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.
Tips for Parents with Children Learning On- Line:
Charge (plug in) technology the night before.
Designate space for learning if possible, set up at a table with a spot for each child and their device. Remove things that can be distracting, (favourite toys or turn off the TV).
The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.
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.
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.
Please complete the form only if you do not currently have a UGDSB device at home.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Public Health is offering grade 7 immunization clinics at the end of December. They have appointments available in Guelph and Orangeville on December 29 and 30 for grade 7 and ISPA immunizations. Visit the website to book an appointment.