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All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed

All Upper Grand DSB schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until at least May 4, 2020. All UGDSB buildings and grounds are closed to the public. We will continue to share updates as we receive them. 

Important Information and Resources:

Letter to parents: UGDSB Learning at Home (April 3, 2020)

Posted April 3, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education regarding the board’s distance learning program is posted on the board website.

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Special Education, Equity and Learning at Home

Posted April 3, 2020

Preliminary information from the board on student access to devices and technology, SEA equipment, hands-on based learning ideas, and more.

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Notice of cancelled and postponed school events 

Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the extension of school closures in Ontario, the UGDSB has decided to cancel or postpone a number of school based events.

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 31, 2020)

Posted April 1, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, regarding the extension of school closures in Ontario and information on distance learning for students. 

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Ontario school closures extended until at least May

Posted March 31, 2020

On Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Premier of Ontario announced that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all schools in Ontario will remain closed until at least May 1 for staff and May 4 for students. Premier Ford also said that the province is prepared to extend the school closures even further if required.

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Social Distance Sing-A-Long

Posted March 30, 2020

Diamondbacks, please check out the video that your teachers have put together for you! A big thank you to Mrs. Carruthers for organizing and getting this all put together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdAe1UcjNg8  

IMPORTANT Information from School

Posted March 30, 2020

To request your child's password reset, please email the school. The school's email address can be found at the very top right corner of this webpage. Please be sure to include your child's full name as well as the name of their homeroom teacher.

Reminder: All UGDSB playgrounds are closed

Posted March 28, 2020

A reminder to all members of our school communities that in alignment with municipal closures around COVID-19, all Upper Grand DSB schoolyard play structures are closed.

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Parents please read: Distance learning and staff reaching out to families

Posted March 27, 2020

A letter from the Director of Education has been posted to the board website (Friday March 27, 2020). The letter contains important information regarding the board’s distance learning plan and information about staff reaching out to families.

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Letter to Parents from the Director: Continuity of Learning (March 23, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Parents and guardians are asked to read the letter from the Director of Education, posted to the board website on March 23, 2020.

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Checking In

Posted March 23, 2020

Hello Diamondbacks! We hope everyone is doing ok and practicing social distancing and proper hand washing! For the next 2 weeks, the Premier has recommended that students use the online learning tools available here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home If you require more support, please go to the board website: https://www.ugdsb.ca/ Please look after ...

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Important letter from the Minister of Education to parents (March 22, 2020)

Posted March 23, 2020

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce has written an important letter for all Ontario parents and guardians, March 22, 2020.

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School closures: Information for UGDSB families regarding COVID-19

Posted March 13, 2020

The province has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to close for two weeks following March Break, in response to the emergence in Ontario of COVID-19. As a result, Upper Grand DSB schools will be closed from March 14 to April 5, 2020. 

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Please read: Information for UGDSB schools regarding international travel and COVID-19

Posted March 12, 2020

With March Break approaching, many families and staff have questions about international travel and precautions required upon returning from travel. A letter with travel advice from Public Health is posted on the UGDSB website.

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COVID-19 Information Letter for Parents

Posted March 10, 2020

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Adult Crossing Guard Site Reviews

Posted March 5, 2020

City staff will be conducting site reviews for the next few weeks all across the city.  Staff will be at some current adult crossing guard locations and at other locations where there has been a request for an adult guard. Site reviews are completed prior to scheduling a field study. All ...

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LIVE FREE DAY – IN SUPPORT OF OUR SCHOOL SNACK PROGRAM

Posted March 5, 2020

Ken Danby will be taking part in the “Live Free Challenge”.  Students and staff will be challenged to “Live Free” of something they take for granted every day.  The challenge will take place this Friday March 6th and students will be asked to give up something they like ...

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Pink Day Wednesday February 26th, 2020

Posted February 25, 2020

Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships. It’s about creating a community where all people feel safe, valued and respected, regardless of their differences. On Pink Shirt Day and every day we ask you to Speak Up, Stand Together, ...

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Monthly Environmental Activities to help Celebrate our Planet

Posted February 25, 2020

Monthly Environmental Activities to help Celebrate our Planet

           March 28th is Earth Hour!

It is vital to teach our children to respect and take care of the environment. Join the global Movement! Celebrate Earth Hour on March 28th at 8:30pm.

Earth Hour’s mission ...

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Screenagers

Posted February 25, 2020

LET’S TALK (NOT TEXT) ABOUT SCREEN TIME Are screens the new smoking? Parents and students are invited to learn more about the many impacts of screens on our lives and how we might foster a healthier relationship with them.  Come and join us Thursday, April 23 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at ...

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Parking Lot Closure Times

Posted February 21, 2020

There has been an increase in vehicles trying to access the school parking lot for drop off and pick up. We would like to remind parents that the parking lot is closed between 8:15-8:45am and from 2:30 – 3:15pm. For the safety of our students, we ask that you find ...

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Lunchroom Supervisors Needed

Posted February 19, 2020

Starting Monday February 24th we are in need of Lunchroom Supervision. If you could spare a day or two to come to the school and supervise students during the eating portion and the outdoor portion please let Mrs. Tutty know in the office. This is a paid position. Our nutrition break times ...

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Pizza Cancelled

Posted February 3, 2020

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