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School Operations, Health and Safety Information
For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school
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.
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.
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.
Please note that when you pre-register online, you …
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.
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
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.
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.
Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”
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.
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
To join by phone instead, dial (CA) +1 …
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.
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 …