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Summer Camp for students in grades 6-8

Posted May 20, 2022

 This July, the Upper Grand DSB is offering free Summer Camps focused on coding and construction. These camps are open to all UGDSB students in Grades 6-8 (coding) and Grade 7-8 (construction). 

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Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 312 Website and Social Media Management

Posted April 27, 2022

The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management

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Reminders of health and safety guidance during the sixth COVID-19 wave

Posted April 12, 2022

Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave. 

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Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing

Posted April 4, 2022

April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan.  Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.  

Prayer in Schools and Board Offices

Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer …

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Changes to COVID-19 protocols effective March 14 and 21, 2022

Posted March 10, 2022

On March 9, 2022, the province announced several changes to COVID-19 restrictions and protocols that will take effect in March. Please see below for a summary of the changes that affect schools.

Effective March 14, 2022:

School boards are no longer required to have a COVID-19 vaccination disclosure policy in place or collect proof of COVID-19 …

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Masking mandate to end in UGDSB on March 21, as school board does not have the authority to continue enforcement of the mandate

Posted March 10, 2022

Mandatory masking will no longer be required in Upper Grand District School Board schools as of March 21, 2022, as the school board does not have the authority to enforce this beyond March 21.

Here are the facts:

On March 9, 2022, the province announced it was lifting mask requirements for Ontario schools, beginning …

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JK Registration site is temporarily disabled

Posted March 10, 2022

The JK Registration site is temporarily disabled.  It will open again on March 15th, 2022.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

UGDSB updates to come regarding provincial COVID-19 announcement

Posted March 9, 2022

March 9, 2022


On March 9, 2022, Ontario announced changes to COVID-19 requirements effective March 21, including lifting mask mandates in schools.

Please note that the Upper Grand DSB continues to have a Board Resolution requiring masks in schools.

We will consult with the province and will provide additional information as soon as we can.

Thank you.

Information Item – Upcoming Vaccine Clinic @ MPS (March 15th)

Posted March 4, 2022

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is holding a Vaccine Clinic at Maryborough PS on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Location: Maryborough Public School (73 McGivern St., Moorefield)

Open for appointments and drop-ins Book your spot at wdgpublichealth.ca/appointments or by calling 1-800-265-7293 ext. 7006

This clinic is open to:

Children (ages 5 …

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Parents/caregivers are invited to join the North Wellington Hub!

Posted March 2, 2022

Parents/caregivers with child/ren attending an Upper Grand District School Board school located in North Wellington are invited to join the North Wellington Hub. The Hub is an opportunity for parents/caregivers in North Wellington to meet on a regular basis to discuss topics related to their child/ren’s schools and education, and to receive information from the board related to schools. 

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ALL UGDSB SCHOOLS/OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY FEB. 18: Emergency remote learning/working day

Posted February 18, 2022

Due to inclement weather, all UGDSB schools and offices are closed today to staff and students. Students are to shift to remote learning, where possible. Staff should not report to work in person, and should shift to remote working where possible. All buses and taxis are cancelled to Upper Grand schools.

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Updates to masking protocols outdoors, COVID-19 screening tool

Posted February 16, 2022

Please review the following updates to protocols around masking outdoors, extracurriculars, and the province’s COVID-19 screening tool.

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Elementary report cards available for download starting this week

Posted February 14, 2022

Elementary report cards will be available for parents to download from the Parent Portal as early as February 15 and by February 17 at the latest.

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Update on the resumption of sports and extracurricular activities

Posted February 14, 2022

The school board is pleased to announce the resumption of extracurricular activities and sports in our schools. Please see this post for details.

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WHY Survey for Parents (February 2nd)

Posted February 2, 2022

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has partnered with our School Board to conduct the WHY Survey (Well-Being and Health Youth Survey) for staff, students, and parents.

We are asking parents to complete the survey by accessing the following link: Parent Survey

The parent survey asks about the parent’s relationship with the …

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Wellness Works Theme for February – Realistic Optimism

Posted January 31, 2022

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
Expecting …

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