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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Update regarding extension of online learning

Posted January 22, 2021

At this time, we do not expect that schools will resume in-person learning until the end of the provincial emergency orders on February 11, 2021, at the earliest. 

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Temporary online learning extended until Jan. 29, 2021

Posted January 20, 2021

Public Health has instructed the UGDSB that the current measures in place for online learning in the UGDSB will be extended until at least January 29. 

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Information for schools following expanded provincial restrictions 

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario. As part of that announcement, information was shared that affects Ontario schools, and we would like to provide the details that have been announced so far to all Upper Grand DSB families.

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School Council Minutes (December 2020)

Posted January 12, 2021

School Council Minutes (December 2020)
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