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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:

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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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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Return to In-School Learning

Posted January 13, 2022

Dear parents and guardians. Thank you for the support you have given your children and our teachers over the last two weeks. As we prepare for a return to in-school learning, there are a few things you will need to be aware of. Please note the following: Friday, Jan. 14th will be a ...

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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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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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Devices Are Ready

Posted January 4, 2022

Dear parents and guardians, If you have requested to borrow a school Chromebook through your child's teacher, the device is ready to be picked up from the main door of the school between now and 4:30 PM today. If you are unable to pick up the device today, we will be ...

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Online Learning and Technology Requests

Posted January 3, 2022

Dear parents and guardians,

As you have most likely heard through the media, schools in Ontario are closed to students until Jan. 17th due to ongoing concerns with the Omicron variant of COVID 19. As a result of this news, schools within our board will be shifting to online learning. ...

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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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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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Parent Letter Regarding COVID 19

Posted December 15, 2021

Please see the attached letter from the Upper Grand District School Board related to COVID 19. Holiday Break Letter To Parents

Rapid Antigen Test Kit Distribution

Posted December 13, 2021

Good morning, MVPS Families, Please find, attached, information regarding the Rapid Antigen Tests being sent home for the break. We will begin distributing these kits to students today. Each box contains 5 tests. For students who are not attending this week, please feel free to stop by the school between 8am-4pm ...

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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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Kindergarten Registration Information for 2022/2023 School Year

Posted December 2, 2021

Please see the attached flyer for information about how to register! KR 2022

MVPS Virtual Book Fair Starts Today! (November 29, 2021)

Posted November 29, 2021

Please click the link below for access to MVPS' Virtual Book Fair! The Book Fair runs November 29, 2021 to December 5, 2021.   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FuQapSS5Iu2FEzi1oKVeIrvm1Y-FjpZTuoSNkpgGmIM/edit?usp=sharing

Parent Survey

Posted November 29, 2021

Dear Families, It is the UGDSB’s mission to create and encourage school climates that promote a healthy and inclusive relationship between staff and students. We strive to make students and staff feel safe and encourage positive leaders in our school community and outside of it. It’s also the goal of our ...

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Cycle Day Calendar

Posted November 26, 2021

Please see the calendar for the year with cycle days. 2021 22 Elementary CYCLE DAY CALENDAR Ministry Approved

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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Daily Screening Reminder

Posted November 24, 2021

Good morning, parents and guardians. As the winter weather kicks in, we are experiencing more illness within the school. It is important that families are using the COVID screening tool on our website daily - prior to sending their child to school. In an effort to stop the spread of COVID ...

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