’ve almost completed our first year of exploring a different Umbrella Skill each month. This June, we will be looking at Mastery as our final Umbrella Skill for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Vaccine Clinics for Students age 12+

Posted May 26, 2021

As you may be aware, all students aged 12+ and their families are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine through Public Health.  Attached to this message you will find instructions on how to pre-register and then get an appointment for a vaccine.  Please read and follow the information in the “Youth Vaccination Communications”, May 25th letter.

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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

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Maplewood Parent Email Required

Posted May 17, 2021

The Upper Grand DSB has informed schools that report cards will be made available to parents online, due to COVID-19.  For validation purposes, we will require parents to use their email address when creating an account in the Maplewood Parent Portal. We are required to ensure we have email information for each family. If you have been recently contacted by the school, please complete the link

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Survey for In-Person Learning students

Posted May 14, 2021

The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is collecting information about students’ learning experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be receiving an email letter through their school email that gives them access to the survey. Please see the attached letter from Dr. Rogers, Director of Education and a sample of the letter students will receive. Students that participated in Remote School Learning will be receiving a different survey.

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Clarification regarding remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 12, 2021

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

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Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”

Posted May 10, 2021

A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.

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Grade 8 Info Night and School Council

Posted May 10, 2021

Please join us on Wednesday, May 19th at 7pm for Grade 8 Information Night followed by School Council.  There will be information shared from guidance, student support services, administration and details about our orientation program.  Please check back for the link and login information the day of the meeting.

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/ypa-rfog-fsv

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Informal survey: Are you interested in attending the Secondary Remote School next year?

Posted May 6, 2021

All UGDSB Grade 8 and high school students are invited to fill out an informal survey to indicate their interest in attending the Secondary Remote School for the 2021-22 school year. The survey closes on May 17. Please note that this informal survey is not registration.

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Preliminary information about remote learning options for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to welcoming students back in September 2021. We are currently working on plans for next school year, and once those plans are finalized we will share the information widely with our students and families.

The UGDSB will offer a remote learning option for both elementary and secondary students in the 2021-22 school year. 

In the coming weeks, the UGDSB …

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