News & Announcements

Police Presence in Schools town hall and survey info

Posted October 19, 2020

Please read the following for information on the UGDSB’s Police Presence in Schools virtual town hall and survey.

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Information about positive COVID-19 case

Posted October 16, 2020

Please read the following information about a positive COVID-19 case. Please note that this case does not create any risk to the school or the public beyond the general community risk. 

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Dress Up Day – K to 8 – Oct 29th

Posted October 14, 2020

Halloween Tips from Public Health – PUBLIC HEALTH INSIDER        On this day options are: wear orange and black dress in a costume wear your everyday clothes If students ...

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Survey to request change between in-person and remote learning (Oct. 14-21)

Posted October 13, 2020

To request a change between in-person and remote learning, elementary parents/guardians must complete the Intent to Change Survey between October 14-21. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 21 at 4pm.

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Provide your input: Police presence in UGDSB schools

Posted October 9, 2020

This October, the Upper Grand District School Board is holding a town hall and survey, asking participants for their input regarding the presence of police in UGDSB schools.

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October Newsletter-2020

Posted October 1, 2020

Capture Leaf Message from the Office  The 2020-2021  school year is well underway with many exciting things happening at Kortright Hills Public School. We welcome all of our new families to the school and hope that you feel part of our wonderful community. ...

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UGDSB launches The Umbrella Project to support mental health and well-being

Posted September 29, 2020

At the Upper Grand District School Board, we value mentally healthy schools, classrooms and work sites. This year, in order to further help support the mental health and well-being of UGDSB students and staff, we are introducing The Umbrella Project to schools and offices.

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Virtual Open House

Posted September 24, 2020

  Back-to-School Virtual Open House – Parents – The Main Street Academy Dear Parents and Guardians, This year Kortright P.S.'s Virtual Open House will be accessible through your child(ren)’s google classroom.  The video or slideshow provided will share some of ...

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Food & Friends Student Nutrition Program evolves to meet the needs of school-aged kids during COVID 19 precautions

Posted September 22, 2020

Like many in Dufferin, Wellington and Guelph, the Children’s Foundation is working towards continuing our support of the most vulnerable in our community despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the school year has begun, we are especially concerned about the children and youth who rely on our ...

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Public Health Information

Posted September 22, 2020

COVID-19 Screening: Please complete the screen below each day before sending your children to school. Ministry of Health COVID-19 school screening Symptoms, Positive Cases, Return to School Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has developed protocols and documents outlining how symptoms and cases of COVID-19 will be managed in schools. It is important that ...

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Equity and Inclusion – Days of Significance

Posted September 18, 2020

Let’s celebrate and/or acknowledge customs, traditions and days of significance from all around the world! If you have a suggestion or idea, please contact your child’s teacher, Mr. Hussain or Mrs. Lightfoot . If you are willing to come in and share ideas with us, we would ...

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Parent Information: Monitoring and Managing COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

The UGDSB would like to remind all parents that they have an important role to play in preventing COVID-19 in our schools.

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Screening

Posted September 16, 2020

The province has released a new online COVID-19 school screening tool for use by students, parent/guardian (on behalf a student), employees, and visitors of school setting https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Fundraising

Posted September 16, 2020

As we continue to welcome students back into our schools and focus on new protocols to help keep students and staff safe, the Upper Grand District School Board has notified schools that school-organized fundraising will be paused at this time. The board recognizes that fundraising is a ...

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Reminder to parents: Please screen children every day before coming to school

Posted September 11, 2020

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the school board would like to remind all parents/guardians that they are to screen their children every day for COVID-19 symptoms, prior to coming to school.

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September Newsletter 2020

Posted September 10, 2020

First Day Of School Welcome Back Clipart (#11192) - PinClipart Message From The School The staff here at Kortright Hills Public School are looking forward to a rewarding year of learning and hope that you are as well. If you are new to our school family, ...

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Virtual Tour of Kortright Hills PS

Posted September 7, 2020

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Outdoor Classroom

Posted September 3, 2020

Dear KHPS Parents and Guardians, We are extremely excited to tell you that we are VERY close to making an outdoor classroom a reality at KHPS this year!   Last year, we had a group of grade 5 Water Rocker students research and create a ...

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Letter to parents from Public Health – back to school

Posted September 3, 2020

A letter to parents/guardians from Dr. Nicola Mercer, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.

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IMPORTANT: New schedule for staggered entry

Posted August 28, 2020

In order to ensure the safety of students and to provide additional time for staffing schools, the Upper Grand District School Board’s schedule for staggered entry has changed. 

