News & Announcements
Daily School Absence Report
The UGDSB is reporting daily on school absence rates, allowing us to monitor absenteeism rates and transparently share this information with the public. To view the dashboard, click here.
Parent Council Meeting Jan. 19, 2022 at 6:30 pmYou are warmly invited to attend this evening's Parent Council Meeting. The virtual meeting can be accessed through the following link. Parent Council Meeting! Wednesday, January 19 · 6:30 – 7:30pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/abh-yjcu-syh Or dial: (CA) +1 587-797-9029 PIN: 904 824 809# More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/abh-yjcu-syh?pin=8057751171446 I have attached the ...
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Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB
As an additional measure and layer of communication to keep our communities informed, the UGDSB has launched a pilot initiative to track school absence rates on a daily basis. This process is a pilot program and may evolve as required.
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Resumption of Transportation ServicesDate: January 16, 2022 Re: Full return to in‐person learning and resumption of all transportation services With all transportation services resuming Monday January 17, 2022, STWDSTS wants to advise students and families that STWDSTS may encounter higher than normal rates of absence for school vehicle drivers due to COVID-19 and the ...
COVID Vaccine ClinicPlease see the Public Health attachement for information on a COVID vaccine clinic in Orangeville this week. COVID Vaccine Clinic Poster_Orangeville_Jan.2022
Planning for potential staff shortages at schools
Due to the widespread presence of COVID-19 in our communities, the Upper Grand District School Board recognizes that staff shortages may be prevalent next week as students and staff return to school. The UGDSB will employ numerous strategies to ensure that student safety and supervision is maintained. However, we recognize that in some extreme cases classes and/or schools may have to transition to remote learning temporarily.
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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school
Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school.
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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022
As staff work to prepare their classrooms for in-person learning on Monday we want to inform families/caregivers that regular synchronous instruction may be interrupted on Friday to allow staff time in our schools to be ready to go for Monday.
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Wear and care of cloth masks for students
Public Health officials have stressed that wearing a well-constructed, well-fitted and properly worn mask or face covering is one the key protective measures we can take to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Families are encouraged to review the following information about the proper use and care of cloth face masks.
Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning
The provincial government has announced that Ontario schools will reopen to in-person learning starting on Monday January 17, 2022. The Upper Grand District School Board has many protective health and safety measures in place at our schools. Please read below for reminders and updates regarding these protective measures.
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UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes
The Upper Grand District School Board is developing a Temporary Remote Learning Option for elementary students that will be launched once in-person learning resumes.
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Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions
As a result of the continued spread of COVID-19 and the increased transmissibility with the most recent variant, the Upper Grand District School Board has revised the criteria for granting student mask exemption requests. Please review this information for details.
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