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School Operations, Health and Safety Information

For important school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

UGDSB Ventilation Report

The UGDSB is continuing its work optimizing air quality in classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades to ventilation and filtration systems began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

The UGDSB has received funding from the Provincial Government and Federal Government to allow the board to continue its work in optimizing ventilation and air quality in UGDSB schools and meet the provincial requirements for ventilation measures in schools. The UGDSB is also making investments in schools to go above and beyond the provincial requirements, as another layer of the protective strategies the board is utilizing to keep UGDSB learning and working spaces safe for students and staff.

Visit UGDSB Ventilation Report page for full details. 

 

Remembrance Day 

Posted October 13, 2021

Staff and students will be honouring our veterans and fallen heroes on Remembrance Day. The classes will be participating in an in-school virtual ceremony that will include a number of grade 8 students and our amazing music teacher, Mr. Cooper. The ceremony will include a moment of silence, ...

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Positive Covid Case October 12, 2021

Posted October 12, 2021

October 12th, 2021 Dear parents/guardians and staff,  WDG Public Health has notified us that two individuals in our school have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Public Health has directed two classes to self-isolate, as part of its established infection prevention and control measures.  Please ...

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Dress Up Day  K to 8 – Oct 28th 

Posted October 12, 2021

On this day options are: wear orange and black dress in a costume wear your everyday clothes If students wish to wear a costume, here is a list of Do's and Don'ts: Costume Do’s Costume ...

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From the Guelph Fire Department: Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, 2021

Posted October 4, 2021

Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9, 2021, and the Guelph Fire Department is sharing safety information with families.

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October Newsletter-2021

Posted September 30, 2021

October Message from the Office  Happy October!  September was a busy month, packed with class community building activities, and special events, such as the Terry Fox Run and Truth and Truth and Reconciliation Day.  We have enjoyed seeing our students again ...

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Posted September 15, 2021

Virtual School Council Meeting  - Rescheduled - September 27  Due to the Federal Election taking place on Monday September 20th, we are rescheduling the School Council meeting to Monday September 27th between 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Virtual open house - Thursday, September 23rd This year Kortright P.S. will have a virtual open house, ...

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September 2021-Newsletter

Posted September 7, 2021

September Message From The School Welcome back to Kortright Hills Public School!  We are excited to see everyone again and looking forward to getting to know new students who are joining us this year. Ongoing and open communication between home and school is very important ...

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Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Posted September 2, 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our new and returning students back to school this September!   Please know that our staff are working hard to ensure a smooth start to this school year. We will provide a safe, positive environment for all. ...

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Last Day Newsletter 2021

Posted June 29, 2021

2020-2021 has been a very unique year for our Kortright families and our school team.  Even in the face of challenges, you have all managed to put forth a great deal of effort and have kept your positive attitude!  We would like to take this opportunity ...

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2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan annual review report approved

Posted June 23, 2021

The 2021 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on June 22, 2021.

This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. ...

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Policy feedback opportunity: School Volunteers, Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities

Posted June 23, 2021

The following UGDSB draft policies have been released for public consultation: Policy 205 School Volunteers, and Policy 508 Educational Field Trips and Off-Site Activities. The deadline to provide feedback is October 14, 2021, at 4pm.

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Board News: End of the year information (June 2021)

Posted June 16, 2021

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to say thank you to all our students, families and staff for their hard work and understanding throughout the year. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information about the last few weeks of school. 

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WDG Public Health to host Parent Information Session on COVID-19 vaccines

Posted June 10, 2021

On June 14, 2021, at 7pm, Dr. Matthew Tenenbaum, the Associate Medical Officer of Health for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, will be offering a presentation for youth and their parents/caregivers to learn more about WDGPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program and answer parent questions. 

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UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month

Posted June 9, 2021

June is National Indigenous History Month, a month where we celebrate and recognize histories, contributions and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada. 

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Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community

Posted June 8, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith. 

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UGDSB launching online report card system

Posted June 7, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the Upper Grand District School Board is preparing to make student report cards available online for parents/guardians this spring. Keep reading for important dates coming up.

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Province announces that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning this school year

Posted June 2, 2021

On June 2, 2021, the provincial government announced that Ontario schools will remain in remote learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. This means that all UGDSB students will continue learning remotely for the rest of this school year, with the exception of those students currently attending specialized class placements in person.

