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Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 23, 2023

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.  The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.  

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Reminder for parents/guardians: Student Accident Insurance

Posted August 23, 2023

Parents and guardians are responsible for expenses related to student injuries on school premises or during school activities. Accidents can and do happen and the costs involved might not be fully covered by Provincial health care or employer group insurance plans.  The Upper Grand District School board is empowered under The Education Act to offer Accident and Life Insurance for students.  

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June 2023 policy updates in the Upper Grand DSB

Posted June 14, 2023

At the June 13, 2023, UGDSB Board meeting, the following policy items were approved. All updates have been made on the board website (www.ugdsb.on.ca/board/policy).

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Information: Air quality due to forest fires

Posted June 7, 2023

Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement that covers all of Dufferin and Wellington. Smoke from local forest fires as well as forest fires in Quebec have resulted in deteriorated air quality. Poor air quality may persist throughout the week. We are monitoring the situation closely and are providing Environment Canada guidance to all schools.

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Celebrating Pride: Message from the Chair and Director of the UGDSB

Posted May 30, 2023

This week, the Upper Grand District School Board and our schools across the region are kicking off Pride Month. During the month of June and throughout the year, the UGDSB supports 2SLGBTQIA+ staff, students and their families by celebrating the joy of identity and centering 2SLGBTQIA+ histories, contributions and excellence. We are committed to this work and supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in all of our schools, offices and school communities.

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UGDSB Long Term Accommodation Plan

Posted May 11, 2023

At the May 9, 2023, Board meeting, Trustees received the “Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Draft Report”.

The LTAP is a planning document that discusses school facilities, population projections, and enrolment projections.  The LTAP is used to help guide Capital Investment, Program and Facility decisions that support the Upper Grand District School Board’s Vision and …

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UGDSB seeking public input on board policies

Posted April 26, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board has released the following policies for public consultation, and feedback is welcome on the draft documents until May 25, 2023. You are invited to review the policy drafts and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is May 25, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 544 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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Parents/guardians invited to PIC Spring Event: Building Engaging School Councils

Posted April 12, 2023

Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) parents/guardians are invited to a great free event happening in April.

The UGDSB Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) presents “Building Engaging School Councils.”

Whether you’re currently part of a school council or are looking to become involved, this event is an …

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Policy Feedback Opportunity: Policy 315 – Privacy Protection and Information Access

Posted March 1, 2023

You are invited to review the policy draft and submit online feedback at www.ugdsb.ca/board/policy. The deadline for public input is April 14, 2023 at 4 pm EST. Persons without internet access may call 519-822-4420 (or toll-free 1-800-321-4025) ext. 723 to request a printed copy of the draft documents.

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Registration for the 2023-2024 UGDSB Remote Program

Posted January 12, 2023

The Upper Grand District School Board is looking forward to continuing to offer the Erin Public School Remote Program for the 2023-2024 school year. This program is an option for elementary students only. While we believe that in-person learning best supports students, we recognize that some families may want their child to learn remotely, due to their unique circumstances. The decision families make about remote learning vs. in-person learning for 2023-2024 will be for the entire school year, as movement between learning modes during the school year can cause disruptions for students, families, and classrooms.

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The UGDSB Before and/or After School Program (BASP) Survey goes live January 10, 2023

Posted January 10, 2023

Guelph, ON — Our Before and/or After School Program (BASP) survey will be opened for parents/guardians starting on January 10, 2023. 

The survey is intended to gather information about the number of children who need before and/or after school care for September 2023 at schools that do not currently offer a BASP. 

Please …

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Kindergarten registration is back – here’s what parents/caregivers need to know

Posted December 9, 2022

It’s that time of year again! The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is looking forward to welcoming a whole new group of kindergarteners to school. Starting school can be overwhelming for both students and parents/caregivers. Here is everything you need to know to make that transition as smooth as possible.

Registration for new UGDSB …

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Inclement weather procedures for UGDSB schools

Posted November 18, 2022

With winter weather here, now is a great time to review the Upper Grand District School Board’s procedures for Inclement Weather Days.

Updated information has been posted on the UGDSB website outlining the different procedures for bus cancellations, school closures due to inclement weather, and more.

LINK: UGDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

**A reminder to please follow our …

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Upper Grand collaborates with organizations to provide tutoring supports

Posted November 9, 2022

The Upper Grand District School Board in association with The Grove, TVOLearn, Streams Community Hub, Tutor Bright, and Reading Rocks is providing students at both the elementary and secondary levels with additional tutoring support and resources. These additional support and resources were made possible through funding provided by the Ontario Ministry of Education.

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Tutoring Supports Available

Posted November 7, 2022

The Ontario Ministry of Education has provided funding to support community based tutoring opportunities for students.  This year Upper Grand DSB will be working with The Grove, Streams Community Hubs, The Learning Disabilities Association & Reading Rocks Program, and Tutor Bright. We will continue to share …

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Parents/Guardians invited to free webinar: Post-pandemic Mental Health

Posted October 17, 2022

Parents/guardians are invited to join a free webinar in November on post-pandemic mental health.

Join Kevin Cameron as he shares information and strategies relating to post-pandemic mental health for adults and children.

A survey by CMHA Ontario showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Ontarians say their mental health has worsened over the past two …

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