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Important information for the summer months

For helpful information over the summer months, please use the links below:

Daily self-reported COVID cases at our school

Posted April 26, 2022

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 …

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Secondary Schools: Online Learning Graduation Requirement

Posted March 8, 2022

Beginning with the cohort of students who entered Grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year, all students in Ontario must earn a minimum of two online learning credits as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma unless they have been opted out. In response, the UGDSB is offering an increased number of UGDSB lead eLearning courses.

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Semester 2

Posted January 28, 2022

Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools (both in-person and the Secondary Remote Program) will return to a regular timetable for Semester 2, where students take four courses per day. 

Semester 2 begins on February 2 and runs until June 29, 2022. The full Semester 2 Calendar is available here : Semester 2 Calendar

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Secondary Schools: Semester 2 Information

Posted January 21, 2022

Upper Grand District School Board secondary schools (both in-person and the Secondary Remote Program) will return to a regular timetable for Semester 2, where students take four courses per day. 

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Mental Health Support

Posted November 23, 2021

Tuesday November 23, 2021

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We recognize that being required to isolate in these circumstances is disruptive and could be very difficult for you and your family. There are many COVID-specific resources for parents, children, and youth, about how to cope during times of uncertainty and change. Some can be found on our …

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UGDSB received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS)

Posted October 26, 2021

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The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) for various projects throughout the district.

The UGDSB is continuing its work on optimizing air quality in our classrooms and learning environments through improving ventilation and filtration. Upgrades began in the 2020-21 school year and will continue for the 2021-22 school year.

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Posted October 18, 2021

UGDSB received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS)

Posted June 3, 2021

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The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) received funding from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream (CVRIS) for various projects throughout the district.

The UGDSB acknowledges the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for this opportunity at the following schools: Alma PS, Central PS, Centre Peel PS, College Heights SS, Gateway Drive PS, John McCrae PS, June Avenue PS, Ken Danby …

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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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Smoke Free Ontario Act

Posted January 22, 2019

SFO_Logo2The SFOA prohibits the smoking of tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes, and the smoking/vaping of cannabis in the following places:

Enclosed public places
Enclosed workplaces
Primary and secondary schools and their grounds

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