News & Announcements
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-19 Screening: Click here to access the provincial screening tool
- COVID-19 Reporting: Cases in schools
- Asymptomatic Testing in Schools: Schedule/info for asymptomatic testing
- Parent Tech Help: https://sites.google.com/ugcloud.ca/parenthelp/
Daily COVID Self-Screen
This 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.
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.
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 …
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.
A letter from the Director of Education to the graduating class of 2021 regarding graduation celebrations and prom.
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.
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).
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 …
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).
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.
Attention 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?