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Information about remote learning, COVID-19 updates

ALL UGDSB students have shifted to remote learning, effective Wed. April 7, including students in specialized DD class placements. The Spring Break scheduled for April 12-16 will continue as planned. For more information, please click here. 

Daily COVID Self-Screen

COVID 19 Checklist3This is a reminder to all staff and students to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE leaving for school using the self-assessment checklist. To assist with screening each day, students can use the province’s COVID-19 school screening tool found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/. Screening every day before leaving for school is one of the best ways to help keep our schools and community safe.

In addition to the self-screening requirement, the Ministry of Education is now requiring secondary students to validate the completion of the self-screening when they arrive to class each day. This validation will require students to sign in and indicate that they have performed the self-screening and are clear to attend in person. 

All UGDSB schools directed to shift to remote learning effective Wed. April 7

Posted April 5, 2021

The UGDSB has been notified by Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health that Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Nicola Mercer, will issue an Order, directing all schools within the WDG region to shift to remote learning effective Wednesday April 7, 2021.

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Talking About Mental Health: Intrinsic Motivation April 2021

Posted April 1, 2021

This month’s Umbrella Theme is Intrinsic Motivation.  So what is that? It is when we can do something, enjoy something, complete something – and feel good about ourselves and our accomplishments. It’s about not needing anything external to make you feel better – grades, rewards, incentives, etc.  We want our kids to WANT to do well because it feels good not because it is a …

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#UGUmbrella – This April we are looking at Intrinsic Motivation

Posted March 30, 2021

April’s Umbrella Project theme is “Intrinsic Motivation.” For those who are unsure exactly what that means, intrinsic motivation is the act of doing something without an external reward.  

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Information about secondary graduation celebrations and prom

Posted March 26, 2021

A letter from the Director of Education to the graduating class of 2021 regarding graduation celebrations and prom.

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Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge

Posted March 25, 2021

This year, Upper Grand DSB board and school staff groups have continued organizing and participating in book studies, focusing on furthering learning in anti-racism and anti-oppression. Here are some ideas for recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge.

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Policy feedback opportunity: Indigenous Education

Posted March 24, 2021

The following new draft policy has been released for public consultation, and feedback from the public is welcome on the draft documents: Policy 519 – Indigenous Education (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).

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Dual Credit and OYAP Level 1 Apprenticeship Program Information

Posted March 23, 2021

Pathways

 

Don’t miss out on some exciting opportunities when it comes to Dual Credit and OYAP Level 1 Apprenticeship Programs available to Grade 12 students during the next school year!

 

Are you a Grade 11 student going into …

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Important update for graduating students: 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Posted March 17, 2021

The Upper Grand District School Board would like to provide an update to secondary students and families regarding the 2021 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

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One year of COVID, taking time to reflect and heal

Posted March 11, 2021

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo-Wellington has prepared resources for educational staff, students and families, which focus on acknowledging the losses experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while making space for gratitude and hope.

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CELP 2022!

Posted March 10, 2021

CELPAttention Grade 9 students! All grade 9 students who have selected CELP during course selection for next year asked to please fill out the following google form.   CELP Survey - Is CELP for you?

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