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.
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.
Families are reminded to complete the school screening every day before students leave for school.
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.
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 day of asynchronous learning. …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 back by 8:15 AM …
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. This will begin on …
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.
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.
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 …
Please see the attached letter from the Upper Grand District School Board related to COVID 19.
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 and buzz the office …
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.
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.
Please see the attached flyer for information about how to register!
Please click the link below for access to MVPS’ Virtual Book Fair! The Book Fair runs November 29, 2021 to December 5, 2021.
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 school and community of …
Please see the calendar for the year with cycle days.
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.
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 19, this tool will …