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Junior Kindergarten Orientation Slides

Posted June 1, 2021

KindergartenPlease click here for our slide show of the Kindergarten Program and a few of the exciting things your child will be able to look forward to in JK September 2021: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mXBFynX3wGApuWt6jrhH-2BiIGmFGRC74wYo5mX2i-k/edit?usp=sharing    

We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school

Posted May 30, 2021

From May 31 to June 7, the Upper Grand District School Board will lower all flags at school and office buildings, where possible, to honour the 215 children whose lives were taken at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

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#UGUmbrella – This June we are looking at Mastery

Posted May 27, 2021

We’ve almost completed our first year of exploring a different Umbrella Skill each month. This June, we will be looking at Mastery as our final Umbrella Skill for the 2020-2021 school year.

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UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy

Posted May 26, 2021

This policy states that the Upper Grand District School Board acknowledges that Indigenous Peoples are distinct from other equity seeking groups in that they are self-determining nations with inherent rights, laws, and institutions. Indigenous rights are distinct. It is the goal of the UGDSB to ensure that Indigenous staff and students are not deprived of their rights, and are provided with a learning and working environment that is free from racism and discrimination of any kind.

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Registration for the 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is May 20-June 3

Posted May 20, 2021

Registration for the UGDSB’s 2021-22 Elementary Remote School is open from May 20-June 3. Any families wishing to enrol their child in the ERS are asked to register before the deadline of June 3, 2021, at 4pm.

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Summer School 2021: Grade 6, 7, 8 Programs

Posted May 13, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board is offering summer programming to students. Registration is now open for the Grade 6, 7, 8 Literacy and Numeracy Support Programs and the Grade 8 Reach Ahead Credits. 

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Clarification regarding remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 12, 2021

Please note that the Upper Grand District School Board remote learning program for the 2021-22 school year will NOT be a “hybrid model.” Students who register for remote school will be placed in the standalone elementary or secondary remote schools, where classes/courses are staffed by dedicated remote learning teachers.

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Community Involvement – Information for Grade 8 students

Posted May 12, 2021

Information for current Grade 8 students regarding Community Involvement hours and opportunities.

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Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”

Posted May 10, 2021

A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.

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Preliminary information about remote learning options for the 2021-22 school year

Posted May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021 The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to welcoming students back in September 2021. We are currently working on plans for next school year, and once those plans are finalized we will share the information widely with our students and families. The UGDSB will offer a ...

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#UGUmbrella – This May we are looking at Autonomy – our ability to make decisions 

Posted April 30, 2021

This May, the Upper Grand District School Board is looking at autonomy as our Umbrella Skill. Autonomy is our ability to make decisions and have a say in the direction of our lives.

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Draft school year calendars for 2021-22 approved

Posted April 28, 2021

At the Board Meeting held on April 27, 2021, trustees approved draft school year calendars for the 2021-2022 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB. The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

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Update regarding remote learning resuming April 19

Posted April 15, 2021

Information for families regarding the resumption of remote learning on April 19, including information for students in specialized DD class placements.

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All UGDSB schools to remain in remote learning following Spring Break

Posted April 12, 2021

On Monday April 12, 2021, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools would participate in remote learning following the April Break.

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available to our school on April 17

Posted April 9, 2021

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for all students and their family members and staff from our school on April 17, 2021. 

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Chromebook Request Form

Posted April 5, 2021

Please use this link if your child requires a chromebook to access their google classroom during the school closure period starting Wednesday, April 7th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKIN1ibOY-FCOhuHIZxJ5oFBSVtYWN1OLKQRtvn6K50AcbqQ/viewform

All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Memory Book Order

Posted March 29, 2021

This is the link you can use to order a memory book for this year!!!!  Due to COVID restrictions there are no classroom composite photos. Kortright Hills YB Pay Mermory Book Flyer (1)  

Information about elementary graduation celebrations

Posted March 26, 2021

Due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions around large gatherings and physical distancing, UGDSB elementary schools will not be able to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies this spring. This includes both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. 

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Picture Day Reminder

Posted March 25, 2021

Picture Day

We will have “Picture Day” on the following date: March 29th, 2021

Lifetouch has provided extensive safety protocols which have been vetted by the board and determined to be safe in schools.  Please visit www.lifetouch.ca for additional detailed information about COVID-19 safety and cleaning protocols. 

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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