News & Announcements
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Semester 2 – End of the Semester
End of Semester
June 17 – Last Day of Semester 2 Classes
Final Evaluation Days
In a quadmester model, schools did not have students write examinations due to concerns around potential school closures. Students may have a portion of their final 30% assessments occur on the final evaluation days, which will take place from June 20 to 24, 2022 (inclusive). Students only attend their scheduled assessment on Final Evaluation Days (there are no regular classes occurring.)
All students are expected to complete final evaluations. Students are expected to attend all final evaluations during the week of June 20 to June 24th unless there are medical reasons (a medical note is required) or extenuating circumstances as determined by the Vice-Principal. Please do not schedule trips, vacations, or appointments during final evaluations.
Students are asked to speak to their classroom teacher regarding the expectations of the Final Evaluation Day. If a teacher is having a full class evaluation, the start time will be 9:30am and students must stay for a minimum of 1 hour. If a teacher is having individual evaluations, students will be given an appointment time.
Transportation will run as usual. The library will be open for students to study.
June 20 – Final Evaluation Day 1 (Period 1)
June 21 – Final Evaluation Day 2 (Period 2)
June 22 – Final Evaluation Day 3 (Period 3)
June 23 – Final Evaluation Day 4 (Period 4)
Please ensure that you have returned all instructional materials (textbooks, chromebooks etc.) to your classroom teacher, the library, or office by Thursday June 23.
June 24 – Alternative Final Evaluation Day 5
Student Support Day
Semester End Student Support Day – Only students in Specialized Class Placements may attend on this day. This is a student support day for students to complete and submit any assessments or work required for credit completion. There are no regular classes held on this day.
June 27 – Semester End Student Support Day (only students in specialized class placements attend)
June 28– PA Day (no students attend)
June 29 – PA Day (no students attend)
Your UGCloud accounts will be disabled after July 1st. It is recommended that all files be saved to another location.
Save the Date – Commencement Class of 2022 will be Friday November 4th.
Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school
Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 during the sixth wave, we will be providing a regular report of positive COVID-19 cases that were self-reported* to the school. *Public health officials no longer inform schools of positive cases. We will aim to provide this additional layer of reporting for a short time period to respond to increasing case counts in our communities.
The information will be shared on the school website on this post, which will be updated daily (Monday-Friday, holidays excluded).
We recognize that because schools and the school board are no longer receiving reports from public health officials when there is a positive case, and because self-reporting to the school is voluntary, the number of cases reported on the school website will not be an accurate reflection of the amount of COVID in the community.
Should you wish to self-report a positive COVID case to the school for your child(ren), please do so by contacting the school’s main office.
- Date updated: June 20, 2022
- Number of cases that were self-reported to the school on this date: 0
Daily School Absence Reporting
The UGDSB continues to report school absences on a daily basis, which allows us to monitor trends in absenteeism rates and gives us a better sense of the impact of COVID-19 on schools.
You can view the daily absences for our school, and see if our school goes above the 30% absenteeism threshold, here: https://www.ugdsb.ca/community/coronavirus/2021-22-school-operations/daily-absence-tracking-pilot/
NDSS will be offereing a 5 day Summer Credit Recovery Program. June 30, July 4, July 5, July 6, and July 6 from 9:30am-2:30pm. Please email Ms.Insley at [email protected] for registration information.
The 2022 Long Term Accommodation Plan (LTAP) Annual Review Report was approved at the Board Meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board on May 24, 2022. This purpose of this report is to review updated data and any other changes affecting accommodation. It is necessary for staff to monitor the relevance of the Board’s work plan priorities. The LTAP review report also provides the status of the 5-year work plan priorities identified for 2018-2022.
Parents/caregivers with child/ren attending an Upper Grand District School Board school located in North Wellington are invited to join the North Wellington Hub. The next meeting is June 15.
Congratulations Norwell for crushing our $10,000.00 goal in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. Together we raised $13,393.56. Thank you everyone! Your efforts are helping to make a difference.
Relay for Life is back again this year! In past years, Norwell has run this event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society with huge success. In total, $290,287.75 have …
Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 9 students who were in the Grade 9 de-streamed mathematics course Quadmester 2,
The Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics is administered at the end of the Grade 9 de-streamed mathematics course. It was scheduled to take place in late January at the end of Quadmester 2; however, due to the school closures after the winter break, the …
The following board policy currently under review was released for public consultation: 312 – Website and Social Media Management
At this time Norwell DSS is planning prom for graduating students on Friday May 27th. Tickets are on sale April 25-29 only. Students should check the prom classroom for updates and information. Any questions can be directed to [email protected] Please note: As covid outbreaks continue, plans may change.
Public Health officials expect the sixth wave of COVID-19 to last for another several weeks, and we are asking for everyone’s help to get us through this latest wave.
April 2nd, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan. Many students, families and staff in the UGDSB and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
Prayer in Schools and Board Offices
Multifaith prayer spaces are available in schools. Schools will indicate the location of their prayer space with the signage that has been provided to them. The location of prayer space …