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Jan. 2021 info, temporary online learning extended

Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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No additional board-wide survey, reorganization in elementary schools

Posted January 12, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to inform all elementary school families that there will be no additional “intent to change learning modes” survey for elementary students. What this means is that there will not be another board-wide reorganization in elementary schools at this time.  

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UGDSB and PIC to host virtual parent engagement events in the new year

Posted January 11, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board and Parent Involvement Committee are hosting virtual events for parents/guardians throughout the remainder of the school year.

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Resource: Mental Health and COVID-19 for Caregivers

Posted January 8, 2021

The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the sense of added responsibility can be stressful. Please see this parent resource for coping strategies to deal with the stress and uncertainty. 

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Public Health officials instruct schools to continue online learning until Jan. 24, 2021

Posted January 7, 2021

Public health officials have instructed all schools within our region to continue online learning until at least Jan. 24, 2021. 

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UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey for Parents/Guardians of Students in JK to Grade 5

Posted January 5, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians:   

Starting January 5, 2021, a Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents and guardians of new JK/SK students registering for September 2021, as well as children currently registered in grades JK to grade 5. This survey is intended to gather information about the ...

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#UGUmbrella – This January we are looking at self-compassion 

Posted January 5, 2021

It’s safe to say that we can often be our own worst critic and because of this, this January we are looking at self-compassion. Self-compassion is the care we offer ourselves when we make mistakes, embarrass ourselves, or come short of a goal we were hoping to achieve. It’s about being kind to yourself even when things don’t go as planned. Learn more about self-compassion on the UGDSB website. 

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UGDSB Kindergarten registration runs January 5-22, 2021 

Posted January 4, 2021

Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2021 will take place between January 5-22, 2021. 

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UPDATE: Information about inappropriate emails

Posted January 1, 2021

The following is an update on addressing the mass distribution of inappropriate emails from New Year’s Eve.

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MPS Request for Technology to Support Temporary Remote Learning (December 28th)

Posted December 28, 2020

Hello Everyone! Below is a link if you would like to borrow a Chromebook from MPS to support during the temporary remote learning period (January 4th to 8th). Please complete the form ONLY if you do not currently have a UGDSB device at home (including SEA Chromebooks). We will ...

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Information for students/parents about temporary remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 28, 2020

As communicated last week, the provincial government has directed schools in Ontario to move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. All UGDSB elementary and secondary students will begin the new year working remotely, with the exception of DD classes (please see below for further details). UGDSB elementary schools will participate in remote ...

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Information about in-person learning for students in DD classes

Posted December 28, 2020

As you know, the message from the Minister of Education is that elementary and secondary school students province-wide will participate in remote learning from January 4-8 (elementary) and January 4-22 (secondary). In-person instruction will not be permitted during this period. However, school boards have been required to make provisions for in-person ...

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UGDSB schools to shift temporarily to remote learning starting Jan. 4, 2021

Posted December 21, 2020

On Monday Dec. 21, the provincial government announced that schools in Ontario will move temporarily to remote learning following the winter break. Following the announcement, the Ministry of Education confirmed to school boards that all elementary and secondary students will temporarily shift to remote learning starting on January 4, 2021. UGDSB elementary ...

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Link to the MPS Holiday Concert (December 18th)

Posted December 18, 2020

Hello Maryborough Families, This is the LINK to our 2020 MPS Virtual Holiday Concert. Please note, you will need to log into your child's UGCloud account to view this presentation. A thank you to our students and staff who worked really hard to prepare this presentation. A special thank you as ...

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Information to Share (December 18th)

Posted December 18, 2020

Hello Maryborough Families, As we prepare for the Winter Break, below is some information we would like to share: You might have noticed items coming home with your children from their desks (i.e., workbooks, pencil cases, shoes, whiteboards, etc.). These items are "just in case" we have to pivot to online ...

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Holiday Food Drive & Notes About Next Week (December 11th)

Posted December 11, 2020

Thank you to the Maryborough School Community for your support during our Holiday Food Drive. As a result of your generosity, 557 items were collected to be donated to our loal food bank. This is testament to our caring school community. We exceeded our goal of 180 items (one for ...

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