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Resumption of school delayed until Wednesday January 5, 2022 

Posted December 30, 2021

Today, the province of Ontario announced that the resumption of school will be delayed following the winter break. All schools will resume classes on Wednesday January 5, 2022.  There will be no classes on Monday January 3 or Tuesday January 4. This direction is for all students including those enrolled in the elementary or secondary remote programs and for those in our special education self-contained classrooms.  

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Letter to parents/guardians: Information for the winter break

Posted December 15, 2021

December 15, 2021

Dear parents and guardians,

Thank you for your ongoing efforts that have made for a successful first four months of school, and for adhering to public health and safety measures that have ensured schools remain a safe place for our students and staff.

We understand that there may be challenges as the winter …

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Information from the province on student rapid antigen testing over the winter break

Posted December 10, 2021

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, the Upper Grand District School Board is distributing take-home rapid antigen screening kits to every elementary and secondary student who chooses to participate. Kits will be distributed prior to the winter break.

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UGDSB Kindergarten Registration starts in January – here is what families need to know

Posted December 9, 2021

Kindergarten registration for the Upper Grand District School Board is fast approaching. Registration for new UGDSB Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students for September 2022 will take place between January 4-21, 2022.

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Wellness Works Post: Gratitude (December 2021)

Posted November 30, 2021

Gratitude is not just “good manners” and it plays a significant role in overall wellbeing.  Gratitude can be expressed by a simple “thank you” but there are many other ways to nurture and identify gratitude.  Gratitude can happen in four ways:

NOTICE what it is that you are …

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Free Webinar on December 1st – Nurturing Resilience Through Relationships

Posted November 25, 2021

Please find below a flyer for a FREE webinar being offered to parents, caregivers, elders and those who care for our children and youth on December 1st, starting at 6:30 pm. Dr. Michael Ungar will be presenting in this virtual setting on the importance of nurturing resilience through relationships.

To sign up, please click the …

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Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 205 School Volunteers

Posted November 24, 2021

UGDSB policy currently under review, 205 – School Volunteers, has been further revised and released for public consultation. Please review the proposed changes and provide your feedback by January 14, 2022.

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UGDSB looks ahead to Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week

Posted November 15, 2021

Schools of the UGDSB will be participating in Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 22 to the 26th. Learn more about bullying and other resources.

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Information from Public Health (November 12th)

Posted November 12, 2021

Dear Maryborough PS Families,

We are writing to share information received from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) about cases of COVID-19 in our community. 

WDGPH has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at Maryborough PS. WDG Public Health has determined that this individual was not at school during their infectious period and …

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Information from Public Health (November 8th)

Posted November 8, 2021

Dear Maryborough PS Families, 

We are writing to share information received from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) about cases of COVID-19 in our community. 

WDGPH has confirmed a positive COVID-19 case at Maryborough PS. WDG Public Health has determined that this individual was not at school during their infectious …

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education

Posted October 27, 2021

UGDSB Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education is currently under review and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until November 25, 2021.

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October Wellness Works: Umbrella Project and growing! (October 7th)

Posted October 7, 2021

Welcome back! We are happy to welcome all of our students, families, and caregivers back to the UGDSB. We are continuing to provide monthly wellness themes to our students and families to support mentally healthy and safe classrooms and environments. We know that students need to be seen and heard to be well and …

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From the Office (October 4th)

Posted October 4, 2021

Good Afternoon MPS Families:

Just a few notes regarding the week ahead. Individual School Photos went home today. There will be a retake day (and this date will be shared when it’s available). Also, our Virtual Open House presentations (slideshows or videos) were shared to Google Classroom this afternoon. Please note, you will need to …

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Welcome Back Virtual School Newsletter (September 7th)

Posted September 7, 2021

Good Evening MPS Families,

A big thank you to everyone for helping to support our first day back to school! It was great to see our students back at school, and to share in their excitement and enthusiasm.

Our virtual Welcome Back newsletter can be found by clicking on the follow link.

This newsletter contains information and …

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Return to School – Additional Information (September 3rd)

Posted September 3, 2021

Hello MPS Families,

We are excited to welcome students back on Tuesday, September 7th, and we are confident that our schools are safe and healthy spaces for students and staff.

Just a friendly reminder thatparent/guardians will need to complete Daily School Screening with each child prior to arriving at school. If there are symptoms, children …

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September Start-Up Information for Families (Posted August 27th)

Posted August 27, 2021

Hello Everyone!

The link below outlines procedures and routines for our September start up.  This can be used to help prepare your child(ren) for our school routines as we prepare to transition back into school on September 7th. Maryborough staff will be available to help, guide and support your child(ren) as they transition back following …

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