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  Kortright Hills PS (updated Aug 28th).

Posted August 26, 2020

black board with back to school and safety mask and instant hand sanitizer and color pencils We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and returning students back to Kortright Hills P.S. this September!  As you are aware, the Upper ...

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Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 26, 2020

Parents/guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises during school activities. Accidents can happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial Health Care or employer group insurance plans. The Upper Grand District School Board is empowered under the Education Act to offer ...

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Changing Pre-Registration Decision – Deadline Sunday Aug. 23 at 4pm

Posted August 19, 2020

In light of recent updates with respect to reopening models and masks, parents/students in both elementary and secondary schools are being given the opportunity to change their original pre-registration decision regarding in-person or remote learning.

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Updated School Supplies 2020-2021

Posted August 19, 2020

RECOMMENDED STUDENT SUPPLY LIST FOR 2020-2021 Kindergarten Grades 1-3 Grades 4-6 Grades 7-8 Hand Sanitizer Facemasks 2 Box of Kleenex Glue Stick Crayola markers (original colours) Crayons Pencils Erasers Bounce Back Scissors Change of clothes placed in a ziploc baggie to be kept in backpack. BEACH TOWEL IN ZIPLOC BAGGIE TO USE TO ...

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IMPORTANT: Reopening models for UGDSB schools posted online

Posted August 18, 2020

The school board has posted information about the reopening models for UGDSB elementary and secondary schools. The overviews contain important information including model structure for conventional and remote learning, sample schedules, remote learning expectations and more.

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Introducing back to school parent/guardian webinars

Posted August 18, 2020

Parents/guardians, join our mental health clinicians as they discuss different issues and strategies to support your child’s return to school success. 

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Letter from the Director on reopening schools (August 10, 2020)

Posted August 10, 2020

A letter from the UGDSB Director of Education, Martha Rogers, on the reopening of schools in September.

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Reopening Schools: Parent Guide and Pre-Registration survey released

Posted August 6, 2020

The school board has released a Parent Guide with information about the reopening of schools in September, and a Pre-Registration Survey for all UGDSB families. All students must pre-register for school by the August 14, 2020, deadline.

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Letter from the Minister of Education (July 30, 2020)

Posted July 30, 2020

The Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has written a letter to all Ontario parents/guardians regarding the province’s announcement on the reopening of schools in September.

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UGDSB seeking applicants for Police Presence in Schools Task Force

Posted July 30, 2020

During the June 23 Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees created a motion to create a Police Presence in Schools Task Force. As part of this task force, the UGDSB is seeking applications from community members and/or individuals.

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IMPORTANT: Parents and students asked to complete survey by July 10

Posted June 30, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is asking all parents/guardians (K-12) and students in grades 7-12 to complete a survey regarding the fall restart of school. ​

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Letter from the Director to parents/guardians and students (June 26, 2020)

Posted June 26, 2020

A letter to UGDSB parents/guardians and students as the 2019-2020 school year comes to a close.

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Feedback welcome on draft board Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities

Posted June 24, 2020

The Upper Grand District School Board is welcoming public input on draft Policy 303 – Naming of Schools and Board Facilities.

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End of Year Newsletter 2020

Posted June 24, 2020

Newsletter 2020 It is common at this time of year to reflect on the school year, and look towards next year. The staff at Kortright would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of our amazing Kortright community! The connection between home and school ...

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UGDSB Gifted screening in fall 2020 postponed

Posted June 23, 2020

Please note that CCAT screening for grade 3 students in the fall of 2020 will be postponed until 2021.

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Talking About Mental Health: Uncertainty, self care and community

Posted June 19, 2020

In the June 2020 edition of Talking About Mental Health, we discuss tolerating uncertainty, supporting anxious kids, self care and compassion, and community connections.

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Summer supports available for students with mental health needs, special education needs

Posted June 19, 2020

The UGDSB is providing a number of supports for students and families throughout the summer of 2020, including mental health supports, supports for students with Autism and transition supports for students with complex special education needs or mental health needs.

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Grade 8 Students and Parents

Posted June 18, 2020

Grade 8’s!  Come to the front of the school on Monday June 22nd  anytime between 1pm - 3pm  to pick up some important things. Do not come in groups and students must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is expected to maintain social distance.​ Please keep your drop in brief.  If ...

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Community Involvement Hours information for grade 8 and high school students

Posted June 10, 2020

As we move into the summer months we want to encourage students to consider safe options to obtain your community hours.

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Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work

Posted June 9, 2020

As an educational community we have a responsibility to identify and describe racism and oppression and then work to dismantle it. 

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