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UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month 

Posted February 26, 2021

This month, the Upper Grand District School Board recognized and celebrated Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month. 

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#UGUmbrella – This March we focus on Mindfulness

Posted February 26, 2021

This month for the Umbrella Project we are focusing on mindfulness. Mindfulness is being aware of what’s happening right now without wishing it was different.

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Black Heritage Month spotlight: Alfred M. Lafferty

Posted February 23, 2021

Throughout Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month, many schools have been celebrating the lives and accomplishments of Black individuals in Canada and beyond.

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COVID-19 School Self-Screening Changes

Posted February 22, 2021

The Ministry of Education has revised the self-screening requirements for all students in Ontario, effective immediately. Please review the following information for important updates.

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Preliminary information about COVID-19 testing in schools

Posted February 18, 2021

The Ministry of Education has instructed school boards to implement a targeted COVID-19 testing program in schools. The testing will be voluntary and consent will be required. Testing will be for asymptomatic students and staff only. The UGDSB is currently in the process of developing a targeted testing plan.

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Mabel’s Labels Fundraising Campaign

Posted February 11, 2021

School Council has opened a fundraising account with Mabel’s Labels, a company who produces personalized labels for everything including: clothing, shoes, school supplies, and household items. The labels are dishwasher safe and laundry safe. You can purchase combo packs with many sizes of labels or you can pick and choose single sizes according to what …

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Ministry of Education postpones March Break, new date April 12-16, 2021

Posted February 11, 2021

On Feb. 11, 2021, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced that the Ministry has postponed March Break in Ontario schools until April 12-16, 2021.

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UGDSB and PIC to host second parent engagement event

Posted February 10, 2021

Following the success of the January event, the board and PIC are pleased to announce the March 4, 2021 event. This event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Greeter Position Open at MWPS!

Posted February 10, 2021

Mitchell Woods is hiring for a morning greeter position.  This is a Monday-Friday job from 8:30 – 9:30 AM.  You will be greeting students in the yard as they arrive at school and then supporting their safe transition to class.  You will be requried to wear board provided PPE (mask and shield/goggles).

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Welcome Back Sprit Days

Posted February 5, 2021

Monday: “Welcome back Wolverines” : Wear your spirit wear and Mitchell Woods Colours

Tuesday: “You’ve got a Friend in Me”:  Twin day

Wednesday: “These are a few of my favourite things” Wear your favourite Jersey, Favourite colour, Favourite outfit.

Thursday: “Random act of Kindness day”

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UGDSB schools to resume in-person learning on Monday Feb. 8

Posted February 3, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, the Minister of Education announced that schools in the Upper Grand District School Board will resume in-person learning on Monday Feb. 8, 2021. School boards are required to follow the direction of the Ministry. 

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UGDSB celebrates Black Brilliance month virtually this February

Posted February 3, 2021

Students and staff in the Upper Grand District School Board are coming together virtually this month to celebrate Black Brilliance, Heritage and Futures.

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PAID POSITION: Greeter/Lunch Supervisor Needed

Posted January 29, 2021

Mitchell Woods PS is looking for a full time greeter/supervisor. Schedule is Monday-Friday. Expected start date is Feb. 11, 2021 (or when students return to in-class learning).
Required times are:
8:30-9:30
10:25 – 11:10
12:50 – 1:35
Note: A valid vulnerable sector police records check will be necessary for successful candidates.
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Online learning in UGDSB to continue until further notice

Posted January 28, 2021

On Thursday Jan. 28, the Ministry of Education made an announcement regarding the resumption of in-person learning for some school boards in the province. Please note that the UGDSB was not included in the list of boards that are permitted to resume in-person instruction the week of Feb. 1, 2021. This means that all UGDSB schools will continue with our current measures for online learning until further notice. 

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#UGUmbrella – This February, we explore healthy lifestyles 

Posted January 28, 2021

This month as part of the Umbrella Project, we are bringing our focus onto healthy lifestyles.  Healthy lifestyles sound easy, right? When it comes to healthy lifestyles, it may seem like eating well, getting enough sleep and prioritizing our own care is easy, but for many of us this is not the case.  

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