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Important information regarding WHY Survey – a joint survey between UGDSB and WDG Public Health

Posted November 8, 2019

This year Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health are collecting information on student health and well-being from youth, parents and school staff. The Well-Being and Health Youth Surveys are designed to help us understand how well we are doing creating safe, welcoming, and inclusive environments in our schools. It also provides important information about the physical and mental health of youth in our area. 

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Well-being Health and Youth “WHY” Survey for Parents

Posted November 5, 2019

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with our School Board to conduct the WHY Survey for staff, students, and parents.

We are asking parents to complete the survey by accessing the following link: http://is.gd/WHYparent

The parent survey asks about the parent’s relationship with the school, the experiences of their child at school, and …

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Playground Closed

Posted November 4, 2019

With snow in the forecast this week, our playground is now closed. Students are to refrain from using the playground during the winter months.

 

 

Picture Retake Day

Posted November 4, 2019

RetakeWednesday November 20th, in the afternoon, Lifetouch will be here to do individual photo retakes and class photos for both grade 5/6 classes.  If you ordered a photo package and wish to have it redone please send it with your child to give to the photographer …

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Well-being and Health Youth Survey 2019

Posted November 4, 2019

November 4, 2019

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with Upper Grand District School Board to conduct a survey in your child’s school.  All students in Grades 4 through 12 will be asked to complete this survey. Completion of the survey is not required for your child’s schooling and it won’t affect their …

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November & December Days of Significance

Posted November 1, 2019

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world!
November Days of Significance

November 1 
All Saints Day

Samhain Beltane
Christian

Vicca/Pagan

November 2
All Souls Day
Catholic Christian

November 4-10
Treaties Recognition Week

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Monthly environmental activities to help celebrate our planet

Posted November 1, 2019

Friday November 29th  is BUY NOTHING Day!Buy Nothing Day
Don’t buy, give. “No one has ever become poor by giving”, Anne Frank

Celebrate Buy Nothing Day on November 29th!
Buy Nothing Day is an awareness day highlighting society’s habit of buying too many things. It …

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Talking About Mental Health November 2019 – Nature and Mental Health

Posted November 1, 2019

Fall is here and so is that pre-winter chill!  Getting outside makes such a difference to how we all are doing inside. Spending time in nature improves our mental health and well-being.  Being outdoors is a simple way to add some much needed down time from screens. Adding some time in nature is having …

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Information from Public Health – Free Dental Care

Posted October 29, 2019

Dental Care, Dental, Mascot, Teeth

Free dental care for children and youth (17 and younger) –  Oral health is an important part of a child’s overall health and wellbeing. If you cannot afford dental care for your child, Public Health has programs that can help. Public Health offers free …

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Information from Public Health: Get your Flu Shot!

Posted October 29, 2019

Information from Public Health: Get your Flu Shot! As a parent, you are at risk of exposure to communicable diseases because of your close contact with children. Children under two years of age are the most susceptible for hospitalization related to flu and flu related complications, while 5-9-year-olds are …

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Feedback welcome on draft board policies

Posted October 23, 2019

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft policies.

Currently under review is:

213 – Code of Conduct

 This policy is important to students, staff, school councils, parents, and community members because everyone plays a role in maintaining a healthy and safe learning and working environment in our schools.

You are invited to …

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Job action and labour updates: Information for parents/guardians 

Posted October 3, 2019

Parents/guardians are encouraged to visit www.ugdsb.ca/labour for on-going updates from the school board regarding provincial job action. 

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