News & Announcements

Remember to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

In-person learning resumes on January 18, 2022. Please click here for health and safety measures in the UGDSB. And a reminder to families to screen children daily for symptoms before leaving for school: COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool

For other school operations and health and safety information, please use the links below:

MAPS Lunchroom Supervisors Needed

Mono Amaranth PS requires Lunchroom Supervisors to work each school day from 10:25 to 11:10 am AND 12:50 to 1:35 pm.

This is a PAID position.Download (2)

Please contact Helen Stoner at 519-941-5555 for details.

Monitoring School Absence Rates in the UGDSB

Posted January 18, 2022

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.

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Orangeville COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Posted January 18, 2022

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MAPS Weekly Update [Jan. 17 to 21]

Posted January 15, 2022

Dear MAPS families:  Please click on the link for this week's parent newsletter. Parent Newsletter: Jan 17 To 21Welcome Back    

Planning for potential staff shortages at schools

Posted January 14, 2022

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. 

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Reminder to screen daily for symptoms before leaving for school

Posted January 13, 2022

Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school. 

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Information on student instruction for Friday January 14, 2022

Posted January 13, 2022

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.

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Wear and care of cloth masks for students

Posted January 13, 2022

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.

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Protective health and safety measures during in-person learning

Posted January 12, 2022

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. 

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UGDSB launching temporary remote option for elementary students once in-person learning resumes

Posted January 12, 2022

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.

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MAPS Weekly Update [Jan 10 to 14]

Posted January 9, 2022

Dear MAPS families:  Please click on the link for this week's parent newsletter   Parent Newsletter: Jan 10 To 14Newsletter Envelope Illustration Vector Stock_gg60226670

Revised criteria for UGDSB student mask exemptions

Posted January 7, 2022

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.

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Province directs schools to shift to remote learning from January 5-17, 2022

Posted January 3, 2022

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.

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MAPS Weekly Update [Jan 3 to 7]

Posted January 2, 2022

Dear MAPS families:  Happy New Year!  Please click on the link for this week's parent newsletter. Parent Weekly #16 Jan 3 To 7Announcement Clipart Newsletter 14

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 ...

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MAPS Weekly Update [Dec 13 to 17]

Posted December 12, 2021

Dear MAPS families:  Please click on the link for this week's parent newsletter, as well as Battle of the Books lists for Junior/Intermediate students. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season! Parent Newsletter: Dec 13 To 17 2022 Final Book List Junior Battle Of The Books 2022 Final Book List Intermediate ...

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