Wellness Works @ UGDSB (Brought to you by the Wellness Works Team)
This month at UGDSB our Wellness Work’s theme is Realistic Optimism. What is Realistic Optimism?
Realistic optimism is:
Believing that you will succeed with the right inputs like hard work and careful planning
The tendency to look at the favourable side of events
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is sharing information with families regarding COVID-19.
Good Afternoon MPS Families…
Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is hosting a Vaccination Clinic at Maryborough PS after school on Thursday (January 27th) from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
This clinic is open for appointments or drop-ins: Children (ages 5 to 11), Youth (ages 12-17) for a first or second dose, and Adults (age 18+) for …
The Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) that provides student transportation services to the Upper Grand DSB and neighbouring school boards is advising that due to COVID-19, the Omicron variant and isolation requirements, they may experience higher than normal absence rates for school bus drivers. To address bus driver shortages and avoid cancelling bus routes at the last minute in the morning, some bus routes in the UGDSB will be proactively cancelled to free up drivers.
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.
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.
Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Below is information about the Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be open until January 31st, 2022.
The survey is intended to gather information about the number of children who need before and/or after school care for September 2022 at schools that do not currently offer a BASP.
Please complete the BASP survey if your child will …
Hello Parents, Guardians and Families!
This month we are exploring the theme of EMPATHY with students as a part of their mental health skill building. Empathy is about being able to consider what someone else may be going through and imagining how they might be feeling or thinking. It is about walking in another person’s …
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.
On Monday January 3, 2022, the provincial government announced that all Ontario schools will shift to remote learning from January 5 to at least January 17, 2022. Please read on for important information for families in the UGDSB.
Below is a link if you would like to borrow a Chromebook to support during the temporary remote learning period January 5th to 14th. Please complete the Google Form ONLY if you do not currently have a device at home (including SEA Chromebooks). We will be prioritizing ONE DEVICE per family to support during this temporary remote …