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ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY: PARENT VIRTUAL INFO SESSION FOR myBLUEPRINT

Posted October 26, 2023

Parents and Caregivers have an important role to play in supporting students with career/life planning and course selection. We are inviting them to join us for a virtual information session around maximizing the 7-12 myBlueprint Digital Pathways Planning Tool on November 7 at 7pm as a key tool to support success with …

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Provide your feedback on UGDSB draft policies

Posted October 25, 2023

At the October 24th Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

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Video surveillance on school property

Posted October 24, 2023

Every fall, we notify our community that our video cameras remain active. All schools within the Upper Grand have security cameras.

The purpose of this video surveillance is to increase security and safety at school. The video footage is only used to investigate issues that occur within or around the school. The viewing of the …

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CANADA DENTAL BENEFIT- Public Health Updates

Posted October 19, 2023

Dear parents/guardians

An Update from Public Health.

Applications for the second period of the Canada Dental Benefit are open. Eligible families can receive up to $650, to help with expenses for their children under 12 who receive dental care between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. canada.ca/dental

Thanks

Your John …

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ATTENDANCE SUPPORT WEEK 3

Posted October 19, 2023

This week our tips for supporting your child’s attendance at school focuses on ways to involve the school. See below for some strategies you could try. 

Know that there are supports in your child’s school.  Connect with them as soon as an issue starts. Connecting earlier is better …

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Statement from the Chair of the Board and Director regarding ongoing violence in the Middle East

Posted October 10, 2023

We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent deadly attacks and ongoing violence in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with all those impacted and mourning the loss of life during the conflict over the past weekend. We acknowledge this is a particularly devastating time for UGDSB students, staff and families …

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ATTENDANCE SUPPORT WEEK

Posted October 10, 2023

ATTENDANCE SUPPORT WEEK 2: 

We are continuing to share information to help families support their child’s attendance at school. Below are some tips you can try that involve the routines and the environment at home.

Practice consistent bedtime and morning routines with your child. 
Parents …

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ATTENDANCE SUPPORT

Posted October 6, 2023

 

ATTENDANCE SUPPORT WEEK 3 (Victory Public School)

 

STUDENT ATTENDANCE SUPPORT GUIDE

A reminder of the Student Attendance Support Quick Guide that was developed last spring to use when looking to support students in attending school:  

UGDSB Student Attendance Support – Quick Guide …

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Professional Activity Day Description – Oct. 27, 2023

Posted October 5, 2023

Date: October 27, 2023

Length: Full Day

Topic 1: AM – Workplace Violence Prevention Training

Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB

Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): School Administrators and Online Modules

Description: Staff will spend the morning completing mandatory Workplace Violence Prevention Training on the board’s Online Learning Platform. This is self-directed learning made of online modules for staff to work through independently.

Topic 2: PM – Progress Reports

Entity Hosting: Upper Grand DSB

Presenter(s)/Facilitator(s): Independent …

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Happy Islamic Heritage Month!

Posted October 5, 2023

Islamic Heritage Month 2023 | Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social WorkEvery year in October, Islamic Heritage Month is recognized in Canada. This is a time to reflect and learn together about Islamic excellence and the rich, longstanding contributions Muslim people have made to Literature, Math, Science, Art …

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